Dear Praying Friends....Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. I would like to update you on my situation here in Belarus. Today we had a festival in our city (Vitebsk) called Beauty and Health where a question of nontraditional methods
Resident Christian Chiropractor in Belarus welcomes any who would visit the country. He will house, obtain letters of invitation and help with the visa requirements needed for an STM in this country.
of treatment was raised at a high level. It is a very important step for our country since until recently nobody wanted to take into account such methods. There was just traditional medicine in charge of public health. I was quite pleased to see some of the high officials at this festival. For me as a Christian using chiropractic methods of treatment it is very important as it gives me opportunity to work at a more higher level and to witness about our Lord and my faith. Praise the Lord for that!Please also give thanks to God as I was called by my Church to become their pastor. This is a great privilege to me. Please pray that I could glorify God by serving him in this office. Chiropractic is a very powerful tool of evangelism that our Lord gave us and I am going to use it for reaching new people and bringing them to the Church.May the Lord richly bless and keep for his glory.Dr. Valery Hryhorykin Belarus
Dr. Brian Scharf and Dr. Mark Ford participated in a fact finding mission to Sosua, Dominican Republic in August of 2015. Returning in 2016 this new mission destination for the CCA is now an opportunity for those who are interested in serving in the tropical climate of the Dominican Republic. The outreach is working in conjunction with Cups of Cold Water Ministries, whose mission strategy is "Rescuing Children, Transforming Families, and Doing It Again Tomorrow". This organization is well established and excited to have chiropractors be a part of their ministry. Their staff will provide the support necessary for an effective mission trip. The costs are reasonable and the accommodations are good - no "roughing it" necessary. In addition to airfare to Puerto Plata, the ground costs are approx. $110 per person, per day and cover lodging in the city of Sosua, food, transportation, and water while conducting clinics, and translators for each event. Short-term mission health insurance is available through the CCA at a small fee. The CCA has plans to organize 2 teams per year aiming for Feb./Mar. and August. This trip would be a great choice for both those new to missions and those with mission experience. Contact the CCA Home Office if you are interested.
Ukraine, a land of over 50 million people and great contrasts. A land of dead or dying churches with much distorted Christianity, beautiful, ornate buildings, extreme ritualism, idolatry, and the ever present icons, as opposed to the vibrant, growing, evangelical churches which are faithfully preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Chiropractic has contributed to that growth as teams of doctors demonstrate the love of the Lord with their hands.Because of the hard physical labor to which the vast majority of the people are accustomed, chiropractic is well received and appreciated in Ukraine, and highly regarded in other branches of the medical profession.Since 1992, CCA has been working in the cities of Cherkassy, Zaporozhye, Berdansk, Kiev, Melitopol and Kirovograd as well as in numerous small villages in and around these major cities. Teams are generally scheduled for May and September, but doctors are welcome anytime of the year. Our teams generally go for two weeks, stay in the homes of the believers and care for patients in church buildings, orphanages and sometimes even in prisons.
Churches and People Waiting for Chiropractors to Visit
For many years, the Christian Chiropractors Association has participated in STM trips to minister in the name of Christ to the people of the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. Clinics are held in churches in conjunction with the annual Pow Wow in August. CCA chiropractors touch people through the ministry of chiropractic and by sharing the Gospel with each person who is treated. Doctors may choose to sleep in local churches, with access to showers and kitchens, or opt to stay in one of the hotels in nearby Hardin, MT. Each person buys their own food and ground transportation is provided by some of the pastors in the area. For those not driving to the reservation, flights can be arranged out of the Billings Airport. Please prayerfully consider taking a week, to use your hands and heart, to make a difference in the lives of the Crow Indians.
Are you looking for a "first time" cross-cultural mission experience? Jamaica could be just the place for you and your spouse. Many of the Christian Chiropractor’s seasoned short-term mission doctors began on the Jamaican field. The Christian Chiropractors Association has sent more teams of doctors to Jamaica than any other country. Since March of 1984, regularly scheduled teams have gone each year.The CCA has had such a tremendous impact on the Jamaican field, it is assumed in Montego Bay if you are a chiropractor, you are a Christian. Don’t we wish that were true?! The CCA’s focus in Jamaica has been a 3-fold ministry - public schools, orphanages and churches. Our doctors always return impressed by the fact that, in the public schools, the children still say a pledge to the flag and have prayer at the beginning and end of their day. As a result, our doctors have been welcomed with open arms into the public school system, and they have been receptive to a strong Christian witness, as well as the chiropractic adjustments.Jamaica is a land of great contrasts - from lovely tourist accommodations and beautiful beaches, to extreme poverty, drugs, crime and unbelievably harsh living conditions. The needs of the native Jamaican’s are great. Jamaica STM’s cry "Try Me" to the novice STM doctor. Your life will never be the same.
Team One Scheduled for Nov. 11th - 18th, 2017Team Two Scheduled for Nov. 25th - Dec. 2nd, 2017
Dr. Adam Reed will be leading a multi-disciplinary teams to Guatemala two to four times each year. Working with Caring Partners International, the group will provide medical services and chiropractic care and there will be opportunities to share the Gospel. Working with local churches, this outreach makes a tremendous impact on the people who are in need. If you are interested in participating or just want more information, contact Dr. Adam Reed or the CCA Home Office. CCA: email@example.comDr. Reed:firstname.lastname@example.org
Short-Term Mission teams scheduled for:June 23rd - July 1st, 2017November 3rd - 9th, 2017
The phenomenon of Chiropractic and soul-winning continues in Poland. Poland is one of the more progressive of the retiring Communistic block. The Polish are a sincerely warm, hospitable, and kind people who are very appreciative of the help CCA doctors are able to bring them. Even though they are generally in better physical health than we Americans, they suffer mainly from work-related injuries, but also neck and back problems incurred primarily from motor vehicle accidents.The Christian Chiropractors Association and Proem Ministries have developed a good working relationship in Poland. Each doctor is responsible for his own travel expenses, but food and lodging is most often provided by Proem Ministries at their retreat conference facility. Director, Maui Dwulat, in Poland arranges for clinics in churches and various areas. Our doctors often are on hand for a ministry conference being held at the facility. The people of Poland are very grateful for any service you provide for them and occasionally come bearing fruits and gifts in appreciation for the care they receive. CCA chiropractic doctors were the first ever to come to the city of Lodz, Poland in October, 1995. Many doors have opened over the years in this country. Doctors who have ministered in Poland said, “We have never worked so hard in our lives and had so much energy left over at the end of the day. It is a fantastic experience.” In Poland the fields are truly “white unto harvest” and God is using CCA chiropractors to win souls for Christ. Join us on an STM to Poland.
Pastor Maui Dwulat with Proem Ministries welcomes D.C.'s to stay on their compound and work with the outreaches at the conference center and around the Warsaw area.
The Christian Chiropractors Association partners with Word of Life ministries in Budapest, Hungary and urges chiropractors to come serve for one to two weeks at the beautiful 78 acre castle property at Toalmas. Cost for room and board is $200 per week.
Open Dates Spring, Summer and Fall
An elderly Buddhist monk w/leg problems allowed our team to both adjust and pray for him, and reported that he was truly walking much better. This paved the way for hundreds of Buddhist and Muslim villagers to follow suit and be introduced to the Great Physician for the very first time.
Short-Term Mission opportunities with Transform Asia. The teams provide medical care to thousands of patients in the remote villages of Cambodia with a special emphasis on children. Chiropractors are needed to adjust and to work cooperatively with the other medical professionals involved.
Dr. Adam Reed will be leading a multi-disciplinary team to Thailand in late October into November and he is in need of two chiropractors to join him to serve the Thai people. Dr. Reed is partnering with Filipino missionary Ronaldo Gutlay. During the medical clinic time in Thailand, the mission team will be serving at Brother Gutlay's church on the outskirts of Bangkok and also at a church plant in the coastal Phuket region of southern Thailand. The church in the south was started by the Bangkok church in 2005 following the tsunami which destroyed the area in 2004. It is also a region with a large Muslim population.Dr. Reed served in these same areas in the past and found the Thai people hungry for chiropractic care, and more importantly, for the Gospel message. If you desire to serve in a largely un-evangelized area of the world, please join Dr. Reed this coming December! Contact the CCA or Dr. Reed directly for more details and cost information at: CCA: email@example.com Dr. Reed: firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Scheduled for Nov. 30th - Dec. 12th, 2017
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO
Each year CCA member, Dr. Brad Zisch, plans two teams to go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to treat the poor in the Barrios in conjunction with a local congregation named the Ephesians Church. As some of you may know Cabo was hit with hurricane Odile in September of 2015. This made life even more difficult for those who struggleto survive there. Click on the link below for a short video of the work in this area. The dates for the 2017 trip will be January 14th-21st and March 23rd-30th. You can contact Dr. Zisch by email at email@example.com you would like more details on how to participate or you can contact the CCA Home Office. This is a great time to enjoy Cabo and do the Lord's work for these precious people.
Watch for Scheduled Up-coming Teams Soon!
Tecate, Mexico - Open DatesDr. Dave and Joni Kolb welcome short-term doctors to visit and minister with them.Visit their webpage atdavenjoni.googlepages.com for additional information or call the CCA home office.Baja, MexicoWeekend TeamsBaja California STM requires only 1 or 2 work days out of the office. Great opportunity for doctors living in areas of Southern Colorado, Southern California, Nevada and Arizona. Chiropractors needed for regular teams. Our next outreach is to a center serving human trafficking teen female victims in Ensenada, Baja.Cost of mission from LA area includes air and groundtransportation costs, room, visa, and meals. $275.00More information can be obtained at:
Africa - Kenya
Multiple outreachs and opportunities Serving in Kenya throughout each year. Often scheduled in July of each year.Some teams include the country of Ethiopia.If interested in being a part of one of the outreaches please contact the CCA Mission’s Director for more information.
Scheduled team dates - July 2017
Doctor Visits Always NeededRev. Sunil & Dr. Sophia ask for Doctors to come and help work in the tsunami devastated area of India. This community will give you the warmest welcome you have ever experienced.More information is available by contacting the Missions Director at the CCA Home Office More on Rev. Sunil & Dr. Sophia ministry:www.christianchiropractors.org/pdf/India.pdf
Short-Term Mission team scheduledAnnually first part of NovemberUsally Nov. 1st - 20th
Travel with a medical team, in early November, aboard the missionary boat Evangelista on the Ucayali River in Peru. The team offers chiropractic and medicine, along with the message of the Gospel, to the Peruvian people in various villages along the river. This trip combines missions learning with practical applications as participants offer physical and spiritual hope to unreached people. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christian Chiropractors Association has teamed up with World Gospel Outreach to make available an on-going team mission field in Honduras. These short-term mission trips have been designed primarily for an individual's first time cross-cultural ministry experience but not to be overlooked by a seasoned STM'er. The ministry facility is located on the side of a mountain that overlooks the capital city of Tegucigalpa with a beautiful view from the balcony. The participants will have hot and cold running water in bathrooms and showers, bunk beds with North American style twin mattresses, 110 volt AC current for electrical devices, a combination of US and Honduran food, and purified water for drinking. Teams are scheduled just about every week of the year. For more information call the CCA Home Office.
Opportunities are available just about every week of the year.Next Team Scheduled with a CCA doctor is January 2017 and there is room for additional D.C.’s
Africa - Ethiopia & Kenya
Multiple outreachs and opportunities Serving in Africa throughout each year. Often scheduled in July of each year.Teams often include the countries of Kenya & Ethiopia.If interested in being a part of one of the outreaches please contact the CCA’s Mission’s Director for more information.
Scheduled team dates - July 2017
CCA member, Dr. Adam Reed leads multi-disciplinary teams to Belize each year. Working with Caring Partners International, the groupsprovide medical services and chiropractic care with many of opportunities to share the Gospel. Working with local churches, this outreach makes a tremendous impact on the people who are in need. If you are interested in participating or just want more information, contact Dr. Adam Reed or the CCA Home Office. CCA: email@example.comDr. Reed:firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Opportunities to Serve in Belize
Caring Partners International
Global Health Services, a division of Global Outreach Mission, is dedicated to making Christ known through the provision of dental and chiropractic needs for the underserved in Belize. They have a clinic in Belize with a designated area for chiropractic care. This outreach is scheduled through the Global Outreach Mission and can be utilized any time of the year.If you are interested in participating or just want more information, contact the CCA Home Office or Steve Kohl with GOM directly. CCA: email@example.com Belize Mission Coordinator: Steve Kohl: firstname.lastname@example.org
New destination, next scheduled teamNovember 2017
CCA team members have broken new ground and have foundopen doors in and around Jerusalem, the Galilee region and such towns as Tiberius, Haifa and Bethlehem. With the assistance of an experienced guide, the teams have been welcomed by the people of Israel and have been blessed by their interactions with Orthodox and Messianic Jews and Arab Christians. By working to establish long-term relationships, it is hoped that these will lead to more and more opportunities to share the Gospel and to build up the body of Christ.