Missionaries

Debbie McKelvey

I serve at Taylor Community Center in McAllen, Texas, on the Texas/Mexico border.

Mark & Marcie Harris

We are serving in Stellenbosch, South Africa, with East Mountain.

At East Mountain, we believe in developing leaders holistically. In addition to seeing them grow in Bible knowledge and practical leadership skills, we desire to help them grow in intimacy with Christ and to become more like Him. This is the work of formation, and this is our focus at East Mountain. We work with East Mountain staff, interns and partners, developing and leading retreats, teaching the principles and disciplines of Christian formation, and mentoring. We help others to become who God has made them to be so that they can effectively do the work to which He is calling them.

The Brookville Area Food Pantry serves food scarce residents in the Brookville Area School District since the early 1980s.  The food pantry began under the direction of the Brookville Ministerial Association and was first housed in the parish hall of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.  In 1996, it expanded to the  8 Sylvania Road.

The food pantry is part of the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWPA, particularly The Emergency Food Assistance Program.

The Gideons International is the result of a meeting between two men who wished to band commercial travelers together for evangelism. What began in 1908 as an Association of Christian businessmen placing Bibles in hotel rooms has evolved into an expanding mission to provide Scriptures to all people in nearly every facet of life. Today, we have taken more than 2 billion Scriptures in more than 95 languages to 200 countries, territories, and possessions across the globe. We exist as an advocate for the lost, to bring them the saving knowledge of the Word through not only placing and distributing Scriptures, but also through personal witnessing and by associating together for service. As a united force for the Gospel, we remain rooted in tradition, but we operate under the firm belief that anyone can be a valuable asset to this invaluable cause. We provide many opportunities to partner with us through either prayer or financial support. Join us, and let’s spread the Good News.

Bill Schiafone is  our contact person and also a member of  Roseville Independent Chapel.

John and Jane Chitester

Janie & I have been serving with Harvest Alliance International since 2005. We made our first overseas trip to Tanzania in 2006. We primarily operate in East Africa, focusing on Rwanda and Uganda, though we’ve done teaching in Burundi, DR Congo and Liberia. Our goal is to work with pastors and church leaders in the area of discipleship training. Making disciples of new believers to conserve the fruit of evangelism, helping them to become believers who are rooted in the Word and obedient to the Great Commission, “to make disciples of all the nations”.  We not  only are teaching them how to  faithfully  follow Christ, but  equip them to do the same process. We work together with John & Gladys Mihigo, who are native Rwandese, they also are members of Harvest Alliance; Janie & I are planning a trip to teach in Uganda and Rwanda, 13 February thru S March of this year. We also plan on taking a team from our home church in Savannah, GA to Rwanda in August. In addition to working in East Africa we also do teaching in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. We are grateful for  your partnership with us and are privileged to  serve as an extension of your local church ministry.

Mike and Jesse Miller

J. Perry Haupt
Trinity UMC Missionary to Belarus

What is a Children’s Advocacy Center? A Child Advocacy Center is where children who have said they were either physically or sexually abused or children who were witnesses to violent crime, come and are interviewed once by a trained forensic interviewer with nationally accredited training, while the investigative team ( law enforcement, prosecution, child protection, mental health personnel, medical personnel, victim/witness advocates, probation officers etc.) watch the interview on a monitor eliminating the need for each member of the team to do a separate interview with the child. This helps to lessen the trauma a child experiences by eliminating the repetitive interviews so that the child isn’t reliving the experience over and over again. The investigative team works together making team decisions about the investigation, treatment, management, and prosecution of child abuse cases. The facility is designed to be child friendly to help the child feel more at ease. Referrals for interviews are made through either the police or child protective services.