World Missions

Making disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

Our desire is to aggressively engage in sharing the gospel of God’s grace with the world and making disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe that every Christian is a "missionary" sent by Jesus (John 20:21), and that wherever God calls us to live geographically, we are to live intentionally in our communities as witnesses for Christ (Acts 1:8), whether here in North County San Diego or oversees in another nation. We also believe that the local church is to financially support those that are called to foreign missions as an extension of the local church. At Calvary Chapel Escondido, we support those that we are connected to us through relationships, and we are committed to devoting 10% of our tithes & offerings toward world missions, whether it be in years of plenty or times when finances are lean. We currently give monthly financial support to 3 families (Stephen & Pat Apple; Bond & Heather Gaona; Daniel & Ana Jones), and give prayer support to other Missionary Friends, and at times financially as we are able.

Getting Involved:

1. Pray for our Missionaries & Missionary Friends
2. Check out their websites and social media links to see what’s going on
3. Send them an email or comment on social media to encourage them
4. Take a short-term trip to help out


Stephen and Pat Apple

Stephen and Pat came to Israel in 2004 to share God’s love in Jesus Christ and  to work among poor of the Tel Aviv inner city. They began  by providing food, clothing, medical assistance and other practical needs. These acts of compassion opened the hearts of many Israelis to the Gospel. They founded Calvary Chapel of Tel Aviv in 2004 and the Shepherd’s Light non-profit in 2007. The Apples manage the Shepherd’s Light ministry projects in Israel and the training of U.S.A. based church teams for Israel ministry.

Bond and Heather Gaona

Bond and Heather have been missionaries to the 10/40 window to reach the unreached people in Africa and Asia with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Lord is using them mightily to train up locals to pastor churches and reach out to the orphans and lepers in the various places they minister. So far, the Lord has used them to plant 36 churches and raised up locals to pastor those churches. 

Daniel and Ana Jones

Daniel and Ana have been ministering in Alamos for over 30 years. Dan flies his plane to various towns and villages daily to teach Bible studies and reach the people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They also bring supplies to help the poor in those areas and share the love of Jesus in a practical way. 

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