Missions

Missions Update for 2021

Kim Nelson has recorded a video giving an update from the Mission’s Committee.  I encourage each of you to watch it to learn more about who our Church supports in the mission field, how they are supported and how you can help support them.  In the video Kim will explain the following information as well as tell us more about each or the missionaries we support with our Faith Promises. 

The current Faith Promise Goal is $18,000.   Missions are not supported in our Annual Church Budget but through additional “Faith Promises.”

Our Church’s Faith Promises will support 6 Long Term Missionaries in 2021

  • Steve & Kathy Austvold
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Choices & Voices
  • Coldwater Foundation
  • Jun & Regina Malon
  • Amy & Andy Schmidt

The proposed $18,000 will enable us to give these 6 missions $250/month for 2021.  Additional funds raised above the $18,000 will go towards Short Term Missions & International Dinners. 

How to Give this year

  • Monthly Pledge – please email your pledge for 2021 to Margie.delamater@gmail.com
  • One time gift – 12 people giving $250 would support 1 missionary for 2021
  • 1st & 2nd Thrift Store – Volunteer hours go towards non-profits

How we give:

  • Monetary
    • Short Term Missions $500
    • 2 year commitment from new missionaries
    • Long term support monthly to cover portions of their expenses
  • Prayer
    • Sunday Service Prayer for each of the 6 missionaries.  We also support the Mt. Rose Community Church in Grand Portage with prayer.

How we decide who to support:

  • Individuals/families that are members of our church body – or their extended family
  • People groups that are served ex. Philippines
  • What is the Mission? Ex. Sustainable crop production, sex trafficking/domestic abuse, leadership enrichment

Past Missions that have been supported – Church plant in St. Louis Park, YWAM, Mercy Ships, International Dinners, and many others.


Steve & Kathy Austvold

Steve is the EFCA Mission Mobilizer for the North Central District and for the Northern Plains District.  His role is to help equip local churches in their missions outreach worldwide.  Kathy is on the ReachGlobal Asia Justice Initiatives leadership team, which is a new initiative of the EFCA that is focusing on oppressed, devalued and at-risk women and children, particularly in the area of human trafficking.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.

Choices & Voices

A network of compassionate people caring for our community, to bring awareness to their choice, empower their voice, and promote healing from exploitation. Dedicated to the North Shore of Lake Superior community to embrace a spirit of compassion that creates hope not only to the vulnerable who have been exploited, but also to those who have wielded their power, yet know not love.

Coldwater Foundation

Coldwater Foundation exists to provide educational and outdoor leadership programs that promote maturity in people and transformation in community. In 2015 Coldwater purchased Mink Lake Wilderness Camp.

June & Regina Malon

Jun & Regina live in the Philippines. Pastor Jun’s ministry includes Radio Ministry on radio stations DXCP in General Santos City and DXFE in Davao City; Bible Distribution, Tagakaulo Pastor’s Bible Teaching, and Tagakaulo mother tongue translation. Regina and is currently a Tagakaulo Literacy teacher trainer and Sunday School teacher trainer producing educational materials for both.

Andy & Amy Schmidt

The Schmidt family will be working at the Kilimo Timilfu Farm on the coast of Tanzania. You can read more about their ministry here and more about the farm here.