SHOWING AND SHARING THE LOVE OF CHRIST WITH Our world
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Bergen Park Church is partnering with Operation Christmas Child again this year to Pack 500 Shoe Boxes. There are lots of ways to get involved. You can pick up a shoe box after each church service in October. You can also plan to participate in a festive packing party in November, build a box online, participate in a craft day to make skipping ropes, and visit the packing center in Denver. Shoe boxes need hygiene items, face cloths, kid clothes, accessories, school supplies, soft toys as well as boy or girl specific toys. For more information, contact .
EFCA Reach Global – Kris Doneff
Kris has served on staff with ReachGlobal Crisis Response here and abroad, serving as Crisis Care Counselor. Following her husband's death in 2019 she prayerfully expanded her ministry, traveling around the world in training retreats and ministry to women in SE Asia and beyond. If you would like to be part of her prayer team, email
MEXICO - IGLESIA EMMANUEL
We support the ministries of our sister church in Juarez, Mexico pastored by Tony and Coco Nuñez as they reach out to their community. Short term missions teams from BPC have helped with construction projects and short-term outreach ministries to Iglesiz Emmanuel. We currently serve as a respite location for the Nuñez family and other church leaders. Donations of clothing, small appliances, and furniture from BPC are appreciated to help provide for needs in their community. (Note: As safety issues improve, missions trips to Juarez may again be possible.)
Romania Mercy Ministries - Diane Pulvermiller and Melanie Dewey
Mercy Ministries embraces youth from hard places and equips them to thrive in every facet of life. We work with abandoned youth and their caregivers, primarily focused on young-adult orphans in western Romania. There we have a long-term, non-residential mission which began as a summer-camp program, and now provides skills training, leadership development, spiritual direction, and support through our Leadership Development Center, and long-term relationships, to help our youth transition to young adulthood and realize their full potential in Romanian society. Our relationships with many of the youth span a decade or two and we value investment in individual lives. Diane Pulvermiller is the Bergen Park Church contact and Co-Director, along with Melanie Dewey, of Mercy Ministries. To find out more, visit http://www.embracemercy.org.
SPAIN - JONATHANA AND META NELSON
Jon Nelson directs and teaches through an online Bible School for the Spanish speaking world. Meta teaches ESL classes. Both Jon and Meta are active in outreach through their local church in Zaragosa, Spain and through a community music ministry. Their home is a welcome place for many Spaniards and internationals alike.
one challenge international - WALT AND sHARON HASTINGS
In addition to working with the One Challenge leadership to develop an internal leadership development program, Sharon has been asked to write a youth curriculum to train leaders in the South African team area. Walt likewise is developing a coaching curriculum that specifically targets ministry leaders and adapts to cultures around the world.