​The following is a brief description and the addresses of current ministries supported by Faith Presbyterian Church through its Board of Deacons:

ECHO (North Fort Myers, FL)   http://www.echonet.org/

Education Concerns for Hunger Organization

ECHO fights world hunger by strengthening and supporting the work of missionaries, and national churches who work with subsistence farmers and urban gardeners overseas. ECHO gathers and distributes technical information, sends seeds of under-utilized or hard to find tropical food plants, and provides training opportunities in tropical agriculture. From its small farm base in Florida, staff answers questions, makes referrals, and provides a network of people who are also linked to each other for information and encouragement. ECHO was founded and continues to “equip God’s people for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ.” Visitors are welcomed to take a tour of ECHO Farm.

Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette   http://www.lafayettehabitat.org/

Using volunteer labor and donated funds and materials, Habitat builds or rehabilitates simple, decent houses and sells them to low-income families at cost with no interest added. The Habitat ministry in Lafayette began in 1984, and over 100 houses have been completed through 2002. Potential homeowners devote several hundred hours of labor to their houses. Many Christian churches and other agencies help provide this service.

The Hursts (S.I.M., Bolivia)

Greg and Faith Hurst are working in La Paz, Bolivia, in areas of evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development. They have a large program for youth in their urban church to develop leadership and discipleship and to help the youth reach out to others. They are expanding their work and support for several rural Aymaran churches. Their ultimate goal is to provide education and support for local church leadership. Greg and Faith have three daughters, Kayla, Hannah, and Mariah.

Lafayette Urban Ministry   http://www.lafayetteurbanministry.org/

Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) was established in 1972 by several local congregations to promote interest and involvement within and between member churches to meet the following goals: to care for the emergency needs of low income people, to increase church involvement in social concerns, to improve resources within the low income community, and to address the root causes of poverty. With these goals in mind, LUM continues to minister to the needs of the local community through over 20 programs and services which include: the LUM Homeless Shelter, the Avery Afterschool Program, the Volunteer Advocate Program, Summer LUM Camp, St. Johns/LUM Food Pantry, Grow-A-Row (for the food pantry), Jubilee Christmas, and more. All their programs and services are made possible by financial and volunteer personnel contributions from 44 member churches, numerous non-member churches, civic groups, businesses and individuals.

Matrix LifeCare Center   http://lifecareservices.org/

LifeCare Services, Inc., is crisis pregnancy ministry. LifeCare’s mission is to provide emotional, spiritual, and physical support to assist women who are confronted with unplanned pregnancies. The mission is accomplished through counseling, Bible studies, and the generous provision of physical needs.

Adoption services can be coordinated through LifeCare. LifeCare also offers post-abortion grief counseling for those who have been wounded through this choice. LifeCare Services, Inc., is located near the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette and serves a wide variety of clients.

Trinity Mission / Trinity Life Ministry   http://www.trinitylifeministry.com/

Trinity Life Ministry was founded as a gospel mission in 1985 as Trinity Horizon. The first several years the mission operated in relative obscurity and neutrality as a homeless facility for all who wished to live in a semi-ordered and semi-structured environment while they attempted to get their lives in order.

This has evolved into a 21 week intensive residential program for men with addictions of all sorts. Those accepted into the men’s ministry are provided with housing, basic necessities, addictions education, life skills training, counseling, mentoring and life transformation assistance while being paired into a local church for sustaining support after completion.

Please find address and contact information below.

The Voelkels (IVCF)

The Voelkels have been missionaries in South America for many years. At the present time they are serving with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at their headquarters in Wisconsin. They returned to the U.S. to participate in the Urbana Student Mission Convention of 2000. Jack has been writing a question and answer column on the Urbana Website called “ASK JACK”. (See page of addresses.) He continues to teach two months of the year in the seminary in Colombia (where they were professors for 10 years), and he helps with plans for future Urbana Conventions. Mary Anne has been instrumental in promoting prayer and intercession in InterVarsity since the Urbana 1990 convention. The InterVarsity leadership is eager for participation in prayer and dependence on God through prayer to be a hallmark of the organization. As such, Mary Anne heads up a Prayer Committee made up of staff from across the U.S. to promote and model this vision.



Missions’ Addresses

  • ECHO 17391 Durrance Rd., N. Ft. Myers, FL 33917-2212
  • Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette Executive Director: Al Ritter 420 South 1st St., Lafayette, IN 47905
  • Greg & Faith Hurst Casilla 1765, La Paz, Bolivia 591-02-72-1697 gregfaith.hurst@usa.net
  • Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) Contact: Joe Micon / Mary Anderson 525 N. 4th St., Lafayette, IN 47901-1004 (765) 423-2691
  • LifeCare Services Director: Dana Hobson 233 Harrison St., W. Lafayette, IN 47906 (765) 742-1533
  • Trinity Mission / Trinity Life Ministry Executive Director: Phil Gabriel 817 N. 12th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 (765) 742-1060 
  • Rev. Jack & Mary Anne Voelkel InterVarsity Center 2156 Allen Blvd, Apt. 4 Middleton, WI 53562