Missions

Church at the Park Mission Trip

We will be working with Church At The Park for this special mission trip focused on their micro-shelter outreach to the homeless.

We will be serving from April 5-9. You are welcome to come a day late or leave a day early if you need to.

We are hoping to help in the following manner:

* Fencing

* Moving & leveling shelters

* Building beds

* Sorting & organizing at the donation center

* Anything else they may need – this is their project and we get to be God’s Hands & Feet to assist them!

Things you need to know:

* We will be staying at Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center in Turner, Oregon.

We will book your room for you based on what you sign up for on your registration form.

* Travel will be on your own, feel free to carpool or caravan

* We will most likely be eating out for most meals as a group (dutch treat). If you have dietary restrictions and cannot eat out, please plan ahead.

For more information, please contact Martin Flaherty at martinflaherty@deerflat.org or 208.459.3845.

Deer Flat supports a number of missions efforts locally and globally. We desire to come along side organizations, missionaries and individuals who are committed to helping others around the world. We provide financial support, volunteer support and/or other resources. Although our missions budget is part of our operating budget, you always have the option to give directly to missions at any time by selecting “Give” and choosing “Missions” in the drop down.

In addition to those listed below, we give a variety of one time gifts to individuals going into missions/ministry, scholarships for mission trips, special projects etc.

BISHOPS CRISIS RESPONSE FUND

The Free Methodist Church is marvelously connected to respond globally to the pain of crises as they appear.  We have a deeply rooted mission to bring relief to our brothers and sisters while taking the gospel to the poor.  Is the Lord preparing us for such a time as this as we extend compassionate hands in our own neighborhoods and around the world? This is an opportune time to creatively share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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BOISE RESCUE MISSION

Boise Rescue Mission Ministries reaches out to the community by teaching the Word of God and providing food, shelter, clothing and opportunities to recover from homelessness for men, women, and children in need. Boise Rescue Mission is the primary provider of homeless services in the state of Idaho with five facilities in Ada and Canyon counties. In addition to providing overnight shelter, meals and clothing, they offer a variety of programs to address homelessness in its entirety.

Deer Flat works directly with the Lighthouse Men’s Shelter and Valley Women and Children’s Shelter in Nampa.

COMPASSION CONNECT IDAHO

In 2014 a team of volunteers held Idaho’s first Compassion Clinic in Caldwell. Now, the team is expanding their outreach beyond Caldwell in order to continue uniting Jesus followers in the Treasure Valley region to serve their neighbors. To learn more about Compassion Connect Idaho and how you can get involved, please keep reading!

The Idaho team is powered by many volunteers whose faithful service has helped thousands of Treasure Valley residents receive compassionate health care and services.

  • Services Offered at Compassion Caldwell:
  • Basic dental care (cleaning, fillings, extractions, x-rays)
  • Basic medical exams and treatment care
  • Flu and TDAP immunizations
  • Blood pressure and diabetic screenings
  • Hair cuts
  • Free clothing
  • Free lunch
  • Community services networking and referrals
  • Child care, ages infant-12 (no potty trained required!)

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EDEN REFORESTATION PROJECT

Eden Reforestation Projects recreates healthy forest systems that restore hope, alleviate suffering, empower people, and build local economies in impoverished communities.

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives…one heart at a time. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel.

We are currently providing support to:

Sean Rooney – Canyon County

Austyn Chynoweth – Yakima Valley

FREE WHEELCHAIR MISSION

Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based nonprofit that designs and manufactures cost-efficient, durable wheelchairs for developing countries around the world.

In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, Free Wheelchair Mission has distributed 1.3 million wheelchairs to people living with disabilities in 94 developing countries around the world, providing renewed dignity, independence, and hope through the gift of mobility, at no cost to the recipient.

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GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRIES

Good Samaritan Ministries is pleased to offer our services in Caldwell, Idaho. We offer donation-based services for children, individuals and families in need.

Services include Christ-centered, non-denominational counseling, inner healing, trauma therapy, group support and educational resources, grants and financial assistance for children, individuals and families in need. It is our mission to support healing of the whole person and to foster a joy-filled lifestyle. All are welcome.

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HAITI

We have an ongoing desire to serve in Haiti in a variety of ways. We provide financial support for Dan and Dee Ann Snyder. Dan, a physician, coordinates medical work at Dessalines Hospital, and Dee Ann works in support staff areas.

We also provide financial assistance to a variety of needs through the Free Methodist “Country Share” program. We have sent and/or supported a number of teams through the years including building, well drilling, dental and medical efforts.

GENE & MINORI HALL - JAPAN

Gene and Minori are serving as Visa Voyagers in Tokyo, Japan. They have been serving on the field since August of 2019. With Evangelicals making up only 0.58 percent of the population, there is an urgent need for the gospel in Japan. Gene and Minori are serving in leadership development in Japan and Southeast Asia. Their primary role is to help equip pastors & leaders to serve well and to develop faithful leaders who will develop other faithful leaders thus multiplying leadership in the church and disciples in the marketplace.

HANDS OF HOPE NORTHWEST

Hands of Hope Northwest is a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization that is operated by volunteers, 4 part-time staff, and 1 full-time staff person. Our mission is to provide medical supplies and equipment to the under-served and assist the ministry of others. We collect medical equipment and supplies that hospitals and individuals no longer need and make them available to developing countries, other helping entities, and individuals right here in our area.

ROGER & ELLEN HASKINS - SOUTHEAST ASIA

South East Asia – US Based Partners
Roger and Ellen Haskins have served the Free Methodist church for 40 years in various ministry roles – including Roger’s eight years of service as a bishop of the FMC-USA. As they retired from pastoral ministry in the U.S., they began a new area of ministry and service. In January 2020 they joined the FMWM-Asia missionary team, serving to provide support and development for national leaders across Southeast Asia.

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HOPE HOUSE

Hope House exists to provide a home for children between the ages of six (6) and eighteen (18) (and then those youth who turn eighteen prior to or during their senior year in High School) who are emotionally impaired, developmentally disabled, and/or come from disrupted adoptions or dysfunctional families.

Hope House serves children from all areas of the United States, although the vast majority, come from the western United States. Children from other countries may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Read more

INTERNATIONAL CHILDCARE MINISTRIES

International Childcare Ministries advocates for the spiritual, educational, physical and social development of children by partnering with the global Free Methodist Church through sponsorships, scholarships and creative initiatives. We assist by providing materials and communicating this opportunity.

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DARIN & JILL LAND

Darin and Jill Land have been appointed as career missionaries to Asia. Darin will serve as Asia Regional Assistant with a focus on leadership development. Darin is also a Theology Professor at the Seminary in Manila. Deer Flat supports there ministry monthly through our Missions budget.

 

LIFELINE PREGNANCY CENTER

Lifeline Pregnancy Center is a Christian, life-affirming ministry that provides practical, spiritual and emotional help to women and those who influence their lives, who are dealing with the effects of an unplanned pregnancy, adoption or abortion. We do not discriminate in providing services because of race, creed, color, national origin, age or marital status.

Our patient advocates do not judge any person or situation. We care. We listen to your questions and concerns. You have options and we can help empower you with resources and information.

LOVE INC

Love INC of Treasure Valley is all about people helping people in the name of Christ. We invite you to find out more about how they partner with local Christian churches to bring about transformation in the lives of the broken and hurting in our community.

MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP

MAF MISSION
Sharing the love of Jesus Christ through aviation and technology so that isolated people may be physically and spiritually transformed.

MAF VISION
That every person on earth will experience the love of Jesus Christ and respond to the Gospel. — Philippians 2:10-11, John 3:16, Revelation 7:9

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MAF - TODD & CONNIE AEBISCHER

Todd is the Program Manager (Country Director) for MAF-International’s program in Papua New Guinea, Todd and his wife Connie are excited about this new challenge and a return to the world of aviation. Missions has been their passion and the focus of their hearts since their childhood in Oregon. Life-long friends, they married in 1988, at Medford First Church of the Nazarene, and in 1989 they had the opportunity to participate in a Work and Witness short-term mission trip to Dwarsloop, South Africa, where their call to missions was solidified. Read more

MAF - DANIEL GOHEEN

Daniel Goheen is a second generation MAF pilot/mechanic eager to follow in his parents’ footsteps. Daniel will be sharing Christ’s love through aviation by performing medical emergency flights and carrying evangelists, pastors, church workers, missionaries, doctors, aid workers, building supplies, mail, and medicines. He hopes to be involved in the local church and find time to disciple other men during his overseas service.

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SAMARITAN'S PURSE

2080BS – Bahamas EFH COVID Response

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

STUDENT MISSIONS

Throughout each year we sponsor and/or provide short term support to students pursuing ministry/mission, going on short term mission trips or serving in mission arena.

VOICE OF THE MARTYRS

The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ. His wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In the 1960s, Richard, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States. Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities that Christians face in restricted nations, while establishing a network of offices dedicated to assisting the persecuted church.