June 13, 2021

SCC | Global Missions

By Jason Wu

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Since 2008, Chi has served as campus staff of China Outreach Ministries at the University of California at Berkeley.

The vision of China Outreach Ministries (COM) is to give Christ to China’s future leaders. To fulfill this vision, COM focuses on sharing God’s love and testifying to who Jesus is with the short-term visiting scholars and their family members.

The hope is that these scholars who are in a very wide spectrum of disciplines will bring the good news of Jesus back to the big, diverse and dazzlingly changing land of China! 

With the leadership of China Outreach Ministry’s West Coast regional director, Joe Lorencz, Chi coordinates more than 16 core volunteers and is in charge of most of the logistics for all of the activities and events, including a weekly outreach meeting with small group Bible studies. In addition, she mentors young sisters who serve with COM. She also responds to urgent calls of all kinds including a false bomb threat, mental health issues and court and jail visits.

Adam & Heather Cheney – African Inland Mission

Adam and HeatheScreen Shot 2015-08-20 at 2.27.11 PMr serve amongst the Digo people of coastal Kenya.

The Digo are an unreached people group of roughly 350,000 people along the southern part of Kenya who believe in folk-Islam. Currently there is one known church among the Digo in Kenya.

The Cheneys are a part of a team made up of 5-6 couples that is committed to seeing churches planted and led by national leaders. They take active parts in the community while developing relationships and guiding people to Christ. Adam teaches and shows a farming technique called Farming God’s Way. Adam also has been trained in story telling and believes that telling the gospel in short, reproducible stories, mixed with farming will be the way that God uses them to develop relationships, and lead people to Christ. Their first 6 months in Africa were spent learning Swahili in Tanzania before they headed to their permanent assignment in Kenya.

Efren & Becky Roxas – Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor

Efren and Becky have ministered in the urban community since 1986. They have pastored a church in the Philippines and became missionaries with Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor in Cambodia in 2006.

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 2.27.25 PMBecky is a licensed public school teacher in the Philippines and has lots of experience teaching children and helping young teachers with skill development. Her 20 years of teaching experience has proven useful in Cambodia in Servants’ education project, where she is one of the key movers of the program.

Efren is a pastor, teacher and trainer raised up among the poor, struggling urban workers of Manila in the 90’s. He has explored various areas of church ministry through a holistic paradigm that he has trained and empowered other coworkers to follow. These experiences help him to explore ministries that empower churches and Christian leaders in Cambodia.

K Family – Ministering in the Middle East

The K Family’s vision is to give every Middle Eastern student the opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus Christ by winning them to Christ, building them in their faith, and sending them to reach others.

They are primarily focused on reaching a university that is home to over 40,000 students from all across the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Of the nearly 3.6 billion people in the world who have little to no access to the gospel, 88% of them live in this region. There is a battle for the heart of every Muslim college student on these campuses.

Their mission is to give every student the opportunity to see past the shame, guilt, and endless performance of religion, and experience the beauty of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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