Calvary Community Church is a mission-minded church that supports local and international missions. They have multiple missionaries in Canada and overseas. CCC also funds short-term missions which include supporting young adults and young people -from their church- who desire to enter the mission field for up to two years. They have also supported the Edmonton MissionFest since its inception.
In October 2013, a group from Calvary Community Church in Edmonton spent two weeks in villages around Hyderabad, India. During the first week they- in conjunction with Lata Lincoln from Hyderabad and is also responsible for funding schools, orphanages, and widows’ homes in the area- hosted a camp for almost 1,000 children from the surrounding areas. The camp provided sleeping space, multiple meals, crafts, singing, and playing. The children and the CCC team were able to bond and shared lots of laughter.
On their second week, a playground was built for the children at the Promised Land/Olives Academy – an orphanage and school a couple of hours outside the city of Hyderabad. Emmanuel Foundation supplied all of the playground equipment, many of the shovels and tools necessary for building a playground. We also provided bicycles, clothing, blankets, toys, chairs, desks, and beds. The CCC team distributed the supplies to the orphanages which were received with much joy and excitement. We also included suits in the shipment and were given to pastors in the area.
We worked together with many local fellows who helped with the concrete and brought in and placed the sand for the surfacing and bricks for the border.