|Chet Cantrell is pastor, coach and mentor to these and more than 240 other kids at the Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis, Ill., supported by the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.Photo by Morris Abernathy |
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (BP) “... it is not the will of your Father in heaven that even one of these little ones perish.” Jesus’ words in Matthew 18:14 are what drive North American missionary Chet Cantrell -– 24/7, 365 days a year.
For the past 16 years -– with his wife Michelle at his side -– Cantrell has served as director of the Southern Baptist-supported Christian Activity Center (CAC) in East St. Louis, Ill. -– a safe haven for hundreds of children and teenagers growing up in a rough-and-tumble town. East St. Louis is not for sissies -- physical or spiritual.
The Cantrells are among the 5,300-plus missionaries in the United States, Canada and their territories supported by the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. Chet is one of eight Southern Baptist missionaries to be highlighted as part of the annual Week of Prayer, March 5-12, 2006. The 2006 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering’s goal is $56 million, 100 percent of which is used for missionaries like the Cantrells. Read More