Summer 2017 World Missions Impact

St. Martin’s mission teams served with Faith in Practice in Guatemala, Amistad Mission in Bolivia, and worked along side the Diocese in Costa Rica.

5 – Mission Trips in Total

27 – Missioners

43 – Days of Impact

9,288 – Volunteer Hours

1,750 – Lives Touched

World Mission Trips 2017-2018

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 that are not medical professionals like assembling wheelchairs, blogging, and cooking. For more information, contact Ashley Cadis at 713-985-3819 or email hidden; JavaScript is required

Family Spring Break Trip to El Salvador

Saturday, March 10 – Thursday, March 15, 2018
Cost: $1,100 + airfare per person
Registration deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

St. Martin’s is partnering with Go Be Love International to send a Spring Break 2018 team to El Salvador. In El Salvador, Go Be Love International partners with a missionary and his ministry, Sus Hijos/His Children. This trip is a great way to serve in a variety of ways. You will spend part of the week helping build a home for a family in need. The other part of the week you will spend at several different government-run orphanages in and around San Salvador – loving on orphans of all ages.  You will have the incredible opportunity to do a fun field trip (likely taking them to the beach) with one of the orphanages. There will also be the opportunity to serve the homeless one or two evenings.

Mission Trip to Africa – Save the Date

Friday, November 2 – Saturday, November 10, 2018
Registration deadline: Sunday, July 1, 2018

For more information, contact Ashley Cadis at 713-985-3819 or email hidden; JavaScript is required

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: https://faithn2action.wordpress.com. During trips, a different missioner blog each day giving a snapshot of their experience.

For more information about joining these trips, contact Ashley Cadis, email hidden; JavaScript is required or 713-985-3819.

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.

For more information, contact Outreach at 713-985-3811 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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.

Meet Dr. Joshua Harper – St. Martin’s Sponsored Missionary in Kenya!

Dr. Joshua Harper

Dr. Joshua Harper is sponsored by St. Martin’s Outreach Ministries and World Missions through SIM-USA.  If you would like to get updates on Josh and his work, click here to read his latest newsletter and to subscribe to receive upcoming editions.  For more information contact Outreach, email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Serving in Kenya
From: United States of America

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, and only child of believing parents, Dr. Joshua Harper finished his PhD at the University of Cambridge (in the United Kingdom), and now teaches Hebrew and Old Testament at Africa International University in Nairobi, Kenya.

The United States already has many good theological seminaries with capable lecturers, but the church is exploding so rapidly in Africa that the seminaries cannot train enough pastors to meet the need. It is far less expensive to train a pastor in Kenya than it is in the United Stated or United Kingdom; sometimes it only costs 25 percent as much, and for various reasons, many who travel to the West for their education decide not to return home. In addition, teaching that takes place in Africa is much better at training local pastors for local ministry in their own contexts, not through the lens of western culture. Some of his students will go on to teach in African seminaries, themselves, thus multiplying the training potential.

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World Mission Partners

Amistad Mission – Bolivia
Episcopal Diocese of Costa Rica
Episcopal Diocese of Honduras
Faith in Practice – Central America
Texas Water Mission and Episcopal Diocese of West Texas – Honduras
Dr. Joshua Harper – St. Martin’s sponsored missionary in Kenya