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Justice For All
1335 Valley Dr.
Rock Valley, IA 51247

JFA has been partnering with local ministries and churches working in poor and under-resourced communities and neighborhoods for almost 40 years! God is working through these local ministries in amazing & powerful ways and we have the privilege of becoming part of that work for a week. All skill levels are welcome. If you are willing to answer His call-then God will use you!

Please check out our '22 recap videos and pictures. JFA consistently travels to the following locations for service and learning trips. God-willing new opportunities will arise. 

Harvest Hands: Late January '23

John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation (JVMPF): Early February '23

Voice of Calvary Ministries (VOCM): Mid-February '23

Grace Covenant: Early March '23

Grace Reigns: Late March-Early April '23

Contact Justice for All at 712.476.2804 with questions or interest.

Harvest Hands

Juarez, Mexico

February 5-11, 2022

Since 1999, Harvest Hands Ministries has touched lives for Christ in Mexico.  Harvest Hands Ministries’ vision is to create a loving environment where the poor and destitute people of Mexico may find comfort and solace both physically and spiritually through our various programs with an emphasis on the needs of children. Currently our focus concentrates on the Resplandor De Vida Children’s home located near the City of Juarez, Mexico.

Harvest Hands Reflection by Dale & Deb Smit       

As we reflect on our time together serving with Harvest Hands at the Resplandor De Vida, it was just good to be back down there with everyone. It had been two years since any group was there; it was amazing to see how the children went from a little apprehensive and quiet the first night in comparison to the last night at the bonfire which was filled with hugs and laughter. For us personally it was good to see Andres, the young man we sponsor. We always are so blessed to be able to celebrate Sunday worship with our brothers and sisters at Pastor Nacho's church. Children blessed the team with music, dances, and skits. The message from Paco was also wonderful. While serving with brothers and sisters in Christ, our time was spent painting, cleaning, and repairing; working as a team is so much more enjoyable. The evening devotion times, sharing and games are activities we always look forward to. We were so blessed to go out into the Colonia and share the love of Jesus by distributing food, clothing, toys, blankets, personal an hygiene items. It is a privilege and to able to connect and pray with those in the Colonia. We are so thankful for Garry Matthewson's leadership. He has enabled us to connect with the Colonia in a personal way.

LOCATION: Juarez, Mexico
DATES: January '23 TBD
WEBSITE: Harvest Hands (harvesthandsministries.org)
COST: $430 (Fee includes lodging, meals and material expense.
Transportation cost not included.)

John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation
Jackson, MS

February 5-11, 2022

The John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation (JVMPF) is a non-profit organization that teaches and promotes the principles of Christian community development and racial reconciliation. There are a variety of opportunities for volunteerism at the John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation. Volunteering is a powerful way of sharing your God-given talents and gifts to impact and improve the lives of others. Join JFA in working alongside this powerful ministry. JVMPF has youth programs, housing projects, mission projects and more. If you have the spirit to serve, then God needs you for His service.

JVMPF Reflection by Pastor Steve VanWyhe

My experience serving with JFA in Jackson, MS was transformational.

Physical Transformation: When we arrived at the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation, we quickly realized that the property had not been maintained or cleaned for quite some time. The ministry relies on mission teams to aid in the maintenance of the property throughout the year. Due to Covid, the JVMP Foundation had not hosted mission teams in nearly two years. Our team worked to fix, clean, garden, and build. God blessed us with all the time, supplies, and energy needed to complete a list that seemed to grow each day. I came into the trip believing the largest transformation would be the property. While that was partly true, God had a bigger plan than simply physical transformation of the property.

Spiritual Transformation: We spent half of our time working on the property, while the other half was spent building relationships and learning from the Perkins family and community. We broke bread with the Perkins family and staff of JVMP Foundation each evening. We listened to them share their stories with passion. Our team shared meals, games, devotions, and stories of God’s faithfulness in our lives. Most mornings we had an hour of devotions with Rev. John Perkins; what a blessing to sit under his teaching and wisdom. We toured Jackson and Mendenhall, where the story of the Perkins’ family took place. The hardest part of the trip for me was to reconcile my limited experience with racism and hatred in NW Iowa with the realities in Jackson, MS. I found myself in another world, yet I felt God calling me to humble myself and learn from my brothers and sisters from Jackson. The more I learned from the Perkins family, the more I realized that humanity shares the same mission, even if the context is vastly different. We are called to bear witness to a gospel that is bigger than racism, hatred, politics, and outward appearance. A gospel that we are one in Christ Jesus and are reconciled to God and each other through the blood of Jesus Christ. The trip reaffirmed my own calling to ministry in NW Iowa. The trip encouraged and inspired me to dive deep into God’s word and live out the truth found within the pages of Scripture. The trip opened my eyes to the need to learn from my brothers and sisters from around the world.

How would I describe the mission trip to Jackson, MS?

Transformational.

LOCATION: Jackson, MS
DATES: February '23 TBD
JVMPF WEBSITE: http://jvmpf.org
COST: $300 (Fee includes lodging, meals and material expense.
Transportation cost not included.)

Voice of Calvary Ministries
Jackson, MS

February 12-18, 2022

Voice of Calvary (VOCM) has been reaching out and rebuilding lives in the West Jackson community for over 40 years. This is a community which was birthed and still experiences the injustice and poverty of race, economic barriers, and broken government programs. You will see, experience, and begin to understand how this has greatly affected people’s lives, but through ministries like VOCM they are bringing hope and unity to people's lives and neighborhoods. Projects may include working on a ministry project or building, helping fix up a veteran’s home, food distribution, programs for the homeless, and more.

Reflection from Kelly VanderPol

I went to Voice of Calvary Ministries in Jackson, Mississippi. VOCM is located in Jackson’s inner city. From ensuring that families have nutritious food to providing parenting classes and support groups to encouraging people to reach their God-given potential, VOCM’s dedicated staff work with the people who live in the neighborhoods that make up West Jackson. This year, the group from JFA packed food boxes for the ministry’s food program. We also painted the area where the ministry’s social workers have their offices. After a fresh coat of paint, we were able to decorate the space with décor that was packed from JFA.

It was so good to see and reconnect with people who continue to live and work in Jackson.

LOCATION: Jackson, MS
DATES: February 12-18
VOCM WEBSITE: http://vocm.org
COST: $350 (Fee includes lodging, meals andhttp://vocm.org material expense. Transportation cost not included.)écor that was packed from JFA.

Grace Covenant Ministries
Annville, KY

March 5-11, 2022

Jackson County Ministries was formed in 1979 and took over the management of the Annville Institute Campus. In 2016 the name was changed to Grace Covenant Ministries. Join JFA in March to partner with Grace Covenant. The service projects range from house construction to house repair, plumbing, painting, electrical work, roofing, or whatever needs to be done to make life a little better for the homeowner.

Grace Covenant Reflection by Larry Hoekstra

Our group of ten consisted of people from three states, with ages ranging from 10-75. It was gratifying to see fathers working with their son or daughter in this environment.

The campus of GCM provided a great location for our service trip. Annville is located in Jackson County and is one of the poorest counties in the country. The lodging was good, and the meals provided were great!

On Sunday we had the privilege of worshipping with some of the staff and members of a local church. Worshipping together provided an opportunity to become acquainted key individuals that we would be working with in the coming week.

Our group really enjoyed the people we were able to interact with.

Our Sunday afternoon of sightseeing provided an additional perspective of this area.

Work projects included roof demolition, electrical updates, cleaning, painting, siding removal, and the laying of new flooring.

There was not an end to the work that could have been completed if more volunteers were available.

The team was definitely blessed by being on this project! The local people who also worked were impacted. They were extremely appreciative of our efforts.

We developed new friendships and look forward to the next time we can be the hands and feet of Jesus!

If you have an opportunity to serve in this way, we strongly recommend it!

LOCATION: Annville, KY
DATES: Early March '23
GRACE COVENANT WEBSITE: gcmannvilleinstitute.com
COST: $325 (Fee includes lodging, meals and material expense.
Transportation cost not included.)

Grace Reigns
Colorado City, AZ/Hildale, UT

March 25-April 1, 2022

Grace Reigns is a Christian charity organization designed to provide an environment where grace and love are encouraged and lavished upon a community ravaged by the ills of domination and control. Grace Reigns is touching lives through its thrift store, service projects, building initiatives and more. Teams share the virtues of Christ through this ministry. Join JFA and be a witness and part of the powerful transformation of a community. Enjoy the open lands of the West and discover the unique history of Utah at Grace Reigns.

Comments from past participants:

“I really enjoyed this trip. It was my first time on a mission trip. I felt blessed and learned so much.” - Cheryl Byker

“Feels like we had so much more to do at the store and making contact with friends that we have made. Seeing the growth of the community and the amazing work by the ministry (Grace Reigns). God is good and we will return ” - Kathy Bajema

LOCATION: Colorado City, AR/Hildale, UT
DATES: Late March-Early April '23
GRACE REIGNS WEBSITE: http://gracereigns.org
COST: $400 (Fee includes lodging, meals and material expense.
Transportation cost not included.)

Arise! Ukraine
Kiev/Boyarka, Ukraine (Eastern Europe),

Earlier this year, JFA had planned on partnering with Arise! Ukraine at Crosswinds Youth Camp in Boyarka, Ukraine. Due to the conflict in Ukraine, taking a trip there is no longer feasible. Since the onset of the conflict, the Arise! Ukraine team has been able to use funds from America to purchase supplies at the Ukrainian/Moldavian border. Most aid is given to women and child refugees who have been driven from a country they love. Upon receiving the material supplies, the team has been able to share the Gospel of Christ. In the midst of terror and hardship, Christ still shines.

Please continue to pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia. If you are led to donate to Arise!Ukraine and would like updates, click on the link below:

ariseukr.com

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