When Teresa Caruso’s niece, Brittany Powell, husband Tyler and son Thomas decided to move to the Czech Republic about two years ago, they had no idea how God would move in their lives. Establishing their online graphic arts business, their desire was to become involved in their community. Introduced to International Mission Board pastors by…
THROUGH OUR EYES
The Through Our Eyes Project is a homeless outreach that puts disposable cameras in the hands of people who have struggled with homelessness. The project aims to provide a message of hope, give the joy that comes with creating art and enable the photographers to have a voice about the issue of homelessness in the community.
Matthew 7:17 says that “every good tree bears good fruit.” We aspire to be good trees that bear the fruit of the Gospel in Spartanburg and around the world. The Goodtree Cafe carries t-shirts, snacks, drinks and other merchandise to help fund missions. Specifically, everything cent made in the store goes directly to fund our Backpack Buddies program. Backpack Buddies provides food for elementary school children who likely may not eat much between lunch on Friday and breakfast at school on Monday. We send out over 125 bags of food each week to area schools. Buy some stuff. Feed a kid.
Do you have a great idea for a local mission project or outreach event? We’d love to hear it and help you care for the community. We have set aside a portion of our missions budget just for ideas like yours. Apply today to get started.
FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION
The people of God are to take care of the children of God. Our Foster & Adoption Care Team (FACT) helps families who are currently fostering or adopting or who want to get started with fostering or adopting. Our team also mobilizes volunteers who simply want to love on our foster & adoptive families with donations, date nights, childcare and more.
provide childcare at the church for our foster/adopt parent date nights
Join a Wrap-Around Group
become a member of a wrap-around group for a specific foster/adopt family that will minister to that family and their specific needs for a time period set by the FACT team and the foster/adopt family
Lead a Foster/ Adopt Support Group
help lead a foster/adopt support group at the church that would meet on a consistent basis for a certain period of time
help provide educational opportunities for foster/adopt families either by being the liaison to bring opportunities to the church, or by leading them yourself
Help + Plan With FACT Team
help the FACT leadership team in planning and carrying out our annual FACT luncheon
Provide Your Skill
providing a skill set that you possess that you think would benefit the FACT ministry at The Mill