Compassion

VISION: to become the embodiment of hope throughout the world by communicating the compassion of Jesus Christ in creative and tangible ways

To do this, WE NEED YOU!!!
If you’re ready to jump in, read below and connect with the areas that interest you most.

Saturday Community Cafe
At Genesis, we believe that every person matters. At the Community Cafe you can help to feed the stomachs and souls of the people who are living in our very own community. These are people who are not only looking for a warm meal but are also usually in need of companionship and a good word. If you would like more information on serving yourself or hosting as a group,
contact Communitycafe.genesisthechurch@gmail.com

Friendship House
WHO WE ARE
Detroit Friendship House is a community resource network of “neighbors helping neighbors” in the uniquely diverse cities of Hamtramck and Detroit. They are dedicated to meeting basic human needs and fulfilling their dreams for a healthy and peaceful community, through the power of God at work in the world.

WHAT WE DO
Friendship House empowers people and fosters a sense of community and connectedness among residents of the Hamtramck community through programs such as:
Harvest Food Pantry
Free clothing and small household items
Fourth Sunday Supper Club
Backpacks and school supplies
Money Power
Christmas Adopt a Family
Holiday Food Baskets

GET INVOLVED
Volunteers are needed in all areas to provide office help, attend or run a fundraising event, conduct a food or clothing drive, adopt a family at Christmas, donate backpacks or school supplies or donate baby supplies.
Visit www.detroitfriendshiphouse.org or contact Carole

African Hope Trust
WHO WE ARE
African Hope Trust exists to create sustainable jobs that will empower the disadvantaged and those suffering from HIV/AIDS in South Africa. They also provide Christian homes for the abused, abandoned and orphaned children of South Africa.

WHAT WE DO
-Train and equip South Africa’s disadvantaged and HIV+ persons to learn a trade in exchange
for wages for food and the basic necessities of life, also improved self-esteem, hope and a
forum to learn life skills and the Good News of Jesus Christ.
-Establish Christian ‘safe homes’ for young children to help them escape abuse and
abandonment; a place where they will feel safe and loved and brought up in a God-honoring way.

GET INVOLVED
Help purchase school uniforms and supplies for the children; contribute toward an emergency fund for crafters; or give funds toward the children’s and crafters’ Christmas parties.
Visit www.africanhopecrafts.org or contact Brenda Tagle

Africa Christian Ministries
WHO WE ARE
Africa Christian Ministries (ACM) teaches children, trains missionaries and helps spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Africa and to the world.

WHAT WE DO
Every week, ACM reaches over 2,000 children through after-school Bible studies, morning devotions, and church services in two locations. In April of each year a team of people from across Metro-Detroit travel to eSikahawini, South Africa, where ACM is located, to work alongside the ACM staff to bring medical care and share the love of Jesus with the Zulu people.

GET INVOLVED
You can join the April mission trip, give a financial gift to support the work of ACM or help to buy a Grow Hope tractor which will empower self-sufficiency, sustain people with jobs and food, and grow hope in the lives of the eSikahawini community
Visit www.africachristian.org or contact Geri Gaskell

CDC: Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation
WHO WE ARE
The Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a non-profit, faith-based organization committed to empowering people and creating positive opportunities for the central Detroit community. Through education, employment and economic development, CDC strives to transform individuals to reach their highest potential while transforming the community to be a place of Shalom.

WHAT WE DO
CDC supports the residents of central Detroit through parent and youth education programs, construction projects, housing counseling, employment support and ministries such as Peaches & Greens fruit and vegetable store, Higher Ground Landscaping, Restoration Warehouse and Café Sonshine.

GET INVOLVED
You can support CDC’s ministry and build relationships with kids and families through weekly enrichment programs, tutoring, parenting programs, or flag football. You can also volunteer at Peaches & Greens or simply donate to their anual Back to School Rally and Christmas Store.
Visit www.centraldetroitchristian.org or contact Allisyn Knese

Camp Lael
WHO WE ARE
Camp Lael is located seven miles northwest of Lapeer in Oregon Township on 240 acres of wooded hills. Our vision is to provide a place where people can discover Christ, grow and share their faith, make decisions for ministry and learn to give to the community.

WHAT WE DO
Located on quiet Skinner Lake, the camp offers swimming and boating as well as a network of trails on 160 acres of undisturbed woods and wildlife perfect for nature enthusiasts and mountain bikers. The facility is available to a variety of churches, schools and
community groups, for summer camp, winter weekends, ecology programs, and retreats.

GET INVOLVED
There are a number of ways you can get involved: attend one of Camp Lael’s annual comedy night fundraisers, shop using the Meijer Community Rewards program, be a camp volunteer or send your child to summer youth camp (June to mid-July).
Visit www.camplael.com or contact Gary

Ignite South Africa
WHO WE ARE
Ignite South Africa’s mission is to model, equip and multiply godly leaders, igniting eternal impact in South Africa.

WHAT WE DO
-Teach Bible-based HIV/AIDS prevention and leadership development in schools.
-Equips church pastors and leaders through quarterly training conferences, workshops, and
one-on-one mentoring.
-In partnership with local churches, Ignite trains believers through weekly discipleship classes
and equips them to minister to others.

GET INVOLVED
Ignite hosts volunteers through short-term mission teams and internships. If you are interested in serving people in need, sharing the love of Christ, making new friends, experiencing missions firsthand, and seeing the beauty of Africa, come serve with Ignite.
Visit www.igniteinternational.org or contact John