At Grand Lake Church we seek to partner with missionaries and ministries both locally and globally so that more and more people have the opportunity to discover the hope of Jesus Christ. Here is a list of our current missions partnerships:
Good Works, Athens, OH - a community of hope for those struggling with poverty in rural Appalachia, providing biblical hospitality through shelters, residential care, job experience programs, creative volunteer service opportunities and community development in the context of Christian Community.
India Missions - helping the poor and needy in India, by providing for the children of Vidya Surabhi Matriculation School, Christ Faith Home for Children, and Seesha (Jesus Calls Ministries) all of Chennai; Devnar School for the Blind, Hyderabad; the outreach program ofthe Methodist Church in Chennai (Rev. Gladstone Joseph, pastor), and other projects/churches in India.
Grace Children's Hospital / International Child Care, Haiti - a place of healing and solace for the children of Haiti. Providing excellent medical care from professional doctors and nurses, nutritious meals, and comfort from dedicated nurses aides. Click here to see how you can help with just $1 per week!
Nyembo Umpungo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa - Mission station started in 1989 by Tom and Sharon Crowe of Alger, OH. Tom and Sharon are now retired, and the station is run by local persons, and includes a community health center, women's school, girls' school, farm and vocational education program. Purpose is to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the people.
Bethlehem Bible College, Bethlehem, Israel - to prepare Arab Palestinians to be servant-leaders in the church and society in Israel. Founded 1979; 41 graduates in 2009.
United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH - scholarship aid for a student at UTS.
World Gospel Mission, Choluteca, Honduras - Larry and Angie Overholt (of Mt. Vernon, OH) serving the people of Honduras by starting churches, children's Bible Schools, Vocational School,start-up businesses, etc. Also helping with the seminary schooling of Daniel Figueroa.
Wycliffe Bible Translators - Brian Schwartz [of Ohio] working in Davao City, Philippines as a facilities manager at Faith Academy, which provides a quality education for primarily missionary kids from kindergarten through twelfth grade.
C.A.L.L. (Community Action Life Line) Food Pantry, Celina, OH - The CALL Food Pantry exists to express the love of Jesus Christ by meeting the emergency physical and spiritual needs of those persons living in the Grand Lake/Mercer County area who need help to provide for themselves. It is a non-profit organization, assisting persons since 1990 who experience food shortages or "food insecurity."
Challenger Baseball, Mercer and Auglaize Counties, OH - Challenger baseball of Mercer and Auglaize Counties, is part of the National Little League Association. Games are held on Sunday evenings, typically the last Sunday of May through June, in various towns in the two county area. Open to children ages 5 through 18, who are mentally and/or physically handicapped.
O.U.R. Home, Celina, OH - O.U.R. (Organizations Unified for Resources) Home is a nonprofit Family Resource Center concerned with strengthening families and keeping them intact. Its primary function is to provide a central entry point through which all people of Mercer County can find and receive support during times of need.
Operation Christmas Child with Samaritan's Purse - Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. Every year St. Paul's acts as a host site to collect thousands of shoe boxes filled and sent to offer hope to children around the world.
ABWE International in Germany - Doug and Kathy McClain, living locally here in Celina, have been appointed as missionaries to Germany with ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism). Currently they are raising support to begin their mission work in Germany.