Your web browser is out of date. Update your browser for more security, speed and the best experience on this site.

Update your browser
W Care 800x800

WorldCare

As the Berlin Wall began its fall in November of 1989, the hope of being able sharing Jesus beyond The Wall became a reality. Prestoncrest was one of many churches to answer the call of providing one-time financial support to kick off these new opportunities. In 1990, Prestoncrest held a special giving event to provide for these mission efforts.

In the years that followed, these one-time requests continued to come in from different missionaries around the world. To define this new opportunity to support special requests, 5th Sundays became the designated days for those collections to happen. What once began as an effort to evangelize after The Wall fell, has developed into a way to support special requests from the mission field in a profound way.

Today at Prestoncrest, that program is known as WorldCare.

The WorldCare ministry at Prestoncrest supports a variety of good works going on around the world with these one-time funds. Each time a month has 5 Sundays, a collection is taken up on the last Sunday. Funds donated go toward different one-time needs each time, and each recipient is researched and selected by our elders.

Giving to WorldCare

We are so thankful for the donations given to support WorldCare good works. Many are blessed each time we have a WorldCare Sunday.

There are 4 easy ways to donate any time toward this special fund:

  1. TEXT-TO-GIVE: text the $, a space, and the word WORLD to 972-884-5050. (Example: Text 40 WORLD to donate $40)
  2. ONLINE: click the word GIVE at the top of the screen, scroll down to SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, and follow the instructions
  3. IN PERSON: Drop donations* in the World Care dropbox in the foyer at Prestoncrest
  4. MAIL* TO: Prestoncrest, 12700 Preston Rd #210, Dallas, Tx 75230

*Writing a check? Please ONLY write “WORLD CARE” in the memo line (as opposed to an individual work) so Elders can distribute funds as needed.

OCTOBER 31, 2021 WORLD CARE RECIPIENTS:

HOPE FOR HAITI'S CHILDREN was established in 1995 and works to demonstrate compassion to Haitian children and families living in poverty, providing opportunities for children to become leaders in their communities. HFHC operates 2 orphanages and 10 Christian Schools in the Port-Au-Prince area and has an enrollment of 2500 children. Support comes primarily from churches of Christ. Many of their students have gone on to become teachers, nurses, preachers, and law enforcement. www.hopeforhaitischildren.org

WORLD CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING exists so that those best served by broadcast media become aware of the Good News of Jesus Christ. WCB's international shortwave broadcasting communicates to millions every day. KNLS, located at the top of the world in Anchor Point, Alaska, has been on the air since 1983. An additional station is operating in the region of the Indian Ocean and reaches China, Russia, Africa, and the Middle East. www.worldchristian.org

WORLD ENGLISH INSTITUTE has a mission is to teach English to people, free of charge, to help them communicate effectively, and to gain upward mobility in a world market using the English language. Their bigger mission is to lead people to higher ground spiritually by using Bible stories to illustrate the English grammar they teach. It is a blessing in that it opens doors to offer classes in countries where the Bible has been outlawed. www.worldenglishinstitute.net

WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL is one of the most proven, cost-effective means of equipping Christians to fulfill the Great Commission. It has taught millions by mobilizing tens of thousands of volunteer Christians. Churches can use WBS programs to equip their members and involve them in evangelism. WBS can even help congregations connect with seekers in their community… or anywhere on earth! www.worldbibleschool.org

One Time: Some funds are used to support one-time requests as they occur.

Give to World Care - Click to Donate Online Any Time!

AUGUST 29, 2021 WORLD CARE RECIPIENTS:

SGSO (Serving God by Serving Others) is based in Dallas and helps churches and congregations reach out and provide aid swiftly and more efficiently following a disaster. Their goal is to be on-site within 48 hours... not 2 weeks down the road. Work teams perform the immediate tasks required to stop further damage and return households back to normal as quickly as possible. In addition to furnishing equipment for on-site workers, they provide water, food supplies, and other items for immediate distribution to victims. The current need is to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Ida (which hit August 29, 2021.)

DAVID & MARY NELSON have lived and worked in New Zealand since 1997. David is the local evangelist for the Otumoetai congregation and serves as the Dean of Academics at the South Pacific Bible College. The Mission Bible Class ministry is spearheaded by Mary Nelson, and provides free children’s Bible class resources, materials, and curriculum via a website www.missionbibleclass.org and YouTube channel www.youtube.com/MissionBibleClass. The MBC website has been visited by 13,146,609 users from over 200 countries to date. The MBC YouTube channel has gained a following of 457,000 subscribers with 2,279,431 views to date, as well.

ROB HINDMAN serves as a Missionary/Minister in Reno, Nevada at a new church plant, 1st Century Church of Christ. They are currently meeting in an office building, online via zoom, and in homes. Their congregation is made up of a variety of ages, from various backgrounds and walks of life. Rob works alongside 2 other ministers - each live and works in Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, and Truckee area of Nevada. Find out more about Rob and this new, budding congregation on their website at www.1stcentury.church .

GARY AND MICHELLE FORD have started a budding church in Bangkok, made up of young believers and not-yet-Christians. The focus of their mission work is twofold: planting the church and building a Business as Mission (BAM) venture, La Mesa Coffee Co. “We’ve seen God do bigger things than we could have ever imagined ... we see the effectiveness of this BAM approach in reaching Bangkok and the surrounding area by making disciples and showing Christ love.” This venture was only about 18 mos. old when Covid came to Thailand. They were able to make changes and still grow, but recent waves of COVID have had a major impact. Funding is needed to continue the work as the economy recovers. They ask for prayers for wisdom and peace, as well.

CAMBODIA CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES began when Sokhom Hun, an elder in the Cambodian Church of Christ in Balch Springs, Texas, made his first visit back to Cambodia in 2001 since having fled during the Vietnam War. He saw a great need for Jesus. He sold his business and started a preacher training school in Phnom Penh. As it grew, the school-sponsored medical mission trips to rural, tribal areas. When the tribal leaders asked, “Why do you do this? Neither the Buddhists, Hindus, nor the government helps us.” Sokhom’s answer: “We help because we worship the living God.” Tribal leaders began asking if their young men could attend the school. Every 2 years, about 20 new preachers are trained. They return to their villages to share Jesus. Online and on-site classes are available, now, as well. They have 3 full-time doctors at a clinic on the campus and continue to make medical trips and hold gospel meetings in the rural areas each year.

One Time: Some funds are used to support one-time requests as they occur

Give to World Care - Click to Donate Online Any Time!

MAY 30, 2021 WORLD CARE RECIPIENTS:

GTS Life is driven by a mission to tranform lives by equipping, empowering, and prepaing individuals to GROW in their gifts, THRIVE in their purpose, and SERVE those around them. GTS Life is a Christian ministry that comes alongside individuals, groups, and churches to assist them in unlocking their God-given gifts and purpose. Find out more about this great ministry at www.gtslife.org.

Joel Petty and family have served in Russia and eastern Europe for 24 years in a variety of roles: evangelism, Christian education, as well as leadership and ministry training. They remained in Russia throughout the pandemic, and now feel the Lord leading them to continue to serve in Russia. Their current overseeing congregation is unable to continue to support them financially. They are seeking other churches to help as they continue their ministry work through new and open doors for ministry in Russia and Europe. They will be serving part time with Next Generation for Christ and the Restored and Renewed missionary care ministry.

Bibles written in French are desperately needed in churches of 11 different French-speaking countries. Bibles are being distributed by preaching graduates of Benin Training Center. (Read more about the graduates of the Benin Training Center and more ministry efforts to French Africa through F.A.C.E. ministries @ www.frenchafricanmissions.com.)

The Conversation Group mentors leaders to help them courageously transform their slice of God's world. Through meaningful conversations, relationships flourish and leadership thrives. The conversation is the relationship. With over 40 years of diverse ministry experience, this group provides leaders with mentorship opportunities - their goal is to connect with, coach, and equip leaders. Sessions offer leaders a chance to be heard, understood, and provided with ideas for actions and change.

The Ovilla Church of Christ oversees the work of Claudiu & Anca Murtaza in Sibiu, Romania. Members of the Ovilla congregation visit the congregation in Sibiu to encourage them and to support their annual VBS each summer, and financial support is needed this year to help with travel expenses. The congregation in Sibiu flourishes as the Ovilla church helsp them reach out to the community to teach them about Jesus and to encourage them to follow Him. Please keep both of these congregations in your prayers.

One Time: Some funds are used to support one-time requests as they occur

Give to World Care - Click to Donate Online Any Time!

JANUARY 31, 2021 WORLD CARE RECIPIENTS:

The Campinho Church of Christ ("Igreja de Cristo de Campinho")in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was planted by Gordon & Ila Dabbs and their mission team 20+ years ago. It continues to make disciples and grow. Jefferson Ché serves as the leader and preaching minister. The financial impact of the pandemic is taking a toll on the church and it's ministry to their congregation and community.https://foursquare.com/v/igreja-de-cristo-em-campinho/4ead51c9991176cf5a3800d2

Bibles written in French are desperately needed in churches of 11 different French-speaking countries. Bibles are being distributed by preaching graduates of Benin Training Center. (Read more about the graduates of the Benin Training Center and more ministry efforts to French Africa through F.A.C.E. ministries @ www.frenchafricanmissions.com.)

God's Children Ministries continues to work with the children in Romania. Though Anne Boyd now has to live in Athens, Greece due to the harsh weather in Romania, the work in Romania continues through her leadership. Much good is accomplished each year through the financial support of Christians worldwide who know and love Anne and admire her work. Pray for Anne and her husband, Ivar, as they continue to serve the Lord together. Read more about this ministry and Anne's work @ http://gods-children.org/

World English Institute teaches English, free of charge. Their desire is to help people communicate effectively and to gain upward mobility using the English language. Their bigger mission is to lead people to Jesus by using Bible stories to illustrate the English grammar they teach. It is able to offer classes in countries where the Bible has been outlawed. Find out more @ www.worldenglishinstitute.net.

One Time: Some funds are used to support one-time requests as they occur.

Give to World Care - Click to Donate Online Any Time!

NOVEMBER 29, 2020 WORLD CARE RECIPIENTS:

World Bible School (WBS) is one of the most proven, cost-effective means of equipping Christians to fulfill The Great Commission. It has taught millions by mobilizing tens of thousands of volunteer Christians. Churches can use WBS programs to equip their members and involve them in evangelism. WBS can even help congregations connect with seekers in their community… or anywhere on earth! Find out more @ www.worldbibleschool.org.

World Christian Broadcast (WCB) exists so that those best served by broadcast media become aware of the Good News of Jesus. WCB's shortwave broadcasting communicates to millions every day. KNLS, located in Anchor Point, Alaska, has been on the air since 1983. An additional station is operating in the region of the Indian Ocean and reaches China, Russia, Africa, and the Middle East. Find out more @ www.worldchristian.org.

Khon Kaen Bible Institute is under the leadership of Kim Voraritskul, and is training preachers with a goal to plant churches across the 20 provinces in Northeast Thailand. Students come from all over the area to learn, study, graduate, and move to one of the provinces to plant a new congregation. The KKBI graduates receive support for 5 years after graduation, and then become supported by their new congregation or their own vocation.

Psalom, an Acapella Spiritual Music Ensemble, brings new music to area churches. As members of the Neva congregation in St. Petersburg, Russian, they are involved in promoting and teaching Acapella music in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Konstantin Zjhigulin, the organizer of the group, composes many of their songs in the more understandable modern Russian language and the songs are gladly used by congregations.

One Time: Some funds are used to support one-time requests as they occur.

Give to World Care - Click to Donate Online Any Time!