Marvin Lyles, (l-r), Evangelist Janice Culver, and Mark Spencer

FOSCIK does foreign and home missionary work

Contributed By: The 411 News

West Side Theater Guild receives $1,000 donation for its work with children

The $1,000 check presented to the West Side Theater Guild came from a missionary group that began 35 years ago aiding orphaned children in Africa.

Evangelist Janice Culver of Gary's Jerusalem MB Church and a board member of FOSCIK (Friends of Sheltered Children in Kenya) along with Marvin Lyles, host of WGVE Radio's Gospel Sunrise delivered the check to WSTG'S Mark Spencer, Director of Performing and Visual Arts for the Gary Community School Corporation.

"On our last trip in August to Kenya, we were able to buy a motorcycle for the orphanage. A few years before that, we built a bread oven. And now with that motorbike, which is an Uber, a taxi, everything you want to name it, it will take the bread to the different communities around Nairobi," Culver said.

"We not only do foreign mission work; we do home mission work, too. Today is home mission work," Culver said. "Mark Spencer is such a great director and producer. He has worked with children down through the years. And I could not think of a better organization that we wanted to help. And that is the West Side Theater Guild. We just want to be able to help the kids and this is our way of giving back to our children here."

FOSCIK is now collecting clothing and toys to help immigrant and refugee families. On December 5th, FOSCIK will be taking the items to the Lawndale area in Chicago.

This week, six other schools and organizations doing missionary work around the country are receiving $1,000 donations from FOSCIK.

Story Posted:11/11/2023

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