MISSIONS AND HUMAN CARE
St. John supports missionaries and human care efforts in our local community as well as around the world.  More than that, St. John is active in sending members into the mission field as well. Keep reading to learn more!!


LCMS International
JP & Aimee Cima - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

J.P. and Aimee, along with their children, have served in Southeast Asia for 10 years. They continue the LCMS’ 20+-year work of planting seeds for mercy and witness in developing countries. They coordinate mercy projects with local partners to address the physical and social needs among both rural and urban communities. Through the creation of the LCMS’ Play! café, a café and kids’ play space hybrid, J.P. and Aimee reach out to young, urban, middle-class families. They also partner with universities to provide leadership training and LCMS GEO personnel who serve by teaching English.

To read the Cima's monthly newsletter CLICK HERE.




Groundwork Guatemala
Kevin & Ginny Holmes - Guatemala City, Guatemala

The poor... the lonely... the hurting... the disconnected... the sick... the lost... Groundwork Guatemala exists to assist the least of these spiritually, emotionally and physically. Our awesome team of Guatemalan missionaries has a deep desire to grow in faith through the study of God's Word. As we share Jesus with adults, teens and children in Guatemala City and the surrounding villages and communities a strong spiritual foundation is laid. Through caring relationships, people come face to face with Christ and His love as we visit and pray with them in their homes and neighborhoods. Medical care and increased awareness provide a healthier environment for those we serve, allowing them, in turn, to better serve their Savior.

In August 2014 a team from St. John traveled to Guatemala City to work with Groundwork Guatemala to share the love of Christ with the poorest of the poor. The experience was so profound and moving that another week has been scheduled for July 2016. COME JOIN US IN SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST!!



Loaves & Fishes - Cañon City, Colorado
Loaves and Fishes is dedicated to providing good and services such as food, clothing, temporary shelter, transitional housing, day labor employment assistance, referrals, financial assistance and other emergency services. By promoting community involvement and collaboration of resources we are a community based solution to a national problem.

The 1st Sunday of each month is 'Food Bank' Sunday at St. John in support of Loaves & Fishes and the needy in our community.




LCMS International
Chuck & Cheryl Ferry - Indonesia

Rev. Charles and Cheryl Ferry have been called to serve on behalf of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Southern Asia. In this role, Charles seeks to build and maintain relationships between the LCMS and local church bodies. He facilitates fellowship talks, provides pastoral development for local pastors and teaches at the local seminary as needed. In addition, Charles provides Word and Sacrament ministry as needed, especially to geographically separated Lutherans.

To read the Ferry's monthly newsletter CLICK HERE.