Missions We Support


God’s Shelter of Love

God’s Shelter of Love – 929 N Union, Decatur, IL. The shelter provides housing for single parents with children, married couples and single women. This is a unique ministry. They are the only shelter in Macon County that services married couples, as well as the only truly free shelter in the county. The objective is to minister to these individuals so they can break the cycle, and find employment and permanent housing. There is no time limit for the length of stay as long as there is an effort and desire to change from homelessness to a home of their own. The goal of God’s Shelter of Love is to show God’s love for all mankind, minister to needs and tell of the hope we have in Jesus Christ. Click here to visit their website.



Life Ministries

(Dwight & Shelia Randall)

Dwight & Sheila Randall are missionaries in Perth, Western Australia. He is the director of Life Ministries, which evangelizes in Australia. He is also the Chairman of Pregnancy Problem House where expectant mothers can receive Christian counseling and practical help in seeing their pregnancies to full term. Through the efforts of this ministry the lives of at least 1,000 babies have been saved. In addition, Dwight serves as the 
President of the Coalition for the Defense of Human Life, and is the Vice President of the Christian Democratic Party in Western Australia. For more information click here to visit their website.


 Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln Christian University is a Christian higher education community whose mission is to nurture and equip Christians with a Biblical worldview to serve and lead in the church and the world. The principal means we use to accomplish this mission are teaching, learning, leading, and serving through undergraduate and graduate programs offered in three schools, each of which has a distinct educational goal: The School of Undergraduate Studies is a residential undergraduate school whose educational goal is to prepare servant leaders who know God’s Word, engage God’s world, and pursue God’s will for their lives. The Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies is an undergraduate and graduate school for working adults whose educational goal is to enable servant leaders to be more effective in their chosen professions through programs delivered through non-traditional means taught from a Christian worldview. The Seminary is a graduate theological school whose educational goal is to develop servant leaders to equip churches and church-related organizations to carry out Christ’s Great Commission in the world. To view LCU’s webpage click here.


Little Galilee Christian Assembly

Little Galilee Christian Assembly (LGCA) operates a 228 acre camp near Clinton, Illinois. They offer a wide variety of camping experiences for both youth and adults. Their mission is to provide teaching and programs that lead youth and adults to commit their lives to Jesus. They desire to encourage Christians to be strong in their faith, their service and their church. Little Galilee Offers: Youth Camps, Cycling Camp, Dads/Lads Retreat, Mother/Daughter Retreat, Day Camps, One Night Camps, Full Week Camps, Family Camps, Fishing Camp, Equestrian Camp, Athletes Week, Fine Arts Week, Home-School Camp, Christian Motorcycle Rally, Main, Wilderness, and Outpost Camps, Men’s Retreat, Ladies’ Retreat, Singles’ Retreat, Senior Saints Day and Retreat Facilities. For more information click here  to visit their website.

Mathetes Youth Ministry

(Rodger and Dixie Shewmaker)

Rodger and Dixie Shewmaker from Moweaqua have been back and forth to the Philippines for over 28 years.  They are currently working in the city of Digos in southern Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines. Here the drop in Youth Center is across the street from the National High School.  They have a Team in place there, the Team runs the Youth Center. They engage with the students at the Youth Center by inviting them to join any of the activities offered.  Additionally. The Team plans and leads all the daily Youth Center activities, worship times, Summer Camps, Summer Mission Trips, service projects, academic tutorials, Bible Studies, the Discipleship program, social activities, music lessons, movie nights and much more. The volunteers are college graduates who have a heart for youth ministry and volunteer full time.  Our desire is to hire these three excellent servants as full time employees.


New Life Pregnancy Center

New Life Pregnancy Center has been offering compassionate support to women facing unplanned pregnancies since 1986. They are there to answer your questions, provide free and confidential counseling, and offer classes and support that will empower you to make the best decision possible for your next step. An unexpected pregnancy comes with a lot of different emotions. If a baby is not in your plans you may feel fear, confusion and anger. It is difficult to make a decision when you are under stress and feeling overwhelmed. They can help. This is the time to talk with someone who can give you the information to make the best decision. They provide a safe place to talk, and to find out information about your options without judging. All of their services are free of charge and confidential.

Oblong Children’s Christian Home

Oblong Children’s Christian Home is a ministry of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. They minister to abused and troubled children (5 to 17 years old) providing them unconditional love, a stable structured environment, and a family-style group home. Children come to the home for a variety of reasons. The goal is to reunite the children with their families. To overcome the destructive habits, and to replace them with healthy habits that are maintained when the child returns home. Reunification normally takes at least 18 months. Regular follow up with the family involves teaching parenting skills and providing counseling. For more information click here to visit their website.

Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch

Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is an 1100 acre “kid ‘n cattle” ranch and school in  Western Montana, about 100 miles south of Glacier National Park. Since 1976 they have been successfully caring for children who need an alternative living situation. Children are accepted at any age through high school and come from all parts of the country. Above all, we encourage our kids to accept Christ and be baptized into Him if they have not already done so. The typical parent evaluation is: “You’ve worked a miracle in my child.”  For more information click on www.pinehaven.net to visit their web site.

Pioneer Bible Translators

(Andy & Shonna Ingram)

Pioneer Bible Translators is an evangelical, non-denominational mission committed to practicing and promoting Biblical Christianity, and the unity of all Christians. Andy and Shonna’s support comes primarily, but not exclusively, from the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.

  • The purpose of Pioneer Bible Translators is to disciple the nations by:
  • Providing Scripture in the language of the people Developing mother-tongue literacy programs.
  • Establishing and strengthening congregations
  • Promoting the ongoing use of translated Scripture
  • Training leadership among nationals for partnership in reaching our goals
“Our desire is to truly ‘Bring God’s Word to Life’ among people groups world wide who do not yet have His Word in their own language.”

 Restoration House Ministries, INC.

Their mission is to partner with the church in transforming the spiritual landscape of New England with the Gospel. Therefore, it seeks to provide Christian education for church leaders and other Christian workers. In addition to pastoral care for the weary and discouraged, and residential opportunities for long-term and short-term ministry needs. The most dramatic way to transform the spiritual landscape is through church planting. For more information click here to visit their website.