World Wide Missions
Matthew 28:19: "Go ye therefore and teach all
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and
of the Holy Ghost."
states that it is the church's responsibility to send forth laborers.
Christ Community Baptist Tabernacle seeks to train
young men and women the Bible so that they may go forth from our church
and teach others. At Christ Community Baptist Tabernacle we understand
the call of Mark 16:15 that says: And he (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye
into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. We consider
the support of missionaries to be an essential part of our church and we
believe that giving is the way for us to reach the world with the gospel
of Jesus Christ.
At present the church supports 17 missionaries who share God's Word in
Mexico, England, Slovakia, China, Ghana, New Guinea, India, Honduras,
and ministries in the including a Christian
School, and Child Evangelism Fellowship. Below are our missionaries.
Where we could we linked the missionaries to their own web pages which
when clicked opens a new window to their ministry website. Please
remember to PRAY for these dear Brethren.
Our annual Mission Conference in April keeps us
aware of the needs of the world.
All are encouraged to give to
Missions for the cause of Christ.
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Flossie Abbott Hananeel House Tom & Jane Dotson CEF-NJ GCCS Jim & Roberta Hill Eddie & Marta Ray
Neil & Beth Ray Timothy & Ramona Abbott Ray & Sheila Davis Bud & Bonnie Morton Andres & Ginger Franco
Charlie & Julie Luther Shaji & Reena Jose LeRoy & Amber Rolston Derrick & Julianna Morlan Angela Baker The Pines
CCBT Supported since 1968
Ed & Flossie Abbott, Missionary, Mexico
Edward Abbott was reared in a Christian home and saved at the age of
ten. He was called to full-time service as a teenager. He received
his B.S. degree at John Brown University. While earning his graduate
degree at Faith Theological Seminary, he married Flossie Hamilton,
who also was reared in a Christian home. She was saved at age 5.
Their only United States pastorate was in New Jersey from 1963 to
1967. On Sept 12, 1967, God made clear His calling to the Abbotts
for service in Mexico. They arrived on the field in May of 1968,
with their four children.
Following a year of language study and acquaintance with the field,
culture and work, they began their primary ministry, a Bible
Institute for village youth. Village evangelism, children’s classes
and church planting also occupied much of their time.
Over the years Edward has written and developed the entire Institute
course; trained graduates to teach in the Bible institute. He has
also written, prepared and distributed thousands of Bible teaching
lessons and booklets for Sunday Schools and Vacation Bible Schools.
He has also taught Bible doctrine and other Bible courses on video.
The courses are used in video Bible institutes in sixteen countries
with outstanding success.
The Abbotts now have eight children. Seven of them have married
Mexican Christians. Six of them and their partners, most graduates
of the Bible institute, are now serving the Lord fulltime in Mexico.
The Abbotts now have 21 grandchildren, all of them Mexican citizens.
In 1999 Edward resigned as director of the Institute which he
founded. His son, Timothy became the director for four years. In
June, 2003, upon his resignation, Andres Franco, one of the Abbott’s
son-in-law accepted the position of director of the Institute. He
has served in the Institute ministry since 1989.
In recent years Edward continues his writing and recording
ministries in Spanish. He has taught in the Institute, as well as
preaching and teaching in conferences and evangelistic campaigns.
The Abbotts began their Bible Institute ministry in 1969 for poor
village and other lower class Christian youths. All of the present
teachers in the Institute are graduates of the same. Graduates are
now pastoring, founding churches and working with other pastors and
missionaries in many parts of Mexico. More than forty are pastors.
The Bible Institute is a missionary effort. The students work
fifteen hours a week in kitchen, maintenance and construction work,
but pay nothing for room and board, or tuition. The Institute is
CCBT Supported by offerings of interested Christians and churches.
Mexican churches are learning to send offerings to the Institute,
but over ninety-five percent of the support still comes from the
Eben-ezer Institute has a building that houses offices and three
classrooms, dormitory space for about twenty men and a storage
building. The Abbott’s former home serves as school kitchen, dining
room and dormitory space for about eight girls. Andres’ family now
stays there during the school year.
Enrollment in recent years has run as high as fifteen young men and
five girls. Students attend classes Monday through Friday mornings
with a few classes in the afternoons. Most afternoons are dedicated
to manual labors. Evenings serve for study hours and church
services. On weekends all students are out in practical Christian
service in churches and missions, personal evangelism and
The Institution program first stresses preparation of the spiritual
life of the students, then solid Bible instructions, doctrinal
foundations and practical “how-to” courses to help equip them for
Christian service. The weekly practice of preaching and directing
Bible classes help students develop tools with which to give God’s
Word to their own Mexican people.
Bro. Abbott has had some physical challenges this year and would
appreciate your prayers for his health and their ministry. The
Abbotts have served the Lord faithfully all of these years and
desires to serve as long as the Lord leaves them here.
You may write
them at P.O.
Box 2023, Harlingen, Texas, 78551.
CCBT Supported since 1970
Hananeel Ministries P.O. Box
11527 Phila. PA 19116
can be described as an independent, fundamental, Bible believing
ministry. We are "Baptistic" and hold to a dispensational
understanding of Scripture. We therefore not only believe in
Israel's PAST, as taught in God's Holy Word, but also in Israel's
FUTURE as foretold by Scripture, God's prophets and Messiah Himself.
We therefore labor in the PRESENT, convinced of God's continued and
faithful love for His people yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
We believe in the verbal plenary inspiration and inerrancy of the
HOLY BIBLE; the fall and total depravity of humanity and their need
for regeneration by faith alone in the sacrificial death of the Lord
Jesus the Messiah; the eternal life of the saved, the eternal
punishment of the lost; and the absolute Deity of the Lord Jesus;
His virgin birth; His perfect humanity; the efficacy of His blood
"shed for the remission of sins"; His real bodily resurrection from
the dead and His ascension into Heaven; and the immanence of His
pre- millennial return.
We believe also that Israel is God's chosen nation, and that
nationally they are elected to have an entire generation of Israel
that shall be saved (Romans 11:25-26) after the Church is pre-tribulationally
"caught up" to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17). We
also believe that in the meantime, both Jewish and Gentile people
who are outside of faith in Messiah are lost and without hope, and
thus require the preaching of the gospel (Romans 10:1-5) for their
CCBT Supported since 1980
Tom & Jane Dotson
Tom & Jane Dotson
Ministry: Church planting & Christian school
Home Church: Faith Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC
On Field Since: 1981
Near the end of Tom's studies at Bob Jones University, the Lord
spoke to his heart and asked him and his family to go to England
as missionaries. At that time, Tom was pastoring a church in
northeast Georgia and planned to move to that area to further
the ministry. After receiving this calling, he resigned from the
The Dotsons applied to GFA Missions, raised financial and prayer
support, and moved to England in September 1981. The Lord
impressed upon their hearts to begin ministering in a village
near their current location, a small village called Brimpton,
which is located approximately 50 miles west of London. Their
church is an independent Baptist church and was established in
The Dotsons first started Faith Baptist Church. The church met
in village halls and had a large contingent of American military
attending since it was near an American air base. Eventually the
air base was closed, and all the Americans left. Having made
contact with a lay preacher in Brimpton, Tom talked with him
about the possibility of merging Faith Baptist with the church
that he attended. Eventually they were able to make that move,
and Tom became the pastor of Brimpton Baptist Church.
The church is growing spiritually and numerically. In addition
to the church building, there is a small school building that
was used for Sunday school classes. It is now used to help tutor
children who are home educated. The Dotsons are in the process
of building an extension to the school building so that this
part of the ministry can become a Christian school. There is
also a Bible institute to help train the church folks and give
them a good knowledge of the Scriptures.
Tom will eventually turn this work over to a national pastor in
the Lord's timing and according to His will. He and Jane are
thankful for the privilege of being able to work in England, and
they expect the Lord to do greater things.
CCBT Supported since 1982
125 S. Main St.
Elmer, NJ 08318
CCBT Supported since 1982
Gloucester County Christian School
Gloucester County Christian School has been established to assist Christian parents in the education of their children.
Our objective is:
√ To equip our students for life (Getting the tools)
√ To edify our students to live for Christ (Using the tools)
√ To educate our students for the Christian life (Mastering the tools)
2 Timothy 3:16,17
Gloucester County Christian School is owned and operated by Hardingville Bible Church. The school is located on 60 acres of land near Pitman, Richwood, and Barnsboro, NJ. Organized by a group of parents in 1964, there has been a Christian school on the property ever since. We have students in grades Pre-school through twelve. The students excel in local, regional and national academic/fine arts and sports competitions.The faculty is selected on a number of criteria including their Christian testimony, education preparation, and teaching experience; with the goal of giving each student a thorough Christian education. Teachers are required to be in accord with the school’s Christian philosophy of education and doctrine. Each academic subject is taught and viewed through a biblical perspective.
CCBT Supported since 1984
7413 Park Drive
Houghton, NY 14744
Roberta: 716-796-3861 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings from Bratislava, Slovakia!
Yes, you read that correctly – Bratislava, Slovakia! This is where
we served for almost eleven years with TWR. That is also where BERC
was established and has ministered to many families since 2004. You
may remember that BERC stands for Bratislava Educational Resource
Center, which Roberta started at TWR’s request, to aid missionary
families in Bratislava with educational needs. Just when we
regretfully thought we would have to close BERC, Melanie (A BERC
graduate) and her husband, Andrew, expressed the strong desire to
come and continue the ministry! Please be praying for Melanie,
Andrew, and Daska as they finish their schooling, raise support, and
prepare to head overseas.
Do you remember our prayer request in the previous prayer letter
about discerning what God would have us do next? Well, God has
answered. Recently, TWR approached me with an offer to take a newly
forming position in Cary, North Carolina. Roberta and I will
relocate to TWR headquarters in October. In this role, I will draw
on what I have previously done through 26 years of TWR service. The
position will have me working with many different TWR departments,
TWR ministries, and TWR partners helping them have multiple uses for
radio programs, videos, literature, etc. & enabling these items to
be repurposed and redeployed greatly expanding their impact
globally. I will be responsible for managing the western hemisphere
involvement. Basically, I will be developing and managing a new
digital warehouse, overseeing the receiving and distribution of
material, as well as making sure it is properly organized and
stored. Thanks for praying for us.
What can you specifically pray for now? Four things we would
appreciate prayer for: a God-directed solution about our house in
Houghton – renters or buyers, the move and adjustments in North
Carolina, housing there, and grace to learn all that is required in
my new position.
Being back here in Bratislava reminds me of the past ministries
we have been privileged to be a part of, and yet is also testifies
that the work is not done – much more needs to take place, whether
through BERC or TWR or other avenues. Changes take place over the
years, but one thing has not changed: people need the Lord. Thanks
again for helping us serve Him, share Him and worship Him with our
Lord with You,
Jim and Roberta Hill
CCBT Supported since 1998
Eddie and Marta Ray
Far East Baptist Missions
The Ray family are missionaries to China.
(Neil & Beth Ray recently
joined with Neil's
parents Eddie & Marta Ray).
In the past few months we have seen growth at Truth Baptist Church. We have seen the Lord add some to the church, and have seen others take steps of growth in the Lord. I have been preaching through a series on Scriptural principles. I have taken the last three months to deal with specific principles ranging from Christian liberty to New Testament giving. I have spent three to four weeks on each topic. It has been encouraging to see some growth among the church people as a result.
In the last few weeks, I have had opportunity to meet with several pastors from all over China. My eyes have been opened for the need for basic Bible teaching and preaching among Chinese believers.
We will have to make a trip back to the States at the beginning of July to renew some US paperwork for my wife. We were planning to just make a quick trip, but with the baby due the second week of August, we will have to stay in the US until the baby is born. I plan to schedule a few meetings during the month of July to try to raise some much-needed ministry support. Please pray that this trip back to the US goes smoothly and that we can return to China quickly. As much as we hate leaving Beijing, this trip is unavoidable.
Beth and the baby are doing well. We found out last month we are having a baby girl. It’s actually a funny story because legally the doctors are not supposed to tell you the sex of the child. I explained to the doctor that we are just 老外 (lao wai - a bit of a derogatory term for foreigners) and we wouldn't care either way what sex the baby is. So she chuckled and not only showed us the ultrasound, but confirmed that we are having a little girl.
Please continue to pray and give toward the Digital Chinese Bible project. Interestingly enough, the Chinese pastors don’t need convincing that the Bible they are currently using is unreliable. Most would readily admit that it is faulty at best, but have nothing to replace it with. We are excited to soon be able to distribute copies of a reliable Chinese Bible.
Neal, Beth and Lois
Marta Ray is cancer free after
Safe arrival of our container
Check out Beth's blog
Beth’s language school
He Chen's Salvation
Zhang Yuan's Salvation
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Bethel Baptist Church
2155 Vann Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
CCBT Supported since 2000
Timothy & Ramona Abbott, Missionary, Mexico
Alto (Upper Room) Baptist Church
Timothy and Ramona Abbott joined IGM in 1996. Rev. 'Timo' is the son
of Edward and Flossie Abbott. He is the pastor of Alto Baptist
Church in Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico. They also have a VBS and
Youth Camp ministry.
CCBT Supported since 2001
Bro. Ray & Sheila Davis
Ray & Sheila Davis
Anniversary: 3/24/67 -- Birthdays: Ray: 7/2/47
CCBT Supported since 2002
CCBT Supported since 2005
Andres & Ginger Franco (Mexico)
and Eben-Ezer Bible Institute
and Ginger Franco joined IGM in 2005. Ginger is the daughter of
Edward and Flossie Abbott.
Andres is the director of Eben-ezer
Bible Institute, a tuition-free Bible training ministry in
Latest prayer letter:
http://www.igmonline.org/...../Franco February 2012.pdf
CCBT Supported since 2006
Charlie and Jill Luther
P.O. Box TD 1238
Takoradi, Ghana W/R
Joel 10/27/2000 |
Charissa 3/7/2005 |
CatieGrace 2/6/2009 |
Christianna 8/8/2006 | Joshua 6/18/2003 | Courtney 9/2/11
Charlie- 12/16 | Julie- 06/15
Charlie and Julie Luther Missionaries to Ghana,
West Africa have been married thirteen years and have
Charlie's Testimony and Call to Preach:
I came to faith in Christ with full assurance of my salvation when I
was eighteen years old. As a child, up to the day of my salvation, I
heard the gospel in Bible-preaching churches, but I never truly
repented of my sin and trusted on Christ for eternal salvation. John
1:12 was preached from the pulpit in college chapel at Pensacola
Christian College. As God, by His grace, lighted the way of
understanding of sin, righteousness, Christ, His grace, the cross,
faith, and repentance, I clung to Him because of His Word that says,
"But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the
sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." I was later
baptized by immersion with the desire to be continually obedient to
my Lord. In 1992, God very definitely called me into the Gospel
preaching ministry. My heart was as the apostle Paul's when he said,
"Woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!" Recently God has
placed a deep burden in our hearts for the people of Ghana, and a
desire to be God's instruments to plant churches and teach national
men to become preachers, missionaries, pastors and evangelists.
I was raised in a godly Christian home and heard the way of
salvation from my earliest days. At a very young age, I remember
starting each prayer, "Dear Jesus, please forgive my sins and come
back into my heart." My parents explained to me that once you have
asked Jesus to forgive your sins and save you, He will never leave.
At the age of seven, I realized that my prayers for salvation had
been only empty words. Understanding that I was a sinner and could
not save myself, I accepted Jesus as my Savior and I know He is mine
forever. I was baptized a couple years later and publicly
surrendered my life to do whatever God asked me to do. I have always
had a heart for missions. At the age of six, I decided that when I
grew up I would be a missionary nurse in the Philippines with my
aunt, Jan Whetstone. As I grew older, I knew I probably would not
work with my aunt in the Philippines, but the desire to be a nurse
and a missionary remained. I am excited that God has granted the
desire of my heart by calling us to be missionaries in Ghana, West
Missions--Six months in Ghana relieving missionaries who were home
on furlough. (Fall 1999-Spring 2000). Charlie also spent 8 weeks in
Ghana (1998). Julie worked in a mission hospital in Togo for 10
Local Church--Youth director at Clear Springs Baptist Church, Clear
Springs, Alabama (1996-1999).Youth pastor at Central Baptist Church,
Ocala, Florida (2000-2002). Involved in Children's Ministry, Adult
Sunday School, and Bus ministry at Tri-City Baptist Church,
Independence, Missouri (2002-2005)
Camp—Julie was a counselor for 4 summers and nurse 1 summer at
Lincoln Lake Baptist Youth Camp, Gowen, Michigan.
Charlie—Completed Advanced Missionary Training at Baptist Bible
Translators Institute . M. Div. from Heart of America Seminary ,
2005. M.A. in Biblical Exposition from Pensacola Theological
Seminary , 1999. B.A. in Bible from Pensacola Christian College ,
Julie—Completed Advanced Missionary Training at Baptist Bible
Translators Institute . BS in Nursing from Pensacola Christian
College , 1997. Registered Nurse.
Joel 10/27/2000 |
Charissa 3/7/2005 |
CatieGrace 2/6/2009 |
Christianna 8/8/2006 | Joshua 6/18/2003
January / February 2010
We have always said that being a family with five children is an
experience that never has a dull moment. However, since moving to
West Africa we now know that we have hardly seen excitement. We've
been in Ghana three weeks, and we are wondering how so many “events”
can happen in just 21 days: killing over 10 scorpions at our home,
Charlie and all five kids getting arrested for running a traffic
light that wasn't even working, not to mention all the living and
cultural adjustments that we've had to make. All that being said, it
has truly been wonderful to be here. God has so blessed, and we feel
so enriched knowing that so many folks are praying for us and for
those with whom and to whom we are ministering. Many thanks are in
order for your prayers.
We have been attending Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in a village near
Takoradi. Brother Ray Davis planted and currently pastors this local
church. He and his wife have been in Ghana for nearly ten years. It
is a great joy and privilege to be here with them as Brother Davis
was my pastor in Florida for 6 years when I attended college and
seminary. We cannot say enough as to how much the Davises are a
blessing to us. They have worked intensely preparing so much for our
arrival. And since we've arrived they have fed us, carried us
anywhere we've needed to go, and prayed with us and for us.
of the most glorious things we've seen is the spiritual growth in
the lives of those we knew ten years ago. When Julie and I filled in
here for Brother Mike Taylor and his family, we were giving
take-home Bible study lessons to several new converts. They would
return them for grading and we would give them more. They were as
sponges soaking in the truth of God's Word. How wonderful it is to
be back here and see two of these young men preaching on a regular
basis at Mt. Calvary Baptist. Evans Benyah (3rd from left) and Abbey
Nkrumah (4th from left) preach messages filled with Scripture and
practical application, going back and forth from English (Ghana's
Official Language) to Fante. These men are faithful to the Lord and
it is such an encouragement seeing them give their lives for Christ.
• Safe arrival and good health for all of us.
• Elizabeth Brown postponing her schooling at PCC to help us here
for 4½ months.
• Larry and Linda Morgan, missionaries here, gave us a 6 week old
German Shepherd – the children love her.
• Our container arrived and cleared customs.
• A close walk with the Lord for a strong family and effective
• Language Learning.
• Setting up house.
• Evangelism efforts to those who speak English well.
Since customs costs to receive boxes can be high, we are
discouraging any packages larger in thickness than a letter or
bubble letter envelope. Values on customs forms should be as low as
possible – the item’s worth (lower amount) not the price paid for it
CCBT Supported since 2010
Shaji & Reena Jose,
Biblical Baptist Church
Box # 12, Pampady
Kottayam, Kerala, India 686502
Jeffin (Mar. 01) Shaji (Nov. 23) Reena (Oct. 5)
Jennifer (Mar. 15)
CCBT Supported since 2012
Missionaries to Honduras
LeRoy & Amber Rolston
Toncontin O Comayaguela
Dear Pastor / Co-Laborer,
Thank you so very much for prayerfully considering our ministry. We are the Rolston family: LeRoy, Amber, LeRoy III, Callie Jean, and Jake. God has called us to take His gospel to the people in Honduras, Central America. As anywhere else in this world, there are many souls that are longing for truth in the land of Honduras.
A vast majority of Hondurans claim to be Catholic, but very few actually hold to this religion. As well as Catholicism, the country is influenced by Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Charismatic movement, and many other false teachings. In spite of these many religions, we are convinced that many Hondurans are in spiritual darkness.
Our goal is to show the people how they can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We so desire to give Hondurans the opportunity to trust Christ as their personal Savior and then to disciple them to give them the opportunity to be effective Christians. We are working along side Sam and Julie Hodges who have been working in Sabanagrande, Honduras for over twelve years. They had planted a church in this town, but were desperate for fellow laborers. The harvest in this mountain town is plenteous, but the laborers are few. As the Lord has allowed, we are assisting in the following various ministries: New Life Bpatist Church, New Life Baptist Seminary - training young men to start and pastor local new testament baptist churches, and New Life Bilingual Christian School (using the A Beka curriculum).
We pray that you would consider partnering with us and share the burden that God has given to us for Honduran souls. Thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter and we look forward to speaking with you in the future about the need for Christ in Honduras.
Because He Lives,
Bro. LeRoy Rolston
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Derrick & Julianna & Micah & Hadley & Titus Morlan
8 Outram Rd.
Cowley, Oxford OX4 3PE
ph: 07578 618654
CCBT Supported since 2012
15a Witney Street
Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 45N England
Phone (in England): 011447411674737
Temple Baptist Church
1700 W. Beaver Creek Drive
Powell, TN 37849
Temple Baptist Church
PO Box 329
Powell, TN 37849
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