Missions

Commitment to Missions

Trinity has always had a strong commitment to missions. In our effort to obey Christ’s command to go into the world and make disciples of all nations, we have undertaken financial support for missionary families and retired missionaries. Some serve in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Others, in the U.S., are involved in college campus ministries, urban ministries, church planting, supportive and administrative work, radio, camp, and education. Additionally, the ABC Scholarship Fund provides grants to missionary children of college age.

Missionary letters are published in our church bulletin and website, which acquaints the congregation with the ongoing work and prayer needs of our missionaries. Periodically missionary families visit Trinity, giving live reports, and stirring interest and desire for future contact in the exchange of e-mail and prayer concerns.

Members of Trinity have been encouraged to undertake short-term mission trips. As a result, Trinity members have gone in the name of Christ to India, Ethiopia, Congo, Thailand, Jamaica, Poland, Guatemala and Mongolia. Adults and youth, men and women, have come back spiritually enriched and more enthusiastic about sharing Christ’s love and salvation. Others have found opportunities to be involved in inner-city outreach through various social services.

Our goal is to make missions alive and vital to our church family, trusting that many more will become involved in local and short-term opportunities.

Supported World and Community Outreach Ministries

  • Hattie Anderson, International Youth Ministry: involved with inner city youth in New Haven; provides food for poor and shut-ins
  • Jean & Earl Conrad (Retired): Served in India

  • Pamela D'Andre, ReachGlobal: service to widows, Nursing, aids in food and medicine; teaches Bible and Christian fellowship; www.efca.org/international

  • Helen Evans, Christian and Missionary Alliance: ministers to relocated Vietnamese; Charlotte, North Carolina; www.cmalliance.org

  • Gordy & Bear Grover, ReachGlobal CONNECT: logistics for short-term missions teams and other CONNECT events; go.efca.org/ministries/reachglobal
  • Wilfred Hart (Retired), TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission): served in South Africa; www.teamworld.org

  • Jan & Steve Hobson, International Graduate School of LeadershipSoutheast Asia Campus Crusade for Christ: director of graduate school; teaches and trains those who serve as missionaries and pastors in Asia; www.igsl.asia

  • Roy & Judy Larsen, Urban Ministries EDA: assists in the planting of EFCA churches in inner cities; www.edaefca.org

  • Alida DeForest Leino, SEND International: registrar and member of the faculty; www.send.org
  • Dale & Ann Little, EFCA – Japan: church planting and training in the ministry; www.ritoru.net
  • Asian Access – East Asia: identifies, develops and releases leaders who serve as pastors of growing and reproducing churches; www.asianaccess.org

  • Oversees Ministries Studies Center, New Haven, CT: Provides seminars and study opportunities for international Christian scholars and pastors; www.omsc.org

  • Songe Chiambo, African Enterprise: Pan Africa Director; brings Gospel and Christian witness to Pan African people; www.ae.org.za
  • International Students at Yale: brings Christian fellowship, food & family friendship to international students at Yale University; www.yale.edu/icy
  • FISH of Greater New Haven: provides food for the needy in the Greater New Haven area; www.fishgnh.org
  • Bridgeport Bible Fellowship Church: Pastor Rob Turner; church plant in Bridgeport, CT; www.bbfchurch.org

White Cross

A group meets monthly to work on projects that include rolling bandages made from sheets, cutting small squares that are used for single bandages, and assembling dress kits with accompanying sewing supplies that are sent and used to teach sewing skills. Women who sew also make baby kimonos as gifts for new mothers in the Tandala Hospital. All these items are sent to TouchGlobal headquarters in Illinois for shipment to the Tandala Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa.

Why not come and give us a hand as we help those in need overseas? If you have questions or would like more information, please contact trinityoffice@trinityefc.com. 

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. -Hebrews 13:16

Resources

Finishers Project - a Web site dedicated to helping retired boomers (or anyone interested in missions work)