Care For Kids
The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree is a program we started at Woodland Hills in order to give back to the community in need around us. It launches each fall, during a time of year when the hustle and bustle of the holidays provide creative opportunities for WHFC families to give generously. The Giving Tree provides Christmas meals and gifts for local families in our community as well as our Woodland Hills family. If you are interested in participating in the Giving Tree, sign up begins in November each year.
Project HOPE is an inter-denominational Christian service organization formed to meet the immediate physical needs of impoverished people while sharing with them the Good News of Jesus Christ. Project HOPE’s ministry helps supply homes, food, clothing, mental and/or spiritual relief to the people of Nicaragua. Click here for more information on Project HOPE.
Tanzania (Bob & Dee Dodson)
International Students Inc.
David and Kathy Mannon work on the campus of Rutgers University with international students. Recently, they organized a team to pick up 94 Chinese students coming to the University and move them into their residences. They hosted a welcome to Rutgers BBQ and 200 Chinese students attended. These students are curious about the Gospel. Click here for more information on International Students Inc.
International Students Inc.
Pat Kershaw is a writer and assists ISI team members on various aspects of ministry. ISI’s ministry vision is to establish and advance student-led international witnessing communities which welcome international students and scholars, introduce them to Jesus Christ and help Christians grow as His disciples on campus and in the world. Click here for more information on International Students Inc.
Returning Home (NW Arkansas)
Truelove Family (Haiti)
Austin and Kaelee have been missionaries in Haiti since November 2017. Austin was born and raised in the same area that they now serve. Since the spring of 2018, Austin has been the administrator of Faith Medical Clinic that his parents have operated since 1986. His passion is to develop a biblical finance course geared toward the Haitian people, their culture, and marketplace. Being a mother of five, naturally, Kaelee’s interests are in maternity care and nutrition. With the Lord’s help and the help of faithful supporters, they hope to continue the work started by Austin’s parents and provide for other physical and spiritual needs in their area.
Island Encounters (Ray & Laura Pittman)
Island Encounters exists to demonstrate the love of Christ by meeting practical and spiritual needs across cultures in the context of relationship. We are equipping students and the poor for greater “life encounters” (with God, others, and themselves). We have an ongoing children’s ministry that includes evangelism, discipleship, and literacy training.
Based in Fiji, we reach out to both the indigenous people and the Indian people (originally from India) with the hope of Christ. We run Oasis Farm, where sustainable agriculture is demonstrated and training is offered as a community development outreach to our rural, under resourced area.
We also bring in students and missions teams to stay at Oasis Farm and help out in the community with the kids and at the farm. We offer both short and long term student programs and internships, as well as a “missions encounter” trip for church and school groups. We love seeing what happens when students from overseas come and interact with the people of Fiji, and the way God works in and through that overlap.