For more information on any of these programs, contact the church office at 503-636-5656 or email us.
Agros is a non-profit organization that enables rural poor families in Central America and Mexico to escape the cycle of poverty by purchasing their own land. Agros extends land loans to purchase farmland and partners with families in applying sustainable agricultural practices. Taking a holistic and sustainable approach to development, Agros works to restore the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual brokenness of the people it serves. Lake Grove is partnering with Agros to help 30 families in Honduras realize their God-given potential, and pass on to future generations the values and resources that will enable them to flourish. We expect opportunities for LGPC families to participate in short-term mission trips to Honduras.
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For more information about Agros and about Bella Vista village in Honduras, contact Jan Pearce.
International Justice Mission (IJM)
IJM exists to protect people from violent forms of injustice by securing rescue and restoration for victims and accountability for perpetrators, ensuring that public just systems work for the poor. Currently we support efforts in Zambia and Cambodia. For more info, Click HERE.
LGPC has had a relationship with a group of villages in Senegal, West Africa since 1994. These villages are home to the Wolof — a Muslim people group numbering approximately 4 million. There are very few Wolof Christians and there were no indigenous churches. Working with World Vision, Senegal Ministries has provided funding to help provide wells for 16 villages. The organization has helped with various projects involving education, health care, and agriculture. Over this time period LGPC has sent nine groups from our church to visit what is now called “Lake Grove Land” in Senegal. To download a FAQ regarding Lake Grove and Senegal click HERE.
For the delicious chicken yassa recipe served at the Senegal Celebration, click HERE.
Moved by the HIV/AIDS pandemic (80 million infected, 25 million dead, 15 million children who have lost at least one parent), LGPC partners with World Vision and Christians in southern Zambia — where the disease is compounded by famine — to share the love of Christ by coming alongside community leaders, church leaders, educators and medical caregivers to prevent the disease, support holistic development, and minister to orphans, weakened families, and the victims themselves. Ongoing prayer, a yearly “journey of hope” to encourage our partners, and sponsorship opportunities highlight the work of this team.
For information about participating in future Zambia GoTeams, click HERE.
XEIP - Youth Mission for Zambia
What is Xeip? “Cheir” (greek for ‘hand’) is the hands of our faith at The Well, a long term service project to make a difference in Zambia with World Vision partnering with Lake Grove Pres Youth.