Jesus came and spoke to them, saying “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Ministry Trip to Kenya March 2015
Discipleship Training – Phillipines November 2014
Pastor Tom joined Robert Jewett at CC Montalban for an intensive week teaching Self Confrontation Discipleship and Counseling Training
DISCIPLESHIP TRIP TO RUSSIA & UKRAINE APRIL/MAY 2014
Pastor Tom was blessed to participate in National Calvary Chapel Conferences in the midst of great turmoil in both nations
DISCIPLESHIP & TRAINING TRIP TO INDIA October 2013 and January 2014
Pastor Tom again joined Pastor John S. of C*lvary M*ssion Ch*rch in India, this time to teach Self Confrontation Discipleship and Counseling Course
TEACHING & TRAINING TRIP TO CAMBODIA AUGUST 2013
Pastor Tom taught local Pastors at the new Bible College in Phnom Pen
DISCIPLESHIP TRIP TO INDIA OCTOBER 2012
Pastor Tom joined Pastor John S. of C*lvary M*ssion Ch*rch in India for several days of visiting the local church people and interacting with the kids from the After School Kids Program. We spent one afternoon with them at a very fun park, playing games, riding on a special train, eating together and having a special unscheduled “teaching walk” using statues in the park to teach about God’s Creation and love for us! We also visited with the children and their teachers at a couple of the homes that are used daily for the after school programs.
[As we have stated before, we cannot publish photos here or use complete names as radical elements regularly search the web for Christian info that can be used to instigate persecution against people and churches in India. Please email us if you would like to see photos of this trip]
We met with local Pastors Johnson, David, Shaker who have all begun new Outreach Fellowships in their neighborhoods. All of these are now either self-supporting or close to it thanks to generous offerings that have allowed their families to begin small businesses that the Lord is prospering! And Pastors Shiva and Franklin have both moved into villages in another state to begin new fellowships!
We visited the new property in the newly developing outlying area near an old H*ndu village. Much new housing is being built in this strongly H*ndu area, and there is great opportunity for a new work there. We await electricity so water can be pumped from the new well to finish building the missionary home and plant an “Edenic Garden” to attract the locals to the love of Jesus!
On Sunday Tom was privileged to be able to teach 4 times in various venues, and celebrate with John the “Naming Ceremony” of his new daughter.
Many then traveled together by train to another city to participate in a 3-day intensive Biblical Discipleship Training Seminar. Pastor John and Tom taught the “Self Confrontation” (BCF: http://www.bcfministries.org) material to over 150 pastors, wives and ministry servants. We received much very positive feedback on the usefulness of this material for the servants personally, and for use in their churches back home. Our prayer is that this work and equipping would multiply there in India and much fruit would abound! We have already received word that other teaching sessions are scheduled using this material!
Continue to pray for this work of the Lord to abound!
MYANMAR 2011, 2012 – Contact us for information. See Understand the Times site here
Philippines 2011 – Contact us for information
SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 2007 – Cristina Gurney and Tom Worthington joined a team of 30 from our home church, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in an Outreach Mission trip this September. The team ministered in orphanages and schools and spent time witnessing on the streets of St. Pete. We also invited mostly young people to 3 nights of meetings with emphasis on building relationships and showing young adults that Christians know how to live a joyful life, too! Each night after some fun games and good music we broke up into small groups to talk about real things in life like dreams, true love and freedom. These discussions offered an opportunity to share our foundation for these deep things, Jesus Christ our Savior! We saw a great interest in the real things of God, and several groups had multiple professions of faith. Many stayed on after the meetings to discuss these spiritual truths further. Pray for Calvary Chapel South and Pastor Dima as they follow up with the many contacts made during this trip.
At the invitation of a local church, we also visited a little town, Lugaa for street-witnessing and found many opportunities to share the love and hope of Jesus as Lord. Some of us visited a nearby tiny village that 2 sisters had been praying over for many years. Their prayers bore fruit as several ladies were very excited to hear and accept the Good News of Jesus, and wanted team members to tell their families also! But this same Good News was sneered at by many in that village, and one group at a bus stop that had angrily rejected hearing the Good News actually moved off quickly as we started playing worship music! Darkness flees!
Pray also for workers for the Harvest field in St. Pete, as Pastor Dima expressed the need for missionaries to come along side there and help minister to and equip the body, and continue to spread the Word of Jesus.
INDIA 2008 – Our second trip to India. Pastor Tom and his wife Doris accompanied by Michelle Malane and Rob Gurney. We did 6 nights of Outreaches in 2 different cities, and also several days of conferences to Pastors and Christian Families. He did exceedingly abundantly above all that we asked or thought, according to the power that worked in us! Pastor John, the pastor we partner with and support in India was, by God’s grace, able to get over 80 churches involved with us in these Outreaches, so follow-up is happening and fruit is abounding! We have been asked by several pastors to visit other cities in India soon! There is also hope to begin a Pastor Training School. The daily Kids Development program in Karnataka is doing great! 30 kids come daily after school for homework help, a Bible lesson and a hot meal. They are taking the love and hope of Jesus to their Hindu neighborhoods and homes every day. The kids we support put on a program for us, singing songs of Praise to Jesus, doing skits, and having lots of fun! We also got to visit many of the kid’s parents in their homes! There are great opportunities in India. Pray that the Lord of the Harvest would raise up workers and provide resources to touch the lives of many!
MACAU, CHINA 2008 – In April Tom met up with Calvary Chapel Chino Hills and Calvary Chapel Kauai in Macau, China to minister with Pastor Rusty and Horizon Macau. We proclaimd the Gospel to many students at their schools and had several public Outreaches. Teams also visited prisons, and handed out a ton of Bibles to visiting tourists from Mainland China! See more at this site
MYANMAR 2008 – In March Tom visited Yangon, Myanmar with Roger Oakland of Understand the Times to minister to the many children being cared for in Bryce Lodge, and to help in the planting of a new Bible School. In June Tom returned to bring resources and help organize relief for Cyclone Nargis, an ongoing effort of Understand the Times and the local Christian community in Myanmar. For more info visit Understand the Times.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! Romans 11:33
We are sorry that we can no longer post pictures or details on most overseas work as radical factions often search and use web info to disrupt the Lord’s work.