Christian Mission to the Orient

P.O. Box 2363, Joplin, Mo 64803                                                            October 2016  

The CMO team is excited to announce
the LEADERSHIP in COMMUNITY Capital Campai gn. This project represents the next phase of developing Christian leaders for church and community in South  East Asia. Phase 1 is complete. Now is the time to begin Phase 2.
This campaign has a goal of raising $800,000 for capital, endowment, and program support for campus development for students enrolled at Lanna Theological Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Why are we launching this campaign
We need to increase our capacity to train and equip more leaders for South East Asia.
  • SECURITY: Our women's dorm is located on a different property. This is a safety issue for our students.
                  • COMMUNITY: We need all our facilities located on a single campus to provide a safe environment that will enhance the training of students for LEADERSHIP in  COMMUNITY.
What is being built?
The LEADERSHIP in COMMUNITY campus development will include these new features:    
  • Secure housing on a single campus housing up to 40 students and two dorm supervisor families. 
  •  Students housed 3-4 to a room in environmentally friendly construction that is energy efficient and easy to maintain.   
  •  Will allow us to develop existing buildings into cafeteria and chapel with seating up to 100 people.
How are we going to do this?
Thanks to a generous donation from a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous we already have $25,000 raised toward this goal. We are asking you to help us make this a successful launch by giving a generous offering towards the LEADERSHIP in COMMUNITY campaign. Will you help us by sponsoring one square meter of floor space at $550?  

We are also seeking COMMUNITY PARTNERS who will build one dorm room. One dorm room cost $16,000. COMMUNITY PARTNERS may be individuals or groups who
contribute $16,000 or more to build one or more dorm rooms. COMMUNITY PARTNERS will have their name(s) engraved on a recognition plaque in the lobby of the dorm room. 

Details on how to contribute to the LEADERSHIP in COMMUNITY Capital Campaign and COMMUNITY PARTNERS can be found at our website
Remember, as we approach the end of 2016 that all contributions are tax  deductible. 

In closing we want to thank you for your faithful support of this ministry training and equipping church planters who are also community leaders in South East Asia. 

If you have any questions please contact David Filbeck at:
SKYPE # 660-833-4735

US # 803-906-6639.

David & Sharon are currently in the United Sates to promote the LEADERSHIP in COMMUNITY campaign and the upcoming Community of Blessing medical trip.  They will also attend the International Convention on Missions in Lexington, KY.  If you are near any of the following churches and would like to speak with them personally please don't hesitate to contact them. Their schedule of events is:

October 1:  CMO board meeting, Dallas TX.

October 2:  Valley View Christian Church, Dallas TX.

October 9:  Gateway Christian Church, Aurora CO.

October 16:  First Christian Church, Anna IL.
October 23:  Mt. Auburn Christian Church, Cape Girardeau, MO.

October 30:  Community Christian Church, New Braunfels, TX.

November 5-6:  Compass Christian Church, Colleyville, TX.

November 13:  Hill N Dale Christian Church, Lexington, KY.

November 14-20:  Lexington KY area, ICOM, Booth #113-115 
December 4:  Lincoln Christian Church, Lincoln IL. 

We are grateful for your continued support in helping prepare Christian leaders in Southeast Asia.  You may click here for a Print version of this newsletter.   




The CMO Team 
Carmen Filbeck
Ken & Kathy Filbeck
David & Sharon Filbeck