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Community Outreach

As a loving member of Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, you will soon experience the power of healing through service. Our ministries offer different opportunities for members to give back to the local, national, and international community in honor of Our Savior, who sacrificed so much for us. Howard-Miami Mennonite Church has a ministry fit for you, whatever your age and stage of life. Read on to find out more!

Service Projects & Outreach: Ministries
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Buddy Bags

Bunker Hill, Indiana

Feeding the children of
Maconaquah Elementary Schools

Hunger isn't just a third-world problem, it's in our backyard. Children in our own school systems sometimes only receive food while at school. Buddy Bags aims to provide simple, easy and nutritious meals for these children on the weekends.


We help support McGrawsville Community Church and the Maconaquah School Corporation, and community members to provide Buddy Bags to qualifying students at Pipe Creek Elementary and Maconaquah Elementary. Children who are on free and reduced lunch are able to receive a Buddy Bag every Friday. For the 2023-2024 school year, Buddy Bags are available to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. It costs  $140 to sponsor one child with a bag each week for the whole school year. That's $140 per child per year. 


Justin & Hannah Mast


Ljubljana, Slovenia


The son and daughter-in-law of Howard-Miami Mennonite Church members Weldon and Linda Mast, Justin and Hannah Mast and their children are missionaries in Ljubljana, Slovenia. They trust God to raise up a movement among high school and university students that will be able to influence every segment of society in Slovenia for Christ. To help support the work of the Mast Family, click the "Donate" button above.


Jon & Lindsay Birkey


Peoria, Arizona

The son and daughter-in-law of church members Dale and Mary Birkey, Jon and Lindsay Birkey live in Peoria, Arizona. Through Gospel World Mission, they are dedicated to transforming Native American lives for Christ.


"God first called us to Arizona to share the love of Christ with Native American children and youth through serving as Bible camp directors at the Southwest Indian Ministries Center. Even though we continue to help with Bible camps, God has put on our hearts to use our administrative talents to help make Southwest Indian Ministries Center into a thriving facility. We strive to accomplish the vision of transforming Native American lives for Christ while providing opportunities for fellow believers to join us in furthering the Great Commission."

You can donate, learn more about the Birkeys, and subscribe to their newsletter by clicking the buttons above.

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