MISSIONS

LCC supports various missionaries and ministries on an ongoing basis. Your contributions go a long way in helping support these incredible organizations and missionaries who are changing the world for God's kingdom, both locally and globally. In 2021, LCC's giving contributed a total of $70,296 to missions. Visit the attached links to learn more about our missions partners!

 

*Note: Some of the missions we support are not able to be listed online for security reasons. To learn more about these missions, please contact the church office

LCC Missions Partners

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

InterVarsity is a student-led, interdenominational ministry that longs to see students and faculty transformed, the campus renewed and world changers developed. Our purpose is to be a witnessing community on SIUE's campus made up of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord. 

Click here to view a video update from Chris on this ministry at SIUE.

Contact: Christopher Shaw

Location Served: SIUE Campus

Riverbend Family Ministries

The vision of Riverbend Family Ministries in Wood River, IL is to provide resources for smaller non-profit organizations to work together under one roof, providing families and individuals the tools they need to be self-sufficient. RFM concentrates their collaborative, holistic efforts on children, youth and families who’ve experienced trauma, most often due to violence, addiction, poverty and homelessness. 

Contact: Tammy Iskarous

Location Served: Madison County, IL

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Bond Christian Service Camp

Bond Christian Service Camp in Mulberry Grove, IL has been around for over 65 years and has enjoyed an incredible partnership with the more than 30 Christian Churches that own and oversee the ministry of Bond. Our Motto is "Where Friends Meet Jesus." Bond Camp hopes that kids of all ages create friendships that will last a lifetime and more importantly begin a relationship with Jesus that will last for eternity.

Contact: Jim Quick

Location Served: Mulberry Grove, IL

Children of Pokot Education (COPE)

COPE Ministry exists to provide a Christian education to the children of the Pokot people group in Kenya. The ultimate goal of COPE is to bring each of the Pokot children and adults to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, through Education, Evangelism, and Outreach. Since 1997, the mission has grown and developed and become a center for the community, teaching Christian beliefs and ethics. COPE is headquartered in Lincoln, IL.

Contact: Devane & Michaela Amalla

Location Served: Kenya

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Sojourn Collegiate Ministry

Sojourn is a campus ministry serving campuses in New England since 2006. They serve as a bridge from the campus to the church, building relationships with students on campus who are not following Jesus. 98% of the college campus is not connected to a church community in college; Sojourn hopes to reach students where they are - on campus. Through 2026, their goal is to help 500 students become disciple-makers who are ready to go share the Good News of Jesus with the world. 

Contact: Chris Link

Location Served: Rhode Island

Anna Ritter Mission

Anna Ritter is a missionary living in Puerto Rico with a vision to see the children that she teaches come to trust in God and his plan for their lives. Anna helps connect the families from her school to the gospel of Jesus, through fostering relationships within her church community.

Contact: Anna Ritter

Location Served: Puerto Rico

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Monterrey Christian Mission

MCM exists to follow the Great Commission (Mat. 28:18-20): GOING OUT into different communities; MAKING DISCIPLES, BAPTIZING, TEACHING, striving always to BE WITH JESUS, and bring others to BE WITH JESUS, UNTIL THE END OF THE AGES. MCM has the following ministries: 

Sandia Hospitality House and Clinic, Sandia Medical Trip, Evangelism Training in Guadalupe and Mexico City,

Puppet Ministry, and Church Planting in Mexico and Domica.

Contact: Antonio & Jenny Gomez

Location Served: Mexico

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Restore Christian Church

Restore Christian Church was planted in Highland, Illinois in the fall of 2019 by Aaron & Allison Kelso and a few faithful followers of Jesus Christ. They meet on Sundays at 10:30am at the Weinheimer Community Center in Highland and are now in their third year of ministry. Attendance runs around 45 - 50. Their vision is to be a community of Christ followers who reveal God to others (Acts 1:8) and equip His people for good Kingdom work  (Ephesians 2:10) - to be a spark that ignites the restoration of Highland.

Contact: Aaron & Allison Kelso

Location Served: Highland, IL

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North Burma Christian Mission

Jeff & Mary Silkwood are missionaries to Thailand through North Burma Christian Mission, working to reach Thai nationals through Evangelism, Church Planting, and Discipleship. Jeff was born and raised in Chiang Mai, Thailand and partners with national pastors to disciple their congregations and facilitate indigenous church planting efforts.

Contact: Jeff & Mary Silkwood

Location Served: Thailand

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Liberty Visions Learning Center

Prince and Chipo Makaya and family are Zimbabweans from Southern Africa serving as missionaries in Kenya, East Africa. They are the founders of Liberty Visions Learning Center, a primary school of 142 students and 11 staff members based in the Nairobi slum of Mji Wa Huruma (Village of Mercy). The aim of the school is to provide quality education and support to low income students while introducing the children to Christ. LVLC is supported entirely by donations from friends of the ministry. The school offers volunteer opportunities to friends interested in community development and education in poor communities.

Contact: Prince & Chipo Makaya

Location Served: Kenya

Feed My Starving Children

As a Christian nonprofit organization, Feed My Starving Children is called to feed God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit. Feed My Starving Children meals are produced by volunteers at MobilePack events throughout the United States, including right here in Edwardsville, IL at Leclaire Christian Church. With God’s help we will work together with organizations and ministries across the globe to end hunger.

Contact: LCC Office

Location Served: Worldwide

African Vision of Hope

African Vision of Hope is a Christian organization committed to bringing immediate and lasting solutions to children and families living in extreme poverty. AVOH confronts the root causes of poverty by providing opportunities to be educated, grow up healthy, develop leadership and economic skills and learn about God’s love. Every AVOH program is built on a Biblical perspective with an emphasis on building relationships and making disciples. All teachers are trained in Christian education, providing students with a Biblical worldview.

Contact: Bob & Judi Bertels

Location Served: Zambia

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Second Missionary Journey

James & Kristin Amos live with their three children in Kenya, on a compound that includes a church, an orphanage, and a primary and secondary school. Kristin is the founder and director of Awaken Love International, the U.S. branch of Awaken Love for Africa, a UK.-based ministry. She works in concert with them to clothe, feed, shelter, educate and provide medical care for over 600 children. James is a minister with a passion for sharing the Gospel and making disciples. He is in the process of establishing a Missions Mobilization Center — a “university on wheels” —to train African missionaries and church-planters. Together, he and Kristin are following the Holy Spirit to go wherever called to share the Gospel and make disciples.

Contact: James & Kristin Amos

Location Served: Kenya