Outreach: Local & Global

You may never have considered going on a missions trip, but we want you to!  For most of us it
takes a significant step of faith for us to  move beyond our comfort zones, join a team and go
overseas for ministry purposes.  But we are convinced this is one of the best ways to get into touch
with God’s heart for the poor and lost of the world.  Your life will be changed! 
June 3 & 10 we will collect filled backpacks for our July Mission trip to Baja, Mexico.  Here are the items to drop off at the lobby:
Scotch Tape
Glue Sticks
Colored Markers
Craft Scissors
Pencil holders
Pencil Sharpeners


Local Missions

The Kings Pantry gives food to those in need in Kings County every Wednesday and Friday.  The Pantry is located on the southwest corner of Koinonia’s campus.  If you would like to find out more about volunteering to serve, email Leslie.  
The Hanford Jail Ministry ministers to inmates at the Kings County Jail every Sunday.  The team leads a short service and prays for inmates, offering hope and restoration in Christ.
Crossroads Pregnancy Center ministers to young women who are pregnant and to single moms in our community.  Crossroads counsels these women and offers them support through education, resources and community.
The Episcopal Soup Kitchen serves free hot lunches to those in need in Hanford Monday through Saturday.  Each month, more than 6,500 lunches are served.  The Soup Kitchen is located at The Episcopal Church of the Savior on Douty Street.  Find out how to be a part of the ministry by my emailing the Soup Kitchen.  
Youth for Christ shares the love of Jesus with teenagers on local campuses.  Koinonia specifically supports Crystal Trevino and a program she leads for teen parents.  The program supports through counseling and providing spiritual support and guidance.
Samuel’s House is a men’s transitional living program that helps men recover from addiction and their criminal past.  Samuel’s House will have 49 beds available upon completion and is operated by Champions Recovery Alternatives.  
Kings Gospel Mission provides shelter and transitional programs for homeless men in King’s County. Apart from an overnight shelter, the provide ongoing programs helping men move from homelessness to independence. Other projects include a recycling facility and a mobile shower unit. For more information, visit http://kingsgospelmission.org

Global Missions

Missionary Mikal Baissa is director of  Victory Bible Institute located in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.  Victory Bible is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and focuses on training men and women for effective ministry.  One of the greatest needs in many developing nations is for solid, biblical training for church leaders.  Ethiopia is no exception.  Through Victory Bible, many young leaders are being developed and released to bring about change in their country through evangelism and church ministry.   
Care India is a thriving ministry reaching rural villages in India.  Care India provides food, education, clean water and medical resources to rural villagers in southern India.  Care India has planted over 100 churches in a country that is less than 2% Christian and continues to proclaim Jesus to those who have never heard the gospel story.  Find out more by visiting Care India’s website.
Helping Hands
is a food program near Ensenada, Mexico lead by Blake and Rena Cromwell.  Helping Hands is holistic in nature, touching the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people who are frequently overlooked in Mexican culture.
The Acton Family
Maputo, Mozambique.  They will work with One Mission Society in Mozambique, training Christian leaders and pastors, reach youth through soccer ministry and express God’s love to the special needs community. To get the latest from the Actons visit actons.faith
The Tamayo Family
In an undisclosed Asian Nation.  They are using creative avenues to build relationships in Asia so they can share Jesus with those who have not heard His name.  This includes skateboard ministry and English lessons, among other things.
Refugee Crisis
There are close to 12 million Syrian people who have been displaced because of war, violence and persecution. We support e3 Partners, a ministry working in the middle East, expressing God’s love in the midst of chaos and seemingly hopeless situations as well as a YWAM ministry in Germany that works directly with displaced Syrians.
Pastor Roberto Torres: School of Transformational Leadership (Escuela de Liderazgo Transformacional)
The Vision is to train emerging Hispanic leaders in churches all over Latin America and the U.S.  Establish leadership principles that effectively address and promote healing to the cultural dysfunctions that are rooted in Latin America and the Hispanic population in the United States.  There are already nine Satellite schools in Mexico, three schools in the U.S., and over 100 students registered – with more schools opening in 2018.
Northeast Taiwan Christian Association (NETCA)
Pastor Richard Roberts is a missionary to Taiwan and the Executive Director of Northeast Taiwan Christian Association (NETCA).  Their Vision is to plant churches that will serve the people of Taiwan in understanding, knowing, and accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.  Church Plants:  Aodi Church in Aodi Village just celebrated their 9th Anniversary!  Dasi Church is in their 5th year, and is being lead by Paul and Lori Evans.  This church has a great community outreach, with their Family English Classes on Wednesday Nights.  Fulong Church has some exciting things happening with growth in Leadership and potential for greater outreach – these are exciting times!