Part of our mission is to encourage the body of Christ to reach out to their neighbors, family, and friends who are struggling physically, emotionally and spiritually; and to encourage pastors and leaders as they minister to their congregations and communities.
The second part of our mission is to provide leadership skills training, equipment and supplies to pastors, churches and organizations where we minister, so they can more effectively reach the needy in their spheres of influence.
This is accomplished through short-term missions teams using their skills & passion on the mission field.
The third part of our mission after Encouraging and Equipping, is to Engage the church to take action in reaching out to the lost in their communities; and for the church in America to see the need to be engaged in reaching out beyond the walls of their church to the Church in another culture.
Your partnership and support will enable us to continue to make a difference in the lives of the people of Central America by assisting the ministries and organizations in Central America with needed equipment, supplies and training to be more effective in touching the lives of their people.
Together, as our partners in ministry, we can impact many lives for the Kingdom of God!
The Olson's founded and are the directors of Refuge CMI. Paul attended several colleges and earned his Doctor of Divinity from Master’s International School of Divinity. They've served as pastors, children’s evangelists, chaplains, trainers, and missionaries.
They've experienced many of life's difficulties like losing a child, dealing with cancer and prodigal children. God has used these experiences to minister to others in similar situations.
In 2003, they traveled to Africa on their first mission trip. It had a major impact on their lives and ministry. Besides several trips to Africa, they have ministered many times in Haiti, Belize, Guatemala and Mexico.
Fred Taylor has been a Refuge Christian Ministries International board member since its inception in 2003; serving as its secretary throughout its history.
He has also been a close friend of the Olson’s since the early 80’s.
The Olson’s and the Taylor’s shared holidays together and their children grew up together.
In 2008 Fred joined the Olsons during the ministry’s trip to Haiti. Fred and his wife Linda have been a real blessing to the ministry through their service and support over the years.
Mike Williams has been a board member and the ministry’s treasurer since 2014. He also serves on the board of Church of the Hills in Lometa, TX and is the founder of the Williams House which is a shelter for children at risk. He has a heart for reaching the lost and helping those in need. We are excited to have him be a part of Refuge CMI’s board of directors.
Pastors Deeper Life Christian Fellowship in Cleburne, TX . Prior to pastoring they were full time missionaries to the Philippines. They continue to send supplies and occasionally return to minister to the Philippine people. He joined our board in 2014.
Thomas Olson has been a part of Refuge CMI since its inception in 2003. He has been part of our mission trips over the years to Kenya and Belize. He has served on the RCMI board for a number of years, and is also our logistical coordinator.
Monte Carroll has recently joined the RCMI Board of Directors. Monte and his wife Amy have been on numerous short-term medical trips to Guatemala. They have also assisted in the past in helping to raise funds for RCMI. We are excited to have them as part of Refuge CMI.