strategicpartners

 

 

 

Helping people where it hurts locally and globally.

 

 

 

How can you help?

Your generosity helps people where it hurts both locally and globally through initiatives with hunger, education, foster care, relief, justice for the oppressed and by taking the gospel to unreached demographics.

10% of everything you give to Open Life supports a specific strategic partner or initiative each month.

June 2017 will be focussed on Education
specifically the School Supply Give

 

 

 

Hunger

 

 

 

Community Big Give

Your giving provides every economically challenged family the opportunity to enjoy an excellent full Thanksgiving Meal. Currently, this represents the students in the Sumner School District Schools as well as those who use the Bonney Lake and Sumner Food Banks (approx. 1000 families will receive meals out of 1,400 vouchers we distribute between these sources).

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Bonney Lake Community Resources (Food Bank)

Bonney Lake Community Resources oversees both the Bonney Lake Food Bank which feeds more than 1400 people monthly as well as supplying essentials such as diapers, personal hygiene supplies and more for those in need within the 98391 zipcode.

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Sumner Community Food Bank

The Sumner Community Food Bank serves 250 families and almost 900 individuals every month. Open Life Sumner strategically partners with the Sumner Community Food Bank by leading the Backpack Program. The Backpack Program is a partnership with Open Life Sumner, Sumner Community Food Bank and the Sumner School District. The Backpack Program provides food for the weekend for students who would otherwise go hungry.

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Charity Water

It is estimated that 748 million people globally live without clean water. Charity Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Just $20 can give one person clean, safe drinking water. With Charity Water, 100% of all public donations directly fund water projects.  They send us updates to report on how all of our projects are doing that you have given towards over the past few years.

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Education

 

 

 

Liberty Ridge Elementary

Liberty Ridge Elementary has many at-risk families within our region. Open Life adopted this school to kick in where their budget and manpower end. From clothing racks, Thanksgiving meals, scholarships, transforming their teacher’s lounge, to painting their playground your generosity is blessing this school on a consistent basis.

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Sumner Middle School

Open Life Sumner adopted Sumner Middle  School when you began meeting there in 2013, to kick in where their budget and manpower ended.  Your generosity is at work from school supplies to random acts of service.

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School Supply Give

Your generosity has been supplying Liberty Ridge Elementary and Sumner Middle School with school supplies for years now. You have done this by supplying 100% of their school supplies and now, by targeting those with the greatest levels of need. Find out how you can continue to make a difference at the link below.

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Honoring Educators

One of the ways your generosity encourages the local educators is to honor them throughout the year. From the Back To School Day where we pray for the Teachers/Administrators who are present to the homemade cookies you bring to school lounges and more. You each have a tangible way to serve and bless those in education.

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Christmas Giving Tree

Another way your giving supports the schools in our community is to partner with their Christmas Giving Trees. Open Life takes a number of the gift tags and you have the blessing to supply gifts to students from LRE, SMS and homeschooled kids under the age of 18 through these tags. Your generosity also helps with the City of Bonney Lake’s efforts to supply Toys for Tots to all the schools and kids not yet in school within the 98391 zipcode.

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Foster Care

 

 

 

Foster Care

Your generosity makes an impact in one of four ways; fostering, adopting, assisting or supporting the foster care needs of our county, state, nation, and the world. Pierce County is in is one of the highest counties for foster care in the state of Washington. The vision is to help meet the needs here in your own community first and then increase engagement until Open Life models for churches and organizations all across the globe how to engage the needs of orphans, and foster children in order that we can take our rightful place as the body of Christ in caring for those in need this way.

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Olive Crest South Sound

To provide faith-based holistic services to children and families through foster care.  Tacoma Foster Care serves children in the fostering system by recruiting, training, certifying, and supporting Christian foster families. Their goal is to provide excellent care for children until they can be safely returned to their families. For those children not able to return home, the South Sound Olive Crest team works to connect them with SSOC adoptive families.

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Sweet Cases

No child should come into Foster Care and get a trash bag of needed items.   Together We Rise is an organization that has amazing buying power to supply our local foster kids with a duffle bag and essential supplies when they come into the Foster System. They will have a sense of comfort and hope with these bags we will assembly in a party moment together and distribute through Olive Crest and DSHS Pierce County.  Your giving has already provided 10% of all the children coming into care within Pierce County a Sweet Case.

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Relief

 

 

 

Convoy of Hope

At Convoy of Hope their goals are to provide help and hope to people in need in the United States and around world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. We have partnered with them in providing relief to Haiti, Chili, and the Tsunami in Japan. When disaster strikes you can always point resources to the disaster and Convoy of Hope and those funds will be immediately on the front line of need.

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World Vision

A very special relationship has begun between Open Life and World Vision made way by your consistent giving. There are many resources World Vision has access to and they need a local community focussed church to distribute these through. Open Life is that church in East Pierce County. Many resources from World Vision will meet the needs of individuals beyond what your giving has been able to provide within the first 5 years of Open Life.  You paved the way and now the community is better for it.

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Justice For The Oppressed

 

 

 

Speak Up For The Poor

Speak Up For The Poor exists to transform the world on behalf of the poor. Their mission is to create a new reality for girls in poverty. They will pursue this mission by building an international network of Justice Centers which speak up for the poor; particularly, girls in poverty. They will do this through providing homes, education, and justice.

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Rescue Freedom

Rescue Freedom provides safe homes and care for women and children who have been rescued out of sexual slavery. They believe that rescue and restoration happen best in a local context, with local leadership who knows the culture, the unique challenges and are committed to being a part of the long road to healing. We current have partner sites in 5 countries: India, Thailand, Spain, Costa Rica, and the United States.

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Exodus Housing

Exodus Housing provides transitional housing and support services to assist homeless families, due to domestic violence, in their progression to permanent housing and self-sufficiency. They help fill the gap between what is provided by other housing agencies and what is truly needed to become a self-sufficient reestablished citizen within the community.  Through the partnership with World Vision that Open Life is able to have due to your generosity, in-kind donations, valued at hundreds of dollars, can make their way to Exodus Housing on a monthly basis.

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Unreached Demographics

 

 

 

Church Multiplication Network

Church Multiplication Network collaborates with church multipliers to effectively equip, strategically fund and innovatively network new faith communities. Your giving funds new churches and Open Life leaders collaborate and share resources with this vital network that launches nearly 275 churches annually.  The result is new churches in communities that will reach out to those who have yet to follow Jesus.

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Speed The Light

The concept is simple: your students initiate the funding for this vital partner, so people can speed the light of the gospel to the world. This is accomplished by providing the “essential transportation and creative communication” equipment for missionary evangelism. Through modern transportation, radio, television, the printed word, and equipment for mass evangelism, our missionaries can better fulfill the Great Commission.  90% of what missionaries do on the foreign field depends on the items supplied through STL.

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ICA Surabaya, Missionaries John & Korie Taylor & John Vincent

ICA Surabaya is a multi-site english speaking church pastored by missionaries John & Korie Taylor that gathers in malls in Surabaya. John Vincent assists their work and is strategizing how to get the gospel to many unreached demographics through technology. ICA has the vision to reach the 6.8 million people in their city, to build 100 churches for unreached people groups by 2025 and the planting of the first 6 churches among the 4 million Banjar people (where there are currently no known believers).

 

 

 

Missions Trips We Are Considering for Summer 2018

 

 

 

San Francisco

We are exploring the opportunity to do a trip to San Francisco for our Student Life Ministry.  This would be a low cost and life long memory making trip serving the inner city of San Fran.  If you would like to join us click the Sign up Below.

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Indonesia

ICA Surabaya continues to move towards their vision of building 100 churches by 2025 in Indonesia.  We have the potential annually to go join the ministries in Surabaya and if the team is right, go and join a build trip.  Sign up if you are interested in a low-cost global trip that is as counter-cultural as it comes.

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