$112,000 for International Compassion
$64,000 to Children’s Lifeline in Haiti (childrenslifeline.com)
Children’s Lifeline is a ministry in Haiti for disadvantaged children. These funds will support the building of a wall at Lifeline’s new orphanage for children with no parents. The wall must be built before the orphanage may open. Funds will also support a welding school and a second story addition to their trade school which will accommodate any child K-12 who would like to attend school.
$33,000 to the Island Nation
Through Pastors Carlos and Rose, these funds will be providing food aid to an additional 20 pastors and families (from the current support of 15). These funds will also allow them to replace a van that was purchased for them by River Oaks many years ago.
$6,000 for 30 Hour Famine
These funds will be used to support our Student Ministry’s 30 Hour Famine. This is a program orchestrated by World Vision, a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities worldwide to tackle the causes of poverty, injustice, and hunger.
$4,000 to Renuevos de Vida Church
Renuevos de Vida Church is in Saltillo Mexico. These funds will be used to sponsor “kids club”. Pastors go into the poor neighborhoods and do weekend evangelistic events geared towards children, with the “treat” of the event being a meal. This activity doubles as an opportunity to connect with parents and adults who are un-churched.
$2,500 to Crown of Love
Crown of Love is an Evangelical Free church in Palatine, IL ministering to the Latino community. These funds will be used for upgrades to their facility and help support their community outreach.
$2,500 to Missionaries from River Oaks (split evenly between our missionaries)
– Aaron & Elizabeth Badenhop with Campus Crusade, serving at Ohio State University
– Doug & Rene Dyksen with Campus Crusade, serving at Indiana University
– Ashley Nienaber, serving on staff with Mission Year in Atlanta, GA
– Sean Murphy, serving on staff at Church Community Services in Elkhart
– Emily Minnick, serving at New Life Centers in Chicago, IL