Rural Hall Moravian Church supports the following three missions through our church budget as well as others upon request.
These three missions are listed below with links to their websites:
Hope Pregnancy Care Center
Hope Pregnancy Care Center is located at 117 Charles Road in King, NC. The Center seeks to provide women in an unplanned pregnancy accurate information on abortion—the procedures, results, and risks. The Center offers information on alternatives to abortion to enable her to make a fully informed decision, as well as provides donated items of baby clothes and furnishings and maternity clothes. In addition, the Center educates the community regarding the issues of abortion, sexual abstinence until marriage, and the problems of post-abortion.
Within a Christian Community, Prodigals Community helps individuals and families whose lives are affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Prodigals provides residential programs to help addicts and alcoholics live responsible and drug-free lives, and provides outreach ministries of education and support to families of addicts and alcoholics.
George Goff/Wings of Mercy in Honduras
Meet George Goff:
Most of the fifty thousand Miskito Indians who live in the savannas and coastal lowlands of northeastern Honduras must travel twelve or more hours by canoe to get to the nearest clinic or hospital. For those who are seriously ill, that’s a life-threatening crisis.
An air transportation ministry provides a quick means of transporting people for emergency medical care, and it enables pastors to travel to isolated areas for evangelism and discipleship efforts.
George Goff has been a missionary pilot and mechanic for eighteen years, transporting sick people, missionaries, pastors, church workers, and others. He shows the Jesus film, a popular evangelistic tool, in remote villages. George makes as many as twenty flights a day, and he also maintains and repairs the plane.
Alas de Socorro (Wings of Mercy) was created in 1997 to provide mission aviation to the Mosquitia region of Honduras. Mission Aviation Fellowship used to cover the region, but they ceased operations in Honduras in 1996, and Wings of Mercy was created to continue the ministry. The Moravian Church in Honduras was established in 1928. They run a medical clinic in Ahuas, and they have a strong history of Christian education and theological training.
George was raised by his grandparents in a small Miskito village. “I became a follower of Jesus at the age of twenty-four,” he says, “though the influence of my grandfather, who was one of the first Christians among the Miskitos.” A few years later, George was working as a school teacher when he became friends with Duane Marlow, a Mission Aviation Fellowship pilot. Through that friendship, George was invited to train as an airplane mechanic and pilot. He studied at Moody Bible Institute’s missionary aviation school in Elizabethton, Tennessee, for three years, where he met his wife, Ruth. They have two daughters, Rachel and Abby.
Short Term Missions
In addition to the missions that Rural Hall Moravian Church supports through our budget, there are other opportunities throughout the year to serve on short term missions. The Sr. High Youth plan a short term mission trip each summer. In 2007, they traveled to the Moravian Seminary in Bethel, Alaska; in the summer of 2008 missioned in New York at the Moravian Open Door, a facility for the homeless; in 2009 ministered in Texas for Hurricane Relief. Previous mission trips have included Tennessee, Mississippi, and the coastal and mountain regions of NC.
Adult members of our congregation have participated in short term missions to Mississippi with Hurricane Katrina Relief, Nicaragua, and Bolivia. Several times, we have had the opportunity to overnight mission teams from the Northeast on their way to and from Mississippi to assist with Hurricane Katrina repairs. Rural Hall Moravian has also been involved with Habitat for Humanity on several occasions.