“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.”
World Mission Trips 2020
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.
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.
Other ways to serve
St. Martin’s Missionaries
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. Francesca and Marco first sensed a calling to international ministry more than 15 years ago when they began working in the northern regions of Ecuador alongside textile artisans. Since October 2017, they have ministered to the least reached people in the Loja Province of southern Ecuador. Their work focuses on working with with local ceramic artisans to help develop products for market, in conjunction with creating opportunities to share the Christian faith through Bible studies, sports outreach ministries and mentorship programs.
St. Martin’s also supports a third missionary team that we do not identify because of the threat of violence against Christians in the area that they serve.