Niger 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
Capital Life has helped organize, fund, and facilitate children’s Vacation Bible camps in Niger, Africa. A goal in facilitating the camps is discipleship by helping raise up future Christian leaders. This is done through Bible lessons, skits, and worship. The camps also allow the children to simply have fun and engage in competition. We do this in conjunction with long term missionary friends of Capital Life, Neal and Danette Childs. They have had a host of ministry activities in Niger including a Discipleship program, Bible School, radio ministry, food relief, economic efforts, primary schools, and their family has planted more than 40 churches. They have also opened Abraham’s Place, a home that gives youth the opportunity for constant discipleship and enhanced opportunities with education.
For those of us that have been to Niger only once or multiple times, the experience has been life altering. View past videos here on our YouTube page, and to learn more about the Childs’ ministry, go to http://runintl.org/
The 2016 Thailand team was sent by Capital Life Church to partner with Go To Nations, Asian Mission Outreach Foundation, Chiang Rai International Christian school, and Restoration 61. While being discipled by longterm missionaries David and Christine Anasco, the team was immersed in the Thai culture and given numerous opportunities to share the love of Christ. Some of these included using the Bible to teach English, taking part in construction projects, partnering with a ministry to the red-light district, joining village outreaches, praying for and with the Thai people, and building relationships. The team was honored to be a part of these ongoing ministries in Thailand and is excited to hear about the ways God continues to move through them in the future!
Haiti 2012, 2014, 2015
Capital Life Church has had the privilege of sending two teams to Haiti to serve alongside long term missionaries Tom and Beverly Brumbley of Evangelistic World Outreach. In 2012, we helped build a Pastor’s home, laid the foundation of a church, and ministered to hundreds of children. In 2014, Capital Life Church painted the church, constructed pews, and ministered to children in numerous villages. The Haitian children are amazing and love to play games with us. We went with the idea of blessing the Haitian people, but returned being the ones who were blessed.
The 2014 Romania Missions Team (a.k.a. Romaniacs) partnered with the international organization Children to Love, ministering to orphaned and abandoned children and teens in the capital city of Bucharest. Through a variety of activities such as Bible-based skits and lessons, puppet shows, crafts, sports, games, and simply getting to know these youth, the 8-member team supported the Christ-centered, relationship-building focus of Children to Love and its Romanian staff. The team visited an orphanage, a day care center, and the Home of Hope, a foster care apartment home for girls run by Children to Love. The team also assisted a group of developmentally disabled children from a rehabilitation center at an outing to McDonalds and spent time at the Children to Love Bucharest ministry headquarters with children and teens from several different social apartment communities.
Philippines 2009, 2011, 2013
Capital Life Church had the privilege of partnering with the Anasco family and their ministry in Iloilo, Philippines. The Anascos work with the Sonshine Center–a ministry to street children and their parents–and support the missionaries who use the center as a base for their outreach. The Anascos train missionaries from all over the world to carry on the work of ministry, evangelism, and teaching. While in country, the Capital Life team helped with three kids camps, taught Bible Study, ministered to families who live next to mountains of garbage in the city dump. We washed feet, clipped nails, donned silly costumes, played sports, fed the hungry, hugged the lonely, and encouraged the Filipino Church. To learn more about their ministry, click on this link: http://anascomissions.blogspot.com/
In 2007, we went to Guatemala and worked with a church that is a site for Compassion International (El Verbo). We participated in activities with the children and did construction on the school connected to the church. It was an amazing experience deeply connecting with the local church members.
South Africa 2006
Working with leaders affiliated with Westville Presbyterian Church in the metropolitan Durban area, the 2006 Capital Life South Africa Missions Team helped to lead a Vacation Bible School in an impoverished urban Zulu village. The team presented the Gospel through Bible lessons and dramas, assisted with praise and worship, and led activities such as painting, crafts, games, and sports. The team also ministered in a hospice for babies afflicted with conditions such as HIV and cerebral palsy. Finally, the team painted a school classroom that was sponsored by the Christian ministry Crossroads International.
New Orleans 2006
Our missions program really kicked off in 2006 with a trip to New Orleans. In New Orleans Capital Life teamed up with Desire Street Ministries and gutted houses eight months after hurricane Katrina hit.