The purpose of this church is to praise God and to preach Christ in our community and around the world. There are presently six missionaries supported in part by the SAHCC church. The pupose of this page is to recognize the work of each missionary. We seek to avail you the opportunity to rejoice with all of us as we see regular news from these strong individuals and families so dedicated to helping others hear of Christ. By developing relationships and friendships, the Kingdom of God will become even stronger. Praise God for dedicated missionaries around the world.
San Antonio Heights Community Church is currently supporting the following missionaries who are involved in a wide range of activities:
Al & Sue Graham
Al and Sue were early members of San Antonio Heights Community Church. Eight years after accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior they answered the call of God to become missionaries. They joined Wycliffe missionaries and became Bible translators to the language of the Satere tribe in Brazil. In 2007, they celebrated their 50 year anniversary as missionaries. Their five children grew up in Brazil and have all answered the call of God as well. Their oldest daughter Karen, and her family, continue to work in Brazil with the Mota tribe while another daughter Tammy and her family work with the Xavante tribe. Their son Steve and his family are missionaries in Africa. Their son Tim and his family are teaching and preaching in Arizona while their youngest daughter Julie and her husband have started a church for Brazilian people in San Diego, CA. One of their granddaughters is flying planes in Africa taking supplies to remote villages. This is a true missionary family spreading over three generations.
In October 2010, Al Graham went home to be with the Lord. As of early 2011, Sue is back in Brazil to continue the work of translation and ministering to the Satere people.
Tim & Susy Graham
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Tucson Arizona
63865 E. Via de Descanso, Tucson AZ 85739
The Aztecs believed that Huitzilopochtli, the sun god, was ensnared in battle and killed every night. His rebirth required the heart and blood of living sacrifice to ensure that another day would dawn. Researchers have estimated that 10,000 to 50,000 of the captured slaves of the Aztecs were sacrificed yearly.
'Nochi nopa totajtsitsi tlen itlanahuatilhua Moises mojmostla quinmictiyayaj tlapiyalme.' God sent His Son to die ONCE - the ultimate blood sacrifice to buy freedom for us all. Hebrews 10:11,12
"I praise God that someone has translated the Bible into Nahuatl so the Aztec people throughout Mexico might know the truth. Six different Nahuatl translations have been completed and work is on-going in eleven more."
Steve & Trina Graham
Cape Verde Islands
Emerald green mountains stretching down to the sea surround the fields of corn. "There is much hope and expectation during this time of year on the island." The farmers anticipate that the seeds that lay dormant during the dry season will soak up the rain and produce a bountiful harvest during the rainy season.
They are reminded of a story that Jesus told:
But the good soil represents honest, good hearted people who hear God's message, cling to it and steadily produce a huge harvest. Luke 8:4-15
This is what the Grahams hope and pray for as the word of God is translated into Kabuverdianu. They also request your prayers for safety and protection as they travel through the jungles of the Cape Verde Coast of Africa. Keep them in prayer for their new enterprise of a radio station to preach the Word of God.
Alec & Tammy Harrison
C.P.3006 Coxipo da Ponte
Cuiaba MT 78080-970 Brazil
Eliabe works for months in his village, translating the Word of God for the Xavante people. When he is finished with a book he gets on his bicycle and rides for six hours to the town of Paranatinga to mail his handwritten draft. When Eliabe Xavante showed great passion for the Word of God to be translated to his mother tongue, Alec gave him a course in Bible translation. Since 2005 he has drafted almost 25% of the Old Testament.
The Harrisons wish to thank you for their support and prayers. They ask for prayers for Eliabe as he continues to draft the Old Testament into Xavante, prayers for Alec and his administrative duties, and for their family that is separated by many miles.
Kevin and Peggy Grip
Campus Crusade for Christ, Japan
Kitamachi 5-3-9, Nishitokyo, Tokyo 202-0003 Japan
Kevin and Peggy are backed by Campus Crusade for Christ and minister to college students in Japan. From 18,000 to 20,000 university students from 127 countries attended Campus Misson 2007 held in Pusan, South Korea from June 30-July 5. Of the 170 members of the Japanese delegation, one student wants to go and minister in East Asia and Australia. Another wants to share Christ in Mongolia, and several more have already applied to summer mission projects in Mongolia, East Asia, Central Asia, as well as Sapporo and Kyoto, Japan. Kevin, Peggy and their team ask for prayer for their Japanese students to "follow Christ into the unreached world and for help getting them there." Please visit www.cm2007.net for more information.
Go Ye Fellowship P.O. Box 40039 Pasadena, CA 91114-7039
EurAsian Outreach - Moscow, Russia
Shannon and Danielle Hurley
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