"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   -  Challenge Farm  -  Kitale, Kenya

Email her @ challengekenya@yahoo.com | www.challengefarm.org

Cheri Thompson went to Kenya in 1987 with her husband, Rick, and three children. In 1992 she began working with street children started The Challenge Ministry in the slums of Nairobi. In 1999, after adopting two Kenyan orphans, they moved to Kitale, Kenya. She and Rick started a Sunday morning Bible Club and soccer club. They expanded to a drop in center where over 50 street kids would come to get a hot meal, medical care, and learn about the love of Jesus. In 2000, they bought a ten-acre farm. Before they could fully develop it, Rick was diagnosed with cancer and died ten months later, May 2001. Cheri continued the work and opened Challenge Farm in January 2003. Currently 195 children are residents of the center. Cheri has five children, three from her late husband Dr. Richard Thompson and two that they adopted from Kenya. She divides her time between Kitale, Kenya and North Carolina. Her time in the U.S. is spent fundraising and public speaking. She is known in Kitale as “Mama Cheri” for her deep love for Africa and the African people."

Gary and Beth Hodges  -  Ireland

Email them @ garyandbeth@gmail.com | www.garyandbeth@gmail.com

Gary and Beth Hodges divide their time between Ireland and the US, developing leadership in worship through their ministry, The Worship Collaborative. Because they understand the power of worship, and because they want to see worship leaders doing their jobs effectively and with joy, Gary and Beth focus on three main goals - praying for, encouraging, and coaching worship leaders. Find out more at www.garyandbeth.org.

The Haneys - overtoun house - scotland

Email them @ haney1513@yahoo.com

Ryan and Chris Haney, with daughter Cassy, have been in Scotland since June 2004. They are part of the team at Overtoun House - A Centre of Hope and Healing. Currently, the Haneys provide a weekly children’s outreach, Kinrick Kids and assist in other Overtoun ministries, including Rock Solid Youth Group, and the Overtoun House Tea Room. Overtoun House also provides counseling, life training, and short term housing to women in crises.The Haneys also have a son, Ryan who lives in Pensacola, FL.

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.

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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