Over the years during the Advent/Christmas season, we've often done something called "Redistribute." Redistribute is an intentional effort to spend less money during the holidays, and to give more to those in need and our missions partners doing Kingdom work around the world. This year, we are encouraging our church to spend less, and consider giving to one of these needs from our missions partners.
Redistribute is a great way to talk to your family, friends, and house church about rejecting materialism, being sacrificial, and good financial stewardship (2 Corinthians 8; 16.) It can be a great source for dialogue. Feel free to invite friends and family members to give to Redistribute in place of giving them a Christmas list! It can also be a great opportunity to give in secret (Matthew 6:4.)
If you would like to contribute to Redistribute 2017, please bring cash or a check to church any Sunday in December. We will have special envelopes designated to Redistribute, where you can place your gift and put it in the offering box.
Questions about Redistribute or our missions partners? Email the missions team.
VISION NICARAGUA visionnicaragua.org
- Need: Used pickup truck
- Cost: $7,000
Transportation is part of the life blood of ministry in Nicaragua. Some remote villages are on roads that are nearly impassable without 4-wheel drive especially during rainy season. Since many people in the villages don’t have cell phones, it is necessary to visit the villages before the day of an event to coordinate. Having transportation would allow VN to be more mobile and less reliant on other larger trucks. The truck will allow VN to pick up small groups or make an “emergency” trip to Managua to buy parts for other vehicles or the mission house when necessary.
SAFE FAMILIES safe-families.org
- Need: Yearly office space rental
- Cost: $5000
Office space allows Safe Families to work to place children with host families, house supplies for clients and host families, and give the staff a much needed place to work. Covering this yearly cost would free up money to cover other needs.
- Need: Training for 3 people to be trained to facilitate "My Life, My Choice Curriculum"
- Cost: $4050
My Life My Choice is an exploitation-prevention curriculum which aims to change girls' attitudes and perceptions of the commercial sex industry, as well as build self-esteem and personal empowerment.