MISSIONS

Regional Missions

Canandaigua Churches in Action

The CCIA Food Pantry provides emergency food and paper products in Ontario County. CCIA desires to be the hands of Christ working together to serve our neighbors. CCIA seeks to meet spiritual and physical needs of families in our community.

Visit us at 120 North Main Street, Room 31, Canandaigua, NY 14424 or visit our website at churchesinaction.org.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday and Thursday: 12:00-2:00pm
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Items needed: tissues, toilet paper, dish detergent, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, women’s and men’s deodorant, laundry detergent, disposable razors and gift cards to Wegmans, Walmart, Dollar Tree or Tops.

CareNet

CareNet Pregnancy Center of Canandaigua is a locally organized and funded pro-life, non-denominational community service that educates, encourages, and empowers women to make informed choices when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. CareNet’s services are FREE and confidential, and include: pregnancy tests, options counseling, abstinence/STD education and post-abortion counseling. Call (585) 393-0437 during business hours or visit their website at CareNetCan.org

Child Evangelism Fellowship

Child Evangelism Fellowship reaches children with the Gospel message with programs such as the 5-Day Club / VBS and the After School Good News Club. These take place in homes, backyards, schools, community centers, and fairs. Our ministry is growing! We need hosts for our clubs, including in Canandaigua! Contact Missy Iverson at cefloy@gmail.com, call (585) 229-7707, or visit their website, cefonline.com.

New City Cafe

New City Cafe works in conjunction with 441 Ministry to bring hope, healing, and holistic development to the Beechwood area of Rochester. They are a fully-functioning coffee shop that provides job opportunities for teenagers in the neighborhood, as well as playing a role in bringing the Beechwood neighborhood closer to the Kingdom of God. Contact Nick Trombley for more information at nick@nccafe.org or 315-576-3841 or visit nccafe.org.

Ontario County Jail

Pastor Bill Robinson and his team work at the jail to bring Christ to the inmates who reside there. They have chaplains, run many bible studies and services, and pray with anyone who requests it. Contact Bill Robinson at bill@crosswinds.church or visit HERE.

International Missions

Anse-a-Galets, Haiti

Lowell and Robin Adams

The Adams are ministering to villagers by helping them achieve optimum health: physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Through a structured form of accountability, they train village leaders who train others in the methods of holistic health.

For More Information Contact:

Lowell and Robin Adams
lowellnrobin@hotmail.com

Choma, Zambia

Amy Thompson

Lulangilo, partnering in ministry with Children’s Nest is a home for orphaned and vulnerable children with loving relationships and education so they grow intellectually, grow physically, and grow in their relationship with God and others.

For More Information Contact:

Amy Thompson
amy.thompson@lulangilo.org
lulangilo.org

Ecuador

Ramiro Baez is the pastor of The Good Shepherd Church and School in Pifo, Ecuador and he also oversees Operation Christmas Child in the Ecuador area. Crosswinds helped build the school there during missions trips and we continue to support their ministry.

Fotozo

There are missionaries in areas of the world that can’t be revealed because of the danger this would pose to their lives. Please join us in prayer for these missionaries as they bring Christ to people that we refer to as the Fotozo.

Gideons

The Gideon ministry serves as an “extended arm” of the local area churches. The object of the Gideons is to win souls for the Lord Jesus Christ through personal witnessing, distribution of Personal Witness Testaments, and distribution of bibles in hotels, nursing homes, and other public places throughout the world.

For More Information Contact:

Kevin Laird
kevinlaird6@gmail.com
585-698-9953

Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

Abraham and Mary Shalhoub

The Shalhoubs are excited to be called on a full-time basis to empower, develop and disciple next generations of Christian leaders throughout the MENA. Their passion is to see many generations come to know our Lord Jesus Christ, be freed from bondages, and to advance God’s Kingdom in that challenging region of the world. They greatly appreciate your prayers & financial support that is so crucial and needed to “lift up” the body of Christ.

For More Information Contact:

Abraham Shalhoub
ishalhoub@yahoo.com

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is still recovering from the effects of the 10-year civil war. Thankfully, the new president is a follower of Christ in a country that is only 20% christian. Moreover, he is a fellow Wesleyan. We are partnering with Wesleyan Christian College to train pastors and evangelists to spread the Good News of Christ and make disciples in Sierra Leone. We also partner with Women of Hope, which promotes the transformation of Sierra Leonean women with disabilities, and their families, so they may reach their fullest holistic potential.

For More Information Contact:

Steve Gardner
steve@crosswinds.church

Southern Africa

Brian and Tracy Heffron

Brian and Tracy have returned to the Finger Lakes area, but they still are involved with ministry throughout Southern Africa and they make regular trips there. Keep them and their ministry in your prayers as they continue to minister.

For More Information Contact:

Brian and Tracy Heffron
brian.heffron@sim.org
tracy.heffron@sim.org
theheffronfamily.com

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