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, Santa Barbara City College, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
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

"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

Please join us for a luncheon with Mark and Lori Connell. Mark and Lori are long term missionaries in Honduras and Lori is co-founder of “Mi Esperanza,” a non-profit in Honduras that seeks to improve the lives of women in extreme poverty.

Mark and Lori work with TRCC short term teams to Honduras and will be available with Spring 2018 TRCC short term trip to Honduras team lead, Ryan Polk, to answer questions about this upcoming trip. If you are considering joining the trip this spring or are interested in hearing more about what God is doing among the extremely poor in Honduras, please stop by. Lunch and childcare provided.

Sunday, November 19, 12:15 PM, Room 210
Questions, contact Jill Pang at:

Date Added: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017