Missions are the overflow of God’s love in our lives. We are called to bring the hope and love of Jesus to the lost and those in need in various parts of the world. As part of the global church, we are committed to God’s work both in our city, nation and around the world. You can contact Terry & Claire Ingles, our Missions Coordinators, for any upcoming trips. Here are the missions we are directly involved with:
Casa de Luz Children’s Home – We have partnered with Abbotsford Vineyard and La Hermosa Church, Mexico, in this ministry to children and parents in Primo Tapia Mexico. Casa de Luz provides child care during the day, hot meals, tutoring, school uniforms and supplies, besides emotional and spiritual support for families. Since November, 2013, we have been regularly sending short term missions teams to serve as part of this ministry. For more information contact our church office, or go to www.casadeluzmexico.com.
Discovery House, Penticton – As a church we have partnered with this ministry that works with young men in recovery from substance addiction. Discovery House is a Christian, 12 Step based recovery facility that provides a safe, secure and supportive living environment. Men that are addicted to alcohol and drugs are guided to a spiritual way of life through the 12 step process. For more information phone: 250-490-3076.
Young Life, Penticton – We partner with Young Life financially and through personal involvement. Young Life leaders are committed to friendships with kids – no strings attached. Young Life staff and volunteer leaders go where kids are; the high school campus, school games, practices, and local hangouts. Leaders are all about communicating God’s love to kids in terms they can understand. Our wonderful Young Life leader in Penticton is Liz Knibbecke. To find out more, go to www.younglife.ca.
Other opportunities – Through exposure to additional missions opportunities in various parts of the world, various people from Penticton Vineyard regularly serve along with other Christian missions groups to spread God’s love in those locations (e.g. Zambia, Liberia…). We encourage and bless people serving in these ways.