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Missions

As a church, we are committed to honoring the Great Commission by partnering with missionaries locally, nationally, and internationally. Our vision is based on the Acts 1:8 model, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

GO!

Each year, we support several missionaries and send our own teams to share the gospel and serve in other states and countries. This year, our teams took trips to Haiti. Seeing the mission field with your own eyes can change your worldview and help you better understand the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of people everywhere. If you are interested in going on a missions trip please contact us.

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:18-20

PRAY!

Prayer is primary to living a missional life. We find in Scripture that we should pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17) for His will on earth as it is in heaven. You can play an integral part of strengthening and encouraging our missionaries through your prayers. Join us as we lift intercessory prayers for them saints. Please contact us for more information.

 GIVE!

If you tithe at River Valley, you are already involved. The church invests 16% of contributions to local, US, and international missions efforts. However, most missionaries have financial needs beyond what they receive from their supporters and more is needed for ministries to grow. Contact us to find out how you can give to a specific need.

Some of RVCC’s Mission Trips

Tim, Alicia, and Hannah Skirvin travelled to Honduras in July 2014 on a one week missions trip. Among visiting family, the Skirvin’s also visited churches and orphanages, handing out items donated by our church. They had the privilege of giving a Honduras lady her first bible, overwhelming her with joy for the Lord. They were also able to revisit with the Honduras girl who they have been sponsoring for several years. Overall, a powerful experience! As a church, we ask that you remember Honduras in your prayers.

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In February 2014, Cheryl, Lora, and Sam missioned in the beautiful country of Haiti through Hope Missions Outreach. While they were there, they ministered to several orphanages and villages. God is really moving in Haiti and we need to remember this country in our prayers. If you are interested in going on the next missions trip to Haiti in February 2015, please contact Sam @ swatkins619@gmail.com. For more information about Hope Missions Outreach, visit their website @ http://www.hopemissionsoutreach.com

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Check out online the article written in the Madison Courier on March 19, 2014 about the February 2014 mission trip @ http://madisoncourier.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=82321&SectionID=182&SubSectionID=884&S=1

Or watch the slide show @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LzRqt2LTMY


Missions we support

ONE-BY-ONE

Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 10.55.10 AMOne By One is a Christian humanitarian organization ran by Matthew and Becky Murray from the UK. They have built their first orphanage, ‘King’s Children’s Home’, and school in Busia, Kenya. We have 42 children currently living in the home, but can accommodate many more as the need rises. Additionally we also have 63 children that attend daily for free meals and education as part of our “Homebase project”. Therefore we currently have 105 children in our care but intend to continue expanding until the whole village has been impacted. Bringing these children into a loving, Christian environment is our aim, adopting the orphans into the One By One family and teaching them about the love of God. Many of our children are orphans due to either their parents dying or due to being abandoned. The social worker’s report states that many were at risk from starvation, child labor, rape and even torture! It is truly heart breaking to consider what some of these children have endured previously. The ‘King’s Children’s Home’ has completely transformed their lives, giving them safety, stability and, most important of all, love. This is the first of many orphanages that One By One plans to build throughout the world.” For more information about One-By-One, visit their website @ http://www.onebyone.net/home/neworphanage

MISSION OF HOPE

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 10.56.28 AMMission of Hope is a non-profit Christian organization based in Haiti providing love, compassion, healing, and hope for a nation. As an organization following Jesus Christ, Mission of Hope exists to bring life transformation to every man, woman, and child in Haiti. Visit Hope Mission Outreach’s website @ http://www.mohhaiti.org/

LIGHTHOUSE MINISTRIES

Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 1.29.20 PMLarry and Dolly Meade are involved in Lighthouse Ministries in Nepal and India. Each year, they take teams hiking through the Himalayan Mountains spreading the Gospel to Buddhists and Hindus. For more information, visit Lighthouse Ministries website @ http://www.meadelighthouseministries.org

CITY OF HOPE

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 12.05.44 PMThis brand new center, located in the Park Hill neighborhood of West Louisville, Kentucky will reach over 4,000 boys, girls, women, and men. The City of Hope consists of 5 buildings that encompass the corner of Standard Avenue and Dixie Highway. Our goal is to provide a safe, clean community. The City of Hope Recovery Center exists to facilitate long-term recovery from substance abuse. Using an integrated approach to Christian healing, City of Hope Recovery Center guides you in addressing the underlying cause of your addiction and replaces your addiction with new, healthy daily living habits. City of Hope Community Centers vision is to offer the community a safe environment where everyone, regardless of age will have a safe and friendly place to receive: Nutritional supplement sponsored by City of Hope, Educational support sponsored by City of Hope, Recreational activities sponsored by City of Hope, and Cultural enrichment sponsored by City of Hope. The Lord’s Kitchen has faithfully fed the needy, 365 days a year, 7 days a week, for 22 years since the founding. City of Hope has Church Services Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and also has a Second Chance Thrift Store. For more information about City of Hope, visit them @ http://mycityofhope.com/index/

We also support several other missions and individual missionaries both domestic and international.

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