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For more information on any of these programs, contact the church office at 503-636-5656 or email us.

Agros (Honduras & Nicaragua)

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 has partnered with Agros to help 30 families in Bella Vista, Honduras, realize their God-given potential, and pass on to future generations the values and resources that will enable them to flourish. To learn more about Agros please click here. LGPC's partnership in Honduras is nearing conclusion, however, a new partnership with La Bendicion, Nicaragua, has just begun. We expect opportunities for LGPC families to participate in short-term mission trips to Nicaragua for several years to come.

To follow the current mission trip to Nicaragua click here.

For more information about Agros ministries, contact Jan Pearce.

Bangladesh Partnership

Lake Grove is partnering with World Vision for the Jiboner Jannya Project. This project is directed to help the devastating outcomes due to child labor. Child labor is a critical phenomenon of child protection issues in Bangladesh and around the world. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO) World Report on Child Labor 2015- at least 168 million children remain trapped in child labor. In another report of Child Labor Survey- 2013, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), total population aged 5-17 years in Bangladesh is 39.65 million where 3.45 million children are engaged in work and of them 1.7 million are engaged in child labor. Among the child labor 1.28 million children are engaged with hazardous or worst forms of child labor. However, the effect of child labor is baneful for child protection. It destroys children’s development, deprives them from childhood, deceives them from education and rights; creates hazardous health problems and makes them victim of extreme physical and mental violence. To eliminate child labor World Vision Bangladesh has initiated a special effort named “Jiboner Jannya Project” in the southwestern part of Bangladesh. Lake Grove desires to send an annual Go-Team to Bangladesh during this project (when travel safety permits). For more information about the Jiboner Jannya Project click here.

Headington Institute

The Headington Institute strengthens humanitarian organizations by promoting the wellbeing of their staff, making us a partner in worldwide humanitarian work. When humanitarian workers have interpersonal relationships, adequate organizational support, and sufficient public interest, they thrive in their work. This results in stronger humanitarian organizations that more effectively serve their beneficiaries. Their mission is to care for caregiviers worldwide by promoting the physical hardiness, emotional resilience, and spiritual vitality of humanitarian relief and development personnel. To find out more click here.

Medical Teams International

Medical Teams International is a Christian global health organization, helping people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty in 70 countries. They deliver medical and dental care, humanitarian aid, and holistic development programs to all people in need, regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race. They respond to disasters around the world - and here at home - by sending teams of volunteer medical professionals and medical supplies to care for the sick and injured. They establish partners within each community to ensure that their programs have a sustainable impact. Volunteer opportunities are listed on their website here.

Senegal Ministries

LGPC is in the process of sunsetting our Senegal Ministry and are no longer sending annual GoTeams. LGPC has had a relationship through World Vision 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.

Zambia Partnership

LGPC is currently sunsetting our Zambia Partnership. and no longer sending annual GoTeams. 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.

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