Friday
May242019

Summer Intern, Summer Festival and Summer Mission Trips!

This month we have tons to be thankful for and much to be excited about! We are welcoming our new summer intern, finalizing plans for our Unite Fest that brings the Body of Christ together for a day of worship and fellowship in Peoria and excited about new ministry partners that we are getting to serve already and planning trips to serve this summer!  Go to our YouTube channel (please subscribe while there)  and see some of the videos we have posted that highlight ministries we are serving on a regular basis as well. Please celebrate all of these with us and lift them up in prayer as we seek God's direction and blessing on all of these plans!
Carter Losey is joining our team!


There are so many ways that our new summer intern will be a blessing, but one that has already happened is seeing his willingness to jump in with both feet and serve wherever he is needed.  Some of us on staff have known Carter since he was a young child, so to have him join us as our summer intern is also very exciting.  He will be officially starting on June 1st, but he is already working to raise support to be able to have a part time salary (he is currently a college student studying business at Taylor University) and to cover a mission trip to Uganda in July.  Please pray and consider supporting Carter as he serves with our mission agency this summer.  He needs to raise $3,700 to cover all costs so every bit that you can share will be a blessing.

We did tell him that he won't need to dress up this much every day....
he seemed relived to find that out!


Join Us For Unite Fest 2019!

There are lot's of opportunities to get involved as a sponsor, hosting an informational booth or volunteering to help on the day of the event.  Please pray for the Lord to provide all of the needed funds and friends to pull this off and that we will give the Lord all the glory.  Also, please let us know if you want to get involved in any way. 

Having a booth at Unite Fest for your ministry or business is a very affordable way to help this great event and expose what you are doing to many within the Church.  Please contact us if you are interested in a booth or in volunteering.....we need lots of help.  You can see from the poster above that we have some amazing ministries and businesses involved as sponsors again this year allowing this to stay a free event!

See you on July 13th and please pray for great weather!

 

Check Out Our Channel

We would like to ask you to click on the link below and check out the current videos that we are sharing on our YouTube Channel.  While you are there, please subscribe to the channel and that will help you stay connected with other projects we share in the future.  

NOTE: We would love you to use all of these videos as tools to promote, equip and train others for missions. So, please feel free to use these in your church or other settings as needed!



https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpuueWKaJzYdvMi_vNkFdQw

Wednesday
Apr242019

Video Channel and Website - Opportunities to Connect!

This month we would like you to pray for some of our media tools and begin to utilize them to share and connect with mission partners all around the world.  We have been blessed to have our Communications Director Chris Brett and other volunteers travel to various locations around the world in order to produce video tools that will help our  ministry partners. We will begin to share some of those thorough our new YouTube Channel in the months to come.  Likewise, we are beginning a video series that will look in depth at some of the stories of those who have engaged with us in connecting a Timothy Culture in the Church.  These videos are part of a five study series we are developing to help cast the vision of Small World Connections and to use as a training tool for our Go Teams as they meet and prepare for future mission trips. Finally, we are including a focus on our website that provides up to date opportunities to get involved and as a place to find out more about all of our ministry partners.  Thanks for praying and supporting this work and we look forward to serving with you moving into the future.




Check Out Our Channel

We would like to ask you to click on the link below and check out the current videos that we are sharing on our YouTube Channel.  While you are there, please subscribe to the channel and that will help you stay connected with other projects we share in the future.  Currently you will be able to watch the latest video that was produced for our friends Lowell and Sheri Glick serving in Mexico, watch the first of five interviews giving some of our Timothy culture friends a chance to tell their story and also enjoy the video that we produced recently giving a group of missionaries the opportunity to share about the impact that relationships have on their ministry.

NOTE: We would love you to use all of these videos as tools to promote, equip and train others for missions. So, please feel free to use these in your church or other settings as needed!



https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpuueWKaJzYdvMi_vNkFdQw


SWC Website

Click on the link  below to check out our website.  There you will be able to find out more about the various ministry partners we have around the world and see some of what we are doing to go outside the box to serve and help others connect with them and their ministries.

Your prayer and support allows us to connect a Timothy Culture in the Church by:
  • Planning and facilitating experiences that help missionaries and expose people to their work
  • Encouraging and equipping leaders so that they can follow through on God's prompting to serve a specific ministry
  • Helping leaders recruit and train a team of people as needed to fulfill their vision for serving
  • Breaking down barriers that might keep people from following through on God's call to serve missions


Join Us For Unite Fest 2019!

There are lot's of opportunities to get involved as a sponsor, hosting an informational booth or volunteering to help on the day of the event.  Please pray for the Lord to provide all of the needed funds and friends to pull this off and that we will give the Lord all the glory.  Also, please let us know if you want to get involved in any way. 

We are also excited to announce that our headliners for the festival will be our friends
Glenn Kaiser and Josiah Williams!

See you on July 13th and please pray for great weather!

Wednesday
Mar272019

Mission Trip, Resale Ministry and a Festival...God is using it ALL!

This month we are a little late in getting out the prayer update, but that is because we have had a lot going on and wanted to get some of it into this update and share our praises with all of you.  With a great trip to the Philippines, recognition in our community for the ministry of the resale shoppes and plans for our annual festival - we are seeing God move in amazing ways.  It is such an honor to partner with all of you in this ministry and we thank you for your prayers.

 

 






Connecting in the Philippines

Our four man Go Team recently returned from a great time of ministry with our partners at GROW International and Legacy Home in the Philippines.  Our good friend Mike Bucher (Executive Director of Grow) wrote us to say thanks and we thought it might encourage you as well...

I want to thank you for all that you guys did to make the short-term missions trip happen....this is deeply appreciated.  Despite having to let go of all the planning we did with only 48 hours to go before their arrival, none of this slipped by the Lord. :)  We ended up having a great trip!  On a personal note, I was really encouraged by the team and shared with them that I actually have been refreshed because of them and feel like my batteries have been recharged in a way.  Your partnership really means a lot to us and it's also great to have met these guys and to have built some new friendships!
 
Many thanks,
Mike 


Award in the Community 

Thanks to our great God, amazing volunteers, off the charts community support and enthusiatic shoppers we have seen Helping Hands Resale Shoppes flourish in three local communities. It was an honor to accept this award from the Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce on behalf of everyone who has made this ministry such a blessing! So far we have given out over $1.2 million to local and international charities since opening our doors in 2010! Looking forward to seeing
what the future holds!


Join Us For Unite Fest 2019!

As you can see we are gearing up for another amazing day of worship and fellowship for the Body of Christ in the Peoria area.  Last year we were blessed to be part of the team planning this summer festival in the heart of Peoria at Glen Oak Park and this year we are again part of the planning team.  There are lot's of opportunities to get involved as a sponsor, hosting an informational booth or volunteering to help on the day of the event.  Please pray for the Lord to provide all of the needed funds and friends to pull this off and that we will give the Lord all the glory.  Also, please let us know if you want to get involved in any way. 

See you on July 13th and please pray for great weather!

Your prayer and support allows us to connect a Timothy Culture in the Church by:

  • Planning and facilitating experiences that help missionaries and expose people to their work
  • Encouraging and equipping leaders so that they can follow through on God's prompting to serve a specific ministry
  • Helping leaders recruit and train a team of people as needed to fulfill their vision for serving
  • Breaking down barriers that might keep people from following through on God's call to serve missions