Seeking Ways to Bless our Neighbors - Cyrus Center youth shelter
We want to praise God His many blessings by seeking out opportunities to bless others in His name. We partner with local relief agencies such as the Cyrus Center youth shelter and outreach program. During 2021 we are collecting socks and packaged snacks, such as granola bars for the youth served by Cyrus Center. You may bring your gifts to the church any time during office hours or on Sunday morning.
We e are partnering with the BC Mission Boat to help bring the Word of God to First Nations communities in the remotest part of the west coast. Mission teams typically visit isolated communities to provide children's/youth programs and Christian fellowship. Although Covid-19 has forced the cancellation of these regular mission trips, we are continuing to support the work of the Mission Boat financially and through donation of goods that are delivered to these remote communities. Watch The Messenger newsletter for details about current projects.
When children are hungry, they cannot grow, learn or develop to their full potential. Our international mission focus this year is on a child feeding program in Nicaragua where children from the most marginalized families can be nourished in body, mind and spirit. We have committed to raise $2,000 to support the feeding program in 2021.
Another partner organization, Most Ministries, operates eye glass clinics in third world countries. Volunteers take donated eyeglasses into the poorest areas and give the gift of sight. In many cases people are able to escape the slums simply by being able to see well enough to work. We collect all types of eye glasses and also make witness necklaces and finger puppets which the Most Ministry volunteers use to explain the Gospel to clients at the eye glass clinic. This is an ongoing project so bring your eyeglasses to the church at any time.
Even the small things, given in love, can make a difference: Learn what you can do.