LCPC is committed to supporting a variety of global partners.
African Inland Mission: Ricardo & Diamantina Matioli (Kenya and Brazil)
Graduates of South American Theological Seminary and natives of Brazil, the Matiolis are missionaries to Kenya doing outreach to Muslims, as well as development and social projects with Somalis.
More info: www.aimint.org
Casa de la Esperanza Orphanage (Tijuana, Mexico)
Home to more than 70 children, this orphanage is entirely dependent upon the voluntary support of individuals and churches. La Cañada Presbyterian Church has been involved with the orphanage for more than 15 years, sending work groups to do repairs on the buildings and spend time with the children.
Every 4th of July weekend, families camp together on the orphanage grounds and spend the days working on maintenance projects and playing with the orphanage kids. Over the years, LCPC work groups have replaced roofs, doors and windows, installed insulation and drywall, remodeled a kitchen, installed a chain link fence, made electrical and lighting improvements, and accomplished innumerable painting and odd jobs. You can join the group any 4th of July weekend.
More Info: Dan and Susie Campana, 4th of July Work Trip Coordinators
Covenant Children’s Homes
Covenant Children’s Homes create an atmosphere of love and belonging where orphaned or abandoned children live in a pastor’s home, cared for daily by the pastor’s immediate family and nurtured by the entire church as they grow up. As a result, they gain a solid foundation emotionally, physically and spiritually and break the cycle of poverty.
A Covenant Children’s Home includes:
• A church home with parents – a local pastor and his family.
• A family-style living environment with five – ten brothers or sisters.
• An English speaking education in order to learn your way out of poverty.
• Daily discipleship and worship, growing in a relationship with God.
Sean and Paige Whiting, missionaries with this organization, have been involved at LCPC since Sean grew up here.
MORE INFO: www.covenantchildrenshomes.com
Forman Christian College (Lahore, Pakistan)
Founded in 1864, Forman Christian College is a chartered Christian university with a mission to “by love, serve one another.” There are over 3000 students and over 170 faculty members at the college. Two members of LCPC, Mike and Marianne Murphy, teach there part of the year.
More Info: www.fccollege.edu.pk
Free Burma Rangers: David and Karen Eubank (Burma)
Free Burma Rangers seek to bring help, hope and love to people of all faiths and ethnicities in the war zones of Burma, to shine a light on the actions of the dictators’ army, to stand with the oppressed, and to support leaders and organizations. Their organization trains and equips people in Burma to bring positive change through acts of love and service. They also provide immediate medical assistance, shelter, food, clothing, educational materials and other humanitarian aid in the war zones, as well as to provide prayer and counseling for victims of human rights abuses and to support programs for women and children. More recently, they have taken their experience and resources to other war zones like Sudan and Kurdistan.
ICTHUS International: Don Weisbrod (Latin America)
ICTHUS International seeks to evangelize and disciple young people with Biblical truth and to prepare them for service and leadership. They help churches and organizations of all denominations in 15 countries in Latin America increase their ministry to children and youth. They provide materials, training, encouragement and organize camps so churches can be more effective in their most important mission – reaching and training of young people.
More Info: www.icthuskids.org
International Fellowship of Evangelical Students: Igors Rautmanis (Latvia).
The International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) is a community of national student movements engaging the university with the good news of Jesus. Igors’ role is to encourage the healthy development of strong national IFES movements throughout Europe, especially in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bosnia. He develops and trains leaders for evangelism and mentors future church planters. In his ‘spare time,’ he is involved in two church plants and trains small group leaders.
More Info: www.ifes.org
Interseve: Pat and Joan Krayer (Asia and the Middle East)
Interserve reaches out to the Unseen 1/4, the unengaged and the least engaged Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu peoples in Asia and the Arab World. Formerly serving in Afghanistan, the Krayers are now stationed in the U.S. where Pat is the executive director provide management, fundraising and ongoing training for their partners on the field. Joan provides member care for our partners as well as assists Pat in a number of his duties.
More Info: www.interserve.org
Light of Hope/Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship: Urgessa Biru and Telile Fikru (Ethiopia)
Light of Hope is an organization founded by Urgessa Biru to provide aid and hope to the Arssi Oromo people. Through hundreds of schools, Light of Hope spreads the love and good news of Jesus to Muslims and Christians. Schools are begun with Christian teachers in a predominantly Muslim area, then turned over the the government where they become self-sustaining.
More Info: www.pff.net
Mercy Ships/Antioch Partners: Steve and Lisa Schwind (West Africa).
Since 1978, Mercy Ships has served the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of the poor in the developing world through the use of hospital ships. With nearly 50% of Africa’s population having no access to a hospital or doctor, approximately 30,000 children die each day from completely preventable sicknesses and diseases. Mercy Ships seeks to prevent these tragedies through health care, surgery, and health education. Members of La Canada Presbyterian Church, Steve and Lisa Schwind, joined Mercy Ships in 2012 to serve alongside the poorest of the poor throughout West Africa.
Protestant Theological Seminary: Dimitrije and Cveta in Serbia
Protestant Theological Seminary educates Christian leaders in Serbia. Dmitriije develops and coaches leaders for church planting and missions, Christian publishing and theological education. His goal is to strengthen the Protestant church in the Serbian language. Offering post-secondary education, graduates represent 28 denominations and 16 ethnic groups with over 945 in active ministry.
More Info: www.ptf.edu.rs
Reaching People Far from God: David and Sharon Kealy
Reaching People Far from God supports Partner Ministries who demonstrate measurable ability to share the love of God as exemplified by the voice and hands of Jesus Christ. They work through media, village Bible studies, leadership training, placing fresh water wells, water systems and mobile medical clinic outreaches. The Kealys have been missionaries since 1987 in 72 countries.
More Info: www.rpffg.org
ScholarLeaders International (Majority World)
ScholarLeaders has sought to encourage and enable senior Christian leaders from the Majority World. Since its founding, more than 150 leaders have returned to their homes and serve the church as teachers and trainers of pastors, missionaries and evangelists in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.
More Info: www.scholarleaders.org
South American Theological Seminary: Antonio Barro (Brazil)
SATS Brazil provides students with theological and mission training while continuing to serve in their churches and in outreach among the poor. Scholarships and books for these students provide the trained leadership that the local church and outreach ministries need.
More Info: www.satsbrazil.com
Youth With a Mission – (www.ywam.org)
John & Gabriela are serving 100+ Business For Transformation or BAM (Business as Mission) enterprises. They are training, equipping, and coaching entrepreneurs living in least reached 10-40 Window countries with the purpose of bringing transformation through demonstrating the Kingdom of God through businesses that follow Biblical principles. These job creating businesses have several bottom lines: economic, spiritual, social, and environmental. They believe this a key component of reducing human slavery and exploitation. www.BusinessWithAMission.net.