MISSIONS

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

THANK YOU

Thanks to your year-round giving, FPC has been able to send emergency funds to support our mission partners who are dealing with COVID-19 and other crises around the world:

COVID-19 Relief                                             Beirut Port Explosion

Outreach Foundation                                     Outreach Foundation:

Icthus                                                                Beirut Compassion Fund

Baja Presbyterian Missions

In honor of the decades-long ministry of Rob Weingartner, who is retiring from the

Outreach Foundation at the end of September 2020, FPC has sent a gift to:

The Amar al-Hosn Retreat Center in Syria

The Center will serve small and large churches in Syria and Lebanon as that region heals from years of war and unrest. The Center was one of the last projects that Rob helped develop.

Our Mission Partners

"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." Marilyn Borst of TOF is our liaison with these ministries. Learn More >>

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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.  Learn More >>

Lorrie Yturralde
CRU - Orlando, FL:

Lorrie Yturralde works at CRU headquarters in Orlando, assisting in the needs of worldwide staff and helping plan conferences and meetings. She works with The Significance Project team, sharing His love and using life coaching resources to see others around the world discipled and reached for Him.

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Eva Liu Glick
IV- International Student Ministry

Eva, a First Pres member, works with InterVarsity's International Student Ministry (ISM).  She is charged with mobilizing and equipping staff and students of InterVarsity to seek out, serve, and learn from internationals on America’s campuses. Eva instills vision, creates resources, consults, and conducts training at venues like Urbana, InterVarsity’s Missions Conference.

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Mongolia Campus Crusade
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New Life Teachers Movement and "To the Last Nomad" Project

Enkhbold Khurelbaatar is team leader of the New Life Teachers Movement. Their goal is to bring the gospel to all 40,000  High School and College level teachers in Mongolia. Enkhbaatar Zanaa leads the "To the Last Nomad" project. They strive to witness to every nomadic family in the 21 provinces of Mongolia and to establish home churches. FPC supports both of these mission teams. These dedicated missionaries are often themselves first generation Mongolian Christians.

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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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Egypt:
10th of Ramadan Church
Isaac William, Pastor

Pastor Isaac leads this young congregation 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.    Learn More >>

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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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Icthus International
Don Weisbrod

Icthus ministry grew from a 1964 short-term mission trip to Guatemala by a First Pres Eagle Scout, Don Weisbrod. This club-like Christian organization now thrives in 15 Latin American countries, training thousands of children in Christian service, leadership & life skills.

 

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

The San Diego Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered residential recovery and rehabilitation program for men, women and children suffering from the effects of homelessness, addiction, poverty, neglect and other forms of abuse and trauma.  The Mission also operates an overnight emergency shelter for women and children (Nueva Vida Haven), a licensed Christian preschool and Partners for the Hungry – a food distribution program for local food banks and church pantries.     Learn More >>

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Ghana:  BASIC
Rev. Seth Korentang

Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC) is working in Kasei, Ghana, in many areas of community development. They focus on education, church planting, medical and economic assistance, hoping to demonstrate Christian love through a model of cross-cultural service. FPC directs their support to the small Presbyterian church in this West African village.

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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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International Justice Mission (IJM) and 
Justice Task Force, First Pres

IJM is our partner in seeking justice for boys in Ghana who are trafficked away from home to Lake Volta and violently pressed into enforced labor in the fishing industry. First Pres assists IJM to mobilize Christian churches of Ghana to action, advocating justice and care for the boys. Our First Pres Justice Task Force partners with Churches Against Trafficking to increase awareness and combat sex-trafficking among minors in San Diego County.     Learn More >>

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

Ben Montoya & Bruce Menser along with others on their team and various members of the community make up this faith-based collaborative to engage with San Diego's downtown community. Their mission is to serve the most vulnerable and offer opportunities for spiritual and social renewal in our city, with a particular focus on homelessness outreach. Downtown Fellowship's members are collectively from over 45 churches, ministries, and community organizations that work together in shared compassion for our community.    Learn More >>

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