“Rooftop Caribbean” relates to the ministry of Matt & Lana Cretzman in the Caribbean. Due to the sensitive nature of this ministry, please contact us if you would like to know more about this unique ministry.
All financial support going to the “Cretzman family” and/or “Rooftop Missions” goes towards this ministry as a default. If you would like to give to the Rooftop Missions work in India, please click on the Rooftop India tab above for instructions or click here.
Rooftop Missions is glad to be in partnership with New Testament Church Missions and Dr. Jack Cox in reaching India with the Gospel. Below is the impactful promotional video explaining the direction of this work.
Current ministry involvement in India:
Multiple Bible colleges
Evangelistic tent crusades
Network of over 100 national Indian pastors
Rooftop India is in need of your support!
ALL of the donations received go straight to furthering the work on the ground in India. PLEASE consider making a one-time gift or regular gift.
The mission of Rooftop Missions is to “open closed countries with the gospel.” Over the past few decades the term “closed country” has become a common phrase among Christian circles. It’s intent is to categorize a certain country that has become difficult to reach with the gospel due to hostile governments, adverse political situations, or perhaps even overwhelming religious opposition. And while these points may be valid in terms of the inherent difficulty associated in trying to reach these countries it is imperative that a Biblical approach provide the final perspective.
You will not find any verse in Scripture making a case for Christians not reaching a certain group of people. But, exactly the opposite is true! Time and time again God appeals to the lost to be saved regardless of race, class, or income (ie – John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10, 13; 2 Pet 3:9; and many others). And yet Jesus said five times for believers to “go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)
So if the Bible is true and God’s heartbeat truly is “that all the earth may know that there is a God” (2 Sam 17:46) then is there really such a thing as a “closed country”? We could even take it a step further and ask the question, “Why has 40% of the world still not heard even one time the message of the gospel?” Or why are 99.9995% of missionaries going to work among the 44.3% of the world population that already has access to the gospel? (source)
Not possible to reach the world? Too many barriers to reach the unreached? Closed country? Let the Bible speak for itself:
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth…” Romans 1:16
While we are confident that God has equipped us to do the work He has called us to do, we are praying for more believers with vision to join our team. If you have a heart for God and a desire to do something different to reach people for Christ then seriously pray and consider getting on board.
Rooftop Missions is NOT a mission board but is a team of like-minded believers who simply desire to advance the Gospel.
As Hudson Taylor once said, “It will not do to say that you have no special call to go to China. With these facts before you, and with the command of the Lord Jesus to go and preach the gospel to every creature, you need rather to ascertain whether you have a special call to stay at home.”
Azlynn Noelle Celebration Video
Have you ever felt like all of your dreams have been snatched away? You know, those defining moments when it seems like nothing is going the way it should and you’re left standing in the dark? Well, I do. I know what it’s like to have all your hopes and dreams completely and unexpectedly shattered. And yet it’s in those times when we could be in the safest and most secure place. Yes, I said could.
She had beautiful golden-blonde hair, perfectly textured and smooth skin, an infectious smile that somehow always led to at least a giggle, and a zest for life that always refreshed your spirits—no matter how grim things were around you. All those things and more defined our daughter, Azlynn Noelle. She was our firstborn who introduced us into all the joys and struggles of parenthood. And, trust me, there were plenty of both! But our reality soon became merely a dream of what was and what could have been.
On February 20, 2012, our family was traveling in a van (which had literally become our home after packing up everything and traveling for the past two years) on an icy road when, after hitting a patch of ice on bridge 89, it slid out of control. Azlynn’s door was lining right up with an interstate sign pole. The aftermath of that accident included my nose being fractured, my face looking a mess with blood pouring everywhere; my wife’s fracturing a vertebrae, breaking a rib, lacerating a liver, and fracturing her right leg; Maddison, our youngest, barely a scratch; but Azlynn…motionless. As my wife screamed in both pain and extreme grief over what was happening right before her eyes, I quickly snatched Azlynn from her car seat and cried out to God, begging Him not to take her. Not really knowing what to do, I gave her mouth-to-mouth knowing she was not breathing… Little did I know that I literally kissed her on into eternity. In a way you could say, she left her earthly father’s arms and went right into the Heavenly Father’s arms.
Remember what I said at the beginning? Having your dreams snatched away… Defining moments when it seems like nothing is going your way? Yup. That was me. And yet somehow we knew that the place in which we were standing was exactly where we were meant to be. As the days and weeks progressed we became more and more convinced of that fact. How is that possible? How could you find comfort and peace though your world is spinning out of control and has smashed into a pole, shattering nearly everything dear you hold on to right in front of your eyes?
Because the Bible says, “We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) Rather than passing the hardships of life off as a waste, we must understand that they are key ingredients in the recipe that God has for our life. And the most crucial ingredient, without which all others will be a waste, is salvation (placing your faith in God alone).
You may say, “But I can love God without becoming a Christian.” Friend, I’m sorry, but that’s impossible. Jesus said in John 14:15, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
“But Jesus never commanded that everyone become a Christian; did He?”
He sure did! John 3:7,”Marvel not that I said into thee, Ye must be born again.” That phrase “born again” has to do with your spiritual birth. Your spirit must be born again because it died when Adam sinned. (1 Corinthians 15:22)
When you decide to become a Christian, you add that key ingredient which will always give you the victory—through Christ! (1 Corinthians 15:57) No matter what you’re going through in life, you can claim victory. Because at the end of the day Christ conquered death and has provided a way for us all to be together in a perfect place for all eternity.
What’s so comforting about my position in life? I know I will see my little princess again! And next time, not only will there be no sickness, pain, sadness, or parting, and her hair won’t be the only thing golden, but the streets will be also. Do you want this kind of undaunting hope and outlook on life? Then just do as Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If we don’t meet you here on this earth then, one day, I hope to meet you “up there”—where I will gladly introduce you to our beautiful princess.
John 14:1-4 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”