Vernon Advent Christian Church
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
A Unique Church of Understanding People


Here are some of the missionaries who have shared with us their vision and a message about the work of God they are doing and whom we at the Vernon Advent Christian Church support directly, either monthly or intermittently.  All truly appreciate your prayer and support.
You also might check out the Voice of the Martyrs webpage

  Donnelly's-Missionary Air Group

Rev. Sean & Deb Donnelly

Excerpt from the Missionary Air Group website:
The Donnelly family serves at MAG Headquarters in Burlington, NC.  

As President and CEO, Sean develops and oversees all MAG’s international flight and ministry programs and the partnerships that sustain them. He also leads MAG’s Executive Management and Development Teams.  Deb teaches at a nearby Christian school and assists MAG with hospitality and coordinating housing for incoming staff and apprentices.

Sean is an ordained minister in full-time ministry since 1997. He served as Senior Pastor of two churches before transitioning to full-time missionary service in 2010, and is rated as an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and Certified Flight Instructor (CFII, MEI, Gold Seal) with 3700 flight hours.   

Droma's - Ripe for the Harvest

Ciprian, Eve & Arame


Excerpt from the Ripe for the Harvest Website:
Romania and Middle East
Ciprian and Eve were each in the Middle East from 2012 until 2016. They got married in the Middle East on July 1st, 2016. Ciprian held meetings in his house for Bible reading, prayer, and worship. He also wrote and recorded Christian songs and led worship often for two local churches and an international church. Eve was involved in projects related to linguistics, particularly for the purpose of Bible translation. Together, they led Scripture-based groups to help people recover emotionally and spiritually from the effects of traumatic events. Among those who participated in such groups were people who fled war zones and surrounding areas.
On June 15th, 2017, little Arame Fanica Droma joined the family. Praise God! On August 3rd, 2017, they moved to Romania. They believe that they are lead by God to work among Ciprian’s relatives, who are gypsies (Roma) for the next 5 to 6 years. More than 20 of them have gotten baptized in the past ten years and many more are seeking the Lord. Ciprian and Eve will do the same type of work that were doing in the Middle East: Bible reading meetings, trauma healing groups, music ministry, linguistics, etc. Eve is working on a written and audio translation of the Gospel of Luke into the Silversmith gypsy dialect. Ciprian is attending an online Bible college in Bucharest, hoping to be ordained as a pastor at the end of his studies.
With the Lord’s help, they pray and plan to return to the Middle East for about a month each year, starting next spring. Perhaps, in the future, they may return to the Middle East for an extended period of time.
We want to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ with all of our lives and go wherever He calls us to go and do the good work He is giving us to do.
“For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.” Eph. 2:10


Libby's-Mexican Medical


Craig & Kristi Libby

Excerpt from the Mexican Medical website: 

The Libbys serve in Lemon Grove.
While serving on a Caravan team to San Felipe in 1995 with Hope Church from Lenox, Massachusetts, Kristi was called to full-time ministry with Mexican Medical. After a year in language school she served for a year in Mexico between Hospital El Buen Pastor in San Quintin and El Buen Samaritano in Tijuana, working as a staff nurse. In 1998 she started serving in the office as Medical Services Coordinator. Kristi coordinates the Weekender, Medical Outreach and Dental/Surgical teams.
Craig joined the Mexican Medical family in January 2005, and now serves as vice president.  He really enjoys working with the caravan team leaders and helping them prepare their teams for Mexico.

Marco's-Cristo Salva

Pastor Ray Marco 

The mission of Cristo Salva began in 1990, after a brief visit to Honduras by Pastor Ray Marco and church members Markus and Maria Kamberger, of the Oak Grove Church in Miami. Maria and Marcus asked Pastor Ray to pray for her sister who had been diagnosed with cancer. They explained that she was in Honduras and they wanted Pastor Ray to go to Honduras with them to lay hands on her and pray. Deeply burdened by the poverty, sickness and spiritual need they observed while in Honduras, they earnestly prayed, asking God what they could do to help.
Within months, Markus and Maria had the opportunity to purchase a 250-acre farm in the poor mountain village they had visited earlier. In January 1991, the first ministry team was commissioned from Oak Grover Church with supplies and ministry tools for the local churches. The farm quickly became a mission base and was dubbed Hacienda Cristo Salva. Cristo Salva is translated Jesus Christ Saves. 
 For additional information about the ministry and mission of Cristo Salva contact Pastor Ray Marco at
Christo Salva, "A Ministry of Encouragement to the People of Honduras" is "meeting the need through provision, through education, through spiritual education, through medical and dental care" and their website can be found at
2019 Vernon AC Honduras Team:
Honduras News! We have a team! It includes Pastor Derek, Drew Amidon, Tara Conway, Maggie Parker, Drena Deslauriers, Mary Ellen Weston, and Sue Hanke. Our Honduras Cafes will be the second and fourth Sunday of each month between now and April 22, when we leave for Honduras. This next week we will be serving chicken pot pie and the fourth January Sunday will be home made macaroni and cheese. A very huge collection of green Temptations dishes and cookware have been donated and we will be selling that. It will be on display at the café and you are invited to purchase it with a donation. After this next week, we will be putting it on Craig's List and Marketplace. There is a box at church to collect first aid creams, over the counter medicine, and toothbrushes and toothpaste for Honduras. Cristo Salva is in particular need of these things, so we will bring what we have collected with us. These are all items you can find at the Dollar Store-anti-itch, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, etc, and baby aspirin, baby Tylenol, adult Tylenol, and the toothbrushes and toothpaste. Thank you in advance for thinking of Honduras when you are at the Dollar Store!


William Levi, Operation Nehemiah 

William Levi
William Levi
William Levi, Founder and President Operation Nehemiah 
"A Messianic believer from an African Hebrew tribal group, William grew up as a refugee in the wilderness of Uganda. As a teen he returned to his homeland in The Sudan, only to face persecution, arrest, and torture. His miraculous escape from jihad forces was the first step in an odyssey that ultimately led to a new life in the United States. He went on to earn his BS in Manufacturing Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. In 1993, he founded Operation Nehemiah Missions and he relinquished his engineering career to answer God’s call in his life to be the voice of the persecuted Church in the Sudan."   Here is a link to William Levi's site:

United Outreach

The Vernon Advent Christian Church supports all of our AC missionaries and missions through the United Outreach Fund (the compiled giving of all our churches to support not only missions (a major part) but also all the departments such as Nurture, Publications, etc.).  For more information please visit the ACGC website and browse the Ministries tab:   The Department of World Outreach page can be found at: While portions of this page are still under construction, you can click on the country of your choice in the Africa and Europe Areas to learn more about the missions we support there.
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