Local Missions

Project Backpack

BACKGROUND: In today’s difficult economic times, an increasing number of parents are finding it hard to provide sufficient food for their families. Free or reduced cost breakfast and lunches at schools have helped relieve parents of part of this economic burden, but many children still go hungry during their weekends away from school. Project Backpack was launched in June, 2010, to help these children in need.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Currently, Project Backpack provides food for hungry students in 11 schools throughout five school districts: Waupaca, Weyauwega/Fremont, Iola/Scandinavia, Amherst, and Manawa. Guidance Counselors or Teachers provide sign-up forms to students who qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program.

Our vision for Project Backpack is to make this a sustainable program for years to come – not only in the schools we are currently assisting-but also eventually in the schools of surrounding communities.

For more information contact us at: 715-800-8401  or projectbackpack@thelakeswaupaca.com

Foundations For Living

MISSION: To empower people of Waupaca and Rural Central Wisconsin who are in financial crisis, addiction recovery, or homelessness by providing advocacy, education, emotional support and resources.

 VISION: That all people in Waupaca and Rural Central, WI are healthy in mind, body, and spirit, living independent and productive lives to the best of their ability

For more information on Foundations for Living Click Here.

Agape Help Center

The mission of the Agape Help Center is to affirm the value of every life by proving a network of care to people in crisis and compassionately presenting Biblical truth resulting in changed lives to the glory of God.

We Believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that the salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

The Agape Help Center is an outreach ministry of Jesus Christ through his church. Therefore, the center, embodied in its volunteers, is committed to presenting the gospel of our lord to women and men faced with unplanned pregnancies the center is also dedicated to presenting the gospel to those who are experience other forms of destructive lifestyles. commensurate with this purpose, those who labor as board members, directors and volunteers are expected to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.

For more information on Agape Help Center in Waupaca Click Here.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Child bedlessness is a national problem, and as a national nonprofit with chapters spread across the country, SHP has provided the solution. We are a volunteer organization that builds beds for kids who are sleeping on the floor and there are multiple ways to get involved right here on our WI-Waupaca page.

  • If you’d like to volunteer and participate in our next Build Day or Delivery event, check out our events calendar to the right
  • Did you know your company, organization, or family can sponsor a Build Day? Click on “EMAIL US” to learn more
  • Make a financial or in-kind contribution to help local children in need by donating to our chapter using the link below

The Waupaca Chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace is led by our very own Amanda Rasmussen and Kimberly Kruse. For more information on Sleep in Heavenly Peace Click Here.

City on a Hill


Global Missions

World Team – Sean and Heather Christensen

Sean Christensen joined World Team in 2008 after being a pastor in Wisconsin for seven years. His wife, Heather, grew up in Haiti as a World Team missionary kid and she served in Haiti as a single woman for four years prior to their marriage. They returned to Haiti in 2009 where they raised their four children. Sean serves as a professor of New Testament and Biblical languages at the “Faculté de théologie évangélique lumière” in Cayes, Haiti, and adjunct professor of missions at Columbia International University in South Carolina for the 2020-21 school year.

Resurrection Life – Eric Harper

Our mission is to reach the outcasts, the misfits, the addicts, the homeless and anyone else that feels lost and alone in this world. Jesus came that we might have life and have it in abundance and we believe that everyone is included in that. The resurrection power and life of Jesus is able to transform lives and that is our hope. That lives will be transformed and people will be set free.


Impact Ministries International

For more information on Impact Ministries International Click Here.

Project Africa

Mission Haiti