MCC supports a number of missions that evangelize to the lost and provide humanitarian aid around the world. Below are some of the missions we support financially.
Operation Christmas Child
Every year we fill shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which are then sent to children in impoverished nations all over the world. These simple shoeboxes contain school supplies, personal hygiene products, toys and treats, and evangelistic materials. This year our goal is to fill 150 boxes!
To contribute items to fill the boxes, please place them in the basket by the front doors in the foyer. Contact Sandy Mallinger or Brittany Johnston if you would like to help.
- Hair brushes
- Wash cloths
- Glue sticks
- Small toys
To learn more about Operation Christmas Child, go to samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child
“Spur Ministries is a non-profit Christian organization that is dedicated to introducing Native Americans to Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, and then to train them up to reach their generation. Building new homes and relationships with Native Americans.” They are located in Show Low, Arizona.
“Our registered non-profit is raising awareness and supplies for the street kids in Ukraine, Russia, India, and other countries. We see ourselves as an advocate for the cause of the kids. Our goal right now is to get the word out, bring the supplies and funds in, and transport all this plus teams to the ministries in need. We also seem to be ‘facilitators.’ Many individuals or groups have heard the kids’ story through us. Some seem to really open their hearts and travel with us or with other teams. There have been many who came back and began supporting particular ministries outside of Shepherd’s Purse. After all, part of our goal is to build our ministry so we can build our support.”
Eden Children’s Village
Eden’s Children’s Village in Doma, Zimbabwe, is an orphanage and vocational school that was started by Kevin and Susan Fry.
Woodburn Christian Children’s Home
“The Woodburn Christian Children’s Home, a ministry of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, is broadly supported by the community throughout the tri-state area. Since 1972, this special home has provided a Christian family environment for children who are homeless or who have other special needs.
WCCH is supported entirely by voluntary contribution. We receive no federal, state or county support. We are entirely dependent upon our private contributors who enable us to operate on a cash basis.
WCCH operates very efficiently. Our cost of caring for a child is about half the average cost of similar child-care throughout the tri-state area. Children are evaluated on a needs basis and family participation is on a sliding scale. Over the years, WCCH has provided a home for many children who had little or no ability to pay.
If you would like to know more about the ministry of the Woodburn Christian Children’s Home, please call our office at 260-632-5551.”
His House Christian Fellowship
“His House Christian Fellowship is a ministry that reaches out to college and university students with the story of Jesus Christ. Currently, 12 Michigan colleges and universities have ministries. Since its inception in 1969, His House has maintained a goal to raise up students who are wise enough to seek Him, tender enough to love those around them, strong enough to influence nations, and excited enough to change history.”
In the past our church supported Shannon Haynie as she worked for Pioneer Bible Translators and taught at a university in Europe. Recently she began working for His House Christian Fellowship in their outreach to international students, and we continue to support both her and His House.
Chidamoya Christian Hospital
“Chidamoyo and its sister hospital, Makonde, are located in northern Zimbabwe and provide invaluable services to the people in their surrounding areas, many of whom are subsistence farmers. They provide a wide range of care including both in-patient and out-patient treatment along with laboratory, x-ray and pharmaceutical services. Many of the patients treated are either infants or those suffering from AIDS related illnesses.”