After making two trips to Africa and seeing first hand the afflicted and orphaned, Dave Kase was called into full-time ministry with Christ’s Hope USA.

Christ’s Hope USA is a mobilization nation of Christ’s Hope International, which is an organization that is working towards an AIDS free world by bringing the hope of Jesus Christ to those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. This includes people in danger of contracting HIV, those suffering from AIDS, their care-givers, and at-risk children whose parents have died due to AIDS. Christ’s Hope International is a non-denominational, African-based ministry with international headquarters in Namibia. Our three core ministries are: Prevention- through a sexual purity program called Genesis Design, Care & Compassion – ministering to those infected with HIV/ADIS, and Orphans and Vulnerable Children Care – through Ministry CarePoints.

As National Director for Christ’s Hope USA, Dave administers the U.S. aspect of this international organization.

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Haiti - Port au Prince

Jean Heder Petit-Frere pastors in a large church in the capital city of Port au Prince, Haiti. He also operates a school with a food program for the children of the school. Jean owns and operates a national radio station where he is able to minister all across Haiti with the gospel of Christ.

Haiti - Saint Marc

West Side has partnered with Pastor Louis Robinson in St. Marc, Haiti, to construct a church building for a congregation in the mountains served by Pastor Robinson’s pastoral team.


LOCO’s mission is to provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the orphans in Chihuahua, Mexico. They do this by connecting individuals, teams, businesses, professionals, and churches in the United States, Mexico and around the world with orphanages in the Chihuahua area. LOCO Ministries is committed to Living Out Christian Obedience by defending the cause of the fatherless. Founders, Micah and Rebecca are the first missionary family to come from the body of West Side Community Church.

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United States

New Life Church (U of M)

West Side helps support Jessie & Mike Filicicchia who both serve with New Life Church on the University of Michigan campus.

New Life Church began as a student group in the mid-1980’s. The first pastor came to Ann Arbor in 1991 while doing research in biochemistry. Together with Great Commission Ministries, he trained and mentored Steve Hayes who became our first full-time pastor in 1997. Together they decided to develop an extensive strategic plan focusing on leadership development, discipleship, and church planting. The result was the official launch of “New Life Church” in January of 1998.

Since then, God has amazing things through NLC. The Sunday service, which began with 60 people and one service, has grown to three services and over 900 regular attendees. Student small group attendance exploded from 20 to over 250. The gospel is presented to hundreds of college students every year on campus. Missions teams are sent out each year to other locations here in the U.S. as well as international sites including Kenya, Haiti and several countries in Latin America. More than 100 students are now in leadership training ventures, learning to be more effective workers, with many of them training for full-time Christian work. There are now more than 20 full-time men and women on staff at NLC. The fields are indeed ripe for harvest!

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Single MOMM

Single MOMM is a relational ministry that seeks to help single moms acquire a healthy sense of self-awareness, create a wide base of community support, become invested in parenting, strive for economic wellness, and recognize themselves as a contributing member of society.

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