Evangelism and Missions

Lighthouse’s mission statement is “to worship God through fulfilling the Great Commission in the Spirit of the Great Commandment.” The Great Commission is found in Matthew 28:18-20, which records Christ sending out his disciples to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth. It is this task to which Lighthouse is committed: sharing the Gospel so people might turn away from their rebellion against God and embrace Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Lighthouse’s evangelism ministry mission statement is “Live for Jesus passionately by sharing the gospel with urgency, so that the world may worship Him eternally.”

Lighthouse exhorts its members to take up this evangelistic charge by:

  1. Challenging believers to be transformed by God’s Word so they will boldly proclaim the Gospel.
  2. Equipping believers to competently proclaim the Gospel.
  3. Providing believers with opportunities to frequently proclaim the Gospel.

Lighthouse focuses its evangelistic efforts in two different areas:

  1. Local Evangelism – reaching the lost in the South Bay
  2. Global Evangelism – reaching the lost around the world

Contact Gavin Kajikawa for more information.

Lighthouse joyfully supports several of its members as full-time missionaries. Our goal is that each Lighthouse missionary will be spurred on towards greater faithfulness because of the love, prayer, and provision of the church family. We hope that you will be part of that family.

Prayer meeting for our missionaries takes place on the 4th Sunday of every month at 10am in the Coffeehouse.

Erin K – East Asia / OMF

Erin is a full-time missionary working with OMF International in the area of mobilization. OMF International serves the people of East Asia with the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ. Erin mentors and disciples short-term workers upon their return from serving overseas and challenges individuals them as well as their churches to be strategically involved long-term in the six practices of missions – go, pray, send, mobilize, welcome, and learn. Visit the OMF International website to find out how you can support Erin.

Erin’s Missionary Support Team is led by Yosh and Janine Amano.

Dan Lim – South Bay / International Students, Inc.

Dan is a full-time missionary to international students attending colleges and universities in the South Bay. He is partnering with International Students, Inc. (ISI) so that the gospel of Jesus Christ may be shared with these internationals before they head back to their home countries. Learn more about Dan’s ministry by visiting his homepage and supporting him financially.

Dan’s Missionary Support Team consists of Paul Sawasaki (Leader), Jeff and Kim Hee, Tracy and Cathy Lee, and Jeff and Gwen Silva.

Andrew Hirakawa | Japan

Cru / Epic Movement
June 23-August 3

Andrew  grew up with his family at Lighthouse Community Church since it started in 2003. For the past 3 years, he has been currently attending the University of Arizona in Tucson and will start pharmacy school this upcoming semester. He is excited to see how God uses his unique identity and story to share the gospel.

Andrew is going to Japan share a culturally-competent gospel to Japanese college students at universities in Kyoto. His team will also be building leaders and students at the local Cru ministries in Japan and help prepare the way for the incoming long term missionaries.

He will need to raise $6,000 (includes airfare, housing/food, and ministry expenses).

Crystal Hsieh | Greece

Operation Mobilization
July 29-August 18

Crystal Hsieh is a senior at UCLA studying computer science. She is originally from Irvine and has three sisters and one brother. Her brother Teddy introduced her to Lighthouse her freshman year and she’s been attending Lighthouse ever since!

Crystal’s team will be partnering with the local churches and going into the refugee camps to build relationships with the Syrians with the hope of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

She will need to raise $3,000 (includes airfare, housing/food, and ministry expenses).

Rebecca Suh | Greece

Operation Mobilization
July 29-August 18

Rebecca just finished her freshman year at USC. She been attending Lighthouse for 9 months now and she’s so grateful to God for leading her here. Her short-term mission to Greece will be her first overseas mission trip, and she is so excited to see how God will use her and teach her.

Rebecca’s team will be partnering with the local churches and going into the refugee camps to build relationships with the Syrians with the hope of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

She will need to raise $3,000 (includes airfare, housing/food, and ministry expenses).

Vanessa Lam | Greece

Operation Mobilization
July 29-August 18

Vanessa has been coming to Lighthouse for almost 4 years now. She recently graduated from Cal State Long Beach as a Fashion Merchandising major, with a minor in International Business.

Vanessa’s team will be partnering with the local churches and going into the refugee camps to build relationships with the Syrians with the hope of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

She will need to raise $3,000 (includes airfare, housing/food, and ministry expenses).

Lizzi Lowe | Greece

Korean-American Campus Mission
July 1-August 1

Lizzi will be a senior at Pepperdine University, studying Intercultural Communication and Nonprofit Management. Besides academics, she is usually playing the piano, singing, watching movies, eating yummy food, playing with my dogs, spending time with her KCM (Koinonia Campus Mission) community, or having awesome fellowship and praise at church. She is passionate about creating and deepening relationships, serving those who have none, seeking the truth in every situation she is in, and being a devoted follower of Christ.

Lizzi’s team will be doing ministry in Athens, Greece as English teachers. They will mostly be working with Afghan refugees and building relationships with them for the entire month. Their hope is to share the love of Jesus Christ, and the gospel message through these friendships.

She will need to raise $3,600 (includes airfare, housing/food, and ministry expenses).

Give by Check

Make checks payable to KCM (Korean-American Campus Mission), with “Elizabeth Lowe – G4” in the memo. Mail checks to:

KCM c/o Elizabeth Lowe
P.O. Box 1051
La Mirada, CA 90637

Give by Venmo

@lizzilowe

Sachi Maeda | Uganda

Joni and Friends | Wheels for the World
August 4-13

Sachi has been attending Lighthouse for 10 years. She currently works as physical therapist for Little Company of Mary in San Pedro. God has blessed her with the opportunity to use her skills as a PT to serve with Wheels for the World, part of the Joni and Friends organization. Her previous trips have included traveling to Peru and Brazil, and now she will be heading to Uganda!

The primary purpose is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ by reaching and serving the children of Buyumba orphanage. These children have been victims of rape and many are refugees from Uganda’s war torn neighbors. Thee team will be working with one of the churches that reach out to these children near the area of Kampala.

She will need to raise $3,650 (includes airfare, housing/food, and ministry expenses).