Turning Point Counseling
Turning Point is a counseling center in North Webster, Indiana. We are a non-profit organization committed to relevance in our community and the surrounding areas. We believe in health, healing, hope, growth, recovery, and transformation as foundational goals for ourselves and those we have the privilege of serving. We believe in a biopsychosocial-spiritual theoretical approach. This means that we look at helping clients in all major domains of their lives. We respect and value the dignity of each individual. We value the beauty of difference and equality as we walk alongside our clients. www.myturningpt.com
Fellowship Missions (2017 Be Rich Partner)
Fellowship Missions provides a place of refuge through a homeless shelter and a transitional house for men, women and families in the Warsaw community. Community meals are an opportunity for personal connection. Friendships are forged and concerns are shared in a Christ-centered environment. Fellowship Missions has a continual need for volunteers and they have a separate application form that must be filled out by every volunteer in advance and needs 3-5 days to process once it is submitted. In addition, they prefer an individual or group leader contact them in advance to inquire about availability (serving meals) since they fill up their volunteer spots pretty quickly. To volunteer the best person to contact is Melissa Dimopoulos, who is their Community Relations Director, at: 574-268-9555; firstname.lastname@example.org. www.fellowshipmissions.net
The Heart Institute
The H.E.A.R.T. (Hunger Education And Resources Training) Insitute is an interdenominational traning center designed to prepare people to serve effectively in the thrid world. Located in sub-tropical Florida, HEART operates a village community that stimulates many aspects of third world living. Their goals are to provide internships for prospective students around the globe, scholarships and extend the program. www.heart-institute.org
Whites Family Services
A Christ-centered organization existing to serve since 1850, White’s has helped families in crisis, in transition and in need of support through its accredited and comprehensive continuum of community-based services, foster care, adoption support and residential treatment programs. Our statewide network of facilities and seasoned providers allows us to support children, teens and families with a variety of services when they need it, wherever they may need it. We realize that no family is exempt from tough times; it’s a hard time to be a parent and a hard time to be a teen. At our core, we provide hope for children, teens and families by offering services which challenge them to live lives of character, stability and service to others. www.whiteskids.org
Teens Parents Succeeding
The mission of Teen Parents Succeeding is to work in conjunction with the Wawasee School Corporation, the community and area churches to provide affordable child care enabling teen parents to complete their high school education. Participants are required to attend weekly support group meetings and parenting life skills training. These are preparing them to be responsible parents and productive citizens in the community after high school. www.teenparentssucceeding.org
Combined Community Services
The mission of Combined Community Services is to provide comfort, hope and tangible resources for neighbors in need. CCS is located in the Warsaw area and collaborates with local churches and individuals to encourage and enable self-sufficiency. CCS offers programs that are practical, giving a “hand up not a hand out” and continue to look for new ways to remove old barriers for low-income residents of Kosciousko county. www.combinedcommunityservices.org
In more than 90 languages and 190 countries around the world Gideons are actively distributing copies of God’s Word free of charge. The local Wawasee Gideon Camp distributes scripture to physicians, dentists, lawyers, nursing homes, hotels, Kosciusko jail, county fairs and the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. They also provide Bible mentoring and church service every Thursday night at the country jail for men and women. www.gideons.org
Kids Hope USA
Kids Hope USA helps meet the emotional, social and academic needs of “at risk” children by giving them a one-to-one, Jesus-with-skin-on, relationship with a mentor from our church. This is NWCOG’s ministry to children and families in our neighborhood. A mentor gives one hour per week to meet with the same child throughout the school year. Mentor training is provided to fully equip the volunteer to build a relationship with their assigned child. www.kidshopeusa.org
Life Care House
The Life Care House is an extension of North Webster Church of God and attempts to meet the basic household needs of those in our community. The LCH provides basic toiletry, health, and household items at a very affordable price. These items are donated from church members. Learn more about the Life Care House.
Boomerang Backpacks (2017 Be Rich Partner)
Boomerang Backpacks is a program that assists to nourish low-income elementary students on weekends by providing backpacks full of food, and to inspire high school students to experience community service through project-based learning and student internships. Their tagline is, “Helping to fight childhood hunger one Boomerang Backpack at a time.” The program currently serves over 3,700 students in 36 elementary schools. Specifically, we support the elementary schools in the Wawasee school district.
The Rose Home (2017 Be Rich Partner)
The Rose Home is a transitional living home for women who choose to recover from drug and alcohol addictions. Their homes are places of hope, places where women can see the joy of new beginnings and a promise for tomorrow. Their program is 8 months long and includes a variety of activities and group discussions every week to equip and develop women spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. The women are encouraged to attend local churches and support groups while in the program such as Celebrate Recovery, Turning Point, and the Bowen Center. To volunteer sign-up here.
Mission of Hope
Since 1998, Mission of Hope has grown from a small mission on a barren piece of land to a village of hope that houses over 60 children. The mission includes a Hospital of Hope with full operating rooms, a prosthetic lab and a clinic which sees over 150 patients per day. The School of Hope provides Christian based education for 2500 students and ranks in the the top 5% of all schools in Haiti. Nearly 1000 men, women and children worship each Sunday morning at the Church of Hope. They currently provide over 50,000 nutritious lunches to school children every day through a local partnership. www.mohhaiti.org
Dave and Kathy Simpson
Dave and Kathy (Rankin) Simpson from Warsaw, IN are career missionaries to Bulgaria. They are the first missionaries from Global Missions. Kathy uses her gifts in music and teaching to minister within the local congregation. Dave has served in youth ministry and teaching. Together they are implementing strategies for Christian growth int he community, supporting local pastors, teaching Bible classes and developing Christian community leaders. http://chogglobal.org/missionaries/
Alfonso and Elizabeth Ayala
For over 20 years, Alfonso and Elizabeth (Betty) Ayala have served in Belize as Sunday School teachers, camp counselors, conference leaders, Bible study leaders, health and community development workers. The couple is well equipped for the challenges of rural Belize with their degrees in medicine, health and theology. Alfonso is a medical doctor working in cooperation with the government, advising and participating in different committees and task forces.Elizabeth teaches Spanish as a second language at a local high school. http://chogglobal.org/missionaries/
Dave and Sharon Matti
Dave and Sharon Matti are active members of North Webster Church of God. They were commissioned in 1986 as Wycliffe Bible translators and missionaries to serve the Mamasa people on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia translating the Bible into the native language for nearly 100,000 Mamasa speakers. The Matti family lived in Indonesia until 2001. Since that time David commutes several times a year to work with local translators. www.wycliffe.org
A Young Family Serving in North Africa
This young family (from our area) is currently serving in North Africa and their identity cannot be revealed for their protection. Their ministry context is 99% Muslim–a region of “unreached” people groups. This means that the local community of believers is too small or lacks the vision and/or resources to reach, the not-yet-believing population. Few have ever had a meaningful conversation with a Christian and most have never seen a Bible. The socio-political environment is increasingly uncertain yet the spiritual hunger is growing. Many are asking questions and looking for truth using the internet. This young family is part of a missions team that is fishing for men and women of peace by using media tools and building relationships in the community. Their ultimate aim is to see multiple generations of healthy churches reproducing themselves throughout the region. In 2016, pray for the following: (1) That this family would abide in Jesus (John 15:5) and maintain healthy relationships with each other and those around them; (2) For 3 people of peace who would engage their family/friends to discover and obey the Word of God; (3) For (at least) 5 commitments to Christ through baptism and 2 church groups to form under their discipling care.