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Each year, Sparta Church participates with Samaritan's Purse to assist with collection and packing of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
In the Fall of 2020, we introduced a new way to participate in the Operation Christmas Child Mission. Sponsor a Shoebox, You Donate - We Pack!
Give a donation of $25 through our website and our church will pack a shoebox!

We are so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful mission!
If you would like to learn more about Samaritan's Purse and their Operation Christmas Child Mission, click below.

Join the mission

Serve the Kingdom on one of our upcoming mission trips.

We host a number of short-term mission trips throughout the year to the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Bolivia. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, The Connecting Point, for announcements about mission trip sign-ups, and stop by our Missions Wall across from the Connections Café to talk to someone about an upcoming trip. 

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.

Matthew 28:19

All Christians ought to be the doers, goers, senders, and givers for the sake of the gospel—ambassadors of Christ in the world. At Sparta Evangelical Free Church, we want God being glorified, worshiped, and loved in every tribe, every nation, and every language. Our church participates in His Great Commission to go and make disciples by supporting and praying for our missionary partners all over the world, going on short-term mission trips, and supporting the work of Samaritan's Purse through The Sudan Project and Operation Christmas Child.

Active Missionaries

We support a number of missionaries around the globe—from Newton, NJ to the Dominican Republic, from France to Zimbabwe—in their work to spread the gospel. Come and check out our world map (across from the Connection Café) to see where our missionaries are serving, and how they are impacting the world in the name of Jesus Christ. Please be in prayer for those serving the Lord. We're proud to partner with these incredible people to further God's Kingdom.

Jorge and Carmen Cintron

Dominican Republic

Jimmy Utt

Webster Springs, West Virginia

Bob and Tori Heimall

Mission Emanuel
El Cielo, Dominican Republic

Jerri and Gary Zimmerman

Love in Action Ministries
Newton, New Jersey

The Rossodivita Family

Pura Vida Mission
Costa Rica

Benjamin and Stacie Prol

Ministry Center
Adirondack Bible Chapel

Bethany EFC

West Orange, New Jersey

Will Tyler

Athletes in Action Basketball
USA and International

Bernard and Rawn Ugwuoke

US Jesus Film Strategy

*Due to the safety concerns of some of our missionaries working in closed countries where the work of the gospel is critically important, not all names or exact locations are provided.
Please keep such names in confidence and do not share via social media, email, or the web.

The sudan Project


For the past five years, we've partnered with Samaritan's Purse to match our Christmas giving. In other words, our challenge is to match dollar for dollar total moneys spent on Christmas gifts for the family or donate what you can to provide families living in South Sudan with food and clean drinking water. Your generosity helps provides meals for more than 300,000 hungry and displaced people each month. This is a 24/7 operation, and Samaritan's Purse is one of very few organizations on the ground in South Sudan. Because of your generosity, $24,184 was raised in 2019, which is enough to provide meals for 220 children for one year.

To match or to donate what you can give, click below.

July 9th marked the sixth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, but it was the second year in a row that the government cancelled official celebrations due to the country’s ongoing crisis. Although famine levels have been downgraded to the Emergency level, six million people (50% of the population) are still experiencing severe food insecurity and an estimated 1.7 million remain on the brink of famine— the highest number to date.
Peace may be on the horizon in South Sudan. After months of negotiations aimed at ending  civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and forced some 4.5 million from their homes since 2013, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a new power-sharing and ceasefire agreement on 5 August.
Samaritan’s Purse continues to save lives and reduce suffering in the world’s newest country. New developments in their programming are outlined below. All other programs in South Sudan are operating normally.
  • Maban - Their sub-base in Maban was recently attacked and looted by youth unhappy with their perceived underrepresentation among non-governmental organizations (NGO's) in South Sudan. None of their staff were injured, but they are temporarily scaling back their work while United Nations and South Sudanese officials investigate.
  • Mayendit - A new wave of displaced families has poured into Mayendit. When families arrive at the displacement camps, Samaritan’s Purse is supplying them with non-food items and shelter kits. They continue to offer clean water and sanitation and hygiene programming for the displaced community in Mayendit.  
  • Church-Based Discipleship Initiative - Samaritan’s Purse is training church leaders to teach biblical truth and depend on God instead of relying on help from NGOs to meet community needs. They are empowering local churches to do “acts of love” for people in their community.
  • New! Leadership Training Program - Samaritan’s Purse has been invited by South Sudan’s government to teach police, military, and political leaders how to be servant leaders shaped by God’s Word.


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