The goal of the Alpine Missions Ministry is to establish and nurture self-supporting, self-sustaining, self-replicating churches in cross-cultural settings and to encourage Alpine members to participate in those efforts. The Missions Ministry is serious about fulfilling the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Since this didn’t come from the Vision Statement, I took the liberty of revising it with excerpts from the Missions Policy)
Alpine Church of Christ has a long history of ministry in Mozambique. Two families from Alpine spent a combined total of over 15 years living in northern Mozambique. Eventually their overlapping ministries began to bear the fruit of people coming to Christ.
The Church named “Chinonyelo Cha Isa” (The Love of Jesus) was established on December 1, 2013 in Mozambique. It is a church of the Yao people who reside in the northernmost province of Niassa. These new believers are from a Muslim background and face the dual challenges of persecution and poverty, but they are eager to spread the Good News to others in their communities and neighboring villages without a church. Please consider assisting them in this effort with your prayers and donations to fund one of several ministries through which they bless their community. Donations to Alpine Church of Christ’s “Operation Empower”, designation Mozambique, are accepted year round.
Alpine members continue to visit Mozambique annually to encourage and equip the local church to reach their Muslim neighbors for Christ.
Barry and Ruth Rempel
Barry & Ruth have served with SEND International since 1987, first in Spain and then Alaska. Barry and Ruth currently reside in Tijuana Mexico as a base to reach out to Latin America. The Rempels are teaching and training the next generation of missionaries by equipping Latinos to plant churches in unreached language groups throughout the world. This training is in the form of mentoring emerging leaders, teaching courses on cross-cultural ministry, and helping to send out new missionaries. Their two daughters, Katya and Savanna, are both married and living in North Carolina and California.
Adrian and Marlene Larin
Alpine has fully supported Adrian and Marlene Larin since 1995, first in El Salvador and now in Honduras. Both Adrian and Marlene are graduates of the Baxter Institute in Honduras. The Larins, including their sons Randy and Kevin, have started numerous churches. Adrian also acts as a traveling missionary and preacher. Hardly a week goes by that Adrian has not baptized multiple souls into God’s church. Despite the high crime rate, corruption, poor banking and poverty, the church is flourishing in Central America because of the Larin’s work.
José and Marilu Cabello
Alpine has fully supported José, Marilu and Abraham Cabello since 2008 in McAllen, literally within sight of the Mexican border. They started churches in Palmview and Las Milpas, suburbs of McAllen. José graduated from the South Texas School of Preaching in 2000 and today, José is the director of that school. Besides making sure there are teachers during the school year, the Cabellos also teach there, develop on-line lessons and José preaches in Palmview and other churches in the Valley. Electronic distribution of the classes from the preaching school has an international presence, reaching all the way to India. Alpine’s youth and children have served with the Palmview church building homes, remodeling church buildings and holding Vacation Bible schools during summers and spring breaks.
Paul and Julie McMullen
Alpine has supported Paul and Julie McMullen since 2006, first in the Pacific Northwest, then in Vancouver, Canada and lately at a church plant in Dallas called Storyline. The McMullens have been ministering to the unchurched and less fortunate in East Dallas and training their church members to become missionaries themselves. God has led Storyline and the McMullens into a variety of mission efforts in the city. They've worked with the poor and homeless. They've joined the Harrisons in work with refugees through teaching literacy classes. And they've reached out to those who are disaffected with the church but who are still interested in God Rather than being just another church in the city, the McMullens dream of Storyline being a training ground for sending Christians out into all the margins of society where God is at work among the least of these.
Jeremy and Holly Harrison
Alpine has partially supported Jeremy and Holly Harrison since 2012. Jeremy and Holly serve immigrants in Dallas who speak languages that do not have the complete Bible. The Vickery Meadows area in Dallas is the 2nd largest refugee area in the United States. Their work focuses on conducting socio-linguistic research to locate and connect with these groups, partnering with agencies and churches who work directly with immigrants, and coordinating pilot translation projects among these groups. Jeremy also serves as an Associate Instructor of New Testament Greek at the nearby Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics. And rather than just give them the Bible and wish them well, PBT is establishing churches so the Bible will be used to God’s glory when the refugees return to their native country. For more about PBT, visit their web site, https://pioneerbible.org/The goal of the Alpine Missions Ministry is to establish and nurture self-supporting, self-sustaining, self-replicating churches in cross-cultural settings and to encourage Alpine members to participate in those efforts. The Missions Ministry is serious about fulfilling the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Since this didn’t come from the Vision Statement, I took the liberty of revising it with excerpts from the Missions Policy)