St. Andrew’s Family Shelter – Hugo
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We are supporting the St. Andrew’s Family Shelter, and will be volunteering the week of August 18th through the 24th. Below is the sign up sheet

St. Andrew’s Volunteer Sign-up Sheet

If you choose to volunteer at St. Andrew’s, you must complete and Application Form, Background Check Authorization, and watch a short video from Safe Gatherings. All three items are accessible below:
 
 
 
Safe Gatherings Video:
 
Once you have completed the video and the application/background check, please forward it to the office at office@foresthillsumc.net, and I will process it. Thank you! We look forward to working with St. Andrew’s on this project for some time to come….

 

Dulac Mission Trip Dulac Mission Trip

Annual adult mission trip to Louisiana. Next year’s trip will be February 24 to February 29, 2020.  
 
 
We are collecting Cleaning, Hygiene, and School kits to take with us.  Please click on the following link to see each kit and what’s needed.
 
 
 

Youth Mission Trip

2019 Mission trip to Alaska! For youth who have completed the 7th grade through high school and adults doing mission work and fun events.
 
 
See Cassi Betker or email youth@foresthillsumc.net for more information!
 
Missionaries:
 
2/5/19 Update:
We felt God’s help this week!

 

 

 

 

  • in a one-hour interview with the migration police as part of our residency application (Tim was able to answer questions such as “When is our President’s Day?” and “Why didn’t you choose Islam?”)
  • to serve people in our home each day — e.g. I had cooked a big meal of rice and chicken tonight expecting 2 extras for our meal, but a family of 3 stopped by last minute as well with an emergency. This leftover food was enough to send with them when they urgently needed food! 

Would you please pray for more?

  • Our extra visitors came over for prayer. The man’s mother was hit by a car, and she broke 7 bones. She is in intensive care – please pray for her healing! Pray for them to meet Jesus. 
  • Thursday we will start a new home group B. study with 5 couples. We don’t know them very well but have been acquaintances for years. I’m nervous – though I love it, hosting overwhelms me at times, and it’s hard to lead in another language. Please pray for our family as we host and facilitate. We will do this study weekly through May. Pray for unity in the group as we all get to know one another better.

We have stepped into a new season – a really good one, but not without a fight! He is worthy. THANK YOU for standing with us.

(As I write, Tim is on a call with some folks in America hoping to set up a songwriting workshop here for locals. You could pray for that too!) 🙂

 
We have adopted the “Tim and Kristina Lewis” (alias names) family, serving in central Asia. We cannot provide their real names, as it is illegal to be a Christian missionary in the area they are serving.
It is illegal to be Christian missionaries in Kazakhstan, so we are unable to reveal their pictures.
 
Tim and Kristina are husband and wife, and have four children. Their missions work includes providing education and discipleship among the unreached in central Asia. They work through World Venture, and they have been working in Kazakhstan for 11 years.
 
Most of their work is done in their home, as they open it to their neighbors for meals and discussion that leads to talk about the message of Jesus.
 
Their desire is to see God establish and grow his church in central Asia, by changing how people see Jesus Christ.  Their long term mission is to see Central Asian families transformed by Christ into having a biblical worldview that changes not only their own lives, but society as well.
 
If you would like to help support Tim and Kristina financially, you can give or sign up to be a monthly sponsor through our website here, or at World Venture, instructions above. Central Asia has historically been closely tied to its nomadic peoples and the Silk Road. It has acted as a crossroads for the movement of people, goods, and ideas between Europe, Western Asia, South Asia, and East Asia. It i an extremely large region of varied geography, including high passes and mountains, vast deserts, and grassy steppes.
 
Islam is the religion most common in the Central Asia Republics. The form of Christianity most practiced in the region is the Russian Orthodox Church.
 
Emails can be sent to the family at someday@freckletune.net
 
Update 11.30.18:
 
Our church’s missionary family received enough funding to return to their important work in Kazakhstan. After celebrating Thanksgiving with family, they flew out of Chicago on November 27th. Their missionary work is a ministry of hospitality, music, prayer and teaching. Please continue to pray for them during this transition. They ask for specific prayers that they would be able to secure permanent residency in Kazakhstan.
 
Setting up a one-time gift or financial commitment for our Missionairies
through World Venture:
 
Online:
 
Set up an account at give.worldventure.com
Click on “Secure Worker Giving”
Type Tim and Kristina Lewis
 
Your gift will go directly to the “Lewis family” (Using alias to protect their identity. Gifts given are under aliases as well).
 
By Mail:
 
Make checks payable to WorldVenture. Write #683 in the memo line and send to:
20 Inverness Pl E
Englewood, CO  80112-5622
 
By Phone:
 
Call WorldVenture (720)283-2000 option #6