Hello and thank you for visiting. Allow me to make a quick introduction of our ministry.
Our church, Living Waters Fellowship is an independent, non-denominational church. We are affiliated with the Independent Assemblies of God, with headquarters in Laguna Hills California. Our church was founded in 1980, with a name change in 1991. Pastor Ronald Mandile and his family came from Minnesota in 1983. He is ordained with his home church in Minnesota and has associate papers with Elim Fellowship of Lima, New York and with Word of Grace Ministries of Lowville NY. We are located in an area called Bushwick. This community has been very distressed, with all of the many problems usually associated with the urban poor and needy.
Our mission is to reach those lost in cycles of poverty in our neighborhood and to facilitate reaching the lost throughout the NYC area, as well, as the world. We presently reach out to our community through our worship and prayer services, counseling and referrals; as well as outreach activities. These include free breakfasts, outdoor park and street meetings, food and clothing distributions to the poor and homeless. Our sanctuary is a multi purpose gym and chapel. We minister to about 40 kids on Saturdays through an indoor sports program. We also have 25 children in our after school program; and 40 children from our neighborhood who attend our Friday night youth program.
Many teams from the USA, Canada, and parts of Europe have come and volunteered with us. We have been able to give the volunteers, vision for urban missions and strategies. We hope that many will develop an interest in becoming partners and ministers in this type of work. We also support missions financially as a church. We are often involved in helping with the arrival or departure of teams involved in short term trips missions abroad. We are presently engaged in supporting missions and orphans in the jungle in India. And we take teams to Guatemala as well.