Posts Tagged ‘missions’

Car Spa to Support Student Missions

May 12th, 2018 No comments

Come support the students of Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill, PA who are traveling on six different domestic and international mission trips this summer! They are hosting a car spa to raise money.

The car spa will take place at Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill, PA. The cost is $18 which includes a detailed interior cleaning, vacuuming, and an exterior wash. There will also be a petting zoo, flower sale, and bake sale the day of the event. The fundraiser takes place the Saturday before Mother’s Day, so it makes a great gift for mom! We hope you will support this great cause on Saturday, May 12th from 8am to 4pm. 

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Bible Visuals International Spring Banquet Reservations

April 26th, 2018 No comments

Bible Visuals International Spring Banquet “Stories of Grace” on May 10th from 6pm-8:30pm at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Our guest speaker is Dr. Tim Keesee of Frontline Mission International. RSVP by April 26. A freewill offering will be collected.

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5th Lanc. Co. Feed My Starving Children MobilePack

April 6th, 2018 No comments

The 5th Lancaster County Feed My Starving Children MobilePack will take place Friday-Sunday, April, 6-8, 2018 at Willow Street Mennonite Church in Willow Street. 1,500 volunteers will pack 300,000 meals to help alleviate world hunger!  To date, the meals have gone to Somalia, Haiti and Belize. Working together over the last 4 years, more than 3,500 volunteers from our community have come together to send more than 700,000 meals to those most in need around the world!

If you are age 5-205, WE NEED YOU!!!!!

How does it work? 1,500 volunteers work during 2 hour shifts to pack 300,000 meals in 3 days.  The volunteers come from churches, businesses, friends, relatives, co-workers and anyone else who would like to participate.  It is an awesome opportunity for families and friends to volunteer and spend time together for a great cause!

On-line sign up is underway at the following link:

Can anyone do it? For safety and efficiency, required student-to-adult ratios are put in place:

K-2nd grade   1 student to 1 adult

3rd-6th grade   3 students  to 1 adult

7th-9th grade   4 students to 1 adult

10th-12th grade  5 students  to 1 adult

Sit down jobs are available as needed.

Does it cost to participate? Every individual who signs up for a packing shift is encouraged to make a personal goal of contributing a minimum of $50.  At the price of 22 cents a meal, this covers the cost of 1 box of packed meals (216 meals) which is the average amount a single volunteer packs in a 2 hour period.  Whether a person can contribute 22 cents or $220, we welcome you to participate in the MobilePack event.

Donations may be submitted on-line for the event at:  or mailed to:

Feed My Starving Children

ATTN: MobilePack #1804-019MI

401  93rd Avenue NW


Coon Rapids, MN  55433

Make checks payable to FMSC.

Write “MobilePack #1804-019MI” in the memo line.

Following is a video that you may find helpful to learn more about FMSC:

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YWAM Base Director Coming to Palmyra

March 25th, 2018 No comments

All are invited to hear Kel Steiner, YWAM Base Director on Sun. March 25th @ 10 am at: Victory Christian Fellowship in Palmyra.

Kel grew up in New Zealand, completed his DTS in Hilo Hawaii and went on to help pioneer YWAM’s work in the Philippines. Having pioneered YWAM’s work in Micronesia and Sweden, he is currently stationed in South Carolina with his wife, Kristyn. Kel is also the author of Adventures In Saying YES to God. Free will offering

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A Night In Guatemala!!!

October 24th, 2017 No comments

A Night In Guatemala on Oct. 24th from 6pm-7:30pm at Servants Ministry Center is an informal gathering to share your past Guatemalan experiences with others and to learn about new opportunities and different ways to experience Guatemala.

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Theology of the Stranger: Missions Conference

September 16th, 2017 No comments

Theology of the Stranger: Missions Conference on Sept. 16th from 9am-4pm at Reformed Presbyterian Church in Ephrata.  A conference covering the International, National and Local missions field.  Morning refreshments and Lunch provided.  717-875-5621

Keynote speaker: Pastor Stephen Beck, church planter in Germany & Professor at Giessen School of Theology/   Susan Beck: Ministry to Refugees/ Pastor Trip Beans:Reformed University Fellowship Millersville/ Seth Pobee & Dr. Rodger Kimber: Ghana Initiative (Medical Missions)/ Desiree Stoftzfus, Pastor Jay & Shirley Weaver: Orphan Resources International.                                        Register online:


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Relationship Building Principle-Praise Reports

May 19th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Acts 14:26.

This chapter of the Bible traces the missionary adventures of Paul and Barnabas as they went to different places to share the Gospel. Eventually, they went back to Antioch, which was their launching point.

As they arrived, they gathered the church together to report all that God had done through them and how He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.

When missionaries return to their launching point, the church that supports their work, they have the opportunity to share what God is doing through their work, and the church has the opportunity to celebrate with the missionary. Praise reports from the mission field have a way of showing the church how their support is making a difference for the Gospel, and energizes the church to continue supporting the work of missions.

This can happen on a personal level between friends too, where we share how we have seen God at work, and encourage one another to keep shining the light of the Gospel by being a faithful witness for Jesus.

Sharing praise reports of how God is at work is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

Moment Of Celebration-Praise Reports

February 26th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on a praise report from two missionaries.

Sometimes, missionaries come back to the church from where they were sent to report on what God has done through their outreach. This also happened in the Bible.

Acts 14 traces the missionary adventures of Paul and Barnabas as they went to different communities to share the hope of the Gospel. Eventually, they went back to Antioch, their launching point.

According to Acts 14:26, on arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.

When missionaries return to share their stories, the church has the opportunity to join in on the celebration of what God is doing. Sometimes, we might wonder what kind of impact our financial gifts or prayers, or letters of encouragement to missionaries is really accomplishing. Praise reports answer those questions and encourage the church to keep supporting the work of missions.

Praise reports from missionaries are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk


November 22nd, 2011 No comments

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See how God is at work in Catel, Guinea Bissau

June 7th, 2010 2 comments

LISA LANDIS – Gibby Mane of Catel Village, Guinea Bissau shares his testimony with Beryl Forrester. God is doing great things in West Africa through the work of Eastern Mennonite Missions.  Help us share Jesus with the good people of Gambia & Guinea Bissau.  Click here for how you can help! And thanks for doing what you can.

Can Giving a Radio Change a Person’s Life?

June 1st, 2010 No comments

JOHN SUMMERVILLE, TWR – GUEST BLOGGER.  A few years ago, while I was serving in the military, I was depressed and disgusted with my life. One day when I was on patrol duty around the barracks, I resolved to take my life with my weapon of service. Suddenly, a friend arrived to relieve me of my patrol. Seeing my depression, he held out a small radio receiver and said, “Take this receiver. I received a broadcast from abroad; somebody was speaking our language. Go take a rest and listen well to what the speaker says.”

I turned on the small receiver and a few minutes later I heard a voice read Acts 16:27-31: The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Through this verse, I believe I heard the voice of Jesus tell me, “Do not give yourself over to death, believe only! I am here to give you life. I will give life to you and to your family, and to your friend that is with you!”

You can change a person’s life by giving a radio.  Your gift of $75 provides a beautiful hard bound study bible, a portable radio, and 7 books that correspond with the radio programs heard over TWR.  Be a part of something big.

John Summerville is the Director of Radio Station Partnerships.
TWR broadcasts Jesus in 220 languages utilizing AM, FM, shortwave and the Internet.