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 22-30, 2014

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

Important Dates:

September 1st - Applications due - (Interviews will be scheduled.)
By September 14th - Interviews will happen & team will be selected
September 21st - Team meeting #1
October 19th -  Team meeting #2
November 9th - Team meeting #3

Direct questions to John Wilson or Mark Stowell

*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 http://www.amazon.com/Serving-Eyes-Wide-Open-Intelligence/dp/0801066166
Don’t let the goats eat the loquat tree Dr. Thomas Hale

http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Let-Goats-Loquat-Trees/dp/0310213010

The other side of glig, glig mountain 
Dr. Thomas Hale

http://www.amazon.com/On-Far-Side-Liglig-Mountain/dp/0310216710

My Savage, my Kinsman Elisabeth Elliott http://www.amazon.com/The-Savage-Kinsman-Elisabeth-Elliot/dp/1569550034
Through Gates of Splendor
Elisabeth Elliott
http://www.amazon.com/Through-Gates-Splendor-Elisabeth-Elliot/dp/0842371524
J. Hudson Taylor, a Man in Christ Roger Steer http://www.amazon.com/J-Hudson-Taylor-Christ-Book/dp/0877883777
Living Beyond the Limits
Franklin Graham http://www.amazon.com/Living-Beyond-Limits-Franklin-Graham/dp/0785271848

Commitment:

1. Three Mandatory Meetings: September 21st, October 12th, and November 9th:

Committed to learning:

A. Basic Language skills

B. Cultural Sensitivity

C. Personal Spiritual Growth

D. Group unity

E.  Planning Construction projects

F.  VBS lessons

G.  Translation Work

H. Spanish music

2. Raising required funds and meeting appropriate deadlines.

A.  Getting a passport

3. The trip itself:

A. Give with a heart of service

B.  Love with the compassion of Christ

C.  See through the eyes of another culture

D.  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 where 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? “  Luke 9; 18, 20a

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