Mission Work

 

"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'    Matthew 25 : 40 

Missions We Support:

Church of the Nations (Athens, Ga) - Nicaragua Team and "Christ through Baseball" teams work on reaching children in Central America and teaching them about Jesus through baseball camps and medical/dental clinics. The Nicaragua missions teams also helps clothe and feed those villages. Each day is spent spending time with those people and praying, singing worship songs, and learning about how God loves us.

Willard Area Food Bank (Northeast Ohio) - The Willard Area Food Bank provides food security for people less fortunate and strives to eliminate hunger among those communities. The Food Bank works relentlessly to make hunger non-existent. 

Community Bible Church (Mansfield, Ohio) - Haiti Missions Team March 2016 - working with underprivileged children and adults in tent cities. The team works for a week building homes for families and pews for church use. They spend time with the people there spreading God's message and love through praise, worship, and sermons.

 

Butterfly Backpacks (Kentucky) - Butterfly Backpacks was began in tribute to Maegan Mills. She was a beautiful butterfly that floated into God's hands on February 9th, 2014. Their mission is to help those in need who she would help. Backpacks are given in honor of her memory to girls and women in homeless shelters. Each backpack contains basic care necessities and a handwritten letter from her younger brother to help inspire a new life and transition like that of a butterfly. "I think butterflies are the best example as how to live your life. They always fly free when the sun comes out, and whenever they get knocked down by a little rain, they dry off and get back up flying freely again, as if nothing was in their way." - Maegan Mills

World Vision (International) - We sponsor Mandosa Fazbem (from Mozambique) through World Vision. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by overcoming poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. This is a wonderful organization that strives to reach the least of these. For more information check out: http://www.worldvision.org 

Ben & Krista Cook (Missionaries to Irbid, Jordan) - The Cook family is leaving this August to serve a two year term and live in Irbid, Jordan and do outreach, teach communication, life skills, fitness, and most importantly share the gospel in a darkened place where his word is not heard and shine His Light. We pray that they encounter many open and willing hearts to hearing Jesus and learning about his everlasting love, grace, and mercy. If you would like to help - please pray for them and if you feel led to donate please email them at benkristacook@gmail.com for further instructions.

St. Jude Children's Research HospitalSt.Jude's works with childhood patients battling life threatening diseases and cancer. Donations are used to help cover medical costs, treatments, housing for families, and travel expenses. Their treatments alone have helped pushed cancer survival rates from 20% to more than 80%. If you are interested in learning more or ways that you can help please visit:
https://www.stjude.org/give.html

Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan's Purse) - We were able to fill 22 shoeboxes this November to give back. Samaritan's Purse then distributes the boxes allover the world to deserving children in need. The children also get the opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and to attend discipleship classes. 

Christmas ADOPT-A-FAMILY - Beginning the week of Thanksgiving through December, we are giving back to two sets of families to help bring them a Christmas. One has lost a young mother, while the other has lost a young father. Please join us in praying for them.

ONE ORPHAN - Based out of Michigan, One Orphan strives to help build orphanages, give clothing needs, food, and medical necessities to children worldwide from India to China. We were so honored to give back and help serve those less fortunate than us. For more information please visit www.oneorphanfoundation.org

Bikers Against Abused & Neglected Children (Ohio) - The foundation assists abused and neglected children in several ways, such as advocating and supporting children during court proceedings and lending a listening ear to those struggling with the effects of abuse and neglect. B.A.A.N.C. also assists in Angel Tree projects to provide gifts for underprivileged children and hosts various events to raise funds for other projects as the need arises. The ultimate goal is to help these children have the best life possible and lead a revolution of much needed change. 

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16