Missions: Ministries That We Support
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8
Our "Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" include the following:
Please click on any of the organizations listed below to learn a little more about them and our involvement with them.
Lake Springfield Baptist Camp
Great Rivers Region
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Murrow Indian Children’s Home
Lake Springfield Baptist Camp: They provide Christian Camping based on the love of Christ. They seek to partner with those who proclaim Christ as Lord and Savior to tell others about the faith. Their ministry is part of God's plan for humanity to engage the Christian Community. Children find that this is a place where they can be taught the life-
International Ministries: A Christian mission organization connecting U.S. churches and individuals to holistic missions around the world. Organized in 1814, International Ministries is the first Baptist mission agency formed in North America. They serve more than 1,800 short-
We support missionaries that are affiliated with International Ministries, Katie and Taku Longkumer. Katie and Taku serve in North East India. Katie provides worship and counseling training to churches and shares her skills in missionary training. Taku works with the mission secretaries of the Council of Baptist Churches in North East India to provide the pre-
Converge MidAmerica is a missional network of gospel driven churches. They are a proven church planting force reaching people from every segment of society. They are a missional network of likeminded churches who have worked together to start over 80 new churches in the last twelve years. The Converge MidAmerica church planter that we support directly is Rev. Russ Shearer who is planting a church in Peoria.
Great Rivers Region: an association of Baptist churches consisting of over 50,000 members in 242 congregations representing many ethnic backgrounds in Illinois and Missouri. Their name reflects the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio Rivers that flow along and through the area where the churches are located.
Samaritan’s Purse: a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. Their ministry includes Operation Christmas Child.
Wycliffe Bible Translators: founded in 1942, they have been resolved since their founding that every man, woman and child should be able to read God’s Word in their own language. To date, they have played a part in completing more than 700 Scripture translations.
Child Evangelism Fellowship: this international children's ministry is a Bible-
Since 1920, Murrow Indian Children's Home has provided ministry to Native Americans and their children. Today, five cottages sit on the campus of Murrow Indian Children's Home that house over 30 children from Native American children representing various tribes of Oklahoma. These children are provided a safe, loving Christian home environment.
We also support the following Benevolence Ministries: Heifer International, the Girard Food Pantry, and the North Mac Ministerial Association’s community benevolence.
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