Missions - Domestic and ForeignDOMESTIC MISSIONS:
• ESCANABA, MICHIGAN
David Grant works full time with the TV & web ministry "LET THE BIBLE SPEAK" (WLUC-TV6) which has broadcast the Gospel message since 1976 to viewers throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and North East Wisconsin. The thirty-minute Bible program airs at 10:00 on Sunday mornings, and is available for viewing on the web at www.letthebiblespeak.net . The goal of the ministry is to encourage viewers to study the Bible and do what the Lord directs them to do. Free Bibles and Bible Correspondence Courses are offered every week. In a world of religious confusion, the only hope for unity is a return to our true authority, the Word of God. If you’re interested in learning more about this outreach, please contact Dave Grant at 906-233-0065 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• SHULTS LEWIS CHILDREN'S HOME AND FAMILY SERVICES
Located in Valparaiso, Indiana, the Shults-Lewis Child and Family Services is a dynamic treatment program for struggling teens and their families. Since 2004 our congregation has supported a special ministry for the host families and teens. Once a month we provide the resources for them to enjoy a "pizza night" - the moms love it because it's a night off from cooking and the kids always love pizza!!
• MANUELITO NAVAJO CHILDREN'S HOME
For over 50 years, MNCH has been providing care to children and families in need near western Gallup, New Mexico. Sponsored by the Gallup Church of Christ, their particular mission is to the children of the Navajo Nation. Our congregation has been supporting this ministry under the "boxtops4education" program by collecting and sending them Box Tops and Labels for Education. As a result of this program they have been able to fully equip their classrooms with computers and other supplies. Their entire ministry is supported by donations like this and others from various churches, individuals and businesses.
• WORLD CHRISTIAN LITERATURE OUTREACH
In 1992, as missionaries for the Church of Christ in Kenya, the Kisumu Kenya mission team developed a distance learning program, which allows the printed word to be used in teaching and maturing church leaders as well as reaching out to the lost of Africa. With the help of nineteen missionaries a 34 course correspondence program was developed.
This program is offered completely free of charge. There are currently over 2,000 full time students with over 85,000 courses mailed to date. Since 1992, thousands have completed these in depth courses and God's church has been strengthened throughout the world. In addition to the distance learning program, World Christian Literature Outreach prints tracts, song books and other teaching materials for use by our brothers and sisters around the world. Russ Lawson is the current Director of this outreach program.
A desire for the church to do foreign missions was a core value when the Livonia church was founded in 1955.
From 1970 to 2000 the Livonia church was heavily involved in missions in the Kenya, East Africa. Missionaries supported by the Livonia church helped in:
♦Planting hundreds of churches
♦Establishing a Bible leadership training school, the Nairobi Great Commission School
♦Writing and publishing Bible correspondence courses that are used across Africa
♦Planting the Koma Rock Church of Christ in Nairobi.
Since 2006 the church has supported the Josh Marcum family, first in Bolivia for five years and currently in Quito, Ecuador. During their time in Cochobamba, Bolivia the Marcums helped plant a church in that city. Since moving to Quito, Ecuador in 2011, Josh is working with the Quito School of Biblical Studies and helping in the oversight of church planting teams that have gone out from the school.
• NEW ZEALAND - South Pacific Ministries
Taking the message of Jesus to the South Pacific, this ministry includes the South Pacific Focus Program, Students in Training, Church Planting and the South Pacific Bible College. Steve Raine works with this Ministry and is the Principal of South Pacific Bible College in Tauranga, New Zealand. The College, with the mission of training local church leaders and missionaries, opened in 1982 and has since trained people from New Zealand, Australia, various South Pacific Island groups and Asian counries. Today the College is becoming reorgnized as the major training center for the whole South Pacific/Asia region.