God’s Mission is Our Mission
God is on a mission to change people’s lives and he invites us to join him. We embrace the privilege of sharing his message of grace and love with others. We rejoice when we see people experience the joy of becoming a follower of Christ. But it doesn’t stop there. This mission also calls us to spread his love to those around us by reaching out and blessing those in our world.
It Starts Right Here!
We believe our mission starts right here in our own backyard. That’s why we’re intentionally investing in our city – both financially in local organizations who are doing amazing work and in building relationships with the people of our city.
3 Strands & Break Free3Strands has the mission to combat human trafficking through sustainable employment, education and engagement initiatives. We are excited about continuing to partner with and support 3Strands even further in their efforts to empower a worldwide community to combat human trafficking.
Powerhouse MinistriesPowerhouse Ministries is a non-profit organization bringing hope and healing to the local community of Folsom, helping over 1,000 people each year. As a Christian Community Group, a range of programs are offered, from women and men’s support groups, teen and children’s ministry programs, a Drop-in center and much more. Our involvement includes helping to staff special events at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, supporting Sunday community gatherings (meal & service) and financial support of the Transformation Center program which provides a no-cost residential recovery programs for women and their children.
Arab American Learning Center
The AALC provides services and guidance to Arab and Afghan refugees who have settled in the
Sacramento area. The center provides a wide range of services: basic transportation and social services
assistance, childcare, women’s and youth groups as well as classes in English as a Second Language. The
center also conducts outreach events such as summer camp at Alliance Redwoods, Soccer camp, Back to
School outreach, and Thanksgiving and Christmas outreach events. Their goal is to be the hands and feet
of Jesus to the Muslim refugees that God has brought to their community. But ultimately, the goal of
the AALC is to lead the local refugees to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.
For the last two years, SunHills has supported the ‘Love Your Neighbor’ shoebox drive by providing
Christmas shoeboxes for refugees via the Christmas outreach event. Attenders of SunHills have also
supported the Thanksgiving outreach and provided basic transportation services to refugees through the
AALC. We are looking to expand our partnership with the AALC in the coming year by participating in
work days and/or other outreach opportunities.
Twin Lakes Food BankThe mission of the Twin Lakes Food Bank is to share God’s love by mobilizing the community to providefood and support to those in need. Their goal is to be the hope in our community by providing the basicneeds of nutritious food and social assistance with dignity and humility.
We support TLFB by collecting needed food items for distribution, participating in big and small ‘sorting
parties’ and other large group events.
A Heart for the Nations
Jesus left his followers with clear instructions: “Go… and make disciples of all the nations (peoples), baptizing them… and teaching them to observe all I have commanded you.” It is our earnest hope that all peoples come to hear and understand the life-giving message of Jesus. As a blessed people, we must never see our blessings as something to be hoarded or spent solely on ourselves. Instead, we understand that we have been blessed in order to bless all the families of the earth.
SunHills partners with Angel Warrior of “The SEED Group” who’s mission is to prevent human trafficking of children, eliminate bonded servants, and support the poorest of the poor in the lowest castes of India. SunHills sponsors two villages. One of the villages, Hosamane, is in Southern India and the people in the village are bonded servants. The second village, TenuBihar, is in Northern India and the people of the village are Mushar (lowest caste).
SunHills financially supports these two villages by paying the salaries for a missionary couple, social worker and two cooks. These staff oversee 50 sponsored children who are provided one or two meals a day, clean water, some clothing and tutoring. Most importantly, transformation is done through sharing the gospel and church planting. SunHills has sent short-term teams to visit with and encourage those living in the sponsored villages each year since 2014. In 2017, SunHills funded the construction of a ministry building in TenuBihar through a year end giving campaign.
Empowering Lives International
SunHills church partners with Empowering Lives International (ELI), an organization focused on eliminating generational poverty by empowering world changers who teach life skills to individuals while introducing Jesus and encouraging a deepening relationship with him. These individuals are also given communication skills to share their knowledge with others so that the Word is made known and that life skills learned are spread among families and communities. ELI’s facilities include 2 chidrens homes, agriculture and business skills training centers, and anti-alcohol recovery programs. SunHills supports ELI Kenya by sending short-term teams and interns to assist, learn from, and encourage those on the field. We also provide financial and prayer support.
Paulin and Violeta Veleciku
Paulin and Violeta Veleciku are Albanian missionaries living and working in Kosovo with ethnic Albanian’s. The church has recently leased a bigger building that they are in the process of building out and using to reach out to the local community. The church has around 20 regular attendees in a largely Muslim country and has been working for years to make an impact on their community extending the love of Christ to their neighbors.
Pastor Sami Madrigal is a Mexican pastor in Ensenada, Mexico. In addition to Pastor Sami’s commitment to his Church, Torre de Fuerte, he works tirelessly to reach the lost in Ensenada that are trapped in homelessness and addiction. Over the last 5 years of partnership with Pastor Sami, Sunhills members have partnered in building a men’s home, purchased and opened a women’s home and provided several forms of outreach ministry during our time in Ensenada. Currently, Pastor Sami is hopeful to acquire one more piece of property in the poorest section of Ensenada so that he may provide ministry to the children of that neighborhood.