Mission Partners


Adopt a Family

The Adopt-a-Family program is a Christmas tradition at St. Andrew's. It is designed to reach impoverished families referred to us by various local organizations, such as ICS and GAP. Each year, the program matches families with those who are willing to provide financial support and/or donate items requested by the referred families and ministries (such as GAP for children in foster care). For more information, please contact Kristin Enger at kcenger@gmail.com or (520) 331-7174.

 


Agape Village Foundation

Through miracles of God, the Agape Village Foundation started building an orphanage in Zambia, Africa in 2010, and it has grown to accommodate almost 70 children. Agape Orphanage has a staff of 20 that works each day to care for the children, tutor them with their studies, and help work the garden, orchard and the farm. Seventy-five percent of all food that is consumed by the children is grown at the orphanage. Now, with God’s lead, Agape School is being built next to the orphanage in order to offer the children a better education. We hope to complete the school by January 2018. When it opens, there will be volunteer opportunities at Agape Orphanage for persons who are skilled in mentoring teachers. 

Address: Mickey and Jackie Bailey
Agape Village Foundation
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804
Contact: (252) 903-1004, www.agapevillagefoundation.org
St. Andrews contact: Elva Wilson, ebar4209@comcast.net

 


Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE)

ACE supports and enriches orphans and vulnerable children in Lusaka, Zambia through the crisis nursery (House of Moses), the toddler home (Bill and Betty Bryant Nursery), the Faith Works Elementary Schools (grades 1-6), and the Helen De Vos Christian High School (grades 7-12). The annual spring fundraiser at St. Andrew's, "Change for Children", features handmade baskets by Zambian women which are given to each family to collect donations for a specific project. Recently, we've provided a heavy-duty washer (2015), school desks (2016), and a ramada for the Bill and Betty Bryant Nursery (2017). ACE Board members from
St. Andrew's have included Claud Smith and Dave and Ellen Vellenga.

Tax Exempt 501 C3
Website: www.ChildrenEverywhere.org
Contact: Cari Armbruster, Executive Director, cariarmbruster@gmail.com
St. Andrew's contact: Dave and Ellen Vellenga, dvellenga@albion.edu,                       ebvellenga@comcast.net 


Blessing Bags

The Blessing Bag Ministry is a part of St. Andrew’s Deacon’s ministries which assembles and offers bags of toiletries, snacks, drinks, Bible verses and Resource Guides for distribution to people who are homeless or those in Tucson who are in need. Specific ministries supported with these bags include: Gospel Echoes, Tucson Homeless Work Program, and First Church of God. For this ministry, toiletries and other items for the bags are donated by the congregation. These items are sorted and assembled during our quarterly Service Worship Sundays or as needed. These bags are available for pickup at both the SW and NE campuses, available to anyone who wishes to distribute them. They may satisfy a physical hunger or thirst, may educate or lead someone to an agency that can help them, and may even lead someone to know Christ as their Savior through the love of a stranger.

St. Andrew’s contact: Carol Fiore caatucson@msn.com
 

Capernaum – Young Life Tucson

Young Life Tucson Capernaum serves teens and young adults (ages 14-26) with special needs. Young people with special needs are often marginalized and isolated with no one to encourage them to walk with Christ or to be all God designed them to be. Capernaum uses the model of Christ’s unconditional love to give teens and young adults with special needs the chance to develop a personal relationship with Jesus. They participate in activities that build self-esteem, challenge limits, and help them discover their abilities to do new things.

There are a variety of ways to get involved with Tucson Capernaum! We are always looking for passionate people to become leaders, buddies, join our committee, or join our prayer team! We would love to tell you more about what each of these volunteer opportunities entails!
Qualified for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Working Poor.

Website: www.tucsoncapernaum.younglife.org
St. Andrew’s contact: Cindy Lange, lucinlange@comcast.net, (520) 742-2494

 

Christian Cycling

The Christian Cycling Club is a non-denominational group, founded in 1986, with the mission goal of combining passion for Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior with the passion of cycling. Our Tucson Club is both active and locally involved in sharing Christian faith through local and statewide cycling events, mission-related projects, and regularly-scheduled group bike rides.

Tax Exempt 501 C 3
Volunteer Opportunity: Help repair bikes at various church locations in Tucson.
Contact: Todd Huff, rhh@huffrealty.com
St. Andrew’s contact: Doug Jewell, dgjewl@gmail.com

 

Christian Presence in the Middle East

For over ten years, St. Andrew’s has supported a Christian presence in the Middle East partnering with the Middle East Council of Churches and the Syriac Orthodox Bishopric of Mount Lebanon. These organizations help refugees and marginalized elderly women and children by providing basic physical, medical, psychosocial and spiritual support. Rev. Dr. Nuhad Tomeh, a Presbyterian minister and friend of St Andrew’s, served for many years as a regional liaison for the Presbyterian church in the Middle East. Now retired, he still spends four to six months of the year in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq.

Contact: Rev. Dr. Nuhad Tomeh, ntomeh@gmail.com
St. Andrew’s contact: Doug Jewell, dgjewl@gmail.com

 

Community Renewal

Community renewal mobilizes the body of Christ by bringing healing, development, and the Good News to the community of Tucson-especially the poor, marginalized, vulnerable, and broken. They act as a catalyst, communicator, educator, and connector of faith communities for positive transformation of the city of Tucson. They seek to promote a single, collaborative effort in addressing such issues as high interest pay-day loans, pornography, crime, and poverty by connecting community leaders and resources with faith communities who want to demonstrate the gospel in action through verbal explanation.

Website: www.transformingtucson.org
Director: Randy Reynolds, communityrenewal@gmail.com
St. Andrew’s contact: RuthAnn Smithrud at rsmithrud@sapctucson.org

 

Cross Street Ministries

The Cross Street Community has been a ministry of Southside Presbyterian Church for over 20 years. Providing free nutritious hot meals, hot showers, clean clothing, haircuts, to hundreds of vulnerable brothers and sisters of the streets. Most importantly this has been a blessed source of kinship for all. These activities are supported by devoted volunteers who come from all walks of life.

St. Andrew’s contact: Les Henson, leshenson7@gmail.com

 

Extreme Missions—Matthew Dahlgran

Matt Dahlgren grew up attending St Andrew’s Church. While on a church mission trip, Matt felt God calling him to the mission field. That calling guided him to the church building organization known as Extreme Missions. Under the auspices of the Nazarene Church, Matt and his family have committed to the work of planting new churches in South and Central American countries. The program pairs North American missionaries with host country clergy to establish new churches. Ultimately, they raise new Christian leaders to the final goal of a self-sustaining local church ministry. Matthew and his family are required to provide for themselves and their household while supporting a budding team that works together on evangelism, group Bible studies, worship, and Christian training so that missionary leaders can leave behind a self-sufficient, self-governing, and self-replicating church in the host country. St. Andrew’s has chosen to provide support to Matthew Dahlgren and his family so that they can continue to grow and find a permanent home within this ministry. While starting as many as 12 churches each year through 2020, they intend to standardize fundraising capabilities and establish mission sustainability in the near-term training program. Matt’s administrative skills are being honed for increased responsibility within the organization.

Contact: mdahlgran@extremenazarene.org, or (480) 586-1608
St Andrews contact: Mark Ness, markness50@aol.com

 

Eagles Wings of Grace

The mission of this Christian organization is to support struggling women as they break such chains as abuse, addiction, and homelessness. In order to promote economic independence, Eagles Wings of Grace provides career development tools, support networks, and professional attire, enabling these women to thrive in the workplace, community, and in the body of Christ.

Volunteers are always needed to help sort clothing donations.
Qualified for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Working Poor.

Website: www.eagleswingsofgrace.com
Founder/President: Rev. Cynthia Palmer
St. Andrew’s contact: Sandy Kreamer, sandrakreamer@gmail.com

 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes was formed to impact the world for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. They present coaches and athletes the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord by serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. They do this at the junior high, high school, and college professional sports levels, and by serving clubs and travel sports. Their goals are accomplished on campuses through camps and in the local communities.

Tax Exempt 501 C 3
Contact: Chris Collins, ccollins@fca.org
St. Andrew’s contact: Doug Jewell, dgjewl@gmail.com

 

First Church of God—Serving Dinner

St. Andrew’s volunteers partner with the First Church of God on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30–5:30 pm to provide outreach to the surrounding community. St. Andrew’s members provide support by serving food, cleaning tables, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Volunteers: New volunteers are always welcome. Contact Craig.
St. Andrew’s contact: Craig Littlefield, craig.littlefield@comcast.net

 

Frontera de Cristo

One of six border ministries of the Presbyterian Church(USA), Frontera de Cristo is centered in Aqua Prieta, Sonora Mexico and Douglas. It partners with Presbyterian Churches along these border communities to provide witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and ways to improve individual economic status while grappling with the issues of illegal immigration. This year their efforts were also focused on reducing drug traffic among the young people in Aqua Prieta by completing the construction and opening of Cafe Justo y Mas. The café provides a gathering place for young people in the evening in order to draw them away from bars where drug traffic is heavy. In addition, they financially support a Street Pastor to help guide youth to the new Cafe Justo y Mas, and also sponsor the expansion of the local drug prevention program.

Website: www.fronteradecristo.org 
Contact: Mark Adams
St. Andrews contact: Harry Newlon, hwnanaz@gmail.com

 

Good News Club—Child Evangelism Fellowship

PIMA COUNTY CHAPTER
Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is a ministry whose purpose is to teach children the Word of God and to disciple them through the 45 Good News Clubs and other ministries. The Good News Clubs meet throughout the school year in elementary schools after school. There is also a summer
5-Day Club outreach that takes place over 5 days where young children can interact with teenagers who have received training in the Christian Youth in Action program. 

During the school year there is a need for volunteer helpers and trained teachers for the after school Good News Clubs. During June and July there are opportunities for families to open their homes to host a neighborhood
5-Day Club. For these and other volunteer opportunities for both high school students and adults, contact Jon Habegger at (520) 240-2976 or Barb Habegger at (520) 235-6562.

Website: http://www.cefonline.com
St. Andrews contact: Elva Wilson, ebar4209@comcast.net

 

Goshen Ministries

Goshen Ministries is an international ministry based in Tucson, AZ which exists to provide homes for orphaned and abandoned children in East Africa, with the goal of enabling them to become “God honoring adults able to care for themselves and others.” Currently more than sixty children and five widows are being provided the daily necessities of life, education, and spiritual care. The ministry actually began under Pastor Bigimba Ngabo’s leadership after a 2004 genocide in a refugee camp for Congolese people in Burundi. Pastor Bigimba was granted a refugee status to enter the USA in 2007. Now an American citizen, he continues to lead this ministry. There is a Goshen church in Tucson which serves African refugees here. Americans and Africans are partnering together to effectively help and empower God's people to live out the Gospel in their communities.

Website: http://www.goshenministriesinternational.org
St. Andrew’s contact: Matt North, matt@sfs01.com

 

Gospel Rescue Mission

The Gospel Rescue Mission brings God’s love to the least, the last, and the lost. Through the power of Jesus Christ, they serve the homeless and needy by providing for their spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental wholeness.

For volunteer opportunities, contact Suzanne Williams at suzanne@grmtucson.com.
Qualified for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Working Poor.
Website: www.grmtucson.com
St. Andrew’s contact: Elva Wilson, ebar4209@comcast.net

 

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity helps low-income families reach their dreams of home ownership through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials. St. Andrew’s has a group of men who help build Habitat homes almost every Tuesday morning.

Volunteer opportunities: We're always looking for more workers. Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old (16 with a parental consent form), and be able to work a six-hour shift on Tuesday mornings.

Qualified for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Working Poor.

Website: www.habitattucson.org
Director: T. Van Hook
St. Andrew’s contact: Fred Barney, fgbarney@comcast.net, (520) 887-5540

 

Haven Totes, Inc.

Haven Totes Totes for Kids, is a Christian community outreach ministry. Through its partnership with Haven Totes, Inc., Christian congregations assist low-income school children and their families by providing weekend food totes and family food boxes during holidays and the summer. Christ is our example when seeking to meet the needs of others. 

Volunteer Opportunities: We are always in need of non-perishable food such as fruit cups, pudding cups, canned vegetables, juice, and healthy bars. We need volunteers to deliver food totes once a week or once a month to a particular school. We currently serve Amphi Middle School, La Cima Middle School, Mesa Verde Elementary, Richardson Elementary, and Lynn Urquides. We are hoping to add Oyama and Rio Vista during the 2017-2018 school year. We could also use help packing totes throughout the school year. Thank you!

Qualified for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Working Poor.

Website: www.haventotes.org
Email: information@haventotes.org
Founder: Karen Stewart
St. Andrew’s contact: RuthAnn Smithrud, rsmithrud@sapctucson.org

 

Hearts for the Children–Guatemala

Their purpose is to be led by the Holy Spirit to preach the gospel of Christ and to be servants of His ministry dedicated to serving the poor, hungry, sick, naked, and oppressed children of Guatemala This ministry provides food, clothing, clinic services, regular worship, and Bible studies for children and their parents.

Contact: Tom Allan
Website: www.heartsforthechildren.org
St. Andrew’s contact: Dick Kampa, dickkampa@gmail.com

 

Interfaith Community Services (ICS)

The mission of ICS is to help Pima County seniors, disabled individuals, and people in financial crisis achieve stable, healthy, and independent lives through programs and services supported by staff, volunteers, faith communities, and the community-at-large. Many St. Andrew’s members volunteer for ICS. They help deliver mobile meals, staff the food bank and job resource centers, and provide transportation, health advocacy, and emergency financial assistance for people in need.
St. Andrew’s also provides financial support and food collections for ICS.

There are many volunteer opportunities- please check our website.

Qualified for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Working Poor.

Website: www.icstucson.org
St. Andrew’s contact: Cindy Lange, lucinlange@comcast.net, 520-742-2494

 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) Graduate and Faculty Ministry (GFM), Jason Caywood, Campus Minister at the University of Arizona

The Graduate and Faculty Ministries is a specialized ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) in the U.S. As an IVCF Campus Minister, Jason focuses specifically on graduate students and faculty. In keeping with the vision of IVCF/GFM, he works to see graduate students and faculty transformed, the whole UofA campus renewed step by step for the good of all, and to help graduate students learn how to become spiritually mature and be leaders in their respective fields so they can make a deep impact in their spheres of influence in the name of Christ while in school and in the work force. Through the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF), Jason fosters development of Christian community among students and does the pastoral work of mentoring and encouraging believers. He also seeks to strategically develop relationships with graduate students from all around the world, to establish individual contacts with people of all backgrounds at the UofA, and work in cooperation with other Christian campus ministry groups to reach out to the thousands of people at the UofA with the Gospel.

Website: http://gfm.intervarsity.org
Contact: Jason Caywood, jckairos3@gmail.com
St. Andrew’s contact: Del Rieschick, del.rieschick@att.net

 

Just Coffee-Café Justo

Just Coffee is a farmer-owned cooperative that seeks to faithfully respond to the current Mexico to U.S. labor migration crisis by selling their organic, shade-grown, Fair Trade Certified coffee directly to customers. This business practice allows farmers to stay on their land and keeps families together.
St. Andrew’s supports Just Coffee by serving only Café Justo at all events and by selling the coffee each Sunday from the coffee cart.

Website: www.justcoffee.org
Contact: Adrian Gonzalez
St. Andrew's contact: Sandy Kreamer, sandrakreamer@gmail.com

 

Marriage Missions International

Marriage Missions International began in 2000 when Steve and Cindy Wright
felt the call of God to expand further into mentoring couples to help their marriages be more Christ-like. Marriage Missions International is truly a unique ministry. While there are a lot of “experts and counselors” (which is good), God has called them—two very ordinary people who had many problems that almost led to divorce, to be marriage mentors and coaches. People who come to their website say they can relate to them because they are so transparent. From the beginning, they have felt it is important to resource couples with the best information to help them to reveal and reflect the heart of Christ within marriage.

Volunteer Opportunities: One of the greatest needs they have in helping marriages all over the world is to have people word process (type) quotes from volumes of marriage books. Thank you!

Website: www.marriagemissions.com
Email: email@marriagemissions.com
Directors: Steve and Cindy Wright
St. Andrew’s contact: Steve & Cindy Wright, email@marriagemissions.com
 


Middle Eastern Presbyterian Fellowship

The Middle Eastern Presbyterian Fellowship is a group set up to reach out to the Arab-speaking Middle Eastern population in the Tucson, proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and telling about the love He showed us on the Cross bearing our sins. The group serves new refugees from Iraq and well-established Middle-Eastern from Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Iran.

Director: Georges Bitar
St. Andrew’s contact: Dick Kampa, dickkampa@gmail.com

 

Montlure Camp

Montlure Presbyterian Church Camp has been in operation since 1926. The Montlure Ministry is for all who want to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ in a Christian camping program of the highest quality. Through representatives of the Grand Canyon and de Cristo Presbyteries this experience is specialized for children, youth, and adults in a way that nurtures all in their faith in and love of Jesus Christ. While awaiting the restoration of the Presbyterian properties which burned in the White Mountains fire, this program has expanded to an in-residence camp at Camp Colton in Flagstaff, AZ, and a Traveling Day Camp in partnership with four other churches. In a physically and emotionally safe environment, through worship, singing, small group discussions, cabin time, and devotions, these campers encounter God through a maturing relationship with Jesus Christ. St. Andrew’s has continued to support the Montlure Ministry over the years with stewardship, volunteerism, prayer, and work projects assisting preparation for the camping season.
 

Website: www.montlure.org
E-mail: camp@montlure.org
St. Andrew’s contact: Mark Ness, markness@aol.com

 

More Than a Bed

More Than a Bed (MTaB)is a foster, adoptive, and kinship resource center. We seek to support foster families and the children in their homes by providing for practical needs (beds, cribs, toddler beds, clothes, toys, shoes, diapers, linens etc.). We believe that every child deserves a safe place to call home and an opportunity to thrive and fulfill the potential within. MTaB was founded September 2014 by serving five families with toys and clothes. To date, our roster consists of 345+ families (1000+ children) who we have provided with beds, clothes, toys, diapers, linens, shoes, household goods, and is growing at a rate of 20 families per month.

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.

· Clothing and toy donations need to be sorted and vetted for cleanliness. Once we move to our new warehouse (August) we will be sorting 4 days / week.
· We need muscle to help us pick up household donations- couches, day beds, dressers.
· We host various events throughout the year and need volunteers to help with the running of those events:
· Parents Night Out: passing out snacks / dinner to the children; hosting games and activities for a particular age group; set-up and making decorations and tear down.
· Teen Event: girls night and boys night: host events geared specifically to the teenage boy or girl (theme oriented)
· Family Event: help with games, food, activities for the whole family and children of all ages
· Diapers drives, new underwear and new socks are always needed.

MTaB is a Qualified Foster Care Charitable Organization and cannot exist without the kindness and generosity of our donors and volunteers.

Website: http://www.morethanabed.org
St. Andrew’s contact: Cindy Lange, lucinlange@comcast.net, 520-742-2494

 

Next Step

Next Step’s mission is to restore impoverished individuals and families to stability and wholeness. A team of St. Andrew’s members serves as life specialists and supportive advocates for one homeless or impoverished individual per session. The group meets with him/her weekly to set personal goals and establish a plan to achieve success.

We are always seeking volunteers to work with our clients.

St. Andrew’s contact: Dick Kampa, dickkampa@gmail.com

 

One Mission

Since 2006 St. Andrew’s has sent small teams that have joined with others from Pantano Christian Church to build homes in Rocky Point. This ministry has been building homes for impoverished families along the Mexican border for over 30 years. Over 16,000 homes have been built by 300,000 volunteers on mission trips from 7,000 churches.

 St. Andrew’s contact: Kevin Oxnam, kevinoxnam@gmail.com 

 

Operation Christmas Child—Samaritan’s Purse

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes and the good news of God's love. This unique project of Samaritan's Purse provides opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on mission outreach.

Website: www.Samaritanspurse.org
St. Andrew’s contact: Michelle Herzog, herzogfamily@comcast.net

 

Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship—Tajikistan

Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship and PCUSA World Mission have mentoring relationships with churches of Tajikstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Iran. Their ministry of encouragement is expressed through regular visits, personal emails, occasional phone calls, and occasionally facilitating visits to minister to particular needs including small business start-up, biblical teaching, and increasing HIV awareness.

Email: wbb@pactec.net
Contacts: Barbara and Woody Busse
St. Andrew’s contact: Dick Kampa dickkampa@gmail.com

 

Primavera Foundation

Innovative programs and services provide a full range of opportunities to help people transition from poverty to greater well-being and security. For almost 40 years
St. Andrew’s members have prepared dinner once per month for the men’s shelter.

Website: www.primavera.org
Contact: Jana Meirint
St. Andrew’s contact: Anita Degnan, adegnan@sapctucson.org

 

Rise Against Hunger- 30 Hour Famine

Rise Against Hunger, formerly known as Stop Hunger Now, is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030. Every year our Youth Ministry participates in Rise Against Hunger's Meal Packing Program as part of their 30-Hour Famine event. Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program is a volunteer-based initiative that coordinates assembly line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. The program was created to give dedicated individuals and organizations — from businesses to civic clubs — the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s hungry. Every year our Youth Ministry packs 20,000 meals in under two hours, providing meals to people across the world. 

St. Andrew's Contact: Tim Christian, tchristian@sapctucson.org

 

Sandwich Squad

The Sandwich Squad is a St. Andrew’s ministry that provides lunches to the homeless. Approximately 175 individuals or families are organized into groups. Each group makes lunches every eight weeks. Each member makes ten lunches. Some groups make their lunches at home while other groups meet and make the lunches together. This allows us to provide an average of 200 lunches each week. The lunches are delivered to the Gospel Rescue Mission Woman and Children's Center and their Men's Center.

New volunteers of all ages are always welcome, please contact Craig.

St. Andrew’s contact: Craig Littlefield, craig.litlefield@comcast.net

 

Scriptures in Use (SIU)- Susie Brown

SIU is an International Training Organization headquartered in Green Valley Arizona & highly focused on church planting for Oral Cultures. St. Andrews Mission Committee supports Susie Brown who is part of SIU’S International Training Staff out of Green Valley, AZ. Her mission is to equip and train indigenous, local, and regional partner organizations worldwide to communicate the Scriptures using Oral Bible Strategies to evangelize and plant churches among lost, unreached, and unengaged people groups. There are nearly 3.5 billion in the world who live in oral cultures in which they cannot, or choose not, to read. Susie and her husband, Tim Brown, have been associated with St. Andrews Mission Committee for many years on a number of other local mission projects.

Address: Scriptures in Use
101 S. La CaO’ada suite 49D
Green Valley, AZ 85614

E-mail: susie@siutraining.org
St. Andrews contact: Harry Newlon, hwnanaz@gmail.com

 

Seminary Support

St. Andrew’s provides financial support for seminary students, who were or are members of our church, helping them to complete their education to become ministers.

St. Andrew’s contact: Sandy Kreamer, sandrakreamer@gmail.com

 

Sister Connection

Since March of 2003 the SISTER Connection Support Group organization has provided a safe, nurturing, and encouraging atmosphere for women who have been affected by incarceration. Through weekly support meetings and opportunity to participate in Bible study while connecting with other women facing similar challenges, this ministry provides the means to effectively return to family and community. With an established purpose of serving women by cultivating hope and integrity it has proven that reintegration can be achieved while walking together with joy and confidence in who God has created us to be. By networking with the community, the court system, landlords, churches and food banks, this program provides employment-seeking opportunities, housing, transportation and all personal things necessary to successfully reenter society. St. Andrew’s has a close relationship with SISTER Connection on many levels and seeks to encourage its valuable mission goals through resourcing and prayer.

E-mail: newday05@msn.com
St Andrew’s contact: Mark Ness, markness50@aol.com

 

Springboard Home for Youth in Crisis

Springboard Home for Youth in Crisis is part of Arizona’s Teen Challenge organization designed to help young ladies, age 12-17, become mentally stable, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive. They seek to accomplish their mission through excellent care, compassionate counseling, and Christian curriculum administered by competent and caring staff and supported through the generosity of a concerned community. The Teen Challenge Organization does not accept federal funds because they are a Christ centered organization.
Tax Exempt 501 C 3

Contact: Dir. Rev Debra Stevenson, debar@tcaz.org
St. Andrew’s contact: Doug Jewell, dgjewl@gmail.com

 

TIHAN – Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network

TIHAN supports and advocates for people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as their loved ones. In cooperation with other care providers, they offer their hearts and hands to educate and activate our faith communities to serve with understanding and compassion. St. Andrew’s participates by providing volunteers to plan and serve at the Poz Café, as well as in other ways.

Website: www.tihan.org    Director: Scott Blades
St. Andrew’s contact: Del Rieschick, del.rieschick@att.net

 

TEAM – Central Asia

Adam & Amy have spent the past eight years working in a Central Asian country, as members of TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission). Both are highly trained in Linguistics and work with others in developing small reproducing church groups within their local communities. Adam is a former member of St. Andrew’s Youth Groups. Our Mission Committee has been one of their financial sponsors from the beginning. They have three young sons.

E-mail: adamb924@gmail.com
Website: www.teamworld.org
Contacts: Adam & Amy Baker
St. Andrew’s contact: Harry Newlon, hwnanaz@gmail.com

 

Tucson Refugee Ministry

Tucson Refugee Ministry inspires the Church to be an agent of hope and compassion for refugees, equips volunteers through training and resources, and mobilizes Christians to welcome and serve the nations here in Tucson.

Check out the TRM website for several volunteer opportunities to make a difference!

Website: www.tucsonrefugeeministry.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tucrefmin/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cherie123cherie
Executive Director: Cherie L. Gray, cherie@tucsonrefugeeministry.com 
St. Andrew's contact: Del Rieschick, del.rieschick@att.net

 

Wycliffe Bible Translators

Albert and Anita Bickford's responsibilities with Wycliffe Bible translators involve two main areas: 1) Training young people who are planning careers in Bible translation and other language-related ministries, and 2) Working among the 200+ sign languages used by deaf people around the world. They are assigned to work under SIL International, an international faith-based organization that cooperates very closely with Wycliffe. They teach each summer at SIL's training school on the campus of the University of North Dakota, where Albert has been the school director since 2004 and Anita heads a course about the sounds in the world's spoken languages. Albert also serves as part of SIL's Global Sign Languages Team, where his responsibilities include tracking Bible translation needs in sign languages worldwide, coordinating and training sign language consultants, and developing software for creating sign language dictionaries. Albert and Anita are St. Andrew's members and active in the choir and orchestra.

Email: albert_bickford@sil.organita_bickford@sil.org
Website: silund.orgwww.sil.org/sign-languages
Contacts: Albert and Anita Bickford
St. Andrew’s contact: Les Henson, leshenson7@gmail.com

 

Wycliffe Bible Translators

Ron and Sue Newberg serve in the ministry of Bible translation for minority language communities in Mexico. They have worked with the Zapotec speaking people of Yalálag who live in the Sierra Norte region of the state of Oaxaca. Ron headed up a team that completed a translation of the New Testament in the local language. He currently assists folks in Yalálag as they translate portions of the Old Testament. In addition Ron serves as a translation specialist providing guidance to teams working in several other languages of Mexico. Sue works in the area of member care. They work out of the SIL office located in Catalina, AZ. Ron and Sue are St. Andrew’s members. Sue leads a women's Bible study group at St. Andrew’s.

Email: ron_newberg@sil.orgsue_newberg@sil.org
Websites: www.sil.org/mexicowww.wycliffe.org
Contacts: Ron and Sue Newberg

 

Young Adult Volunteers – YAV

The purpose of the Tucson Borderland YAV Program is to serve God by guiding and nurturing young adults as they explore how God is working in their lives and in the world. Our goal is to offer fulfilling, challenging, faithful opportunities of mission service in the borderlands and growth for the volunteers.

Contact email: tucsonborderlandsyav@gmail.com
St. Andrew’s contact: Sandy Kreamer, sandrakreamer@gmail.com

 

YWAM – Spain

Ashraf and Naomi Abdou serve with Youth With A Mission in Spain for the North Africa region. Naomi (Bickford) grew up at St. Andrews. They are involved in discipleship of new believers from the region, and also train leaders who are more mature in the faith.

Contact: ashabdou@gmail.com and naomi.bickford@gmail.com
St. Andrew's contact: Rebecca Taber, rrtabergmail.com


How Do We Support These Ministries?

Budget

The main source of Missions’ Funds is from the church’s annual budget via tithes and offerings. Session has traditionally budgeted between 8-10% of general fund pledges, non-pledges, and loose offerings to the Mission Committee. The Mission Team then decides how to allocate that money among many local and global projects that St. Andrew’s supports.

Tompkins Fund

The substantial estate of Mary Kay Tompkins was left to St. Andrew’s with the requirement that it be available to help needy people in Pima County. Because of her generosity, we can afford more significant gifts to deserving local individuals and organizations.

Special Offerings

During the year the congregation has the opportunity to participate in special mission offerings such as the Youth 30 Hour Famine, Change for Children and a special project for a Christmas offering. The Missions Team does not allocate money from the budget to these programs.

Designated Mission Support

Occasionally, St. Andrew’s members designate funds to a particular mission. That money is sent directly to the program of choice.