NATIONAL & WORLD-WIDE MISSIONS Supported financially by Living word

Christian Academy of Las Torres is a Christian School for children, from pre-K -6th grade. It provides not only an education but a way out of despair for over 200 children in a poor neighborhood of Managua, Nicaragua. The school is able to help children discover that the way to a better life is through education in both secular knowledge and the Christian faith.

East European Missions Network is a ministry here in America with an international impact. This network partnership mobilizes congregations for mission involvement and support while sending out career and short-term missionaries to renew and equip the body of Christ in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Good News for Nations is a ministry in India that trains leaders and organizes local churches for spreading the Christian message in primarily Hindu and Buddhist countries. Training is designed for lay ministers, pastors and evangelists. It's a one-year program covering basic Bible knowledge, doctrine, and practical skills for them to be effective workers for the Lord.

Habitat for Humanity is a housing ministry driven by our desire to give tangible expressions of the love of God through our efforts to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness. Believing we are called by God to offer shelter and care for those in need, we participate in expressions of God’s Love through the Theology of the Hammer.

Empowered by God's unconditional love through Jesus Christ, Lutheran World Relief responds to the needs, disasters, and crises of people in every community throughout the world and all generations. We partner with them in offering a spectrum of care, from clean water, emergency, provisions, shelters, food, and supplies, to simple items like our hand-crafted quilts, health kits, school kits, and sewing kits.

Marion Medical Missions began in Marion Illinois in partnership with God's people in Africa and provided hands-on curative medicine and supplies. Now it focuses on preventative medicine through shallow-well programs. Clean water is essential for disease prevention and desperately needed for good health. How wonderful that we have an opportunity to help in providing clean water in the Name of Jesus Christ!

Mission Trips. Taking Jesus' words in the Great Commission to heart, we are sharing the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ to people in our community, throughout our Nation, and beyond our borders. We partner with Next Step Ministries in the planning and coordination for our summer Youth Mission Trips, and are evaluating opportunities for Adult Mission Trips in the future.

Wycliffe Bible Translators. Today about 209 mission people do not have any Scripture in their language. Wycliffe's vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. Wycliffe also focuses on community development, literacy development and church partnerships. We have formed a special bond with the Gaultneys, two Wycliffe Bible Translators, who share their stories with us.

The Josephine House is an orphanage in Cusco, Peru founded and run by missionaries. It is a loving, Christ-centered home to children in crisis. Their goal is that children born into difficult situations of alcohol or physical abuse, extreme poverty and abandonment, can find a place of safety until they can be adopted and placed in a permanent home.