Rwanda Missions | 8-23 | Headed Home!

Please be praying for Pastor Frank and his team as they are in transit and heading home!

If the Lord wakes you up in the middle of the night… Pray!

Prayers for God’s perfect protection upon him and the team, and for even more opportunities to share the Gospel with everyone they meet along the way.

They are set to land in Chicago, straight from Brussels tomorrow (8/24) at 12:30 PM.

God gave Frank an opportunity to each once again on Sunday, and its’ the first in-person Church service they’ve held in quite some time… May all of the seeds that were planted grow! And for all of the believers there to be encouraged and build up in their faith.

Rich Cleis | Celebration of Life | 8-22-21

Please join us today at 12:30 (after 2nd Service) as we celebrate the life of our brother-in-Christ and friend, Rich Cleis.

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Rwanda Missions | 8-21 | Sunday Teaching

The Lord opened the door for Pastor Frank to teach on Sunday, and its the first in-person Church service they’ve had in quite some time…

The Lord brought a young lady named Belieze into Frank’s path.  She had been helping out the team.

Belieze told Frank that at dinner on Friday she prayed and received Jesus for the first time during one of the Gospel Necklace messages. (she is on the left),  Benitha is on the right.

She asked for a Gospel necklace so that she could tell others about the saving faith of Jesus Christ!  Our God is alive and at work in Rwanda!

Rwanda Missions | 8-19 | Update

From Pastor Frank:

Interesting traveling during these times. A surreal experience going through the airports and having to “show my papers;” literally; regarding negative tests and passenger locator documents, through our European connecting flight and Rwanda.

There is a curfew in place, that everyone has to be at home and off the roads at 8:00 pm.

Our teaching time starts today. We had a practice run of our presentation of salvation necklaces and a puppet show about growing as a child of God; with some of the street boys that come to the Hope For Children office for assistance. Six or seven boys prayed to receive JESUS, for the first time today. Please pray that the prayers were genuine and that the seed fell on good soil.

The boys did practice some verses they are being taught at Hope for Children.

John 3:16 & Luke 10:27
Please pray for upcoming teaching times with the children. Pray for open hearts. Sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Pray for the message that I will be giving on Sunday at the English service at 8:00 am Rwanda Time (August 22nd at 1:00 AM Chicago time)
Thank you for your prayers in this endeavor.

Updated Flight info:

The team has to once again be tested 72 hours before the return flight(s) to the States. Please pray that everyone’s tests return negative.

Flights depart on 8/23rd 
(Lord Willing)
Returning on 8/24 direct from Kigali to Brussels, Brussels to O’Hare 
Arriving at O’Hare at approximately 12:30 PM (CT)
Should clear customs at approximately 1:30 PM (CT)
Your brother and co-laborer in JESUS,

Rwanda Missions | 8-17 PM | Update

Please lift the following up as praises and prayer requests.

Lots of people ride bicycles as their means of transportation and moving supplies.

Praise: guy riding a bike who hit the vehicle we were in today appears to have been uninsured.

I found out yesterday that the airline said I never made flight to Brussels so my return flight was canceled.
Praise: issue has been resolved.

Prayer requests:

Travel arrangements have changed:
Flights have changed. Now just 2 flights.
Flight to Washington D.C. has been canceled. We are flying direct to O’Hare from Brussels

Pray for Grace as lord of plans are changing day by day.
May HIS plans be the ones that come about.

It looks like we will be able to meet at the church on Sunday. Please pray for the LORD’s anointing on the message and that HE would speak to me and throughout me.

I have attached photos of our meeting with the some of the children and their families that are sponsored through Hope for Children ministries. The little girl sitting with me is Bigael. She is the little girl that I sponsor. I will send some more photos of the bikes in a separate email.

Your brother and co-laborer in JESUS,

Biblical Insights | Live at 5 PM CT | 8-13-21

Join Pastor Phil, tonight at 5 PM CT on Calvary Radio as he hosts Biblical Insights—the Live, call-in radio program on the Calvary Radio Network where the pastors take tackle your biblical questions.
Come on Illinois peeps! We rarely hear Illinois listeners on the radio program.
Listen on the radio, on our mobile app (Biblical Insights button), or via their direct link LISTEN HERE.
Call-in to the program at 1-866-TRUTH-FM or 1-866-878-8436 you can send your questions to

Important Missions Update | 8-11-2021

As many of you know, Pastor Frank will be leaving for his missions trip to Kigali, Rwanda on August 12th through August 24th. We have put together a daily prayer guide for our Church family to use and share.

There is a great deal of spiritual warfare in this part of the world, so we ask you to please join us praying for him and the team daily.  May The Lord go before him and his team, and hedge behind and do a mighty work!




To share, click this button on the prayer guide
and you can email, or text this to share!

2021 Calvary Church Picnic | 9-4-21

Please mark your calendars and join us for the Annual 2021 Calvary Chapel Elk Grove Church Picnic.

We meet at Busse Woods, Grove # 32 for a great day of food, fellowship, and games. Come out and get to know the new folks. If you’d like to help out, please contact Angela Carter at 847.895.3545.   We really look forward to seeing you.

For more info click here.

Fasting & Prayer Week | 9-20 to 9-24-21

Church Family,
We will gather each night the week of September 20th-24th at our Church at 7 PM to lift up prayers for the nation, our fellowship, our families, our concerns and needs.
The Lord has called us to pour out our hearts before Him. He is looking for those who will stand in the gap. Our country deserves judgment for turning away from its’ Christian roots – we are praying for mercy, we are praying for revival – and let it begin in each of us.  For more info, click here.

2021 Women’s Retreat | Deposits Due Aug 8th

Ladies, please join us for this years’ Women’s Retreat on beautiful Lake Geneva, in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.  We are joined this year by Guest Speakers Cyndi Ballmaier, Sr Pastors’ Wife at CCElkGrove, Leslie Michaels, Women’s AM Bible Study leader at CCElkGrove and Sr Pastors’ Wife Vicki Goyke of CC Waucapa.

We are looking forward to a special time to come away with The Lord, fellowship with like-minded women and take in all that He has prepared for us. 

Deposits are due Sunday, August 8th. Visit our event page by clicking HERE.

Guest Speaker | Don Veinot | 7-11-21

Be sure to join us today at 10:30, in-person or via livestream as we are blessed to have Don Veinot from Christian Midwest Outreach, share his message, “Paul’s Last Word-Last Days Deception-Part 1”.
We meet at 975 E. Nerge Road, Suite N-140 in Roselle.
Or join us via livestream here on our website, on our mobile app.
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Note:  The final audio and video will be published here tomorrow.

Guest Speaker | Frank Warburton | 7-7-21

Pastor Frank’s message from Colossians, along with the audio, video and e-study notes can be found here.