Champion Presbyterian Church

Champion Presbyterian Church provides prayer support and financial assistance to numerous missions, locally and around the world.  CPC Youth and Adult groups also travel to many of the mission fields on work trips and fellowship projects while being disciples of the gospel.


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Also, please continue to pray for and support 

the work of other missions and missionaries serving around the world.


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Nate and Bethany Johnson

 Champion Pres has been supporting the Nate & Bethany Johnson for the: past 8 years, Bethany is the

granddaughter of the late Jim and Lynn Faull, they will be sharing in the Sunday School hour at 8:30 am God's vision and plan for them as they serve in Austria. Nate will then bring the message to the congregation at 10:00am

Please continue to PRAY for them as they plan the church planting late this fall.
Nate, as he works on his second course towards his Masters degree. Pray for wisdom, as he manages his time between ministry, studying and family. 
Our plans for our home assignment, which will be 6 months long during 2021. Pray for wisdom, as we begin to make decisions about our travels and put some ministry responsibilities on hold here. 
Although many of you support them financially through your Faithfull giving through the church missions, you can also consider supporting them personally through World Venture Click Here 

General Assembly Missions - PC(USA)

Synod of the Covenant

Eastminster Presbytery


Bill and Karen Rumple - Grace & Peace Ministry

Barahona, Dominican Republic


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Aguaruna Indians

Working with the Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship, through the Presbyterian church in Moyobamba, Peru.

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Angela Gianakos -- Reach Global EFGA to Greece


Angela Gianakos left for Greece October 10th for Athens Greece. She will run a community center in Kypesli section of the city. She will witness for Christ in that community and host short term mission teams coming to the city. In 2011, Angela served in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania-Africa. On Sunday 9/24/2017 we recommisioned her to the mission field. After worship there was a reception held in her honor in the Outreach Center.

Angela Gianakos, a faithful member of the body and member of CPC (Champion Presbyterian Church), is to serve as a missionary with EFCA ( Evangelical Free Church of America) ReachGlobal in Athens, Greece for 23 months! While in Athens she will focus on language and cultural learning, building relationships for the sake of the Gospel, and helping the local church build bridges to the community. One way Angela will be doing this will be by helping run a community center and hosting
short term teams that will serve in special ways in Athens. She will be working alongside national partners to spread the Gospel.

Angela has served overseas in the past in Africa and has been on various short term mission trips. She has also led many local mission projects. Angela’s heart for the lost and hurting combined with her experience working with multi-ethnic groups makes working in this part of Athens a perfect fit! The area of Athens she will be working in is called Kypseli and is 50% Greek and 50% immigrants from Africa, the Middle East, and the Eastern European Blocks. This is a God sized vision and task and it will only be through His strength and will that it is accomplished.

The diverse societies around the world demand a multi-faceted mission. Through a spectrum of ministry and service, ReachGlobal's ambitious vision to impact 100 million people with the gospel over ten years, is well on its way through deep partnerships and empowered disciples who are making disciples in their own native context.

ReachGlobal is your partner in the Great Commission. 65% of EFCA churches are already partnering with ReachGlobal in a variety of capacities: sending people, supporting ministries, learning how to reach the international community in their own neighborhood, and countless opportunities for serving.

Angela has nearly raised her support to go to Greece, but still seeks your financial support, please support her as God as galled her to this ministry in Greece.

Angelia needs your support; to give on line go to, or click here. Designate your gift Gianakos # 2131.

View her monthly newsletters

2019 November Newsletter Click Here

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Bella Women's Center

At Bella, your health and well-being come first. Finding licensed medical professionals that specialize in serving women facing unplanned pregnancies is vital to receiving quality care. Facing an unplanned pregnancy? Not sure what to do? We offer abortion counseling, abortion options and testing (including free pregnancy tests and free ultrasound). We provide quality services that empower women to write their own stories.

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Bob Trube -- InterVarsity Ministry

 Bob Trube is Senior Area Director for the GFM Ohio Valley Team. Bob has worked with InterVarsity for 39 years in both undergraduate and graduate student ministry, currently working with both graduate and faculty groups at Ohio State. Bob would describe his life passion as "bringing the love of God and the love of learning together in the lives of students and faculty." In his free time, Bob blogs on books, reading and life at and participates in a local community chorus, Capriccio Columbus, and a plein air art group with his wife Marilyn, who is a painter.
Bob Trube Newsletter April 2022 Click Here 

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Brooke Mitterholzer

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Dan McNerny

Dan became a follower of Jesus Christ during the time that he worked as an agriculture commodities trader with Cargill in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dan’s first call took him out of a business career into missionary service in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he learned Spanish and helped start a church. God then led him into another brand-new experience as an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church USA, something that no one in his family’s history, as far as he knew, had ever done before. In fact, Dan’s father and four siblings all earned their master’s in business and pursued management careers.
After having lived and served in Costa Rica, Dan returned to the United States in the mid 1980’s and earned his Master’s of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He went on to serve the very church in which he was raised, the Winnetka Presbyterian Church of Winnetka, Illinois. He helped parishioners find their mission call and led many short-term mission teams into cross-cultural settings, like Mexico and East Africa.
Dan is equally comfortable mobilizing North American churches, and developing frontier mission initiatives overseas. He has helped PFF begin new frontier mission work in Latin America, parts of Europe, and in the Middle East. Dan has entered into special relationships with numerous congregations counseling them as they learn how to become more strategic in missional practice and character. He has a passion to see the Muslim world have access to the Good News of Jesus Christ. Dan has become quite knowledgeable in Islam. He recently started a very successful study group on Islam for the northern suburbs of Chicago.

News From the Frontier Click Here

Newsletter March 2022 Click Here

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Lisa Smith


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Lorien Knapp Ministry

Lorien Knapp Ministry
Lorien is diligently working the goal of setting up an NGO- which in Africa is comparable to a non-profit organization. The plan is to purchase land in the village so that they can start building a permanent home.

Kwetu Faraja
We represent a group of people who grew up on the streets of urban Mwanza, Tanzania. By God's grace we were given a chance to escape that environment. We now dedicate our lives to serving the streets and reaching out to our brothers and sisters who remain in desperate conditions.

We began our work in Mwanza, under humble conditions where we struggled each day to continue our outreach. God has seen our struggle and has blessed us with an opportunity to establish a permanent home.

We are now beginning the process of building our home in the village of Kahunda.

Our organization is named "Kwetu Faraja" which means "Our Happy Home". For people who never knew what it meant to have a home, this is the first chance to have a place to rest and to experience love and peace. We open our doors and our arms to those who are in need of a home!

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Lydia's Mission

Champion Presbyterian Church wants to welcome Lydia as our new Missionary we support.
Click Here to view her latest update  
Since 2017, Lydia’s Mission has served women and children living in poverty in eManzana, South Africa using a Christ-centered approach and economic self-sustaining ministry.
When COVID-19 struck, our mission was confronted with many challenges that we never could have anticipated or planned for. We pivoted the entire ministry to feeding and relief efforts to address a growing hunger crisis. This pivot included suspending our Sewing Project due to the South African border closing.
Today, Lydia’s Mission
Employs 29 women working full-time in the ministry Feeds over 1600 kids at 9 Lydia’s Mission Hope Centers Delivers over 35 tons of food to feed over 6,000 residents in eManzana and surrounding communities. Farms 43,000 square feet of gardens continue to flourish using a new technique called Farming God’s Way. Produces over 1,100 eggs every day from 1,500 chickens that are sold locally to support our ministry. Ministers to over 100 women who attend weekly Bible studies in 5 locations to hear the hope of the Gospel 

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Michael and Rachel Weller - PC(USA)


Regional Liaison for the Horn of Africa

Michael was appointed in 1994 to serve in Ethiopia with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. From 1994 to 2001, he taught at the Gidada Bible School, which trains adults for various positions of leadership within the church. From 2002 to 2004, he worked with the Majangir people, nomads who were settling on the outskirts of Dembi Dollo. Through this work, he gained experience in community development and church planting. Michael has been the PC(USA) regional liaison for the Horn of Africa since 2004. Presently covering Sudan, South Sudan and Ethiopia, Michael serves as a facilitator of PC(USA) support for partner programs, relationships, and activities and as an implementer of regional strategies to build up the church in this economically impoverished but spiritually dynamic region. He supports PC(USA) mission personnel and our global partners in communications, information sharing, mentoring/guiding, encouraging, and missiological reflection. In addition, he serves as a resource for connecting partners and PC(USA) entities. Michael coordinates the efforts of PC(USA) mission initiators, including congregations and presbyteries, and helps them understand the culture, work, and commitments of our partners. Rachel supports the PC(USA) regional work and draws upon her public health training and experience to support the Community Health Evangelism program in Gambella and three church-run clinics in SW Ethiopia.

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Mike & Nancy Mahon (South America Mission)

We have been involved in aviation ministry in Peru with South America Mission for the past 25 years.  SAMAIR Peru is an aviation service focused on partnering with mission agencies and the national church to evangelize and disciple people groups in remote areas of eastern Peru by providing safe, efficient, and affordable air transportation.

SAMAIR Peru currently operates three Cessna U-206G aircraft, two on wheels and one on floats, using small airstrips, rivers, and lakes to service hundreds of villages and towns. In existence since 1962, SAMAIR  Peru has safely transported thousand tons of cargo and national missionaries, medical workers, foreign missionaries, and community development workers.

Mike currently is office manager and logistic coordinator.  We covet your prayers for him, as he deals with constant changes in Peruvian customs laws and tries to bring in parts and supplies in a cost -effective manner.  Nancy is teaching Beginning Spanish and British Literature this year at SAM Academy in Pucallpa.  Our daughter Annette is a senior at Mt. Vernon
Nazarene University, majoring in Psychology/Criminal Justice, and minoring in Spanish.  Daniel, age 16, is in tenth grade at SAM Academy here in Peru.

On September 20, 2013, SAMAIR Peru officially celebrated 50 years of service to the Lord Jesus Christ, and the people of Peru.

We are grateful for all of our partners that make it possible to serve here in
Peru.  If you are interested in partnering with please contact us at, or South America Mission.
Mike and Nancy Mahones newsletter April 2022 Click Here 
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Hello Friends and Prayer Partners,
I wanted to give you an update on Mike and tell you that he is a "new man" since his surgery in Lima in March! He is no longer taking large quantities of medication, so he is not suffering negative side effects any more from that. He is sleeping better and more deeply, and getting a much better quality of rest. THANK YOU SO MUCH For your prayers and support through this time!
We are so glad Mike could have his surgery last month, as the country is now in the middle of several days of strikes and social unrest that only seems to be spreading. At first it  started as a strike by transportation workers to protest the increasing costs of gasoline, but it has expanded into a nationwide protest by people from all sectors of society, including SUTEP, the teachers' union. Inflation is at record highs, with costs up 50-70% on just basic food and necessities of life. Some people have been injured in riots and protests, and some have taken advantage of the situation to loot stores, etc. This is making life even more difficult for the very poor, who make up a large sector of the population.  The inflation actually began late last July with the swearing-in of Marxist President Pedro Castillo, who won by a slim margin in a highly contested election over a capitalist candidate. Outside investors were cautious about Castillo's promised policies after 30 previous years of  progress and economic growth. We are, thankfully, well and safe.
At this point, some of Castillo's cabinet members have changed several times, and people are frustrated with the lack of forward progress by the current government, as well as with several renewed  charges of corruption.  There is a growing movement to oust the President and replace him, and some are calling for a new election.  Currently police are working to clear and reopen the blocked ( by agriculture and transportation workers)  highway over which goods flow from Lima to our nearest city of Pucallpa.  
Please would you pray for the leadership of the country of Peru, that differences can be peacefully resolved and the country can begin to move forward on these important days of what should be post-Covid recovery?
Again, our heartfelt thanks for your prayers!
In Christ,
Michael and Nancy
Apartado 22
Pucallpa, Peru

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Mission Hope

We are excited to share a major announcement for Rivers of the World!
Last summer, we conducted research among the key stakeholders of our organization, surveying our board of trustees, church
partners, strategic partners, and supporters to better appreciate their involvement and understanding of ROW. We were pleased to hear that everyone has immense trust in our organization and work! After more research, discussion, and prayer, we decided it would be best to change Rivers of the World to Mission: Hope.

    As we look back over the years, ROW described our geographical ministry, but Mission: Hope reflects the heart of our
organization. If you take the time to see who we are and what we do, you can only reach one conclusion, we are Mission: Hope!

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Nate and Bethany - Missionaries in Vienna, Austria

Nate and Bethany are missionaries serving in Vienna, Austria. They are focused on church planting and leadership development in the northern part of the city. They love camping, canoeing, climbing, photography, cycling, cooking and telling people about Jesus.

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Nate and Bethany Blog

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Ray and Marf Meister


We are Ray and Marf Meister serving Jesus and His body in 70 countries through the JESUS Film Project, helping develop and resource effective ministries that use Jesus-centered media to introduce people to Him personally.

The news today says the tares are growing around the world! Jesus is on the move insuring the wheat is growing and producing fruit among the tares!! Join with us in resourcing precious, active, strategic-thinking believers who are connecting with not-yet-believers in ways that are relevant to them. Particularly effective today is story forms of communications. The JESUS Film Project’s focus is on thoroughly presenting the story of Jesus through visual media that people are more oriented to today…for all people groups and every person!

2019 November Newsletter  Ray and Marf Meister.pdf

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Someplace Safe

Someplace Safe will be the catalyst for preventing the intergenerational cycle of violence. As the leading community resource, we will provide a continuum of support from emergency to transition to independence for victims of domestic violence and act as a gateway to comprehensive support services that operate in a community that embraces, values, and supports the need for systemic change in all aspects of domestic violence issues.

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Warren Family Mission


Chris Gilger was born in Warren, Ohio in 1954 and as a youngster was raised in a tough neighborhood on the West side in the West-lawn area.  His father worked at Delphi Packard, mother worked part-time, and he had three brothers and one sister.  When he was around three years old, his mother had an accidental fall and broke her back and it caused her to be disabled and have a lifetime of pain.  Chris had a great-grandmother to help raise him and he learned very early in life about people in chronic pain who had afflictions and illnesses.  He had a great-grandmother who had very strong faith.  She told Chris that he would end up a man of God when he was very young.  When he was six years old, his great-grandmother died and he had his first experience with feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit.  Chris was trying his best not to cry, because he knew his father would be unhappy about it if he did, so he just kept reading the 23rd Psalm in the funeral bulletin over and over again.  He explained that a peace and warmth came over him and it was his first encounter with God’s loving and peaceful presence.

We have a vision to be able to serve our community in a way that helps people; recover from addictions, get back on their feet, rebuild broken relationships, restore families and become a vital part of a growing community with a positive influence.  We are proud to work alongside our volunteers and donors impacting lives with services that bring restoration as we share the Gospel message.

Contact us at: 330-394-5437