Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” -Matthew 28:19-20 ESV
We support or endorse a number of outreaches that serve around the world. Below is just a glimpse of the areas of the world where we are reaching, and the types of outreach being done in those areas.
Christian Relief Giving Opportunities
- Samaritans Purse is a Christian relief ministry focusing on compassion emergency needs at home and around the world. They also do Operation Christmas Child (shoeboxes), medical missions, and other relief work: Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, Phone (828) 262-1980, www.samaritanspurse.org
- Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a combined effort of various Mennonite fellowships working together in relief ministries. See brochures in our church foyer or contact at: Mennonite Central Committee, 21 South 12th Street, PO Box 500, Akron, PA, 17501, Phone (888) 563-4676, www.mcc.org/us
- World Vision is a Christian relief organization headquartered in Federal Way, Washington, and has a reputation for quick and on-site responses to natural disasters. WV is one of the largest and most reputable in the Christian relief field: World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Dept. W Federal Way, WA 98063-9716, Phone (888) 511-6593, www.worldvision.org
- Mercy Corps does not have religious affiliation but has a local flavor and focus, working with local communities and on both ends: Mercy Corps, PO Box 2669, Dept W, Portland, OR 97208 (888) 747-7440. www.mercycorps.org
- Medical Teams International is a Christian global health organization based in Portland that responds to emergency situations around the world and locally with focus on medical and dental help: Medical Teams International, P.O. Box 10 Portland, OR 97207, www.medicalteams.org
Each year about 800,000 international students study in the US. We support a local outreach to students studying in our community. The world comes to us as students from around the world live near us studying at local universities. This outreach welcomes students to the US, helps them adapt to living in a new culture, and act as Jesus’ hands and feet to these students.
One missionary couple is living in a very difficult nation to reach. They have created a curriculum in the local language for helping parents be better parents of their kids and teens based on Biblical principles. They also work to support the indigenous church by creating Christian literature and resources for the local followers of Jesus.
We support two missionary families that are working in East Africa. Areas of focus include evangelism to the unreached, education, orphans, widows, training pastors, establishing outreach centers, and church planting.
A missionary family is helping orphans, helping people overcome drug addiction, training local church leaders, and reaching people through art.
Members of our church support a family working to reach the indigenous tribes that are often forgotten. Currently they are surveying the needs of these communities to determine the challenges they face and areas they can make the most impact.
We support a family recently moved from the Northwest to Oaxaca, Mexico for indigenous leadership developement. For more information, visit MBMission website
Around the world in over 50 countries, there is no freedom of religion and our brothers and sisters in Christ face persecution including harassment, imprisonment, attacks, and death. We remember our brothers and sisters through prayer and Persecution Sunday each November. You can find out more information on the persecuted church at www.persecution.com and www.opendoors.org