Our Story

How it all started...

Refuge CMI started in 2003 after Dr Paul & Marcy went on their first short-term (ST) mission trip to Kenya & Uganda with Dr. Atticus Register.  We started hosting ST Mission Trips in 2004 to Kenya.  Our initial focus was ministry to children in Kenya, Haiti and the USA.  We participated in feeding programs and sharing the love of Jesus with the children.  Over the years we have enlarged our vision to share the HOPE of Jesus Christ to people of all ages, which included HOPE Festivals, HOPE packs, and HOPE Centers.   Additionally, we saw the need to provide training to pastors and leaders to expand their ministry effectiveness to their congregations and villages, so we started Refuge CMI School of Ministry (RCMI-SOM).

We continue to take people on short-term mission trips, but due to covid, we are keeping the teams very small (3-5 people), and "Training Pastors and Leaders...Giving HOPE To the Hopeless!" is still, and will continue to be our focus.

Expanding the vision...

We continue to look for opportunities to fulfill the mission and calling God has placed on our lives and this ministry.  To participate and sponsor outreaches, and to continue to train pastors and leaders, we need Team Refuge members; those who commit to be prayer partners, and those who commit to be  financial supporters to the mission and vision of Refuge CMI.

Where we are headed...

We continue to look for ways to expand our ministry through outreaches, short-term mission trips, feeding programs, construction projects on the mission field, and training opportunities.    Why?  The time is short and we need to be putting all our extra resources into getting the Good News of the Gospel out to the lost and hurting.  As more people join TEAM REFUGE we (you and us together) are able to do more for the Kingdom of God.   It takes a TEAM!

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