Shane Calvillo

Serving in Cairo, Egypt

 
 

SENDING SHANE:

 
 
On Thursday, June 6th, Shane shared his heart and mission plan with us. We prayed over him as a body and trust that God will use him in amazing ways!
 
 
 
 
 

Jun 6, 2019
Sending Shane
Former GCC Pastor, Shane Calvillo, shares about God's direction for him and his move to Egypt!
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    Jun 6, 2019
    Sending Shane
    Former GCC Pastor, Shane Calvillo, shares about God's direction for him and his move to Egypt!

A LETTER FROM SHANE:

 
Hello family!
 
I am excited and thankful to announce the next journey God has me on!
 
I will be working with a church in Cairo, Egypt in a pastoral role. The church is called Maadi Community Church. MCC is an international and inter-denominational (many Christian denominations) church that has been serving the English-speaking community of Cairo since 1947. You can imagine how humbling and amazing it is for God to open a door that I have felt called to for so long. The call to overseas mission began in 2009 while gaining an understanding of the need for missionaries through Colorado Christian University. It has been growing ever since.
 
Grace Community Church has been the most instrumental church in raising me in the Lord and launching me into the cross-cultural missions. GCC ministered to me as a young Vacation Bible School child, and then throughout my adolescence in Youth Group. I first received formal ministry experience working with Grace in the Youth Department throughout my college years, and as you know, would go on to become an Associate Pastor in recent years. To say the church has made a tremendous impact on my life is an understatement.
 
I humbly ask that you partner with me in specific ways, should the Lord lead you to do so. First and foremost, prayer is the most necessary tool for this whole opportunity. I am asking for people to commit to praying for me on a regular basis. Specific prayers include:
¨ Receiving a Business Visa and retaining a visa throughout my time overseas.
¨ Learning the Arabic language and Arab culture.
¨ Adapting to a new culture, new people, new geography, and new church.
¨ Discernment, discretion, and wisdom in living in an Islamic Nation.
¨ Prayers against demonic attacks, anxiety, despondency, and loneliness.
¨ For Maadi Community Church, and all the people I will encounter – for open hearts.
¨ For my endurance, character development, and sustaining grace.
 
If you would like to be a part of this prayer team, you can email me at shanecalvillo@gmail.com for further updates and prayer requests.
 
Just as the Apostle Paul asked for help in desiring to get the Gospel to Spain, I am asking for your help in partnering with on this journey financially. If you feel called by God to give a Love Offering, you can give through Grace Community Church. GCC is my sending church, my home church, and a church that I will be eternally grateful for. Thank you for the impact that you have had on my life and thank you for hearing my heart in all that God is doing in and through my life.
 
In Him,
Shane Calvillo
 
 
 

LATEST UPDATE:

Shane has made it safely to Cairo.  He has been busy getting to know the people he will be working with at the church and settling into his new home. He has changed his phone number to an Egyptian number, so he is no longer available to call or text on his Colorado number.  He does, however, use the apps Marco Polo and WhatsApp!
 
 
 

TO CONTACT SHANE:

shanecalvillo@gmail.com

TO GIVE TO SHANE:

Click here to go to our giving page.
1) Under “Fund” select “Missions”
2) Under “Sub-Fund” select “Shane – Egypt”
 
Grace Community Church is acting as the sending agency for Shane.  All funds donated to Shane will go directly to him, for the use of his completion of the mission God has called him to!