The Warrenton Church of Christ is committed to spreading the love of God and the Good News of Jesus Christ by serving others, both locally and around the world. We prayerfully consider our responsibilities to carry out the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20, and other mission opportunities with a deep desire to be good stewards. You can read about our work and who we support at the following links:
Rwanda African Transformation Network:
Since 1997, the Koonce family has served, on behalf of the Warrenton Church of Christ, in Togo, West Africa until 2008 and beginning in 2009 in Rwanda, East Africa. Marty and Louise have four sons, two of which are still at home in Rwanda. Marty works to use sport, particularly the sport of Taekwondo, to make disciples in Rwanda. He serves alongside a team of American missionaries and Rwandans in the organization, Africa Transformation Network. ATN focuses on service to Rwandans that leads to discipleship as reflected in their Vision of: Kingdom Communities of Obedient Disciples Transforming and Redeeming Rwanda. Louise teaches art at their sons’ high school along with photography and media design. They hope to continue in Rwanda until June of 2019 when they propose to return stateside for a one year sabbatical before choosing their next mission.
During a visit back to the U.S., Marty Koonce gives a special Bible Class lesson to update us all on the mission work in Rwanda with some amazing stores of survival and miraculous works of God in post-genocide Rwanda. Click the link or image above to watch Marty’s wonderful lesson on the remarkable people, and wonderful things that are happening to rebuild Rwanda.
Butuan City, Philippines:
Roy, Gilde, Oliver, and Alrey Catamora are sons of the late Agapio Catamora and continue with the work he started of spreading the gospel of Christ to the people of Northern Mindanao.
http://www.insightbow.org (Ministry for the Blind)
Olive Branch Ministries:
Introducing people throughout the world to the Gospel by compassionately ministering to their physical, emotional, and spriitual needs.
World Bible School:
Spreading the Gospel by Correspondence – Postal, eMail, and Web based.
Other supported ministries:
|Eastern European Missions:
http://www.eem.org Translating and placing Bibles into the schools of Eastern European countries
|Churches of Christ Disaster Relief:
http://disasterreliefeffort.org/ Providing immediate relief in the wake of major disasters in the U.S.
http://www.barnabasaid.org Support for persecuted Christians
|Voice of the Martyrs:|
As a congregation we support missions around the world, but we also go on short term mission trips annually. The destinations are varied, from as close as rural Appalachia and inner-city Pensacola to as far away as Honduras or Mexico. The mission fields are everywhere, and there is no shortage of need. If you feel mission work is your calling, contact Tom Ryon.