“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.”

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World Mission Trips 2019

St. Martin’s offers many meaningful opportunities to participate in short term missions that are designed with both individuals and families in mind. Activities while on mission will vary based on the partner organization and destination. Trip specifics, including costs and important dates, are kept up-to-date below.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.

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Fall Trip to Uganda

Friday, November 1 – Saturday, November 9
Deposit: $150
Cost: $1,300 + airfare

Mission trip participants will travel to the sub-Saharan African country of Uganda. Previous teams have served with two primary organizations.  The first, Sixty Feet, is a ministry that works to bring hope and help to children and orphans imprisoned in Uganda’s youth detention facilities. The second, Sole Hope, is a medical mission focused on helping the thousands of children in Uganda who suffer from a crippling foot parasite called jiggers. This short-term mission opportunity is deeply relational and aims to broaden participant’s faith through a ministry of presence.

Save the Date – 2020 Family Trip to El Salvador

Saturday, March 14 – Thursday, March 19
St. Martin’s is once again partnering with Kurt Ackermann and his ministry, Sus Hijos/His Children, to send a Spring Break 2020 team to El Salvador. Participants will spend part of the week helping build a home for a family in need and then spend time at several different government-run orphanages in and around San Salvador. One of the centers is for older, special needs orphans, while another is for all ages, including teen moms and their babies. Activities may include going on a fun field trip with children from one of the orphanages, holding a baby for hours, or helping caregivers with laundry or other tasks. Team ministry activities may range from Bible stories, skits and music, to games, sports and crafts.

Ongoing World Mission Trip Opportunities

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.

Medical Mission to Guatemala 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.  There are plenty of opportunities for those who are not medical professionals, such as assembling wheelchairs, blogging and cooking.

To check out highlights from past trips, read our St. Martin’s World Mission blog: https://faithn2action.wordpress.com. During trips, a different missioner blog each day giving a snapshot of their experience.

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Other ways to serve

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 Bob Browne scholarship fund are also welcome to help financially assist those who wish to participate in a St. Martin’s mission trip.

St. Martin’s Missionaries

In addition to short term mission opportunities, St. Martin’s supports financially and spiritually individuals called to the global mission field. We invite parishioners to suggest missionaries who are raising support for their international ministry for consideration. For more information, please contact World Missions at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

St. Martin’s began supporting Tom Gruen and his family in 2018. Tom, his wife Kelsey and their two boys, Henry and Peter, will be sharing the Gospel and ministering to the underserved children of Uganda, Africa. Tom will be working through EMI, Engineering Ministries International, whose mission is to develop people, design structures, and construct facilities which serve communities and the Church.

St. Martin’s began supporting the Barbees in 2019. Marco and Francesca first sensed a calling to international ministry more than 15 years ago when they began working in the northern regions to Ecuador alongside textile artisans. Since October 2017, they have been ministering to the least reached people in the Loja Province of southern Ecuador. Their work currently focuses on partnering with local ceramic artisans to help develop their products for market, in conjunction with creating faith sharing opportunities through Bible studies, sports outreach ministries and mentorship programs.

St. Martin’s also supports a third missionary team which, due to the threat of violence against Christians in the area they are serving, we cannot disclose who they are or where they serve at this time.

2018 Grant Recipients

Amistad Mission – Bolivia
Faith in Practice – Guatemala
Go Be Love International– El Salvador and Uganda
Sus Hijos– El Salvador
Texas Water Mission and Episcopal Diocese of West Texas – Honduras