6420-956-Church Partnership Evangelism Van

We would like to purchase a new or near new 15 passenger van to be used for transporting CPE teams while they are in country. We are now receiving between six and eight CPE teams each year, each with between four and ten members. Such a vehicle will allow us to safely and quickly get teams to and around their ministry location, eliminating the need to rely on public transportation schedules that are unpredictable, unreliable or unavailable. The van could also be used for various other ministries of the Cebu Philippines team as available and deemed appropriate.

Those who has participated in CPE over the past 15 years understands the complications endured taking public transportation and understand the benefit of having a reliable form of transportation to reduce the overall stress of transportation in the Philippines.

Church Partnership Evangelism, CPE, is an evangelistic model that partners teams from American churches with members of local Philippine churches to engage in evangelism, discipleship and church planting. Teams work directly with the church members in their surrounding communities or with nearby outreaches. The US team travels from their entry point in Cebu City to the location of the church on neighboring islands via buses, ferries and other forms of public transportation. As CPE continues to develop and expand throughout the Philippines, partnerships are developing with churches farther away from population centers. Public transportation is often unpredictable, unreliable or unavailable often requiring the use of private or borrowed vehicles.