“…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. Learn more at thereelhopeproject.org.
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! Learn more at gdpycasahogar.com.
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. To learn more, visit h2hcv.org.
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. We provide for their needs as any parent would for their children. The children live six to a home with a “House Mom.” To learn more, check out The Smith Family’s facebook group or the ministry website mobilizingugandaformission.com.
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 at the website: arabworld.livedead.org.