Each year our church collects hundreds of shoeboxes full of gifts, school supplies, and personal care items for Operation Christmas Child. These shoe boxes are delivered to children all over the world and the gospel of Jesus Christ is shared with those children.
Every shoebox gift delivered by Operation Christmas Child is a tangible expression of God’s amazing love. But a shoebox is just the beginning. It also presents an opportunity in more than 100 countries for our church partners to invite children into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through The Greatest Journey.
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At annual conference a few years ago, Isaac Kyambadde and Doug Pennington had an unplanned encounter. Out of that came a relationship between them which has grown to include our church and pastor. In addition, our mission team has decided to involve our church in Isaac's ministry in Uganda. Issac is the Superintendent of the Jinga district of the UMC. He oversees 9 churchs.
Rev. Isaac has visited our church on at least two occasions and it has become a relationship of mutual goals and understanding as related to the gospel. We share many things together. His goal is to preach the gospel to as many of his people as possible and to help them grow and deepen their faith and relationship with the Lord.
Our goal is to come alongside him and support his efforts. In that regard, our church sent Jack Williams to assess the needs of the Ugandan church and look at ways we might help. Perhaps the greatest need now are for meeting places in villages surrounding the city of Jinga. Another need is training for the pastors that are rising up to answer God's call.
Our church, led by Jack Williams and Dale Jones, has built three new church buildings in Uganda in 2017. These churches transform communities as they grow the local congregation and see numerous people come to Christ. The church buildings also provide a school building for children that were previously not receiving an education.
Durango, Mexico has been a missions’ emphasis for LHUMC for ten years. Our church has an ongoing relationship with Nueva Vida (New Life ) Church, which we adopted as a sister church in 2006. LHUMC began assisting in the construction of a new sanctuary and by being partners in ministry in other ways to Pastor Jorge and Yuli Mar Martinez, the spiritual leaders of the church, and our other brothers and sisters at Nueva Vida. During these ten years LHUMC has sent over fifty members to serve in Durango in short term missions. Some of the ways they have served are:
They have been blessed by LHUMC's obedience to Mt. 26: 16-20 and we in turn have been blessed. In addition to watching them grow in numbers, we have seen them grow spiritually through small groups, through the development of men and women as leaders in the congregation and by witnessing their own missionary zeal and outreach into their local area.
Because of your financial support to LHUMC and its ministries, your unceasing prayers, your willingness to serve and God’s power, His Kingdom in Durango is growing and many are coming to hear and accept the Good News. To God Be The Glory!
Our church provides ongoing support to the pastors, missionaries, and community of Camp Haitien financially, prayerfully, and in short term mission opportunities. We support the DeMerchant family as they serve as full time missionaries. [Learn More]
We don’t stop at rescuing people after they have been abused. Our ultimate goal is to prevent the violence from happening in the first place. Our unique model to drive maximum-impact, long-term change through all our work is called Justice System Transformation. We partner with local governments and communities to meet both urgent and long-term needs.
The result? Powerful changes that protect the poor from violence. [Learn More]
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