"And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature."

Mark 16:15

Coast  Sponsored  Missionaries  Around  The World

Coast is committed to following the Biblical mandate of taking the Good News of Jesus Christ to our local community, our nation, and the world. In that effort Coast has, since it began, joyfully sponsored full time missionaries who are "on the field" in various parts of the world. We also try to venture out with groups on a variety of short-term missions around the globe every year. Some of the work we have done includes:

  • Building projects and mercy works at the Challenge Farm in Kitale, Kenya
  • Work with orphans and people of need in Guatemala and Costa Rica
  • Quietly taken Bibles into Mainland China (Shh!)
  • Restoring Overton House, a Scottish castle used by missionaries for various outreach programs
  • Helped start a skate church in Scotland.
  • Each year, we try to provide a choice of short-term mission trips and invite you to come with us. Your life will never be the same!
  • Give us a Call to find out more.

Cheri Thompson, The Challenge Farm

Cheri Thompson and her late husband, Rick went to Kenya in 1987. Beginning in 1992, Cheri began working with street children in the slums of Nairobi. Ministry grew to a Sunday morning Bible Club and soccer club and then to a drop in center where over 50 street children came to receive a hot meal, medical care and learn about the love of Jesus. In 2003, Cheri opened Challenge Farm in Kitale, Kenya. Challenge Farm is “home” to over 170 children today. The children are referred by the local Children’s Department and are usually involved in court cases involving abuse and mistreatment. 24/7 care is provided. Hot meals, medical care, counseling, education, and vocational training are provided through the generous gifts of supporters and the child sponsorship program. Some of the current Kenyan staff were once street children cared for at the Farm, who went on to University and received degrees and now work at the Farm to help rehabilitate the hurting children.

Today, situated on the ten-acre farm are girls’ and boys’ dorms and dining halls, kitchen, chapel, elementary school, two libraries, computer lab, agricultural dept. (cows, chickens, sheep, beekeeping, vegetable gardens), training workshop, soccer field, social work and maintenance offices, administrative offices, and a guest house for visitors.

“I know that our Sovereign Lord is in the business of transforming lives and it is always a privilege to see it happening before our eyes. Praise God, it is happening at Challenge Farm.” ~ Cheri E., a visitor to Challenge Farm

The Haneys - overtoun house - scotland

Email them @ haney1513@yahoo.com

Ryan and Christina grew up in southwest Wisconsin and met at vocational college in 1985. They have two children: Ryan who lives in Pensacola, Florida and Cassandra. Ryan, Chris and Cassy moved to Scotland in June 2004, to be a part of the team at Overtoun House. Currently, the Haneys provide a weekly Christian children’s outreach, Kinrick Kids, which meets in local primary schools and as an Overtoun Outreach. They also are involved in Overtoun ministries, Overtoun House Tea Room and at His Family Church in several ministries. Overtoun House will also provide short term housing for women in crisis, counseling and life training.

The Hawthornes - Southeast Asia

This husband and wife team work in an area where, due to the sensitive nature of their work and the culture and laws of the country in which they live, they must protect their identity and purpose for being there. Their work focuses on equiping local pastors with training and church planting. They also have been "training the trainers" working in several southeast asian countries, multiplying the effectiveness of their efforts. Just know that they need your prayers and support just as much as any other missionary. The Lord knows who they are.

Madison & Yuriy Perekotiy

We are the Perekotiys, a Ukrainian and American family! We have been entrusted with four beautiful children: Chambers (2013), Lev (2015), Mila (2016), and Remington (2019). Our story began when we met in Ukraine in 2008. After living on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, we packed up our gang in 2018 and moved to Odesa, Ukraine, a beautiful, historic port city on the Black Sea. While visiting family in Alabama in 2022, the full-scale invasion broke out in Ukraine. We decided to remain in the US for the 2022-23 school year while supporting our partners in Ukraine through the War Relief Fund. In August 2023, we launched back overseas to share the Gospel among Ukrainians. We are based out of Bucharest, Romania, where we can serve refugees and be close to the Ukrainian border.

Through the War Relief Fund we have sent medical aid, vehicles, food, and education supplies to those in need. The needs of the vulnerable will only increase as this crisis continues, and we are committed to partnering with our friends and partners to meet those needs. We pray to use these resources to rebuild Ukraine when the war ends.

Our heartbeat has always been caring for the vulnerable and fatherless. Our vision is to see Christ proclaimed as we serve vulnerable children and families with national partners and churches. We also serve the unreached deaf community, and provide training and trauma resources for families and volunteers. Thank you for journeying with us!

Follow what God is doing at www.theperekotiys.com or www.instagram.com/theperekotiys

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

Isaiah 6:8

What Can I do?

At Coast, we believe that the church can positively affect the culture as we bring the Kingdom of God into our personal sphere of influence. One of the many ways we do this is by sharing the love of Christ in a practical way through Personal Acts of Kindness. Below are some ideas that you can use to be Jesus to someone else.

We also have outreach cards, with info about Coast, that we use along with Personal Acts of Kindness.

  • Pay for someone's gas, bridge toll, lunch, coffee, or... get bold and pay for someone's groceries.
  • Give your waiter/waitress a bag filled with an energy drink, mints and candy in addition to their tip.
  • Do yard work for your neighbor.
  • Offer to clean someone's house.
  • Bring pizza & drinks to the emergency room to share with a family in crisis.
  • Bring baked goods to the Fire, Police and EMT departments.
  • Babysit your neighbor's kids--- FOR FREE
  • Volunteer your time at a nursing home, school or hospital.

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