Oakdale’s mission ministry equips ordinary people to go, and do extraordinary things carrying the love of Christ. Through discipleship, we connect people with volunteer opportunities within the church, the community, the nation, or around the globe based on their spiritual gifts, passions, life experiences, and personality.
"We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God." —John Stott
“You did not choose me, I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit." —John 15: 16 NIV
At Life Impact International, Lana oversees all the ministries and personnel. The vision of Life Impact is to prevent human trafficking by intervening in the lives of at-risk children, youth, displaced people, refugees and orphans. They rescue children who have been sold into prostitution or child slavery, as well as those who are victims of abuse, abandonment or extreme poverty. They heal the lives of orphans through outreach, humanitarian aid, disaster relief, children’s homes and orphanages.
In Thailand, Life Impact has a safety haven called Promise Land. There, rescued children live in group homes with house parents, and receive academic and spiritual education, along with physical care. A smaller but similar home exists in Burma. In 2020 after Lana spoke at Oakdale, the church donated more than $30,000 to support a new ministry in Brazil. They now have facilities in high-risk areas that serve as prevention centers and offer classes and programs to about 100 children. This will get them off the streets and redirected away from child trafficking. The outreach in Brazil is quickly growing to other areas.
Please pray for the country of Burma and that the civil war and violence would end. Pray for safety of the children and staff in Burma as fighting and violence is spreading. Please pray for the Promise Land compound in Thailand as they are building up their self-sustainability efforts and for the children and staff. Please pray for the final building remodeling to be finished in Brazil and for them to receive the final paperwork so they can open and utilize the new buildings.
Missionary’s Email: Oakdale Contact: Richard & Ginny Lee -
Missions Events & Announcements
Recording of Persecuted Church Interview
Serve with Local Missions
There are serving opportunities for you, your family or your small group to support especially now during the pandemic. Check out all the opportunities to serve locally at oakdale.church/missions/local/ then select Community Meals.