John 21: 17: Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?"
He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you."
Jesus said, "Feed my sheep."
MIPC's Mission Committee is a very active committee! We plan events to fundraise for our chosen mission projects, we embark on mission trips both in and out of the U.S.A., and we meet monthly to determine where to focus our energies. Here are some of our favorite projects:
Madagascar–We have wrapped up out third year of our three-year commitment to Madagascar. Please continue to pray for the people of Madagascar, our PCUSA partner church—The Church of Jesus Christ “FJKM,” and our mission co-workers Dr. Daniel and Elizabeth Turk and Jan Heckler. Dr. Turk focuses on a fruit tree project and agriculture while his wife works in the medical field specifically targeting HIV/AIDS. Jan Heckler’s work is in the field of education/training teachers--“Teaching Methods That Really Work.” Our most recent update can be found here.
Matthew 28 Orphanage in Bohoc, Haiti – MIPC has supported this orphanage, operated by Hein Vingerling, for several years. We contribute financially, our crafting groups make clothing for the children, and we sent a hands-on mission team in 2013. Hein regularly updates us on progress at the orphanage. Thank you for your care and dedication.
Family Promise – This is a program helping families transition from homelessness to independence. (Click here for their website.) MIPC partners with Riverside Presbyterian and Grace Methodist to furnish meals and chaperone families. Would you like to participate in these very rewarding experiences by either providing and serving a meal or chaperoning? If so, contact the church office for more information.
Children's Hunger Project – This local mission purchases, packs and delivers food packages to Brevard schools each Friday, for children who may not have food to eat on the weekends. During the summer, CHP partners with the United Way "Feed & Read" program so that needy children continue to receive food throughout the summer. Visit thechildrenshungerproject.org for more information about this wonderful program.
Central Brevard Sharing Center provides emergency assistance to those in our community who are struggling to obtain life’s most basic needs. Our ongoing canned food drive benefits this worthy program. Please bring canned goods whenever you are able and leave them in the box in the Narthex. These will be delivered to and gratefully accepted by the Central Brevard Sharing Center. Visit sharingcenter.org for more information.
2 Cents Per Meal – On the second Sunday of every month, your donations can be placed in one of the cans in the narthex or in the specially marked pew envelope. These funds go to local, national and international hunger programs. Cans for your family to take home are available so that your change can conveniently be dropped in the can each day. What a wonderful habit to develop to help feed the hungry!
Mission Development Committee of Central Florida meets quarterly to update progress on Air Guatemala, Society of St. Andrew, Second Harvest. You can find our most recent updates on these programs here.