Missions Ministries

Our Mission

missionOne of our Core Values at LJPC is GOING. We believe that Christ has called us to love our neighbor, and serve and care for the widows and poor. Our mission partners serve as the perfect avenue for us to do this in the local, city-wide and global contexts. Please take time to prayerfully consider serving with one of our mission partners.

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  – Matthew 5:16

Missions Partners:

Alliance for African Assistance & Health Clinic
Helps African refugees coming to San Diego.

Baja Presbyterian Missions
Helps the Mexican Presbytery start new churches, as well as supports churches and seminary students.

Baja Christian Ministries
Builds homes and spreads the gospel in Baja Mexico.

Belize Word at Work
Shares the Gospel; trains women with the skill of sewing; to stamp out hunger provides families with seeds, chickens, rabbits and ducks to raise; sends medical equipment to advance medical technology; and educates locals about violence and abuse against women.

Big Table
Exists to see the lives of those working in the restaurant and hospitality industry transformed by building community around shared meals and caring for those who are in crisis, transition, or falling through the cracks.

Casa de Los Angeles
Casa del Angeles is a Children’s Home, or Christian orphanage currently under construction in Rosarito, Mexico. It will one day be home to 38 children.

Child Evangelism Fellowship
To bring the Good News to the unreached children & youth in Belgium. Disciple them and establish them in a local Bible-believing church.

Ebenezer Church, SD (The People’s Cathedral)
Presbyterian Church plant in Linda Vista

English Language Center
Offers adult literacy tutoring and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Also holds weekly classes at LJPC.

Gleanings for the Hungry
For a week in October, our Mission Team helps package food sent out to the needy in nations around the globe.

Habitat for Humanity
Through God’s love, brings people together to build homes and hope.

Iglesia Presbiteriana Emmanuel
Ministers to the Spanish-speaking, immigrant population in inner-city San Diego.

Interfaith Shelter Network
Helps the homeless of San Diego. LJPC hosts homeless guests in the program for 2 weeks each year.

Ladle Fellowship
Feeding the homeless of San Diego.

Partnership with the Presbyterian church in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Military Outreach Ministry (SDMOM)
Christian outreach to active duty military families in San Diego County. We collect toys for distribution to military families in early December.

New Day Urban Ministries (formerly PUM)
Responds to homeless emergency and crisis needs.

Nile Sisters Development Initiative
Assists women and children in San Diego, fleeing persecution in Africa.

Ninos Con Valor (Bolivia)
Orphanage for those abandoned, suffering abuse or suffering from HIV/AIDS in Cochabumba.

Pastors to Prisoners
Provides pastors to assist prison chaplains with inmate worship services, Bible studies, and one-on-one counseling and mentoring.

Plant With a Purpose
Plant With Purpose is combating two of the world’s most critical issues: extreme poverty and deforestation. Through holistic community development, families are growing out of poverty, reversing deforestation, and walking with God.

Pro Vision Asia
Since 1999 proVISION ASIA has been inspiring and em-powering people with disabilities in Bangalore, South India.

Reality Changers
Provides inner-city youth with the resources to become first generation college students.

San Diego Street Choir (1st Presbyterian Church downtown)
Singing together in a choir restores physical health, mental & emotional well-being and creates connections between people. Our own Ron Bolles founded/leads this homeless choir.

Sudanese Presbyterian Church
Members are refugees from war-torn Sudan. They have started a rebuilding project in the Sudan.

Sunhouse Mexico Mission Trip
Each year SunHouse students head south of the border to use their skills, strength, and heart for service to make a life changing impact for families in need of a safe home

UPLIFT/Kids at Heart
Tutors help low income Spanish-speaking children.

UrbanLife,  UrbanLife Farms & UrbanLife Cafe
A youth outreach and church plant, serving students in San Diego, and sharing the Gospel, mentoring and offering jobs in farming, catering and youth leadership.

Y Malawi
Y-Malawi is creating sustainable change in Malawi, Africa while sharing the heart of Jesus. The village church is at the center. We support the church with local Malawian ministries focusing on women and girls. We believe when you empower a woman, you impact her life, her family, her church, and the entire community.

Young Life (South Bay)
Connects with kids who don’t attend church, to share the gospel.

Mission Trips:

Love God. Serve People. Change the World. That’s what this trip is all about! We will be building houses and making a difference this spring break. March 30-April 3, 2020.
Contact Susie Dhus at susied@ljpres.org for more information.

LJPC, in partnership with the Central Church of African Presbytery (CCAP), is working through child sponsorship and evangelism to bring the hope of the gospel to central Malawi. November 2020.
Contact Christy Zatkin at czatkin@me.com for more information.

Join us as we go to Belize with The Word at Work to proclaim the gospel. Prior projects have included King’s Children’s Home and the Redemptive Recycling Program.
Contact Michelle Whitney at michellew@ljpres.org for more information. June 2020.

Gleanings for the Hungry
This trip to Sultana, CA will repack food for the needy in the US, as well as countries overseas.
Contact Michelle Whitney at michellew@ljpres.org for more information. October 11-16, 2020.