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Agua Viva School - Guatemala

Posted by Brad Pontius on

Sherwood Oaks has had a partnership with Agua Viva Children’s Home in Guatemala since 2003.  The partnership has provided opportunity for many from Sherwood Oaks to get to know and sponsor children who live at the home or go to the school.  We have also helped with many work...

Child Rescue

Posted by Norma Landgraff on

The Pourhouse Café According to UNICEF, and estimated 150 million children world wide are engaged in child labor. Millions are sold into slavery with the promise of a better life. CICM is committed to "buying children back" and providing opportunity for them to live a purposeful life in...

Brad & Gail Pontius Visit Kurdistan

Posted by Brad Pontius on

Kurdistan is a region in Northern Iraq with limited self-governance. The Kurdistan Regional Government or the KRG includes the larger cities of Mosul on the Tigris River and Erbil to the East. Mosul is the ancient city of Nineveh.  The Kurds are proud decedents of the Medes, spread over...

FGA Help Needed All Year Long

Posted by Brad Pontius on

The  Annual International Furniture Giveaway isn't until August, but we need help all year long! Donate Household items during the month of June: Drop your household items (should be carriable with one hand) at any Sherwood Oaks location in June. Please clean items before donating...

Mexico Family Camp 2019

Posted by Norma Landgraff on

Mexico Family Camp is a week of camping, serving, and growing together. Families meet in San Diego to travel together across the border to the Amor Family Campsite in Rosarito, Mexico. We stay together in a tent city where everyone gathers for incredible dinners and evening sessions around the...

Kurdistan Christian Assistance

Posted by Brad Pontius on

Sherwood Oaks is collecting financial donations through December to assist Christian families in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq who have been displaced by the ISIS invasion.These brothers and sisters were suddenly forced from their properties by ISIS, leaving their houses and all possessions behind...

Winter Mission Trips Coming Up!

Posted by Brad Pontius on

Looking for a mission trip to go on this winter? Join us for these amazing trips! REMEMBER THE CHILDREN *Trip Full* Romania | Dec 9–18, 16 | The team will serve as volunteer as staff at a youth outreach camp. Team members will be small group mentors and help with daily activities, while...

Backpack Give Away 2016 was a huge success!

Posted by Connie Phares on

Over the period of three days, there were 124 volunteers who sorted and counted, packed and gave out 560 backpacks. Of the 560 packed bags, 461 were handed out on Wednesday; 51 children picked up a bag on Thursday at the Salvation Army. The remaining 48 were taken to MCCSC and RBB social workers...

Mission Trip to Burma Update

Posted by Norma Landgraff on

Follow the itinerary Click hereSummited by Joana Jones, Asian Children's MissionAugust 3 - 18, 2016 I think you will enjoy taking a look at the visual itinerary of what the SOCC team and I'll be doing for two weeks in Myanmar, along with additional insights into the major role SOCC has in...

Rez Camp South Dakota

Posted by Brad Pontius on

Submitted by Christa ToohillFrom recent mission trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, home to the Oglala-Lakota tribe.  Our team served at The Dream Center, a local ministry to the Lakota children & teenagers. The Lakota & English languages on one wall of The...

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