World Mission Trips 2019

Family Trip to Puebla, Mexico

Saturday, March 9 – Thursday, March 14
Deposit: $150 per person
Total Cost: $1,250 per person (includes flight)
Age Requirement: 8 years old and up
Registration Deadline: Sunday, December 2

St. Martin’s families once again have a meaningful opportunity to deepen their connection with God and each other over Spring Break 2019. Participants will spend the week serving at Esperanza Viva, a youth home focused on nurturing and educating children whose families are unable or unwilling to provide for them. Activities may include team ministry opportunities with the orphans, special events or helping with simple improvement projects to the home. Come ready to work, play and pray.

Puebla is located in East-Central Mexico and has a population of more than 6 million. The state is one of the most industrialized in the country, but with most of the development concentrated in the city, many of its rural areas are very poor. Approximately 13 percent of the population is illiterate, above the national average of 8 percent.

Learn more at the Puebla Family Mission Trip Information Meeting on Sunday, November 18 at 10:15 a.m. in the Activity Center, Fellowship Room.

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Medical Mission Trips with Faith In Practice

Faith In Practice (FIP) is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian organization that seeks to improve the physical, spiritual and economic conditions of the poor through short-term surgical, medical and dental mission trips and health-related educational programs. St. Martin’s World Missions supports the mission of Faith in Practice and encourages parishioners who are interested in volunteering for a week-long FIP mission. There is always a trip headed to Guatemala. Contact us with the time of year you are interested in serving. There are plenty of opportunities for those who are not medical professionals, such as assembling wheelchairs, blogging and cooking.

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Scholarships are available for both domestic and international trips to cover one-third of the trip land cost. Click here for mission trip scholarship criteria.

For scholarship information, contact World Missions at 713-985-3819 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.


St. Martin’s advises all travelers to read the U.S. Department of State background notes on their website as it relates to Zika and other diseases that can impact couples starting a family. Travelers can also check the latest health information with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention at to get the most recent health advisories, immunization recommendations/requirements, and advice on food and drinking water safety for regions and countries. We also suggest that all participants consult their physician before traveling abroad.

Ongoing World Mission Trip Opportunities

Mission to San Jose, Costa Rica
This family-friendly mission is part of a recently established companion relationship between the Diocese of Costa Rica and the Diocese of Texas. Up to 25 people will be able to participate in church construction and Vacation Bible School with kids at the two diocesan schools.

Mission to Cochabamba, Bolivia
This is a deeply relational mission to work and play alongside the children of the family- centered Amistad Mission orphanage. The highlight for all attendees will be facilitating the annual Olympic Games for children from Amistad and neighboring orphanages.

Mission to Honduras with Texas Water Mission
Help communities in Honduras by drilling water wells, testing and monitoring water quality, teaching sustainable health and hygiene programs, and ministering to children and adults in the communities.

To check out highlights from past trips, read our St. Martin’s World Mission blog: During trips, a different missioner blog each day giving a snapshot of their experience.

For more information about joining these trips, contact World Missions, email hidden; JavaScript is required or 713-985-3811.

Going on a Mission Trip

“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” – Psalm 96:3

Mission is about the building up of relationships for the Kingdom of God. The World Missions Committee invites you to consider how you will be involved in building these mutually transformative and long-lasting relationships focused on friendship, faith sharing, knowledge, experiences, resources and prayer. All of these offerings reflect a deep commitment in long-term ministry that will afford our communities many years to together “proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.”

Mission trips are for all ages.

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Invitation for Prayer Partners – Mission Trips

Please consider being a prayer partner with one of our mission trip attendees.  This is an active way to be involved without going, but instead partner with a parishioner who will attend.  It is a blessing for both parties! Please contact World Missions at email hidden; JavaScript is required or 713-985-3811. Donations to the scholarship fund are also welcome.

World Mission Partners