“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 2022 and 2023

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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World Mission Trip Opportunities

Serving Mission to El Salvador
Adults and families have the opportunity to serve with St. Martin’s ministry partner Kurt Ackermann and his organization Sus Hijos during Spring Break 2023.  We will work as the hands and feet of Jesus in the city of San Salvador. Together, we will visit an orphanage, build a house for a family in need, minister to special needs children on a beach trip and feed the homeless, all while growing their faith and ours.

Serving Mission to Navajoland
Adults have the opportunity to serve with St. Martin’s long-time ministry partner the Texas Water Mission (TWM) during the fall of 2022.  Focus of the mission trip will be to support three small Episcopal churches on the Navajo Nation. Together with TWM and local residents, we will work on projects supporting the need to advance water projects and to assist with the construction of mini-homes for Navajo families in need.

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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Ways to Serve at Home

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 Rev. 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 needs volunteers to host a shoe-cutting party. This is an excellent way to help make a global impact without leaving Houston. No special sewing or cobbler skills are required. Sole Hope works with children in Uganda to help combat jiggers, which cause abscesses, secondary infections and gangrene. Jiggers are small chigoe fleas that live in dust and sand. They can be found in dirt floors, schools and homes in Uganda and other sub-tropical climates. St. Martin’s will supply the first five pairs of denim to make five pairs of shoes. Those who want to make more, simply supply the material and a donation of $14 for each additional pair of shoes, which are assembled in Uganda.

This project is kid-friendly and great for the whole family! Kits are available for pick up on Mondays from the reception desk in the Pastoral Care Center and should be returned to there by Friday at 3 p.m. For more information on how to participate, email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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 four children, Henry, Peter Gracie and Samuel, 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 also supports a second missionary team that we do not identify because of the threat of violence against Christians in the area that they serve.

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