"And you shall be My witnesses--in Judaea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth." Acts 1:7
Mission work is a vital function of FPC, directly supported by the time, talent, and treasure of members and friends. The FPC family of faith supports over 30 unique mission ministries locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. For a complete list of ways to help FPC share the Christ's Love as the hands and feet of His church, click on the link at the bottom of this page. Otherewise, continue reading to see how FPC is living faith together with others:
FPC & Outreach for World Hope – Guatemala: FPC continues its ten-year relationship with Outreach for World Hope, a Dane County based ministry that focuses on eradicating child malnutrition. More than 150 FPC members have traveled with OWH, and more than 50 families in our congreagation sponsor malnourished children through their program. In January 2019, some FPC members will return to Guatemala.
If you wish to contribute to Outreach for World Hope in a tangible way, we need donations:
Small stuffed animals ($1 ones from Dollar Tree are the best size)
Receiving Blankets (gently used, or light weight flannel or fleece material that we could use to make blankets)
One-A-Day Type Vitamins (swallow only, no gummies or gels)
Children's Chewable Vitamins
There will be a box on the piano downstairs in the Fellowship Hall labeled for Guatemala items. If you have questions, or would like more information on the program or sponsoring a child, please contact Sue Halweg.
What happens on a typical international mission trip? A medical clinic and distribution are held two of the three days, which provides opportunities to help malnourished children/families and bless them with basic items. We have started distributing water filters to each family; these help to eliminate the pervasive parasite/worms issue that contributes greatly to malnutrition. We also plant vegetable gardens and avocado/orange/lime trees to help idenitified-families with their nutritional needs. Installation of fuel-efficient stoves is another life-saving activity that we do to aid open-fire cook stoves inside their homes.
There are activities for many different interests, including the organizational activities of the donated items we bring along to bless the people of Guatemala, plus so many others for all participants. If you sponsor a child, you'll have an opportunity to meet your child and family in person as they participate in their monthly food distribution. Sponsorships are available through our partner Outreach for World Hope.
Soar Kenya Academy - FPC Members go as Missionaries in the Field
Sue T. and Mary Ann P. recently returned from Kenya, where they worked to help rehabilitate children through the Mully Children’s Family. The Mully Children’s Family takes in orphaned, abused, abandoned, neglected and desperate children and gives them hope through education and teaching them to know and love God. Sue and Mary Ann then extended their mission trip with a visit to SOAR Kenya Academy, which has a Waunakee connection. Don Hoffman, Waunakee area resident, served there in the Peace Corps years ago and helped found SOAR Kenya which has built schools and libraries to serve the Kenyans. The Waunakee Rotary Club has sponsored several SOAR Kenya projects.
FPC supported Pastor Kirk Morlegde as he extended the ministry, mission, and outreach of FPC by serving as a Chaplain in the United States Naval Reserve for over 25 years, providing a ministry of presence, counsel, and compassion to the young men and women who serve our country in uniform. As a Chaplain on reserve, Pastor Kirk was subject to mobilization for active service upon order of the President of the United States and/or the United States Congress.