Developing Sphere in the Philippines

For the past 15 years Life Church, Heartland Bible College, and others have joined in helping Bobby and Noemi Pino with their work in the Philippines. The works include a Bible college, church plants, as well as other benevolent outreaches.  Over the years Tony Fajkus has coordinated the charge through short term medical missions, crusades, and leadership gatherings.

Church Leaders from Bais and Dumaguete

Church Leaders from Bais and Dumaguete

These precious relational connections came as a result of Tom and Rita Hutchens who lead a Bible college in the Philippines in the early 90s.  Bobby and Noemi where a part of the leadership of that college.  After the Hutchens returned to the states the Bible college continued under the Pino’s leadership and was moved to Bais where the Pino’s planted a church.  About 6 years ago the Pino’s moved the Bible College to Dumaguete City where they planted a base “Covenant Life Church.”  These works continued in both places as well as outreach works in various locations through Bible College graduates and others.

There has been a growing desire in the Pinos to see the Bible college, church, and Leadership teams build with family and relational  foundations. The Hutchens (along with other leaders) sensed a call to relocate back to the Philippines to join with the Pinos to see things move forward in a family relational direction.

About 14 months ago there was prayer over the Hutchens at the C2C Fall Conference to release them into this transition.  About 5 months later Life Church in Kirksville with some of the Apostolic Team laid hands on them sending them back  to the Philippines.

"Building Church Relationally" Conference

“Building Church Relationally” Conference.

With the Hutchens on the ground joining with Bobby and Noemi they have been working to model and build in the direction of “God’s family together on God’s mission.”

Tony Fajkus and Doug Kreighbaum made a recent trip to the Philippines to encourage them and see how things are going.   They hosted a “Building The Church Relationally” conference with leaders from some of the islands attending.

Prayer With Bible College Students

Prayer With Bible College Students

There has been very positive steps forward.  Tommy and Rita have been working in the Bible College.  Tommy has also been busy visiting former Bible College students who have planted churches in other locations as well as other leaders to help give strength and encouragement.

There is clearly a developing sphere there that will continue to be a great blessing to the Philippines.  In this next season they are focusing on seeing the base expanded at Dumaguete as well as seeing church plants and other works continue to spread.  We are looking forward to seeing what God will continue to do as that sphere of influence continues to develop in the direction of “God’s family together on God’s mission.”  Pray for the Pinos, Hutchens, and the family in the Philippines.


Open Homes Making an Impact

Patty Fajkus

Our C2C Family is recently being stirred by the idea of mission through open homes.  Our call is to be both salt and light.  Salt has to have contact  to make impact.  As people are able to get close to us in real life, what Peter described begins to happen. 1 Pet 3:15 MSG  Through thick and thin, […]

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Be The Message!


Don and I have lived on the same street for 29 years, and several of our neighbors were here before we bought our home. About the time we moved in with our four young children, we discovered two other families, with children similar in age, had also moved next door. As our children connected, we […]

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Reaching the Nations in our Neighborhoods through Open Homes


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Mission Through Open Homes

We are moving towards an emphasis of expansion through mission and extension.  We have seen new plants across our C2C family facilitated mainly through homes.  Some of our C2C family has recently had the privilege of having Stanley and Esme Mehta traveling among our churches.  Over the past 33+ years Stanley has lead the Salt and […]

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The Living Room and War Room in Raleigh NC

We have three goals that we have agreed to work on across the C2C Family during the next season. 1) Making extension through breakthrough and mission a priority for the C2C family. 2) Emphasize, equip (become more proficient in) and release supernatural life in our churches and regions. 3) See an increase of, and base our work […]

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Divine Appointments in Quincy

Quincy 3

The Kingdom is expanding in Quincy IL!  On September 7th, 2015 our church family  gathered for a picnic to honor Labor Day at a local park in town.  I saw a man  walking through the park and the Holy Spirit spoke to me to go meet him.  I  intrroduce myself to him and he did […]

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Churches Working Together In Waverly MO


One of our goals as a family of churches is to connect with the wider body of Christ where we can to labor to bring the goodness of Christ to our communities.  In Waverly they recently completed the 4th year of churches coming together to offer a week long community Vacation Bible School for children.  […]

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Planting in homes

Quincy Plant

Romans 16:5  also greet the church that is in their house. One of the areas of emphasis God has given the C2C family over the next few years is “extension through mission and breakthroughs.”  One of the ways we have begun to see movement in this mandate is new missional plants in homes.  We have seen […]

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