Legacy has partnered with a variety of organizations throughout the years, and worked with people from nearby small towns to all the way across the world. We are grateful for every opportunity we have had to make an impact!
Ruth Meiers Hospitality House
Ruth Meiers Hospitality House in Bismarck has been a partner with
Legacy for many years. They offer a variety of services to the community, including emergency clothing, food, and shelter, hot meals, legal and medical assistance, transitional housing, resources for veterans, and more. There are 200 men, women, and children that are cared for on a daily basis through this organization. For more information, please visit their website at or their Facebook page.
A project dedicated to placing shoes on the feet of African children to keep them free from jiggers (small sand fleas that burrow into feet). “We believe actions based on love and hope can change a nation.” They also commit to providion sustainability for families by teaching them shoe-making skills. For more information, visit their website.
Located in South Bismarck, Carrie’s Kids believes that all children and teens are created with a purpose. They provide outreach, clubs, and programming that promote dignity, build social and life skills, nurture potential and instill self-sufficiency through this organization. For more info, visit their website.
Mephibosheth Training Center
This training center in Ghana, West Africa is a home to over 50 students with special needs, ranging in age from 3 to 22 years old. Children with special needs in this region are considered ‘curse’ and not provided sufficient care or education. This school provides both, and teaches them a trade when studies are completed so they do not have to beg to survive. For more information on this center, visit their webpage or facebook site.
Solar Oven Partners
SOP is an United Methodist Volunteers in Mission project which has a branch close to us in Moffit, ND. The project places solar ovens and instructions for their use into the lives of the poor in deforested lands around the world. The base in Moffit builds components for the ovens, which are collected and shipped out to where they are needed. For more information about SOP visit here.
Project Ignite Light
A North Dakota based organization that provides “Bags of Hope” to children and teens who are examined for sexual or physical abuse or neglect at hospitals or advocacy centers. The bags contain pajamas, a fleece blanket, toiletries, a flashlight, snacks, and other items that give these children a sense of control and security. For more information, visit their website or Facebook page.
The Open Door Community Center
Located in South Bismarck, Open Door is a daycare and preschool center that provides Christian based education and support services. Their goal is to help their members become responsible contributors to their family and community. Visit their website.
The Erbeles. Serving in Ketchikan, Alaska
The Rev. Evelyn Erbele is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries currently assigned as copastor of First UMC of Ketchikan, Alaska. She is also deeply involved in local care of the homeless through the congregation’s Downtown Ministries “Homelessness has many faces,” she explains. “When I first began working with FCHS in 2008, I would look at an individual and say to myself, ‘If this were my father, mother, brother, or sister what would I do for them?’ And then one day I heard Christ say, ‘Evelyn, these are your father, mother brother, and sister.'” For more information visit here.
Terence (Teri) Erbele is also a missionary with the Board of Global Ministries and currently serving as a pastor with Ketchikan FUMC. Teri rejoices that as a missionary and a preacher of the Good News he can participate in this continued ministry of Jesus who promised to be with us always and everywhere. For more information visit Teri’s Profile page.
Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church
The General Board of Global Ministries is the global mission agency of The United Methodist Church, its annual conferences, missionary conferences, and local congregations. It connects our church in mission.
Four Mission Goals:
- Make disciples of Jesus Christ;
- Strengthen, develop, and renew Christian congregations and communities;
- Alleviate human suffering;
- Seek justice, freedom, and peace.