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“How then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?
And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
And how can they preach unless they are sent?…”
Romans 10:14-15a

Missions – reaching out, preaching out, living out the Good News.  We believe that while we may not all be called to serve on the foreign mission field…all ARE called to serve.  Join us.

Mexico City

Recent trip: June 22-29, 2019

Mexico City, Mexico – June 22-29, 2019, with Operation Serve International. To learn more check them out at www.operationserve.org.  
 
 
Eligibility – Member of our Four Mile family, age 18 and over.  Students under the age of 18 are more than welcomed to join us, but must be accompanied by at least one parent or someone who will act as legal guardian for the duration of the trip.
 
 
A passport is needed for this trip. Tetanus, Hepatitis A & B immunizations are strongly suggested.
 
 
Purpose – to partner with small local churches to serve the poorest of the poor who live in the city by providing free medical, dental, optical and hair care, along with a children’s ministry area, bringing them into our service area to hear about and experience and accept the love of Jesus, and get them connected to those local churches. You do NOT have to be a medical professional to participate, EVERYONE can serve on this trip! It is an excellent FIRST mission experience for all; we’ve had many folks take this trip as a family…there’s a place for all to serve.
 
 
For more information, please contact Marcy Helm at marcy@fourmile.org 

 Dominican Republic

 

Recent trip: July 27 – August 3, 2019

Barahona (Batey Central), Dominican Republic – July 27 – August 3, 2019, with Hearts for Dominican. To learn more check them out at http://heartsfordominican.weebly.com/

 
 
Eligibility – Member of our Four Mile family, age 18 and over.  Students under the age of 18 are more than welcomed to join us, but must be accompanied by at least one parent or someone who will act as legal guardian for the duration of the trip.
 
 
A passport is needed for this trip. Tetanus immunizations must be up to date.
 
 
Hearts for Dominican is a Mission supporting Pastor Wilkyns Chal Bautista. Batey Central is  a slum area located within the city limits of Barahona DR.  Batey Central’s population is made up primarily of Haitian immigrants or people of Haitian descent, many of whom have no citizenship and are thus not entitled to education, medical treatment and other public services. 
 
 
With Wilkyns vision a school was constructed here in 2011 through the help of Mt. Vernon church in Mississippi.  Children in this school do not have citizenship or any documentation that would allow them to attend government sponsored schools. Four Mile will partner with Wilkyns and perform much needed building projects for his school. Our hope and desire is to develop a deep lasting relationship with the community of Batey Central and to work with Wilkyns as he fulfills the vision God has given him to work in this area.
 
 
For more information, please contact Bill Nixon at noxin45@gmail.com

The Center – Midland, PA

There is a small town at the border of Pennsylvania and Ohio named Midland, PA. It is a town much like other formerly great towns which thrived due to the steel industry, and felt the sharp sting of joblessness as that same industry died. It is a town afflicted with poverty, broken homes, and dreams of better days. Yet, it is not a town of hopelessness.

A decade ago, we had no idea such a place existed, nor any intention of one day being so enthralled by its residents. And yet, that is exactly where we are today.

About 12 years ago, the pastor of my church, Four Mile, started making some connections with the leaders of this town located just down the road from our own. It was then that God started putting on his heart a desire to reach out to and extend our support to this community. The reality was that while not far in distance, our communities were starkly different in resources. So, it began with a work day renovating a playground, and led to other such community partnerships as planting flowers with the West End Renaissance Committee and being a part of community events.

Our desire to make an even bigger impact led us to running our first camp in August of 2010 for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade. We were thrilled as the camp grew each day serving nearly 70 kids by the week’s end. And this is when we fell in love with Midland and the people who call it home.

It was then that God put on Pastor Martin’s and our church’s hearts a definitive call to become a permanent part of this awesome community. As we prayed about it, God made it all so clear. In fact, I remember driving through the town one day and seeing a group of people. The thought I had at that time was, “I truly can’t wait to get to know you!” God planted a seed of deep love for people we didn’t yet know, and we knew we were about to take the greatest leap of faith we ever had.

It is now 2019, and we are constantly amazed at what has transpired over the past several years. In September of 2011 we were able to purchase a building, and opened a child care center there three months later. After a year of renovations to the other floors, our food and clothing banks made their debuts in December of 2012. And after much training, praying, and recruiting, we opened our doors to the children and youth of the community in January 2013, where we help them with homework, serve them a meal, and get to show them God’s amazing love each week.

To date, more than 900 kids in kindergarten through high school have entered our doors and new ministries continue to bloom. We have had art, cooking, and mechanics classes, as well as trips to Pittsburgh and a KaBOOM! grant that allowed us to build a new playground in the town, through our funding partner Duquesne Light. We have also been able to start a music ministry with peer mentors, which is thriving in a school district that no longer offers that as an option for the students. It has also been exciting to launch a community based one-to-one mentoring program with our partners at Family Guidance, which is altering the trajectory of so many young lives. We have also had the privilege of being the first expansion site of Communicycle, whose mission is to reach kids with the Gospel through fixing/restoring bikes. We not only have a trailer on-site, but now also have another site at 714 Midland Ave. And this year we have felt a call to reach out and equip, encourage & empower the women of this community through fitness classes, events, and Bible study. We can’t wait to witness how their homes & communities will be transformed as God works in their lives.

Our mission is to equip and empower generations, but we know we cannot do that alone. Therefore one of our greatest efforts has been pursuing partnerships within the community and with other organizations and individuals, such as the Midland Borough, Midland schools, YMCA, Boy Scouts, Job Training for Beaver County, local churches, and residents. For us, this is one of the most exciting parts of what God is doing through The Center- working together with others to tap into the vast potential of these kids and adults that just needs a little support and encouragement to thrive.
 
To get involved with The Center: email jen@midland.center or cory@midland.center