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Our church has participated in 2 "Compassion Sunday" events and many families in our church sponsor children through Compassion International. It's making a proven difference in the lives of those kids and a felt difference in the lives of our families.
Sponsoring children in need is breaking the cycle of poverty. Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.
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YouVersion is a free online Bible with an emphasis on community, collaboration, and personalized content. It is also available as the Bible App on nearly every mobile phone platform. Now, no matter where they are, people can access the Bible in multiple versions and many languages. All over the world, people are using YouVersion to spend more time reading the Bible and experience it at a more personal level.
Ozarks Helping Hands
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Want to discover new ways to serve in our community? This is probably the best resource out there for finding local non-profits striving to do good in our local region.
The A21 Campaign
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When confronted with the horrific statistics surrounding human trafficking, it is easy to agree on the fact that "someone should do something." The A21 Campaign was born when the decision was made to put our hand up and be that "someone". It was a decision of ordinary people who decided to take responsibility regarding the issue of human trafficking. So with little knowledge, and a lot of passion, in 2007 we set out to make a difference.
After extensive research, planning, fundraising, more research, relationship building, a lot of learning, and a great leap of faith, we opened our first shelter for victims of human trafficking at the end of 2008.
This shelter is located in a prime destination country in Europe, Greece – and we are now able to provide trafficked victims a safe, loving, and comforting environment, access to medical care and psychological assessment, vocational training, assistance in university education, life guidance/counseling, and access to legal assistance. We work closely with police, hospitals and government officials, and are seeing justice being brought to new rescued victims each month.
While we continue to improve our restoration services in Greece, we have also been establishing relationships with key government officials and NGO's, as well as conducting a feasibility study to find the greatest needs in the Ukraine.
As the Ukraine is a source country for many victims trafficked to Greece, the expansion of work in the Ukraine will increase our ability to strategically help both at risk persons, and those who have already been trafficked. Through our Ukrainian team, we have already been able to help several trafficked victims, including the provision of much needed medical assistance. We have also begun a school program, educating at-risk students about the dangers of human trafficking and how to identify false job opportunities.
We do not claim to be the "experts" and recognize that our fight for justice has only just begun, but The A21 Campaign rings true through the famous words of Margaret Mead, "never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
The A21 Campaign stands for abolishing injustice in the 21st century. Anyone can join - everyone can make a difference.
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"Shining a light on the world of popular entertainment" is the slogan of pluggedin.com. This great resource is a way for you to review movies, music, and video games from a Christian perspective. This site takes all the "oops" or "wish I'd known about that" out of question when it comes to having a family night or purchasing movies, music, or video games for someone you love. Know what's in it before you watch, listen, or play!
Church of God Ministries
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LifeQuest Church is affiliated with the Church of God out of Anderson, IN. We would encourage you to visit their website for more information about this non-denominational church movement. To learn about what the Church of God believes, look under their "About Us" section or visit LifeQuest's "what we believe" page.
Missouri Ministries of the Church of God
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COG-A-MO (Church of God Around Missouri) includes a group of about 80 churches across the state of Missouri. One of the cooperative state-wide efforts that LifeQuest Church is most proud to be a part of is our state youth camp, Camp Sharon, at the Lake of the Ozarks. For more information about Camp Sharon, visit our "compassion initiatives" page.