Projects done in United States by congregations that received Mission Match® funds
Congregation in Pennsylvania ministers to needy and hurting in Tennessee community (click to open/close)
According to the application materials from the congregation, "[This community in] Tennessee has the highest drug use per capita in the world. It is estimated that 90% of high school students use drugs. This trip [focused] on ministering to the community through service projects and offering a chance for children to hear the Gospel through a children's club."
Additional comments in the application materials stated, "What a blessing and transformation we have seen among our congregation in giving toward mission work and time spent reaching out to those in our community, our nation, and our world. None of this would have happened without your [Mission Match] help."
Follow-up information received from the congregation after the completion of the mission trip stated, "Our group traveled to Tennessee to serve the community there. We gathered with a number of other churches from across the country and worked in teams. One group held a children’s camp in the morning. This camp focused upon teaching the children sports and the Gospel. Many of the children come from troubled homes and were able to experience the love of God in their lives."
"Other groups worked in construction. This included roof repair for those who were unable to afford such work, and repairs made to a church in the community." The congregation's comments continued, "We had a number of people who had not been on a [mission] trip before, and it was a challenging experience for them to see God in the lives of others. It was also a joy to connect with other churches and Christians from across the country, seeking the face of God. Without your [Mission Match] help we would not have been able to be the hands and feet of Jesus."
Congregation in Pennsylvania shares the Gospel through compassion and work projects in Pennsylvania, USA. (click to open/close)
According to information received from the congregation, some of the pictures from the mission trip include "children gathering for club time and using chalk to write encouraging messages to those who passed by and children hearing stories about God’s love for them." Pictures also include "children making crafts that connected the Bible story, memory verse and their lives. These crafts were meant for children to take home and share with their families." Additional comments indicated, “a block party was held for those in the community. Over two hundred people showed up for face painting, games, food and community building.”
Upon completion of the mission trip, the church follow-up comments stated, "We were able to share the Gospel with children and adults throughout the city in Pennsylvania. Thank you for sharing this opportunity with us. We had an excellent experience. What a joy it was to watch a teenage girl share the Gospel with a child and teach that child to pray. What a joy it was to see God use the members of the team to do things they never thought they could do. The team’s growing trust in God has begun to spread to our congregation, encouraging others to step out in faith and trust God."
Congregation in Wisconsin provides new pairs of shoes to needy children in their county (click to open/close)
Congregation in Michigan helps with construction in Michigan (click to open/close)
Congregation in Kansas upgrades a mission house in South Dakota (click to open/close)
Congregation in Wisconsin provides new pairs of shoes to needy children in their county. (click to open/close)
Congregation in Pennsylvania builds homes and spreads the Gospel in West Virginia (click to open/close)
Congregation in Virginia distributes 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes in Virginia (click to open/close)
Congregation in Wisconsin provides new pair of shoes to local children in need (click to open/close)
Congregation in Indiana does construction work on a reservation in Arizona (click to open/close)
Congregation in Illinois provides dinner for low-income families in Illinois (click to open/close)
Congregation in Indiana does construction work and gives help at a reservation in South Dakota (click to open/close)
January - May 2005
Congregation in Ohio starts new youth educational programs in Ohio (click to open/close)
Congregation in Ohio rewires its church kitchen to aid in meal preparation for low-income people in Ohio (click to open/close)
Congregation in Indiana installs insulation board and adds vinyl siding to a house in Kentucky (click to open/close)