2018 Kenya Mission Experience
Thursday, June 21 - Sunday, July 1
Information Meeting: Sunday, February 18 at 12:30 p.m. in CLB 243
Cost: $2600 per person (pending airfare)
Deposit amount is $1,000.
Registration deadline is Sunday, March 4.
Payment deadline is Tuesday, May 1. Payment plans are available.
Application Required: Yes
Age Range of Participants: Adults, 18 years and older
Passport and/or immunization requirements: Passport validation at least six months beyond travel date. Up-to-date routine vaccines.
Purpose of experience: Participants will serve alongside Zablon Kuria, R.O.C.K. Bridge Ministries and local church leadership with students and adults at the Nursing College and the Tumaini Mission Center. Trip includes two-day photo safari.
2018 Guatemala Mission Experience
March 31 - April 6
Registration is closed.
We have 31 participants going on this mission experience.
Cost: $1350 for first family member
$1200 for each additional family member
$500 due by Wednesday, November 15, 2017; $500 due by Friday, December 1, 2017; Balance due by Thursday, February 1, 2018
Application Required: Yes
Age Range of Participants: Adult and Youth (middle school students can join with a parent/guardian)
Passport and/or immunization requirements: Passport validation at least six months beyond travel date. Up-to-date routine vaccines, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid.
Purpose of experience: Team will serve alongside of local teachers and pastors to help meet the needs of at-risk families. Projects will include development of life skills, providing shelter needs, and planting trees for reforestation.
Craft supplies are needed for the 2018 Guatemala Mission Experience
Saturday, March 31 to Friday, April 6
We are collecting school supplies for our Guatemala Mission team to take with them. Some will be used during the VBS they will host while they are there. The rest will be use by the kids throughout the year.
Place all donations in the gray "Mission Outreach" collection box outside of the Church Office and clearly mark that these items are for Guatemala.
Collection deadline is Sunday, March 4.
We need the supplies in time to pack and to assess what we will still need to purchase.
2nd Mile for Mission is RPC's annual Mission Outreach giving campaign, where every dollar goes out the door to directly benefit our local and global mission partners. This is above and beyond the General Operating Fund.
GOAL for 2017: $150,000
As of Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Mission gifts total $126,033. Help us reach our goal!
Christ-centered outreach is rooted in the understanding that we are all broken, the materially and non-materially poor, and in need of being restored to relationship with God. From this mission perspective, we come alongside of at-risk people to affirm the gifts God has given and help empower them for what God has lovingly designed them to be. We are more about people than programs, development instead of dependence, and respectfully upholding the diversity of all people.
We follow Christ's call primarily through a mission focus on education because we believe empowering others through development and long-term relationships is vital to eradicating poverty. Still, we strive to be engaged with meeting housing and emergency relief needs.
For additional information, contact Rev. Mary Cox, Associate Pastor for Mission Outreach, 770-649-4506.