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!
2018 Guatemala Mission Experience
March 31 - April 6
Information Meeting on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 12:15 p.m. in The Garage
Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
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.
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.