MISSIONs: Local & GLobal
Through Central’s local mission partnerships, we are committing money, volunteers, time, and energy into what our Lord is doing right here in Amarillo. The Bible says we are created by God to do good works which he has prepared in advance for us to do. And those good works are all around us. We believe our local missions partnerships provide more opportunity for Christian ministry and more potential for God’s salvation.
As part of Central’s proud heritage of global missions, we provide financial and spiritual support to several church planters and missionaries around the globe. Our Lord calls us to proclaim the Good News of his Kingdom to all the world. And our partnerships with his servants in Latin America, Africa, India, and Eastern Europe allow us to participate in God’s Gospel work in faraway places.
How can I participate?
You have several options for how to give to missions at Central. You can give weekly to the missions fund, give a sum amount on Missions Sunday in October, or make a pledge to fulfill throughout the year. You can give digitally or in person. However you choose to give, our prayer is that God uses those funds to his glory throughout the world.
Pray with us throughout Missions Month using the Mission Highlight for each day. Follow the calendar here.
Your time and involvement are just as important as the money you can give. Contact us if you'd like to get involved.
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Central is supporting Matt Jones with Empower One. Through this ministry, Matt works with native preachers in Uganda and Sudan to equip them to lead and spread the gospel. Empower One equips local leaders to establish churches in order to reach the unreached in the hard places of Africa.
Amarillo: Bivins ELementary
Central continues its partnership with Bivins Elementary School here in our neighborhood. Funding this year provided teacher appreciation throughout the year, Snack Paks packed and delivered for over 110 kids each week, and family support through a social worker.
HopeChoice is one of our local missions that partners with 1000+ clients each month and provides services, including pregnancy care, educational classes, and post-abortion support. Your mission’s giving helped support retreats and provided operating funds.
Amarillo: Life Challenge
Life Challenge is a faith-based recovery program for men coming out of addiction. The program exists with the intent of rebuilding hope, renewing life, and restoring families through a 12-month commitment by participants. Your giving helps fund their operations which include maintaining their campus and providing vocational programs for their participants.
Central has partnered with Martha’s Home for many years, and that relationship continues. Based on the giving from last Missions Month, Martha’s Home received the salary for a case worker and funds to continue operations. Your giving also provides the meals provided for Martha’s Home residents every Wednesday evening.
Growth is happening at The PARC (Panhandle Adult Rebuilding Center), and your giving has been a part of that. This year’s funds from Central helped cover operational spending as well as contributed to The PARC’s capital campaign for expanding its space to serve even more participants.
One of our newer partners is a new mission work in Brazil. Under the supervision of Great Cities Missions, two families are serving in Boa Vista, Brazil. They have established a growing church community there, and they are also ministering to Venezuelan refugees that arrive in Boa Vista.
Colombia: Byron & Sandra Cana
Byron and Sandra Cana along with their sons Diego and Derek work with the church in the Suba neighborhood of Bogota, Colombia. They have purchased a building for their congregation and they’re in the process of getting furnishings in place. A team from Central was able to visit the Canas this past summer.
Florida: Junior & Patricia Lira
Junior and Patricia Lira are in Boca Raton, Florida establishing a church in the Portuguese-speaking community there. They are working with another couple, the Borbas, on this new project. They have recently secured a permanent building for their church congregation to meet in.
Guatemala: Health Talents International
Health Talents International has been serving the health, educational, and spiritual needs of people in Guatemala through Clinica Ezell, Clinica Caris, and multiple mobile clinics for over 50 years. Volunteers, medical professionals, students, and followers of Jesus are all blessed by joining the work God is doing through this place of healing and hope.
Starting this year, we are supporting a new work in India. Our new partners in Bhimavaram have a preacher training and support program. They also provide benevolence and healthcare services, run a school, and provide a foster care program. We are excited about supporting this new work.
Kenya: Alara & Ring Road
The partnership with the Alara and Ring Road schools in Kenya has brought many positive changes to the communities there. This year the funds you gave provided uniforms for 300 unsponsored high school students as well as provided food for the community. In June, a team from Central traveled to Kenya for the first time since 2019 and took purses and hygiene items provided by the sewing ministry of Central’s Dorcas House. These gifts were given to the 72 girls living at Sommer Girls Home at Ring Road, and the girls were also provided with a field trip experience.
New York: Seth Bouchelle
Seth Bouchelle is our missionary in New York City, and Central continues to support his efforts there. By living in the city and engaging with his neighbors, Seth is building faith communities where he lives. To connect people to Christ, he works with home churches in the Bronx as well as training others for discipleship.
Our House in Pilipovichi began as a way to meet needs and provide direction for young men and women in orphan care. Due to the combination of the war in Ukraine and the change in support for orphans in their country, there are no new young adults entering the program. Therefore the work at Our House will be phasing out within the next year or so. We’re thankful to be able to partner with them as this important work comes to a close.
Great Cities Missions
Central has a long-standing relationship with Great Cities Missions that began over 40 years ago. GCM trains, sends, and supports over 100 missionaries throughout the Latin World. Missions funding from Central continues to provide annual support for their organization as God reaches more corners of the world through their work.
Internships & Central Member Mission Trips
We believe that God is at work throughout the world through a variety of people, and we want to help make that a reality for our own members. With funds given through Missions Month, we are able to help cover the costs for members participating in mission trips outside of Central or to pay for internships with either our global missionaries or local partners.
Student Mission Trips
Funding received during Missions Month also benefits our Student Ministry participating in mission trips. Our students have the opportunity to serve and lead at Camp Blessing—a summer camp experience for students with special needs. Additionally, both middle school and high school teens participate in Students in Action—three days here in Amarillo dedicated to serving through our outreach ministries, with our local mission partners, and with other organizations in our community.