This video is from "Missions Sunday," August 6, 2017, at Restoration Church, and highlights our beliefs about missions, information about support of various missions, and testimonies from those who serve in and through these missions.
Ashland Micro Missions
Lunch Buddy Program at Gandy Elementary School in Ashland, VA
Kids in Christ Club (KIX) – Check out the Children’s Ministry page for more info or to register.
Short Term Mission opportunites - Restoration church members organize, support, and participate in domestic and foreign trips, in partnership with local ministries. We offer financial support for youth and adults entering the mission field for the first time and prayer support to those we send.
Learn more about Restoration's support of domestic and, specifically, campus missions in Central Virginia.
Camp Hope Richmond www.hffworldwide.org
Camp Hope Richmond serves under-served youth of metro Richmond between the ages of 10-14 years (rising 5th thru 8th grade) by hosting them at a residential summer camp for a week every summer. We've watched camp grow from less than 40 campers in 2009 to more about 130. In 2017 we'll add another week of camp, so we'll be able to serve twice the number of kids. Camp Hope gives the kids who attend a chance to step away from their very difficult lives. Our message for them is that they are valuable, they were created for a God designed purpose, and that HE loves them like crazy. We want to let them have the time of their lives while at camp, being unconditionally loved and just being kids.
Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) is on hundreds of campuses across the United States and thousands of campuses across the world. Cru leaders lead Bible Studies, participate in outreach on college campuses, and chaperone mission trips all over the United States and the World.
Jerry and Katherine Riendeau – Cru Harrisonburg
Nicole Teichman – Cru UVA www.give.cru.org/0653414
Brandon and Lindsay Spurlock – Cru Metro Richmond www.rvacru.org
Dennis and Betty Sink – Cru Global Church Movements http://www.globalchurchmovements.org/
Emmitt and Jane Fowler – Cru FamilyLife www.familylifetoday.com
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA - The heart and soul of InterVarsity's purpose on campus is to establish "witnessing communities" - communities of students and faculty who are growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus and sharing His Gospel with the surrounding campus. In partnership with the local church, InterVarsity seeks to create spaces on the college campus where followers of Jesus can develop in their own discipleship and use their gifts and abilities to serve on campus. InterVarsity is committed to student leadership on campus and a primary role of the Campus Staff is to develop these current and potential student leaders and help them navigate the waters of effective ministry to their peers.
Rob Hodous – InterVarsity Christian Fellowship University of Richmond www.intervarsity.org
Campus Outreach - It is said that, "Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men" (Luke 2:52). The goal of Campus Outreach is to grow leaders holistically, producing well-rounded leaders, fathers, mothers, wives, and husbands that will have a positive influence in business, education, politics, churches, etc. Today's college students are tomorrow's world leaders. We believe that we can reach the world by equipping college students with love, vision, character, mercy, leadership, relationships, and a desire to pass on these characteristics to other future leaders. Everything that we do is toward this end.
Cam and Katherine Colquitt – Campus Outreach Radford www.colynchburg.org
Young Life - The mission and purpose of Young Life in Hanover County is to help introduce high school and college students to Jesus in a fun, genuine, and attractive way. Many students are not only introduced to Jesus through Young Life, but it is also a valuable tool that helps them grow in their faith!
Dave Blanco/Katie Betts – Hanover County Young Life
Alex Brito – Hanover County Young Life Capernaum
Tiont Williams - Richmond City Young Life
Into The Neighborhood is about loving God and loving your neighbor. It’s about living missionally, incarnationally, on mission. It’s about Christian Community Development. It’s how we do it. How others do it. How you can do it. How we can all do it better. Ministry opportunities available with Richmond City Justice Center through Jobs for Life, discipleship, donation of toiletries and Bibles.
Louis and Marti Williams – Into the Neighborhood (Richmond)
Learn more about Restoration's support and work with Into the Neighborhood.
Learn more about Restoration's support of international missions, focusing on our 15+ year partnership with The Church of the Divine Savior Calle Blanco in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Hope for Families – Camp Hope Latvia started as a family mission trip 12 years ago. We partnered with a dear missionary family, Dennis & Betty Sink, to work with children in Latvia who needed hope and needed to hear how deeply God loves them. Through that partnership, we met Mudite Mardoka, who had a ministry to struggling families and kids in crisis. Our first summer in Latvia we hosted a summer camp for 60 kids. We now host 2 camps, one for teenagers (about 90 campers), followed by one for children (about 95 campers). We also have a Jr. Counselor program which enables us to mentor and disciple teens who show great leadership qualities, and desire to grow in their relationship with the Lord. We've had the beautiful gift of campers growing up and coming back to be counselors to serve kids from the communities they grew up in. Our God loves to restore and redeem lives.
Mudite Mardoka & Tabita Asnevica – Latvia www.hffworldwide.org
Josiah Venture - A movement of God among the youth of Central and Eastern Europe that finds its home in the local church and transforms society. Currently planting a church in an area of Riga where there are no churches.
Edgars and Anete Deksnis – Josiah Venture Latvia www.josiahventure.com
Wycliffe Bible Translators - For more than 70 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages. We also help with language development, literacy and other spiritual and physical needs.
Glenn and Christine Pruitt – Wycliffe Bible Translators https://www.wycliffe.org
Hope for Families, Worldwide (Camp Hope Richmond and Latvia) is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation which exists to empower a generation of children and their families to bring the HOPE of Jesus Christ to their lives by building spirit, mind, and body and by strengthening the family unit.
Hanover County Young Life Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp and other exciting activities while introducing them to Jesus in a fun, genuine, and attractive way.
Pavas, Costa Rica feeding program - Pavas is an extremely poor neighborhood on the outskirts of San Jose in Costa Rica. The servants at Iglesia el Pesebre work daily to be the light of Christ in the community of Pavas. They feed a hot meal to over 100 children and young mothers 5 days a week. They offer youth educational activities that are an alternative from the gang violence that dominates the neighborhood.
MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another.
MCEF (Mechanicsville Emergency Functions) and ACES (Ashland Christian Emergency Services) - Organizations and churches in Hanover County, VA work together to provide for the needs of our community. Services include: financial assistance, food, clothing, houseware, and the Senior Rides Program. Many opportunities to serve are available. Watch the church weekly email for more information.
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