GLOBAL MISSION PARTNERS

The 1st Church family believes God is in control and is moving through us in marvelous ways through our mission efforts throughout the world. We directly support the following missions financially and with our time and prayers. An information brochure on each mission is available on the Mission Bulletin Board in Lenox Fellowship Hall.  

  • TABERNACULA DEL ESPIRITU SANTO: Our sister church in Guaro, Cuba, about 420 miles east of Havana. The pastor is Ronald Simon Torres. With our support, they have established eight missions in the surrounding mountains.
  • IGLESIA JUAN WESLEY: Our sister church in Taguasco, Cuba, about 200 miles east of Havana. The pastor is Alfredo Caballero. We have purchased an old house in the center of town which they are making into a church. While they are remodeling, they have created three missions in the surrounding villages.
  • FAITH COMES BY HEARING: This mission team of Frank and Shawn Dvorak, works with Wycliffe Bible Translators in creating audio of the written Bible translations. They go to the country, taking the audio equipment with them and train local pastors how to use it such that the local population, which does not read or write, can hear the Bible. www.faithcomesbyhearing.com
  • LIVE DEAD ARAB WORLD: Jack and Polly Wilson train missionary couples with occupational skills to relocate into North African villages. The missionaries can support themselves while providing skills needed in the village and preaching the Gospel. www.arabworld.livedead.org
  • GALCOM INTERNATIONAL: Manufacturers and distributors of solar powered radios and audio bibles. The radio can only listen to local missionary stations. The audio bibles are used by missionaries for those who cannot read or write. www.galcom.org
  • UMCOR: The United Methodist Committee on Relief provides humanitarian aid and disaster response around the world with 100% of donations going to the designated project. For more information on the current projects to to www.umcmission.org
  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  1ST Church is the local gathering point for all the churches packing Christmas gift shoe boxes. Samaritan’s Purse sends the boxes to foreign missionaries to give away while teaching the Gospel to children. www.samaritanspurse.org