In Chuck Colson’s book, Loving God, he states: “The church does not draw people in; it sends them out. It does not settle into a comfortable niche, taking its place alongside the Rotary, the Elks, and the country club. Rather, the church is to make society uncomfortable.” (page 222)
Although church programs are good and needed to edify believers, Jesus told us in Matthew 28 to go and make disciples. One program MACC uses to fulfill this command is Mission Macomb.
Mission Macomb organizes mission trips right here in our town that allow our church family to use their God-given gifts and talents to reach our community. While painting homes, repairing roofs, and building fences, MACC members reach out to those in need in Macomb. Jesus shows us examples such as this in the New Testament-meeting the physical needs of the people allowed Him to meet their spiritual needs.
Campus Students for Christ (CSC) – CSC is a Christian student-housing facility ministering to the Western Illinois University community. The group provides worship services, Bible studies, and Christian fellowship to area college students.
CSC Ministers: Barry Reed, Avery Lejeune, Christi Reed, Amy Grimberg
1545 Riverview Dr.
Macomb, IL 61455
LaMoine Christian Service Camp (LCSC) – LCSC has provided a wholesome, Christ-centered camp experience for youth and adults in the West Central Illinois area for over 70 years. The new retreat center is a welcome addition to the camp and provides opportunities for Christian gatherings all year long. Camp Director: Gordon Blankenship
Contact LaMoine Christian Service Camp
2760 E. County Rd. 1600
Tennessee, IL 62374
ACM International (formerly African Christian Mission)
Howard and June Crowl, Nairobi, Kenya – The Crowls have served in Africa as missionaries for over 55 years, working in every level of church planting and leadership training, first in Zaire and now in Kenya. The Crowls are truly an awesome example of commitment to God and His Kingdom.
Contact the Crowls
Howard and June Crowl
c/o David & Dora Crowl, Forwarding Agent
P.O. Box 181, Catlin, IL 61817-0181
Kris’s Kids Kare , Nairobi, Kenya – Chris Crowl has served over 35 years with ACM International. She cares for HIV babies that have been abandoned or are not adoptable.
Contact Chris Crowl
c/o Sheila Piper, Forwarding Agent
4726 IL Hwy 1, Paris, IL 61944-6868
World Outreach Ministries
Ahadi Boys, Nairobi, Kenya – Aimee works with the Ahadi street boys in Niarobi, teaching them not only how to read and write, but sharing the love of Jesus with them.
Contact Aimee Crowl
Aimee Crowl 205
P.O. Box B
Marietta, GA 30061
Pioneer Bible Translators – Nathan and Lindsay Davenport have a great burden on their hearts for the 800 language groups in Papua New Guinea, 400 of whom are now living without God’s Word in their language. Their work is to recruit Bible translators and/or literacy specialists to put “God’s Talk” in each nation’s language.
Contact Nathan and Lindsay Davenport
c/o Stephanie Downing
106 Drew Court
Catlin, IL 61817
World Mission Builders was founded by Ed Thomas, Baxter Springs, KS in 1975 and has built over 230 churches or para church buildings both foreign and domestically since 1975 in 88 countries. World Mission Builders’ mission statement is to put Permanence in Missions.
Ed Thomas is in charge of overseas projects such as those in Haiti, Philippines, Honduras, Africa, Mexico and VietNam.
In 1999 R. Joe and N. Fae Wilson joined the ministry of World Mission Builders as the domestic coordinator. Joe is responsible for planning, recruiting volunteers, fundraising and the building of the domestic projects.
Mioche Rock, Pasteur and Founder of Friends of Christ Haitian Ministry highlights some of several outreaches provided to help the people of Bouyaha and Pignon, Haiti. If you would like more information about how you might become involved in this ministry through work groups, support, or teaching some of the skills mentioned please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.