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Presidents Report July 2019

President’s Report July 2019

As a passionate Christ follower, you heart naturally calls out for godly change in the world. You want to make a difference for the Kingdom of God — to do something that advances the Great Commission. My heart is the same as yours.

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Newsletter July 2019

Missions in Germany

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Newsletter July 2019

Latin America Medical Missions

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Newsletter July 2019

Baptism – Macau, South China

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Newsletter July 2019

Asia Relief Medical Services Mission

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Newsletter July 2019

Did you know? Guatemala

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Newsletter December 2018

President’s Corner – Leave a Legacy

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Newsletter December 2018

Christmas Highlights from Christians in Action (CinA) Africa

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Newsletter December 2018

A Legacy of Hope for the Next Generation

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Newsletter December 2018

In Memory of Ronald Ray Rinnert

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Past Events

Triennial Conference 2018

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Newsletter December 2018

Love is not a chore, it’s an opportunity

“Love is not a chore, it’s an opportunity.”The Lord spoke to my heart, “You almost missed that.”Years ago, as a Marine still on active duty, I got home late one night after a long day. It was about 10 PM when I walked through the door and I was pleasantly surprised to find that my […]

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Newsletter December 2018

News from the Northwest

Dear Ministry Partners,          Joy and I had just started outreach when we came across a group of homeless people camped out on the sidewalk. While offering them socks, etc., we also gave them Gospel tracts and a few words of blessing.           “Do you believe the Bible is the Word of God?” asked one […]

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Newsletter December 2018

Unni’s Story

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Newsletter December 2018

CinAMI Legacy of Prayer

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Newsletter Summer 2018

Remember our Community in Prayer

While Elmer has been visiting friends & family in the midwest and attending the CinA Missions Conference in Fresno, California, (which wrapped up on the 20th of September), I have been working in the office and trying to be Elmer’s proxy in regards to compound work. Since he was asked to be the ‘official photographer’ for […]

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Newsletter Summer 2018

Guatemala Volcano de Fuego Relief

(Taken from the Toledo’s August 2018 Newsletter) While national and international aid came quickly andsufficiently, the grief of lost loved ones, homes andlivelihood because of the Guatemalan Volcano de Fuego was very evident. Miguel and Linda Toledo, Central America Area Directors, and a team of locals joined with Christians in Action coordinators, Ron and Virginia […]

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Newsletter Summer 2018

“But, I like a cookie.”

Some time ago in the Brig, I shared an observation from the cartoon-movie “Over the Hedge” with Bruce Willis. The scene showed our heroes (the forest animals) humorously executing a plan to turn off the human’s backyard motion detectors and alarms so they could raid the house and steal the food. Hammy the squirrel on […]

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Newsletter Summer 2018

ARMS Philippines Medical/Dental Mission Outreach Photos

These photos from the 2018 ARMS Medical Mission Outreach are graciously provided by Mark Sherman. “A picture says a thousand words,” and this sampling of moments vividly captures a beautiful people, deeply loved by God. It is the privilege of Christians in Action to sponsor Asian Relief Medical Services to provide holistic care, body and spirit, and to work in […]

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Newsletter Summer 2018

Abraham See: Work in Thailand

We went to the Village in Laos  Continues. Thanks pray for me every things doing good for me. Hello Christians In Action Missions International, Fresno, CA. This (above) is house  Churches  in the Laos  Worshipped the Lord.  Amen. Non Christian about 45 families. About in Jesus Christ 15 Families in the  Laos. Praying  for that’s better because they’re don’t have enough room […]

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Prez Blog

CinAMI Prez V Blog #4

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Newsletter 2017

Miguel and Linda Toledo – Guatemala

Miguel and Linda Toledo – Guatemala TOLEDO Newsletter May 2017 Christians in Action – Central America More than 20 beds made. Menus for meals and coffee breaks for three days planned. A face-lift to the premises with a fresh coat of paint also lifted anticipation for the event. Excitement built as delegates from Honduras, El Salvador […]

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Newsletter 2017

Introducing the New Christians in Action Missions International President, David Ingerson

Christians in Action Missions International President, David Ingerson Friday, September 1st, 2017 Hello and greetings in the mighty name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. As the new international president and CEO of Christians in Action Missions International, I encourage you to seek to know and understand the heart of God for the world, […]

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Newsletter 2017

God at the Jiffy Lube

I, Tom, truly delight in sharing the gospel outside the church. I especially like group witnessing to ‘captive audiences’ in waiting rooms. We’d been postponing getting our car oil changed for weeks. However, when returning from my cardiologist’s visit, Irene said, “Over there!” So we pulled into a Jiffy Lube. I started a conversation with […]

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Newsletter 2017

Meet Abass from Sierra Leone, Africa

Written by Elmer & Joann Reifel Dear Friends & Family, Several months ago we promised to familiarize you more with our well team members.  It seems to me that we got a little side tracked and here we are in 2017 already!  We are going to start with Abass Fofanah, our Well Team Leader. Abass […]

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Newsletter 2017

Presidents Blog – April 2017

The greatest time of the year is upon us for this is the time we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Without Easter we have no eternal hope as humans. Hebrews 9:22, declares; “…everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.”   Jesus died a […]

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Newsletter 2017

Fix Bayonets!

So, imagine you’re in combat and you hear the commander cry out, “Fix bayonets!” Right away, what do you know? Things are about to escalate, stuff is about to get real, and we’re gonna come face-to-face with our adversary. Working off that concept, every week before we close an outreach, we get face-to-face and conduct […]

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Newsletter 2017

First Batch of Graduates

First Batch of Graduates… We just graduated our very first batch of kindergarteners at our Pre-school at our Christians in Action church in Puerto Princesa Palawan in partnership with International Care Ministries (ICM).  ICM provided all classroom materials and equipment & our CinA church, International Christians in Action Palawan, partially covers the salary of the teacher […]

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Newsletter 2017

Destiny of Hope, Guatemala Update:

A long-time Guatemalan friend of Christians in Action, spent 3 days painting a mural on one of our orphanage walls. Thanks, Fernando, LOVE it! Analisa is such a joy and growing up so fast.  She is now potty-trained and even wakes up dry some mornings.  She is learning new words every day in both English […]

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Newsletter 2017

Off to School we go!

A note of thanks from the President of Christians in Action Ghana, Pastor Julius Nangai: Dear Friends, Good morning, I trust this letter will find you doing very great, I am writing you this letter to express our appreciation to you and your team for the help you gave in supporting us to get this new […]

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Newsletter 2017

Presidents Blog – February 2017

Do you want to go on a short term mission trip where the experience lasts for months if not longer?  A mission trip were you experience visually and emotionally lives being transformed.   You can be part of such an experience by going on a 2 week medical/dental mission trip with CinA called Asian Relief Medical Services […]

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Newsletter 2017

New Baby and a New Roof

New Baby and a New Roof Written by: CinA Missionary Gustavo Gonzalez, Philippines On December 25, what was supposed to be a happy and joyful Christmas Day, was a devastating day for a family in Ligao City. Maria was almost die to give birth and was taken to the hospital to have her second child. That same […]

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Newsletter 2017

Agricultural Program in Liberia, West Africa

Written by CinA Missionary Christian Kallon: With the upgrade of our NGO status, the ministry took up an Agricultural Program with the Town of Tosor, a two-mile distance away from Robertsport early in January 2017 with identification of farm land, clearing of bushes and plowings.  There are presently 60 persons, mostly women in the community that […]

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Newsletter 2017

Feliz Navidad Mexico 2016

As we look back on 2016 we’re so thankful to God for His faithfulness to us as a family and to the different mission locations in Colombia, Peru and Mexico that are seeing the power of God manifested in so many ways. May this new year bring even more results for the Glory of God. Our Christmas […]

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Newsletter 2016

Macau Day Care Christmas program

We trust you are enjoying the Christmas season!Thank you for your prayers last Saturday for the Day Care Christmas program. We had a wonderful time with the children and families. Bee Bee Wong did very well presenting the Gospel Magic. We believe hearts were touched in all that was shared, so bless you again for praying.We long to […]

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Newsletter 2016

United and Prepared

NEW WORSHIP DIRECTOR ROLE I have lead worship at Journey Church for the past three years. However, the English speaking church closed a few months ago soon after the Pastor and his family felt called to go back to the States. Long story short, God opened the door for me to reconnect with a longtime […]

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Newsletter 2016

CMA working alongside CinA

Colombia CMA team:  November had Don in Cartagena, Colombia with a team from CMA (Christian Motorcyclists Association) working alongside the Christians in Action churches there.  CMA provided transportation for 6 pastors there.  While Cartagena sometimes brings images of glamour and fantastic beaches, the truth of the matter is that there are deep hurts in the […]

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Newsletter 2016

It All Started in 1973

SPOTLIGHT on MACAU, CHINA – by Tom Hodges. Macau is a small peninsula off southern China and is the most densely populated area on earth with over 636,000 people crammed into only 12 square miles. You’ll find refugees and visitors from all over Asia. Thousands of gamblers also flock to Macau, since it’s the      ‘Las Vegas’ of […]

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Newsletter 2016

In the waters of baptism

Our dearly beloved in Christ, Greetings in our precious savior’s matchless name! We had a baptism service conducted last Saturday trusting in our Lord, where 3 boys from the Home, as well as a believer who worships the Lord with us here obeyed the Lord. It was indeed a blessed occasion as we could once […]

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Newsletter 2016

Top student in the country was one of ours

It feels good to connect with you again, as we share what our Lord is doing in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  We hope you and your family are doing great by God’s grace.  You have been in our prayers, and we know you are praying for us too.The rainy season, which has brought us some relief from the […]

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Newsletter 2016

Nothing Surprises God!

We live in amazingly turbulent days in 2016.  Who thought that a billionaire businessman would become the president of the U.S?   Apparently Americans wanted change in Washington D.C.  What changes will this bring to the U.S. political landscape in America and globally?  These are all questions that we will see developing in the months ahead. […]

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Newsletter 2016

What would you do without clean water?

Help by donating to Deep Well Ministries

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Newsletter 2016

Establishing A Transformed Generation

Greetings from rainy Freetown Freetown-Sierra Leone. All the churches of Christians in Action Sierra Leone are operating under the theme of Establishing a Transformed Generation for Such a Time as This, as we go through a period of makeover for the entire ministry. It is our prayer that the Lord, through the power of the Holy […]

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Newsletter 2016

Sacpulup Project

The Sacpulup church is a congregation in a Central America community with meager means, but it is rich in faith and works. Thanks to donors who sensed God’s nudge, we are purchasing materials this week for the insulation. Next, the ceramic flooring to complete this work in progress. Thank you for your vital prayers and […]

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Newsletter 2016

Churches ministering to Churches

Individuals from the church in Hermosillo are ministering in our church in Villa Hidalgo.Every two weeks a team travels about four hours to be with the believers here. We’re so thankful for their dedication and love to build up this church. We’re praying that one day soon a full-time pastor will be called to come […]

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Newsletter 2016

New building is almost ready

New building is almost ready Destiny of Hope Orphanage – Destino de Esperanza The new building is almost ready to move into!!!Since April, we have had 3 groups of volunteers to come and help us with various projects.   What wonderful blessings they have been!The babies are growing so fast I can hardly keep up. Josue’ is 28 […]

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Newsletter 2016

the Car, the Hospitality, the Community

We received funding for a Motor bike for our village outreaches. Since Fallie is in our focus for now, we are working with our evangelism team, training and preparing them for the task ahead. We want to thank some of our special friends in Fresno for their financial support in meeting this need. Fallie Village […]

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Newsletter 2016

Many wonderful provisions from above

Praise the Lord! Elijah was a man just like us, but through his faith he was able to do many miraculous things. As we serve the same God he had put his trust in, we too receive many wonderful provisions from above, which may seem impossible to man. We have now completed the roofing project […]

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Newsletter 2016

Macedonia is calling…again!

El Salvador, a country of roughly six million people, has, according to the Government of El Salvador statistics, 70,000 known gang members from several gangs including MaraSalvatrucha (MS-13) and Eighteenth Street (M18). Extortion is a very common crime in El Salvador not to mention in Guatemala as well. Crime and violence with the current murder […]

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Newsletter 2016

Share the Gift

share the gift. What would have happened if the plan Jesus had for his disciples had full worked?  In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus told his disciples to “go and make more disciples…teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you”.  Even though many have gone and shared Jesus, far too many have failed to be faithful […]

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Newsletter 2016

I had the honor to preach God’s Word

Greetings from Cartagena, Colombia.  Our CinA national pastors Sixto and Actris took us to the villages where they have started new churches.  I had the honor to give the dedication message of the Gospel in two areas. Motor bikes are used as taxis in the city and to go to villages. This was so much […]

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Newsletter 2016

Kuni Scripture Celebration!

Our February update carried an article about Roland Fumey’s Kuni translation in Papua New Guinea. This is an extremely difficult tonal language with something like seven different pitch levels plus semantic markers that change on various syllables to make the same word mean up to 13 different things! (Moe dogo can mean 16 different things!) […]

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Newsletter 2016

These People Do Not Just Need the Water, They Need the Word

You know how it is after a big project is done.. time to tackle all the other stuff that waited for the  Big One to finish and seek an opportunity to rest shortly after that.  We took about a week at home to deal with urgent things in Bo before driving to Freetown.  We are […]

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Newsletter 2016

Hope in Guatemala

I can’t begin to express my gratitude for my nephew, Darryl, and the awesome team he brought to  Guatemala.  In just over a week, they completed the security wall around the Christians in Action campus. Even though it was their first time laying cement block, you’d think a group of professionals built it.  Everyone is […]

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Newsletter 2016

My Hope

Greetings in the matchless name of our great Savior and Lord Jesus Christ! As one of the dear brethren shared recently, “Jesus wanted the servants at Canaa to obey His words – likewise, we are to await His instructions and to obey them without a second thought in order to receive His blessings. He uses […]

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Newsletter 2016

Speech Analyzer Still Used in Papua New Guinea

Dear partners in missions, This is the month when we think of valentine cards and valentine candy. Our thoughts then turn more intensely to the love of our sweethearts or families. I pray that I may come to know and feel more deeply the love of our Lord: to comprehend the width and length and […]

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Newsletter 2016

Central America – RECAPPING 2015

Years ago I began dreaming about babies. At first I even thought I was pregnant…but by now well beyond childbearing age. Still, I would dream I found a baby, or someone gave me a baby, etc. etc. Strange. But I came to realize that it’s significance had to do with NEW THINGS that God was […]

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Newsletter 2016

Apologize to Sandy

Think On These Things – Engage Ministries Recently, while conducting the Sxxual Integrity & Restoration (SIR) class, we were discussing the erosive consequences of premarital sxx. One prisoner flatly asked me, “Did you have premarital sxx?” Without hesitation, I said yes. I shared that, for the record, Sandy and I have always had an incredibly […]

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President's Corner

David’s 2015 RECAP

In retrospective, 2015 has been a good year. God has blessed me with family and friends, leading worship at Journey Church Guatemala, making a few worship videos for YouTube, completing a year and a half mark with my beautiful girlfriend Gabriela, and having taken my first 6 classes from Liberty University Online maintaining a 4.0 for the […]

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Newsletter 2015

Thankful for the Lord’s faithful provision

I am so thankful for the Lord’s faithful provision.  Just today one of our Guatemalan board members unexpectedly came with his American boss for a visit to Destiny of Hope.  He gave us a donation and it was exactly the amount we needed to pay our Nannies wages this month.   Some of you have […]

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Newsletter 2015

Tribal Chief Got Saved, Shares Land!

After receiving Jesus Christ as his Lord & Savior, Chief Falizardo Tugnao (second from the left) shares his conversion with his family and tribesmen. Rey (wearing red shirt) a drunkard and known to be “the troublemaker” of the community is the chief’s brother-in-law also receives Jesus Christ in his heart and desires to become a […]

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Newsletter 2015

But take heart!

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV Our news media is filled with shootings, war, terrorism which can be discerning, but God has got this.  God is in charge.  Nothing catches him by […]

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Newsletter 2015

Salone Connection

“We’re getting your room ready for you,” Eleanor texted us a few days ago.  We are so blessed to have wonderful Sierra Leonean friends that count us as family… and are always ready to host us!  We fly from London tomorrow evening, and are delighted we can both go to Sierra Leone this time! MISSION […]

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Newsletter 2015

With his Savior, there is no pain or sorrow

Greetings from India. We are greatly delighted to share the latest gesture of heavenly love our Father in heaven was pleased to bless us with. Returning to India, I could not wait to meet Ganga and her father Gangadharan Pillai. I wanted to pray with him as he is very sick. I was able to hand […]

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