OCC provides local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a tangible way to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with kids in their own communities. These simple gifts are shipped to children around the world affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; as well as to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
In 2022, we would love to pack and ship hundreds of shoe boxes that are sent around the world to kids!
Heshima's Children Center provides a holistic environment that includes physical, mental and spiritual support for children with special needs in Kenya.
When families leave Heshima each night, they go home to unhealthy and unsafe homes. Their homes are extremely small, made of iron sheets that leak constantly; they have no indoor plumbing and are not wheelchair accessible by any means.
Heshima has the opportunity to purchase and acre of land adjacent to their center and build proper housing for their families. They would make this a "ladies only" housing area for their single moms. (90% of their moms are single). Not only would they have running water, a proper toilet and flat surfaces for their wheelchairs... they would also have security from sexual predators, a common danger in the area.
God is moving in Chabin, Haiti! The community is growing and the local church is at the center of all of it!
Since 2009, God has used our church to pack nearly 3 million meals and send close to 200 people on global teams to southern Haiti. Together, we've built 2 large water cisterns, a church and 2 schools. Hundreds of children have received an excellent, gospel-centered education. But, by far the most important things we've built in Haiti are relationships with men and women that love God and have great spiritual influence in the Chabin community. Funds given will help equip and release the local church to bring the Gospel to the hundreds of unreached people in their community and continue to support the critical ministry work we've been doing.
Nepal, India and Bangladesh
For ten years Mike and Su Keator, with their RUN Global teams, have been reaching hundreds of thousands and planting scores of churches in South Asia. Now, with the support of Kingdom Builders in 2022, ONE MILLION MORE PEOPLE will be reached and ONE HUNDRED NEW CHURCHES PLANTED.
Teams are being trained now for deployment into West Bengal and Bihar - some of the least reached parts of the world. To reach their goal, more training centers must be established to train recruits in healthy biblical doctrine, and practice. Each of their evangelist/church planters currently shares the Gospel with 100 people a week on average. They pour their lives into training their disciples to win, build, train and send, thus multiplying generations of kingdom builders, and churches.
Funds donated may be spent on the training centers and their practical needs (buildings, projectors, materials, etc.) as well as on wages for the trainers, pastors and evangelists.
Great Commission Pastor, Carlos Lagos, planted a new and unique church at a university in the San Jose suburb of Heredia in 2018 called the "H@ngout." God has opened a door for the Gospel with young college students in Costa Rica!
The H@ngout has created an attractive and welcoming place of refuge, friendship and hope and is drawing many young people.
To be determined
A wildfire, flood, storm or earthquake can leave survivors without the basics of daily life and we want to be in a position to provide for their needs and give them hope. Many great Christians ministries are equipped and positioned to respond in these kinds of disasters and we gladly partner with them to meet essential needs like food, medicine, or shelter…all given in Jesus’ name.
The International Alliance for Mercy cares for people in and around the Kawangware slum of Nairobi Kenya. They meet needs like food, clothing, education, and housing.
Our sister church continues to grow in one of the worsteconomies in the world. Our support goes a long way in meeting physical needs andexpanding their church.
Our sister church in the Dominican has identified some unique programs they could do to grow their church. Potential projects include some low- cost housing, bunk bed building, a children’s center, and food distribution.
Through our support Kingdom Farm in Cameroon, Africa is able to care for widows, orphans, special needs individuals, and the poor by meeting physical needs that can be life changing.
There is a growing global youth culture that has never been to church and know nothing about Jesus. Steiger stands in the gap between those individuals and the church to help bridge them together. They train churches as well as put on evangelistic events that use creative arts to share God’s love and the hope of the cross.
Throughout 2023, we will continue to seek the Lord’s leading about other great Gospel advancing causes that Hometown Church can partner with and invest in for the coming year and beyond. Final prioritization and distribution of the funds and will determined by the pastors overseeing Kingdom Builders.