Partners

In order to share the transforming love of Jesus on local and global platforms, LowCountry Community Church supports a number of partners who are on the front lines of making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). We encourage you to come alongside these partners, find out more about their ministries, and learn how you can pray for and support them.

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What is the 1040 window?

"The 10/40 Window is the rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia approximately between 10 degrees north and 40 degrees north latitude. The 10/40 Window is often called "The Resistant Belt" and includes the majority of the world's Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. The original 10/40 Window included only countries with at least 50% of their land mass within 10 and 40 degrees north latitude. The revised 10/40 Window includes several additional countries that are close to 10 or 40 degrees north latitude and have high concentrations of unreached peoples."

-Joshua Project

LOCAL AND GLOBAL PARTNERS

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ the second is this: ‘you shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ there is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31

We have a deep passion for reaching and caring for our community. And while the needs are vast, our passion is strong and expressed primarily through our work in the areas of hunger, children’s needs, homelessness, anti-human trafficking, education, and community improvement. Each of these initiatives are led by our amazing volunteers. Contact missions@lowcountrycc.org for more information.

SUPPORT A LOCAL PARTNER

We encourage everyone in the LCC family to support one of our partners. Our goal is to equip you with the opportunity to engage, support and encourage our partners on all levels and help us make a difference in our community.

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Elizabeth Shrieve

Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

Liz is a recent Bluffton High School graduate and will be serving with Youth with a Mission. She will be taking part in Discipleship Training School, a six-month missionary training program that begins with three months in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her remaining three months will be spent overseas applying all that she has learned to reach others.

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YOUTH FOR CHRIST

India

Young people are being reached through high school clubs, home clubs, leadership training schools, sports events, career guidance seminars, music teams, talent contests, village outreaches, and youth magazines.

The largest community development project to date has been the Ragpickers Project. Youth for Christ found approximately 25,000 socially abused young people inhabiting alleys, pavements, and digging into the garbage dumps. Kids have been driven to this unwholesome way of life, either due to broken homes, or the viciousness of a foster parent. The Ragpicker Project’s aim is to rehabilitate at least 20 ragpickers a year, build their self-image, and help them to be self-reliant by providing nutritious food and giving lessons in hygienic living so that they can have a healthy, strong body. This teaches them to be self-reliant, and to lead a life of dignity. Basic education is provided in areas such as math, English, Tamil, and general knowledge. Training in basic vocational skills like electrical work, tailoring, carpentry, and cooking are also a part of the program.

Short-term mission teams have helped Youth for Christ build the main youth living centre, where 21 boys currently live. The Centre has been functioning since 1996, and 126 boys have already been rehabilitated. Some have reconciled with their families and returned home to help their parents financially.

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RICHIE AND CHARLOTTE JEPPESON

THE GREAT COMMISSION INC.

The Jeppesons have the privilege of creating the Life Application Bible Study Notes with Scripture for a Turkic people. This project, as well as the storage and distribution of the Bibles, is their responsibility. Because of significant persecution in this closed Central Asian country, most of the foreigners working in this area have been forced to leave. Foreigners are not welcome here, making storage and distribution of books very difficult.

As teachers, they meet students nightly and build friendships, which become relationships where they share the Living Word of God. Many pray to receive Christ and pass along the message of Christ to their families. They are also learning contextualized digital video to use in new venues.

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P.J. MEDURI

TAKING THE FIELD

Taking the Field is an international evangelism ministry that desires to help local churches impact their areas for Christ. By God’s grace, they believe that many churches are on the verge of being awakened to their strategic role in the Great Commission. Taking the Field seeks to accomplish this through utilizing two to three of the following models:

City-wide evangelism festivals and other outreach initiatives
Schools of evangelism and discipleship
Trainings in relational evangelism and leadership conferences
In addition, they seek to demonstrate the love of God through various social programs
that minister both short and long-term to those in need.

Founder and director P.J. Meduri is a former teacher and coach. P.J. has ministered in numerous states and 18 foreign countries since his first international ministry trip in 1994. He’s been both a volunteer and staff member with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and has authored two books and numerous devotional pieces for the FCA Coach’s Bible. He and his wife, Delores, live in West Virginia and have ten grandchildren.

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JENNIFER ROWLAND

UNITED WORLD MISSION

Belgium was mostly a Roman Catholic country. In the 1960s, 97% of the population had attended church, and now only 5% of the population attends. Predominantly, churches in Europe are
being turned into coffee houses, flats, or other spaces.

Through United World Mission in Brussels, Jen will work with Serve the City, an organization that helps underprivileged kids, the homeless, the displaced, and others, as well as helping to start a new church-plant in the neighborhood where she will be living and serving.

Additionally, she will work alongside Chris and Robyn Zickmund who serve on the leadership teams of The Well and Serve the City in Brussels. The Well is an inter-confessional Christian church, and has a neighborhood-oriented approach to ministry, existing as a group of Neighborhood Clusters. Clusters are a network of weekly expressions of faith, community, and mission in a specific geographical context, connecting to each other and growing together towards sustainable
holistic neighborhood transformation.

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GARY AND PENNY SEITHEL

UNITED WORLD MISSION

The Seithels and their children Sandy, Matthew, Brett and Nathan have replanted a church in East London, through the guidance of United World Mission. They are working to transform churches from decline to growth by equipping believers in mission and evangelism, building up leaders, mobilizing strategic prayer, and facilitating church-planting. Gary also teaches regularly in the UK, and in the School of Ministries in Uganda. Penny leads the women’s ministry at their church and has extended ministry teaching weekly, mentoring and facilitating amazing community events.

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DAVE AND LAURIE EATMAN

CRU MILITARY

Dave and Laurie Eatman have dedicated their lives to reaching military men, women, and their families for Christ, to strengthen marriages with God’s principles, and bring spiritual healing to those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. Cru Military began as a strategic outreach in 1965, with staff and volunteers serving in 26 countries in order to reach a unique mission field with its own culture and language for evangelism and discipleship. They do this through spiritually nourishing servicemen and women, providing biblically-founded leadership development via outreach and Bible studies, family marriage conferences, digital and print resources, and world-wide outreach activities. Learn more about the Eastman’s ministry at www.restoringourtroops.com, or contact them directly at dave.eatman@crumilitary.org and laurie.eatman@crumilitary.org

Thank you for your interest in our ministry to the US Military. We are excited to carry the Great Commission to our men and women in uniform and their families, providing them with much needed spiritual nurture and the resources needed to have lives and homes centered in Christ. Please keep us in prayer as we do our best to serve those who have served us so faithfully!

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BRENTON AND JEN CORRELL

FIRST LOVE INTERNATIONAL

The Corrells are currently raising support to become the Directors of First Love International in Kenya, an interdenominational mission agency founded for the purpose of bringing the life-giving message of salvation through Jesus Christ to unreached people residing in impoverished regions of the world. The First Love ministry in Nairobi, Kenya first began as a feeding program in the Kibera slum. Out of that, a need for a girls’ home was identified, and First Love built a small house on a school property in Kibera. The need was much bigger than that, and by 2005, God had provided the funding for First Love to buy a five-acre plot of land outside of Kibera and develop their own Children’s Home for orphaned girls and boys.

As of 2015, the home has 97 children that are fully cared for by First Love. The Corrells’ work will include operations management of First Love in Kenya, hosting ministry teams, and managing the Riziki Children’s Home and the new Daraja House for children over the age of 18 as they transition to independence, creating vocational training programs for men and women, and much more.