Whosoever Gospel Mission

By / May 22


Philadelphia Access Center

By / May 22


Place of Refuge

By / May 22

Poverty, violence, racism, unemployment, lack of quality health care and education, along with inadequate housing are just a few of the external pressures faced by residents of North Philadelphia. These problems contribute to chronic trauma in the form of domestic physical and sexual abuse, drug use, violence, and depression. The Place of Refuge (“Refuge”), is a behavioral health center designed to provide professional, culturally-sensitive, community-based mental health services to North Philadelphia residents who have suffered in these ways.  

Pray for Refuge staff as they continue to provide culturally competent services and bring hope and healing to individuals, families, and communities struggling with the complex impact of trauma.



Rock of Israel

By / May 22

Rev. Vitaly Kalinovsky was born and grew up in Bishkek, Kirgizstan, in a nonbelieving family. At the age of 14 he was the first of his family to come to faith in Messiah. When he was 18 he realized that the Lord had called him to preach the gospel and he attended Immanuel Theological Institute in Bishkek, where he earned first a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Master of Divinity from its seminary program affiliated with Covenant Theological Seminary. In 2005, he was ordained as a pastor and for five years served as Associate Pastor at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Bishkek. From 2000 on, he prayed for the opportunity to share the gospel among the Russian-speaking immigrants in Philadelphia. He visited Philadelphia for the first time in 2010, where he met Fred Klett and learned of the ministry of Rock of Israel. Shortly afterward he was invited to join the Rock of Israel team. In 2012, Vitaly along with his wife Marina and his two children Anna and Peter came to Philadelphia to work with Rock of Israel and share the news of Messiah with the Russian-speaking community in northeastern Philadelphia.

Rev. Fred Klett came to faith in Messiah while in college. He earned his master’s degree from Westminster Theological Seminary and now directs CHAIM, an organization committed to reaching out to the Jewish community, as well as teaching Christians about Jewish issues. Rev. Klett served for four years as the North American coordinator of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism. He has also taught courses at several seminaries, including Westminster East and West and Reformed Theological Seminary. Fred and his wife Jean were married in 1978, and have been blessed with three children

http://www.rockofisrael.com/default.htm



Neighborhood Crusades

By / May 22


Northeast Community Church

By / May 22

Northeast Community Church is situated in an immigrant neighborhood and focuses on outreach to those who are new to our city and still learning English. They hold Sunday services in English, Chinese and Albanian, offer ESL and citizenship classes and seek to welcome the community into their church on a regular basis. 

https://www.nccphilly.org/

Praise God for the growth of NCC over the years and their abundant inroads into their community. Pray God would continue to strengthen and broaden their outreach to their neighbors and provide them with the resources they need to sustain their ministries.



Harvest USA

By / May 22


King’s Cross Church

By / May 22


Dennis & Judy

By / May 22

Dennis and Judy served as church planters and English teachers in Northern Africa for 21 years. When they first moved there in 1987, there were five Christians in their city. Through years of faithful evangelism, discipleship, and house church planting, they watched the Christian community grow. In recent years, they have had the privilege of working again with a man who lived with them years ago in North Africa. He is now in the United States preaching and teaching as one of the most well-known Muslim background believers in the world.

When Dennis and Judy returned to the United States in 2008, they became aware of over 100,000 Muslims living in Philadelphia. They began praying every Tuesday night for ministry to Muslims here in Philadelphia and around the world. As they prayed, God opened doors.

Dennis and Judy are now active in Northeast Community Church where they participate in an Arabic worship service on Sunday mornings and help with ESL classes during the week. They have countless deep and personal relationships with Muslims and Muslim-background believers in their neighborhood and throughout Philadelphia.



Engaging Disability

By / May 22

Kristen Harnley works with Engaging Disability to provide resources to congregations seeking to support those in their church and community who struggle with disability.

https://engagingdisability.org/