ANNA MARIA -- Roser Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., will stage Mission Fest 2015 at the 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday services.
Twenty organizations will be represented. Meet ordinary people who give their time and talents to serve as missionaries and volunteers around the globe from Anna Maria to Africa.
"This will be a totally different service than you have ever experienced," said Bev Shepperson, church administrator.
One example involves Craig and Tonya LaTorre, who adopted their baby girl from Uganda in 2010. Hoping to keep her connected to her culture, they began Kirabo Seeds, a Christian nonprofit organization.
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They opened a children's home in Kampala, Uganda, in 2011 where they have custody of 16 children, ages 3 to 13, who lost both parents to HIV/AIDS. Six full-time Ugandans give the children care, tutor, counsel and lavish them with God's love and grace. The hope is to buy them a home where they can raise them to become future leaders in their community.
The group also visits village where the children lived to assist the widows and orphans with aid and Bible teaching. They hope to create jobs for the villagers so they can provide for their children.
The Joyful Noise Children's Choir and Chancel Choir will sing "Look at the World."
Enjoy refreshments while you browse booths.
Organizations include: Feeding Children Everywhere, Youth For Christ, Agape Flights, Beth-El, Hope Seeds, Mercy Ships, Our Daily Bread
Loving Hands Ministry, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, All Island Denominations, Lord's Lighthouse Ministry, Salvation Army, Karibo Seeds, Roser Deacon's, Women's Guild, AID Food Pantry, Stephen Ministries, Global Serve International, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Jim Russo Prison Ministry, Samaritan's Purse, Open Air Campaigners and CROP Walk for Hunger.
In another example, "A Flyer's Dash" represents the factual documentation of a Florida farm boy who graduated in June 1942 and entered the U.S. Navy. The aviator experienced challenging and dangerous abnormalities. Author and retired Cmdr. Jim Kissick will sign $15 books at 10 a.m. and all proceeds support Roser Missions.
Information: 941-778-0414, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to roserchurch.com.