Outreach to Mexico
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: June 22, 2014 – June 29, 2014
How much: $975 per person. To be raised by team fund raisers, personal fund raising letters and/or personal funds.
Important Dates: Applications due - January 15th, Interviews will be scheduled.
*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|
|The other side of glig, glig mountain
||Dr. Thomas Hale|
|My Savage, my Kinsman||Elisabeth Elliott||http://www.amazon.com/The-Savage-Kinsman-Elisabeth-Elliot/dp/1569550034|
|Through Gates of Splendor
|J. Hudson Taylor, a Man in Christ||Roger Steer||http://www.amazon.com/J-Hudson-Taylor-Christ-Book/dp/0877883777|
|Living Beyond the Limits
1. Two Mandatory Meetings; September 30th, October 28th, and One Retreat; November 30- Dec. 1st.
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
4. Debriefing Sessions upon return. January 22nd
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