Serving With Oso

 

On Mission Team
Matthew 9:37-38: Then Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out the workers into his harvest field.”
Isaiah 6:8: Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us?”  And I said, “Here am I.  Send me!”

The On Missions Team exists to provide opportunities for Creekers to be on mission in our community and around the world.  We partner with local organizations and international missionaries to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of our community.

Current On Mission Partnerships:

Richard and Ximena Roseland, Orphanos, Tennessee  Roselands

The Roselands are Creekers who answered God’s call to work with orphans and at-risk children in 2007 through Orphanos, a global orphan care organization.  They first served in Queretaro, Mexico, then moved to Quito, Ecuador where they served for seven years.  Oso Creek has sent teams to lead VBS, hold medical clinics and help with construction projects in the communities that Richard and Ximena served.  Oso Creek, as well as many other individuals, supports the Roseland family in many ways, including prayer and financial support.  In the fall of 2016, Richard, Ximena and their children relocated to Memphis, Tennessee to work in the home office of Orphanos, so Richard is now a missionary to the missionaries who are serving the orphans across the world.  This translates to Richard traveling all across the world to minister to and equip those missionaries.  Ximena is also working at the Orphanos office in the department of financial support.  They are still On Mission, in the mission field and serving their community.  They also still need our support.  Please pray for Richard in his new position as he travels and for Ximena as she takes care of the family at home.  For more information, contact Rachel Wranosky.  E-mail: racheldw76@hotmail.com.

Nate Rubright, Bread College Ministry, Boston  Handing out Backpacks

Bread Coffeehouse exists to serve a community of college students who change their world as they become followers of Christ.  We believe that through radical hospitality we can provide a place that is accessible to those who might not necessarily feel comfortable walking into a church.  For more information, contact Nate Rubright.  E-mail: nate@breadcoffeehouse.org.

The Villa Assisted Living Community

Men’s Ministry hosts a monthly Bible study for the residents.  Every other Thursday morning, one of our pastors leads a Bible study and Ryan Smith leads in worship.  In addition, Creeker families participate in monthly Saturday events at the Villa.  Events include BINGO and other games, singing, crafts, coffee, sweet treats, and spending time with the residents.  For more information, contact Vanessa Garza.  E-mail: vanessa.amy.garza@gmail.com.

Church Without Walls for the Homeless                                                                           IMG_0120                           

We partner with CWW, a ministry serving the homeless and low income population in the Flour Bluff area with the Gospel message.  Creekers help provide meals for this ministry through out the year.  For more information, contact Ryan Smith. E-mail:  ryansmith2001@hotmail.com.

Adoption and Foster Care Alliance of the Coastal Bend

AFCA supports adoptive and foster families.  http://agaperanch.org
For more information, contact Susan Klaus.  E-mail:  susan@agaperanch.org

Basketball Ministry

Basketball Ministry came about when a couple Creekers decided to get in shape and used basketball to do it.  After a few months of being out there, it became an opportunity to minister to the kids and to share the love of Jesus with them.  Today, there are about 15 teenage boys that attend weekly.  They hear a devotional, share about their lives, play basketball and have come to depend on the consistency displayed by  Creekers who show up.  For more information, contact Rafa Berio.  E-mail: E-mail:  Rafaelberio@yahoo.com.

Do you have an On Mission opportunity that you would like the On Missions Team to consider?  Here are some guidelines:
Our primary desire to is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in all that we do.  We will partner with organizations or events that allow us to share the hope of Jesus with those that we serve.  We will share the Good News with compassion, love, and gentleness.  We want to establish long-term relationships with those in our community and around the world.  We very much prefer serving opportunities that allow us to establish an on-going relationship.