The Kibuye Hope project is an amazing medical mission undertaking in Burundi, East Africa. Burundi is arguably the poorest place on the planet, and the team of gifted physicians and others are bringing hope and healing in the name of Christ.
Langhorne Presbyterian Church has had the privilege of supporting Dr. John Cropsey, his wife Jess and their family from the beginning of this incredible undertaking. The integrity of this mission and the faithfulness of those called to serve in Burundi is second to none.
Kibuye Academy was created to provide education from the children of the Kibuye team and is vital to the well-being of the Kibuye project.
God may not be calling you to consider this opportunity (or is he?), but perhaps you could use you own contact list to share the need and the opportunity with others.
If you’d like to know more, contact Jess Cropsey using the email address provided in the attached flyer, or respond to Pastor Bill Teague by using the staff contact page.
From Jess Cropsey:
Teaching Adventure in Africa
Are you an elementary or middle school teacher interested in educating TCKs (Third Culture Kids)?
Our medical missionary team in Burundi, East Africa is looking for 2-3 teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. Kibuye Hope Academy serves the 9+ missionary families with children in grades K-8.
Teaching credentials and a two year commitment are preferred. Consider joining this vibrant community to bring training, healing, and hope in the name of Jesus to the underserved of Africa.
Check out our team blog at www.mccropders.com.
Contact Jess Cropsey for more information about the position: email@example.com
VBS FOR 2019: JULY 15-19
LPC’S VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL THEME FOR 2019— ROAR! (LIFE IS WILD)
Roar will help kids spark their imaginations with faith-building fun! This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.
Roar Vacation Bible School will transform LPC and a week July into a place and time buzzing with excitement! The program will be built around small groups made up of kids of a similar age or grade. Here’s a typical day at Roar: We will spend each day with opening songs and skits and then travel to craft, game, snack, and story stations stations with our small group crews. Every station is designed to reinforce the daily Bible Point in a hands-on, interactive way that keeps everyone engaged.
The daily themes at Roar are:
- When life is unfair, God is good!
- When life is scary, God is good!
- When life changes, God is good!
- When life is sad, God is good!
- When life is good, God is good!
For more information, call Kay Brown at the church office, 215-752-3200
In the Book of Acts, Jesus instructs his disciples (based out of Jerusalem) to be his "witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” A common way to interpret this passage is that Christians are to become a witness in the local community, regionally, and to the ends of the Earth. The Youth Mission Week will focus on the Jerusalem, or home, aspect of this command. A church in Oneonta, NY is graciously hosting our group and helping us to identify meaningful service projects in the area to accompany our commitment to provide training in building gospel-focused relationships and building a deeper personal relationship with Christ.
In addition to service and training, our group will also enjoy a great time of team building through a kayaking trip, hiking, and games (both in the gym and of course board games).
Purpose of Youth Mission Week, 2019:
- To promote a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and equip students to more effectively and boldly share their faith with their family and friends.
- Grow in knowledge and depth of relationship with Christ.
- Learn to create intentional relationships with people you are in regular contact with that allow for the gospel to be shared.
- Build community through serving others in partnership with a local church, attending team building activities, and through group bible study and prayer time.
- Incorporate the truth of the scriptures into everyday life through reflecting on the Word of God, spending time in prayer both corporately and individually, and through personal journaling.
- This trip is being planned for June 24th – 29th.
- Fundraisers are scheduled; Pound Auction (May 2), Car Washes (April 13, May 11, June 8)
- Cost: $75 Family Contribution & $75 fundraising
- This trip is available for all high school students (students entering into the 9th grade and above).
- Informational Meeting on March 3rd @ 12:30pm in Fellowship Hall
- Applications are due by March 15th
More Information: Contact Tyler Stanhope
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR! GIFTS THAT HELP CHANGE THE WORLD!
Alternative Gift Program 2019
LPC offers donors an opportunity to help change the world through charitable gifts to carefully selected agencies serving at home and around the world in the name of Christ. A gift from the AGP may be the perfect way to honor friends, colleagues, and loved ones.
Scroll thorugh these gift ideas and then download load an AGP Order Form here.
Fill out an order form for each person you are honoring with your gift(s). Enclose a check with the total amount made payable to “Langhorne Presbyterian Church” in an envelope/pew envelope. Place your order in the Sunday morning offering plate or mail to the church office.
When you purchase an alternative gift you will receive a unique greeting card. This card with an insert which describes the gift you have chosen can be mailed or given to the person you have honored, creating a shared blessing for you, the person honored and the recipient.
Your gifts will change the world! They are gifts of hope and love, empowering the poorest of the poor to sustain life and build a better future for subsequent generations.
I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty
and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and
you gave me a room. –Matthew 25:35
The Gift of Education
HUNTING PARK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY:
Hunting Park Christian Academy (HPCA) provides quality Christian education to at‐risk children from low income families in the Hunting Park community. Since most of the students are not raised in Christian homes, the staff strives to train them up in the ways of the Lord. Many of the students have heard the gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time at HPCA and have come to know the Lord. Your $50 gift can be designated to the school’s General Fund or their Scholarship Fund.
The Gift of Sight
KIBUYE EYE CLINIC:
“In Africa life expectancy is about five years if you go blind. It is a death sentence. Life is tough when you are blind in Africa. 75%-80% of blindness is treatable or totally reversible.” Dr. John Cropsey.
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in Africa. A fifteen minute procedure restores sight to those blinded by cataracts. Kibuye is also pioneering the use of chemotherapy to treat pediatric eye cancer. Its program is the first in Burundi to offer such treatment.
Your gift of $50 will provide for one cataract surgery or half of the cost of a round of chemotherapy for a child suffering eye cancer at Kibuye Eye Clinic in Burundi, East Africa.
The Gift of Good News
LIFE ABUNDANT MINSTRIES:
Through its work at the Bucks Country Jail, Life Abundant strives to break the cycle of repeated imprisonment by introducing inmates, ex‐offenders and their families to Jesus Christ. Through God’s love and grace inmates overcome their addictions or other problems that were the cause of their repeated incarceration. Life Abundant volunteers create relationships with inmates through Bible Studies. A Bible is an essential part of any new Christian’s growth. $10 will provide a New Life Study Bible to an inmate eager to read the word of God. A gift of $25 will provide three inmates or ex-offenders with a new Bible.
The Gift of Music
ESCOLA DE MUSICA:
Music is everywhere in the slums of urban Brazil. But it’s more than boom boxes and ear buds. Brazilians love to make music. Through its Escola de Musica, the Presbyterian Church in Jardim America, Belo Horizonte Brazil, provides an opportunity for the people of its impoverished neighborhood to learn to play the guitar, keyboard, or drums. Students not only learn the joy of music, they hear about the God who puts music in our hearts. Most students receive scholarships. A $25 gift to the Scholarship Fund will help those students continue to learn to play an instrument and about the God who love them.
The Gift of Shelter
GAiN MULTI-USE TARP:
Tarps are one of the most important tools in a humanitarian aid worker’s tool kit. When disaster strikes, tarps can be used for waterproof shelter, as a sanitary cover on the ground for sorting emergency food rations or for drying rice. Many GAiN relief workers build relationships with individuals as they provide new tarps to replace the worn, highly flammable materials refugees are using in camps.
$40 provides a durable tarp to shelter a family.
Boot Out Infections
A COUPLE OF CHRISTIANS - GUATEMALA
This initiative recognizes the problem of kids walking through the puddles and floods of the rainy season with inadequate footwear. As trash, mud, and even sewage flow down the streets, kids march through with old, torn, and non-waterproof sneakers and shoes. This results not only in colds and illnesses, but also foot and toenail infections.
You can show you care by providing a pair of boots to a needy child for $10.
The Gift of Warmth
ChoiceOne Pregnancy + Sexual Health Resource Center
ChoiceOne Pregnancy is a place where young women go when they are facing a pregnancy or motherhood alone. They go to ChoiceOne feeling scared, confused, and abandoned. Through ChoiceOne they find hope, support, and encouragement. They hear the good news of the Gospel. ChoiceOne staff and volunteers stand with them as long as they need support.
One of the ways ChoiceOne supports young moms is by providing needed supplies for their babies. During the winter months, bunting is needed to keep a baby warm. You can show your love and care for young moms and their babies by providing a baby bunting for $30.