Each year we do a Missions Project here at Whitehall where we come together as a body of Christ through our summer youth camps, camp meeting, and greater community to provide missions support towards a particular cause. It is our hope through this mission that we can be the hands and feet of Jesus and show the love of Christ.
2018 Project: Villa Vilorio Church of God in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
This year we will be supporting the Villa Vilorio Church of God in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic.
Over the past few years many from the Church of God in Pennsylvania have been participating in mission trips to Hato Mayor, DR. There have been many opportunities to build relationships and participate in the work God is doing in the areas surrounding the city of Hato Mayor. God has opened the door to partner with the local Pastor in the congregation just outside of Hato Mayor, in a small town called Villa Vilorio. The church has been growing and is currently looking for a more permanent home. They currently meet in a small structure, pieced together from branches and tin on a small piece of rental property. Just recently the congregation was informed that the property would no longer be available to them. We believe that we as the Church of God in Western PA have the means to provide a solid home for the Villa Vilorio Church of God. Our intent is to raise the funding to buy property and construct adequate facilities to meet the needs of the congregation and the community. We intend to build a permanent home for the church as well as a home for Pastor Asnel and his family.
We invite you to partner with us in the endeavor! We will be taking up an offering during Camp Meeting and youth camps to contribute towards this project. Would you prayerfully consider what God might have you give towards this project?
Previous Missions Projects:
2017: “Tela Church in Honduras” – In 2017 we raised funds to send to the Church of God in Honduras to help with the start of their new church plant in the town of Tela.
2016: “Children of Promise” – In 2016 we raised funds to help with the sponsorship program of Children of Promise, the sponsorship program specifically run through the national Church of God.
2015: “Donate Your Souls” – In 2015 we collected new and gently used shoes to be sent overseas to Third World Countries to allow them the opportunity of starting their own businesses.