At St. Andrew, we are committed to being the hands and feet of Jesus in Indiana and the world. At this time, we are partnered with and committed to serving the following missions:

Africa University is the first and only fully-accredited institution of higher learning established on the African continent by the action of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church.

 St. Andrew provides an annual scholarship for an Africa University student as part of the support of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.  We also support Margaret Tagwira, a researcher at Africa University who has been instrumental in developing the Chaya project with the goal of encouraging all small farmers to grow the nurtrient-rich Chaya (tree spinach) plant. Margaret has received support from Purdue University as well as from members of the St. Andrew congregation. 

Members of the St. Andrew team have visited Africa University to explore the efforts to support small farmers and the development of the Small Farmer Resource Center. 

For updates on our relationship with Africa University and future opportunities contact Berdine Martin.

Bashor Children’s Home is a 501-C-3 nonprofit child-welfare agency affiliated with the United Methodist Church. They provide help for troubled children and their families through residential care, day treatment/alternative education, foster care, and many other services. 

St. Andrew collects school supplies to donate to Bashor Children’s Home each fall. Please contact Steve and Diana Pennell for more information. 

Delphine Iradukunda is the current recipient of student support from missions. She is a graduate of Africa University thanks to a scholarship provided by the United Methodist Church. She is furthering her studies with a desire to return to her community and be in ministry with them. This scholarship is an answer to prayer and helping fund her dream. Delphine finished her Master of Divinity degree in Public Ministry in May of 2023. She is continuing her education at Purdue University as she pursues a PhD in horticulture. Contact Berdine Martin to get updates on her progress and needs to help her achieve her dream.

The Indiana Health Fund is working to help eliminate medical debt, which will also improve access to care.

We use our industry knowledge and experience to negotiate and pay off debt with health care institutions and providers on behalf of patients who qualify, with no strings attached.

The Fund serves patients through three distinct processes:

  • Debt Relief – Bulk Purchase
  • Debt Relief – Individual Relief
  • Financial Planning Resources

Red Bird Mission was founded in 1921 in the southeastern corner of Kentucky to provide education and Christian evangelism ministries to residents of the area. 

Serving at Red Bird Mission is an opportunity for individuals to serve by being a member of a work team that does repairs on homes in the Red Bird community. Team members often find this experience to be a relationally and spiritually rewarding time of growth as they get to know the family where they are working, share devotions, and spend the week together. 

Contact Craig Anderson for more information about the Outreach Mission and Janee LaFuze about Work Camp. Intergenerational work trips generally take place annually during the summer.

RIP Medical Debt, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, empowers donors to forgive billions in oppressive medical debt. People do not have to bear the weight of medical debt they cannot pay when there is a process to reach out and eradicate that burden. Your donations allow RIP to buy debt in bundled portfolios, meaning your donation has 100x the impact or more. Those impacted receive a letter that their debt is gone. No taxes. No penalties. Just like that, they’re free of medical debt.

Donations through St. Andrew will first be used to pay off the qualifying medical debt of those in Tippecanoe County, then surrounding counties, and finally the poorest counties in Indiana. Make your gift payable to St. Andrew UMC and specify RIP Medical Debt. You can also donate through our online giving platform. 

For more information about RIP Medical Debt, contact Jack Hartman

As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. UMCOR responds  quickly to U.S. and international disasters, addresses diseases of poverty, ministers to refugees and immigrants, provides clean water, and actively works to reduce hunger. 

St. Andrew supports UMCOR with an annual donation.  In cases of disaster, the congregation often donates specific items or funding for a specific disaster. You can find more information about UMCOR on their website.

If you have questions contact Berdine Martin.

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission is the official short-term volunteer sending agency of the United Methodist Church. There are many opportunities to volunteer in the US and around the world through their work. Learn more on their website.

For more information or to get involved, contact Berdine Martin.


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