Villages in Partnership was founded in response to the call of Jesus Christ to love and serve the poor. VIP grew up in the bosom of the Allentown Presbyterian Church and our Church Partners are the rock upon which VIP has been built. We want to continue to grow the community of churches inspired by the teachings of the Bible and dedicated to ending the scourge of extreme poverty. If you are interested in becoming a Church Partner please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities/Expectations for VIP Church Partners
- Pray for those suffering in the villages.
- Pray for Villages in Partnership.
- Pledge an annual contribution to VIP.
- Regularly send representative(s) to Malawi.
- Provide VIP with opportunities to preach/teach.
- Share VIP communications with the congregation.
- Join VIP in awareness and fundraising.
Valley Presbyterian Church, Paradise Valley, Arizona
“[VIP] has let our congregation see and participate in the dramatic changes occurring among these precious new friends; water where there were no wells, schools where thousands of children were untaught, food where there was hunger, sanitation where there was disease, capital and jobs where there was poverty, healthcare where there was untreated suffering, and, most importantly, hope where there was despair… We have a deeper sense of the Kingdom and a broader identity as global disciples.”
—Rev. Dr. David Joynt
Canyon Creek Presbyterian, Richardson, Texas
“The experience of the trip helped solidify the ongoing need for my church and others to continue to walk alongside the villages in the Sakata region, to learn from them, and to minister with them. Our group commented more than once on the palpable presence of the Holy Spirit in that place. It is a partnership that, by the grace of God, I look forward to continuing.”
—Rev. Andy Odom
Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, New Jersey
“The relationship with VIP gives Nassau an opportunity to be involved with the ‘most vulnerable in the world,’ and make a difference ‘one village at a time.’ Sister Simone Campbell: ‘Do one thing that is your part.’ This is an opportunity to do one thing in Malawi that has a bigger impact than our effort alone, and at its heart is the most basic threat to survival—hunger.”
—Joyce MacKichan Walker, Associate Pastor