Long Island Teen Challenge:
Teen Challenge is a 12 month residential care facility that helps men and women aged 18+ struggling with alcohol and drug addictions by teaching character and leadership skills through its curriculum and by encouraging students toward a more healthy lifestyle.
Within this 24-hour program students live and grow together toward healthy lives free from addictions. Separated from influences that previously triggered the need to turn to drugs or alcohol, students have the opportunity to start fresh in the company of others in the same situation. New students are able to draw strength and encouragement from other students nearing completion of the program. Lifelong friendships often develop as a result.
Going through the program in the context of a community means that students must learn positive conflict resolution skills and how to express themselves in a healthy way rather than by turning to drugs. Students break old habits and replace them with new patterns of behaviour such as learning to be respectful of others, learning to sacrifice for others, and learning to be accountable to others.
Typically students rise early and have little free time, due to a busy schedule of personal devotions, classroom time spent working through Teen Challenge curriculum, meals, counselling, work detail, job and life skills training and recreational activities.
The Lighthouse Mission exists to feed the hungry and help the homeless by sharing God’s love with people in need in practical ways. Our commitment is to feed the poor, but our goal is to empower people to overcome poverty and live purpose-filled lives. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
Long Island Citizens For Community Values:
A native of Rockville Centre, Long Island, Bobby Lloyd has experienced first-hand what it is like to be in bondage to pornography and drugs. And as Executive Director of Long Island Citizens for Community Values, he helps others not only understand the damage pornography can do but also break its stranglehold on their lives.
While Mr. Lloyd currently works closely with law enforcement officials and politicians, he was once on the other side of the law. His role as one of the primary suppliers of heroin to Long Island and parts of New York city in the 70s and 80s landed him in prison several times and in 1976, he received a life sentence under Gov. Rockefeller’s drug law. It was during his stint in prison that Lloyd rekindled a friendship with current wife and partner Dianne, who shared with him her own experiences of breaking the stronghold of drugs. Lloyd’s behavior in prison earned him lifetime parole but after being released he quickly re-established his drug business, which continued for several more years. Finally, in 1984, he entered Brooklyn Teen Challenge, which helped him put his drug habit behind him and move into a new phase of life.
Lloyd helped pioneer Long Island’s first Teen Challenge program on Long Islan and has since reached thousands of young people with a motivation message about how one man can turn his life around. As a result of his work, Lloyd received a pardon from his lifetime parole.
Since 1994, Mr. Lloyd has served as Executive Director of LICCV, works to protect women, children etc. free from the negative influences of pornography and the sexualized messages of the culture.
YWAM Missionary Phillip Dauerheim:
Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), we unite in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known. Philip is heading to Michigan to love people to Jesus Christ.
South Africa CASA Ministries, Nancy Hudson
Beginning under a Mango tree, the Christian Church of South Africa has grown tremendously under the leadership of Sister Nancy Hudson. Presently there are nine (9) churches in CASA with membership of over nine hundred (900) in addition to such ministries as Feed the Hungry, Help a Child, Help a Mother, devotions for the local schools, women’s ministries, youth ministries, evangelistic crusades, music ministries and an annual convention where the churches come together for three days of teaching, encouragement, powerful services including special ministry for children and youth.
Sister Nancy’s heart for word missions is revealed by her travels to India, Malawi and other countries to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her heart for missions has led CASA to send their first missionaries to Malawi and they are praying to send many more throughout the African continent. Truly Sister Nancy’s goal to see untold numbers saved for the Kingdom of God and to nurture and equip them to be sent out to do the work of the Lord is a reality.
Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), we unite in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known.
Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle Missions- Foreign http://www.sgtchurch.org/missions-foriegn
IFCA World Missions:
The International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies (IFCA) is a classical Pentecostal denomination that was birthed in the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit that took place at the beginning of the twentieth century. The beginnings of the IFCA can be traced back to 1906 to the city of Chicago. At that time some Spirit-filled believers, whose names have not been preserved for us, visited the city. Through their ministry people were saved and filled with the Holy Spirit. W. H. Durham’s ministry, the North Avenue Mission, brought Pentecost to some Italian Protestants in the city; they received the baptism with the Holy Spirit with the initial physical sign of speaking in tongues. This resulted in the planting of the first Italian Pentecostal Church, the Grand Avenue Mission. The Italian Pentecostal Movement was thus born. From Chicago the Pentecostal flame spread to other places and other Italian Pentecostal Churches were formed. At its inception our movement was both Italian and missionary minded.
Over the course of time the Italian Pentecostal Movement sensed the need for some structure. There were various stages in the organization process. At the first convention the churches settled on twelve Articles of Faith and agreed to create a hymnal to be used in all of the churches. At this time the network of churches came to be known as the Unorganized Italian Christian Churches of the United States. Later the name of the movement was revised to the Italian Christian Churches of North America. At a later date the name was again changed this time to the Christian Church of North America. This change was made, at least in part, because it was recognized that the gospel is for all people groups. During this same time a Missionary Society was formed, the Missionary Society of the Christian Church of North America.
In April of 2006 the name of the denomination was changed to the International Fellowship of Christians Assemblies. This name was chosen because it is more reflective of the movement. First, the IFCA is not restricted to North America. In fact, there are more IFCA affiliated church overseas than in the United States. The movement is indeed international in scope. Second, though IFCA is technically a denomination, it is more like a fellowship, that is, a collegial association. The movement is large enough to make a difference and small enough to be personal. The movement remains true to its roots; it is staunchly evangelical, unapologetically Pentecostal, and passionately missions-minded.
We provide help to child victims of sex trafficking. Through partnership with The International Network of Hearts, we care for underage girls who have suffered the trauma of severe abuse and sex trafficking. We believe in their complete restoration through Christ’s love and the future that God has planned for them.
Island Impact Ministries:
Island Impact Ministries is a U.S. registered, 501(c) non-profit organization established in 2003 and dedicated to providing much-needed medical, educational, spiritual, and construction assistance to the people of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. These goals are accomplished through our local medical clinics, funding schools and orphanages, and hosting visiting teams. Medical teams provide mobile clinics in remote locations, or offer free surgeries, vital medicines and supplies to people who need it most. Construction teams focus on projects to improve and repair schools, clinics, hospitals and orphanages.