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 $100,000 and helps WVC support missions locally, regionally and around the world.
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Meet Our LINKS
Meet our new LINKS family, Kevin & Jeni Campbell-White. Please remember them in prayer.
Kevin and Jeni Campbell-White serve as the Work & Witness Volunteer and Partnership Coordinators for the SE Asia Field. They also assist with Field Communications, Discipleship training, and whatever else as the need arises. Click here and here for details and contact information.
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.
Local Missions Volunteer Opportunities
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Below are a few of the many ways that you can help to reach out to our community through Love in the Name of Christ:
- People who will return non-emergency phone calls left at their Connection Center. Volunteers are asked to listen, pray with, and gather information from the caller - the Connection Center Coordinator will make decisions about how to assist.
- Cash donations for gas cards and meat for the freezer.
- Coordinating a pantry drive one month per year.
- Setting up a transportation ministry so more people can come to/get home from TEAM (Training, Equipping, And Mentoring) meetings.
- Praying for clients needs anonymously for one hour, once per week at the Love INC office.
- Volunteering once per month (2.5 hours total) to care for TEAM kids so parents can take their finance classes.
For information about Love Inc. of Yakima please visit their website at Love Inc.
Yakima Union Gospel Mission
Yakima Union Gospel Mission (YUGM) is dedicated to serving men, women, and children experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Christ. They provide emergency and transitional services. Over 500 meals are served to guests each day.
For more information, please see the UGM website.
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