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Missions


The first thing that might pop into your head at the mention of a Missions Ministry would probably be the support for missionaries or maybe the many worthy organizations right here that help people in need.  Northwest's Missions Ministry is all about that.  In fact, we are currently supporting 10 different ministry/missionaries from here in the states to around the world. Organizations such as... ChildReach Ministries, Summit County Family Promise, Haven of Rest Ministries, Round Lake, Canton Christian Home and True North.  Our missions overseas include Puerto Rico, Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe, Africa.

But at Northwest, we value a congregation who is missional... a congregation who believes that they are each missionaries.  We support this belief by giving everyone an opportunity to serve through various ministry opportunities as well as mission trips.

October was Missions Awareness Month at Northwest. For the month of October we  highlighted 5 missions that we support at Northwest. 

Oct. 23rd: Endeavor Ministry, Andy and Mandy Martin
andy@endeavormin.org 

Andy and Mandy serve with Endeavor Ministries, Inc as supported Mission partners of Northwest Church of Christ. Andy builds relationships with international students who are Muslim from over 15 different countries. 

Oct. 30th: The Martin Center, Terry & Brenda Hunka
terry@tmccanton.org ; Brenda@childreachministries.org
1-866-607-4096     1253 3rd St., Canton, OH 44707

The Martin Center is housed in a former Canton City School bldg. and is affiliated with Child Reach Ministries. The Martin Center is there for the teens and their families in the community, to keep kids off the streets, offering a safe haven. 

They usually have 300-350 visitors a month. The Center has a basketball court, weight room, recording studio, game room, computer lab, a cafe, and a dance studio. They also offer ACT training and job for life training. 

The Martin Center is impacting lives on a daily basis. There is physical and educational emphasis with the possibilities of college and job placement. But there is also a spiritual piece in partnership with local churches and youth groups that are changing lives in a greater way.

The Martin Center believes that by changing even one life at a time, a difference is being made not only in downtown Canton, but our world!

If you've been looking for a way to serve, we can get you plugged in.  Contact Scott at sbaker737@gmail.com for more information.

RECENT MISSION TRIPS

C.O.O.L. Day
Tallmadge
June 4th 2016 & June 3rd 2017

C.O.O.L. is Community Outreach of Love. In 2016 the organization came to Tallmadge to spread love on Danner St. to sixteen homes with seven hundred volunteers from six local churches, including Northwest. Northwest had one hundred volunteers and we used the remaining funds collected from Advent Conspiracy for this project. In 2017 the organization came to Stadium Dr. 

Learn more about C.O.O.L. by going to their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/thecoolday


Puerto Rico
February 25- March 3, 2016 

We took a team down to work with John and Mary Gidley in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Currently the mission is trying to get a church camp established for the whole island. We worked with people from the church in various ways at the camp site. We also did some work around the school. We used some of the money we raised during from our Advent Conspiracy offering on December 23rd, 2015 to put towards the work we completed and we plan to use some of the 2016 Advent Conspiracy money towards tiling a floor in 2017. We are returning in December 2017 to put in the tile floor and work in the camp. 

Learn more about Puerto Rico Christian Mission by going to their FB page and you can see some photos from our recent mission trip. https://www.facebook.com/puertoricochristianmission/

John and Mary Gidley were here in Tallmadge at Northwest on Dec. 18th, 2016 to speak and answer questions during Huddle time. You can find a video of that time on the PRCM Facebook page