Mission Happenings

Throughout the year, the Osage Alliance Church has various mission projects going on.

Mission Conference 2019

Mission Conference 2019 will be held March 28-31 with Norma VanDalen as our featured missionary.  Norma works in Mexico for the Alliance Church.  Please attend any or all of these events to get acquainted with Norma, learn of her work in Mexico, and how we can pray for and help her in her work.  The events are as follows:

March 28 – Noon Lunch with the Mission Committee     March 28 6:00PM – Youth Dinner at the Youth House  March 29: Noon lunch for women with Norma at Sandy Gilbert’s   6:00PM – Community Groups gather with Norma in the FLC  March 30 – 6:00PM – All Family Gathering with Norma in FLC hosted by the Men  March 31 – 10:15AM – Norma will give the message during regular service  Noon: Community Group Gathering with Norma in the FLC.

On Sunday, June 17, our Mission Team departed at 8:00AM to journey to Chicago, Illinois, where they will spend the week helping at the Alliance Envision Mission.  The team will have training every morning, help with community service projects in the afternoon, and assist with soccer camp and VBS in the evenings.  Team members are: Liana Church, Jess, Sadie, Austin and Genesee Clayton, Cynthia Goyette, Kim Hinrichsen, Cheryl Olson, Jonny Olson, Jim & Anna Stern, and Craig Winters.  They will be returning to Osage on Saturday, June 23, and sharing about their work during church on Sunday, June 24th.

The 2018 Missions Conference will be held April 8 though the 11th.  Noe Hernandez will be our guest.  He and his wife are Alliance Missionaries in Paraguay.  On Sunday, April 8th, Noe will be speaking at 9:00AM in the sanctuary and again at the main worship service at 10:15.  Noe will be meeting with our Community Groups throughout the week in various locations.  Any interested people are welcome to join any of these Community Group meetings.  On Wednesday, Noe will be speaking to both the AWANA and Youth Group children.  The schedule follows:

Sunday – 11:45AM – Potluck in the FLC with the Hackbart/Minnis community group

6:00PM – Potluck with Gilbert’s community group at Gilberts’

Monday – 6:00PM – Potluck at FLC with Brown/Anderson/Olson community groups

Tuesday – 6:30PM – Potluck with Rogers’ community group at Rogers’

Wednesday – 11:30AM – Ladies’ Lunch at Teluwut

Please feel free to join any of the meetings.

A group of prayer warriors meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the church library to pray for Alliance missions and missionaries world wide.  The group also prays for other missionaries who have grown up in the Osage Alliance church or have direct ties to the church.

Most recently, they completed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child with the Samaritan’s Purse organization.  This mission project started during the Vacation Bible School program held in August.  Those in attendance were encouraged to bring money to help with the postage and supplies for the shoeboxes.  When AWANA started in September, the shoebox ministry became their mission focus for the 2 months.  AWANA clubbers brought supplies for the shoeboxes, shoeboxes they completed with their families, and money to be used toward postage or supplies. A church wide goal of 100 completed shoeboxes was set before the congregation.  This goal was more than double what was sent in 2016!  On November 12th, 97 shoeboxes were displayed in the front of the church!  The children and congregation prayed over these shoeboxes and were asked to continue to pray for the children around the world that might receive one of these shoeboxes.