Having an open ear is essential to having an open heart. We want to actively and faithfully serve Manteca and overwhelm it with the love of Jesus. If you are a Manteca resident or reside in the area, please answer the following four questions. Please linger upon these and answer them wholly, and specifically. We want to utilize your heart and feedback to multiply our capacity to serve locally. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Chinh Vu.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” Matthew 28:19
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
James said it this way, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27
Reaching out to others can be something as simple as taking a few moments to pray for someone or meeting a tangible need like changing a tire or offering a meal. It can also be as involved as traveling oversees and spending two weeks submerged in the culture and lives of another people. Reaching out in the way God calls us to is somewhere in between and as easy to find as opening our eyes and listening to God’s Spirit directing us.
Join us for regular outreaches to people in our community or help us meet the needs of those around the world. Please feel free and encouraged to let us know what you are doing and how we can join you as you follow Jesus’ command to reach out to those around us.
Home Missionaries and Agencies
Dan and Debbie Bender serve "The Nations Among US" in the San Diego area through Tecate Mission International. Their goal is to build relationships by serving the many international people in their community. Their focus is on newcomers (refugees) and Muslims in particular. In addition to outreach, the Benders are continually teaching other believers how to lovingly engage other people groups. Contact 619.851.7451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The objective of His Way Recovery House is to provide a clean, sober, safe, stable and supportive environment so that residents can begin to fine-tune their lives. Contact 209.401.9126 or visit www.hiswayrecovery.org.
Advancing Vibrant Communities
This is a church-based organization that works with business leaders to love our neighbor in tangible ways by meeting individual needs in our community through the love and power of Christ. Contact 209.544.9571 or visit
John Aldax helps church groups organize short-term mission trips with Missions Door.
Right to Life - Manteca Pregnancy Help Center
Provides resources for women such as family planning, pregnancy counseling and information services. Contact 209.239.9899.
They serve homeless families of the greater Manteca area by providing temporary housing and resources to help give them a second chance at success. Contact 209.824.0652.
Haven of Peace
They are a shelter for women and children that is committed to providing tools to help them become self-sufficient. Contact 209.982.0396.
Living Well Ministries
Living Well strives to help guests grow spiritually into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer, relationship, and Bible study, along with meeting the physical needs within the family. We encourage one another to support the goal at hand: to love our guests without judgement and to share the Gospel. Ask for Julie MacGregor when calling Calvary at 209.239.1345.
Their mission is to mobilize Christians to transform lives and the community in the name of Christ. Contact 209.825.9131 or visit www.loveincmanteca.org.
SF City Impact
City Impact is an San Francisco inner city church that mobilizes people to intervene through multiple ministries. www.sfcityimpact.com
They are dedicated to telling people about Jesus Christ through providing Bibles in schools and colleges, hotels, prisons and jails, hospitals and medical offices. Contact 209.522.4813 or visit www.gideons.org.
Compassion is global, reflecting the beautiful diversity of God's kingdom. Compassion is respectful, protecting the divine character in everyone. Faith in God and in His promises empowers Compassion to be confident. In the raging face of evil, Compassion remains hopeful as they go about their mission of releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.
Brenda Allen has been serving in Guinea, a country in West Africa doing youth and medical ministries with World Venture. She has been with World Venture for 12 years.
Dan and Krista Coyan are serving the Lord in the Czech Republic. In addition to teaching in their local town, Dan teaches English to Czechs through Operation Mobilization in Ceske Budejovice and Krista facilitates an interfaith worship service in Cesky Krumlov. Through these activities, they make contacts to invite people to their home Bible studies. In addition to these activities, they partner with a Canadian church to annually put on a summer English camp, and Dan is involved in training potential Czech missionaries through conferences hosted by OM.
Csaba and Virag Balkus work with high school students in and around Budapest, Hungry with Campus Crusade for Christ.
Craig and Cynthia Davis are involved with planting and developing churches in France with World Venture.
Dane and Darlene Jessee serve in Israel for 3 months each year doing building and renovation projects as well as leading evangelism teams with Operation Mobilization.
Kennedy and Wendy Paiz serve in Thailand evangelizing Buddhist people and working with national believers to plant new churches with The Evangelical Alliance Mission.
Bill and Mary Conlee take teams from a variety of churches on short term trips to countries in Central and South America providing shoes for kids and evangelizing the children and their families. Bill is founder of Happy Feet International.
Rick and Pearl Denham primarily work with Portuguese speaking people in Brazil translating books into Portuguese as well as offering online courses through Christian Literature Advance.
Dan Long is the personnel director with Sudan Interior Mission, Ethiopia.
Eric and Beth Yodis serve in Ukraine doing church planting with World Venture.