What is Caring Closet?
Caring Closet is an outreach that PCC
organizes and implements with Mt. Carmel Elementary Schools for underprivileged school-aged children in Wabash County.
This particular event is only for those who are entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.
What do the children receive at the event?
Each child will be given 1 pair of jeans, 1 pair of shorts, 2 shirts, 5 pairs of underwear, 5 pairs of socks, 1 pair of shoes, 1 backpack, school supplies, health and beauty products, and a Bible. The gym is transformed into a shopping mall so the kids have the experience of "shopping" for their back to school supplies.
When is Caring Closet?
Caring Closet is always the first Saturday of August.
Where does the money come from to sponsor Caring Closet?
Caring Closet is funded 100% through donations. Anyone who feels it is God's will for them to donate is welcome to help in one of two ways.
1. You may donate by purchasing all supplies per child. The Caring Closet committee will have cards with sizes for a particular child that you will need to use when purchasing items.
2. If shopping is not your thing, no worries, the committee also accepts dollar donations, and then the committee will shop for the items before the event. All donations should be turned in no later than the end of June.
How many children did the Caring Closet serve last year?
Caring Closet served approximately 300 children last August.
Each year we continue to grow this outreach through God's blessings!
Casas por Cristo exists to open the door for local pastors and churches to share the love of Jesus Christ by serving.
What we do
Our mission is to build and serve.
We are builders. That’s who we are. We build homes for families that need to be reminded that Jesus loves them. We build relationships between volunteers, families, and pastors that would otherwise never have met. We strive to build the Kingdom of God by partnering with other local churches and ministries, leveraging their influence and history within the communities we serve. We strive to build opportunities for growth by creating structured experiences that cause our volunteers to be stretched beyond their comfort zones.
Through this building process, God allows us to interact with our teams, local families, pastors, churches, vendors, and fellow missionaries. We do not want to take any of these interactions for granted. We believe that these are unique opportunities presented to us by God to serve each other.
Who we are
We began building homes along the U.S. / México border in 1993, first in Ciudad Juárez. We have since expanded to Ciudad Acuña, México; San Raimundo, Guatemala; and Santiago, Dominican Republic. To date, we have provided over 5,000 families with homes. We are dedicated to meeting the physical need of better housing as a way of also meeting the spiritual need for Jesus Christ.
Casas por Cristo is primarily comprised of support-based missionaries. Each staff missionary is responsible for raising the majority of their salary. Most support comes in the form of donations from friends, family, churches, and team members. In addition to leading teams of volunteers through the building process, staff missionaries are responsible for administrative duties that allow the ministry to function.
Our Pastors Board
The Casas por Cristo Pastors Boards are comprised of nearly 150 pastors who live and work in México, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. These dedicated pastors meet monthly to worship together, encourage one another, and submit home applications for approval. Each pastor is personally responsible for visiting with the recipient family before and after they receive a home. This process is an opportunity to spread the Gospel and make disciples.
Our Board of Trustees
Our Board is comprised of individuals from all over the U.S. and Canada.
To Learn more about Casas por Christo please visit their site.
What is Hope Pregnancy
Hope Pregnancy and Resource Center of Mt. Carmel, IL is a Christian, pro-life ministry proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ that exists to provide practical, emotional, and spiritual assistance and referrals to women, men, and children who face unplanned issues before, during, and after pregnancy.
Hope Pregnancy and Resource Center
612 N Market St, Mt Carmel, IL 62863
Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. The mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son. The organization serves the church worldwide to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our Parkview representative is Judy Majors.
For more information on Samaritans Purse visithttps://www.samaritanspurse.org/
Transforming communities among the unreached by planting biblical churches
Born out of extraordinary prayer, we partner with the global church to mobilize, train, and coach qualified workers in the implementation of the fruitful practices of church planting movements
*Our Team Expansion family currently consists of more than 320 full-time adult workers
serving in 48 countries in 72 distinct church planting projects
*So far we've seen God use our efforts to plant over 300 churches, with over 11,400 individuals baptized into Christ.
*Those 320 workers have over 200 children and are served by approximately 360 volunteer
Representative Elders and 180 volunteer Forwarding Agents.
*Last year, more than 5,600 people and more than 1,200 churches donated something to a Team Expansion project/ministry last year.
*On average, every Team Expansion worker (or family unit) has 200 prayer warriors who have joined them in regular intercession for their ministry. (180 units times 200 = 36,000 people!)
So you can see, that God has brought an astounding number of 43,860 people together for a very specific purpose to accomplish some very exciting things for His glory."
For more information on Team Expansion visit https://teamexpansion.org/
What is Safe Haven?
Safe Haven of Mt. Carmel Illinois, Inc. is a private (non-state funded) temporary Emergency Shelter for homeless women and their children in the greater Wabash County Area of Southeastern Illinois.
Safe Haven strives to offer spiritual, physical, and emotional support while providing a safe place to reside while women and their children transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
They hope to help women help themselves by providing them the tools and skills necessary to improve the quality of their lives.
*To transition more women from homelessness to self-sufficiency
*To collaborate with other organizations to assure the continuity of services.
*Provide excellent training in various areas to staff and community members.
By continually reaching out to those in need with the love of Christ, Safe Haven strives to educate the greater Wabash County Area about the true nature of homelessness in our community as they advocate for their clients and increase awareness about the issues that impact the lives of homeless women and children in our communities.
213 West 3rd Street
Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863
To Contact: (618)-262-2677
Office Hours are from 8am-2pm, Monday-Friday.
Oil Belt Christian Service Camp for over 70 years has provided young people and their Churches with an experience that encourages them to follow Jesus Christ! The mission of Oil Belt is to 'make disciples of Jesus Christ through the teaching of God's Word'. The camp experience enables a strong environment to lead students to Jesus' love and grace.
Check out Oil Belts Site for more info
Christian Mission to the Orient is a non-profit Christian
organization serving in Thailand.
CMO is a mission agency of the Independent Christian Churches
/ Churches of Christ .
What is the Mission?
CMO was established for the following purposes:
1. To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and establish churches among the peoples of South East Asia
2. To train church leaders for South East Asia.
3. To promote the publication of Christian literature and the translation of
scripture into local languages.
For more information visit the CMO websitehttp://www.cmothailand.net/
Visit the website https://stlchristian.edu/
From its inception, St. Louis Christian College has provided Bible-centered higher education to equip men and women as leaders who impact the world for Christ. The College was founded to meet the ministry needs of the St. Louis region. In June 1956, three St. Louis ministers met to discuss a common concern: the need for leadership in the churches of the St. Louis region. Luther Perrine, Hubert Burris, and Vernon Newland reviewed the evangelistic decline of the previous quarter century and proposed to found a Bible college as a "center of evangelism" for the St. Louis region. Out of that proposal, St. Louis Christian College was established.
In the first year, faculty responsibilities were distributed among 11 ministers. Nineteen students enrolled. In the following years, full-time teachers were appointed and an 11.5-acre campus was secured at the present location.
St. Louis Christian College has attained accreditation with the American Association of Bible Colleges and has enjoyed growth in facilities, faculty, enrollment and influence while striving to achieve the mission of equipping men and women to impact the world for Christ.