Eli Gautreaux—-Chi Alpha
Fun Fact about Eli-In his spare time, Eli is a water polo player and a knife maker.
Prayer request for this ministry in 2021-
Most universities have more restrictive COVID-19 requirements than local government (probably due to litigation considerations). Please pray for favor and open doors with university administrators across our campuses. And even more so, pray for creativity and spiritual empowerment for our leaders to find ways to make disciples regardless of the current circumstances.
Eli and Mary Gautreaux are Directors of Chi Alpha for the North and South Texas and New Mexico districts, and Internship directors for South Texas CMIT (Campus Missionary In Training).
Our current assignment is training and mobilizing new missionaries and ministry teams, while also serving hundreds of our spiritual sons and daughters, helping them and their ministries remain healthy and fruitful as they minister across the US and around the world.
Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.
John Parks— Ashford Community Church
Fun fact about John- I still play tennis and ride my bike in my “old age” nearly 67!
Prayerrequest for this ministryin2021- Believing for Ashford Community Church KingdomCity-Houston to embrace the appropriate rhythm and focus to further develop the ministry vision and facility build- out to equip our multi-cultural international community of believers. We currently have 9 congregations and projectinggrowth to 18 by 2022.
Continued healing for John’s wife, Lee Ashford Community Church is in the heart of the Energy Corridor and one of the ten congregations which meet at Kingdom City Houston. Known by it’s diversity, passion and zeal for the Lord, Ashford is a Spirit-filled Bible-teaching church with a focus on community, discipleship, and missional outreach.
Scott Davis—-Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Fun fact about Scott- The Lord has given me the opportunity to share the Gospel twice in Madagascar. The first time in the early 90’s, while playing basketball with Southwestern Seminaries’ Missions basketball team.
Prayerrequest for this ministry in 2021- For a successful follow-up of the decisions made for Christ at the April 7th2021Fields of faith at Klein Memorial Stadium with local youth pastors and pastors. For a fruitful Sports Camp ministry amid the covid situation this summer.
FCA’s mission is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. Our method of ministry to coaches is to Engage them in spiritual conversation leading to sharing the Gospel. Once they accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord, we then Equip them through discipleship, Bible Study and encourage Church attendance. Afterwards, we Empower them to make disciples of other coaches.
Currently, I am discipling 2 coaches who will make an impact in our communities.
FCA’s 4 C’s of ministry
Dr. Jim Tucker—Jim Tucker Ministries
Fun fact about Dr. Jim- When I first began to work with addicts I knew nothing about drugs or alcohol. I have never even had a beer. Also learning the street language has been fun.
Throwed off = Depressed or doing stupid things out of emotion.
Not trying to hear it = I don’t like what you’re saying and I’m blocking you out.
Po Po was not trying to hear it = The police did not care what I said, they arrested me anyway.
Crossing social, economic, and racial barriers with the love of God.
Jim Tucker Ministries provides support for ministry in the inner city.
Through strategic partnerships, Jim helps men and families escape the trap ofaddiction and live a life of freedom, dignity, and purpose through Jesus Christ.
Jim and Traci also partner with churches to provide marriage and familycounseling.
Prayer request for this ministry in 2021-I would like to be more effective at getting the men to follow through with the help that I arrange for them. The success stories are great but it is so disappointing when some relapse or don’t complete the discipleship program.
James Franklin—Chi Alpha
Fun fact about James- In the late 90’s my family and I lived on the small island of Guam for 3 years!
Prayerrequest for this ministry in 2021-I would be grateful if the congregation would be praying that our students all have a real encounter with Jesus this year and that as a result, they would have a heart to reach the lost students around them. We are praying that what God does in them, He will also do through them!
We are a Spirit-Empowered, diverse community of believers at Angelo State University, declaring in word and lifestyle our faith in Jesus Christ, equipped to fulfil our purpose in God’s global plan.
Our mission is to reconcile students to Christ, equipping them through Spirit-Filled communities of prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship and mission to transform the university, the marketplace, and the world.
Bonnie Thompson—Pregnancy Assistance Center North
Fun fact about Bonnie- I used to ride a motorcycle and owned my own bike.
Prayerrequest for this ministryin2021- Pray for wisdom, courage, and boldness as PACN partners with seven other large pregnancy centers in Houston to reduce abortion in the area by 1250 abortions in 2021. These campaigns are ramping up in major metropolitan areas of the US, and the goal is to reduce abortions by 5% in Houston, Los Angeles, and Florida in 2021.
PACN is a non-profit pregnancy medical clinic that offers confidential services for women and men. We believe you deserve access to unbiased, client-centered care that is relevant, compassionate and accurate, particularly when facing an unplanned pregnancy or sexual health concern. These services are available at no cost to you.
Jason Bell—Chi Alpha Ministries
Fun fact about Jason- Jason and Kimberly are both identical twins. Yes, our wedding photos make you do a double take!
Chi Alpha Ministries Mission Statement:
To provide every student at Sam Houston State University (SHSU), a chance to know and walk with God through reaching and equipping students to reach students.
To raise mature and lifelong followers of Christ to transform the world.
Wilson Gauntt—Rural Missionaries
Fun fact about Wilson- While serving in The Woodlands, a church Elder took us to Colorado to learn to ski. If only we had a video of that experience! It was more falling down the hill than skiing down!
Prayerrequest for this ministryin2021- Pray for leaders to be raised up, who can work in discipleship, worship, and media in our church in Purdy, MO. We are also praying for a “Timothy” to be raised up to carry on the work here and free us up to move to our next assignment.
For 20 years our Vision has been, “Reaching the Lost and Training the Found.” Correlating directly with this is our Mission: To bring Restoration, Renewal, and Revival into Rural America.”
In the Bible the meaning of “restoration” is to receive back more than has been lost, so that the end result is greater than the original condition. “Renewal” means to bring new life into something.
We yield ourselves and provide the tools, the Holy Spirit does the rest.