Acts 1:8 "...and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Missions at West Valley Church is an extension of how we Live as followers of Jesus. It is our desire that everyone would have the opportunity to experience the life-changing grace and love of Jesus. We are committed to sharing this message here in Yakima, and to the ends of the Earth! Below are just a few ways you can get involved and make a difference in our world. You can also check us out on Facebook.
Celebrating Partnerships -- Here and Around the World is a continuation of last year's Faith Promise theme. Faith Promise is a way you can commit to giving to world evangelism over the course of one year. Rather than wait to respond to individual appeals as they come along, you will ask the Lord how much you should give to missions within a one-year time frame. This commitment is called your “Faith Promise,” and makes your missions giving strategic rather than sporadic. Our goal is $150,000 and helps WVC support missions locally, regionally and around the world.
Victoria Church, Guyana
Meet Our LINKS
Meet our new LINKS family, the Arnolds, and remember them in prayer.
Klaus and Martina Arnold, serving at the European Nazarene College
What is LINKS?
The LINKS program of the Church of the Nazarene is a network of personal connections between missionaries and Nazarenes around the world. Missionaries are assigned to districts and then, on the district level, connected to local churches. This gives each church an opportunity to become personally acquainted with the missionary family and their field of service. Churches feel a sense of involvement with the global mission enterprise of the church through regular correspondence from the missionaries, updates from their field, and even through deputation services while the missionaries are on home assignment. The missionaries are encouraged, knowing people care and pray for them.
Contact Eva Lounsbury if you'd like to know how to write to our LINKS family.
Local Missions Volunteer Opportunities
Love in the Name of Christ is looking for people who will return non-emergency phone calls left at their Connection Center. Volunteers are asked to listen, pray with, and gather information from callers. The information gleaned from the caller is given to the Connection Center Coordinator who makes decisions about how Love Inc. might be able to assist. Training is provided for each volunteer. For more information, please contact Connection Center Coordinator at 453-0214.
For information about Love Inc.of Yakima please visit their website at http://loveincyakima.org.
Yakima Union Gospel Mission
The Family Shelter at the Yakima Union Gospel Mission ministers to homeless families and single women. The shelter provides short-term emergency housing while guests look for employment, housing, and other services. Providing spiritual encouragement is always a focus while guests are living at the Family Shelter.
Volunteer in the Family Shelter by working behind the scenes or directly with guests.
For more information, please see the UGM website: https://www.yugm.org/volunteer.html
Pastor Luis and Lisa Rodriquez, of Wapato Church of the Nazarene, would love your help in their ministry to children. For more information, please contact the church office.
Prime Time Ministries
Minister to the spiritual and social needs of Yakima residents in retirement & assisted living homes and healthcare facilities. Share through musical support (piano, guitar), leading worship, performing special musical pieces, (voice, instrumentals), devotional messages, ushering, or assisting with administrative responsibilities. Contact Ministry Coordinator, Joyce Gaidies, at 966-3061 or