Missions is doing God’s work locally, regionally, and internationally.
In many ways we are living in a mission field in which people need to be told that there is hope, good news, forgiveness, and eternl life offered in Christ.
We work with GOoDWorks. GOoDWorks was formed by a member of our church, but it is for all churches. GOoDWorks helps the local needy with housing, utility bills, counseling and many other ways. Each year our church has a GOoDWorks Blitz in which we repair, rennovate, build handicap ramps, and encourage the local needy.
GOoDWorks has won two awards by the state of SC for the highest percentage of its gifts going into ministry.
WE CARE-is our local food pantry that LMPC supports by bringing food and giving financially. The local churches started We Care which is open Monday and Wednesday 9:00- 12:00. Our goal is to give 7,000 pouds in 2012.
CHRISTGATE is a local women’s shelter. We are the major supporter for Christgate, paying their mortgage each month and then some. This is a small shelter that currently holds four women and five children.
THE HUB- We help with tutoring at the HUB. The HUB is an old bar where there was problems with drugs and murders. The churches bought the HUB and turned it into a community center where tutoring takes place as well as scouts and special events. Melinda Rogers has also helped run a summer program on Wednesdays in which we feed the children and do Bible School activities.
JUSTIN PEPPER FOUNDATION- Justin Pepper was an 11 year old member of LMPC who died in a car crash. The foundation does many things, but one thing LMPC does with them is host a Toy Drive on Justin’s birthday the first Saturday in December.
THORNWELL HOME FOR CHILDREN- a home for abused or neglected children in Clinton, SC. Many small groups adopt a cottage, and our youth do events witht the youth of Thornwell. We give generously toward their endowment.
PRESBYTERIAN COMMUNITIES (Formerly Presbyterian Home)- five retirement centers in South Carolina that provide encouraging,safe, clean, and spiritualy uplifting retirement living.
MIGRANT MISSIONS- We seek to minister to the migrant workers in Lexington County with other Presbyterian churches in our region. Usually we provide Spanish-English Bible.
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE- Our church provides and endows a scholarship for locals who want to go to the Christian liberal arts college with deep Presbyterian roots.
DISASTER RELIEF- We have taken groups to work in disaster relief in our region. We have taken groups to MS, LA, FL GA, and SC. We are taking a group to Jamaica, NY to work on Hurricane Sandy Relief (4/1-6).
Each year we take groups to Iquitos Peru to work with our partner church there. Our children send cards to their children, we have helped with water filtration buckets and helped build the visiting pastor’s office, quarters, and library. Pray for Pastor Guillermo in Iquitos. This work is done through AMF- Amazon Mission Fellowship and Medical Missions Inc. (founded by Francis Burriss, former pastor here).
We have done work with PFF (Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship) in India.
Each year we work with Operation Christmas Child of Samaritans’ Purse International. This provides basic living supplies and small tos for needy chidlren overseas.