We, as the people of VineLife Christian Fellowship, look beyond our four walls to our local and global community. In addition to the ministries and individuals you see here, VineLife honors the Lord's work through His Body wherever it is located.
Family Promise Lake Houston
A nation-wide ministry implemented at the local level, Family Promise arranges lodging for homeless families who are trying to find a place of their own. Through local churches, famillies are provided transportation, nightime lodging at a community church facility, food, a day-center and job seeking assistance. VineLife Christian Fellowship, in partnership with Family Promise, along with 12 other local churches, will open its doors to lodge up to three families for a week, up to four times a year.
Healing Every Nation
Healing Every Nation is a mission oriented ministry dedicated to giving special priority to the un-reached people of the world, making disciples from every tribe, tongue, and nation; enabling them to eventually send their own ministers to reach others. VineLife has a strong relationship with founders, Eddie and Vilma Brito and make annual trips to help their work in Africa, Haiti and Brazil.
Eddie and Vilma Brito founded this mission to children after seeing the poverty and hopelessness in third world nations. With children's ministries in Malawi, Mozambique, Haiti, and Brazil, HENM strives to meet a child's physical needs while sharing with them the Word of God and the hope that comes through knowing Jesus Christ. You can read more about them at the following website:
MAP Costa Rica
MAP Costa Rica is the missionary ministry of Marlon and Jessica Obando. They serve the people of the Turrialba Valley in Costa Rica through many mean. In addition to worship services, they lead home cell church meetings, prayer services (in homes and corporately), evangelism , outreach and discipleship programs. They seek the Lord and demonstrate His love and way of life, encouraging all they meet to see the grace and peace of God for themselves.
VineLife ordained Marlon Obando after more than 10 years serving in youth and worship ministries. He and Jessica have been in Costa Rica since 2008, evangelizing and ministering to the spiritual needs of the La Suiza, Las Nubes, Turrialba valley area in the central farming area. They have baptised numerous men and women, organized nightly home fellowships, led youth revivals and pastor a growing church in the Turrialba area. Now over a hundred people are hearing the message that everyone can have a relationship with God and that Jesus changes lives for the better. VineLife and other churches support them through financial assistance, prayer and ministry resources. Marlon and Jessica Obando can be contacted directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org and you can sign up with them to receive their newsletter.
Freedom Place is a program operated by Arrow Child and Family Ministries to help child victims of sex trafficking. VineLife supports them with annual work days and Christmas stockings.
Arrow Child Website
Huffman Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry
In partnership with several Huffman-area churches, VineLife contributes to the food pantry located at First Baptist Church of Huffman. Local individuals can visit once a month and freely receive for themselves and their family.
The Abiding Place
VineLife Founders Bob and Teresa Nix serve the Lord through The Abiding Place Retreat and Conference Center, but they do much more than provide a physical place to hold meetings. They want to see the Body of Christ "come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." Ephesians 4:13. Additionally, they go "on the road" to hold special events like Come To The River in churches and other locations nationally. VineLife supports The Abiding Place financially and by hosting events at our facility.
Abiding Place Retreat and Conference Center is located halfway between Centerville and Buffalo - deep in the heart of Texas. You are just a short drive away from a premier retreat and conference center dedicated to the vision of seeing God do a fresh work deep in the heart of His people.
Catapult Missions – Darin & Carolina Torbert
Catapult Missions is an evangelistic training ministry in Montevideo, Uruguay (South America). Their goals are to encourage the body of Christ to move forward and do all that God is calling. They train each willing worker from Latin America with Godly principals that impact life changes. They also send the confident stable believer of Jesus Christ into the nations. In addition to a full-time training center for missionaries, they also want to evangelize on the street and through a coffee shop in the city. For more information, please go to www.catapultmissions.org
New Life International, Inc.
New Life International, Inc. is a Christian outreach organization dedicated to humanitarian and developmental activities. One of the largest outreach programs of New Life International is to providing safe water to the world. VineLife has helped to sponsor water purifiers in Haiti and may soon provide one to Africa.
New Life Mission – Haiti
New Life Mission - Haiti (not affiliated with New Life International) was founded by Roger and Margaret Clark over 25 years ago. They have watched the Lord expand their ministry ever since. Twenty years ago they were involved in only a small Bible School. Now that Bible school has grown to be one of the better-known schools in Haiti. The Lord has also expanded their ministry to include churches, elementary schools, radio broadcasts, and hosting work teams, among other things. They have graciously hosted VineLife team members who went to Haiti after the earthquake of January, 2010.