As a church and as individual members, we sponsor and support children who live in the House of Abraham, a boarding house for orphaned or at risk children in Jacmel, Haiti. There are currently 13 children in the house and 9 staff members that assist with education, love, and spiritual guidance. These children were taken from their situation in life and are being taught in a way that in their own way they will be great Christian leaders and examples in their community. It was started in 2011 by Fenel & Mirlande Bruna. Fenel had lived in Celina for 2 years while studying Intensive English at Wright State University. When referring to “coming home” – Mt. Tabor and Celina is it.
C.A.L.L. Food Pantry
CALL Food Pantry serves residents of Mercer County in need of food & clothing. We accept all food items and personal care items. We have a walk-in freezer, a walk-in cooler and a large warehouse to store non-perishable items.
To provide opportunities for Followers of Jesus Christ to reach-out in God’s Power to demonstrate God’s love as they serve the poor, widows, orphans, those who are hungry, those who are thirsty, those who need clothes, those who are sick, those who are in prison and those who are strangers. Jesus said “Go and make more disciples” (Matt 28:19) Let’s GO!
C.A.L.L. Food Pantry Location Becky Fullenkamp, President
“CALL” stands for
Community Action Life Line
420 N Brandon Ave, Suite B
Celina, Ohio 45822
Pastor Gary King, Treasurer
Barb Carpenter, Recording Secretary
Pastor Rick Brosher
Pastor Randy Christian
Pastor Tim Clutter, Executive Director
C.A.L.L. Food Pantry
Becky Fullenkamp, President
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love. This program of Samaritan’s Purse provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on mission’s project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas: Jesus Christ. For more information about this amazing ministry, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
National Collection Week is November 17-24, 2014, but you may send completed boxes year-round to their headquarters:
Operation Christmas Child
P.O. Box 3000
801 Bamboo Road
Boone, NC 28607
Upon graduation from Huntington University (Indiana), Chad and Doris Shellabarger followed the Lord’s call to serve in Detroit. From the outside it may seem like a dark place, but God’s Light shines even brighter here! Pray for more laborers in this plentiful harvest.
Chad Shellabarger is the Program Director at YouthWorks-Detroit, a non-profit organization serving the youth in Detroit.
YouthWorks – Detroit
Equipping youth for the fullness of life since 1995.
YouthWorks-Detroit equips youth to love God and others through a life of Christian service and leadership. We serve as a bridge, uniting Christians from different cultures and traditions. John 17:21
Bezalel Project – Bezalel Project is an after-school academic, arts, and leadership training program serving children in grades 2-8. Participating students will also have the opportunity to display artwork and perform at our Art Shows or in “The Storefront.”
Detroit Summer Outreach (DSO) – College-age youth have the opportunity to spend a summer set apart for the Lord in the city. They receive Christian formation and share life while serving Detroit’s youth through EdifYouth and the StreetTeam Leadership Program, as well as the Bezalel Project and Mercy Team.
EdifYouth – In collaboration with Cornerstone Schools, DSO interns receive the opportunity to conduct an exciting Vacation Bible School for students. In the autumn and spring this program conducts retreats for Cornerstone Middle School. This spring we had the opportunity to serve a former Cornerstone School by offering a Christ-centered after-school program.
Gospel Lords – “Realizing our identity as children of God we shall seek to live our faith each day in a practical way.” This is the foundation of our youth group, “Gospel Lords.” Throughout the year the youth meet in small sharing groups which provides a way for them to share about their relationship with God and to encourage and support one another.
StreetTeam Leadership Program – This two month summer program provides Detroit teens with mentoring, job training, summer work, outdoor adventures, and leadership development. It also offers interns a very formative and unforgettable leadership experience.
Urban Encounter – Throughout the year, groups of University students and adults from outside the city are invited to come into the heart of Detroit for a mission experience. By serving and being served, Detroit residents and Urban Encounter missionaries have their hearts changed and eyes opened to more of what God is doing in His kingdom. Each group participates in home improvement projects for low income residents, contributes at homeless outreaches, and is challenged to grow in relationships, faith, and love for others.
Tabitha and Devin Dillinger will take a position with Churches of God Cross Cultural Ministries in July of 2014 at the Hoogan Nizhoni Church near Gallup, New Mexico.
They will be working with the youth and children’s ministries in the church. The church is not on the Navajo reservation, but it is very near and all of the members are Navajo and many live on the reservation. They will be self-supporting, in that Tabitha will be working in an Indian Health Hospital. The conference is providing their housing and utilities. It is very much like a third-world country within the United States. Keep them in prayer.
Mt. Tabor Church of God works with community members from the Rockford area to provide Christmas gifts for local children who may not receive much for Christmas.