Fila Ministry / Daughters of Hope
The Filas have been serving in South Asia since 2007 where they work among low income women and families. They run a business and ministry called "Daughters of Hope" that offers free vocational training and employment opportunities to some of the world's poorest of the poor. Through Daughters of Hope, women in India and Sri Lanka learn vocational skills, receive full time employment and are exposed to the transformational power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Filas, along with a wonderful team of local believers, are able to offer free meals, child care and educational resources to women in Asia who are often overlooked and marginalized.
Learn about their ministry at this link (type Dylan and Molly Fila in "Cross-cultural Worker Name")
GA Tech Ministry
My name is David English and I’ve been going to River City for 2 years as of October 2020. I’ve been blessed by our church’s heart for community and discipleship. Since coming to RCC, I’ve shifted into vocational ministry at the Christian Campus Fellowship (CCF) on Georgia Tech’s campus in Midtown, Atlanta. Prior to this, I was at the corporate office of Home Depot helping with their Supply Chain analytics. The move to ministry was scary, but one that I clearly felt peace and the Lord’s hand in. The community, counsel, and discipleship I’ve found at RCC has not only aided in my spiritual growth journey and the transition to ministry but has also helped me recognize my heart for discipleship and development of others and, with the Lord, the desire to make an impact on their lives for the Kingdom. At Georgia Tech CCF, I’ve been given the opportunity to be overseeing the Men’s ministry – an intentional focus on inviting the men of CCF (and others not yet involved) to community and discipleship. So far, that has looked like simply reading the Bible together and discussing accountability and biblical manhood as well as countless conversations with a mix of students about Jesus and why He matters. I’ve also overseen our sports and Intramurals presence at CCF as well as our free, Monday Outreach lunch. Both have been high energy and a place where students have experienced the hospitality and community of Jesus and the joy of sport.
Looking forward to next semester, I’m excited about hosting a Men’s Retreat in the spring. This is something CCF has done in the past and I wanted to bring it back in the hopes of encouraging community among the guys and conversations around what life as a man looks like with God. As you pray, please consider us and this retreat – for planning, execution and for the Holy Spirit to do the work in the guys’ lives He’s longing to do. Pray also for the ministry as a whole; we are in a rebuilding phase since Covid and are seeking the Lord’s guidance on how to adapt our methods to reach this new generation of students for Him.
I encourage you to watch our fun semester recap video here for a glimpse of what you have helped make happen! And if you’d like to support me and what God is doing at Georgia Tech, feel free to take a look at our website at www.gtccf.org in the "Give to CCF" tab, and let me know if you have any questions.
The Martins - Middle East
We are the Martin Family and we live in the Middle East. We are with a community of people believing for a youth movement in the largest unreached people group in the world! Day to day, we are setting up our prayer room, language learning, meeting and discipling young people. Our family really has a heart for prayer and worship and being a resting place for the Lord in this nation, to prepare the way for His return.
You can partner in prayer with us for these things:
- Young people in the Middle East to meet Jesus and be leaders in their generation!
- Open doors amongst people of influence in our city
- Protection and safety for our team
We have a giving account through our sending organization, YWAM at this link.
As well as more information on our ministry here.
Jess + Will Owens, TeenStreet International
Will and Jess Owens serve with TeenStreet International, which is a ministry of Operation Mobilization. TeenStreet is a global discipleship movement reaching over 10,000 teenagers every year in 30+ countries and spanning six continents. Will and Jess partner with churches around the world to motivate, equip, and walk alongside teens to have a relationship with Jesus and reflect Him daily in their communities. They do this by providing in-person and online training for adults, inspiring them to plant small groups of teenagers in their own communities and equipping them with tools and globally themed Bible Studies that point teens toward loving and serving the least reached and vulnerable around the world. They also train teens to write Bible Studies on their own and use those studies to equip and inspire other teens. Since joining TeenStreet in June of 2020, Will and Jess travel outside of the US 8-10 times every year and have trained adults from over 30 different countries.
How You Can Pray:
Pray for our kids as they continue to adjust to different cultures and deal with life while we are traveling. Pray for more opportunities for them to serve alongside us.
Pray for clarity and favor as we interact with so many different cultures and across so many languages.
Pray that we are able to increase our monthly support team. We have hit a drastic decline in financial supporters since returning to the US from living overseas. We also have many projects and trips that require extra funds outside of our monthly support. Pray that those financial needs will be met as well.
Visit the TeenStreet website here