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FLORENCIO AND MARIA GUZMAN:
Florencio Guzman, his wife, Maria, and their sons, Johnny and Joshua, are missionaries we support through The Mission Society of the United Methodist Church. Their work area centers in the large city of Monterrey, Mexico. They are expanding their ministry to more locations for the people in Mexico who have problems because of poverty, family breakdowns, witchcraft, drugs, and alcohol. Some children and adults with whom they work are so poor that they have to pick through the town garbage piles for food and necessities.
RON AND JULIE HEINSMAN:
Ron and Julie Heinsman are missionaries we support through TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) in Taiwan. Ron’s primary work is directing the camping ministry. He works with children, youth, and adults. This very popular, up-to-date camping ministry reaches out to all in the community many of whom know nothing about Jesus.
REV. BILL AND HELEN LOVELACE:
Rev. Bill and Helen Lovelace are missionaries we support through the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM). They work in the country of Ukraine in Europe. Bill is the District Superintendent of all the United Methodist Churches in Ukraine and Moldova Annual Conference.
SIMON AND JOYCE NDERITU:
Rev. Dr. Nderitu is a graduate of Evangelical School of Theology, Myerstown, PA. He and his wife, Joyce, work in evangelism and Christian leadership training in Kenya, Africa. They work in church planting, Bible teaching, and organizing Christian conferences and conventions. They also direct ministries working with those who have HIV/AIDS, the underprivileged, and those who are physically and mentally handicapped. Other ministries provide job skill training for youth so that they may become self-reliant and responsible adults.
ADAM AND EVE CHRISTIAN:
Our church helps to support a family living in an Arab country where most of the population is Muslim. They share the love of God with those around them, and answer questions from those who want to know about Christianity. Pray for their safety and for God’s power and love in their lives.
Raised in a religious, Jewish home and trained in Judaism, Rev. Ron Elkin, began a search for spiritual truth in 1966. This search led him from Philadelphia, PA, to India, to California. After many years of wandering in a spiritual desert, he became convinced in 1976 that Jesus was the promised Messiah of Israel.
Our church supports Samuteb Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa, through the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM). This hospital is in a rural area, very isolated and difficult to reach by road. It has a great Christian health ministry to this area of Africa. These ministries include Samuteb Hospital, a nursing school, a secondary school, and many village medical clinics. There is also a tuberculosis unit and a leprosy sanitarium on the hospital property.
LEBANON RESCUE MISSION:
The Lebanon Rescue Mission owns, maintains, and operates three, 24-hour, seven days a week, Shelters. They are the Men’s Mission, at 439 South Sixth Street, Lebanon, The Agape Family Shelter for Women and Children, at 139 South Ninth Street, and Lazarus House Aftercare facility.
The Lebanon Rescue Mission serves those in need solely through the generosity of church congregations, individuals, and businesses.
UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE ON RELIEF (UMCOR):
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR is working in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States. UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters that are interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. In times of acute crisis we mobilize emergency supplies, fresh water, and temporary shelter to stricken areas, and then stay as long as it takes to implement long-term recovery. Our workers are known all over the globe for their compassion, leadership, expertise and guidance in recovery efforts. You can be connected to UMCOR’s work through volunteering, sending emergency supplies, giving to our programs, and by staying informed about our work and sharing that with others.
RED BIRD MISSION:
Red Bird Mission and Clinic have been providing ministries in this region of the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Today the need remains critical in this isolated, rural distressed area. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of the is area. Red Bird Mission and Clinic strives to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement, Work Camp, Home Repair, and Mission Facilities. Volunteers are an important part of the ministry of Red Bird Mission.
LEBANON COUNTY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES (LCCM):
Lebanon County Christian Ministries is an organization dedicated to making a difference by filling the physical and spiritual needs in individual lives, thereby making this community a better place to live.
LCCM provides food clothing, sponsors the daily free noon meal, provides heating energy and water bill assistance, prescription aid, emergencey transportation and administers the USDA’s federal government surplus food program (TEFAP).