Beginning first in our own backyard, then moving into the larger community, state, nation, and world, we seek to obey God’s commandment to demonstrate the love of Christ & share the gospel message of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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.
In partnership with the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary of the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development, Melanie is beginning her ministry as a student in the Seminary's Master in Religion program. Her focus is on learning the Arabic language and culture, building relationships and preparing for future ministry in Arabic-speaking cultures. As a former middle school teacher, Melanie is also volunteering as a teacher at the Seminary, assisting some students in their English studies.
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 14 with 9 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.
Didasko Children's Home, Honduras
Didasko Children's home cares for orphans in need in Honduras. Children who come to Didasko have often suffered living on the streets and have been abandoned after broken families are additionally burdened with extreme poverty. Home Directors Jorge and Rosa Castillo have been caring for and sharing the love of Christ with Honduras' orphans at Didasko Children's home for 25 years. TRCC's short term teams often visit Didasko when they are in Honduras.
John and Tanya Rule & Family
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.
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.
Jordan and Christina Marshall & Family
Matt and Jessica Holt & Family
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.
Breaking Chains, Honduras
Breaking Chains Honduras is a ministry established in 2009 as a way to reach out to those in urban poverty in the capital city of Honduras. The ministry’s mission is to serve and seek change for those affected by urban poverty in Tegucigalpa by investing in human relationships that act as a gateway toward a relationship with Christ.
Founder Amber Foster formed the ministry through a simple act of making a weekly meal of rice and beans and serving it from her car to those in need downtown. From there, God opened more doors for the ministry to grow and evolve. Now the Breaking Chains ministry team is made up of local Hondurans as well as U.S. missionaries who serve the ministry through its four main initiatives: spiritual outreach, education, street outreach and young adult ministry.
The goals of the ministry always remain to walk alongside one another and provide hope for those dealing with difficult issues such as poverty, addiction, violence, poor education, unstable family situations and, above all, a need for love and community.