CA’s World Outreach…
CA is involved in supporting indigenous ministries and has sent workers around the world. We take seriously our responsibility to help complete the Great Commission of Jesus from Matthew 28:18-20.
The People of Central Asia & The Middle East
In 1997, CA adopted a group of people that were unengaged and unreached with the Gospel. We dedicated ourselves to promoting the Christian faith within the nations where this group of people reside. We work with other churches and ministries around the world to promote the Good News of Jesus and pray that our adopted people will come to know the love of God through His Son.
When we began this relationship there were very few followers of Christ. We’re happy to say that there are now thousands of believers and dozens of churches and church planting networks. However, persecution has been intense. Christians continue to face fines, loss of jobs and homes, imprisonment, torture, and death simply for believing in Jesus Christ. In spite of opposition, the church continues to grow.
Over time we have found many ways to fulfill this calling. Due to security concerns we can’t provide information on this work. But it is safe to say that we are involved in providing translation, training, networking, support, resources, assistance, and encouragement to our persecuted brothers and sisters. We marvel at what God has done and continues to do to save them from a life without Jesus.
In April of 2016 we sent our first full-time worker, Renee Elmore, to live and labor in this endeavor. In keeping with CA’s focus on helping children, Renee has worked in hospitals, orphanages, and group homes for teens to assist disadvantaged Romanian children and their families in knowing Christ and facilitating life transformation.
Since the 1990’s CA has been working in Jamaica. CA has more than a dozen Jamaican churches in our family, providing us with the opportunity to work with Jamaican pastors and leaders in a very personal way to extend the Kingdom of God in Jamaica. Together we are effectively reaching people around the island with the Gospel, planting churches and helping them prosper.
We provide finances, send teachers, and facilitate CA member participation in short-term missions trips for evangelism, construction projects, and prayer support. We also provided Christian micro-enterprise to build healthy individuals and communities.
Instructors from CA have presented courses for Grace College of Divinity to help train and equip Jamaican leaders. Our resident evangelist, Rev. Kevin Ross, travels to Jamaica often, leading thousands to Christ. CA sends teams to help rebuild churches damaged from floods and hurricanes. As each hurricane season approaches, we join our brothers and sisters in prayer that Jamaica will receive protection and blessing from the Lord!
Kevin and Elaine Ross and their daughter Rebekah are members of CA but Ross Family Ministries reaches much farther than our local area. Whether Kevin is appearing as his alter-ego, Irvin D. Clown, or one of his other VBS characters, working as a child and adult evangelist, or as an instructor for evangelism and children’s ministry, the Ross family is dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Working with churches and on the streets of the United States, Canada, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, Honduras, and Ethiopia Kevin has led over 100,000 people to salvation in Jesus Christ.
CA supports the Ross family to fulfill their calling from God. Elaine has appeared as Rosebud, Irvin D. Clown’s wife and as Kevin’s assistant in the illusion show. Now Elaine serves in an administrative role and their daughter Rebecca assists on stage. The testimony of Elaine’s deliverance from cancer and the miracle of Rebecca’s birth is part of their story. Their family is the basis for their ministry and the reason for their work.
With an incredible testimony to the faithfulness and grace of God, the Ross family continues to inspire others to faith and service in the Lord Jesus Christ.