But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Our Jerusalem | Cumberland County
A group of pastors and laypeople from local churches work to present God to the many truckers and travelers along the “Miracle Mile” in Carlisle. They seek to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the truckers and travelers using truck stops along the busy section of U.S. Route 11. Church services are conducted and relationships are initiated with staff, drivers and transients.
CARES began as a mission through Carlisle United Methodist Church. After sheltering a few men for a night, members of the church and the community realized there was a much bigger issue that needed to be addressed. Eventually, as support grew, CARES was able to offer shelter year round to as many as 60 guests each night.
Community CARES has a Resource Center for guests to shower, to do laundry, to receive mail, to cook, and to rest when they are ill. It is also a place where the guests meet with their supportive services coordinator. It is a place for guests to call home.
The founder, George Young named this ministry because of how Christ’s hands have worked great things in their lives. They apply their skills and talents to financially challenged people in the community through routine auto repairs and services. Donated vehicles are cleaned up and repaired and working with local ministries and shelters, they identify families in need of vehicles. Volunteers perform the work and are always in need of donated vehicles and good quality tools.
CAPC’s mission is to give love, care, and support to those facing a pregnancy decision—to one day have a community where no one walks through these decisions alone. They provide counseling, medical, and legal support. They offer abstinence education programs, abortion recovery counseling and referrals for adoption assistance. Clothing and furnishing for both mother and baby are also available. The big fundraiser is the baby bottles filled with money collected between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
Pete and Fran Einstein minister to prison inmates throughout the region, using Pete’s own compositions and other selected pieces of music. Pete sings and preaches while Fran mixes the sound, weaving together music and God’s word. The Einsteins facilitate study sessions in their home for married or soon-to-be-married couples, with emphasis placed on developing leadership qualities in the man, as spiritual leader of the home. Pete leads a weekly pre-release/pre-sentencing class at Cumberland County Prison where relationship issues with God, self, spouse, children, family and others are approached from a practical and biblical perspective.
We support Jay and Kelly Reapsome. Jay and Kelly’s ministry is to reach the international students and introduce them to the Gospel. There are approximately 4000 international students and visiting scholars at Penn State each year from a variety of cultures like Chinese, Indian, Turks, Malaysians, Thai, etc.
Their goal is to attempt to give each student an opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel. They offer Bible studies and English classes, provide English language partners, host weekend outreaches and disciple young believers.
We support Alan and Beth McManus in Mexico. They are dedicated to serving homeschooling missionary families all over Mexico. They provide resources to help with homeschooling so missionaries can remain in the mission fields without the worry of their children’s education. They offer a library of resource material available to the families. They also provide a place for the children to stay when the missionary parents are called away.
We also support Scott and Ruth Yingling in Central and South America. They offer online programs in biblical studies, theology and pastoral ministry. This allows people to study God’s word in a flexible and affordable way in the neighborhoods where God has placed them.
Believe Guatemala is an organization located in Guatemala City seeking to empower and educate families in poverty stricken communities in Guatemala City.
Their restoration center serves over 1,200 families in a community at the City Dump by providing educational programs, Bible studies, community outreach, and leadership training. Their Christ-centered programs are aimed at providing opportunities to break the cycle of poverty and reveal God’s love and purpose for all His children.
DOVE International is a global family of churches and ministries on six continents. Diverse in culture, they share common biblical values and a commitment to start and nurture healthy churches in many forms, as well as small groups, leaders, missionaries, and ministries worldwide. Resources include their leadership school, media, literature and a global prayer ministry.
The Joseph Project imports aid into Israel from charities worldwide. Clothing, blankets, medical supplies, furniture, linen and bedding, diapers and family items, tools, shoes, and other supplies are imported and stored in the 22,000 square foot warehouse near Jerusalem.
The Joseph Project distributes aid to individuals through their growing network of independent local centers and reputable social welfare organizations across the nation. Beneficiaries include single-parent families, rehab centers, orphanages, hospitals, congregations, schools, nursing homes, soup kitchens, and more.
Project HOPE is an inter-denominational service organization dedicated to giving HOPE to impoverished people in Nicaragua and Haiti by meeting their immediate physical needs, while sharing with them the Good News of Jesus Christ.
In 1998, Project HOPE was established after a group of friends felt God calling them to help the poor in Nicaragua. Their humble beginnings consisted of the directors and their wives traveling to Nicaragua – slowly others joined. Now, nearly 1,000 people travel with Project HOPE each year.
We support Tony and Heather Book who have been serving with SEND since 2004. Their vision is a church planting ministry for Northeast Thailand – to make disciples who make disciples, resulting in a movement of healthy, reproducing churches. Study of the Thai language and culture is an integral part of their ministry. Additionally, they participate in a local foundation that serves the needs of the people through social projects.