Upward Outreach serves to meet the needs of those in our community and beyond by sharing God's love and care through the distribution of goods. We aim to lift others up while keeping the focus Upward to Christ. We work with local churches, schools and outreaches for distribution, as well as distribute ourselves in the community. At this time our specific aim is to provide warm necessities to those that will be living in the elements this winter. If you would like to help by donating specific items to the outreach we are looking for: sleeping bags (winter ones especially), tents, tarps, warm hats and gloves, backpacks, thermal underwear, socks and hand warmers. We will also happily accept adult bicycles.
Help for Haiti is a Christian 501c3 organization
with a three-part mission to feed and educate
children, and to continue to support them until
they have the employment skills to secure their
future. We collaborate with strategic partners,
generous donors and our food packing volunteers
to provide meals and schooling to nearly 500
children within 2 schools in north Haiti.
Simultaneously, we work within the community
build healthy, sustainable businesses that help to
develop the local economy so that we can
provide opportunities for Haiti’s next generation
of young business leaders.
Ruach Israel; Congregation Ruach Israel seeks to
nurture a warm, caring and joyful community for
Jewish and intermarried individuals and families.
We joyfully embrace Jewish life as we grow ever
deeper in our love for and commitment to Yeshua,
(Jesus) the Jewish Messiah. Inspired by the
privilege of knowing our small yet important
place in God’s plan, we do our part to help change
the world by standing with Yeshua, Israel’s
greatest son. Rabbi Nathan helps run summer
camps for teens and young adults.
Deep River Mission provides accommodations
for church groups, and other ministry non-
profits, who are looking for a “base of
operations” in the north of Haiti. The French
House (community center) is the perfect venue
for sports mission groups, medical clinics,
Vacation Bible School activities or English
classes. They host “Grace Projects” which
include, Medical Clinics, Home Building/Roof
Repair and working alongside local adults
working to keep their road clean and teaching
In 1917 a missionary named William Cameron
Townsend went to Guatemala to sell Spanish
Bibles. But he was shocked when many people
couldn’t understand the books. They spoke
Cakchiquel, a language without a Bible. Cam
believed everyone should understand the Bible,
so he started a linguistics school (the Summer
Institute of Linguistics, known today as SIL)
that trained people to do Bible translation. The
work continued to grow, and in 1942 Cam
officially founded Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Over the following decades, Wycliffe celebrated
many milestones — from the first translation
completed in 1951, all the way to the 500th
translation completed in 2000. Around the same
time, Wycliffe adopted a new challenge — a
goal of seeing a Bible translation project started
in every language still needing one by 2025.
HELPING CHURCHES HELP PEOPLE
WE DON’T TAKE THE PLACE OF THE LOCAL CHURCH OR EXIST APART FROM IT. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE THE LOCAL CHURCHES WE ARE IN
PARTNERSHIP WITH BY PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOLUNTEERS FROM THESE CHURCHES TO BE THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS TO OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED RIGHT HERE IN THE LAKES REGION. Love INC of the Lakes Region offers a “Redemptive Compassion“ study comprised of 8 training sessions, case studies of those in need and taught in a combination of workbook materials, and short video presentations. This course is for all in our community including teachers, mentors, volunteers and anyone interesting in learning about LoveInc’s core values. This training brings an understanding of the strategy and philosophy of Love INC. “Redemptive Compassion” helps us wrestle with the biblical philosophy of truly helping others vs. enabling others along with other insights.
Aspire Women's Center offers free pregnancy confirmation and support services to those making pregnancy decisions in Laconia and surrounding areas. Our free services include pregnancy tests, ultrasound exams, nurse consultations and more.
Introducing the Jenkins Family
MVC’s newest Missionary Family we are supporting.
Tamara is from Alaska and Jeremy grew up in Senegal, West Africa (They are the son & daughter-in-law of Jay and Sue Jenkins with Wycliffe Bible Translation). They were working in Senegal for the past 4 years, but their dorm closed down due to lack of enrollment, so have joined a new ministry in Papua, Indonesia.
God moved them in the direction of serving Him overseas at a school called Ob Anggen (Good Fruit) in a village known as Bokondini in Papua, Indonesia. They will be 1 set of 5 dorm parents and their roles will be to support high schoolers physically and spiritually as they attend a Christian school with international education standards. The school's vision is that missionary and national kids would be given a quality education and we could help end the cycle of poverty throughout Papua's villages. Their hope is that these kids would gain self-confidence, a love for Christ, and true knowledge of the Gospel that they could share with their families in their villages where they do not know Christ.
Please keep Jeremy, Tamara and their three children, Jace, Reese & Josie in your prayers!.