St. John's supports the Mozambique Initiative of the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church by collecting loose change each Sunday in our offering. The money that is given is then placed through covenant partnerships in a pool of funds that are distributed by the bishop and cabinet in Mozambique for salary support where needed. We are also prayer partners with Lionzuane in the Massinga South District in Mozambique.
In 2014-2015 a special donation from St. John's paid for the congregation to build their first church building.
Through Rainbow Network, St. John's adopted the community of La Grecia in rural Nicaragua. We supply:
- food for every child, pregnant or nursing mom, and elder in the village;
- a scholarship for high school student;
- books to be used in the Rainbow Schools;
- donated clothing and shoes for the younger children in the village.
Grace Hospice is one of the only 5 hospice programs in Mongolia, which was started by the United Methodist Missionary, Helen Shephard whom St. John's supported until her retirement in 2015. It serves Ulaanbaatar the capital and largest city in Mongolia. Grace Hospice functions with home care for patients in the last stages of cancer care counselor, doctors, nurses, and trained volunteers.
Imagine No Malaria provides treated mosquito nets and education for their use in areas where Malaria has been one the leading causes of death and illness, especially in children. St. John's has taken special offerings to support this program.
Their work includes projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more to over 80 countries worldwide. St. John's supports UMCOR through our giving to One Great Hour of Sharing and through members individual gifts to special advances for the UMCOR projects (every dollar given goes entirely to the project) and the collection of kits for relief.