are endeavors outside our local congregation to fulfill the Great Commission
(Matt. 28: 18-20) by proclaiming the gospel of Christ. We know that God
desires that we are generous, God measures responsible stewardship by our
response to the poor and needy, and God wants His kingdom purposes to be our
priority. PCC gladly supports the missions below with prayer and financial
Home for Every Orphan
HFEO is a partnership between
ten Ukrainian, Russian and American Christian orphan-care organization; it
is a nationally led initiative supporting adoption and foster care by
believers within their own countries, and it is a collaborative effort
initially focused on Ukraine and Russia, two nations that share over 4
Anita Deyneka, wife of the late Peter
Deyneka, Jr., leads the organization after having served in missions for
more than 40 years.
Anita was raised in Plain, was a
member of the Plain Community Church while she lived here, played the
piano for worship, and continues to maintain close friendships in our
Mama Carmen Ministries
Located in the heart of Guatemala City, Mama
Carmen has lived her mission of rescuing boys and girls that live in a
situation of family disintegration, that come from homes where they are
abused physically, psychologically & morally. She has opened her home to
these children with the vision of ďforming men and women with moral and
spiritual values, that in the future can face adversity in life without fear
because they are secure in the faith and confidence in GodĒ. Mama Carmen
also supports singles mothers who have few resources.
Currently Hogar (Home) Mama Carmen cares for nearly 70 children, from
ranging in age from newborn up to 18 years old. Mama Carmen began this
faith-based ministry with only her familyís personal resources. Now, as the
numbers of children grow, along with Mama Carmenís visions, the needs of
Hogar Mama Carmen are also growing. Plain Community Church was able to
donate the proceeds of a Labor Day Benefit Sale and these proceeds have been
used to build a website for Mama Carmen, pay for two computers at the
orphanage, and to help meet immediate needs from daily food to school
uniforms to new beds.
Ken Solem, Horse Program, Stonewater Ranch
Ken and Sabrina have been a part of Plain
Community Church since moving about three decades ago. They moved to Plain
to be a part of Alpine Boys Ranch (ABR) which was a group care facility for
at risk teenage boys. They served with ABR for 17 yrs, and while at ABR Ken
started and developed a horse program for the boys. While there, God showed
him how valuable a tool that horses are in revealing Godís true nature and
shaping character in these young men.
Youth Dynamics (YD), who had been working
with youth in rural areas for more than 40 years, took over the property
they renamed it Stonewater Ranch - their first ever camp. Ken
approached them about starting a horse program and they said, ďIf it will
reach students for Christ, letís give it a chanceĒ. One of the things that
Ken loves about YD is its desire is to lead youth into a lifelong
relationship with Christ and then get them plugged into the local Christ
centered church. The Solems are blessed to be serving youth and living in
this community among friends and supporters of their ministry. God is at
work all over this place!
Youth Dynamics (YD) is committed to reaching
northwest students through dynamic relationships and challenging
experiences. YD Adventures offers activities to students and are led by
trained and certified leaders who utilize strategically planned
adventure-based experiences which lend themselves to teachable moments.
Stonewater Ranch (formerly home to Alpine Boys Ranch, a ministry to at-risk
boys for some 30 years) is not only the first ever camp facility for Youth
Dynamics, but also serves as the new home base for YD Adventures. Stonewater
Ranch is also pursuing a vision of developing a retreat center to be offered
for use by the greater body of Christ, especially youth ministries that flow
out of the local church.
PCC is pleased to pursue what we believe to be a strategic partnership with
such a vital ministry right here in our own valley. We are pleased to be
developing relationships with many of the YD staff and their families and
look forward to serving with them as we partner to bring the good news of
Jesus to northwest students as well as pursuing increasing impact on
individuals in the Plain valley.
In 1996, Noah and Gila Garaway pursued Godís
call in their life to central Africa where they would serve to bring Godís
restoring love in the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda. The Garaways
worked tirelessly to lead international relief efforts and evaluate programs
in Rwanda and amongst the refugee camps of Zaire. Upon her husbands
tragic death in 1997, Gila continued her work in the region while learning
and responding to the local realities such as injustice, greed, distrust,
ignorance, disease and death.
Moriah Africa offers relief to the poor,
distressed and underprivileged of Africa. They accomplish this by offering
refuge for homeless children, basic skills for training widows, and
leadership development opportunities in the context of community centered
initiatives. Moriah Africa is committed to children without parents, widows
We are blessed by our partnership with Gila
and awed by Godís grace so present in her life and vision.
Mark & Terri Judy http://www.aimint.org/
Mark and Terri Judy serve with Africa Inland Mission (AIM)
which supports missionaries and local leadership in 22 African countries in
establishing Christ Centered Churches among all African peoples. They
serve as the Director of the AIM Africa Based Support located in Nairobi,
Kenya. This support organization provides a variety of logistical
activities and services to keep missionaries effective in their remote
locations and settings. AIMAir is a part of this
support which operates, flies and maintains a fleet of missionary aircraft
with its own missionary pilots and mechanics. AIMCare also provides
Christian clinical psychologists and counselors to support individuals
exposed to traumatic or other difficult encounters on the mission field.
They will also oversee procurement services, mail distribution activities,
quasi-banking and insurance functions and the Information Technology support
for missionary email communications.
called upon to provide effective servant leadership and shepherding skills
in the planning, communication, management and implementation of significant
growth and organizational change. Terri will be actively involved in
utilizing her gift of hospitality and helping to support the families of the
100+ international missionary and Kenyan staff.