'If one of your countrymen becomes poor, and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you.' - Leviticus 26:8
The helping hands of the PBPC family reach far and wide, well beyond local charitable efforts. Below is a list of national and international organizations that PBPC is associated with. Clicking on each will reveal (and hide) information about the missions, their purpose and ways to contact them for more information should you want to get involved yourself.
Alongside Ministries International (AMI) serves with international partners to strengthen the church and advance the Gospel worldwide. AMI comes alongside individuals, churches and organizations across cultures with prayer, people and practical help.
Alongside Ministries International has been present in Albania since 1992, supporting the work of missionaries and the Albanian believers in Korçe, and presently Erseka, in southern Albania. Small groups of ethnic Albanian believers are also being nurtured in Kosovo, as a result of the refugee crisis of 1999 that brought many of them in contact with the Gospel for the first time. Long and short-term work has been very important in establishing and supporting the Church. Visit Alongside Ministries; and read more about Albania Mission Trips
Through the Latin American Mission, Leni Barber ministers to women and children in Costa Rica. She ministers in a shelter for abused women and their children, where she counsels, teaches, conducts Bible studies and ministers inner healing. Leni's ministry also includes contact with the women when they face the world again. She says, "I believe God has called me to minister to these who are helpless and hopeless; to offer hope, salvation in Christ and restoration." Visit www.lam.org
Other Special Offerings
In addition to its Mission Budget, PBPC periodically collects Special Offerings to support other ministries. In prior years, PBPC members and friends have generously supported Special Offerings for Alongside Ministries, Bay Area Rescue Mission, The Gideons, One Great Hour of Sharing, CityTeam Ministries, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Mills College, the East Bay Metro Young Life Camperships Fund, scholarships for InterVarsity's Urbana Missions Conference, the Open Door Mission, Glenview Elementary School, Rafiki Foundation, Southern California Fire and other disaster relief, Young Life International and the PBPC Wills & Memorial Funds.