The Kimberling City Church in Missouri, with around 18 active members, has supplied the funding to build 18 One-Day Churches (the sign pictured above identifies their churches) and one One-Day School, with a second school in the works. That means this small congregation has raised $33,500 in less than five years ($1,500 per church and $6,500 per school).

“Our church got involved with Maranatha’s One-Day Church ministry when one of our elders suggested it,” said Bill Burkett, Kimberling City’s head elder. “The first church we sponsored was the Phwechi Church in Malawi, Africa in 2010.”

The Kimberling City members have long been active in ministry projects; their latest local one is starting a low power FM radio station to broadcast Christian programming to the Branson area.

Michelle Hansen is communication director for the Iowa-Missouri Conference.