One of the greatest ways we make an impact in our local community is by partnering with local non-profits in the Merrimack Valley. Similarly, there are tough areas around the world where our responsibility as followers of Jesus remains clear to share the love of Christ in word and also by serving. Home and abroad, our goal is to serve and to be agents of change and transformation.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45
Foster Care Workers: GracePoint will be joining with other local churches in showing support and care for children in foster care and their DCF (Department of Children and Families) workers. We plan to paint and furnish the children visit rooms. These are rooms where children in care have supervised visits with their parents while in DCF custody. They are also used for some other things such as parenting classes and foster care support groups. Our long term goal is to engage those children in the system along with the DCF workers as we share with them the love of Christ. For more information please contact Romie Mundy.
Somebody Cares Food Pantry: We’ve partnered with Somebody Cares New England to help provide food to those in need. Food items are distributed on the last Thursday of the month. Prior to the distribution, SCNE needs help moving, unboxing, and organizing the donated food items.
We support three global organizations:
1. New Hope Eurasia: Moldova is a small European country landlocked between the Ukraine and Romania. Though its natural resources are vast, it is one of Europe’s poorest nations, with extreme unemployment and over 70% living under the poverty line. Their need is great. But our commitment to Moldova is not only to meet their physical needs. We long for the people of Moldova to know Christ. GracePoint sends a team to Moldova to evangelize, train, and assist Oleg Reutki and New Hope Eurasia with their mission to win the lost for Christ.
2. The Saavedra Family: Panama is a Central American country that Frank and Silvia Saavedra have been serving since 1993. As a part of ReachGlobal staff, their goal is to glorify God multiplying transformational churches among all people. They minister to people through churches and church planters around Panama. Their main ministries include evangelism, discipleship and the development of leadership while equipping believers to advance the mission.
3. Development Associates International: Paul Borthwick serves on the staff of Development Associates International which is a training group dedicated to the character and ministry development of leaders in the under-resourced world. He speaks annually at Gracepoint and has written several books on his learnings, two of which are: Great Commission, Great Compassion and Western Christians in Global Mission.