We have a number of Missions Partners worldwide that we work with and support. We financially support them through Kingdom Builders events or special occasions at Church services. We send teams to work with some our partners on a regular basis and also support and give financially towards other needs and disasters as they arise.
CURRENT MISSIONS AREAS
TEJAS ASIA – INDIA SCHOOL
Tejas Asia is a leading registered non-profit organization fighting global poverty based out of New Delhi, India. Through their community-based model approach, they run a number of quality programs; education and schooling programs through ‘Hope Schools’, a daily food program to the under-privileged children across the city, health care projects for communities through ‘Mercy Mobile Medical Mission’ and several other medical projects. Through ‘Hope Academy’, the youth and women are empowered through skill learning, leadership development and counseling.
They rescue children from the streets; protecting them from child labor and giving them back their childhood by giving care, support and shelter. They also run Skill Houses and empowerment programs for destitute women and help them in starting micro-enterprise projects. They work to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water, expand economic opportunities and create a better future for these women.
Tejas Asia’s vision is to bring “practical hope fueled by positive action” in the lives of the underprivileged children, youth, destitute women and others who need a meaning to life beyond existentialism. The heart of our mission is ‘to give hope and a future’ to all in Jesus’ name (Jer 29:11).
Through our giving and empowerment of Tejas Asia we have the opportunity to help them drastically change the lives of many women and children. We also take the opportunity to send teams every year to New Delhi to do hands on teaching English, feed the poor and help medically.
Tejas Asia website
WATOTO MINISTRIES – AFRICA
Watoto is an holistic care program that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned children and vulnerable women in Uganda, whose lives have been ravaged by war and disease.
2008 UNICEF and UNAIDS, estimates that 47.5 million orphans live in sub-saharan Africa, one quartar of whom have lost their parents to AIDS. 2.5 million of those children live in Uganda.
Founded by Gary and Marilyn Skinner, Watoto was birthed through Watoto Church (formerly KPC), a thriving local church in Kampala, Uganda.
We have opportunities throughout the year to give financially, but also to sponsor individual children who have no family or no means to go to school and receive an education.
PAST MISSIONS AREAS
TOHOKU TSUNAMI RELIEF
After the Tohoku Earthquake of 2011 and proceeding Tsunami, our Church and Churches across Japan got together and made a large difference in Tohoku. On Friday March 11th at 2:46pm the northeast ‘Tohoku’ region of Japan was hit be a giant earthquake and a devastating tsunami.
Damage to a nuclear power plant in Fukushima has complicated rescue and relief efforts as radiation continues to be emitted. The Japanese Prime Minister at the time Mr. Naoto Kan declared this Japan’s greatest crisis in 65 years since the end of World War II.
There has been an amazing response, both locally and globally with in generosity, relief efforts, cooperation and compassion. Our desire is to bless the incredible young Japanese people who have been affected by this tragedy with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which will empower them to dream again for an amazing future. We have put together a FREE Summer Homestay Program for Japanese high school and university students from the most heavily affected areas of Tohoku. These studentsʼ lives have been changed forever through these traumatic events and have also been affected to varying degrees by the loss of loved ones and/or extensive property damage.
We started impacting initiatives that were ongoing for several years.
1. Help Clean Up Homes That Were Damaged
A week after the earthquake, some of the leaders went to Tohoku several times to see what we can. In May 2011, a team of 40 people went to the disaster area to prepare meals outdoors near the evacuation centers and helped out with clean up the area. Since then, we send teams of 10-20 people each week for 7 months to help a family clean up their home from flood damage and make it liveable again.
Many of these families did not qualify for financial aid since their home was not destroyed but were in an unliveable state. With volunteers we helped repair and clean over 60 homes.
2. Free Homestay for Teenagers
Together with several major commercial partners (airlines, language schools etc) and 20 local Churches and families we sent total of 300 students for 2 to 4 weeks who applied on a free homestay to the USA, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia during 2011 and 2012.
This gave their families time to recoup and rebuild and for those kids who lost their families it provided them with a new start and peace in a tough situation.
They were hosted by loving Christian families and each host church organized English lessons as well as special sightseeing and cultural experiences.
3. Evacuation Center in Kazo (Saitama)
As a result of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the entire population of Futaba town had to evacuate.
We sent teams every Saturday for 5 months since many of them first temporary evacuated to Saitama Super Arena in March 2011 and then to Kazo Kisai High School evacuation center (North of Tokyo). Our team spent time with small children and teenage students whom were anxious away from their home town and living under the stress.
Together with a major Japanese apparel company, we were able to donate new clothes to those staying at the evacuation center.
Tohoku Relief Homestay website
PHILIPPINES FLOOD RELIEF
Through our partners in the Philippines we gave over 2.0M yen immediately to the Cebu area floods in November 2013. This money helped feed and house many thousands of people who were left homeless debris all over the city.
More about Typhoon Haiyan
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
In response to the April 2015 Nepal Earthquake Lifehouse people gave over 3.0 million yen to the relief effort, helping local Churches provide aid to their communities.
More about Nepal Earthquake
BALI MERCY HOME & SCHOOL
Through our partners in Bali, Indonesia we have provided a home and education for a group of children who found themselves the victims of war and living on the street with no family members who could provide for them.
This was a 10 year project which has now concluded. In the last 10 years we have had the privilege of supporting this group of children who are now university graduates, and young adults entering the workforce. We believe that providing education and opportunity for these children, who are now young adults, has had a generational impact.
Mercy Home website