First Presbyterian Church
Corner of West Market & North Pike
Spotlight on Missions
Mission: Marion Medical Mission is an ecumenical, Christian,
front-line, hands on,
Mission: The Christian Care Center is a Christ-centered
not-for-profit ministry. They endeavor to model Christ in every
aspect of the Ministry. The desire is to serve all individuals
who have encountered a crisis pregnancy by meeting their various
needs. Spiritual encouragement, Biblical counseling, practical
assistance, baby care items, life counseling, friendship and prayers
are some of the things covered.
Mission: The Oblong Children Christian Home serves children
between ages 5 and 17 who need out of home placement for a variety
of reasons including parental illness, alcoholism, inability to
set appropriate structure and incarceration. The home provides
a Christian family model that demonstrates God's unconditional
love. The children attend public school in Oblong or the New Hebron
Christian School. They attend church services and youth activities
at local churches. The home receives no money from state or federal
agencies and is operated solely on donations from churches and
Mission: Kemmerer Village has been open for 93 years to
improve the lives of children and families. Today with the help
of your prayers and support, we are helping some of the most hurting
children in our society. Many of these children have been given
up on by society. For Many of our young people Kemmerer Village
may be the best opportunity they will have to build a healthy and
constructive life for the future.
Mission: The Crawford County Habitat for Humanity brings
families in the community in need together with volunteers and
resources to build decent, affordable housing for low-income households.
The family members have to work on the construction of the homes
to get them.
Mission: Palestine Grade School Character Education Program
has been ongoing for the past five years. The program highlights
the character traits of Caring, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility,
Trustworthiness and Citizenship. Twenty minutes of instruction
on a trait is provided each Thursday. "Caught Being Good Coupons" are
given to students caught being good. Each month one coupon is drawn
for each class and the lucky student receives a special breakfast,
certificate and a Character Education T-shirt. The program exists
solely on donations.
September Mission: Oblong Christian Children Home ( see May)
Mission: The Robinson Area Food Pantry is located in the
basement of The Otterbein Methodist Church and provides food for
families in need of assistance. Each year that number seems to
increase. During 2007, there were 3080 boxes given out to feed
10,664 people. The Pantry can use donations of non-perishable food
items, money and volunteers to help at the Pantry. John Gifford
is the President of the Board.
Mission: The Light House Mission in Terre Haute was established
in 1890 to serve the needs of transient and needy local people.
It now has expanded to include 19 counties in West Central Indiana
and East Central Illinois. They provide food, shelter, clothing
and minister to the spiritual needs of the people who come there
Mission: The December Mission contribution is being sent
to SWAN located in Olney Illinois. SWAN is a not for profit organization
that helps women and their children with shelter where they can
be safe. Counseling and information is provided while they act
as advocates for the legal rights of the person. SWAN will also
put the person in contact with other agencies that can provide
We shipped Chistmas packages for 38 children. $183 was also received to assist in shipping costs.
Another Mission Opportunity:
Nourish the Children
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