God calls us to “go into all the world” and embody his teachings. At First Presbyterian, we begin each new year by celebrating God’s work around the world through our annual World Mission Conference (WMC). FPC’s 20th anniversary World Mission Conference will occur early in 2019. During the WMC’s multi-day event, we host Christian missionaries from around the world to learn more about what God is doing and how we can be part of it.
And this church responds to God’s call in exemplary ways. Not only do we continue to nurture several current missionaries who grew up in this church, many members also participate annually in short-term international mission trips and projects. Most notably, the WMC annually raises and allocates over $100,000 beyond the church’s operating budget to support a variety of important world missions as described below. Several other church groups contribute substantial funds and efforts toward these and other world missions as well. This is indeed a globally-oriented and mission-minded church family.
FPC SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING WORLD MISSIONS:
(Alliance for International Reforestation, Inc.)
AIR, Inc., 4515 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Unit #496, Atlanta, GA 30338
Contact: Anne Hallum, Pres., 770-543-9529, Anne.Hallum@AirGuatemala.org.
AIR Guatemala shares Christ’s love through training farmers in their own fields, planting millions of beneficial trees, building clean stove, and providing school programs for the rural poor of Guatemala.
EDUCATION CONGO, formerly N. American Liaison Bureau
2216 Elgin Road, Winston Salem, NC 27103
www/EducationCongo.org | ececDir@education.cong.org | 904-600-4123
Education Congo supports higher education endeavors in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since 1997 we have come alongside hundreds of scholarship students at Congo Protestant University. We worked to raise funds to equip the medical school labs, remodel and construct dormitory space for med students at three rural teaching hospitals, helped purchase a vehicle for the medical school, and served in an advisory role with the executive leadership of the university. We are now exploring a new relationship with a second university, this one in the Eastern Congo city of Bukavu.
FORMAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Address: Friends of Forman Christian College, 3434 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
fccollege.edu.pk, Friends of forman.org
92 (42)9923 1581 (college number), 866-450-6313 (Friends of Forman)
Contact: Sharon Burke, 770-540-3284, sd@email@example.com
Coeducational Christian college in Lahor Pakistan with over 7000 students providing Christian and Muslim men and women with a liberal arts education in accordance with the highest standards of excellence and training each student intellectually, spiritually, culturally, socially, emotionally and physically for the basic responsibilities of life, especially for competent and humane leadership and services. The majority of money provided by our own church goes for scholarships for poor students. Core values taught to all Forman students include integrity, excellence, discipline and accountability for actions, respect for the dignity of each human being, fairness and justice with service and concern for the community.
FREEDOM STREET MINISTRIES – THROUGH YOUTH WITH A MISSION
Youth with a Mission (Central Office), 4444 Edgar Park Avenue, El Paso, TX 79904 | www.ywam.org
Our heart and passion is to help victims of sexual exploitation (prostitution), find freedom and transformation physically and spiritually through the love and action of Jesus. We do this through street ministry, our day care center, discipleship, training, and restoration programs in Central America.
FRONTIER FELLOWSHIP, formerly Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship
7132 Portland Avenue South Suite 136, Richfield, MN 55423 | Phone: 800-720-4733
Contact: Shelley Schuenke, 612-869-1982
Description for Agency’s Work: Focus on unreached Peoples and mobilization of prayer resources
“An indigenous church for every people : A mission vision for every church”
Frontiers, P.O. Box 60730. Phoenix, AZ 85082 Phone: 1-800-462-8436
Outreach to Muslims in the least reach corners of the world.
HAITI EDUCATION FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 10775, El Dorado, AR 71730
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.haitifioundation.net
Contact: Susan Tuberville, 870-866-9618
The mission of the Haiti Education Foundation, Inc. is to provide an education to children in parts of 5 parishes in the southern mountain of Haiti by partnering with people in the local villages, five Episcopal priests in the 5 parishes, for supervision and American churches (majority Presbyterian) and other in the U.S. fir sponsorship and donations. Currently there are 35 schools in existence. Our church has sponsored and continues to sponsor St. Joseph of D’Arimathe in Pillard. In 2011 the original school building was destroyed by an earthquake however, classes are continuing in the temporary shelters while the new building is being constructed. The new building is due to be completed by the end of 2018.
P.O. Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173 | 707-843-6000 | waxhawAV@JAARA.org|
Contact: Craig Russell VP, P.O. Box 124, Waxhaw, NC 28173 | 704-843-6000
JAARS provides technical services to support Bible translations. Transportation via land, air, and sea. Computer support, audio and video recording, email support. JAARS is best known for its aviation support for missionaries working in some of the most remote locations in the world.
JESUS HOSPITAL, CHURCH/BRUISED REED FOUNDATION (Korea) (PCUSA)
A teaching hospital in Chonju South Korea supported by the foundation to assist cancer victims.
JOHN 414 MISSIONS
“Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
P.O. Box 2606, Daphne, AL 36526 | Website: http://john414missions.org
Contact: Aswell Banda, 251-626-9446
John 414 is three-part operating S.A.L.T. Academy, a school for low income children in Caloocan City, Philippines; Waterfront Rescue in Pensacola, FL., and support for building churches and helping provide clean water in villages around Lusaka, Zambia.
MINISTRY OF HOPE LESOTHO CHARITABLE TRUST
To care and support families by providing quality infant and child care, facilitate breastfeeding, working with children with disabilities, assisting abandoned or orphaned children to find their families or facilitating adoption when this is not possible. families or facilitating adoption when this is not possible.
MISSION: HOPE, formerly Rivers of the World (ROW)
3000 Old Alabama Rd Suite 119-402, Alpharetta, GA 30022 | email@example.com
Contact: Jimmy Shafe, 404-425-2537
Mission Hope, Congo works in conjunction with the local Congo Presbyterian Church to support priority objectives in Central Congo (Democratic Republic Congo). among their projects: Women’s Empowerment Programs, Hospital supplies, Hospital Infrastructure, Children’s programs, Nutrition Center Support, Medical School Scholarships, School Construction, Ladies Sewing School.
NORTHEAST GEORGIA PRESBYTERY
A Christ-centered, inclusive community of faithful and healthy congregations that provides regional mission funds to the needy.
THE OUTREACH FOUNDATION
381 Riverside Dr. Suite 110, Franklin, TN 37064
Contact: Rev. Dr. Rob Weingartner, Director, 615-778-8881
TOF connects Christians in the United States with church partners around the world. For nearly 40 years we have helped Global Partners: Train leaders, Start new congregations, Expand outreach programs, Strengthen ministries of compassion. TOF also leads about 20 trips each year to see what God is doing and build relationships between his people. TOF is engaged with partners in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
PRESBYTERIAN HOMES OF GEORGIA
Benevolent care for Presbyterian Homes’ four communities in Georgia. Contribution directly supports the care of residents who have outlived their financial resources.
A ministry to empower young, outcast women in India-FPC supports a home-grown missionary to work in this ministry in the slums of Goa, India.
ST. MARK’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Mailing Address: Siavonga, Zambia, Africa
Contact: Mark Paap, PO Box 5033, Gainesville, GA 30504, 678-779-6971, Mp@venlhysource2.net
St. Mark’s church, FPC sister church in Zambia, Africa was founded in 2006. FPC and its members have been instrumental in the building of St. Mark’s church and manse. As St. Mark’s is located in a very poor community, many of the member are unemployed and poverty stricken. FPC has remained St. Mark’s primary financial benefactor. Through FPC contributions St. Mark’s helps feed the poor, counsel the sick, help in job training and much more. Through these activities St. Mark’s has been able to effectively spread the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through St. Mark’s outreach programs ten new church congregations are now affiliated with and mentored by St. Mark’s church. St. Mark’s church, in 2017, also began a school for the challenged and forgotten children in the region. Our God continues to use St. Mark’s to achieve His will in Zambia, Africa.
SISTERS OF ZAMBIA (SOZ)
800 S. Enota Dr., Gainesville, GA 30501, FPCga.org
Contact: Debbie Holcombe, 770-532-0136, org firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization of women in First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville who raise money and volunteer to improve the lives of orphans and abused, neglected and abandoned children through Alliance for Children everywhere with our LCOJ (Learning Center of Joy) in Llesaka Zambia and with Black Mountain Youth and Children’s Home in Black Mountain, NC.
SOLID ROCK INTERNATIONAL
P.O. Box 20867, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
Contacts: Jack and Barbara Griffith, 770-538-0091
Solid Rock International (SRI) is a Christian nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization focused on transforming the body, mind and soul of the poor in the Dominican Republic. SRI built in 1989, maintains and operates, a clinic in San Juan dela Maguana providing medical care, surgery and dental care. In 2018, it will begin a vision clinic upon securing needed equipment. SRI is currently building a second medical facility in the southwest part of the Dominican Republic. SRI also operates an infant survival project and clinic for malnourished children. SRI further operates schools for children who cannot afford fees to attend other schools available to them.
FPC coordinates a community wide medical team composed of physicians, nurses, dentists and midlevel provider teams that spends one week in Solid Rock’s San Juan dela Maguana surgical clinic and holds screening clinics in neighboring villages. The team collects all of its equipment and pharmaceutical needs beforehand. The team also welcomes high school seniors and lay volunteers interested in learning, working construction or helping with Bible study.
(A Ministry of Youth Conference Ministries)
1200 Mt. Creek Rd. Suite 130 | Chattanooga, TN 37405 | ycmhome.org | 423-624-2495
Contacts: Del Francescon, Adm. Assistant; Laura Hertgers
Son Servants is a short-term mission agency, providing mission opportunities to middle school, high school and specialty groups throughout the year.
THORNWELL HOME (Synod of South Atlantic, PCUSA)
For 136 years the Thornwell Home in South Carolina has opened her doors to serve children in need.
VERBO CHURCH, PUERTO CABEZAS, NICARAGUA
A strong mission oriented church in Nicaragua that provides literacy training for illiterate individuals from the city. FPC supports a home-grown missionary to work in this ministry.
WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS
Today about 200 million people do not have the Bible in their own language. Wycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. To make this vision a reality, Wycliffe also focuses on literacy development, community development and church partnerships.
COMMISSION TO EVERY NATION
Jonathan and Emily Wisdom
Photos from Dominican Republic