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In Giving

Global Compassion: Haiti

 

Desiring to be the hands and feet of Christ outside of Lakeside, the Global Compassion Team has centered their focus on supporting work in Haiti. In the areas of social justice, physical improvements to infrastructure, and emotional and financial support for missions work, the team visits Haiti once a year to offer in-person assistance to the ongoing work.

Lakeside engages in thoughtful giving throughout the year with various strategic partners and communities. Haiti being the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere needs partners in Christ to support their people.

The Global Compassion Team welcomes those who wish to pray specifically for the ministries we partner with in Haiti. Additionally, reading partner materials and global development publications and even communicating support and prayer to our partners would be greatly appreciated. Serving the least and the lost is a passion of this team.

Faith Promise: Missions

 

Lakeside is committed not only to seeing the gospel spread locally, but around the world through the global church. Because of this, we have built relationships with four different individuals and organizations that we support financially through Faith Promise. It works this way: at the beginning of each year, Lakeside members each consider what God might be calling them to give in the coming year in support of God’s global mission, and then pledge what they will give. Throughout the year, each gives what was committed, and the money is split between our missionaries. We pray fervently that God blesses their ministries—and these prayers have been answered mightily. By God’s grace, we have seen churches planted, parents and children coming to Jesus, students committing to lives of ministry for Jesus, and the Scriptures translated for people who have never heard the gospel in their own tongue. By God’s grace, we plan to continue doing our part in this fruitful work.

Local Needs

 

Every year, different people in our local community experience unexpected circumstances. Sometimes, it is the sudden loss of a job or family member. Other times, it could be a catastrophic medical condition or accident. For this reason, Lakeside maintains a benevolence fund to help with needs both inside and outside of our church. The use of this money is carefully managed by our Service Deacons and our Finance Deacons. When Lakeside helps with a bill or fills some other need, it is done discretely and privately to protect the dignity of those we help. We faithfully make sure every dollar goes to showing the love of Jesus to people in genuine need.