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International Missions

These are mission organizations that are all over the World.  If you are interested in finding out more information regarding that organization, please click on the button to their website.

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Alternative Giving at MVPC

Alternative Giving is an annual opportunity for our congregation to give the gift of life every Advent Season. Through individual donations, we can choose to build a Marion Medical Mission well so that a whole village has clean drinking water;  provide free breakfasts to Malawi school children; support construction of local, affordable, safe homes through Habitat for Humanity; provide a year of food, clothing, and education for an orphaned child in Malawi; purchase chicks to help our sisters in Malawi build a sustainable egg and roaster chicken business; or a variety of other life-giving gifts, whether in our own community and abroad.

Cheryl Barnes in Africa

Based in Lilongwe, Malawi, Cheryl Barnes is the education facilitator for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP). She collaborates with the CCAP education departments of five synods — three in Malawi, one in Zambia, and one in Zimbabwe — to improve the quality of teaching and implementation of best practices in educating children, including those with special needs. A focus of her ministry is working with the CCAP to safeguard the rights of children by implementing child protection policies, including protecting young girls against violence and empowering them to continue their schooling. 

Contact:  cheryl.barnes@pcusa.org
 

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Bridges International

Bridges International is a caring community of Christ-followers committed to serve, promote social connections and engage in spiritual conversations with international students so that students become leaders internationally.

Each year, students and scholars from around the world come to the United States to attend university. More than 1.3 million international students and scholars from the top academic, economic, and social levels in their countries have come in pursuit of the "American Dream." What they really need is Jesus Christ! This vast mission field is at our doorstep

Our goal is that each international student would have an opportunity to respond to the Gospel. Every graduate will go somewhere carrying a message. We must ask ourselves: "Where will they go?" and "What message will they take with them?"
 

Compassion

Compassion International is a child development ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.

Compassion's work has grown from modest beginnings in South Korea in 1952 when American evangelist Rev. Everett Swanson felt compelled to help 35 children orphaned by the Korean conflict. Today it is a worldwide ministry where millions of children are now reaping the benefits of one man's clear, God-given vision.
 

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Jeremy & Luta Garbat-Welch

As facilitator for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Chaplain Training Program, Jeremy Garbat-Welch develops programs for training CCAP pastors and lay leaders in pastoral counseling and support for individuals who are hospitalized and imprisoned throughout areas served by the CCAP.  Luta works with Community Health Evangelism (CHE) programs within the CCAP. CHE addresses issues of community development, health, discipleship and evangelism through training and mentorship.
Jeremy and Luta are based in Lilongwe, Malawi, and serve with the CCAP in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Janet Guyer in Africa

Janet works with the Women’s Guild of the Livingstonia Synod in northern Malawi. As Women’s Guild program associate, she focuses on poverty and gender equality issues, and supports the Women’s Guild director in equipping Women’s Guild members. Janet serves in a secondary capacity as acting facilitator for women’s and children’s interests, maintaining contact with women’s structures and leadership of PC(USA) partners in Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe as they promote the well-being of women and children. Janet also engages with Presbyterian Women and other US constituencies who wish to promote these efforts.

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Tyler & Rochelle Holm

We have been volunteering on a short-term basis in northern Malawi since 2007, which led us to be called to serve more permanently and make Malawi our home in 2012. Today, we work in partnership with Presbyterian World Mission, the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia, and Mzuzu University. We live in Mzuzu, located in northern Malawi. Tyler is a lecturer in systematic theology, Church history, and Greek at the University of Livingstonia, a private university that is part of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP). Rochelle is the Manager of the Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation at Mzuzu University, a government university located in Mzuzu. The Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation is established within the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, which is Rochelle's team working together on the water, sanitation and hygiene concerns for Malawi. 

International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission is a global organization partnering with local justice systems to end violence against people living in poverty through rescuing and restoring victims, bringing criminals to justice, and strengthening local justice systems

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JAARS

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JAARS exists to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally-appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training.
Sometimes, our boots are on the ground (or in the air, or on the water).  Other times, we’re providing expertise, training, logistical support, research and development, project management or funding. In all cases, we’re working hand-in-hand with global field partners to identify, design, test, refine and implement solutions that can be sustained going forward.

Malawi Mission Network Partnership

This has been a 20-year partnership thru the Malawi Mission Network.  PC(USA) is a Partner in Mission with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in Malawi. CCAP has 3 Synods in Malawi:

   Synod of Livingstonia
         Livingstonia Mission
         Ekwendeni Mission
         Embangweni Mission
   Synod of Nkhoma
        Nkhoma Mission
   Synod of Blantyre 
        Mulanje Mission  

Projects that the Malawi Mission Network is working on:

1. CHURCH & PRAYER HOUSES
2. SCHOOLS & TEACHER HOUSING
3. ENGALAWENI HEALTH CENTRE
4. SCHOOL BREAKFAST FEEDING PROGRAM
5. VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS
6. SOLAR ELECTRIC LIGHTING SYSTEMS
7. EMMA’S CHICKENS PROJECT
8. WOMEN’S BUILDING
9. FAMINE RELIEF
10. ORPHAN SUPPORT FUND
11. PARTNER TRAVEL
12. GRAIN BANK

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Marion Medical Mission

Community. Clean Water. Christ’s love.
Marion Medical Mission seeks to share the love of Christ with the extreme poor in Africa by providing all in need with a sustainable source of clean, safe drinking water.
Marion Medical Mission is an ecumenical, Christian, front-line, hands-on, volunteer, a non-profit organization that responds to Christ’s call to serve by working hand in hand with God’s people in Africa. 100% of all designated funds go to their designated purposes. 100% of all undesignated funds go to the mission field in Africa.

Jim McGill in Africa

Jim serves with the Evangelical Church in the Republic of Niger (EERN) and the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS) to ensure sustainability for clean water and sanitation at both community and user levels. He works with the church in being a strong participant in the rural development of Niger and South Sudan and an effective advocate for the health of its people.

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Medical Benevolence Foundation
(MBF)

Transforming lives working together with the indigenous Church to build sustainable medical ministries in some of the poorest countries around the globe.  Our goal is simple: To give hope and healing to the poor around the globe. We believe the best way to do that is to follow Christ’s mandate to “heal the sick and proclaim the gospel.”

The Outreach Foundation

Connecting Presbyterians to build the church's capacity to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. Connecting Presbyterians in the US with global partners in ways that strengthen the church for God’s mission.

 

 *  Outreach helps congregations build long-term partnerships with the global church that are mutually transformational.
*  In Iran many Muslims are now Christ-followers through the work of the Holy Spirit and My House, My Church satellite TV ministry.

  * Outreach Foundation is working in countries throughout

the world including Egypt, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Cuba, Pakistan, China and many others.

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Witnessing Ministry

K–12 Education includes buildings, transportation to school, books, lunches, clothes, health care. (Donation of $45/mo. rebuilds the lives of Dalit/Untouchables Children.)
MVPC paid for setting up a Presbytery including:   
   A.  Education for children and pastors,                                              B.  Prayer center in each village,                                                           C.  Jobs (tailoring, agriculture, etc).