Each year we host a Missions Celebration Weekend. You will be intrigued by the missionaries and their stories. You will be moved and feel the presence of God in our midst as we hear of His work throughout the world. You will feel that, in some special way, you are part of it all. Each year there is a special theme and scripture reference which provides a time for our hearts to be renewed in our commitment to follow God’s command to make disciples of all the nations.
“The mark of a good church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity.” – Mike Stachura, USA Director for Operation Mobilization
We support many local, national and global ministries that touch the hurting lives of God’s people. The church is best defined by the missions to which we give ourselves.
Listed below are some of the international organizations that we support:
Operation Christmas Child – Through Operation Christmas Child, we have an opportunity to be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ Name through the power of a simple gift. Shoe boxes are available if you would like to pack a box on your own. There are also baskets to donate items that will be used to fill boxes at our church-wide packing party during the Thanksgiving Meal on November 22. Click here to see a list of appropriate gifts to be included in a shoe box. Youth small groups will also have a packing party on Nov. 29. All boxes will be collected by December 6, when we will pray over them in worship. Remember $7 should be included with each box to help ship it to its destination. Questions? Contact Pastor Laura or Jonathan Allen.
Zoe Ministries – From the NC mountains to Butare, Rwanda, we partner with New Hope Orphan group. Please pray for this ministry and learn about the recent trip by visiting the Boone UMC Zoe Blog. To learn more about the Zoe Ministries visit Zoe Helps.
East West Ministries – This organization exists to evangelize, equip, and train pastors by planing churches all over the world. www.eastwest.org
Guatemalan Missions and Joy in Unity Foundation – BUMC has missioned to the oppressed Mayans of the Guatamalan mountains since 2003. Currently the church is focused on constructing a new building for our sister church, Esmirna Iglesia Methodista in Patzibal where the children’s bible school and sanctuary have outgrown their facilities. Click for the latest information visit the Joy In Unity Foundation website.
International Leadership Institute – Changing lives and equipping leaders that will advance the Kingdom for generations. www.ILITeam.org
Wycliff Bible Translators – Translating the bible to minority languages in
more than 90 countries. www.wycliffe.org
International Organizations that we previously supported:
Ambassadors for Christ International – Working with the local churches in countries around the world to revive the church, evangelism through the church and providing training.www.afciworld.org
The Missions Society – Mobilizing and deploying the body of Christ globally to join Jesus in His mission, especially amoung the least reached peoples. www.themissionsociety.org
Ryan Epps Home for Children (Haiti) – An orphanage in Haiti established in 2006 in partnership with Horne Memorial UMC in Clayton, NC. www.ryaneppshome.com
Why The Woods – An aid organization founded by Billy Riddle, an ASU graduate, whose mission is to enable others to pull themselves out of poverty and hopelessness by empowering them with love, hope, and knowledge. They provide clean water through well drilling, build latrines, teach health education, etc. Their work is done all over the world, but mainly in Sudan. www.whythewoods.org
Wine to Water – An aid organization founded by Doc Hendley and located in Boone, NC that is focused on providing clean water to needy people around the world. www.winetowater.org