While serving as a missionary in Moscow, Russia, in 1994-1995, and in Devon and Cornwall in the UK in 2000-2014, Meg Pechonis saw a need for informational resources to be made available to Calvary Chapel missionaries. Between serving in ministry, supporting her husband, and raising and home educating her four children, she never imagined that she could do anything to meet this need.
After her husband Phil Pechonis went home to the Lord, Meg was given a vision for a website that could be a resource center. Every individual or family that is sent out by Calvary Chapel needs to research independently many of the exact same issues. They need to find a company that can provide health insurance to individuals living overseas. They need to find an accountant who is familiar with preparing income tax returns for individuals living overseas. They need to research options for educating their children. They need to find materials for Sunday school, counseling, discipleship and more that are suitable for use in other cultures. All of this can be extremely time consuming and difficult. If most of this research work can be done for them and made readily accessible to them, it will save them time, which can then be better used ministering in the capacity that the Lord has called them. It can also allow them to be more prepared before going out onto the field, putting them in a better position to persevere and remain on the field long term.
Thus the vision for Calvary Missions Resource Connection was born in January, 2015. The website went live in June, 2016, and exists to assist and inform missionaries and missions sending pastors.