Missionaries, Marcus and Jennifer Morris
Marcus and Jennifer Morris are the founding pastors of Agua Viva de la Roca in Vento, Bolivia, where they lead its various church programs and ministries. They also manage a school, the Agua Viva Christian School, which has almost 300 students this year.
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Forrest and Kristin Flanniken
Wycliffe Bible Translators work to make the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. In order to do accomplish this, they “focus on community development, literacy development and church partnerships as part of the translation process.” For more information about Wycliffe Bible Translators, view Wycliffe’s website at www.wycliffe.org .
Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship Missionaries Cody and Talulah Watson
Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship’s goal is for an indigenous church for every people and to create a mission vision for every church. Cody Watson is a part of this mission as the Associate Director of Presbyterian Frontier Fellow ship. Part of Cody’s passion and ministry focus is teaching and promoting the course “Perspectives on the World of Christian Movement.” Cody is also the resource person for Frontier Mission in South Asia, India (especially the state of Bihar), Nepal and Bangladesh. Click here for more information about Cody Watson, or view the Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship website at www.pff.net.
Church World Service -- CROP
Church World Service “works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. Around the world, Church World Service supports sustainable grassroots development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance. In the U.S., they help communities respond to disasters, resettle refugees, promote fair national and international policies, and provide educational resources.” For more information, view Church World Service’s website at www.churchworldservice.org.
The Gideons International is “an interdenominational association of Christian business and professional men who are members of Protestant/evangelical churches. Its members are dedicated to saving the lost through personal witnessing and the distribution of God's Word in more than 180 countries around the world.” For more information about The Gideons, view The Gideons’ website at www.gideons.org.
Bethany Christian Services
Bethany Christian Services “manifests the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families through quality social services. Bethany Christian Services is the nation’s largest adoption agency and provides care for orphans and vulnerable children living on five continents.” For more information, view Bethany’s website at www.bethany.org.
The Good Samaritan Colony
The Good Samaritan Colony is a Christian residential rehab facility located in Ruby, SC. For more information about the rehab facility, view its website at www.goodsamaritancolony.org.
The Thornwell Home for Children
Located in Clinton, South Carolina, The Thornwell Home for Children “has been taking care of children and youth in need since its founding on October 1, 1875. One of the most successful homes for children of its type, the care of Thornwell’s residents is based on sound Christian principles and a warm, loving cottage atmosphere staffed by family teachers dedicated to providing the finest in Christian development.” For more information about The Thornwell Home for Children, view its website at www.thornwell.org .
Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Pee Dee Coalition is a “nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of rape, family violence, and child abuse and to the needs of its victims. The Coalition is one of 15 domestic violence programs and 16 rape crisis centers in South Carolina and is the only organization that addresses all three of the interpersonal violence issues identified above.” For more information about the Pee Dee Coalition, view the coalition’s website at www.peedeecoalition.org .
Witnessing Ministries of Christ
The Witnessing Ministries of Christ “spreads the Good News among the 135 million Dalit (or “Untouchable” people of India. They have six ministry initiatives: Evangelism, Pastoral Care, Education, Health, Economic Development, and Reconciliation.” For more information about this ministry, visit its website at www.kfpc.org/html/witnessing_ministries_of_chris.html.
Presbyterian Agency for the Developmentally Disabled (PADD)
PADD is “a faith based, non profit corporation. PADD's mission is to provide the highest quality of life and the greatest possible level of independence for each resident within the context of a community-based residential facility.” PADD is a place where individuals with disabilities can live in safety and experience the joy that comes from friendships, a sense of belonging, and acceptance… in short, a place called home. For more information about the Presbyterian Agency for the Developmentally Disabled, view the agency’s website at http://www.paddsc.org .
Pee Dee Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCA is “an interdenominational, school-based, Christian sports ministry. It provides a positive peer group as an alternative to the negative pressures so prevalent in schools today. FCA is also a vehicle for teammates to influence others with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to offer a different lifestyle to the worldly ways often found on our campuses and in sports today. “ For more information about Fellowship of Christian Athletes, visit its website at www.scfca.org.
International Faith Initiative, Inc. -- Dr. Jeff Crane and Family
International Faith Initiative is a “trans-denominational ministry that provides leadership development, pastoral training and medical/humanitarian assistance in the Ukraine.” They are “committed to ministering to the “whole man” – the physical, emotional and spiritual.” For more information about IFI, visit its website at www.internationalfaith.org.
How Can I Become Involved?
If you would like more information about any of these ministries or would like to know how you can share in their work, please contact the church office at 843-393-4851.