Lodes Family

River Valley supports the Lodes Family as they work with LEI (Literacy & Evangelism International) in Central America and India.  

You can check out their ministry through their ministry blog:


Or check out Literacy & Evangelism International.

Fort Smith Young Life

Aaron and Mindy Kareus lead Fort Smith Young Life, which is an outreach ministry to high school students. The aim of Young Life is to reach the kids that would not normally come to church. They do this by building relationships with them and through those relationships they share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

You can check out their facebook page: Here

You can check out there website here: http://fortsmith.younglife.org/Pages/default.aspx


LAMP is LEI's strategic partner in Guatemala. They work primarily in the central highlands regions among the Mam people. LAMP's mission is to transform lives through literacy by all the facets of scripture engagement in the local language. 

This includes Bible translation, literacy, radio programs, post-literacy Bible studies, etc.