The entire Bible is about mission—God's mission to redeem a sinful humanity—from opening chords struck in the early chapters of Genesis throughout the entire canon, finding its perfect fulfillment and expression in the incarnation, earthly ministry, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. God has always been the God of the nations. That story continues to the last words of Scripture and continues into the present.
God's people are still called to be connected to His Church locally, but ever pushing outward. While we delight to know of those places where Christians are maturing in the gospel and are thankful that we can be strengthened in the faith in that fellowship of believers, we also long and pray to see that same growth in places that have gone spiritually dormant.
CTK currently supports a number of missionaries around the world, and our hope is that we can provide a level of support that goes beyond financial: to pray and encourage these men and women who are on the frontier of Kingdom work. Please contact the church office to find out more about getting involved.
Ministries Supported by CTK Cambridge
Cory & Marna Costanzo (Pretoria, South Africa) The Costanzos were members of CTK Cambridge from about 2006 to 2010. After some time in DC, they moved back to South Africa in 2014, where they had previously lived for three years. Cory leads the Ransom Foundation, a South African non-profit that alleviates poverty through support of local ministries. Marna works in children’s, education, and sports ministries. They have four children.
The Costanzos are currently working on a Safehouse Initiative in South Africa and looking for prayer and financial support.
Matt & Jenn Irvine (London, UK) The Irvines live in the British South Asian neighborhoods of northwest London where Matt serves as a church planter and team leader alongside local national leaders and partners. The Irvines and their partners seek to grow and multiply churches that live out and share the good news of Jesus in culturally understandable and meaningful ways. Their sending organization is Serge, which was formerly called World Harvest Mission. Matt and Jenn have three children.
Dana & Sibongile Mahan (Pretoria, South Africa) Dana and Sibongile Mahan work with Ripe for Harvest World Outreach. For nearly ten years they have supported the efforts of indigenous initiatives that serve the cause of urban education across Southern Africa. The Mahan’s have two sons, Owethu and Tumelo.
Garrett & Kate Parker (Prague, Czech Republic) Both Garrett and Kate work at the Christian International School of Prague, and they have two young girls. Garrett works with the school’s athletics. He teaches classes, leads training sessions, and is the coach for the school’s soccer team. Kate works two partial days a week at the school. The family became connected with CTK Cambridge when they were back in the states in 2013-2014.
John & Kit Standridge (Kerrville, Texas) John Standridge is a former elder and associate pastor at Christ the King. In 2012, the Standridges moved from Cambridge, MA to Kerrville, TX to work with many in Kerrville praying to start a new church. John is the planting pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian in Kerrville. The congregation began holding public worship sessions in May 2013. John and Kit have three sons and a daughter.
Ted & Carolyn Turnau (Prague, Czech Republic) The Turnaus work with the International Institute for Christian Studies in Prague. Ted teaches courses at two universities in Prague, Anglo-American University and Charles University. He also teaches Bible classes at the Christian International School of Prague. Carolyn teaches middle and high school classes at the same school.