There are billions of people around the world who are desperate for the Gospel message of hope and love. At First Presbyterian Church, we embark on these adventures with open hearts and minds, often to discover that in doing so, our own lives are enriched in ways we could have never imagined. We hope you will prayerfully consider any of our global mission opportunities. Even right here on the “home front,” you can offer invaluable prayer and support.
International Justice Mission
Petra Kids Ministries
Petra Kids Ministries is a ministry developed to support the Petra Christian School in Aduku District, Uganda. Of the more than 350 children enrolled at the school, 90% are orphaned. Petra Kids Ministries school programs and activities are funded by child sponsorships and scholarships, donations from national and international donors and fundraising functions.
Literacy and Evangelism International
Literacy and Evangelism International, Tulsa (LEI) develops biblically based reading materials and trains teachers to use them to help reach the illiterate. LEI also provides consultants to help Churches or Christian organizations set up literacy programs or English teaching ministries. FPC provides regular financial support and helps host LEI missionaries who come to Tulsa, including James Kigamwa, the LEI Managing Director for Africa/the Middle East, and Director for Global Research.
The Outreach Foundation
The Outreach Foundation strives to connect reformed Churches around the world in order to build bridges and strengthen the Church’s ability to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.
Evangelical Synod of Syria & Lebanon
Evangelical Synod of Syria & Lebanon testifies to the gospel of Christ, cultivates Christian communion, supports ecumenical growth, promotes justice for God’s creation, raises up the next generation and accepts all people regardless of race, religion, sex or color.
First Church is part of an Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery partnership with the Livingstone Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian and Bandawe Presbytery in Malawi. Each year, First Church members focus on the need for clean drinking water in many parts of the world. All proceeds raised during this focus go to building sustainable clean water wells in rural African villages. There are three ways you can participate in this mission focus:
- LEARN about Marion Medical Mission and the need for sustainable sources of safe, clean water,
- FAST from non-water beverages and give what you save to help provide safe and clean water for those who are without,
- PRAY for those without water and for those laboring to provide it.