Our Missions Philosophy

Our missions philosophy is that we as a Body of Believers are called not only to serve as Lights in the Darkness of our local community, but also to support the spreading of the Good News about God and His only Son our Savior, Jesus Christ, throughout the world.

We have a rich history of supporting Missionary families that are each committed to the goal of spreading the Gospel. Our Missionary families are an extension of our family and we not only support them financially, but also through frequent prayer, correspondence, and conversations. When they have a specific need we often support them. We strive to help them in the great work they are doing. Our Missions Committee meets monthly to pray for and communicate with our Missionaries.

Our Missionaries

Here are some of our Missionaries and how they are serving:


Cari Neff with CEF – Child Evangelism Fellowship in our Region
  • Christmas party clubs scheduled and 2-3 more party openings
  • Location for CYIA training school
  • Churches to sponsor Good News Clubs in Spotsylvania, Unionville, Orange, Gordon-Bourbor, and Lightfoot
  • CEF State Director
  • Increased support for Cari


Paul and Cheryl DeMena – with EFCA in Asia
  • Tent making; church planting and equipping.


Roger and Shelly Ishii – with the Navigators at U. of MD.
  • Ministry to college students and other Navigators.


Ron and Nancy Minton in Ukraine
  • Church planting, Bible college and evangelism.


Mike and Cindy Zello with Teen Challenge
  • Reaching young men and women who are struggling with addictions.


Kim and Jan Cone with EFCA in Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Reaching the Fulani people
  • Praise God for refreshing time with family, adequate health to return to the Fulani and for continuing peace in “our” Gamboula area
  • For peace in the rest of CAR where militia to the North and East continue to loot, burn houses, rape women, torture enemies and kill innocent civilians of all ages and genders.
  • That our many Fulani contacts will believe in our Lord Jesus Christ!
  • May God bless you all during this season.  We thank God for your partnership in bringing the Good News to the Fulani.


Missionary Updates

We get updates from our Missionaries regularly. Here are some recent updates we’d like to share so that you can pray specifically for them.

Ron Minton’s requests in January, 2017

Please pray – we appreciate all who pray for our needs. 
  • our health and safety
  • plans for visiting churches in the U.S.
  • for additional supporters
  • for the work that continues in their absence
Kim and Jan Cone’s requests  July, 2017


  • That God will continue to “enable us to live at peace with all [many different cultures here] men”!
  • That the Good News would impact Ingo’s life as we read Luke together.
  • That the Fulani women’s Bible study would transform lives.

Roger Ishii’s requests, February, 2017

  • May God continue to break down obstacles for the gospel to move among students at Washington Adventist U.
  • May the Lord empower Shelly with wisdom and endurance.
  • May the Lord give us perseverance in our tasks and wisdom to say “no”
  • Pray for the men in their ongoing battle for purity.
Cari Neff’s requests, May, 2017 
  • Praise for children who heard the Gospel this year
  • Praise for God’s faithfulness and provision for various issues that occurred
  • Praise for 6 summer interns who are helping with 5 Day-Club Ministry
  • More teens willing to work with us to teach 5-Day Clubs this summer and more locations
  • More churches to sponsor Good News Clubs at remaining elementary schools in Spotsylvania, Orange and Caroline Counties and the city of Fredericksburg 
  • Training school for summer missionaries