If you happened to be out at the Southern Park Mall last Saturday you might have seen this bright red table cloth and fun people sitting at it. Thats because Victory Compassion Ministries is blessed to be the highlighted Charity of the month at Chick-Fil-a in the Southern Park Mall in Boardman. Then Sunday night we also got to take part in Niayana's Second Sundays - Jazz In The City event!
We are so thankful to be a part of the amazing community that is Youngstown, OH and all that God is doing here. Our heart is to truly love people with the compassion of Jesus and bring them into who they are called to be in Him. God is up to something in our hometown and we can't wait to see it and be a part of it!
So, "what does being the higlighted charity of the month mean?" you ask?? Great question! :) For the next two weeks if you print off the below card you get a FREE upgrade on your fries and drink with your meal, and Victory Compassion Ministries is blessed with 15% of every card that is turned in.
And as always - thank you so much for all of your support! Without you, we could not reach the world!
What is Crisis Response International?
“In the last several years, our nation and the nations of the earth have experienced a steady rise of natural disasters, crises, and calamity on a scale never seen before. As the world spirals into uncertainty, it is time for the church to arise! There is no need to helplessly watch another disaster come and go. Now is the time to get your family and community prepared to be a place of refuge and hope. Now is the time to get trained and mobilized so you can reach the Harvest in the midst of crisis. Crisis Response International equips and mobilizes mercy missionaries and church volunteers to respond to crisis and disaster situations around the world. It is our joy to bring the hope, love and power of Jesus Christ to the darkest corners of the earth. “
(From Crisis Response International’s website.)
VCC has joined this incredible movement of people and has deployed teams all over Ohio, the U.S and around the world. In May of 2015, our team leader of CRI, Pastor Dave Drespling actually joined a team in Kurdistan Iraq to minister to the hurting of this incredibly broken and volatile nation. His story was actually on the front page of New Castle News. Follow the link here to read his story.
YOU can get involved too! Whether you have prior training or no training at all, there is a place for YOU to jump in and help when the need arises. Join the CRI team of Victory Christian Center and see what it’s all about! Missions is the essence of Gods heart. To love and help the broken and hurting is exactly what Jesus did, and you can do it too!
The team will be joining a special week of training in Madison, OH from September 20th-26th. For more info, please check out the CRI website by clicking here.
Victory Compassion Ministries is sending a team to Kaliningrad, Russia on July 17th-28th and we need your help! We are collecting a list of items to take for the summer camp we will be hosting with Change30, an organization that supports Russian orphans.
If you would like to get involved, please Join with us by purchasing, donating and bringing these items to the Victory Compassion Ministries booth by Sunday, July 6th 2014.
· Deflated Kickballs
· Hand Air Pump
· Tug of War Rope
· Water Balloons
· Duck Tape (Bright Colors)
· Volley Ball Net
· Twister Games
· Jump Ropes
· Uno Card Games
· ‘24’ Card Games
· 50 Composition Notebooks
· Mixed Candy (No Chocolate)
· Rubber Ducks
· Kids Craft beads
· Beading String for Necklaces
· Balloon Animal Supplies
· Beach Balls
· Kid-Friendly Stickers
· Kids Play Parachutes
· Blow up kiddies’ pool
· Mini squirt guns
· Bible coloring books
Thank you so much for supporting us and most importantly, for your prayers!