Out

Towards the world in mission

Zach Meerkreebs
Pastor of Outreach

First Alliance desires to partner with God as we move OUT towards the world in mission. We do not move OUT in mission just because its a program, department, or strategy of our church but a call from God, presented to us in God’s Word, and a privilege for us to participate as sons and daughters of the most high God! FAC’s OUT ministries are expressed through local outreach, global missions, and evangelism.

As you explore this page, our prayer is that you would be encouraged and activated to participate in God’s mission in our world!


Local Partners

Booker T. Washington Elementary School

An inner city school that has a 100% free lunch program. We collect needed supplies throughout the year, and provide Christmas meals and nonperishable foods for some of their families to help through the holidays.

Natalie’s Sisters

Natalie’s Sisters is a ministry program currently located on the northside of downtown Lexington with the mission to extend hope, support, and God’s unconditional love to sexually exploited women through a first-touch approach providing respite, relationship, and referrals to community resources. We partner with this local partner through providing meals, hygiene items, and other specific ministry opportunities.

Russell Cave Church of Christ

Located in North Lexington, Russell Cave serves a diverse number of racially ethnic families. We contribute to their clothing distribution giveaway to their neighborhood twice a year. We also supply tutors for an after school reading program to help neighborhood kids improve their reading and vocabulary skills.

Wellington Elementary School

Wellington, located not far from our church, serves a number of International families. We hope to assist these families in a variety of ways throughout the school year, but most notably through an emerging ESL class to help parents learn English and enable them to get jobs.

YoungLives

YoungLives’s purpose is to reach teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and others that God created them to be. We look forward to helping launch this ministry in Lexington through hosting them in our building, providing meals, and mentoring these precious young families. YoungLives is part of Young Life, a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school, and college students in all 50 of the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.


Global Partners

Hope Clinic – Guinea, West Africa

Hope Medical Center is a medical/surgical center in the southeastern region of Guinea West Africa. Your partnership, prayers, and help will provide affordable care to some of the earth’s poorest people. The Hope Clinic sees between 60-100 outpatients a day. The dental office sees around 40 people a month. Each patient at the clinic hears about Jesus. Our church sends a mission team to the Hope Clinic on a recurring basis, both for medical missions and building maintenance.

Inca Link

Inca Link’s mission to reach the 300 million youth in Latin America with Christ’s irresistible love. FAC has sent short-term mission teams to Trujillo, Peru eight times since 2008. Our teams interact with local children and adults, provide VBS-type programming, participate in construction projects, and help the Peruvian ministry leaders in various other ways. We have been able to build lasting relationships with the ministry leaders over the years.

Supporting Worldwide Missions

The Great Commission Fund

  • Provides health care in places like Gabon where the Bongolo Evangelical Hospital treats more than 30,000 patients annually, and where hundreds receive Christ as their Savior.
  • Partners in reaching Muslims, Buddhists, animists, and Hindus for Christ.
  • Trains future church leaders worldwide.
  • Gives food, provisions, and hope to victims of war, famine, and natural disasters.
  • Supplies grants for new churches being launched within the United States.
  • Brings the message of Jesus to unreached people groups.

Alliance Missionaries are not required to raise their own support. Gifts given to the Great Commission Fund allow them put their focus on ministry and not on fundraising. Learn more about the Great Commission Fund.

CAMA Services

CAMA Services began as an outreach to refugees fleeing the horrors of the Indochina conflict in 1972. Through camps in Thailand serving Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian refugees, CAMA staff provided food, clothing, medical care, job training, and a verbal witness to the truth that God’s Son died and rose again.

The lessons learned in Indochina were soon applied among refugees in Hong Kong, Lebanon, Jordan, and Guinea and famine victims in Burkina Faso and Mali. Development projects were started to empower the poor to live in hope.

CAMA Services now has projects in more than fifteen countries across the world, including famine relief in Mali, AIDS awareness compaigns in Burkina Faso, well-drilling in Vietnam, and a potato co-op in Mongolia. Learn more about CAMA Services.


Our International Workers

In addition to our international workers listed below, there are several families from our church serving in limited access countries around the world. For security reasons, we cannot post their names, but please remember them when you pray!

Locations in red are creative access countries. See these guidelines for how to safely correspond with these workers.

The Awabdys

Location: Creative Access Country
Mission: Working in theological education and building trust relationships.

The Browns

Location: Creative Access Country

The Carters

Location: Creative Access Country
Mission: Serving their neighbors through community development and English classes networking with existing faith communities.

Elizabeth D.

Location: Creative Access Country
Mission: Working with TeachBeyond.

The Elliotts

Location: Creative Access Country

Marci & Larry Flick

Location: Wilmore, Kentucky
Mission: Working with Go InterNational.
Children: Hannah

Bob & Linh Hahn

Location: Quy Nhon, Vietnam
Mission: Working with Training Evangelistic Leadership.
Children: Kristy

The Henrys

Location: Creative Access Country
Mission: Working with CHRISTAR to establish churches among least-reached peoples.

The Johns

Location: Albania
Mission: Working through TeachBeyond at GDQ International Christian School.

The Julians

Location: Cote d’Ivoire
Mission: Working with Universite d’Alliance Chrétienne d’Abidjan.

The Lawsons

Mission: Serving the US Air Force as an active duty chaplain
Children: Caroline, Luke, Olivia, Jesse

The Manghams

Location: Creative Access Country

Rachel McGarvey

Location: Guinea
Mission: Discipling at-risk women through World Venture.

The O’Connells

Location: Montana
Mission: Working with International Messengers.

Phil & Debbie Renfroe

Location: Marion, IN
Mission: Teaching at Indiana Wesleyan University and Global Community Health Empowerment through WGM.
Children: Aaron, Shona Kay, Bryant, Whitney

The Waggoners

Location: Albania
Mission: Community development and discipleship in villages through WGM.
Children: Ellie & Reni

The Walkers

Location: Tanzania
Mission: Serving in the area of literacy and linguistics as part of a Bible translation team through SIL/Wycliffe.
Children: Hannah & Joy

The Williamsons

Location: Taiwan
Mission: Working with One Mission Society.
Children: Hosanna