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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 them at 120 North Main Street, Room 31, Canandaigua, NY 14424 or visit their 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.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. Contact our area representative Juju Braniecki at jbraniecki@fca.org or visit the FCA website at nyfca.org.

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.

The Spot

The Spot provides FREE school supplies, clothing, food, and shoes to K-12 students in need within the Canandaigua and Victor school districts. Contact Executive Director Sarah Chilson at TheSpotCanandaigua@gmail.com or TheSpotVictor@gmail.com or visit thespotny.org.

International Missions

Lulangilo

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. For more information, visit their website at lulangilo.org.

Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

Navigators – Abraham and Mary

Abraham and his wife 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. Due to the area they minister in, we cannot give out their personal information.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritans Purse that distributes shoeboxes packed with Christmas gifts to children all around the world. At a local church level, every Christmas season we ask our congregation to fill shoeboxes with presents. Those boxes get sent all over to children. Along with the presents, the children are taught about Jesus.  For more information, check out their website at SamaritansPurse.org.

SIM – South 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 the Heffrons at brian.heffron@sim.org or tracy.heffron@sim.org, check out their blog at theheffronfamily.com, or head to the SIM website, sim.org.za.

Wesleyan Christian College, Sierra Leone

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.