Missions Ministry

We strive to serve and be witnesses for Christ by unleashing compassion in our church, community, country and world. Some ways we do this at Mount of Olives is by supporting the Christ's Hope International CarePoint in Keetmanshoop, Namibia financially as well as by providing educational and Christian mentor support to the orphans. We also support mission work through the Easter European Missions Network by sending missionaries and support.


Previously Scheduled 2020 Mission Trips:

  • Namibia: 3 Teams traveling in June & July
  • Honduras: 1 Team traveling in June

The Missions Ministry typically meets at 11:00am the first Sunday of each month in The Hub - all are invited to attend to learn more and get involved.


Give to Missions

Missions Fundraisers

California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser: TBD

Enjoy a meal at CPK on Marguerite Pkwy, present the flyer to your server, and CPK will donate 20% of your check to our 2020 Mission Team.


Blood Drive & Bake Sale: TBD

Signup or drop-in and donate blood to our locate blood banks. LifeStream donates $20 to our ministry for each blood donation.

Namibia Ministry

The Potter's House CarePoint in Keetmanshoop, Namibia

Mount of Olives Church (MOO) is partnered with Christ's Hope International (CHI) to help support The Potter's House CarePoint in Keetmanshoop, Namibia. Formerly, MOO supported The Ark Keetmanshoop, which was an orphanage for AIDS affected orphans on the same property as The Potter's House. CHI has moved away from the group home model and towards the more effective CarePoint model.

It has been discovered that children prefer to live in smaller family unit settings (extended family, foster family, etc.) versus a large group setting. The children attend the CarePoint in the afternoons after school and receive the following benefits:


Physical

  • Hot nutritious meals
  • Medical evaluations and care/HIV testing
  • HIV testing and monitoring
  • Hygiene standards education
  • AIDS awareness training
  • Home monitoring to ensure safe homes with clean water, food, mattress

Spiritual

  • Spiritual mentoring
  • Face-to-face counseling
  • Robust and ongoing Bible study program
  • "Genesis Design" sexual purity training

Educational

  • Tutoring/educational tools
  • Measurement of academic achievement
  • The spread of HIV is reduced
  • Opportunity to know and grow in Christ

Through the CarePoint, children grow up to be Cycle Breakers, breaking the cycle of AIDS and its effects, and break the cycle of poverty, living longer, healthier lives. MOO practices its partnership by helping secure sponsors for the children, sending mission teams to the CarePoint to provide educational and medical assistance and helping fulfill other needs as they arise.


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Namibia Education Fund

The Namibia Education Fund provides financial assistance and Christian mentorship to about 30 teenagers and young adults in Namibia. These children grew up as siblings in the Christ's Hope International orphanage "The Ark at Keetmanshoop" supported by Mount of Olives Church, and were later placed in foster care or distant relative care when the orphanage closed and the program was redesigned in 2013. Some of the oldest children now live on their own as young adults.


With the assistance of a social worker in the country who used to be a house parent at the orphanage, the MOO Namibia Ministry started its own non-profit in Namibia called "Lives Fortified for Christ" and is able to provide the following services:

  • Regular Home Visits by the social worker
  • Financial assistance, from school supplies and winter jackets to tertiary education (trade school, vocational training, college)
  • Homework Help, Career Guidance and Christian Mentorship
  • Christian Reunion Camps
  • Spreading Love and Hope with birthday and Christmas gifts and MOO team visits in the country

Our goal is for each of these orphans to become a cycle-breaker in their world of poverty, alcoholism, and AIDS, and to become a Christian leader in their own beautiful country!


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East European Ministry

Mount of Olives partners with East European Mission Network (EEMN) to do ministry in Slovakia and Ukraine.


Mission Statement of EEMN:  We believe that our mission is founded in the Great Commission as commanded by Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20). Therefore, our task as a mission organization is partnering with you in rebuilding and equipping the Body of Christ in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.


Our Slovakia mission teams work with SEM (Fellowship of Lutheran Youth) which is a working partner in Puchov and the Vranov English camps. SEM also organizes SEMFEST - a national open air festival with Christian concerts, seminars, lectures, outdoor activities, food and games, conferences, the Perfect in Christ study program, Helping Hand - a mission driven outreach that helps and supports local and regional youth groups and Meet God, an intense Bible study and competition project.













 
Our teams also work with EVS (The Slovakia Evangelistic Center), which is an independent mission organization, related closely to the Slovak Lutheran Church, whose purpose is to spread the Gospel of the Lord throughout Slovakia in a number of ways. EVS staff are involved in translating well known English language Christian books into the Slovak language for publishing, publish Christian literature and devotionals, producing TV documentaries, Gypsy community outreach, prison ministry, running various website chatrooms and blogs with Christian teaching and facilitating yearly mission based conferences. 

Bethania Kids - India Ministry

Bethania Kids is a Christian mission bringing wholeness and hope to poor, abandoned, and disabled children in India. They provide homes for neglected and unloved children, as well as day care, tutoring, and education programs for impoverished families. For 30 years, Bethania Kids and partners in ministry throughout North America have stepped out in faith to answer Jesus’ call to share with God’s people in need and preach good news to the poor in India.


Contact Mount of Olives Member Amy Pitts for more info at amyjpitts@gmail.com