Missions Month Speaker Bio’s
Sunday, October 29 – Mrs. Vega
Mrs. Vega is the third of four children. Her father was a Jesuit priest for many years before leaving priesthood and marrying her mother, who was the opposite of her father, always going against the current. Mrs. V was raised in a home where extremes met. As the third child she was very different from her siblings. She suffered dyslexia and it was hard for her to perform well in school, this led to depression and anger as a teenager for not learning as fast as others. During a deep depression and at the thought of ending her life, God came to the rescue. Her life with God changed all that and she found true purpose. She learned to read the Bible and trust in Jesus as her best friend.
Mrs. V met her husband after coming back from time in Canada. They said yes to God and to his plans for them independent of one another and many years later they got married. Mr. and Mrs. V have three amazing children. They served for 7 years in North Africa and now 6 years in Europe. Each time Mrs. V has struggled in life God said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now she is glad to boast about her weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through her.
Connect with Mrs. V directly after the Arlington service, snacks provided.
Sunday, November 5 – Dr. Kent Copeland
Dr. Copeland and his wife, Chris have been serving the Lord in Cambodia since 1999. They have spent the majority of their service in the town of Poipet, in the NW corner of the country. They have a medical ministry, seeing impoverished patients and looking for opportunities to share the Gospel with anyone who will listen. They have worked together with a church planting team led by pastor Soeuth Lao. God has blessed the ministry and now there are a network of 6 churches planted in the area. The Copeland’s desire is to see more churches planted and the national believers taking full responsibility for winning their own country to the Lord Jesus. It’s their pleasure to be working together with GCCC to see the Lord’s Great Commission completed throughout the world.
Connect with Dr. Copeland directly after the Arlington service, snacks provided.
Sunday, November 12th – Ministry Workers from Global Gates @ Tysons Only
Global Gates is a nonprofit organization reaching immigrants that have moved from parts of the world with little gospel witness to parts of the world where Christians can share the gospel with them. We will hear about the work that Global Gates is doing here in our region. For more information go to http://www.globalgates.info/.
Open church lunch (at your expense) following the service at Super Chicken: 8357 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
Sunday, November 12 – Dawnielle Miller @ Arlington Only
Dawnielle is Executive Director and Co-Founder of Casa Chirilagua – a Christian development organization ministering among Hispanic families in Alexandria, VA. She has served as Executive Director since the organization’s formation in January 2011. Dawnielle obtained a BA in business from Taylor University and has experience in international economic development, refugee support, and after-school care. She has traveled and ministered throughout Central and South America.
For more information on Casa Chirilagua go to http://casachirilagua.org/.
Open church lunch (at your expense) following the Arlington service at California Pizza Kitchen: 1201 S Hayes St f, Arlington, VA 22202