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MISSIONS

Our FPC mission partners share the good news of God's love with people around the world.

"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us—
so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.

May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.
May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.
May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.

The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us.
May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him." Psalm 67

Our Mission Partners

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"Hope for Syrian Students in Syria & Lebanon"
The National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon

The Outreach Foundation (TOF) connects Christians in the United States with church partners around the world. Since the start of the war in Syria, TOF is focused on securing funds to sustain congregations and families in Syria and in supporting Schools for Refugee Children in Lebanon. FPC's support is focused on these schools through a project called, "Hope for Syrian Students in Syria and Lebanon."

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"Rebuilding Hope in South Sudan"
The Presbyterian Church of South Sudan

Since 2012, representatives from TOF have been visiting the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCoSS) to accompany it on its mission to build a strong country through healthy churches and church-based schools. TOF works in partnership with the PCoSS to reach out to members who have been displaced due to an on-going civil war. FPCSD is supporting these efforts to “Rebuild Hope in South Sudan.” Frank Dimmock of TOF is our liaison with the South Sudan ministries.  

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Icthus International
Luis Yon, Director
 

Icthus grew from a 1964 short-term mission trip to Guatemala by First Pres Eagle Scout, Don Weisbrod. Icthus prepares young people for service and leadership wherever God leads by equipping churches with training and programs throughout Latin America. On May 1, 2022, Don passed the leadership torch to Luis Yon, Icthus's new Executive Director.

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Lorrie Yturralde Faivre
Steve Faivre

CRU International

Lorrie and Steve Faivre work from San Diego for CRU International headquarters in Orlando. They seek to have an enduring global impact through Cru's Significance Project, helping to equip others worldwide to be more effective in evangelism and discipleship. Lorrie married Steve Faivre in December 2020.

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Downtown Fellowship of Churches and Ministries (DF)
Ben Montoya, President

The Downtown Fellowship is a collaborative of over forty churches and ministries who partner with the community and serve the most vulnerable. The vision of the DF is the unity of the church and the spiritual and social renewal of downtown San Diego. The most vulnerable served include the homeless, youth at risk and low-income individuals. The DF also hosts the National Day of Prayer each year.

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Eva Liu Glick
InterVarsity - International Student Ministry

Eva, a First Pres member, mobilizes and equips InterVarsity staff and students to seek out, serve, and learn from internationals on college campuses across the U.S.  She and her team instill vision, create resources, consult, and conduct training with the vision to develop global disciples and  leaders from every nation to every nation.

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Egypt:
10th of Ramadan Church

 

This young congregation is in a new city, Tenth of Ramadan, located two hours outside of Cairo. A new church in Egypt is a rarity. This one serves 300-400 worshippers every Sunday evening in an impoverished neighborhood where funding is scarce to meet its growth and needs. Former Pastor Isaac is temporarily in Pasadena, California, with his family, while he works on a PhD in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary's School of Mission and Theology.

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Central Asia:
J and E* 

 

J and E * are members of FPC serving in Central Asia with their two children. The sensitivity of their work limits what we can describe here. Please see our printed missions brochure or contact the church for more information about their important and fruitful ministries.

* Full names and identifying information withheld for their safety.

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David and Lynn Frank
Wycliffe Bible Translators

David and Lynn currently work with three minority groups in two countries in West Africa to check Bible translations as part of Wycliffe’s goal to provide God’s word to all people in their own language. They also write and edit academic materials in support of Bible translation and literacy, which are published on www.sil.org or in print. 

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Mexico:
AMOR Ministries

Amor empowers churches and enriches local communities in Mexico by facilitating trips to build houses for families in need, keeping families together. These trips transform the lives of participants, “bringing people together to manifest the love of Jesus.”  FPC sends a team with Amor every spring. Gifts through FPC Missions provide scholarships for Amor team members.

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New Day Urban Ministries (formerly PUM)
Raul Palomino, Director

In a Christ-centered environment, New Day restores lives by equipping those in need to move forward with hope by providing essential services to the homeless, urban poor, veterans and those recently released from prison, in a safe, home-like setting where people are treated with dignity, respect and compassion. They provide basic services to individuals and families in need, assist clients as they search for employment, and offer prayer and spiritual support. 

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Uganda: Schools not Streets, Global
Noel Thomas Kalunda, Founder
 

Fifteen-thousand children currently roam the streets of Uganda; they tragically fall into drugs and sex trafficking.  Noel has started two boarding schools to provide some of these children with a safe place to live and a Christian education;  his plan is that these schools will become self-sustaining.

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Mongolia: Campus Crusade for Christ

 

Mongolia is still considered to be an unreached people group with less than 2 percent of the population to be Christian, We support three couples in the “New Life Teachers Movement” with the goal of bringing the gospel to all high school and university teachers in the country; and “To the Last Nomad”  reaching out to the nomads with the gospel and church planting in remote areas.

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Jonathan Yturralde
CRU MK2MK:
 

Jonathan, an FPC member, works with Cru's mk2mk (Missionary Kid To Missionary Kid) program. This ministry is directed toward coming alongside missionary kids as they impact their world for Christ. mk2mk primarily does this through conferences, site visits, team activities, annual mission trips and personal mentoring.

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Mexico:
Baja Presbyterian Missions
Jim Hancock, President

Baja Presbyterian Missions works in partnership with the Northwest Border Presbytery, raising money to help purchase land and buildings, to fund and oversee church construction projects, and to supplement a Baja pastor’s salary until each church is self-sufficient.

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San Diego Rescue Mission (SDRM)
Donnie Dee, President, CEO

The San Diego Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered non-profit homeless shelter and residential rehabilitation program serving thousands of men, women and children experiencing homelessness, hunger, poverty and abuse in San Diego County since 1955. They also serve the broader community through a food distribution program for local food banks and church pantries.

 

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