Adding New Chapters to an Old Story
Some give by going, others go by giving, and everyone serves by praying.
On Saturday, September 22, we had a churchwide day of service. On this day, about 100 of our church members participated in nine mission projects:
Stand at the Crossroads
Community Medical Clinic of Aiken County
Soup Prep & Delivery
Shepeard Community Blood Bank
Partners in Prayer
Mwandi Mission Hospital Project Update
The American Partners met with the local board members in Mwandi, Zambia, on April 6 and 7, 2018. The main objective of the meeting was to implement plans of action to bring the hospital from a level I to a level II facility. Two main areas of improvement are the upgrading of the scope and capability of staff and upgrading of the physical facility to Level II government standards.
Upgrading facilities will require American involvement to facilitate installation of solar power to offset high power costs, and upgrading/expanding sanitized water supply to government standards. The American Board will also be instrumental in setting up physician exchanges to provide teaching personnel for upgrading staff. The solar power project is underway and equipment is being procured.
The local board, consisting of members from the United Church of Zambia, Zambian Health Ministry, the hospital administrator, and our on-site project manager. They are charged with getting the dental equipment set up and functioning, getting a fiber optic cable extended to the village and hospital to facilitate telemedicine, completing minimum requirements for Level II, and determining the feasibility of providing a Clinical Officer school at the hospital.
Our Formula For Life™ (FFL) necklace project provides urgently needed funding to help in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission for HIV-negative babies whose mothers are HIV-positive in Mwandi, Zambia. Since the project began in 2009, the total amount of money raised is now over $246,000.
FFL could really use your help, especially with selling events! The only job requirements are a smiling face and a willing heart! There are many upcoming events, including Aiken’s Makin’ (September 8 and 9). Please let the church office know if you would like to help. You can be a part of this amazing mission which is making a difference in our world!
Honduras Agape Foundation (HAF) manifests the love of Jesus Christ to the people of Honduras by providing medical and dental health care; education assistance; construction; and support for the community of believers.
For more information about Honduras Agape Foundation and its various programs, or if you have an interest in supporting areas of greatest need, please contact Tom Britt.
Click here to visit the Honduras Agape Foundation website.
Local Mission Opportunities
Thank you for your contributions!
Please leave your contributions for ACTS in the baskets in the narthex wings.
October - grits, oatmeal, cereal
November - complete canned meals (example: beef stew)
Mission: Provides temporary and emergency aid, in the name of Jesus Christ to persons in need in the Aiken, SC area
Opportunities: Receptionist, interviewer, sorting and filling clothing orders, filling food orders, picking-up furniture, working Senior Food distribution, praying for the ministry
ACTS needs volunteers!
ACTS needs volunteers in many areas: which one is right for you?
Call 803.649.3800 for more information.
Mission: Provides quality, affordable housing to partner families in need by binding together volunteers, businesses, local government, professional/social organizations, and churches.
Opportunities: Various tasks associated with construction of houses, services on various committees, various tasks at the ReStore and in the office
Mission: Dedicated to improving the quality of life for impoverished, uninsured residents of Aiken County by providing ongoing healthcare in a professional setting.
Opportunities: Volunteer pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, physicians,nurses, receptionists, (checking patients in and out, answering phones, ordering/checking medications, and data entry)
Mission: As a therapeutic childcare center serving 110 children everyday between the ages of 2 and 6, Children's Place works toward the vision of a safe and nurturing environment for every child in Aiken County
Opportunities: Reading to the children, helping with homework after school, and answering the phone
Mission: Dedicated to meeting the needs of the poor and disadvantaged in our community by first providing basic needs of food and clothing and then providing education and training in areas needed to secure and retain employment.
Opportunities: Preschool readiness; after school mentoring of children and youth ages 5-18; GED tutoring; and introduction to vocational skills (to name a few).