Throughout the year, special projects emerge among our mission partners that are more geared to individual volunteers. Our desire is to connect these needs with those in the congregation who have either the capacity or passion to help meet the requests.
LANCASTER – PA, MENNONITE DISASTER SERVICE
Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network of churches dedicated to responding to natural and man-made disasters in Canada and the United States. Their aim is to assist the most vulnerable community members, individuals, and families who would not otherwise have the means to recover.
MDS volunteers provide the skills and labor needed to respond, rebuild, and restore in the wake of a disaster. They typically are one of the last aid groups to leave a disaster site. Several from ECC have volunteered for a week or two at a time. Volunteer dates and locations are year-round. To find out more about this serving opportunity or to apply, click here!
VIRGINIA, CHRIST IN ACTION
Christ in Action was founded in 1982 by Dr. Denny & Sandy Nissley, and has grown into an international ministry touching lives around the world. In the late 90’s the focus shifted from street ministry to disaster relief, ministering to those in need as Jesus did.
Today with a volunteer base of thousands, Christ in Action is bringing hope to America’s families. Several from ECC have volunteered for a week or two at a time. Volunteer dates and locations are year-round. To find out more about this serving opportunity or to apply, click here!
Uganda, Stevin Hoffman Ministries
More than a million people have fled their homes in Sudan due to civil unrest with many of them ending up as refugees in Northern Uganda. Stevin & Beverly Hoffman (members at ECC) have a heart to meet the spiritual needs of those in settlements like Rhino Camp in Aura, Uganda.
While the Ugandan government is attempting to meet the physical needs of those in this camp, the spiritual needs are being neglected. The Hoffman’s desire to make a few trips, as the Lord leads, with small teams of persons interested in prayer/intercession, ministry of the Word, and medical care.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or simply have questions, contact them directly.
Call or text Stevin Hoffman at 717.572.2258
John & Danya Hess (members at ECC) give primary leadership to the YWMA base in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Having served together on this base staff for a number of years, not only are they familiar with the culture and mission, but also have relational equity in the region.
This YWAM base sets on a beautiful property, overlooking Montego Bay and is a terrific place to volunteer (especially during our winter months!). They currently are in desperate need of skilled tradesmen to help renovate several dorm/housing facilities: plumbers, electricians, painters, and concrete block layers to name a few. Due to limited staffing, they have the capacity to host 2-5 persons at a time anytime throughout the year. This is a great place to serve together as a couple or family for a week or two.