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South Eastern Christian Centre is part of the Christian Revival Churches International movement working with other CRC churches to have a presence in every nation of the world by the year 2045. Our mission is to establish, develop and support CRC organisational bases throughout the world by praying, supporting financially and helping to develop Mission training schools to inspire and equip missionaries.
As part of SECC's commitment to Kingdom Building, the whole church is to be involved in Global Mission.
Global Mission for SECC is cross cultural. It relates to overseas and also to people groups in Australia that are clearly different from our normal multicultural congregation.
C Team, Cambodia April 2013
Ps Lois Cronin, Anna Nyhuis, Sherone Dyer, Kayla Massing & Olivia Watson went to Cambodia for 8 days to train Childrens Workers. They were mostly based in Moung Russey, about 5 hours bus trip north from Phnom Penh.
They had 1 day of training where 17 were involved; 2 days of facilitating 4 Outreaches in farming villages; and another day for feedback and answering questions. Sunday was involved in ministry in the local church.
The team found some of the Leaders well equipped in leading children, and the rest very teachable and were very quick to put into practice what they had been learning. The Team also took some medical supplies and donated them to the local Moung Russey Hospital.
With finances donated by Embrace just before the C Team left, the money was spent on putting up a more permanent structure for a school at Toultaton. The tarpaulin roof was ripped to shreds during a storm while we were staying in Moung Russey. This donation was greatly appreciated.
SECC is involved in the development of Land development for multipurpose building (Community Centre, Church, Leadership Training Centre) in Kampong Chhnang, along with Leadership Development in Moung Russey.
Ps Mike and Lois Cronin, Ps Brian Birkett, Ps Kevin Clark went to Cambodia in 2011 to look at the land donated by Porn Khat. They also followed up opportunities and contacts received from the earlier visit in April.
CRC National Conference
Ps Mike Cronin & Phil Blampied went to the Philippines National CRC Conference in April. This was held at Tanchuling Beach Resort in Bicol with incredible views of Mayon Volcanic Mountain. Phil ministered with the Youth and Ps Mike ministered to the pastors and leaders. Ps Andrew Cox from Colac joined them as part of the Aussie contingent. They were enthusiastically received. They also ministered in different local churches at the weekends. SECC has contributed greatly to the development of leaders of the years and this year is no exception.
The Feeding programs give a healthy balanced meal to malnourished children in the Philippines where there is lack of food and clean water due to extreme poverty. The money given will enable local CRC Churches International Philippines in different localities throughout Philippines to not only help the children's physical nourishment but also help them spiritually.
The Feeding program is a good vehicle to show Christs love and opens opportunities for the Gospel to be shared to children along with their parents, as well as teachers in schools if food is distributed there.
“Thank you for your prayers and support.”
– Ps Melvin, Palawan
“Our leaders there extend their appreciation and thanks to you for your help and prayers to them.”
– Ps Marlon Sala, Zamboanga
“The school only have daycare and primary 1 and 2...the teacher and parents were very grateful with the feeding program we have in their school...as of now we feed all the daycare students but few months from now will include the malnourished in primary 1 and 2.”
– Ps Yayani, Davao
School Assistance Program
One of CRC churches International Philippines local church's selects one child from a poor family to offer and give the school assistance program.
The cost of a primary school child's fees is $70 per year, which includes the school fees, uniform and books.
Additional life skills' training is given to Mothers who meet with Coordinator's of the School assistance program once per month. There is a designated coordinator that will follow up the Child and Child's School to report on the progress.
This Program even though assists a child initially ultimately affects the whole family and as a result winning the whole family to Christ.
“Praise God the School Assistance Program is a big help to the poor family here especially to the students that they don't to worry there school obligations. Randy and I always communicate the teacher in charge in primary 1. So if the students need something for school we visit the school and talk to the teacher personally and we also visit the students home regularly. One student transfer to other place with his father so during last visit of Pr Allan here in our place we informed him about it and we found one replacement...Thanks alot for helping our ministry here. Our God is good all the time because He touched your life to be a blessing to us here. Thank you so much.”
– Yayanas & Randy Palanas
Papua new Guinea
Ps Mike and Lois Cronin went to Lae to take a Pastor's and Leaders Conference at Lae CRC Gateway Tabernacle Church pictured here.
Sri – Lanka
SECC is partnering with other CRC churches to support the “Colombo Project”; an endeavour to raise funds to build a new church centre in Colombo, Sri–Lanka.
To learn more about the "Colombo Project" click here.
SECC is involved in supporting the Jesus Christ Security Centre Rehab Clinic
The Rehab Centre Clinic, which has been running for the past 5 years, is located in Boguszow Gorce, Poland. It lodges people with alcohol addiction with view to rehabilitating them.
The Centre also reaches out to the poor and homeless by providing food and clothing, which then opens up opportunities for sharing the Gospel.
Some of the men in rehab pay their cost but there are many expenses: food, amenities, medication & rent of property to name a few.
There are 33 staff that run the centre all of whom are volunteers.