Raul Ries is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Golden Springs and President of Somebody Loves You Ministries.
Calvary Chapel West Covina grew out of Raul’s home fellowship as well as his Kung-Fu studio and was soon meeting weekly at an old converted Safeway store. Calvary Chapel Golden Springs (as it is now called) draws between 12,000 – 14,000 in attendance weekly.
Somebody Loves You Ministries, directed by Raul Ries, encompasses Somebody Loves You Radio as well as evangelism, concert outreaches and film/video production.
Since their inception in 1993, The Somebody Loves You Ministries have drawn over 340,000 in attendance with some 23,392 registered decisions for Christ.
So Send I You International is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, with the main objective to obey Christ’s command, “. . . Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
It is the Father’s will, “. . . that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). Therefore, Christ offered Himself as the sacrifice for the sins of the world. After He resurrected, He appeared to His disciples and commissioned them by saying, “Peace be unto you: As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you” (John 20:21).
The Apostle Paul humbly responded, “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” (Romans 10:14-15).
Jesus provided the answer in Matthew 9:37-38: “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
EXPOSE the body of Christ to world missions, through seminars, evangelistic practicums and work trips, so people can seek the Lord on their own and seek what their role should be in missions.
TRAIN national pastors and workers in each country, through Retreats, Seminars, Bible Schools and Pastor’s Conferences, to do the work of the ministry. This way the Gospel will continue to spread, despite growing worldwide peril.
PROVIDE support for missionaries and national pastors through prayer, encouragement, study materials and student scholarships, to aid them in spreading the Gospel.
This is how you can actively participate in obeying Christ’s Great Commission:
PRAY – Paul said, “I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with a pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day” (2 Timothy 1:3). Mission Prayer
PROVIDE WITH STUDY TOOLS – Paul said, “Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come and the books, especially the parchments” (2 Timothy 4:13). Contact Sally Duran, Missions Administrator: 909-396-1884 ext.548
CONNECT ELECTRONICALLY – “The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself” (Proverbs 11:25). Bible College
GO! GET INVOLVED! – Jesus said, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel…” (Mark 16:15). Contact Sally Duran, Missions’ Administrator 909-396-1884 ext.548
SUPPORT FINANCIALLY – Paul said, “For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account” (Phil. 4:16-17).
To insure the safety of your gift, we advise, DO NOT send it directly to the mission field. Your tax deductible contributions should be sent through Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, 22324 Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar, Ca 91765 and designated to “So Send I You (SSIY) Missions” or through Online Giving.
Jesus said, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38).
Isaiah said, “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me’ (Isaiah 6:8).