MAKING DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS
MAKING DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS
Here at Christian Hills, we maintain a strong focus on missions, both local and abroad. As a church, we support six home-grown missionaries. We also offer multiple open-invitation mission trips where we encourage anyone who feels called to participate. While the missionaries need and love financial support, the most powerful support you can offer is prayer. Check out what our missionaires are doing and stay in touch.
Tony Simon is a missionary from Christian Hills Church who has been planting churches in Mexico for the past 15 years. Tony and his wife Azucena have planted eleven churches in the states of Sinaloa and Nayarit. He works with La Fuente Ministries in Tepic, Nayarit, a ministry consisting of 21 churches where they minister to over 2500 people on a weekly basis. He is also a regular teacher in their bible school, Vanguard Bible Institute which is now an extension campus of Christian Life College. The vision of La Fuente Ministries is to plant over 100 churches in the states of Nayarit, Jalisco and the surrounding region. Tony and his wife want to personally plant and oversee 25 of these churches. They have two wonderful children, Andrea, 10 and Vanessa 8.
Christa McCartney has been a missionary with Go to Nations since May 2011. She graduated from Christ for the Nations school of missions in 2011. She served for two years in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Africa. Where she worked with a group of missionaries training up children’s evangelist and working with a center for street boys. She is currently serving in Iloilo, Philippines training up children’s workers in local churches. She has a heart to see the unreached children of the world discipled into the next generation of leaders.
Jon started his mission work in 1985 in Liberia where he planted churches. Due to the civil war, he moved to Guinea West-Africa in the early 90’s. There he served among the Mano tribe in the most southern part of the country. Together with his friend and colleague they started many churches in the region. They started a primary school and now a junior high school. At the start of the new millennium God gave a vision for them to start a health clinic and they started building in 2001. Today the health clinic has become a Medical Center and we are in the process of nationalization (turning it over the nationals). In 2002 Jon married Anja, an RN who had worked at a missions hospital in Gabon since ’91. Jon works in community development and Anja teaches and works as an RN at the medical Center.Facebook
Barbara Sobol has been in ministry for over 40 years. She is currently working in Central Mexico with the Purepeche Indians, co-pastoring a church in the mountainous regions. She has also worked as a missions pastor and Bible school director at Vida Abundante Church in Uruapan Michoacan. As the founder and CEO of Houses of Hope, she works to build small houses for the extremely poor of central Mexico.Facebook
Tom & Faith Kennington serve at the South Chicago Christian Center, on the south side of Chicago. SCCC has a center where teens & families can drop in for fellowship & free meals a couple nights a week. They also have a church service for the community every Saturday night, and host job readiness programs for the community.
Jeany Schmidt’s has been called to preach in the church to encourage the body and help them to have a deeper relationship with Jesus and a transformed life. Through teaching, she is able to help build deep relationships amongst the lost in order to better share Jesus.
God has given her the unique opportunity to print scripture portions and individual books of the Bible as they are translated into the 39 languages of Guinea. By doing this those who have never heard the gospel can have it in their own language that they may understand and respond to it.
Convinced that Christian education is an essential strategy for changing nations, Anna teaches children at Youth With A Mission’s Christian Heritage School and trains missionary teachers through Teachers for the Nations, a program designed to train missionary teachers in a Christian philosophy of education and to send them to establish Christian schools in the nations of their calling. Anna ministers internationally, preaching and conducting education seminars for educators, parents, and church leaders.