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Missions

Life World Missions
Uniting Teams & Bringing Life
 
A ministry at Life Church was birthed with the mindset that we can join forces to bring life to those in greater need than ourselves. Our primary focus is to provide missionary support and encouragement to the nations. We coordinate and provide short term mission trips to help with humanitarian aid, building projects, and to bring encouragement to those on the mission field.  
It is our vision to connect people from different churches, clubs, age groups, and backgrounds to form a cohesive team to demonstrate God's love and develop life-lasting relationships with those on the mission field.  In doing this, we are helping in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
Matthew 28:18-20 - THEREFORE GO!
 
Who We Support: Who are we, as a church body, pouring into?  What ministries and people are we supporting financially and prayerfully as they bring the kingdom of heaven to earth?
 
 
The Poliakov Family
Nikolai and Tatyana Poliakov are members of Life Church yet travel extensively into Russia, helping to establish churches, support church leaders, and go into remote areas to share the Good News!  Nikolai and Tatyana were both born in Ukraine, and grew up in the Pentecostal underground church during the Soviet Union. In 1992, they began to minister in the easternmost part of Russia planting churches.
 
Today, they work with orphanages and prisons, and give humanitarian aid to needy people. The uniqueness of this work is a ministry to the tribal people: Koryaks, Evens, Itelmens, and Aleuts. These people live in the tundra area,and most of them are reindeer herders. Today there are churches even among the indigenous people groups. Nikolai and Tatyana have four children: Karolina, Nick, Sergei, and Andrew. This family has sown much into the Kingdom and bring great strength to our church body. Let's declare the goodness and blessing of God over them as they bring the love of Jesus into both Russia and the United States! 
 
 
 
Brandon & Bethany Baird

   Brandon and Bethany have been a wonderful and powerful addition to the Life Church body ever since they moved
   to Salem from Astoria in 2005. They've been together since high school and were married in 2006. Both completed Life
   School, and have been trained up to bring "real life" and the love of Christ  wherever they go. For years they have
   felt a call to take the gospel to Mexico, and to live there as missionaries.
 
   Since October of 2012, they have been serving in Mexico! They live in Guaymas, Sonora  and serve with many different ministries. Their main focus is with Kings Kids Orphanage. Besides being house parents to some amazing young boys, they teach English classes, manage media and newsletters, fix  and update computers & electronics and help with whatever other projects are going on.  Together, their mission is to bridge gaps, deepen relationships, and love on purpose.
 
Brandon & Bethany want to see unity in the Body of Christ; people experiencing real relationships with each other and with God; and never ending, unbiased love. Join us in supporting this amazing couple as they bring the love of Christ to Mexico! Learn more about Brandon & Bethany at their website.
 
SonRise Church

We at Life Church have joined forces with SonRise Church, located in downtown Salem.  SonRise is a radically loving church that reaches out to all, especially the homeless and hurting youth of our city. Pastor Mark Morrow's heart is to touch people with the truth of Jesus, not dead religion. Stitches Outreach for youth is also hosted at their location.  Check out their Facebook for additional information: Salem Sonrise Church Facebook

"This ministry is in the trenches, behind enemy lines, in the Salem area. We are missionaries, sent to the spiritually darkest and monetarily poorest souls in Salem. Daily, we are the light of Jesus to the broken, the homeless, the suicidal, the thieves, gangs, strippers, pagans, the sexually confused, substance addicted...the deceived. Our call is to the lost—enslaved by sin, self, and Satan. Our ministry is to the blind, whose minds have been darkened by the god of this world. At SonRise, eyes are being opened for the first time, to the beauty and glory of God. Know this…the power of God…the only authentic, authoritative power—is saving souls and changing lives. We are blessed to walk among the spiritually dead, seeing God breathe new life into dry bones.
 
Thank you for your prayers and support. We are all members of a greater cause than the lines drawn by denominationalism. We are missionaries sent by you, the members of the Kingdom of God. God bless you spiritually with His overwhelming presence." John 20:21 - Pastor Mark Morrow 
 
 
Craig & Renee Oviatt
 
Craig and Renee are local missionaries, working with and for Salem Dream Center. Salem Dream Center is a phenomenal non profit ministry giving life, love, hope and more to local children and families, with a focus on the West Salem area. Dream Center is open every Saturday morning for kids to come eat, play games, and be loved in ways their families just can't provide. They do so much more than that, check out all they do at salemdreamcenter.org.