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 (4 of these) run by the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and 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.
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.
Coming in July! The Missions Team is partnering with the FPC Justice Task Force to sponsor a series of
book groups reading Jemar Tisby's 2019 book, The Color of Compromise. Please join us! Sign up here to receive details of available dates and times.
June is Missions Month at First Presbyterian Church of San Diego!
Join us each Sunday in online worship to see and hear from some of our Mission Partners.
Watch your email for video interviews or click on Schedule & Video Links button below.
Our FPC Mission Partners bring the good news of God's love to people around the world.
Read about their ministries below. Click on the Learn More buttons to see additional information.
Click on the Give buttons to donate to their ministries or use the Donation Form above.
June 2020 Goal: $20,000 Donations as of June 22: $12,600*
* All donations in June, up to $20,000, will be matched by FPC Missions
Meet our New Mission Partners
The National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon:
"Hope for Syrian Students in Syria & Lebanon"
The Presbyterian Church of South Sudan:
"Rebuilding Hope in South Sudan"
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.
Cru MK2MK: Jonathan Yturralde
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.
Cru Orlando, FL: Lorrie Yturralde
Lorrie Yturralde works at Cru's 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.
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.
Rev. Seth Koranteng
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.
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.
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.
InterVarsity - International Student Ministry
Eva Liu Glick
Eva, a First Pres member, works with InterVarsity's International Student Ministry. 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.
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.
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.
Mongolia Campus Crusade for Christ
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.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
David and Lynn Frank
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.
Downtown Fellowship of Churches and Ministries (DF)
Ben Montoya, President
Ben Montoya (DF President) & Bruce Menser (DF Board / FPC member)
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 all of the members of our community.
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.
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.
2nd Annual - God at Work in San Diego: A Call to Action! - Thanks to All!
On Saturday morning, February 8, 2020, we were blessed to have more than 50 people participate in FPC’s 2nd Annual God at Work in San Diego: A Call to Action! We worked with four of our local mission partners: Downtown Fellowship, Ladle Fellowship, New Day Urban Ministries (formerly PUM), and San Diego Rescue Mission. It was both educational and an opportunity to come alongside FPC’s partners who are displaying God’s love to our city every day! Join us next time!
Please continue to pray for our mission partners throughout the year as they minister to people in the difficult places God has called them. And pray for our church as we each learn more about what it means to make mission our life's purpose and the purpose of the church.