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WCC hosted its annual Local Missions Partners Expo Nov. 5. Representatives from 11 community organizations, as well as members from six WCC Outreach Teams, participated in the event to help raise awareness of local outreach initiatives and needs in the community and to also encourage the church body to get involved by meeting those needs and developing relationships with the people served.

During services, Darren Gagnon, co-founder and president of Lost Sparrows, shared with the congregation statistics on vulnerable children in Indiana and the need for people to support these children, either by caring for them personally or supporting those who do. Vulnerable children and families are one of WCC’s five “called spaces”—outreach focuses the church believes God is calling it to support.

“Lost Sparrows’ mission is to empower and equip our community to care well for vulnerable children,” said Darren. “We can best do this by partnering with amazing churches like WCC. Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your expo, to share our calling with you and celebrate the powerful work God is doing in our community. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with WCC.”

Other community partners expressed their appreciation for what the expo offers.

“Our partnership with WCC has been so very valuable and vital in helping us carry out our mission of restoring hope and inspiration to those individuals in need,” said Brooke Skeans, recovery director, Fellowship Missions. “The expo is always a great time to catch up with others in the local mission field and talk with individuals in the community who are interested in our work and are looking to get involved.”

“We always enjoy being part of WCC’s expo and getting to meet new faces who are eager to roll up their sleeves and help others,” said Ben Logan, executive director, Kosciusko Habitat for Humanity. “WCC has been an amazing supporter of Habitat’s work, and it is great to see the great sense of community that is fostered through the expo.”