Missions and Outreach
Previous Missions and Outreach
Little Dresses for Africa
Little Dresses for Africa is a Christian organization which provides relief to the children of Africa. Simple dresses are made out of pillow cases (or fabric), and distributed through the orphanages, churches and schools in Africa to plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy!
Operation Christmas Child
The goal is simple: fill a shoebox with items a child who has nothing would enjoy, pray for the child who will receive the box, and Samaritan’s Purse (a Franklin Graham Ministry) will take the shoe boxes and the message of the Gospel to children in need, to countries who may never have heard the message of Christ.
RWANDA MISSION Todd & Andria Ellingson, Missionaries
Andria and Todd moved permanently to Rwanda in 2011. They are serving Jesus by building a Mission Center: a school (preschool through university), church, medical center and community center.
Visit the Ellingson’s website at: www.cityofjoyonline.org
City of Joy is a Christian Mission Center located in Gatagara, Rwanda committed to educating, empowering and equipping children and adults as followers of Jesus.
Quijotoa Mission Reverends Paul & Sue Thomas, Missionaries
The goal of Living Hope is to make periodic trips to the mission to help with other projects and to deliver items they desperately need. Reverends Paul and Sue Thomas have dedicated their lives and mission to serving the people of this reservation, both in terms of meeting their physical needs, and also bringing them the Gospel of Jesus.The Johnson family spearheaded an initial work day in June of 2009 to help with some specific projects, but also to assess their needs going forward. A second work day took place in May of 2010.Check back for an upcoming 2011 work day at the Quijotoa Mission.
Haiti Earthquake Relief
The 2010 earthquake in Haiti turned the focus on a part of the world we usually ignore – not necessarily out of a lack of compassion, but from a simple lack of focus on their plight. Well, their plight quickly came into focus after the devastating earthquake. For many of us, it’s crippling to think how little we can actually accomplish for folks who are suffering so greatly. Living Hope sent money to Haiti through a trusted organization, but we were left to wonder how much help will our measly check actually provide?
Then Rachel told us about a ministry her cousin began in Kentucky. It was simple and practical: collect plastic jars of peanut butter, ship them to Haiti, and distribute them to hungry people. Peanut butter is nutritious, and doesn’t spoil, so it’s an ideal item to send to folks in need. So we began a peanut butter drive at Living Hope in support of this ministry. We ended up sending 650 lbs of peanut butter (over 500 jars) to Kentucky, which was then shipped to Haiti and delivered by Rachel’s cousin.
Walk To End Homelessness
Living Hope participated in the second annual Walk to End Homelessness took place on Saturday, October 4, 2008. Money raised from this awareness walk was used toward housing, food and medical care for The Giving Tree’s homeless guests that receive shelter and care at The Compassion Hope Center, Grace Home, Promise Home, Lighthouse and Our Home.
The 3-mile route was chaperoned by adult volunteers to assure the safety of children and teens that decided to take a stand to stamp out homelessness. Sponsors contributed an amount per mile or a single contribution.
Project F.E.E.D. (Feed Everyone Every Day)
This project was developed to feed Tucson’s homeless and needy population every day. Project FEED serves a hot meal every Thursday and Sunday at 4pm until 6:30pm at “the lot” at 4443 East 22nd Street (between Columbus and Swan west of the Family Dollar Store). We were so excited about this project, because feeding hungry people seems like it’s always the right thing to do, and is so consistent with what Jesus told us to do. Not only that, but it is sooo Living Hope!
Natalie Brown, (Missionary)
Natalie Brown is U of A grad who understands the deep connection between missions and service. For her, there may be no better way to share the Gospel than to minister to the needs of suffering people. In the summer of 2008, Living Hope supported Natalie in her involved with a mission to Tanzania targeting AIDs education and prevention. Click the links below to read Natalie’s updates.
Take Steps for Crohn’s Colitis
Living Hope participated in the event at Brandi Fenton Park on May 31st, 2008. More information about this organization can be found here.
Helena Finch, (Missionary)
Helena is a young woman with a vision for missions. As a photographer, she hopes to bring the realities of day-to-day living home to the churches and people who support missions around the world. Committed to support Helena in her work, we supported Helena in the summer of 2008, when she was off to Asia to minister to those in need and bring back the important message of missions.