Join our First Friends Family in lifting up our missionaries in prayer.
At First Friends we directly support career missionaries locally and nationally as well as provide support for stateside and international organizations through our tithes and offerings. We support missionaries through our denomination alongside other churches in the Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region through our giving to the Great Commission Budget.
We pray for the missionaries and organizations we support.
We go on mission trips to serve and spread the gospel in person.
Who is your neighbor? Who are the ones before you that need to know God’s transformative love? And will you allow yourself to be used by God and see the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ rescue the lost souls to their Savior?
I pray this resource will be an encouragement and a guide for you, your groups, your families and even individuals to “Love Your City.”
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Locally, we support the following organizations and people. If you are looking for a place to serve within our community we encourage you to look into the following options:
- CSRM (Church Sports and Recreation Ministers)
- Steve Robinson, (H.O.T.) Homeless Outreach Team
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Stark and Carroll Counties
- Lighthouse Ministries: Canton
- Martin Center
- Pregnancy Choices: Canton & Akron
- Refuge of Hope: Canton
- Young Life of Stark County
- Cindy Mandrell, Director of C.O.O.L.
- Chad Frank, of H2O church in Kent
Some of our missionaries listed are involved in international mission organizations stateside to assist in recruiting, administration, logistics, and the pre-field training. Initials or partial names are used due working in closed countries.
- M & S. A. work to recruit, train, and support missionaries in closed countries for People International
- Brain & Alyssa Holady, Cru Ohio State
- Brian and Breanna Hayes, YoungLife West Virginia
- Dave and Susan living in Orlando and serving on the Global Strategy Team with The Jesus Film Project.
- Tom Young – Campus Crusade For Christ
- Shareen Orchard, GFA World (Gospel for Asia), Wills Point, Texas
Some of these missionaries work in hostile, closed countries, and for their safety and the safety of local believers we cannot identify them online. Therefore, initials or partial names are used to identify.
- Jacob and Jaya Beera – Hope Ministries, International
- Cary and Reny Clifton – MapGlobal (Currently in Asheville, NC)
- Josh and Abigail Jellel – Send International in Taiwan
- M & V. K.
- K & K. K.
- S. K.
Mexico, Central, and South America
- Bill and Karen Rumple, Grace and Peace Missionary Fellowship , Dominican Republic
Russia and Ukraine