" And upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it."
January 2007 - Missions team - Bethel Assembly of God, Carlisle, PA
September 2007 - Missions team from Sumner Assembly of God, Sumner Washington
October 2007 - Dedication Service Iglesia Torre Fuerte
& Dora Gascon
February 2007 -Missions Team - Faith Christian Center, Bend, Oregon
March 2007 -Missions Team - Life Christian Fellowship, Springfield, Pennsylvania
September 2007 -Missions Team - Sumner Assembly of God, Sumner, Washington
October 2007 -Missions Team - Orchard Springs Fellowship, Aspers, PA
November 2007 -Missions Team - Christian LIfe Church, Farmington, MN
November 2007 -Missions Team - Connection Church, Canton, Michigan
January 2008 - Missions Team - Faith Christian Center, Bend, Oregon
January 2008 - District Missions Team - Pennsylvania-Delaware District
March 2008 - Local church members raising the steel for the roof of the sanctuary
October 2008 -Missions Team - Christian LIfe Church, Farmington, MN
December 2008 -Missions Team - Connection Church, Canton, MI
September 2009 -Church Dedication
October 2006 -Missions Team
Orange Hills Assembly, Orange, CA
November 2006 -Missions Team
Tri-City Assembly, Canton, Michigan
Pastor Jorge & Rosa
Pastors Juan Martin & Martha
Pastor Juan Martin and his wife Martha have been pastors of Templo Monte Horeb for 25 years. While the church has had consistent growth over the years, in 2002, it became very evident that a new sanctuary was necessary, as the congregation was spilling out the door with standing room only. The church was able to purchase land behind the existing building in order to expand the sanctuary the full length of both properties. This allows for parking, fellowship hall and classrooms on the first floor. After the first half of the building was completed, the old sanctuary was torn down and the second half of the new building was erected in its place.
With the help of 6 great construction teams, we were able to assist this church in completing the basic structure.
October 2002 - Life Christian Fellowship of Springfield, Pennsylvania January 2003 - Faith Christian Center of Bend, Oregon February 2003 - Life christian Fellowship of Springfield, Pennsylvania January 2004 - Faith christian Center of Bend, Oregon May 2004 - Neighborhood Church of Escondido, California January 2005 - Hands Across the Border of Ogden, Utah
While the main structure is complete, there is still much interior work as well as the exterior to complete. This is a church with a great vision. Part of the vision of these pastors is to build a Christian school and day care facility on the property adjacent to the church, which has yet to be purchased. It is a tremendous project for the future, but this pastoral team and church have a great vision for the lost. and hurting of their city.
May 2002, in a little fishing village on the east coast of the Baja pennisula, a new church, Casa de Luz, was born. Until that time, there was no evangelical church within 150 miles. In this little town situated on the bay overlooking 13 small islands, there were only 600 inhabitants. The town had electricity from a generator for only part of each day, water for only 4 hours a week and little phone service. In this place, a beautiful little church was built by two incredible teams from Florida and Utah.
Since its planting, 13 years ago, the church has grown and has become a blessing to the little community. This tiny church has mothered two other missions in little towns that did not have any evangelical church. The missions are about an hour's travel from the church and God is blessing the efforts in these two new missions as well. The little town is growing and now they have 24-hour electricity and even phone service, but water remains at 4 hours a week.
Now, there is a new vision for ministry in Bahia de Los Angeles and that is the vision for a Christian daycare for the children of the village. During the day, while most of the parents are working, the children are either left to their own devices on the streets or must accompany their parents to work. While the village appears quiet and tranquil, there is danger for the children left alone---Drugs are a real problem in the community as boats laden with contraband for the North often land here at the bay. The dream is to build a center for the children to care for them when they are not in school and provide a breakfast and lunch for each child. While there are some working parents who will be able to pay something for the care of their children, there are other working parents who are not equipped to pay and will be helped by the ministry. May 2008, work began on this project and a fence was erected and new bathrooms are under construction. The current need is to finish the daycare facility and equip it for the children, as well as do some additional work on the church building and grounds.
June 2008 - Missions Team - Art & Carolyn Hess, Tualatin, Oregon
New shade patio for daycare center
June 2009 - Missions Team - Hands Across the Border, Ogden, Utah
Porch, steeple and facelift for church building
May 2010 - Missions Team - Jeff & Tamara Stringham, Bend, Oregon
New office for daycare center
January 2011 - Missions Team - Monte Horeb, Tijuana, Mexico
New dining hall for daycare center
Rented church building - 2013
New church construction - 2015
New construction - August 2013
Feb 2014 - Missions Team-Northeast Pennsyslvania Assemblies of God churches
September 2014 - Missions Team - Faith Christian Center, Bend, Oregon
October 2014 - Missions Team - Christian Life Church, Farmington, Minnesota
February 2015 - Missions Team - Bethel Assembly. Carlisle, Pennsylvania
March 2015 - Missions Team - Fox Valley Christian Fellowship, Kimberly, Wisconson
April 2015 - Missions Team - Celebration Community Church, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.
June 2015 -Missions Team - Allison Park Church, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
CHILDRENS HOME CONSTRUCTION
Colonia Matamoros, Tijuana, Mexico
San Quintin, Baja, California, Mexico
Ciudad Insurgentes, Baja California, Mexico
Iglesia Monte Horeb - Colonia Los Alamos, Tijuana Mexico
Iglesia Torre Fuerte - Las Granjas, Baja, California, Mexico
Pastor Carlos and Dora have been in the ministry for over 10 years. In 2005, God laid it upon their hearts to plant a church in a poor, newly settled area on the southern edge of the city. They rented a small storefront for services and began work to reach the people of this small foothills community. God has blessed and the congregation is growing. Their need is for a church building of their own.
In 2006, the church purchased a small piece of land on the main thoroughfare in the new community, leveled the land and began work on the foundation. January 2007, with the help of a construction team from Pennsylvania, the floor was poured and the walls were begun.
By October 2007, with the help of teams from 4 different churches, the church was ready for the congregation to move in and have the dedication of their church.
This new little church is growing, as is the new commmunity. There are over 3000 people in this colonia that need Jesus. Please join us in prayer for this wonderful pastor and congregation in their vision to reach them all for Jesus.
Iglesia Torre Fuerte teams
June 2007 - Missions team - Ogden, Utah
Iglesia Bethania - Colonia Arboleda, Tijuana, Mexico
Pastor Jorge and Rosa have been pastors in the Tijuana area for many years and at this church location in East Tijuana for the last 10. They are wonderful pastors with a heart for the people and a heart for missions. The church is located in one of the older colonias of the city that is very heavily populated. God has been blessing and their congregation has continued to grow.
The original church building was old and parts of it were falling in. The roof no longer held out the elements and the structure would not hold up to remodeling or expansion. The old building (above) had to come down to make room for a brand-new church facility to house the new congregation. The plan was to put the necessary steel & cement columns around the existing church and build a new church above the old structure, which would allow the congregation to continue services in the old building. Then as portions were completed, the old structure was torn down.
Thanks to 14 teams from the US, the basic structure has been completed. The pastor and members of the church continue to work to complete the final phases of construction, and the dedication service for the new facility was held September 13, 2009. To God be the Glory.
March 2007 - Missions team - Ogden, Utah
May 2007 - Missions team - Bethel Assembly of God, Carlisle, PA
June 2007 - Missions team - South Coast Christian Assembly - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Centro Cristiano casa de luz - Bahia de Los Angeles
Pastor Matias &
Pastors Antonio Lopez
Centro Cristiano Agua Viva - Colonia Pegaso, Tijuana, Mexico
In 2011, Pastor Antonio Lopez and his wife Martha started a church in a poor colonia in Tijuana, Centro Cristiano Agua Viva. They began meeting in a rented house and have continued to meet in the same location for 3 years. The congregation began growing and soon the little rented building would not hold all of the people at one time, so the adults met indoors, while the children met for services outdoor. The pastors are hard workers and have great vision. They have heart for the chldren of the city. Each Saturday they have a children's program, followed by lunch, for the children in the area of the church. They also provide a program each week in an even poorer area of the city, where they also feed an even larger group of children each week.
The congregation has .been working hard. They soon purchased a piece of land near the little rented building they were using. They began work on the constructiion of a new church that will accommodate 220 people. They were able to complete several rows of block for the walls by working a little each week and it was at that poiint that we committed to help this pastor and his congregation with the construction of their new church building.. .
Their vision is great. They hope to purchase the adjacent lot in order to build a kitchen and feeding center. The new church is located across the street from the local public elementary school. Their dream is to have a children's feeding program at the church that will allow them to provide breakfasts each day before school for the children living in this poor colonia.
May 2002 - Missions Team - First Assembly, Okala, Florida
October 2002 - Missions Team - Church on the Terrace, Ogden, Utah
June 2006 - Missions Team - Templo Monte Horeb, Tijuana, BC, Mexico
New building for SS classroom, now to be used for daycare ministry
May 2008 - Missions Team - God's Place & Alpine Community Church, Utah
New bathrooms under construction & new fence for daycare center
Completed Curch Construction