Thursday, December 8, 2016

Missions


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At One Heart, we believe that every Christian is called to be a missionary. In fact, as Christ’s followers, we are missionaries by design simply because we are indwelt by His Spirit, and His heart compels us to complete the work He started. As His HEART (Hands Extended and Revealing Truth), Christ is relying on us to reach the world around us – locally and globally – with the truth of His saving grace. As a Missions Ministry, we are committed to pursuing Christ’s passion for reaching the lost and ministering to those in need. Currently, our church partners with several local ministries and our members support them through service projects, volunteer time and material donations. In addition, we have strong relationships with churches in several countries including Romania, Ukraine, Argentina, Guatemala, Tanzania, Honduras and Italy. One Heart members make yearly short-term trips to these locations and God continues to move in mighty ways! For more information about missions opportunities, contact Chester Whisonant, Missions Pastor.

UPCOMING MISSIONS MINISTRY EVENTS
Foster Care Christmas Collections
On the Sundays of November 13, 20, & 27, OHC will be collecting items to support our foster care community during the holiday season. Connie Coles will be collecting pajamas in various sizes, and Ari Mathe’ will be collecting Christmas gifts and financial donations for specific families. Both ladies will be at a table in the lobby on these dates to distribute pajama size assignments & Christmas wish lists. Please see them for details!

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MISSIONS MINISTRY 2017 THEME
Our new theme for 2017 is HOPE FOR LIFE – Step, Pray, Go, Give. Our theme scripture is Psalm 37:23 (NASB).

2017 GLOBAL MISSION TRIPS

UKRAINE (Click here to sign up.)
Date: March 5-15, 2017
Cost: Approximately $3200.00 from Atlanta
Trip Objective: OHC will minister along with OHC Missionary, Peter Chernyavskyy in the wake of the recent Russian invasion. The OHC team will spend time encouraging and teaching Pastors. In addition we will continue our work in local orphanages and churches. Many believers and non-believers in Ukraine need hope and we seek to engage them all at the point of their greatest hope – Jesus Christ.
TEAM MEETINGS – January 15 & 29, February 12 & 26

HONDURAS (Click here to sign up.)
Date: March 31-April 8, 2017
Cost: Approximately $1500.00 from Atlanta
Trip Objective: Imagine flying into the coast and then driving 6 hours up into the beautiful mountains of Honduras. LaCampa is the host city for this trip and the home of OHC Missionaries, Greg and Jean Hines. While in Honduras OHC will encourage local Pastors and churches, work with children, worship, teach and preach. There may be an opportunity to do medical missions depending on the make-up of the team.
TEAM MEETINGS – January 22, February 19, March 19 & 26

ROMANIA (Click here to sign up.)
Date: June 25-July 5, 2017
Cost: Approximately $3400.00 from Atlanta
Trip Objective: OHC will minister along with OHC Missionary, Ionel Tutac in an ongoing effort to touch the lives of thousands in western Romania. They team will engage in Vacation Bible School as well as ministering in local villages outside our host city of Lugoj. We will also have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with hundreds of orphans through many activities planned throughout the week. We want to continue to impact all in Romania with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
TEAM MEETINGS – April 23, May 7 & 21, June 18

TANZANIA (Click here to sign up.)
Date: October 8-18, 2017
Cost: Approximately $4200.00 from Atlanta
Trip Objective: OHC will minister along with OHC Missionary, Peter Mitimingi in an effort to give hope through medical missions and evangelization. We will also have the privilege of working in orphanages around the capital city of Dar es Salaam. Jesus Christ is needed in Tanzania. Our goal is to share hope through our time there.
TEAM MEETINGS – August 27, September 10 & 17, October 1

For more information on all Missions Ministry events contact Chester Whisonant at chester@oneheartchurch.org or call (770) 861-6914 or Lindsay Lewis at lindsay@oneheartchurch.org or call
(618) 580-4536. 

DOWNLOADABLE MISSIONS RESOURCES
OHC 2016 Ready, Set Go Manual
Twenty Characteristics of OHC Missionaries
Six Step Code of Conduct

OHC LOCAL MISSIONS PARTNERS 2016
One Heart Church has developed partner relationships with several local missions organizations, which are characterized by ongoing, abiding, and reciprocal commitment. Below are brief descriptions of each organization. If you are interested in how to become involved with any of these groups, contact Local Missions Minister Lindsay Lewis at lindsay@oneheartchurch.org or (618) 580-4536 or Missions Pastor Chester Whisonant at chester@oneheartchurch.org or (770) 861-6914

Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center (APRC)
www.atlantapregnancy.org
The APRC is a pro-life organization that serves the pregnancy-related needs of men, women, and families across the Atlanta area. They provide assistance in pregnancy situations, including emotional, physical, and spiritual support. In a non-judgmental atmosphere, clients are provided truthful and medically-accurate information about pregnancy options. The APRC has many volunteer opportunities (www.atlantapregnancy.org/volunteer.html), ranging from simple repairs & organizing, to long-term volunteerism that may include interaction with clients.

Norcross Cooperative Ministry
www.norcrossco-op.org
NCM is a faith-based, non-profit, ecumenical ministry dedicated to providing emergency assistance to families in Norcross and surrounding areas of Gwinnett. It is supported by 23 local churches and numerous other organizations. They are always in need of helping hands in the areas of counseling, job training, sorting clothes & food, and children’s programs.

Foster Care/Live the Promise
www.livethepromise.org
Live the Promise is an extension of Project 686, and works to mobilize churches and families to care for foster children. The goal is to radically increase the overall number of foster families welcoming children into loving homes. Their plan engages and equips churches to raise up loving foster families and volunteers, committed to caring for foster kids, until there are more than enough families

Tetelestai Missions
www.tmministry.org
Brett & Ann North founded Tetelestai Missions on the conviction that God has called each Christian to serve as a missionary. Believing that there are no boundaries to this calling, they focus on both local and international projects. These efforts are connected to jail ministry, nursing home ministry, and global missions.

The Women of Gilgal
www.womenofgilgal.org
Gilgal, Inc. is a Christ-centered residential program for homeless women with drug/alcohol addictions. Their goal is to assist women in breaking the cycle of defeat that led them to drug & alcohol abuse, and replace it with a cycle of victorious living through Christ Jesus.

Whirlwind Missions
www.whirlwindmissions.org
The goal of Whirlwind Missions is to take the church to the people. They work to mobilize local churches in the Norcross and Doraville areas to reach out into the nations by simply engaging those who God has already brought near. This area contains people from 145 different countries and nearly 800 different language groups! Whirlwind facilitates thousands of missions volunteers each year to come impact this diverse population with the gospel of Jesus Christ by meeting real needs in the community and developing relationships.

Good News Club
www.cefonline.com/good-news-clubs
Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in various places in order reach out to these school children. Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials and action-packed fun. The purpose of this ministry is to evangelize boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ and establish them in the Word of God and in a local church.