Domestic Mission Partners
Bay Area Rescue Mission, Richmond, CA
The Bay Area Rescue Mission is the Bay Area’s largest provider of homeless services, including overnight lodging for up to 325 guests each night. They provide clothing, counsel, educational opportunities and 3500+ meals per day to their homeless guests and the community’s “near homeless” impoverished. Each service is given with God’s love and the gospel of Jesus Christ is shared at every opportunity.
Harbor House is a multi-ethnic Christian non-profit organization located in the diverse and vibrant San Antonio community of Oakland. For 38 years and counting, Harbor House has worked with the community to create opportunities for individuals and families to become self-sufficient. Harbor House envisions a day when the San Antonio community is a neighborhood transformed by Christ, where individuals and families are healthy in mind, body, and spirit, justice reigns, and we all reach God’s purposes in our lives.
InterVarsity DVC Julie Hamiter, Pleasant Hill
InterVarsity’s International Student Ministry is a community that welcomes international students with the love of Jesus. All are invited to make new friends and explore faith regardless of nationality, language, and religion. InterVarsity DVC develops global disciples and leaders from every nation. Julie Hamiter is one of the leaders and uses group meetings, Bible study, and dinners to help create connections with these students.
InterVarsity St. Mary’s College, Kathryn Magee
InterVarsity at St. Mary’s and Cal State East Bay exists to gather students around Jesus and invite them to join God’s mission on campus. Student-led Small Group Bible Studies reach different campus communities and the Large Group meetings gather the entire community in learning the Word of God. Outreach events bring students into an experience with God and His Kingdom.
Joni & Friends, San Francisco Bay Area
Joni and Friends serve people affected by disabilities. JAF equips churches to include children and adults with disabilities; provides respite events; offers summer camps to families affected by disabilities; collects and delivers wheelchairs worldwide to persons in need, and delivers books and other materials to people in hospitals and convalescent homes.
International Mission Partners
Amor Ministries, Mexico
Amor Ministries is a nonprofit Christian organization whose mission is to provide housing for the poor of Mexico while focusing on the needs of local churches. Amor arranges short-term mission trips; since 1980, groups have built over 7,000 homes and have helped build and expand over 100 churches, medical facilities, and schools. MVPC supports this ministry both financially and directly by sending high school students and adult leaders to their site outside of Tijuana, Mexico, every Spring Break.
Kids Alive! International, Dominican Republic
Kids Alive! International, DR is dedicated to meeting the spiritual, physical, educational, and emotional needs of children who have no means of support. Through orphanages, schools, and care centers, children are raised to become contributing members of their own society and witnesses of Jesus to their own people. Kids Alive directs eight separate project sites in the DR. MVPC sends short-term mission teams to the DR each year and members of MVPC’s congregation serve there as full-time missionaries.
Near East School of Theology, Lebanon
NEST is an inter-denominational Protestant theological seminary serving evangelical churches in the Middle East and Africa. The school provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in theology and Christian education for students from Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Armenia, Germany and Ireland. After studying, students return to their home countries to minister and become Christian leaders. Many receive scholarships to complete their training.
Protestant Theological Seminary, Serbia
After completing his PhD at Fuller Theological Seminary with MVPC’s sponsorship, Dr. Dimitrije Popadic and his family returned home to Serbia-Montenegro to establish this country’s first cross-denominational evangelical college. Protestant Theological Seminary (PTS) is committed to training leaders for multi-faceted Christian ministry in the Balkans. In addition to his responsibilities as Dean of PTS, Dimitrije hosts forums for people of all faith and supports fellow believers all over the country.
Sabuli Children’s Center, Gemena, DR Congo
Sabuli Sanguma has rescued more than 80 Congolese orphans from life on the streets in a country where corruption and violence have been a pattern for over 50 years. The children don uniforms to attend school, and a 25-acre garden tended by Sabuli’s sisters provides their food. Extra harvest is sold at the local market, which helps pay tuition, health and medical expenses for the children. Sabuli is married to Dr. Mossai Sanguma.
Ubangi Protestant University, School of Theology, Gemena, DR Congo
UPU is an accredited university located in Gemena, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and founded by Dr. Mossai Sanguma. MVPC sponsored Sanguma at Fuller Theological Seminary where he received his Ph.D. before he returned to the Congo to minister. UPU’s goal through its Schools of Theology, Business and Economics, Medicine and Agricultural Sciences is to develop effective African leaders capable of breaking the cycle of corruption and violence that has been prevalent across central Africa for nearly 50 years. The hope is to promote a ministry of reconciliation through the Covenant Church of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
International Medical Ministry in Asia
MVPC’s newest Mission Partner is a family who are using their medical backgrounds to serve in Asia. They offer medical care and training while introducing their faith and and ministry. They are working in a very underserved region of Asia.