Chapel of Praise supports missions locally and internationally. We firmly embrace the Great Commission our Lord gave us. The following describe the mission work we do and support.
Local Missions Work
AWANA Ready to go for 2021-2022!!
- Meets every Wednesday. Dinner at 6 p.m., Club starts at 6:30 p.m.
- Our season runs through the end of April.
- Cubbies (3 years (out of diapers) to 5 (not yet in K)
- Sparkies (K to 2nd Grade)
- T&T (3rd to 6th Grade)
- Call church for more information at 406-889-3207
- 2022-2023 AWANA Calendar (not out yet)
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Vacation Bible School (VBS) comes to Chapel of Praise every August. In 2020 we had to cancel due to COVID restrictions, but our prayer is to re-start in the summer of 2022.
Vacation Bible School is a week-long children’s program. It includes food, games, and Bible story time. Watch the Church Event Calendar for dates scheduled in 2022.
Mountain View Manor
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED due to covid
Mountain View Manor is a Senior Care Community operated her ein Eureka, Montana, by the Good Samaritan Society.
Our Ministry brings Sunday Services to the residents of Mountain View Manor. The goal of the Ministry is to conduct a Christian worship service that enriches the spiritual growth and development of residents by:
- Praising God through worship songs
- Preaching the Word of God
- Fellowshipping with residents
- Praying for residents and their families and friends
2020 Donation 165 boxes!
Operation Christmas Child
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Every year since the start in 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has collected shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for children around the world. Since then, more than 178 million children in more than 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox.
This ministry happens each year starting in October, with boxes gathered locally by late November just before Thanksgiving. Led by the Szymoniak Family here at Chapel of Praise, this ministry is a great way to involve the whole family in missions work!
International Missions Work
The Emma’s Kids Christian Academy, grades one through seven, accommodates 300 children who come from the poorest villages in the area. The government graciously embraced the school and has provided seven teachers for whom the government is responsible to pay. Thirty (30) children are housed at their facility. Emma’s Kids also has a clinic with a doctor and nurse who are on call and the kids are treated free at the government hospital.
Saundra Wikelund’s words bacome the mantra for the ministry, “If you don’t give them the Word of God, it does not matter how much you feed them, nor the kind of clothes you put on them. Give them God.”
Saundra & Roger Wikelund
Rodger and Saundra Wikelund are missionaries to Zambia, Central Africa, where they direct Emma’s Kids ministries. These ministries include an orphanage, an elementary school, a vocational school, and a farm that have been developed to help street children.
After their call to missions in 1988, the Wikelunds prepared themselves educationally and vocationally. Rodger has a degree in Intercultural Studies from Lee University and has experience as a builder and mechanic. Saundra is a Registered Nurse and has credentials as a Radiology Technologist.
Eddie & Bethany Roach
Kibera Kids Center
Kibera Kids Center (KKC)/ Life Springs Academy sits as an oasis adjacent to the massive slum of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. Kibera is a constantly evolving ministry meeting the needs of children in and around the slums. It features multiple buildings and ministries reaching several hundred children each day. The center primarily functions as an onsite educational facility for children in the area who may not be able to receive any education. The residents are boarded and clothed by the learning center. Orphans receive a scholarship to cover their place at the school. A new dorm is being built to house preschool and young children from the slums.