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Belvidere, Illinois
Evangelical Covenant Church
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MISSIONS PARTNERS

Sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in our community and around the world has  always been an important focus of our congregation.  Currently we are partnering with  the following missionaries in this effort through our financial gifts and prayers.  To  learn more about Covenant World Missions and areas being served click here.  PAUL AND SHERYL NOREN -- After spending 10 years in Congo with the Paul Carlson  Medical Foundation, the Norens were commissioned by the Covenant for missions work in  Congo in 1989.  Since then, they have served in Congo, Cameroon and Central African  Republic, with a focus on discipleship, ministry to women and children, and agricultural and  village development.  CATHY CAMPOBELLO was commissioned by the Covenant as a career missionary to  a country in SOUTH AMERICA in 1990 to serve in the area of church planting and  discipleship.  Currently Cathy is working with the Covenant Kids Foundation, a ministry  to impoverished and needy children, providing food, medicine, dental care, counseling,  and education in a safe environment.  Most hear about Jesus for the first time as the  gospel is shared with them. JIM AND HYDI PETERSON were commissioned by the Covenant as missionaries in JAPAN in 1993.  Jim teaches at  the Covenant Seminary in Tokyo and is also overseeing the ministry at Akagi Bible Camp in Gunma.  Hydi has a sports  ministry, using her skills in tennis to build relationships through which she can share the gospel. DOUG AND SHERRIE ANDERSON - live in Smithers, British Columbia, CANADA, where Doug is serving as the  Canadian Field Director for UIM International.  In addition to overseeing UIM staff, Doug is ministering among the  native people at Kyah Bible Fellowship and is involved in the ministry of Rock Nest Ranch, an area camp serving  children, teens and adults.  CHUCK AND JOY GOERTZEN have been in full time ministry with Campus Crusade since 1994 and are now  ministering to International students on collge campuses in Colorado through Bridges International, a ministry of CRU.  LINDA WOODS has been serving with Campus Crusade since 1993.  She is working with International students in  Florida through Bridges International, as well as helping to train and support other staff being sent overseas in  language development.  BILL AND DONNA WOODS are former members of our congregation who have been serving with Campus Crusade  since 1973.  They are in Colorado, working with the Campus Crusade Global Resources Center, teaching lay people  how to share their faith in Christ and leading short term missions trips overseas.  As a congregation, we are sponsoring three children through Covenant Kids Congo, which is a partnership between the  Covenant Church and World Vision designed to address the needs of families and villages in Northwest Congo, one of  the most impoverished areas of the world.  Sponsorships provide food, medical care, education, access to clean water,  and village economic development.  We also support Covenant World Relief, a ministry which is  reaching out to the poorest of the poor in over 30 countries around  
the world, bringing help and hope to the hurting in the name of  Jesus.  Covenant World Relief provides emergency assistance in  response to natural disasters and is involved in long-tern projects  focusing on education, health, and economic development.  Aid is  channeled through local churches and partner organizations and  comes with a Christian witness.
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