A note about Missions
from Pastor Mark

Our mission at Cheney Faith Center is to help people know Jesus and live for Him daily. Jesus told us in Acts 1:8 that helping people know Jesus and live for Him starts in your own city and extends to the ends of the earth. We are thrilled to partner with missionaries that are helping others know Jesus here in Cheney and in remote parts of our world. It’s our heart that everyone would get an opportunity to believe in Jesus as their savior and live for Him everyday. In this booklet, you will find individuals and families that have made a great sacrifice to serve Jesus around the world. It is our privilege to support them with our prayers, finances, and love as they preach the gospel in their demographic. Joining missionaries as they serve Jesus is a great way for us to Know, Grow, and Go for Jesus too. Please consider how you could pray and give financially to our missionaries. God Bless!

The Hays Family


Ministry focus: Gary and Paula founded thinkSMALL and now train up teams within each outreach country to minister to children ages four to 14. This safety-based program has been invited into public schools in closed countries because trafficking and abuse are so prevalent.

With the help of our church partners, including Cheney Faith Center,  thinkSMALL currently supports, 14 thinkSMALL Training Teams in Thailand, Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Peru and in 2 restricted countries (we cannot mention their names).  These Training Teams have trained over 1000 local Church Teams to reach, disciple and protect children.  


Since 2007, over 485,000 (including over 75,000 adults) have made decisions to follow Christ through thinkSMALL ministry and over 80 percent have entered discipleship.


Hundreds of thousands of children have been helped through thinkSMALL Gospel Child Empowerment outreaches that empower children to resist abuse, trafficking and drugs.




Send to thinkSMALL

P.O. Box 40090, Bellevue, WA 98015 or

donate online by CLICKING HERE 


and Gary@Thinksmallfoundation.org

Please pray for: 

  • The transformation of nations worldwide-- through the protection, evan­gelism and discipleship of children for Christ! 

  • Pray for churches worldwide to rise up and work to fulfill the Great Commission from Jesus! (Matthew 28:19-20)

  • Pray for children around the world to be protected, saved and discipled to become lifelong Jesus-followers.

The Triplett Family


Ministry focus: Karen facilitates worship and helps teach during weekly large group gatherings.  A larger part of her role includes administrative duties that allow the ministry to run smoother and the staff team more time to disciple students! She also spends time on campus doing outreach and meeting with students. 

About Karen:

Karen grew up in Chehalis and had always loved math so she decided to become a math teacher. She attended college at WWU in Bellingham. Although she graduated as a certified math teacher, she chose to do an internship year with the campus ministry she was involved with as a student. During the internship, God led her to join Chi Alpha at Eastern
Washington University, so she moved to Cheney in 2011. She eventually met her husband, Craig, in Spokane. Cheney now feels like home, but she makes a lot of treks over the pass for work and family. She loves going to concerts, playing shows when she has time, and drinking coffee with friends. Karen and Craig lead worship regularly at Cheney Faith Center.  Their daughter Renee loves stickers & bubbles, and is quickly learning new songs that she loves to sing!

Donate:  https://xaeastern.churchcenter.com/giving - select "203 Triplett" from the drop-down menu

Email: karen@xaeastern.com

Please pray for: New students for our leadership team to disciple, physical health as well as a spiritual hunger & desire for EWU students and staff

The Griffin Family


Taylor & Cassidy’s vision is to create a Spirit-empowered, diverse community of believers on Eastern’s campus, declaring in word and lifestyle their faith in Jesus Christ, equipped to fulfill their purpose in God’s global plan. Day to day looks like: meeting with students 1:1 for an hour each, planning and leading a small group, creating community and leading the large group meetings on Tuesday nights.




or by check to Chi Alpha PO Box 668 Cheney, WA 99004 – write checks to Chi Alpha 202.


Email: taylor@xaeastern.com, cassidy@xaeastern.com


Please pray for: The 600 new students moving onto campus. New discipleship relationships for all the Chi-Alpha team with EWU students, and the health and safety of all students. Taylor and Cassidy are also expecting their first child, due mid-November, and are very excited to be new parents! 

Sami Rainey

Campus Crusade for Christ - EWU

Ministry focus: Sami graduated from EWU, and is stepping into her 2nd year of ministry with Cru at EWU. Her vision is to impact other college students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ as she was impacted by her disciplers. The 3 focal points of Cru are “Win, Build, and Send” - winning people to Christ, building Gospel-centered community, and sending others on mission. She meets with girls to engage with the in conversation and relationship about how to surrender our lives to Jesus and live in the power of the Holy Spirit, facilitates group discussions, plans and attends events to build community, and initiates spiritual conversations with college students on campus or during a campus outreach.

To request a monthly newsletter: sami.rainey@cru.org

Donate:  give.cru.org/1055310 or email sami.rainey@cru.org for the direct link to my giving page


Please pray for: 

-Creativity as our team plans and adapts to COVID regulations.

-For trust in the Lord; for me to be open-handed with the things entrusted to me

-For the girls I will be meeting with; for safety and for their hearts to long for Jesus

-For innovative ways for our team to reach incoming freshmen/students

-For innovative ways to stay connected/build community with the returning students

-Unity and friendship on our EWU team

Kegan and Abigail Ronholt

Youth with a Mission

Ministry Focus / Bio:

Kegan and Abigail met while attending the School of Biblical Studies (SBS) in YWAM Lakeside, Montana. They married shortly after the school and moved to China shortly after that. The first few years of marriage have been a flurry of seeing God work miraculously while they have taught the Bible and evangelized wherever they have gone. They helped start up an SBS in China, as well as in Chico, California. Even though they have been displaced (like many missionaries all over the world) they are prayerfully considering their future of missions work and the next season of where the Lord will lead them.

Kegan and Abigail have been displaced by the COVID 19 pandemic and currently reside in Wisconsin with Abigail’s family. Although the location has changed, the heart of their ministry remains the same. They host Bible Studies with family and friends over Zoom and socially distant meetings.

To request a monthly newsletter: akronholt0722@gmail.com


Request form by email akronholt0722@gmail.com


N2359 Schacht Rd,

Marinette, WI 54143

Please pray for: Direction in these uncertain times of Covid 19. Greater fellowship with family and community. Patience while the next steps remain unknown.

The May Family

CHI-ALPHA - EWU campus

Ministry Focus / Bio:

Creating a strong spiritual community on Eastern Washington University’s campus based on Jesus Christ and living our lives for Him in every aspect. This is achieved through One on One Discipleship, Small Core Bible Studies, and Large Group Gatherings.

If you want to help support, go to xaeastern.com/giving and give to account 204.


Give by check to Chi Alpha PO Box 668 Cheney, WA 99004 – write checks to Chi Alpha 204.

Sign up for Newsletter: send an email to mike@xaeastern.com if you are interested in receiving my newsletter!

Please Pray for the students on campus to know that Jesus loves them, to know that there is a community for them to belong to, and to turn around and share that love and community with others on Eastern’s campus.

Sundays 9:30am
in-person gatherings and live stream through youtube/fb.



300 N 2nd Street

Cheney WA 99004

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