Outreach to Mexico

 

Mission Statement: To create a short term missions experience for Hampton Falls First Baptist Church in Mexico. We will serve and minister to a specific Mexican community, an orphanage called La Casa de la Esperanza. We will convey the message of the gospel of Jesus to those we meet through bible school, service projects, teaching and fellowship, as well as encouraging and fostering spiritual growth. We also desire to grow in humility, cultural sensitivity, compassion, group unity and in our walk with Christ.

Who: Candidates must be over 16 and be regular attenders of Hampton Falls First Baptist Church. Where: Tijuana, Mexico – La Casa de la Esperanza

When: November 19-27, 2015

How much: $975 per person.  To be raised by team fund raisers, personal fund raising letters and/or personal funds.

Important Dates:

  • August 2nd - Informational meeting 9am in the Junior High Sunday School classroom
  • August 16th - Applications due - (Interviews will be scheduled.)
  • By end of August - Interviews will happen & team will be selected
  • September 14 -  Team meeting #1
  • October 5 - Team meeting #2
  • October 25 - Team meeting #3
  • November 16 - Team meeting #4

Direct questions to  Mark Stowell, Cathy Lindsay, John Wilson

*Don't put it off...there is a book to read:

Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence David A. Livermore 
Don’t let the goats eat the loquat tree Dr. Thomas Hale 
The other side of glig, glig mountain Dr. Thomas Hale 
My Savage, my Kinsman Elisabeth Elliott 
Through Gates of Splendor Elisabeth Elliott 
J. Hudson Taylor, a Man in Christ Roger Steer 
Living Beyond the Limits Franklin Graham

 

Commitment:

1.  Three Mandatory Meetings:  September 14th, October 5th, October 25th, and November 16th

2. Committed to learning:

  • Basic Language skills
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Personal Spiritual Growth
  • Group unity
  • Planning Construction projects
  • VBS lessons
  • Translation Work
  • Spanish music

3. Raising required funds and meeting appropriate deadlines.

  • Getting a passport
4. The trip itself:
  • Give with a heart of service
  • Love with the compassion of Christ
  • See through the eyes of another culture
  • Become part of a team and give up your rights

And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing.  And He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey neither staff nor a bag nor bread nor money, and do not have even two tunics a piece. And whatever house you enter, stay there and take your leave from there.”  And departing they began going about among the villages preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.   Luke 9: 2 - 4, 6

And it came about that while He was praying alone, the disciples were with Him and He questioned them saying, “Who do the multitudes say that I am?” And He said to them, “Who do you say that I am?  Peter answered, 'God's Messiah' “  Luke 9: 18, 20a

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