From the beginning of time God spoke about the importance of children. Jesus made this clear when he said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:13-14

Samaritan’s Purse has followed Christ’s spoken word and millions of children each year are coming to Christ through Operation Christmas Child and the Great Journey Discipleship Program. Since 1993 over 168 million children have received the gift-filled gospel opportunity shoe box. These young believers are sharing their faith and the gospel to their families and communities.

Maranatha Chapel and Maranatha Christian School has participated in OCC since 1996 and impacted over 68,000 children through the shoe box and 9,000 children have come to Christ.

Are you interested in learning about Arabic culture and the faith of Islam? Open The Gates offers a course called Understanding Islam. The purpose of this course is to furnish a non-Muslim audience with an understanding of the Islamic faith, its history, culture, and impact on civilization. Equipped with this knowledge, the goal is to develop a heart for the Muslim community and encourage cross-cultural interactions with friends, neighbors and coworkers associated with the Islamic religion.

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7 years ago, GMO asked, “What if we put the gospel online? Would people care?” Since then, over 50 million people have not only cared—they’ve believed. 50 million out of 6 billion just scratches the surface. Will you help reach the rest? The world is searching online. Global Media Outreach, a non-profit Christian organization, helps people find Jesus.

For more information and how you can be involved in Global Media Outreach, please contact Ken Prentiss at

Offering support, instruction, inspiration and networking to Christian writers.

Members of the Guild are committed to the advancement of the Kingdom of God through the use of the spoken and written word. The Guild recognizes God as the source of inspiration, the Giver and Developer of talent and the Provider of suitable and satisfying writing opportunities. Members are committed to write that which is consistent with God’s character and His Holy Word. Writers are encouraged to use their varied talents to facilitate communication, bonding and encouragement within the Church, the community, and the world.

The SonShine Society is an inter-denominational organization for the purpose of challenging local churches and individual Christians to provide a consistent and effective Christian witness to people who, due to age or physical impairment, are unable to participate in the worship and instructional services of the Christian church. The setting is usually a Nursing Home, Care Center or other long-term medical care facility.

For more than 50 years it has been more than our purpose – it has been our privilege — to help San Diego’s homeless and poor populations create better lives for themselves and, in turn, build a better community for us all. Meeting basic needs, then go further. They help our clients address the challenges behind their homelessness for positive, lasting change.

If you would like more information about Nueva Vida Haven, and how you you can be involved please email Rosemary Mack at

ReachOut Jail & Prison Ministry is an opportunity for volunteers to bring encouragement, hope and the good news to those who are incarcerated. This ministry is comprised of the: PenPal Ministry and Jail Ministry.


If you would like to learn more about the Jail Ministry email Nick Aneshansley at
If you would like to learn more about the PenPal Ministry email Lynne Cook at

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