Ovation Church is committed to being actively involved in our community. Rather than recreating the wheel, we have search out and partnered with local community-minded outreaches who are already reaching the people of our city. As these local charities are hitting it out of the park for Jesus, we can be good stewards of God’s resources and make the greatest impact for His Kingdom by coming together instead of doing our own thing. Here is some information on the local outreaches we support on a continual basis.
Burleson Pregnancy Aid Center (http://www.pregnancyaid.org)
In our community, girls and boys are faced with unplanned pregnancies every day. Many are lost and confused, full of fear and regret. They feel alone and think they have no place to turn. But every year thousands of lives are changed through the programs of the Burleson Pregnancy Aid Center. The FREE services they provide include Pregnancy Tests, Sonograms, Pre-Natal and Parenting Classes through their PREPARE program, and Post Abortion counseling.
Harvest House (http://www.yourharvesthouse.org)
The Harvest House was established by a dedicated group of volunteers who answered the call of God and formed a central benevolence program for our community. Each year through their programs they fed an average of 250 families each month and help many with utilities, rent, and mortgage payments. Through their Jobs For Life Program, people receive help with job skills, resume building, interview techniques, obtaining their GED, and many more valuable services based on Biblical principles.
Johnson County Christian Lodge (http://www.jcclodge.org)
Our first goal at Johnson County Christian Lodge Is to provide temporary housing to displaced individuals and families who have become homeless due to fire, natural disaster or other circumstances. A place to stay can be the first step toward reversing the tail-spin that homelessness can become. Staff and volunteers will share the love of God with residents and tell them about the wonderful gift of forgiveness that is available through Jesus Christ. Our experience shows that long-lasting results of life-style changes begin and continue with a personal relationship with Christ.
Many churches have mission outreaches to impoverished foreign countries, but maybe you’re wondering, “Why Albania?” In the 1940’s, at 14 years old, Pastor Jesse’s great grandfather, Fahimeh Mamet, escaped the Communist government take-over of Albania by fleeing his homeland and coming to America. When the Communist government fell in the early 1990’s, Pastor Jesse’s parents, Allen and Beverly, were the first missionaries to travel to Albania to share the Gospel. Since those first early trips, God has raised up a native Albanian, Irfan Taska, to lead the outreach programs, humanitarian aid, and pastor a local church, The Church Of The Resurrection (Kisha E Ringjalljes).
One of the stated goals of the Communist government was to “abolish God from Albania.” Now, after many years of oppression and dictatorship, the hearts of the Albanians are open and receptive to the life changing power of our awesome God. Ovation Church is proud to support Pastor Irfan and The Church Of The Resurrection and show the love of Christ to hurting people in Albania through educational programs for children, ministry to women and mothers, village outreaches, Pastor meetings, and feeding programs.
Your financial support will go a long ways in impacting people for Jesus Christ. Through your gifts, men, women, and children will see first hand the love of God in practical and tangible ways. Help support Pastor Irfan and The Church Of The Resurrection reach Albania with the love of Christ.