Jesus gave us a calling to fulfill: Acts 1:8, "You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." With this we start in our local communities. And, as the Holy Spirit directs individuals, we go nationally and internationally with our mission.
LOCAL MISSIONS, ASSOCIATED MINISTRIES:
- Mid-Minnesota CRU, Andrew & Emily Paskewitz
- St. Cloud Correctional Facility, Tony Schmitt
- Pregnancy Resource Center, St. Cloud
Beginning May 14, the KCC Missions Committee is partnering with the Pregnancy Resource Center in St. Cloud through their Baby Bottle Campaign--"Life. Worth Defending."
Pick up an empty baby bottle in the church entry. Fill it over the course of the month with coins, bills, and/or checks (made out to "Pregnancy Resource Center"). By filling a bottle with monies, you will be helping PRC support the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of men and women who find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Return bottles to the church on or before Father's Day, Sunday, June 18. If you have questions, contact Leslie A. or Carrie B.
NATIONAL MISSIONS, ASSOCIATED MINISTRIES:
- Diamond Willow Ministries, Fort Thompson, SD
Diamond Willow Ministries formed in 2002 for the purpose of building and strengthening the people of our community, the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation. This is being accomplished by bringing people into a relationship with Creator God through Jesus Christ.
Diamond Willow Ministries (DWM) meets people's spiritual and emotional needs through personal mentoring relationships and the teaching of Biblical truths and principles. Meeting the many critical physical needs is a primary outlet for showing Christian love and compassion.
DWM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency comprised of community members brought together by a common vision. The teams is comprised of Dakota, Lakota, and non-Indians working and living on the Crow Creek Reservation. They, however, are only one part of the DWM team. The great things happening on the Reservation are the result of God working through all those who see the need, share the vision, and are contributing financially and through prayer.
If you would like to support Diamond Willow Ministries go directly to: www.d-w-m.org.
- Pine Haven Christian Assembly, Park Rapids, MN
- Northern Light Christian Church, Hermantown, MN
- MacLaurin CSF (Campus Ministry U of M)
INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS, ASSOCIATED MINISTRIES:
- Puerto Plata Kitchen Ministries, Dominican Republic
A message from Steve & Debi Capes, members of KCC and founders of this Kitchen Ministry:
Since funding for a kitchen was raised in 2010-2011, Steve & Debi Capes from KCC have been partnering with the late Pastor Luis Pichardo and his wife in the Dominican Republic to feed children in the city of Puerto Plata. Currently, 75 to 120 kids are being fed each night at the church. They receive a snack-type meal and an hour and a half worship, prayer, game and lesson time, similar to our Awana program here at KCC.
The total yearly cost for the program is just under $9,000. Funding consists of an annual fundraiser at the home of Steve & Debi Capes, money from collected cans, sales from crafts Debi makes, private donations, personal donations, and much support from our church.
The children there are happy and learning about Jesus and the love He has for them and everyone! It is the same there as here--the children are the future church!
- Project Manana & William Gomez, Dominican Republic
A message from Brian Berman, Missionary in the Dominican Republic & Founder of Project Mañana
Project Mañana exists to share the gospel and break the cycle of poverty in the Dominican Republic by investing in impoverished children, their families, and communities through:
On September 30, 2010, the doors of Project Mañana were opened, being recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization! Since then, Project Mañana has grown exponentially as more and more partners have come along side the vision of "Working Together Today For An Eternal Tomorrow."™
Goals are achieved through charitable donations and child sponsorship.
Sponsorship unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs. It gives children the tools and opportunities necessary for success, primarily in the areas of nutrition and education. If you would like to sponsor a child through Project Mañana go directly to: www.ProjectManana.org.
The existing Project Mañana nutrition center in San Pablo, Dominican Republic is currently at maximum capacity and funds are being rasied to build a new state-of-the-art nutrition center and multi-purpose room--"The Hope Center." If you would like to support Project Mañana go directly to: www.ProjectManana.org.
Your support and prayers are greatly appreciated.