-GLOBAL MISSIONS-

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Lakewood United Methodist Church Missions Program is comprised of many facets, including supporting international missionaries and projects, providing relief funds to other churches/communities in need, and sending mission teams to domestic and international locations to do various types of activities. 


Lakewood’s Global Missions Program is striving to build relationships with other parts of the Body of Christ outside our own walls. Our strategy to do this is to support missions and programs that: 

  • Train indigenous people to be Christian leaders in other countries.
  • Contain outreach and evangelistic ministries.
  • Contain ‘compassion ministries’ that provide relief to people and communities in need.  

All of LUMC is encouraged to support the Missions Program in various ways including participating in a mission team by going on a trip or sponsoring a trip participant, support the missionaries we sponsor through prayer and direct communication, participating in local projects as they come up, and other financial support. Proceeds from the sale of coffee and other fair trade items in our LakeWorld store also go to support LUMC missions.

International Projects and Missionaries

An important part of the Global Mission Program is the supporting of select international missionaries and projects/institutions. Currently we support the West African Theological Seminary in Lagos, Nigeria which is developing Christian leaders for all of Africa and beyond. Also we are excited to support two young missionaries that ‘graduated’ from Lakewood’s Youth Program; after leaving Lakewood and going on to college they felt ‘called’ by God to spread His word and now one of these missionaries is in Romania and the other is in Turkey. Lastly we support a General Board of Global Ministries missionary that serves as the Director of the Manos Juntas Ministry in the Rio Bravo – Reynosa area of Mexico.

Kenya

KENYA MISSIONS 2020 MEETING

December 8, Noon in Founders Court

At Noon on November 3rd there will be an informational meeting regarding the planned Lakewood 2020 Kenya Mission to the Maua Methodist Hospital (MMH). Contact Rick Hughes hughes.rt@att.net or Jack Aulick zjwa02@comcast.net with questions or to sign up.


Lakewood has developed a special and enduring relationship with the people of the Maua Methodist Hospital (MMH) in Maua, Kenya. The amazing people of MMH provide physical and spiritual care to the people in this community and surrounding area. Mission teams usually spend a week in Maua helping MMH with various outreach programs (AIDS Orphans, Remote clinics, etc.) and their internal needs (construction, training, etc.) Also, teams will typically spend a few days serving at another location such as a Methodist church om Nairobi. Lastly, teams will enjoy the amazing wildlife sites on a Safari somewhere in Kenya.

Mexico

Mission teams travel to the Texas-Mexico border annually to work with and financially support the Manos Juntas Ministry (Hands Together) of the Methodist Church of Mexico. Team activities will usually include a half day children's Bible school, working with the local children on a community project, helping Manos Juntas with teaching/training, construction work, or sponsoring and serving a meal to a community in need.