We at Lakewood New Life Church believe that world missions is the heart beat of God and is a central part of our ministry. Our church currently supports mission work, both locally and internationally in the following ways:
• Financial and spiritual support for local missionaries
• Short-term mission teams
• Financial aid to support ministers abroad with their vision to preach the gospel
• Establishing leaders to assist in church plants
Short-term mission trips introduce new places, cultures and struggles to the local body of Christ. Through supporting and participating with the partner ministries abroad, both young and old alike are able to experience first-hand the joys and challenges of missions work.
Sophea and Jenny Sem in Cambodia
Sophea, a Cambodian national, was married to Jenny, a missionary intern, in 2003. They now pastor a church located in an area just outside the city limits, called New Phnom Penh. The church has grown in the last 6 years, since opening in 2004 and now has around 250 members meeting in 30 small groups in homes around the community every week.
Sophea and Jenny Sem are joined by an adopted daughter named Elise (age 10), a son named Joseph (age 6), a daughter named Abby (age 4), a daughter named Zanna (age 2), and a son named Elijah (born May 3, 2010).
Uriel and Becky Castrillon in the Dominican Republic
Uriel and Becky Castrillon along with their four small children left a comfortable life in the United States and moved to the city of Barahona in 1997. They have planted a couple of churches that are reaching out to their communities with the light of God’s Word. DR Mission also provides food and aid to needy families with sponsored children through its Bread of Life feeding centers, and it offers a pre-school program in Cristobal that prepares children to go into Elementary School.
DR Mission’s vision includes planting more churches in other communities, creating sustainable development projects such a Water Purification Plant in the town of Salinas, an agricultural project in Cristobal, and a trade school for High School graduates.
Mission to the Fatherless
The goal of Mission to the Fatherless is to rescue orphans and abandoned street children from a life of abuse, disease, starvation or poverty. Life expectancy in Kenya is only 46.4 years. Because of aids, malaria, cholera and other diseases, many have lost their parents. Other children are abandoned when their parents are unwilling or unable to care for them.
Mission to the Fatherless supplies children with a loving home environment, food, education and medical care. They are raised in a family setting centered on moral and spiritual values, helping them to become useful citizens as they grow into adulthood
Rescue in Israel
Rescue In Israel is an organization whose purpose is to help fund and build the work of rescue, helping the homeless, the poor and the addicted find help and hope so they can become godly, productive citizens in the Land of Israel. The commitment of Rescue In Israel is to demonstrate the love of God and share the Good News of the Gospel of Yeshua the Messiah, Jesus the Christ. The high calling of Rescue In Israel is to see individuals come to faith in Yeshua, Jesus the Christ as their Lord and Savior.
George Wehnes is the Founder and Executive Director of Rescue In Israel. He brings the experience of 20 years in the work of rescue and was the founder and director (1995 to 2004) of the Olympia Union Gospel Mission in Olympia, Washington.
Working with LOVE Inc. allows us to increase our ability to reach those in need. We partner with them and several other churches, in a display of unity, to provide assistance with things such as rent, bills, house repairs, groceries, and much more. Love Inc. truly exhibits the values and missions of Jesus Christ.
The Malachi House is a special hospice care ministry that reaches out to individuals with limited or no financial resources who have 6 months or less to live. Thanks to countless volunteers and donors, Malachi House provides an environment full of comfort and companionship while aiming to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of their residents.