Here's a quick rundown on where we're going to be over the next few weeks and coming months. We hope, god willing, you can join us.
Short Term Missions Summit
Rick will be participating in a Summit of the Missions Door Short-Term Missions Team in Phoenix, AZ this week. We will be comparing notes, working on "best practices", and working together to be better equipped to lead teams with our brothers and sisters wherever we are led. The team building horseback ride will be nice, too ;)
January 2020 ~ El Salvador
Rick and Ruth will be traveling to El Salvador for the entire month of January with Pastor Nelson Juarez and his family. The plan is to spend our time there traveling the area with him, spending time with the numerous Pastors and churches he mentors, and learning how we can be of greater service to them.
Based on the discoveries on our January vision trip, as well as what we have already seen and been made aware of, we are planning two one-week Short Term MissionsTrips to El Salvador this coming summer. Some of the needs include repairing Pastors' homes, repairing churches, and modifying churches to include rooms for children's' Sunday School.These trips are planned for August 8-15 and August 22-29. Cost per person will be $2,200, including building materials. No special skills required. Please contact us if you and/or your church would like to participate.
We are also in need of financial support in order to make this happen. We are doing everything we can to keep costs (approximately $3,600) to a minimum. A big Thank You to those of you who have helped out so far! If you are able to help fill in the gap with the rest of our funding, we would be greatly appreciative. Please send checks to:
2530 Washington St
Denver, CO 80205-3142
Please include a note that the funds are to be used for:
Project 61183O Odess, Rick-Intensive Vision & Exploration Trip.
July 22nd-25th ~ Perspectives National Conference
Rick also plans on exhibiting at the Perspectives National Conference in Redmond, WA. This will give him an opportunity to present our Ministry to many missions-minded folks who may be interested on helping to put team together to help serve.
July 25th-Aug 1st ~ STM Honduras
We are planning on a Short Term Missions Trip to Honduras along with one or two churches from Oregon, to work with Pastor Victor Almendarez in the building of a church. Cost is $2,200 per person, including building materials. Please let us know if you would like to join us.
May 2021 ~ Cambodia
Some folks that were on our recent mission trip to Honduras have expressed a desire to help to a team together to travel to Cambodia to build a church building there. It was in Cambodia that the Lord confirmed to both of us that he had called us into this ministry of leading Short-Term Mission trips, so "The Land of the Gentle Smile" certainly holds a special place in our hearts. We will be working with our dear friend Pastor Radha Manickam. We are looking at May 2021 as a possible date, with a cost of $3,500 per person. In addition, we would need to raise $22,500 for the cost of materials to build the church building. If you or your church has any interest in joining us, please let us know asap, as there is much planning and praying to be done.