Information about our San Diego, California base coming soon!
We are excited to announce the opening of the Virginia Penker scholarship fund!
This fund will be used to help disadvantaged children participate in Urban Plunge trips around the nation. It will be given to families who can not otherwise afford for them to go.
The Urban Plunge is an incredible opportunity to serve God, bless ministries, and help youth discover their giftings, and dream about where God may be calling and using them in the future, and in their hometowns.
Scholarship donations can be any amount, but $65 will sponsor a child for one day, $130 will cover the cost of a weekend Plunge, and $250 will cover the cost of a week.
Virginia Penker was a beautiful example of love, mercy, and grace to everyone around her. Her home was a place of safety, where a hot meal was only one of many resources that she used to bless others. Virginia passed away at the age of 88 in December of 2014. The hope is that through this scholarship, her legacy of stewardship and hospitality would be passed on.
After college, Luis and Yvonne Juarez lived in San Jose, Costa Rica where they taught in the American schools as teachers. They also did street evangelism and other ministry there with missionaries. Following seminary, they joined Mission to the Americas and planted some churches. They are now living in San Diego where Luis is a pastor at Serra Mesa Christian Fellowship church.
Jeff and Angie both served at CFCI until Jeff took medical leave. Angie is the Global Teams Director, and she has been serving since October 2013. She enjoys working with the international teams and ministry bases. Her passion is to send people to the nations.
Carlos has served with CFCI for 15 years. He currently serves in Omaha, Nebraska at Beautiful Savoir Lutheran Church.
Giri and Jaisy began serving the immigrant communities in the Midwest region (USA) since 2009 through various sports, social events, Bible study groups etc. They also connect with the international students from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and reaching out to them with the love of Jesus.
Giri and Jaisy have three sons, Evann, Aarav and Aman. They presently live in Bellevue, Nebraska.
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Steve and Ruth work as a team teaching Spanish speaking churches how to evangelize and make disciples. Another part of their ministry, is teaching Spanish speakers how to use English as a second language in reaching out to the Hispanic community. Lastly, they pastor a Spanish speaking church. Steven teaches pastors and leaders once a year in the amazon of Peru to both the Hispanics and the Urarina Indians.
Barbara grew up on the mission field in India. She served in El Salvador in the 1990’s, before moving back to the United States where she worked as a nutritionist and hospital administrator.
In 2012, Barbara returned to El Salvador as a CFCI missionary, where she served for 9 years, working with youth in gang-controlled neighborhoods, and in prison ministry before joining the CFCI Administrative Team in Omaha. She currently works to recruit, train and send out new missionaries, as well as supporting the missionaries currently in service.
Barbara has two grown daughters, Bria and Andrea. In her free time, Barbara enjoys making quilts and swimming at the YMCA.
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Randy Fontaine has been doing full-time missionary work since 1992. The first fourteen years was spent as a missionary to truck drivers with Transport For Christ, Int’l. He then joined Christ For the City International as the U.S. Director in 2006.
He currently serves as a U.S missionary working as the Executive Director of Hope-Net Ministries in Council Bluffs, Iowa – www.hopenetministries.org
He and his wife Nadine were married in 1982. They have four sons: Jarrett, Ryan, Jonathan, and Nathan, and one grandson named Kian.
Ron and Amelia have been married for over 25 years and have two adult children, John Michael and Ann Elizabeth. Ron was a mechanical engineer who was called into ministry many years ago. He went to language school in Costa Rica, then served in Colombia for many years with the Latin America Mission. In 1999, he became a part of CFCI when he moved to Omaha. For two years he served as the finance officer before beginning focused work in the Hispanic community in Omaha.
Amelia was a trained teacher who worked with nonprofit ministry in Colombia for many years before meeting Ron. They did some studying at Christ For the Nations before returning to Colombia for three years with the Latin America mission. She has been working to develop the relationship between CFCI and the Hispanic pastors in Omaha. She also recently got her Masters in Psychology from Grace University and is working as a therapist.