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World Missions

world missions

Join us in mission for the Summer of 2017:

ALL AGES MULTI-GENERATIONAL MISSION:  Short FUSE to WacoJuly 20-23, 2017

The Short FUSE (Family Urban Service Experience) is designed for individuals or families who wish to have a mission trip experience but cannot do a longer trip for whatever reason.  The Short FUSE is offered under the direction and supervision of Mission Waco, one of the premiere multi-dimensional Christian social ministries in the United States. Our teams do service and maintenance projects to assist Mission Waco, as well as “pop-up” Bible school in low-income housing projects. We also have opportunity forministry and worship with the homeless in Mission Waco facilities, and as a group we receive instruction and information about social ministry issues and solutions. The weekend closes with worship at the famous “Church Under the Bridge” on Sunday morning. This program is open to all people from 8th grade and older.  Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Contact Brien Koehler brienk@cecsa.org.

ADULT MISSION:  CHALMECA, HONDURASJuly 3-10, 2017

Returning to our familiar mission field in Honduras, our 2017 team will multi-task with our fellow Honduran Episcopalians. Our week will include a discipleship training workshop for lay leaders from the Copan Deanery congregation, construction, repair and improvement of several sub-standard houses, a Bible school for children, a program specially planned for women, a visit to the world-famous Mayan ruins, and comfortable accommodations and safe food for the week. Needed especially for this trip:  people fluent in Spanish and willing to teach a discipleship program to approximately twenty-five individuals. A two-person teaching team would be ideal.  Other participants do not need to speak Spanish.  Contact Terry Koehler tabascoroad@hotmail.com.

 

YOUTH MISSION:  “SOUL TRAIN: ST. LOUIS”   June 9-16, 2017

Our 2017 Soul Train Mission Trip will be to St. Louis!  This year we will board the Texas Eagle Amtrak Train and begin our journey to the “Gateway to the West.”  We will have fun all over the city visiting fun sites, (The Arch, The City Museum, Cardinals Baseball Game), and eat lots of good food.  More importantly we will be serving those in need each day at various local mission sites. During the train ride we will have Bible Studies and time to fellowship with one another in the viewing and meal cars. ALL ABOARD THE SOUL TRAIN! Contact Gavin Rogersgavinr@cecsa.org

COLLEGE AND UPPER HIGH SCHOOL MISSION: GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP 2017:  June 19 – July 2

While serving in Guatemala and living in host homes, we will care for local children, teach art classes, vaccinate cattle, build stoves, and much more as we bond together during our 13-day outreach. An excursion to Lake Atitlan and local villages is also likely! We will travel with Students International whose mission is “to bring students and the poor together cross culturally to encounter God, share the good news, disciple and serve others in occupational ministries.” This trip is open to people age 15 through college. For more info visittwww.stint.com. Contact Gavin Rogers at gavinr@cecsa.org.

YOUTH MISSION: NEW YORK CITY:  July 17-24

Our second 2017 mission will once again be to “the city that never sleeps. For our mission, we will partner with Dorothy Day’s Catholic Workers House and serve those in need in the city. We will try to live by the example Dorothy set while living in the home. She said, “Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them… As for ourselves, yes, we must be meek, bear injustice, malice, rash judgment. We must turn the other cheek, give up our cloak, go a second mile.”  While we are in New York we will visit Central Park, a Broadway show, the Statue of Liberty and other fun NYC spots. Contact Gavin Rogers gavinr@cecsa.org

CHRIST CHURCH PROVIDES FIELD SUPPORT FOR a number of LONG-TERM MISSIONARIES 

Christ Episcopal Church supports missionaries in  the field in Europe, the Philippines, the Middle East, and Asia. Please remember them in your prayers. Please see our cycle of prayer.

CHRIST CHURCH SUPPORTS MISSIONS THROUGH NOISY OFFERINGS AND SPECIAL GIFTS

Throughout the year our parish members make special gifts to mission in many ways.  The Noisy Offerings for mission provide school supplies, medical assistance, equipment, bibles, Sunday school materials, and many other small but vital parts of third-world mission work across the globe. Last year, for example, a Noisy Offering for the school supplies of children in northern Iraq provided the basic supplies for more than 100 children who otherwise would have been without.

CHRIST CHURCH PARTNERS WITH MISSION WORK OF THE DIOCESE OF WEST TEXAS

We share in the support of our diocesan mission by participation in the work of Threads of Blessing in Honduras and Uganda and the Uganda Bible and Band Mission. Also, the Diocese of West Texas provides funding for many of Christ Church’s projects in Honduras and Uganda through the mission grants program of the Diocese.