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
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
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
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
Pioneer Bible Translators of Ukraine
Pioneer Bible Translators of Ukraine is a partner organization of Pioneer Bible Translators. They seek to mobilize the churches in Ukraine and the former Soviet Union to serve the Bibleless and the unreached.
Contact: Pioneer Bible Translators
Location Served: Ukraine
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
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
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