MISSIONS SUPPORT - Local, US and World
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation". ~ Mark 16:15 NIV
How do we show we know Jesus? Walking through the church doors each Sunday isn't enough. Jesus gave us the Great Commission - to go forth and build his kingdom on earth, to spread the word of his message to others. While we are called to "go forth", not all of us have been called to go outside our own communities. However, it is our duty as Christians to support and encourage those that do.
"Let's Start Talking" ~ Germany Ministry
David & Amanda Knapp
Missionaries to Peine, Germany since May 2010
David and Amanda have been working in Peine, Germany with Randy and Katy Smelser at the Christusgemeinde (Christ Church). They are using a program called "Let's Start Talking" (LST) that is a Christian based program using the Book of Luke to help Germans improve their conversational English skills. They have two children and live to find opportunities to serve God through reaching and teaching others.
For more on their ministry, go to: http://mosaicmercy.org/
Pioneer Bible Translators
Language Missionary to West Africa since 2012
Shelly Tyler is a missionary with Pioneer Bible Translators, whose mission is to see transformed lives through God's Word in every language. She is working in Guinea, West Africa in a rural setting, living with her Konyanka neighbors and ministering to them through Bible storying, aiding in the translation project, and community development through health teaching.
Follow Shelly's journey through her online blog at:
Note: Pioneer Bible Translators, based in Dallas, TX, is dedicated to translating the bible into the native tongue and written language for all peoples of the world. Their lofty goal often requires their missionary teams to spend years living in the local villages and create an actual written language for their native, tribal language. For more, go to: https://www.pioneerbible.org/
World Mission Builders
World Mission Builders was founded by Ed Thomas, Baxter Springs, KS in 1975 and has built over 230 churches or para church buildings both foreign and domestically since 1975 in 88 countries. World Mission Builders’ mission statement is to put Permanence in Missions.
Overseas projects include building churches or para church buildings in countries such as Haiti, Philippines, Honduras, Africa, Mexico and Vietnam. WMB also helps build churches domestically. The original Inola Christian Church Building (now 1/3 of the current building) was built with the assistance of World Mission Builders and our elders and congregation have been strong supports of this organization, both in funding and in sending volunteers to other countries, over the last 20+ years.
To learn more about World Mission Builders, go to:
USA or Regional Missions
Sunset Beach Christian School
This Christian School, located on the North Shore of Oahu, HI and approximately one mile south
of Sunset Beach, was started by our own Rebecca Kirby's parents in 1953. The school provides education and guidance for over 130 students in grades K-8th grade.
For more, go to: http://www.sbcswebsite.com/
Local or State Missions
Sunset Bible Camp
Sunset Bible Camp is the home of all of our youth church camps each Summer. This camp is an excellent facility and the experiences the children have there will last a lifetime and for many, is the location that they decided to give their lives to Jesus and be baptized, either at the camp or at their home church on their return.
Sunset Bible Camp, P.O. Box 1297, Mannford, OK 74044
Sunset website: http://www.sunsetbiblecamp.org
Cookson Hills Christian Ministries
Providing Christ-centered residential care, education, and therapeutic services for at-risk children ages 5-18. Since its beginning in 1957, Cookson Hills has offered help, hope, and healing to abused and neglected children and worked with their families to break the cycle of abuse, neglect, dependency, and failure.
For more, go to: www.cooksonhills.org
John 3:16 Mission
John 3:16 Mission is an interdenominational Christian ministry that exists to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of Tulsa's hungry, homeless and at-risk. Located in downtown Tulsa, Okla., the Mission provides food, shelter, clothing and restorative programs to those in need. Since its founding in 1952, the Mission has served in excess of 4 million meals and provided over 1 million individual shelters to the homeless.
For more on their ministry, go to: http://john316mission.org/home.php