God's Word Around the Globe
HOPE Missions North
Lake Country Christian
Church believes that missions are a strategic part to the growth of Christ
in our lives. Wherever possible, LCCC supports missions all around the
world, both financially, and with prayer. Occasionally, one of our own
is privileged to experience a missionary trip. When this happens,
through the sharing of their experience, the whole church gets to feel God's
At the end of 2010 LCCC leadership made a
commitment that 10% of its weekly tithes and offerings would go directly to
missions. Like that of our regular tithing members, the first check we
write weekly is this tithe check to a special missions account. This
action is supported by Numbers 18:25-29 where it states:
The LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the Levites and say to them: 'When you
receive from the Israelites the tithe I give you as your inheritance, you
must present a tenth of that tithe as the LORD's offering. Your
offering will be reckoned to you as grain from the threshing floor or juice
from the winepress. In this way you also will present an offering to
the LORD from all the tithes you receive from the Israelites. From these
tithes you must give the LORD's portion to Aaron the priest. You must
present as the LORD's portion the best and holiest part of everything given
to you.' NIV
provides monthly support to the following groups.
Jamison & Penny Deacons have been to LCCC many times;
most recently the last two years of VBS. They will be going to Mhangura,
Africa in September working with
Eden Christian Village.
HOPE Mission, Cogan Station, PA “Helping Other People Everywhere”; our
friend Bud Yoder has been to LCCC many times over the years updating us on
their progress. HOPE has been going to the Dominican Republic for 15 years
building projects; also to several other nations and places. Steve Lareau,
Diane O’Connor, Jim Conger, Jack & Rose O’Connor, Don & Marj Kennedy, and
Christy Windhausen have all been on mission trips with the HOPE team.
Mountainview Christian Camp is located in Dansville, NY. LCCC has a
long history with Mountainview Camp Don & Marj Kennedy, Ed & Jen
Windhausen, Christy Windhausen, the Congers, the Alexander’s, Rose
O’Connor and others from LCCC have been a part of the ministry at
Watoto Child Care Ministries operates orphanages in several countries
in South Africa. Founded in 1988 they use the scripture in James 1:27 as
part of their calling to do this great work. On May 11, 2011 the Watoto
Children choir was here at LCCC and did an impressive display of their
Dominican Christian Mission is naturally located on the eastern side
of the Dominican Republic Island. Steve Lareau, Diane O’Conner, Jim
Conger, Christy Windhausen, Don & Marj Kennedy have all worked with this
Silver Bay YMCA Camp located on Lake George NY is a YMCA camp that
reflects Christian values. Located on 700 acres they can minister to 800
people per week. From June to September young people from all over the
world descend upon this camp. September to May the camp is reserved for
churches and church groups. Steve & Patty Vlasak, Randy & Shelly Cook, Don
& Marj Kennedy have been to this camp. The camp provides 6 days (free
housing and food for pastors and their families and military families) it
is a beautiful retreat. We first learned of this camp through Sue Smith.
Village USA located on the west side of Seneca Lake provides a
Christian based atmosphere for troubled teens; founded in 1981 on a 50
Ministry, is administered by Rose O’Connor, each month approximately
25 people receive “Food Boxes” that contain enough food for approximately
two weeks. We use the parable that Jesus taught in Matthew 25: 31-46 of
the sheep and the goats.
The Missions ministry shares this with you so you can rejoice in how God is
using LCCC to reach out to various ministries throughout the world.
Real Christmas 2012
The Real Christmas Committee met on March 20,
2012. Lake Country Christian Church is being asked to be in charge of forming
an all churches choir to perform at the end of the program ending with the
singing of Silent Night. We will begin the process of gathering members from
all churches. If you want to help the day of the celebration there are
plenty of places to participate. You do not have to be on the committee.
Please let Charlotte Carroll know if you are available the day of the
celebration. We have set up, take down, clean up, help the children in
the craft room, baking cookies to sell, getting out the advertisements, etc.
Update on one of our
Missions—Diamond Willow Ministries—
Diamond Willow Ministries (DWM) is not a part of any
denominational system, but it is associated with and supported by independent
congregations which are called Christian churches. These churches call all
Christians to unite behind the practices and teachings of the church described
in the New Testament as a means of more effectively evangelizing the world.
DWM is a Christian relief organization comprised of members brought together
by a common vision. God has worked in wonderful ways to bring together
individuals who are compelled to love and serve there on the Crow Creek
Reservation. They believe that the Path to True Peace, Hope & Love is: Hear,
Believe, Repent, Confess, Be Baptized, Pray, Live Faithfully, Read the Bible
and Lead Others to Jesus. The great things happening there are also the result
of those from around the world who see the need, share the vision, and
contribute through giving financially and through prayer. We as a church have
made a couple of trips there with the HOPE mission team; where we were able to
help construct the onsite housing duplex and the Ikce Oyate Christian Center.
As a church we support this ministry monthly. Thank you for your faithful
giving to help make this possible. You may recognize this faithful worker?!