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!
The Church has left the building! On Serve Day, we seek to be the church by expressing God’s love in simple ways. We clean, paint, pull weeds, encourage the elderly, and more. The Church is not confined to buildings! As the needs of our community become evident, we are committing to go out of our comfort zones to show love to our neighborhoods and communities.
This year, Koinonia Church, First Baptist Church of Hanford, and First Presbyterian are joining together to serve our community.
We will meet at Civic Park at 8:00am on Saturday, May 6. At Civic Park, we will check-in and connect with our designated team’s leader. After that we will head out to serve at various projects throughout Kings County. Once our projects are finished up at 12:00pm, everyone is invited back to Civic Park for the After Party for hot dogs, bounce houses and fellowship.
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.
Phnom Koul Orphanage is part of Foursquare Children of Promise, an organization that develops orphan homes and churches throughout Cambodia. Each orphan home is built around a local church that has a vision for helping orphans. The facility houses the local congregation on Sundays, and the same space is used for recreation and instruction for the children throughout the week. Phnom Koul is home to over 20 orphans as well as the local church. You can see pictures of the kids and learn more at FCOPs website.
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.
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–moving to 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.
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.