COI SPRING BREAK (MARCH) 2016 MISSION TEAMS UPDATE
WEST VIRGINIA: Christian Outreach International (COI) arrived in Flemington, West Virginia to serve the ministries and people. The team coming from Fort Worth, TX, Lake County Christian School (LCCS) have sent their students out with us internationally for about 5 years, this year adding our U.S. domestic program to their school’s mission program. The team visited homes in the area. They met many lonely people, found several practical needs they could meet and set out on their random acts of kindness. Nothing like the face of a lonely person receiving prayer, and tears in the eyes of a young person sharing God’s love with the hurting. Especially moving was the visit to Mike’s house, where the team was able to buy him a new water heater as a blessing to his house! The community of Flemington, WV has expressed to COI how blessed they are with the team from LCCS. Thanks to Psts. Rose and Tim, COI site partners there, and for Lake Country for serving in West Virginia. We look forward to many COI Teams visiting the WV site!
CZECH REPUBLIC: Christian Outreach International (COI) had a team of 24 from Lake Country Christian School, TX visit Czech and serve there for a week! They had a wonderful time at a juvenile detention center in Chrudim, Czech Republic! Lake County Christian School (LCCS) high schoolers shared how God loves, forgives and promises hope and a good future to all who come to Him. The students have also visited the local orphanage and schools in the area. They spent time interacting with the children and helping to spread God’s love for all. A very memorable trip, with lots accomplished for God’s Kingdom, and many friendships made!
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The team from Hillcrest Academy is back in Minnesota, very happy after, their great week of mission and ministry. This is a quick video of some ministry the team was able to do in a public school in the D.R. Relationships were built through this day that mission organizers are hoping to use to bring the love of Jesus into the public schools. Awesome job Hillcrest! See Video Here
April 1-3, 2016 Sarasota, FL Become aware, educated, and activated, and have fun! For information packet, or to register contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 772-778-0575
#RethinkingTraffickinginAmerica Awareness and Outreach Weekends
Christian Outreach International (COI) is arriving on Florida’s West Coast with a #ReThinkingTraffickingInAmerica Team from Florida. #ReThinkingTrafficikinginAmerica is part of the Kingdom Justice arm of Christian Outreach International, called Cause4Compassion.
The team will be learning hands on from one of our nation’s finest survivor/leader/minister and experts in the Anti Human Trafficking of Minors in our country, Dr. Brooke Bello. They will witness youth prevention programs, learn how Dr. Bello worked with our Governor to change laws concerning trafficking in our State, and help prepare the house for the girls that will be coming to live and walk through the excellent healing and recovery program there..and we will pray!
God put something inside each of us to want to make a difference…we just need to be willing and go to be trained to learn how to do it. It’s not hard. Come with us on one of these life changing, life-giving outreaches! Next..Columbus, OH, Oct. 13-16
April 1-3, 2016 Sarasota, FL
Become aware, educated, and activated, and have fun! For information packet, or to register contact email@example.com, or 772-778-0575
The beauty of the Dominican Republic stands in contrast with the physical and spiritual poverty of many on the island. Many nominally claim Catholicism as their religion but have no understanding of a personal relationship with God. The evangelical church is growing, and many are coming to know Christ as their personal Lord.
They are anxious to have mission groups come and encourage them. Medical and sports teams, vacation Bible schools, sharing at our schools, construction projects can all be part of the work God is doing in the Dominican Republic. Outreach opportunities are endless! Come join us in this exciting, very popular, mission field!
COI’s 16 years of hands-on experience pioneering Central Florida missions gives us expertise at making your Florida outreach a success! In 1997, COI started receiving teams in Indian River County. Because there was nothing like it in the area,COI’s influence in Florida grew. Our faithfulness and experience has created an impact affecting the entire region.
Over the years,hundreds of volunteers and mission teams have been blessed, serving with COI in Florida. We have found that doing outreach and community service here (domestic missions) is safe, warm, economical, fun, and a great way to touch lives in our own country!
Today, COI is building and strengthening our legacy of outreach and service in Florida. Our International HQ remains in Vero Beach. There are lots of good ministry opportunities in Florida, so we have expanded to include Orlando, and we are working on Tampa-St. Pete area for 2017.