Missions & Outreach News

FOCUS is an evangelistic and discipleship ministry to middle school and upper school teenagers, primarily those who attend private schools, but all teenagers are welcome at FOCUS activities. FOCUS in the Philadelphia and the surrounding region conducts weekly on-campus Bible study meetings plus one all area Tuesday night meeting. FOCUS also has fall and summer out-of-town overnight programs which provide more intensive opportunities to share the Gospel.

Prayer is requested for Tom Price, the Area Director of FOCUS Philadelphia as he shoulders many new responsibilities in light of the retirement of former Area Director, Richard Gwathmey. FOCUS requests prayer for needed volunteers in this region and for student leaders to form prayer groups in every school where FOCUS has on-campus meetings. Please also pray for God’s continued blessing of financial resources for this ministry and for a successful Spring Fundraiser on April 22.

Pricie Hanna is Good Samaritan’s contact person and advocate for FOCUS. For more about FOCUS, its volunteer needs, and other activities, contact Pricie.

Short-Term Missionary Trips/Projects

  • Diane Gibson will be serving on a medical-missionary trip to the Philippines, April 21-29.
  • A missionary trip to India, conducted by CCO, will include Hannah Schmitt, Brooke Scott, and Brandon Fornio. This India trip will be May 10 – 31 and will be led by Kylie Roberts. They are raising funds through a “Candle Sales” project. You should be hearing more about this soon.
  • Hannah Johnson will be working in needy areas of Philadelphia, June through August, on projects organized by the “Center for Student Missions.”

People on such trips always appreciate knowing they are surrounded by the prayers of their church family!