Global Missions

The Rock is excited to partner with missionaries who are doing gospel-centered ministry all over the world. Jesus commissioned His followers to "go and make disciples of all nations." Supporting and sending missionaries is a key component in being obedient to the great commission. Scripture is replete with exhortations to help those who are doing the work of spreading the gospel. Paul often received help from churches as he went about spreading the gospel to the gentiles. In Philippians 4:17, Paul says that he welcomes the church's support because it "increases to [their] credit." In verse 18, he calls their gifts a "sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God." Accordingly, we believe that our support of global missionaries is an acceptable and pleasing sacrifice in the eyes of God. As faithful stewards of God's resources, supporting missionaries is a wise investment in the growth of the kingdom of God.

Matt and Jessica Holt & Family
Safe Haven Village, Hope of Life International, Guatemala
The Holts provide "family style orphan care" to abandoned and fatherless children in Guatemala. It is Matt and Jessica's primary purpose to demonstrate the love of their heavenly father through love, dedication and discipleship to orphans in Guatemala who are placed in their home. The Holts trust Jesus' healing love and grace will transform broken hearts and restore lost hope in the lives of these children.

Mark and Lori Lloyd
Jesus Film Project - A ministry of Cru, Orlando, FL
The Lloyds are currently working in support roles with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) at their international headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Mark is working with The Jesus Film Project and helping to accelerate the translation of the Jesus Film into 865 languages with 50,000+ speakers. Once the film is translated and recorded it can be used for evangelism by local ministries. Mark assists with training and development worldwide. Lori works in the communications department at Women's Resources in support of Cru staff worldwide.

Jordan and Christina Marshall & Family
Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) - University of California, Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College
The primary purpose of the work the Marshalls are doing is turning lost students into Christ centered disciples. They evangelize college students, disciple them into a maturing faith, and send them out in the power of the Spirit to reach the people around them. Focusing on making disciples who are filled with the Spirit, the Marshalls send college students on missions in their own neighborhoods as well as to Tokyo, Puerto Rico, the Middle East and more!

We're thankful for the opportunity to support a family connected to TRCC. Christina's parents, Bob and Judy Paine, attended TRCC prior to her mom's passing in 2014.

Phil and Patti Monk & Family
Safe Haven Village, Hope of Life International, Guatemala
The Monks moved to Safe Haven Village on the campus of Hope of Life International in Guatemala to help transform the orphanage from an institutional-style setting to one that is based on families. They are a family of 13 with 8 Guatemalan and 3 American children. The Monks labor to disciple the children in their care, training them up biblically in the way they should go. They love and care for them as their own, which includes supporting them in all expected facets of life: Bible reading, instruction, and memorization, life skills, and helping with educational, medical, dental and social needs. The Monks are involved in many ongoing projects to improve the educational process, creating income opportunities for nearby villagers and special needs children, as well as serving and supporting their local church.

John and Tanya Rule & Family
Safe Haven Village, Hope of Life International, Guatemala
The Rules are engaging in "family style orphan care." Their primary purpose is to raise the children that God places in their home in a family environment filled with love, safety and forgiveness. The Rules are striving to bring these children up to know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to have a relationship with Him. The Rules desire is to raise leaders in their household who will fear God and change the circumstances in their country.

Geoff and Sue Russell
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Lancaster, South Carolina
Sue and Geoff Russell are support workers for Bible translation that Wycliffe does worldwide. Once they are fully funded Geoff will be working in the Aviation department in Waxhaw, NC to coordinate the training programs for Wycliffe missionary pilots. Sue will be working as a Spiritual Development Facilitator, tasked with helping missionaries find ways to maintain their spiritual health and vitality while on the foreign field. Geoff and Sue have over 20 years of experience as missionaries in Papua New Guinea with Wycliffe.

You're invited to attend TRCC's Global Missions meetings at any time to learn more about the missionaries we support, how to pray for them, as well as ways you can partner with them individually. Meetings are held several times a year.

For meeting times and questions regarding missions at TRCC, please contact Jill Pang at missions@trcclive.org.

"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'" Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

What's new in Global Missions

Help meet the needs list for the Monk Family. We’re excited to have Phil & Patti Monk and their 11 children visit from Guatemala. We look forward to hearing this missionary family share about what God is doing through this ministry on Sunday, April 9th.

We’re partnering with another local church to provide meals & transportation for the family while they visit Southern California for the week. We can also send supplies needed in Guatemala through an Amazon Wish List — items need to arrive in Virginia the first week of April for the Monks to bring back to Guatemala with them. Thank you for considering supporting God’s work through this family.

Sign up for a need below by emailing therock@trcclive.org. The list below will be updated regularly.

Meals:
Provide part of a meal for the family of 13. Allergies: Pork, Mayonnaise.
Deliver to the home the family is staying at in Chino Hills between 5:30PM-6:00PM. If no one is home, leave in the cooler on the porch, as they will return shortly. We’ll connect you with the other person bringing food that evening so only one of you needs to deliver.

  • Dinner Friday 4/7: Main dish and bread or starch
  • Dinner Friday 4/7: Salad or side and dessert
  • Dinner Sun 4/9: Main dish and bread or starch
  • Dinner Sun 4/9: Salad or side and dessert

Stock the Kitchen:
The family is staying at a home in Chino Hills for a week. Let’s stock the kitchen!
Deliver to TRCC on Sunday, April 2nd between 8AM-Noon or Tuesday, April 4th between 9AM-3PM.

Breakfast Items (enough for family of 13):

  • Frozen Waffles
  • Fruit
  • OJ
  • Cereal
  • Milk

Lunch Items (enough for family of 13):

  • Frozen Corn Dogs
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Dino Nuggets
  • Chips
  • Fruit: Apples
  • Veggie: Carrots
  • Juice Boxes
  • Iced Tea

Snack Items (enough for family of 13):

  • String Cheese
  • Granola Bars
  • Pretzels
  • Trail Mix
  • Cookies

Paper Goods (125 each):

  • Paper Plates
  • Napkins
  • Plastic Silverware
  • Plastic Cups

Church Luncheon:
Provide dessert for the missions lunch at church with the Monk Family on Sunday, April 9th.
Bring to church on Sunday, April 9 by 11:45AM.

  • 3 dozen cookies
  • 3 dozen cookies
  • 3 dozen cookies
  • 3 dozen brownies
  • 3 dozen brownies

Supplies:
We also have the opportunity to help send supplies home to Guatemala with the family. Consider purchasing an item from their Amazon list and having it sent directly to Virginia so they can pack the items in their luggage for the flight to Guatemala. Items must arrive in Virginia the first week of April.
Amazon Wish List for Hope of Life Intl’ Guatemala: Sort by priority to see the most pressing needs

Questions, contact Jill Pang at missions@trcclive.org



Date Added: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Join us after the Sunday 9AM & 11AM Services to meet one of our missionary families, Mark & Lori Lloyd. Bring your breakfast to Room 111 to meet Mark & Lori and learn about the work they are doing with Jesus Film, a Cru ministry. 

Sunday, April 30th, 2017
After the 9AM & 11AM Services
Room 111 – downstairs at the end of the main hallway

For more information about the Lloyds and the other missionaries TRCC supports, visit here.

Questions, contact Jill Pang at missions@trcclive.org.



Date Added: Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Such a blessing to hear how God is at work through the missionaries we’re supporting. Learn more about the Marshalls and the other 5 missionary families supported by TRCC here.

​To All at The Rock Community Church,​ 

Thank you so much for prayerfully considering & deciding to partner with our ministry to spread the gospel and make disciples at UCSB & SBCC. So far, we’ve seen 17 students trust Christ since school started in late Sept.! Thank you for supporting God’s work through us. We are grateful for your generosity and heart to invest in eternal things.

With joy,
The Marshalls



Date Added: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Please join us for lunch with Phil and Patti Monk and their 3 biological and 8 adopted Guatemalan children from Safe Haven Village. Let’s show them some TRCC love as we learn how God is working in and through their family and ministry in Guatemala.

Sunday, April 9th, 2017
12:15PM in the Cafe
FREE lunch provided: pulled pork sandwiches!

Children in Nursery through Kindergarten dismissed at 1PM for childcare.

No need to RSVP – just come!

Consider helping with one of their needs while they’re visiting. Details here.

Questions, contact Jill Pang at missions@trcclive.org.



Date Added: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017