The Restoration International Outreach (RIO) churches invited those interested in missions to break bread with the RIO group on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 18, at Rothchild’s Catering and Convention Center in Knoxville. Presenters shared their experiences with missions to the group gathered.
RIO church is active in domestic and foreign missions. RIO Revolution, for example, started a new ministry in Haiti in 2007. They help support an orphanage of 125 children in LaHatte, near Port-au-Prince and teamed with LOCC missions, who have been in the Haiti mission field since 1970. On-going and future efforts in Haiti include adult and children’s crusades, building projects, jail ministries and Encounter weekend. John Hawthorn with LOCC, whose father founded the Haiti ministry, was one of those sharing at the RIO Mission Banquet.