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Messiah works through other organizations to invest in certain mission projects and/or specific communities. Below are a few of the many examples of community partner relationships that we currently hold:

Service Trips
  • His Mansion — His Mansion (Deering, N.H.) is a home for troubled youth. Twelve-month residential care programs for 18-25 year-olds guide the youth in education and healing. Their mission is to glorify God by offering hope to hurting people. Students who go to His Mansion live on-site and help with many building projects and work on the farm.
  • Center for Student Missions (CSM) — Washington D.C., is, per capita, the poorest major city in the United States. The poor are not quite as obvious as they are in Los Angeles. They are hidden in the government buildings and in the parks. Therefore, the ministries in this city are not quite as centralized as in other cities. 14th Street and a corridor of poverty which surrounds North Capital provide most of our ministry opportunities. One of the most dramatic ministry opportunities is the mobile soup kitchen where students distribute food to the homeless from the back of a van in the parks. We also go to CSM in Toronto and Philadelphia.
  • Mountain T.O.P. — Mountain T.O.P. enables students to assist in meeting the physical, spiritual, social, and emotional needs of Tennessee Cumberland Mountain families. Started in 1974, Mountain T.O.P. organizes alternative spring breaks for college students desiring to put their faith into action. Through projects such as light construction and rehabilitation, painting, cleaning, and landscaping, students will experience the true sense of serving God by serving others.
  • Habitat for Humanity — Did you know that one in four people worldwide endure hardships of poverty housing? Habitat works to correct these problems. Volunteer labor and donations from the community help Habitat to build simple, decent, and affordable houses. Students work with trained individuals and the future homeowners in various locations throughout the U.S.
Service & Mission
  • Food for the Hungry — Food for the Hungry International (FHI), founded in 1971, is a Christian relief and development organization that now feeds physical and spiritual needs in more than 25 of the world's poorest countries. Messiah Teams have worked in of FHI's child development programs in both the Philippines and Uganda. Activities may included assisting in the construction of a Bible study center and a vocational school, helping in the distribution of school supplies for children, visiting a health center and school, and participating in activities with community leaders and non-government organizations.
  • Bridge Builders — Bridge Builders, Inc., is an organization committed to empowering local Christians through short-term missions. Messiah has sent teams of students to aid in Bridge Builders projects in both Ecuador and Guatemala. While there, they helped to build a school, ministered to the youth and members of the local congregations, and built relationships with the community members as they demonstrated the love of Christ in these places.
  • SEND International — SEND International is an interdenominational faith mission agency, with 500 missionaries in more than 20 countries of Asia, Europe and North America. In the Ukraine, a Messiah team spent one week in Kiev helping a local church in different areas of ministry. The our second and third weeks were spent ministering at youth camps in area towns with worship, music, drama and testimonies.
Mission Awareness Week
  • Africa Inland Missions International, Inc. — Africa Inland Mission (AIM) is a nondenominational Christian missionary sending agency serving primarily in Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean. AIM was founded in 1895 and currently has more than 850 missionaries.
  • HCJB World Radio — HCJB World Radio, the world's first missionary broadcast organization, has been touching lives around the globe for more than 70 years. Together with its local partners, HCJB World Radio now has ministries in more than 90 countries and broadcasts the gospel in more than 100 languages and dialects.
  • Touch the World Ministries — Wycliffe's mission is to assist the church in making disciples of all nations through Bible translation. Our vision is to see translation in progress among every language group that needs it by 2025. If you are interested in the worldwide ministry of Bible translation, our desire is to help you find an avenue for involvement. Perhaps you feel God calling you toward service as a volunteer, short-term or long-term member. Or maybe you'd like to support translation work through prayer or giving. Whatever your interest, we want to find a place for you.
For a more comprehensive list of mission organizations, contact Greg Anderson
 

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