" 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
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
The main structure was completed in 2005, but the congregation continued with the finishing work on the exterior and interior. And now the church is completed---a beautiful beacon to the community. This is a church with 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, 19 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.
June 2008 - Missions Team - Art & Carolyn Hess, Tualatin, Oregon
New shade patio for daycare center
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 - 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 had 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 community. 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 15. 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 many 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 &
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 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 children 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 worked hard. They soon purchased a piece of land near the little rented building they were using. They began work on the construction 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 point 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. Thank God for the vision and heart of these hard-working pastors.
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 Church Construction
Mision Ebenezer Feeding Center - Colonia Altiplano, Tijuiana, Mexico
June 2016 - Allison Park Church, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
March 2017 - Fox Valley Christian Assembly -Kimberly, Wisconsin
March 2017 - Missions Team - Hawthorne Assembly - Hawthorne, Wisconsin
September 2017 - Missions Team - Life Christian Fellowship - Springfield, Pa.
October - 2017 Missions Team - Allison Park, Pennsylvania
October - 2017 Missions Team - Faith Christian Center - Bend Oregon
SITE OF THE NEW CHILDREN'S FEEDING CENTER
October 2016 - Faith Christian Center - Bend Oregon
Templo Cristiano Ebenezer - Colonia Camino Verde - Tijuana, Mexico
February 2018 - Ebenezer Church Congregation, Tijuana Mexico
In a dusty area on the outskirts of Tijuana, stands Mision Ebenezer, a little church who is reaching out to the children of their community. Pastor Martin and his wife Rosario started this church in 2006 and, from the beginning, their vision has been to reach out to the children. It was not long before they realized that the children in this area had many needs, one of which was nourishing food. For this reason, they began a program of feeding the children of the community from their home kitchen and the church.
They have continued feeding the children in this way through the years, but their dream is for a greater outreach to the children. They also began a weekly children's program in an even poorer area and feed those children as well. Their heart is to not only continue with their weekly program for the children, but to also be able to feed the children a hot meal every day. Pastor Martin's vision is to have a permanent place to feed the children and to be able to minister to them in all areas of their lives. For years they have been working toward that goal. A couple of years ago, the church bought the lot adjacent to the little church and have worked hard to pay it off. This is the beginning of Pastor Martin's dream being fulfilled. Our dream was to help him with his dream. June 2016, we broke ground for the foundation of the new center and with the help of US missions teams finished the building the next year. Praise God!
Pastors Ricardo and Monica have been working in the Camino Verde area of Tijuana for 18 years. They were led to accept the position as pastors of an old church in a very poor area of Tijuana. No other pastors were willing to go to this church because of its location and its history. However, Pastor Ricardo believed that God was calling them to this place. The struggle has been long, but the pastors are hard workers, with a love of God that reaches beyond what the community had seen in the past.
In 2015, the church realized that they could not continue patching up the old church building, and began praying for God's provision to build a church. Without any outside help, the congregation began digging inside the old church to construct the columns that would be necessary to support a new church. The plan is to build a new church over the existing church building, as there is no other land on which to build.
Since God began leading us to help this pastor, we have been inspired by what we have seen. The people of the church, including the women and teens, show up weekly to work on their church. Some evenings they work until 11:00 pm to finish work on one of the columns. Even before we were able to provide any teams to help with the work, the people provided all of the labor that was needed. It is amazing to see what they have been able to accomplish with the materials that God is providing for them. We thank God for the opportunity to join hands with these wonderful pastors to build a new church for the Kingdom of God.
June 2009 - Hands Across the Border, Ogden Utah
Porch, steeple, and facelift for church building
October 2018 -Faith Christian Center, Bend, Oregon
Pastors Ricardo Rebollar & Monica
November 2018 -Christian Life Church, Farmington, MN
July & August 2019 -Vista Assembly, Vista, CA
Pastors Antonio Lopez
Pastors Martin Salas
November 2013 - Southcoast Christian Assembly, San Juan Capistrano, CA
September 2019 -Fox Valley Christian Assembly, Kimberly, Wisconsin
October 2019 - Faith Christian Center, Bend, Oregon
Pastor Jorge & Rosa