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    God’s heart aches as he sees women and children around the world who are at risk and suffering. As his Church, we are called to respond to these injustices. At Woodsedge, we desire to follow Christ’s example in having compassion on all people, particularly those who are vulnerable and marginalized.

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          • LOVE FOSTERS HOPE

            The mission of LFH is to model the character of Jesus for children and teens in foster care, show them their value as individuals, and equip them with the tools they need to live independently and to the fullness of their God-given potential. The centerpiece of their ministry is summer camps, where youth with foster care backgrounds can trade feelings of hurt and rejection for self-esteem and respect. There are numerous opportunities to get involved, including volunteering at the summer camps, becoming a mentor for a foster child, and helping with the various fundraisers and events. For more information, contact Cindy Mericle

          • PREGNANCY ASSISTANCE CENTER NORTH (PACN)

            PACN is a non-profit pregnancy medical clinic that offers confidential services for women and men particularly facing unplanned pregnancies or sexual concerns. Their center offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, pregnancy consultations and medically accurate information about all pregnancy options. They also have a women's clinic next door that offers free well woman exams to women 21+ who are not pregnant. They have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, including assisting with fundraising and events, cleaning and maintenance service projects, sorting and organizing clothes, assembling care packages, and working one-on-one with clients in need. For more information, please contact Annie Willis,  or 936-441-7755.

          • REDEEMED MINISTRIES

            Redeemed Ministries is a faith-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to offer restoration services to adult survivors of domestic sex trafficking, using a trauma-informed holistic healing program and the support of community partners. Redeemed Ministries is passionate about educating others regarding the existence of modern day slavery, providing quality trauma-informed holistic care to victims, building relationships between legislators, law enforcement, and service providers, and overall to redeem hearts by restoring honor, dignity, worth and reputation to those who have been affected by sex-trafficking. There are many ways to engage with Redeemed Ministries, ranging from assisting with fundraising and special events to becoming a peer and mentor for an individual client. For more information regarding volunteering, please contact Maria Papita,

          • LOVE146

            Love146 is a human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. For more information contact   

          • Love146 WoodsEdge Freedom Force

            This is a mobilization team in partnership with the anti-trafficking organization Love146 who gather together on a regular basis to learn more about trafficking and take action together. They do so through hotel/motel outreach, hosting educational booths at community events, and various other activities throughout the year.  This is a great way to get plugged in to fighting trafficking in our city!  For more information, email Don Brown: .

          • LITTLE FOOTPRINTS

            Little Footprints Ministries provides birth parents with the practical means to change their lifestyle and break the cycles of poverty and hopelessness. For more information contact Kim Dale at  

        • montgomery county right to life

          MCRTL’s vision is to see our nation return to one where individuals’ lives are valued and protected from conception until natural death – abortion and euthanasia are eliminated and medical rationing to the disabled or aged is ended. For more information contact   

        • Angel Reach

          Angel Reach’s overall mission is to break the generational cycle of abuse, neglect, and homelessness so individual lives of foster care and community youth can be enhanced. Their goal is to assist these youth to move toward stable and productive lives, assisting them in becoming emotionally stable and financially independent. This is all done in a loving, Christ-like manner, demonstrating Christ’s love through their services. For more information, contact Sherry McConnell: ; 936-676-8354

        • Freedom Church Alliance

          Freedom Church Alliance’s vision is to bring hope and freedom to every enslaved child, woman and man, and to realize the power of churches united, engaged and taking action together to end human trafficking. A church united and empowered by the Spirit, working alongside and strengthening anti-trafficking organizations, can transform our city. For more information contact Allison Hankins:

        • Hands of Justice

          Hands of Justice focuses on awareness, outreach and prayer. They strive to empower teens and young adults by supplying them with the knowledge to help prevent human trafficking, to provide awareness of the warning signs and to give an understanding of the overall facts in the communities that they live in today. They also provide opportunities for teens and young adults to get involved in age appropriate ways by aiding organizations within their communities that are serving either survivors of human trafficking or are on the front lines of helping those still being trafficked. For more information, contact Rebecca Cary at

        • Wings Women’s Prison Ministry

          WINGS helps incarcerated women discover and embrace their identity in Christ while learning essential skills necessary to meet the challenges of life. They provide a seven-module series on how to complete a job application, create a resume, interview for a job, manage your money, and create an individual customized plan for success when released from incarceration. The program is very practical, but faith-based and emphasizes the importance of building a personal relationship with Jesus, finding a church home when released, and starting/continuing a discipleship journey. For more information, contact Kate Callan: . (Must be 18 or older to volunteer)

        • Montgomery County YoungLives

          YoungLives has a vision to reach teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be. Through Young Life’s time-tested methods and life-on-life mentoring, teen moms are empowered to make positive choices, set and achieve goals, and live a future rooted in Christ. For more info, email:


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        • INTO ABBA'S ARMS

          Into Abba’s Arms is an orphanage in Kenya that cares for the homeless children of Kenya. IAA seeks to change the lives of orphans in Africa by introducing them to the love of Jesus Christ. IAA is also known as an outreach center coordinating spiritual training, educational seminars, medical clinics, and food and water distribution to their neighbors. WoodsEdge sends short-term teams to IAA to care for the orphans and serve the surrounding community.

        • CASA ALELUYA

          WoodsEdge partners with an orphanage in Guatemala called Casa Aleluya. Short term teams from WoodsEdge provide assistance to the orphanage by helping to feed the children, providing medical care to children and staff, nurturing spiritual development through Bible stories, singing, crafts and games, and helping with maintenance projects.

        • JOURNEY OF A JOYFUL LIFE

          Journey of a Joyful Life is a foster home in Guiyang, China that helps enable the special needs children of China to become all they can be through love, care, and the teaching of Christ’s redemptive work on the Cross. The children are provided quality education and given tools to be successful throughout their lives. WoodsEdge sends short-term teams to help care for these orphans and give the local staff rest and encouragement.

        • FREEDOM FIRM

          Freedom Firm is an international organization in India working to rescue minors who have been sold into the commercial sex trade, restore their identities, and seek justice against those who perpetrate these crimes. WoodsEdge takes a short-term trip there each year to put on a camp for these young women, helping to bring them hope and healing.

        • KINDLE ORPHAN OUTREACH

          KINDLE is an acronym for Kids In Need Deserve Love and Encouragement. Kindle is motivated by the desire to bring the light of Christ’s hope to over 300 orphans located in Malawi. Within the African culture of extended family ties, orphaned children are most often taken in by relatives and remain part of the community. Kindle uses its resources to train and empower those care-givers and communities to assist one another and reach their full potential as productive members of society. Staffing nearly 30 Malawians and a handful of foreign volunteers in its various programs, Kindle relies also on volunteers within the community to build, teach, care for, and disciple the youth of Malawi.

        • KARDELEN MERCY TEAMS

          Kardelen is a ministry based in Turkey whose mission is to empower children with special needs and their families to face the world with dignity and hope.

        • THE HOPE PLACE

          The Hope Place provides basic needs, education, discipleship, and hope to the orphans and at-risk children in India.

        • ROOT CELLAR MINISTRIES

          Root Cellar Ministries works in the mountains of Guatemala providing assistance to the poor and marginalized in the community through building projects, medical clinics, and quality education. WoodsEdge takes a men’s team here twice per year to help in the various construction projects.

        • Hope 4 Burundi

          Hope4Burundi is a non-profit mission organization whose goal is to share the hope of Christ with the people of Burundi and see the country restored by partnering with local Burundi Christian leaders who are impacting their country. Their desire is to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of this country known as “The Heart of Africa” that has suffered much from waves of internal conflict which have resulted in poverty, vulnerability to disease, restricted access to education and an abundance of widows and orphans. Pray for Burundi. For more information, contact John Crews: 


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