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
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.
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.
Invitation for Prayer Partners – Mission Trips
Meet Dr. Joshua Harper – St. Martin’s Sponsored Missionary in Kenya!
Dr. Joshua Harper
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.