Good News Clubs
Good News Clubs are one of the main ways that Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) reaches out to children. The clubs are established as day camps, after school programs, or similar events. Many of them are held at public schools in the afternoons or on weekends. Ales Scafuro is the Regional Director for the Coachella Valley Morongo Basin chapter. For opportunities to work with Ales, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mr. J Band / Kid Possible, Inc
(Home Grown, Judea)
The Mr. J. Band contagiously proclaims Christ to children! They do this using music, teaching, and even crazy games to help children see Jesus. Yes, this is “professional-grade” theater matched with rock-solid preaching. BUT it’s much more than a performance. It has become a trade-mark of the MrJ Band that children will see Christ in this cast, on and off stage. They also propel children into a Bible reading habit by teaching kids a very simple routine for a daily devotional time.
Pacific Southwest District, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
(Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, & the ends of the earth)
Our church denomination has ministries that work with youth, local congregation revitalization, work to uphold the sanctity of human life, and deploy missionaries overseas to work with people who may have never heard the gospel proclaimed.
Desert Apologetics Network
(Judea and Samaria)
Desert Apologetics Network was founded in 2011 to equip Christian believers in the Coachella Valley to give sound reasons for their faith by providing educational resources, lectures and networking opportunities, and thereby enhancing their ability to draw others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Their current focus is on reaching out to local college students.
Living Waters Pacific Southwest Region
Brian & Nichole Barlow
(Home Grown, Samaria)
Brian is currently enrolled in the Cross Cultural Ministries Seminary at Concordia University-Irvine. His area of focus is the gender broken community with a concentration on Southern California. Email Brian at email@example.com.
Every Generation Ministries
(Ends of the Earth)
Every Generation Ministries (EGM) believes that every child must be given a chance to respond to God’s Word in their real life. Their ministry is transformational, culturally relevant, and locally-led. For the past 25 years, EGM has helped thousands of churches worldwide make the Bible come alive for kids. They establish national ministry teams worldwide that are governed, staffed and funded from the local Christian community. With our help, these national ministry teams provide innovative leadership development programs and high quality Bible teaching resources for children’s ministry workers in local churches that are built on our understanding of the relational discipleship model found in Deuteronomy 6:4-9.
Kristin & Austin Bennecker
Global Outreach Developments International (GOD) Southeast Asia Regional Team
(Home Grown; The Ends of the Earth)
Kristin (Coppersmith) Bennecker is a child of OSPS. She was confirmed in the faith here at OSPS. After graduating from Northwest University, she and Austin were married in 2008. Shortly after they married, they moved to Tennessee to become involved with GOD. After serving together on a summer internship in the Phillipines, they felt the Lord calling them to commit themselves to the people of the Philippines and are now on the Southeast Asia Regional Team. They are the parents of two boys, Liam and Timothy and are expecting their third child in March 2018. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOD India Regional Team
(Home Grown; The Ends of the Earth)
Laura Voight is a child of OSPS. She was confirmed in the faith here at OSPS. Laura took her first short term mission trip at the age of 11. At the age of 13, Laura began doing short term mission trips with Ultimate Goal Ministries. It was during one of this trips that she felt the Lord speak to her and tell her that she was created to go teach people about him, to live among them and service them with her whole life. During a summer internship with Students Living A Mission, the student outreach arm of GOD, Laura felt the Lord calling her to get involved with GOD; she moved to Nashville in 2009 to fulfill that call. She joined the India Regional Team shortly thereafter. Email her at email@example.com.
OSPS Emergency Fund
The family of God at OSPS has established an Emergency Fund to provide emergency, one-time financial aid to both OSPS members and non-members. This aid may take the form of rental deposit assistance to enable a family to obtain permanent housing, purchasing a bus ticket for a homeless person to return to his/her home city, paying the fee to enable someone to obtain a CA Identification Card, or similar needs. Additionally, we conduct monthly food drives for non-perishable food items which can be donated to local food banks. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
His Healing Hands
(Home Grown; Ends of the Earth)
After 43 years as a banker, Cheryl retired from the private sector to work with His Healing Hands (HHH). Prior to joining HHH, Cheryl traveled six times as a short term missionary on HHH trips, acting as co-leader or leader on five of those trips. She began her short term mission work in 1999, traveling to Poland and Rwanda with other mission organizations.
Cheryl believes that the Lord began stirring the desire to do full time ministry work more than 10 years ago when she celebrated her 50th birthday. Email her at email@example.com.