If you are looking for an example of how you might use your talents in the Lord’s work, you need look no further than PieceQuilters. A dedicated group of women, the PieceQuilters, work every Tuesday afternoon at the church sewing quilts for a variety of mission and outreach activities. They make comfort quilts for hospice and dialysis units and snoedles [comfort items] for the neonatal unit at Unity Point Medical Center. Other recipients of quilts include fire and tornado victims, the homeless, the Mary Treglia House clients, as well as veterans. Young people of the church also receive a quilt honoring their graduation from high school.
Kids Hope USA programs create one-on-one mentoring relationships between adult church members willing to give a little time and a lot of love, and at-risk elementary schoolchildren in their community who desperately need loving, caring adults in their lives. To learn about this exciting and important program click here. To find out how to become a mentor or prayer partner, Contact the Kids Hope director, Melanie Jacobsen.
Twice a month throughout the year, members of Peace Reformed lead a worship service at the Sioux City Gospel Mission.
Medical and agricultural development needs are extreme in Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world. Niger has only a rudimentary health system, so disease is widespread, and the country is always teetering on the edge of famine. Jeremy and Susan Beebout work with the Evangelical Church of the Republic of Niger (EERN) to build ministry programs, enabling Nigerien Christians to share Christ's love with the people of Niger by addressing their health and agricultural needs. Jeremy, an agronomist, works with agricultural development efforts. Susan, who is a doctor, helps develop the church's health ministries. The couple has four children, Lydia, Eliza, Abigail, and Benjamin. The Beebouts serve in partnership with Evangelical Church of the Republic of Niger. Read more about this mission on the Beebout's newsletter.