Outreach Christian Fellowship
From the Director... Here at Outreach Christian Fellowship we are blessed to be able to work with so many Missionary families serving around the world. If you click on the name of the missionary you will find a monthly update from most of them. Some of the missionaries work in sensitive areas and we do not publish information about them or their ministry at their request due to the fact that it might hinder the work. The ministry of Outreach Christian Fellowship is unique in that it is not denominational but solidly evangelical in doctrine and practice. We do not ordain or commission missionaries. We believe that to be the ministry of the local church that sends them forth. For that reason the missionary can retain his or her individual church affiliation. Most churches are not set up to handle individual missionary accounts. Thats where we come in. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that handles the finances for the individual missionary and prints news letters where that service is needed. Other services can be provided when needed. We are regularly adding new missionaries. If you need more information or a preliminary application it can be found on this Web Page.
It has been sometime since I updated this page. Overall I think the year 2012 was a good year. My personal travels were limited due to health problems. I am past those health problems and looking forward to new travels. I was scheduled for my annual Honduras Children’s Christmas Outreach in December with a team of four other men. Just before I was to depart there was a death in the family and I had to stay behind. The team continued on and had a very good outreach. They provided gifts and food to more than 500 children. In addition they ministered in the juvenile detention Centers, churches, street ministry and feeding centers. You can see some recent pictures of the outreach in another part of the Web Page. We also provided funds to provide for gifts and food for about 200 children in Bluefields, Nicaragua.
Our missionaries report a good year, yet with many challenges. One of the greatest challenges that missionaries face is a consistent financial base. When you are a long distance from your home base and you are short on finances it can be a real trail of faith, especially for the unseasoned missionary. God is faithful.
We have added new missionaries during 2012 but we have had some to retire. Health problems have brought others home temporarily. We have other applications waiting.
As Director of Outreach Christian Fellowship I have spring outreaches planned for Honduras, Nicaragua and Haiti. Please pray for missionaries around the world. It is becoming a very dangerous calling. Missionaries are being threatened, imprisoned and even killed for taking a stand for Jesus.
We’ve just finished an Outreach to a small island off the East Coast of Nicaragua called the The Bluff. The Bluff is about a thirty minute ride by boat from the mainland city of Bluefields. My good friend, Pastor Ike Roberts and I departed Tyler, Texas on April 15 and returned April 22. The Bluff for years has been a sleepy fishing community of about three thousands with wages of about $2.00 per day if you had a job. In recent months there is off shore oil excitement on the island and more jobs are available. The oil company is making a lot of improvements to the town such as streets and drainage. I pray that the people will see the new economy as provision from the Lord for their families.
Pastor Ike Roberts and myself ministered three services each day for five days. Even though most of the people on the East Coast speak English, Spanish is still their first language. For that reason all of the teaching was done through a translator. We had wonderful worship and a very good response to the ministry of The Word. As we departed the people were asking with tears in their eyes when we would be returning. Please join us in prayer for Pastor Leland Hodgson, the local pastor and his people as they continue laboring together.