Missions at The River

We want to carry the love of Jesus around the world and across the street.  Here is some of the work we’re doing globally and here in Kalamazoo.


In Uganda, we have come alongside the village of Oditel to help hundreds of orphans survive, thrive, and succeed. We have developed great relationships with village leaders, poured training and encouragement into people who want to start businesses, all while helping a village sustain itself and care for its orphaned children. This village has become a part of our family. Want to get involved? Our work is not yet done here.

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The River has partnered with HopeChest once again to help students in Guatemala City though empowering education, and child sponsorship.

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Hope Project

The Hope Project is our ministry between The River and locals schools. We know that all students are created in the image of God and, thus, have great potential for success.

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Would you like to serve?

There are many ways to serve even here at The River. You can volunteer in the nursery, help on the tech team, get people connected on the hospitality team, or something else.  We’d love to get you connected to an opportunity.