world missions

We are currently supporting several foreign mission works. They include Honduras, Jamaica, India, Guyana, Africa, and several others through World Bible School. Each year our members organize mission trips to these areas and also raise funds to support them throughout  the year. Jesus said in Matthew 28:19 to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We take this commission seriously and are always seeking to spread the Good News abroad. 


 

jamaica

Jamaica 2016


July 21-30, 2016, 15 people from two countries, three states and 6 congregations joined together as a team to go to Linstead, Jamaica. We had three ladies trained to do a modified medical mission, taking blood pressure, glucose testing and eye exams (Lorie Kirk, Ann Hartley and Tracie Stewart). Michelle Sole registered the people who came for the medical services. We had three Bible classes for Vacation Bible School: pre-school taught by Angelica Hickerson, with Pam Conger and Naschene Richards as helpers; 7-11 year olds taught by Meghan Hickerson, Rebekah Jones and J.T. Stephens; and the teen class taught by Dan Cooper with Sarah Hickerson and Thomas Palmer as helpers. We went "door knocking" and set up seven Bible studies. However, because it rained from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday we could only do Bible studies with those who came to the community building for the medical services. We served 39 people from the community and conducted 27 Bible studies that resulted in three baptisms. In addition to VBS, the medical services and Bible studies, we had worship services every night from Sunday through Thursday. Our attendance for VBS and worship services doubled from Monday to Thursday. Greg Kirk and Mary Ann Thorn co-directed the mission campaign.

guyana

One of the world missions ministries at the Belpre Church is the International Mission Force to Guyana, South America. Guyana, meaning "Land of Many Waters," is the only English speaking country in South America and located on the northeast coast. This gently rolling, tropical country 350 miles north of the equator is streaked with massive rivers and waterfalls. Guyana is twice the size of Ohio with only 750,000 people, most of whom are Africans, Amerindians, Asians or continental Indians who live along the Atlantic Coast. Almost 80% of the land is still forested and unexplored. The major Christian denominations are Catholic, Pentecostal and Seventh-Day Adventists, but there are sizeable segments of Muslims and Hindus as well. In 2004, the church was started in Ituni, a virtually abandoned bauxite mining town of about 1,000. 


Each year a team is assembled for a one to two week trip, which is generally scheduled in early March. The team works with Churches of Christ in Region 10, which encompasses the town of Linden, the second largest town in Guyana, and surrounding areas which include Ituni, Rosckstone, Amelias Ward and other locations in the interior. The main focus is to preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and to encourage the brethren in the local churches. 

ituni church of christ- guyana