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 in Eastern Europe and Honduras by sending missionaries and support.


Several Mission Trips Planned for Summer 2022


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


Give to Missions

Missions Fundraisers

E-Waste Recycling Fundraiser

Saturday, September 25

Bring items for donation to the drive-thru drop-off in The Rock parking lot at 24851 Chrisanta Drive on Saturday morning. *Please don't drop off items earlier than Saturday*


Download Flyer with Details


Oktoberfest Fundraiser

Saturday, October 23, 6:00-9:00pm

A fundraiser event with live Oktoberfest band, fun, fellowship, food and drinks. Recommended donations: $25 per adult and $6 per child. 

Download Flyer to Invite Your Friends


Register to Attend


Blood Drive & Bake Sale Fundraiser

Sunday, October 24, 8:30am-1:30pm in New Creation Center

Sign-up or drop-in and donate blood to our local blood banks. LifeStream donates $$ to our ministry for each blood donation.


Sign Up to Give Blood


Christmas Wreath Fundraiser

Purchase evergreen wreaths online - use our group code to benefit Missions Ministry.  Click here to browse and order. Contact Kimberly Flotman with questions: 949-375-3715 or flotman5@yahoo.com


Easter Breakfast Fundraiser

Easter Sunday

All are invited to join us outside on the Courtyard for a hot breakfast fundraiser. Connect in Christian Community and support this fundraiser for the Mission Trips planned for 2022.


Easter Cross Fundraiser

Email John Heinaman


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 Missions Ministry.


Garage Sale Fundraiser

Held Saturday, July 24, 2021 off-site at private residence

Thank you for your support!


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 benefits listed below. 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. 


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


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.


Give to Namibia Ministry


For more information and to find out how to get involved, contact Andrea Karsh at akarsh@uci.edu or 949-303-9788.

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!


Give to Namibia Education Fund


For more information and to find out how to get involved, contact Andrea Karsh at akarsh@uci.edu or 949-303-9788.

East European Ministry

Mount of Olives partners with Spiritual Orphans Network (previously known as East European Mission Network - EEMN) to do ministry in Slovakia and Ukraine.


Spiritual Orphans Network Connects Spiritual Orphans to the Global Family of Christ - by building relationships through Christian missions to former communist and Soviet bloc nations that Engage, Reclaim and Transform lives in Christ!


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. 

For more information or to find out how to get involved with ministry in Slovakia and Ukraine, please contact Victor Standke, victor.standke09@gmail.com

Honduras Ministry

Mount of Olives Church is partnered with BMDMI (Baptist Medical and Dental Missions International) to help support Good Shepherd’s Children Home in Honduras.


The Good Shepherd Children’s Home (GSCH) exists to provide a Christian home where abandoned, abused, and neglected children can live in a safe and clean environment; where they can receive proper nutrition; where they will be loved; where they will receive an education; and most importantly, where they will learn about Jesus Christ. 


In 2019, we sent two mission teams to GSCH, and our third, and largest team yet, was scheduled for the summer of 2020, and is rescheduled, due to COVID-19, for the summer of 2022. We sent $1300 that was raised for the 2020 mission trip to GSCH to pay to replace washing machines that had reached the end of their useful life.


For more information or to find out how to get involved with ministry at Good Shepherd Children’s Home, please contact ministry volunteer leaders: Xavier Elizarraras at xandae@hotmail.com or John Harrison at mensministries@moochurch.org.