Missions & Outreach
"…You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth." (Acts 1:8)
It is our vision at Grace Church that the incredible news of the Gospel will fuel our lives and spread from this place like a wildfire, igniting hearts and minds for God, changing more lives forever for Him. Whether it is across the street, or around the world, we are passionate about LEADING people to Christ.
Birthday Gift To Jesus December 2018
Ever stop and wonder why we give gifts to each other to celebrate Jesus' birthday? At Grace Church, we love to give Jesus a special gift each year providing an opportunity to our Birthday Gift to Jesus fund. This year your donations added up to about $17,000! The funds went to the following worthy causes:
The first $12,000 every year goes towards our three Hand in Hand Orphan Schools (4,000 per school) in the Central African Republic. They do wonderful work and if you would like to read more about this missions partner, please follow this link
$5,000 went to House of Hope orphanage in Cap Hatien, Haiti, which will allow them to make some much needed repairs on their buildings, including the dorms and gathering space. House of Hope is an orphanage that is near and dear to our hearts at Grace Church, as we have led many short term mission trips there to help with building projects and VBS.
$5,000 went to Rays of Hope Ministries in Malawi. Rays of Hope, founded by Willie Mpasuka who attended our church while studying in the US, serves young students in the form of tutoring and skills training after school to help raise the alarmingly low graduation rates in Malawi. They are also in the process of building their own high school so that they can better serve and evangelize to their high school students while sustaining their own organization through tuition from those who can afford it. Willie Mpasuka informed us that because of the Birthday Gift to Jesus, Rays of Hope was able to meet their fund raising goal of $20,000 to complete the construction of the high school!
You may have noticed that 12,000 plus 5,000 plus 5,000 does not equal 17,000...we took out of our reserves from previous gifts to add a bit more to give to these ministries this year.
We are so grateful that God has used these gifts in such tangible ways!