November 2018 Newsletter

Message From the President

Greetings from New Zealand! Happy Thanksgiving! In just a couple of weeks, we will celebrate Thanksgiving. I will be in American Samoa celebrating Thanksgiving. We are exhorted to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess. 5:18). We are grateful to God for all He has done in 2018. There is much to celebrate in our family and in CCI. The Lord gave us our 5th grandchild in late July. Ashley had her second son, Stephen Jeremiah. We are thankful to see the Lord’s hand in our children and grandchildren’s lives. We are also grateful for the work the Lord has entrusted to us and all He is doing all around the world. We live in exciting days as we see the Church growing around the world.

Eight days after returning from our East Coast Tour with our 7 national directors, Mindy and l left for the Philippines. CCI Philippines team was having their 5th annual conference at Camp Karis, a camp managed by CCI Philippines in northern Bohol. Before the conference, we visited Guindulman Christian Bible Church, a church Mindy and I started along with Mark Silvers and Dick & Gloria Persons in the late 80s and early 90s. The church has grown over the years as children have grown up and had children. Many have moved and are working in other countries.

Everyone arrived on Monday from all over the Philippines. Twenty-eight people attended including coordinators, wives, and Camp Karis staff. I had the privilege of leading devotions this year. This year we focused on Isaiah 40: Trusting in the God who works and delivers with hopeful expectation.

Each day we listened to testimonies and reports of how God is equipping ordinary people to impact their community for the glory of God. Pastor Max Caindoy reported that 9 new churches have been started this year by students and graduates.

On Thursday, we left for three islands north of Bohol. Inhabitants on Tahungtahung live in houses on stilts in the shallow waters of the ocean. On another island, we met the pastor and his wife who have started a new church. The island does not have electricity or running water, so they have to go to the mainland for drinking water. At first the inhabitants didn’t accept them, but over time by demonstrating the love of God, they have been accepted and the church is slowly growing.

It is so humbling and encouraging to meet these brothers and sisters who, under so difficult situations, are trusting in the God who works and delivers with hopeful expectation.

Thank you for your partnership!

Grace and peace,

Dr. David Nelson

President and Founder


5th Annual Conference at Camp Karis

CCI Philippines annual conference at Camp Karis


Fellowship meal together prepared by Camp Karis staff

3 Islands North of Bohol


New church planted in 2018

Baptism by one of the new church plants in 2018

New class in Chuuk, Micronesia, led by former coordinator, Juvinel Jumamoy.

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