Make your life a mission — not an intermission. ~ Arnold Glasgow
3 OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED!
COME TO ONE OR COME TO ALL!
6PM, Friday, February 19, Tankersley Hall at the 3rd Friday Dinner (BY RSVP)
10AM – 12PM, Saturday, February 20, Tankersley Hall, Open to the Public
9:30 – 11:30AM, Sunday, February 21, Tankersley Hall, Open to the Congregation
We invite you, the body of Christ, to reach out to the children living in refugee camps after fleeing the violence in Syria, by assembling refugee kits that will be sent by World Vision to camps in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. There are three “work parties” to participate in, to prepare and send backpacks filled with school supplies, toiletries and blankets.
Each pack costs $22 which includes shipping.
Sign up on the Church Patio on Sunday mornings beginning February 7th, or contact Lorna Cohen.
Supporting Those Who Go
Laguna Presbyterian Church members and friends support the following ministries through volunteering and financial giving. Everyone is welcome to join! Several mission trips have been organized to help assist these ministries. Interested in coming with us? Want more information?
The Outreach Foundation
The Outreach Foundation engages Presbyterians and global partners in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ to create dynamic relationships that deepen mission passion and build mission capacity.
Tumaini Children’s Home
Located in Nyeri Kenya, Africa, Tumaini Children’s Home (TCH) is sponsored by Laguna Presbyterian Church. The Mission Outreach Committee coordinates a Child Sponsorship Program with the goal of sponsoring each child in the Orphanage. Presently, 65 are sponsored. At least one time a year, members of the Outreach Foundation visit the children. Several members of the Mission Outreach Committee of Laguna Presbyterian also visit this home.
Providing quality medical education and health care in the spirit of Christ to all people in society, especially the poor, the disadvantaged and the disenfranchised. Patients who cannot pay receive free treatment; no one is turned away.
Learn more about Vellore by watching this video: CMC Vellore, Home of a Healing God
Working with the poor to improve living conditions by providing microfinance programs, daycare and tutoring, self-esteem and nutrition classes, dental services, activities to prevent the abuse of women and children. Donations from Laguna Presbyterian Church to AMEXTRA, a faith-based Mexican organization, help support an area called Tultitlan, right outside of Mexico City.
Seeking to partner with women worldwide who are confronting gender-based violence, educational inequity and economic challenges. God calls, we “walk.” Women Walking is an LPC women’s giving circle. Women of all ages are welcome.
Casa Hogar is a home in Baja California for orphans and children who cannot be cared for by their family. To learn more about this ministry, email: Don Campbell
Supporting Global Ministries & Mission Partners
Laguna Presbyterian Church supports the following ministries and mission partners with a monthly monetary donation. Click on the name of the organization for more information. Many of these organizations also have volunteer opportunities.
Equips, empowers and encourages existing and emerging Christian leaders and teachers, in Eastern Europe, Asia and US, to become more effective in their ministries.
Rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems — police, courts and laws — effectively protect the poor.
Works with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. WV is a program that provides child sponsorship. Over 140 children in Riruta, Kenya and many other countries are supported by Laguna Presbyterian Church members and friends.
Helps people find safe refuge, start new lives, and work together to strengthen their families and communities. A support ministry of disaster response, refugee assistance, and community development sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Supporting Our Personal Mission Partners
Laguna Presbyterian Church supports the following missionaries. We are deeply thankful for their work in sharing the Gospel message and the love of Christ in the world!
Gary and Lori Cowman
Gary and Lori are with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Nairobi, Kenya. Gary is the Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Director, while Lori works in accounting.
Kai and Lauren Pottenger
Kai and Lauren are missionaries with Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC), specifically reaching Latino and Hispanic college students at UCLA and USC with the Gospel. Their ministry focuses on winning students to Christ, building them in their faith, and sending them out to reach others for Christ.
Karen Kilbourne Young
Karen is with Christian Resource Ministries (CRM). She works on the Staff Development and Care Team which provides support, assistance and counsel to 300 staff members in this worldwide interdenominational mission organization.
Brett and Shelly Faucett
Brett and Shelly are Independent Missionaries funded by donations through Interserve USA. Their mission field is in Thailand where they work to assist disabled children and those affected by HIV/AIDS and Human Trafficking.
Rubens is based in Londrina, Brazil and is funded through Overseas Crusades Int. He works with an organization known as Evangelistic Service for Latin America (SEPAL). He trains pastors to plant healthy churches in every community in Brazil.
Rev. Bernard Muindi
Bernard founded the Tumaini Destitute Children’s Home in Nyeri, Kenya and still leads it today. The project was founded to help children impacted by poverty, AIDS, and disease. It houses more than 150 orphans, many of whom have been left behind by parents who died of AIDS. The Children’s Home has grown to include computer and sewing classes, a special-needs orphanage, and a health clinic.
Jeremy and Luta Garbet-Welch
Jeremy and Luta are missionaries serving with partner churches in Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.