"For this is what the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth." Acts 13:47
NLCC has always been committed to supporting Missions, as we are all called to be Missionaries and spread the gospel. No matter in our own community in Huntingdon Valley or in the rural village of Panama, we are called to reach unbelievers and tell them the good news.
The faithful giving of our church congregation allows us to assist various missionaries and their families as they are called to share God's Word across the world. We also have members of the congregation that travel for missions throughout the year, the Church supports them financially and of course through prayer.
Aside from the individuals and families we support below, each year we gather supplies and funds for Samaritan's Purse and their Operation Christmas Child outreach, click here for more info on that: Operation Christmas Child
Check out the missionaries that we support.
Bill & Kristie Campbell (Antioch Movement)
Bill and Kristie Campbell, with their five children, are serving the Lord in North Paris, France. In May of 2019, they changed mission agencies to the Antioch Movement, who's mission is, 'reaching the nations through church-planting and discipleship movements.' You can learn more about the Antioch Movement at https://antioch.org/. Bill and family would typically host their Sunday morning gatherings at their home, however with the Lord's Grace, they outgrew the space and have moved them into a local cafe.
Marie-Claire Beauvil (JLMF)
Marie-Claire Beauvil is with the Jesus Loves Me Foundation (JLMF). Born in Haiti, Marie Claire is based in Panama but also travels to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. She serves to feed, clothe, and perform Vacation Bible School programs for the hundreds and hundreds of children in the local areas where she resides. She says it best when she states, “My sole purpose, in this world, is to show God's love to everybody I come in contact with and bring them to God’s saving knowledge.’ The JLMF’s purpose is to evangelize, nurture, educate, enlighten, encourage, build self-esteem, and develop Christ-like Character in students that they may impact the world for the glory of God.
Greg Sovereign (CCO)
Greg Sovereign is with Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO), he ministers to students at Arcadia University, and he is involved with Arcadia Christian Fellowship, a student-led campus fellowship. He works with the student leaders to provide direction and guidance as the students make Arcadia their mission field. Prior to joining CCO, Greg was leader of New Life's College & Career ministry, and he and his wife Ashley have come back to New Life on many Sundays to help lead us in worship. Greg, Ashley, and their three children reside right near Arcadia's campus, which is often their meeting place for student gatherings. You can send him a message or donate HERE.
Bob & Joan Huhta (CRU)
Residing near Indianapolis, IN, the Huhtas have been with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) for more than 40 years. Representing the Jesus Film Project (JFP), Bob seeks to inform churches and mission agencies of JFP tools of evangelism and follow-up that are effective overseas and the U.S. The new JFP app has all of the tools, including the classic JESUS film in 1750 languages, the children's and women's versions in 170 languages, short films that serve as conversation starters, and one to three minute segments of the JESUS film and the Book of Acts to aid in Bible studies (check them out here: https://www.jesusfilm.org/)
Every life is precious. Alpha Care provides free of charge services and support to women and families dealing with unplanned pregnancies and related issues. Their professional staff is made up of Registered Nurses and Social Workers that provide services which empower women with knowledge about their bodies and all the choices that are available to them. Check out Alpha Care's website here: https://alphacarephilly.org/
John & Glenna Schlegel (SEND Int’l)
John and Glenna previously served in Spain where their main focus was church planting. They worked with groups of followers in Christ in an effort to build vision and strengthen believers as they look toward reaching other towns in the region north of the country’s capital. They have been retired since 2017 and are now residing in Wyomissing, PA.
Chuck & Dorothy Bridger (Ambassador Ministries)
Chuck and Dorothy began their call to missions early on in their marriage, working with Campus Crusade for Christ. Shortly thereafter, Ambassador Ministries began where Chuck's main focus was marriage counseling, and he also assisted with biblical counseling at NLCC. No longer traveling like they used to, the couple resides in an enhanced living retirement community where they continue to spread the good news during their daily interactions with others residents.
Tom & Sharon Huckel (Hananeel Ministries)
Tom Huckel serves as Mission Director of Hananeel Ministries – a mission to reach Jewish people with the gospel in the Philadelphia area. Their primary focus lies within the Russian-speaking Jewish people who have come to the United States. Tom is highly respected for his work and he speaks at churches and conferences across the Northeast. Tom and his wife reside in Cheltenham, PA. Check out Hananeel's website here: https://www.hananeel.org/
Gene & Angela Wright (GOGF)
Gene and Angela Wright, now 'semi' retired, were based in Uganda with International Mission Board (IMB). Their focus was in training the Christian leaders of tomorrow to form and lead small groups throughout East Africa. Some of the leaders they have trained have also planted churches in the region. Now with Grand Old Gospel Fellowship (GOGF) Ministries, a church-planting group based out of Lansdale, Gene is responsible for the organization of our short-term missions trips.
Dave & Chrissie Boyd (Baptist Mid-Missions)
With Baptist Mid-Missions, Dave and Chrissie Boyd serve in The Netherlands, a country with the second-highest population density in the world. Their organization began work in the Netherlands in 1954, with the main goal of church planting. The people are tolerant to a fault—pioneering legislation for tolerance of drugs, abortion, and same sex marriage.
Maureen McCook (Retired)
NLCC supported Bob & Maureen McCook for decades while Bob was serving with PriorityOne. PriorityOne desires to help men begin and build a personal relationship with God, while also encouraging men to develop relationships and spiritual leadership in their homes, workplaces, churches, and communities that reflect Christ’s leadership and priorities. Due to the deteriorating effects of Alzheimer’s, Bob passed away at the age of 79 in June 2019. Please keep his wife Maureen and their family in your prayers.
Dave & Kathy Tucker (Mandate)
Kathy is recently retired from SEND International and Dave used to serve as Associate Director for Mandate. Mandate mobilizes trained, experienced and competent workers in a variety of development-oriented areas. These workers, in turn, bring with them a commitment to Christ and His church. Dave recently visited NLCC and shared a message, you can view the Sunday service HERE. Dave is also an avid runner and recently celebrated his 70th birthday by running a half-marathon. As of June 2019, Dave retired from Mandate and both he and Kathy are looking for local opportunities to work in missions.
Liz M. Loeffler (enTRUST)
Liz serves as a Certified Lead Facilitator at large with Entrust’s Women-to-Women Ministry Training and consultant to their Leadership Team. This past year the training took her back to Moscow for the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Women’s Ministry that she was involved in during her 15 years there; training in a sensitive Middle Eastern country; and in January and February of this year in Burke, Virginia. She is also exploring several potential start-ups for the training domestically and worldwide during the coming year. She in on loan to Entrust from Greater Europe Mission
Carol Hubbs (Wycliffe USA)
Based in North Carolina, JAARS is the support arm of Wycliffe Bible Translators. JAARS helps make translation and language development possible, in even the most remote and difficult places, by providing transportation, technology, media and training. Carol serves as receptionist in the HR dept. at JAARS.
Bob Blaschke (SIM USA)
As part of ‘Serving In Mission’, Bob Blaschke spent a great deal of time in West Africa, serving the Boko people in the Republic of Benin. His ministry focused on animists and spirit worshipers. Despite being retired and now residing in Willow Valley, Pennsylvania, Bob still serves as a mentor to other missionaries and speaks about his experiences, he also leads a Men's Bible Study. In January 2018, Betty went home to be with the Lord.
Ed & Barbara Friedman (TEAM)
Ed and Barbara Friedman were previously with TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission), who empowered churches to send missionaries and establish reproducing churches among the nations, to the glory of God. In March 2019, Ed went home to be with the Lord. Barbara currently resides in Lancaster, PA and she's working with Comfort Care, a hospice ministry within her retirement community where she can counsel and minister to the seriously ill and dying.
Lucia Reid (Camino Global)
Lucia Reid's status is retired since Paul's home going in January 2017. Please keep her in your prayers as she makes the necessary transitions in her life. She lives in Wylie Texas with daughters Sarah and Rachel, while eldest daughter Rebecca and her family live about an hour away. The Reid's were previously with Camino Global, who's mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ, serving among and with Spanish speakers globally. Camino has reached Spanish speakers in more than 100 nations.
Native Evangelist Outreach
Through World Missionary Evangelism, Inc., NLCC supports the following missionaries:
· James O. Aloko – Nigeria
· Bassey J. James – Nigeria
· Ime Okon Akpan – Nigeria
· John Udoh - Nigeria