Our Mission Partners
After the canceling of our July medical/VBS/construction trip, Clark McCullough has been in contact with our mission partner MISIUR in Lima. The communities they serve are suffering from medical/food/social crisis. We directed monies to them this spring and summer and have received good reports of food distribution in Ica, La Vizcachera, and San Genaro.
Living Water International
With the closing of all LWI mission trips to Central America, our June Honduras well-drilling trip was canceled. Cheryl Trobee arranged for us to honor our commitment to them to donate well-designated funds, which help purchase a well, along with providing job support for local LWI staff workers still drilling in local communities.
Haines, Alaska VBS
Nancy Crabb was in contact with our Haines Presbyterian Church hosts, who are dealing with the same COVID-related church limitations as we are. They look forward to offering their VBS next summer, and we plan to rejoin them then.
Kristen Wallace has maintained contact with HAAM, our local mission partner, whose programs and community support have changed drastically since March. They are looking to continue to offer food/clothing/other assistance. Holiday food drives, and toy purchase donations will happen this fall, including our annual rice bag/canned fruit and toy gift card collections.
Joe and Nancy Crabb maintain our connection with the Seafarer’s ministry at the Port of Houston, supporting the chaplains and organizing the annual Seafarer’s box ministry. Seafarer’s box donation collection and assembly begins in the fall and wraps up during the holidays.
Craig Freeman and the KH volunteers had to cease their usual on-campus mentoring with the closing of the schools, and are hoping to re-engage this fall, depending on the new academic calendar. Mentors are devising ways to attend student’s events and maintain contact during this pandemic school setting.
After a year of exploring opportunities, First Pres Kingwood has committed to engage with HoustonResponds, a region wide program for disaster relief. Bill Ford and our church team will serve our community in North East Houston. We are committed to being connected to the area’s response to any types of disaster: fire/flood/ hurricane. Our particular church will be involved with pre-disaster preparation, physical recovery at disaster sites, laundry services, food preparation and distribution, and donation collection and distribution.