“…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Noah’s Ark Preschool
Our very own, Noah’s Ark Preschool, is our in-house opportunity to share the love of Jesus with children and families in our church and community each and every day. Click over to the preschool webpages to learn more!
Wrapped in Love
Wrapped in Love is a non-profit, charitable clothing store in downtown Buffalo that provides a boutique-style shopping experience to families with foster, kinship and adopted children. They provide new and gently used clothing free of charge. St. John’s will host a “Warm and Fuzzy” corner!
Through a blending of large group times, small group activities, service projects, one-on-one mentoring, retreats and camping, Timber Bay gives youth many opportunities to connect with positive adults in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere. Using the Bible as our foundation, we seek to address the many difficult issues that our youth face and search with them for applicable solutions.
In Our State
The Reel Hope Project
In Minnesota, there are 1,000 kids awaiting adoption into a forever family. The Reel Hope Project works with counties and adoption agencies to mobilize the faith community to bring foster kids into forever families. Their goal is to make a video for every child in Minnesota who is waiting to be adopted. They travel across the state of Minnesota to meet kids and capture their stories, treat each child to a fun activity that matches their interests, and create a compelling video that celebrates the qualities that make them unique. The Reel Hope Project shares about Minnesota’s waiting kids at events and faith communities each week, while social workers use reels to introduce amazing kids to potential adoptive families.
In Our Country
Sweet Bread Ministries
Sweet Bread Ministries is a non-denominational, evangelistic ministry dedicated to bringing people of all backgrounds into a closer, more intimate relationship with the Lord. Founder, Bruce Van Natta’s books are Saved By Angels To Share How God Talks To Everyday People, (published by Destiny Image) and A Miraculous Life (Charisma House). He and Bruce Carlson speak and teach as well as providing healing prayer ministry.
In Our World
GDP (God will Provide) provides daycare service to local families without cost to those in need. Protecting 50 children per day, meeting their needs & showing them how God cares for them. In addition, Casa Hogar (orphanage) runs 24/7, housing up to 26 precious children. While in our care they are taught life skills, healthy relationship habits & God’s love. We strive to be a light to those in the community of Maneadero, protecting the children of the community to open up hearts to the Gospel!
Through their sending agency, InternationalMessengers.org, Josh & Whitney Smith and their children minister to children at Village of Hope. Village of Hope is home to over 60 parent-less children from the south Sudan refugee camps located in Northern Uganda. Find out more on the Smith’s facebook group or instagram account, or make a contribution through their sending agency, International Messengers.
HIS (Hope International Schools, Inc) was founded in 2008. Their first school, School of Promise in Thailand opened in 2010 with the purpose to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with students and families, provide excellent education, and break the cycle of poverty and oppression for vulnerable children. The school opened in May 2010 with 12 students and now has grown to almost 150 students.
The Middle East
Due to the nature of their work, missionaries will not be mentioned by name, but you can learn more about the work on the website.
Ghana, West Africa
End Times Harvest Bible College exists to impact future pastors and church leaders through training founded upon the uncompromised principles of the Word of God, immerse men and women in the Word of God, in daily worship, and in the practical aspects of ministry, and impart practical ministry skills by providing students with daily opportunities to experience on the streets what they have learned in the classroom. Find out more about ETHBC and the Anthony Family below.
Honduras, Central America
The primary goal at Worldwide Heart to Heart is to raise the children that God has given, helping them become responsible adults who love Jesus and live as productive citizens. They provide a loving, Christ-centered environment where they aim to give the children a great education and a foundation for the future. The Children’s Village is located approximately 50 miles south of Puerto Cortes where they care for over 110 children.