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MISSIONS

Global

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.

Salaam International

Our ambassadors in this ministry work alongside refugees in the Arab Peninsula helping people with minimal resources and share God's word to those who have never previously heard the Good News.

Senegal Ministries

Starting in the mid 1990s, Lake Grove partnered with World Vision to sponsor children and come alongside a federation of 16 villages in Senegal. The villagers belonged to an "unreached people group" of 4 million, known as the Wolof people, predominantly Muslims. Though we no longer send GoTeams, we support the training of church leaders through the Beer Sheba Project, and the diverse outreach ministries of Feluine and Malik Fall, including radio evangelism.

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 has partnered since 2002 with World Vision and Christians in southern Zambia - where the disease is compounded by famine – to share the love of Christ with AIDS victims and their communities. The development project closes in 2020.

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