Missions

Christ Is Life Ministries

Christ Is Life Ministries (CILM) is a non-profit, non-denominational ministry. Bill Loveless is the director of the ministry. He was a commercial general contractor for 25 years before entering full-time ministry. The reason Bill went into ministry had everything to do with what God did to radically change his life.

Bill was saved at age 18, but for thirty years as a Christian, he wandered in a wilderness of spiritual performance for God trying to earn His love, acceptance and worth. He had severe internal struggles with fear, anxiety and worry that overcame him for most of those thirty years. His defeat in the Christian life got to a point that in 1998, while an elder at a former church, he told his wife, Paige he wanted out of the Christian life. He was spiritually exhausted. In late 1998, Ian Thomas, founder of Torchbearers, was invited to his church to speak. The first words he shared were:

“God never intended for you to live the life that only Christ can live in and through you.”

The Lord showed Bill through Ian Thomas’s words that he had been living much of his Christian life out of self-effort and self-sufficiency. He realized for the first time that God didn’t want to help us live the Christian life but He actually wants to be our Source for living the Christian life. This was such a transforming time for Bill that five months later God called Bill out of his business and eventually led him into full-time ministry with Exchanged Life Ministries Texas (ELMT) in Dallas. In October, 2003 the Lord called him and Paige out of ELMT to form Christ Is Life Ministries. They moved to San Antonio in April, 2004 and are now working with several churches in the area and throughout Texas.

 


Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center

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In 2000 approximately 3 million women were forced to deal with the fear and trauma of an unplanned pregnancy. Too many times they found that they could turn to no one for help.

If you or a loved one should ever need pregnancy support, remember the Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center are a phone call away. The Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center is a private non-profit center offering women pregnancy support free of charge.

Click here to go to the Hill Country Pregnancy Center web site

 


American Educational Development, Inc.

 

Faith, Hope and Love to the Restricted Access Countries of Asia.

Tim and Vanessa Ekno established AED in 1996 as a tool for taking the gospel into communist Vietnam. AED is now used
to assist in the development of educational, humanitarian, and evangelical programs throughout South Asia. Presently AED is working in India and Sri Lanka, attempting to help people suffering with Leprosy.
It is critical to be passionate about sharing the message of Christ and for the world to see compassion expressed in tangible ways to those who are in need.   AED provides deep bore wells, homes, food, clothing, and establishes churches in leprosy camps in the states of Karnataka and Andre Pradesh, India, and areas of Sri Lanka.

 


 

David and Denise Love Ministries

David & Denise first went to the mission field in March, 1983.  For eleven years they ministered in Colombia, South America and seventeen years at Rio Grande Bible Institute, Edinburg, Texas.

Over the years they served in the following areas: dorm parents for 17 boys (missionary children) with New Tribes Mission in Villavicencio, Colombia; Bible Institute teacher with NTM in Fusagasugá and radio ministry; inductive Bible study trainers with Precept Ministries in Bogotá, Colombia, lay-counselors; church planters; youth ministry and in National leadership development.

Currently, they are missionaries with Fellowship International Mission, in Allentown, Pennsylvania on loan to Rio Grande Bible Institute; a faith mission, serving on the Texas-Mexico border. David and Denise are full-time missionaries with RGBI.

The fall of 2011, David accepted the position of the Academic Dean of the Bible College. Rio Grande Bible College is an accredited Bible College with the ABHE. It has a one year, two and four year program. It has a student body of around 150 with students coming from 15 different Latin American countries to study.

Since leaving Colombia in August 2002 the Loves have continued to develop a partnership ministry with the National pastors and missionaries they have trained over the years. There are now around 20 pastors and missionaries that are associated with this ministry working in the Amazon regions of Colombia and Peru. The nationals are doing the work of evangelizing tribal groups in difficult to reach areas. The Loves lead short term mission’s trips each summer back to Colombia with their church in McAllen, Texas; Calvary Baptist Church and also Community Bible Church in Marietta, Pennsylvania to encourage and minister to the pastors, missionaries and the believers living in their tribal villages.

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 Crossway International – Dean Chollar – Pointing the Way to the Cross Internationally

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 CrossWay International is a mission organization dedicated to the clear presentation of the gospel of grace. We are involved worldwide in:
Opening Hearts for the Gospel with water well drilling, clinics, schools, and support for orphans and needy kids
Sharing the Gospel (the good news of God’s free gift to us of eternal life)
Training Others to Share the Gospel in Nicaragua, and Kenya.
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Tommy and Kannika Tucker – Missionaries to Thailand

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 Thomas, Kannika and Austin Tucker – Missionaries in Thailand
Thomas (Tommy) first arrived on the mission field of Thailand in March 1990 with church planting as the ministry objective.  He was single and spent the first six years in Samut Sakorn an hour outside of Bangkok.  In 1996 he moved to the northern province of Chiang Rai where he spent the next 17 years working with the hilltribes in the Golden Triangle.  While there he invited Kannika who had graduated from Bible college to help in teaching the Christian men and women how to read and write so they could study the Bible and be leaders and teachers in the churches.  During this time she also developed a ladies and children ministry.  In September 2001, they were married.  Their son was born in August 2005.  In 2013 they moved to Bangkok to team up with a fellow missionary.  Every ministry is focused toward church planting.  From creating opportunities for witnessing to discipleship, and leadership training.   
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 Sewing For The Nations

Faith Bible Church proudly participates in this amazing mission endeavor – sewing dresses and clothing for children in Kenya!  With these dresses in hand, local Kenyan  pastors have a valuable tool to get into villages to share the good news of Life in Jesus!  Each dress sewn will be the first “new” item these children will ever receive in their lives.
‘Truly I tell you,
whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matt. 25:40
Are you interested in putting your sewing skills to use for those in need? Our group makes simple clothing – dresses, shorts, skirts and shirts for children in Kenya.  Please contact Gwen Zapata (210-884-4872)  to learn more about our projects and a way that you can be a part. We have all the supplies and will even be happy to help you learn to sew if you are a beginner. You will be truly blessed.
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  MJ Cox in Uganda with Mission to the World (MTW)

Ugandan children under the age of 5 have a high mortality rate due to preventable diseases such as malaria, dehydration, and pneumonia. In MJ’s first two years in Uganda, dispelling beliefs that herbs and sacrifices of witchcraft would heal the patient were some of many challenges she faced. As part of MTW’s church-planting team, MJ desires to continue using her experience in healthcare and community health education to connect at-risk or vulnerable people to health resources in the name of Jesus. She also has a passion to disciple and equip Ugandan women to serve their communities and impact the next generation with the gospel.

The MTW Kampala team seeks to work alongside Ugandan believers to proclaim the gospel and make disciples in all areas of life, along with Spirit-led deeds of justice and mercy to the poor. Part of their vision is to see a church planted in southern Kampala in the next few years. Although 85 percent of Ugandans will identify themselves as Christians, many false teachers and corruption can be found in local churches. Transformation of individuals through new life in Christ results in stronger families, healthier communities, and truth-centered as well as doctrinally-sound churches.

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Taking It To The Streets

Taking it to the Streets ministers to the homeless and impoverished of San Antonio and the Hill Country by serving meals, distributing clothing and other basic necessities, and building God-honoring relationships with those we serve.

This picture says it all: hardworking, God-loving, and maybe a little goofy, this awesome gang of volunteers served up a truckload of great tacos along with much needed fellowship to our less fortunate brothers and sisters in downtown San Antonio.

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 Contact:  Wayne Varco 830.832.3063 for more information
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Christian Men of Boerne

Cold turkeys and hot oil make for male bonding in Boerne!

Maybe it’s an excuse for some male bonding, or maybe it’s a reason to give the women a break in the kitchen.

Or maybe there’s a more “manly” theory as to why hundreds of men spent the eve of Thanksgiving frying turkeys at the Kendall County Fairgrounds.

“I always say that men like to cook when danger is involved, and when you have these 350-degree, three-gallon fryers and you put a turkey inside, it’s pretty exciting,” said Bart Graves, a longtime veteran of the annual Men’s Turkey Fry that feeds low-income families for the holiday.

bill-laneWhatever the incentive, for the past 14 years the annual event has drawn hundreds of male volunteers from seven churches around Boerne, including some who may have only enjoyed the end result of a Thanksgiving meal and others more familiar with a holiday preparation process that’s stereotypically reserved for the gals.

Using 70 cookers, the guys deep-fried 350 birds, starting around 9 a.m. Wednesday and ending around noon. A box containing dressing, potatoes, green beans, fruit cocktail, some rolls and a pumpkin pie completed each meal.

Bill Lame, the founder of the Christian Men of Boerne, says the organization’s annual turkey fry brings together and bonds its participants, who prepare up to 300 turkeys and fixings for families in need.  You can reach Bill Lane at 210-373-7177.

Contact Wayne Varco for Faith Bible Church participation in this organization:  830-832-3063

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San Antonio Pregnancy Care Center – Saving One Life At A Time

The Pregnancy Care Center has been serving the community of San Antonio since 1981. We are a non-profit, non-denominational faith based 501(c)(3) organization. We do not receive or accept any government funds and are solely supported by donations from churches, individuals, businesses and fundraising events.

babyThe Pregnancy Care Center is an affiliate of Heartbeat and Care Net, a life-affirming, evangelistic ministry to people facing unplanned pregnancies.  Our mission is to Reach and Rescue as many lives as possible, around the world, through an effective network of pregnancy help ministries that Renew their communities for LIFE.  They achieve this mission by supporting the largest network of pregnancy centers in North America and by operating the Option Line call center and website that assist women in need around the clock.  We RESCUE those who are reached through our life-support network of pregnancy centers providing true reproductive health care, ministry, education, and social services where lives are saved and changed.

Contact: , (210) 614-5433

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Good Shepherd’s Ministries (GSM) in Mongolia with David Beckett

Our Leadership team came to realize the importance of discovering God’s main stream of work in Mongolia and making sure we are prepared to join Him. We truly believe the purpose of GSM is to encourage and equip Mongolian Christian young professionals to have the heart to serve their community and share what they were freely given.  In other words, the Leadership team and GSM aim to be an open invitation for young Mongolians to seek and join God’s greater plan.

www.GSMMongolia.com david@gsmmongolia.com 210-296-8855

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