Missionaries We Support
Troy Christian Chapel supports various missionary families and missions organizations throughout the world. A missions drive is conducted annually, and all members are encouraged to allocate a portion of their giving to support our missions activities. These funds are administered by the TCC Missions Board, which is elected at the February annual business meeting.
Here is a sample of the missions families who receive continuing support from TCC. In addition, the Missions Board reviews other requests for support at their monthly meetings. Support may be given on a monthly basis or as a one-time gift.
  • Chris and Debbie Gibson serve with Send International and EPC World Outreach in Hungary. They provide ministry and missionary care for missionaries spread throughout Eastern Europe, team and church reconciliation, and evangelistic outreach ministry to third culture youth.
  • Jim and Janice Dahl are serving in Romania with World Venture. They are involved in theological education and leadership training.
  • Isaiah and Mercy Mafu serve in South Africa with African Christian Ministries, which they founded. They are involved in evangelism, church planting (Grace Evangelical Church), training and service. Some of their activities include after-school Bible classes, adult Bible classes, morning devotions in school, school lunch program, sewing classes and Zulu crafts.
  • Paul and Janice Alencar serve with Tentmakers Bible Mission in Brazil. They are involved in church planting, camps, running a recuperation house for drug addicts and working among the street children.
  • Allen and Dee Dee Iobst are staff members with Campus Crusade for Christ in Spain. They work with Operation Transit. Their ministry reaches North Africans as they pass through western Mediterranean ports. They offer travelers New Testaments, the Jesus film video and audio tapes, and other evangelical material in whatever language the travelers speak.
  • Kent and Suzanne Hirschelman serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators and recently relocated to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Kent works with the Seed Company, which develops partnerships between churches and people groups who do not have the Bible translated into their mother tongue, in an effort to provide translation teams to these people groups.
  • Tom and Lynn Suchy serve with Evangelical Free Church in Mongolia. They are involved in leadership training, summer camp, Bible studies and outreach programs.
  • Dan and Rachel Smither serve in South Africa reaching out to orphans and vulnerable children infected with or affected by the AIDS epidemic. They do this through music, sports, education, and home visits to bring to them the love of Jesus Christ.
  • Dave and Gretta Todd serve as the area director of CBMC (Christian Business Men's Connection) of Southeastern Michigan. Conecting business men with each other and connecting business men with Christ and connecting Christ with the business community.
  • Central Detroit Christian Development Corporation is a non-profit, faith-based organization committed to empowering people and creating positive opportunities for the central Detroit community through education, employment and economic development.
  • University of the Nations is an international missions university, and the School of Biblical Studies is where missionaries and pastors come to be trained in Biblical exegesis. Each year since 1991, Pastor Dan has traveled to Europe to lecture in various branches of the School of Biblical Studies. To date, he has lectured in England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Germany and Hungary.
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. ~ John 17:3