Advancing Native Missions – Kishor Pandagade
In 2012, Kishor Pandagade came to the United States from India to serve with Advancing Native Missions. Two years later, his wife, Sikha, joined him with their daughters Catherine and Karen. Kishor, with Sikha’s assistance, serves ANM’s missionary partners in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan, and Tibet. They also travel together, representing ANM in churches, mission conferences, etc. and building relationships for our missionary partners. As a family, they are thankful the Lord brought them to the US to work with Advancing Native Missions to serve and bless our missionary partners.
The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia
The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia has been dedicated to helping women, teens, and families in the Central Virginia area since they opened their doors in 1984. They offer a safe and confidential environment for women to receive counseling, information, and services. One patient at a time, they are working to reduce the ever growing number of abortions in our area by offering alternative solutions.
Voice of the Martyrs – Front Line Ministry
The Voice of the Martyr’s Front-Line Ministries Fund was developed to directly assist pastors, evangelists and Christian workers who minister in the face of hostility and persecution. These workers bravely preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in restricted and hostile nations at the risk of severe consequences. The support they need is often unique. They may need horses that are able to carry loads to high altitudes or sponsorship of an underground leaders’ seminar. Other times they may simply need a quality bicycle or solar-powered video projector to assist them in their ministry. This fund may also be used to provide direct support to the workers and their families.
Habitat for Humanity
Fluvanna County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global non-profit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. They are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and to have that shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Most recently, the Fluvanna Habitat for Humanity has started a home repair program that will service veterans, the elderly and other deserving families in our community. This program will enable many citizens to safely age in place and it will continue their mission to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Fluvanna Meals on Wheels
Their mission is to see that senior, disabled, and homebound adults in Fluvanna County do not go hungry. Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver a hot nutritious meal, a warm smile, and a safety and wellness check so that senior and disabled adults may remain healthy and living in their own homes. They currently have a volunteer force of more than 130 volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to clients in need of their services in Fluvanna County.
Shevet Achim – Israel
Shevet Achim is a grace-based international community that brings children with congenital heart defects to the advanced medical centers in Israel.
Go Ministries – Italy – Jake and Jen DeRose
Jake has been in Italy since February 2012 serving alongside the very first Calvary Chapel ever started in Italy, in a small town called Montebelluna. He has also been serving with an extension campus of Calvary Chapel Bible College in Montebelluna with his wife Jen. Jake is currently fulfilling the duties of the Youth and College Pastor and one of the worship leaders at the church. He is also the Dean of Men and one of the teachers on staff at the Bible College. Jake says, “It’s been a life changing adventure serving Jesus in Italy and he has opened my eyes to the great need of the gospel here in a nation with less than 1% who are Born- Again, Evangelical, Protestant Christians.”
Calvary Chapel Goochland – David Clark
This is the newest Calvary Chapel in our area.
Saving Grace World Missions – Bond and Heather Gaona
Bond and Heather Goana began their ministry in San Diego, California where Bond was the senior pastor of Grace Chapel. In 2008, God began stirring in their hearts a passion to reach the nations with the Gospel and love of Christ. At the time, they had been leading weekend trips to Mexico for 15+ years, meeting physical needs with clothing, shoes, food and toys as a means to share the good news of Jesus Christ. However, their hearts became burdened to reach those who were unreached by the gospel and to train up pastors and leaders in third world countries. They began to pray and soon realized that God was opening the doors for ministry outside the walls of the church. A new season of ministry began in their lives and since that time, God has provided opportunities to serve in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Nepal, South Asia and Haiti. They are currently working in South Asia building a ministry campus where they hope to spread the Gospel to whoever the Lord brings to them.
Ukraine – Sasha Andriyashina
Rarely do missionaries really have to risk their lives for the Gospel. Sasha Andriyashina is not your ordinary missionary. Her missionary service includes being a volunteer chaplain on the frontline in eastern Ukraine. Along with her fellow volunteer chaplains from various Ukrainian churches, they bring the Good News of Christ to the men and women in the Ukrainian army. She brings the life of Jesus to those who cannot flee or have nowhere to go. Sasha is no stranger to gunfire, mortars, and artillery, and neither are the grandmothers, single mothers, and school children who still live there. Sasha, in her humble faith, simply knows that God has called her to the people of this village, this region and the soldiers in need of a hearing ear.
Good News Club – Central Elementary
The Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in Central Elementary School in Fluvanna County. Each week the teacher presents and exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF press. This action packed time includes songs, scripture memorization, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lessons theme. The purpose of Good News Club is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and establish them in the Word of God, as well as in a local church for Christian living.
Ebenezer Orphanage – Ethiopia
Ebenezer Supporting and Development Association, a Non-Government Organization, is a ministry of Ebenezer Shepherding Ministries of Africa, Inc. The association has three children’s homes in Ethiopia: Ebenezer Grace Children’s Home, Lantu’s Home, and House of Hope. These houses serve orphaned children that come from differing situations. They care for orphans suffering from disabilities, living with HIV, and children who have simply been left to fend for themselves. Regardless of their history, they believe that God gave each child value, as well as a future. They strive to help each child reach their highest potential and show them the love of Christ.
Mike & Betty Witt – Ethiopia
Mike and Betty Witt are the very first full-time missionary team to come out of Calvary Chapel Fluvanna. They are currently serving at Ebenezer Grace Children’s Home in Ethiopia. Mike helps to tutor the Ebenezer Grace children and House of Hope kids. He has joined the older boy’s Bible study, helps to complete small construction projects, as well as works in administration. He can easily be found playing with the children as well. Betty helps to homeschool and tutor the children. She has joined the older girl’s Bible study, helps on projects, as well as administrative work. She enjoys caring for the small babies and the special needs children.
Women’s Prison – Fluvanna
At Christmas time, this ministry collects hygiene products and stationary to distribute to the residents of the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women.
ANM Blanket Ministry
Blankets made by our church, as well as many others, are collected and sent to typhoon victims in remote areas of the Philippines, to refugees in Syria, as well as other places where blankets are needed.
Jim and Janice Larson – Tanzania – Intensive care ministries
Intensive Care Ministries has two goals; to teach the people how to study the word and motivate them to teach (disciple) others through the same process. Primarily pastors, leaders, and church elders from all denominations are invited to seminars for the greatest impact of this teaching, but no one desiring to grow in the Word will be turned away. They supply all teaching materials, as well as feed all attending for the three days of each seminar. Bibles are also distributed by the outreach to the host churches. They also utilize a version of The Jesus Film (in Swahili) and make sure the people have a full understanding of salvation and are given the opportunity to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior.