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 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.

Hopewell Campus, 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 reedcornerspastorbill@gmail.com or visit HERE.

Inspire Wesleyan Church

Did you know we are supporting a new church plant called Inspire? Pastor Sam and Raka Abraham, along with Pastor Phalkun and Janell Nov are planting a mutli-ethnic and multi-cultural church in the western part of Henrietta. This ministry team believes God has brought the nations to this area and they are committed to reaching them with the love and message of Christ. For more information, visit their website at InspireWesleyanChurch.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@newcityroc.com or 585-978-7110 or visit NewCityRoc.com.

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


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.


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.


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


Lulangilo (Hope) is a non-profit organization that supports the work of Children’s Nest Orphanage in Choma, Zambia. Lulangilo was founded in 2013 and has been faithfully providing financial, relational, and spiritual support for Children’s Nest.

Children’s Nest is a home for orphaned and vulnerable children. It is an established non-governmental organization in Zambia. Currently, Children’s Nest cares for almost 70 children. Most of these children are single orphans (one parent has passed away), and some are double orphans (both parents have passed away). Children arrive at Children’s Nest through Social Welfare and are immediately welcomed into the Children’s Nest family.

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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

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is 80% Muslim and 20% Christian. In order to help more people know God and make Him known, we support the following two ministries:

Wesleyan Christian College

Located in Gbendembou, near Makeni, the Wesleyan Christian College trains rural pastors in ministry, evangelism and necessary agriculture.

Pray for wisdom and understanding in learning, courage in preaching, teaching and evangelism and for necessary financing.

Accessible Hope International

Accessible Hope, started with the name Women of Hope, began 10 years after Sierra Leone’s civil war ended, to help women with disabilities understand their value in Christ and learn a trade. In Sierra Leone, people with disabilities are often believed to be demon-possessed and without value. They are often shunned and have difficulty providing for themselves. As the ministry grew, it became apparent that a theology of disability needed to be developed so that churches would understand their responsibilities in accepting and encouraging this very vulnerable population. Other countries started hearing of this ministry and asked that trainers be sent to teach them. Along with this, it became apparent that many men with disabilities also need encouragement. In 2019, the name was changed from Women of Hope to Accessible Hope.

Though now an international ministry, the Sierra Leone portion is based in Makeni. The stated mission is: Facilitating Gospel-centered transformation for people with disabilities around the world by equipping the global Body of Christ to open wholistic doors of access.

Pray for fearless leadership, financial provision and to know how the Lord may want you to partner with them.

For More Information Contact:

Steve Gardner

Southern Africa

Brian and Tracy Heffron

Brian and Tracy have returned to the Finger Lakes area, but they still are involved with ministry throughout 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