January 2017





Rather than contemplating New Year projections, a CMRC retrospection over our twentieth year reveals a wide variety and consistency in ministry throughout 2016. Renewable, resourceful, repeatable. You, our supporters, make that possible.

Our team mission trip traveled almost an hour outside Iquitos to San Lucas where a church was built and a water well dug. The trip concluded down south in Pisco where we ministered with Refugio Church, in particular re-roofing a single mother’s home.

A team from St Thomas Pentecostal Church arrived at Teen Challenge in Ocho Rios, Jamaica eager to assist with construction at their new farm facility. CMRC also produced a video celebrating TCJ’s twenty years of ministering to addicts.

Doug Springer’s annual spring Cuba trip included board chair Doug Stanlake and his wife Pat. They met and ministered to pastors, gave monthly support and had a bird’s eye view of the many ways CMRC assists Cuban churches and leadership.

A medical mission team from Kitchener, Ontario spent 11 days in Guatemala. In that time they treated, assessed and prescribed medication for 2100 + patients. As well, ten laptops were delivered to a new elementary school at the Guatemala Bible Seminary in Chimaltenango. Education for those least able to afford is still a priority to CMRC.

Four hours by small boat along the Marañon River south west of Iquitos and you will arrive at Bolivar. Here our Peruvian mission liaison Keny, distributed solar powered audio bibles to Pastor Silverio and members of his church.

Normally summer is a quieter time for us at CMRC. Not so this past year as we celebrated twenty years of ministering in fourteen countries. A backyard BBQ with friends and supporters helped us give thanks to God for his faithfulness.

From celebration to the Andes area of Puno with humanitarian outreach. This area of Peru experienced extremely cold winter temperatures, killing livestock, both a source of food and income. Partnering with Camino De Vida Church warm clothing, medicines, and food were given out.

Doug Springer traveled to help construct and officially open the Paul Springer Centre in Iquitos. A resource to pastors, the library continues to be stocked with Spanish theology books, study guides, and videos. These materials are not readily available in the Amazon region.

Men Wanted

A Google search on Men Wanted reveals this image. While the March 4 – 18, 2017 mission trip promises to be an adventure in construction ministry, hazardous, cold, and danger are hardly words to describe serving Jesus as a group of men.

Interested in joining the team and build a church? Please contact Rick Tyler

We are also in need of project funding to purchase building materials and supplies – helping the world’s needy both spiritually and in practical gifts of help.


Prayer Points

~ Iquitos Pastor Tribio and his wife Gabby
have served Mision Christiana Church,
Iquitos for seven years.  Prior to this, they
traveled up and down the Amazon River
holding leadership conferences.

Pastor Tribio is considered to be a pastor to pastors in the Amazonas area – encouraging, teaching, and providing leadership support. Please pray for Pastor T as helps in coordinating CMRC’s ministry efforts where best needed in the Iquitos area.

~ Pray for the seven member Mission Team in Iquitos January 21 – Feb 4. Our projects are tangible, the relationships eternal.