M I S S I O N S

 

While our outreach certainly does look differently these days,
rest assured that not even a Pandemic will stop us from unleashing compassion.
Here is an overview of what CovMissions has been able to do over the last couple of months:

As a partner agency with the Wiregrass Area Food Bank, we have issued numerous food vouchers to families and individuals in need of grocery assistance. Each voucher is good for approximately 40 pounds of “dry food” (canned vegetables, cereal, pasta, oatmeal) and 10 pounds of frozen meat.  Also, through our partnership, we were given 50 vouchers to distribute as needed. Each voucher entitled the recipient to 40 pounds of frozen chicken leg quarters. We were able to be a blessing to many through this program.

Although we have not gathered to cook and serve, we have continued to provide easy to prepare meals for the staff to serve at Dothan Rescue Mission (our local homeless shelter).

Even though we were not able to come together to cook and serve at The Harbor (an inner city church that ministers to low income and homeless) on our scheduled Saturday serve day a couple of weeks ago, everyone responded so generously to our muffin drive. Together we provided something like 20 dozen muffins that served as a connect point for street ministry downtown.

Love in Action has greatly increased their mobile food ministry during the Pandemic. Your generous giving to CovMissions has allowed us to purchase hundreds of pounds of meat for food plates.

Increased mobile food ministry means increased to-go packaging. We have purchased 6000 to-go food containers and 6000 utensil kits for Love in Action thus far.

Our canned food drive was a success in helping to restock Love in Action’s pantry. Anyone in need is welcome to visit Love in Action on Saturday mornings for a bag of groceries.

So many of you have volunteered and continue to volunteer to deliver food boxes to SARCOA (area agency on aging) clients in need throughout the Wiregrass area including Dothan, Ozark, Slocomb, Hartford, Geneva, Midland City, Headland and Ashford.

Covenant volunteers are also working with SARCOA to reach out to client’s via weekly telephone calls to stay connected and meet the needs of many who are living alone and have no one to check on their well-being.

We deliver lunch daily to approximately 50 residents at Glen East (low income senior housing). These lunches are provided through the Dothan City School’s Nutrition program.

Your giving to CovMissions has allowed us to respond to a variety of vetted needs such as window AC units for a single mother that was just getting on her feet after sheltering at The House of Ruth (local domestic violence shelter).

We were able to honor local law enforcement officers during National Law Enforcement Appreciate Week by providing hand sanitizer and wooden crosses with a note of blessing for local police and sheriff officers.

Our 2020 mission trip to Guatemala would have been the first of multiple trips over the next several years to work alongside of the people of Cari village to build up their community with clean water, a church building, and classrooms. The goal of our mission in Guatemala is not only to improve the day-to-day lives of the people living in “our” village, but ultimately to help bring about spiritual transformation through relationship. We thought this relationship would begin with building a classroom in September, but while we may make our plans it is God that orders our steps. The entire country of Guatemala has been on a total lockdown for the past 8 weeks. People are not allowed to work or to leave their villages. Because this falls during the hottest and driest time of the year for the region, people are without food and suffering from malnutrition and even starvation. So our outreach there looks differently than we had planned. Partnered with Hope of Life and World Help, we are using the CovMissions funds that were allocated towards sending a team to provide food bags for each of the 200 families in Cari Village. Each food bag will include rice, beans, corn, sugar, protein mix and oatmeal. Masks will also be included for each family because the government will not allow anyone to leave their village without a mask.

The need is great all around the world and we believe that God has given us international partnerships for such a time as this.  Because we sent a mission team to Africa in October 2019, we were able to work through a group of Christian women our team had met in Kenya to send food bags to families living in the slums of Nairobi at a time when people are literally starving.

 
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Local Missions

Everyone has heard the Biblical command to “love your neighbor” At Covenant, we strive daily to put that into action through a variety of
on-going events, ministries, and projects. Would you join us as we reach out with the love of Christ?

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Regional Missions

Our opportunities to reach out in Christ’s name extend beyond the immediate vicinity of our church. Whether helping people in crisis or introducing children to the joy of service, you’re invited to join in.

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International Missions

Missions is at the heart of the Christian faith. Jesus himself tells us to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel.” We consider it humbling to know that God might use us for such a great task!

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SHARE THE LOVE OF CHRIST
WHEREVER YOU ARE

Whether it is serving others right here at home or traveling to a far away country, we encourage everyone at Covenant to share the love of Christ
wherever you are. We invite you to join in on any of our mission opportunities and discover what a blessing it is to be a blessing to someone else.

CONTACT

Barbi Nolan
(334) 793-4440 ext. 121
3610 West Main Street
Dothan, AL 36305

DONATIONS

All missions are funded solely by your contributions to CovMissions.
If you would like to give a donation towards CovMissions, you can give at church, by mail or click here to give online.
When donating, please be sure to designate CovMissions.