This past year we visited the Dominican Republic and the Amazon. We took a team of 15 to the DR and a team of 17 to the Amazon.
In the DR, we were able to come alongside two young churches to help support their efforts to reach their individual communities. The team helped do a community project, cleaning and repainting a community basketball court. The team also helped pour a concrete patio for one of the churches to help increase their space to have Bible study. The team also worked with children from the church’s preschool and brought needed supplies for the school. Finally, the team began the first steps in building a relationship with a home for the rehabilitation of men who suffer from addictions.
In the Amazon, the team had the opportunity to visit several communities of indigenous people. Many of these had not previously allowed visitors into their communities. The team held health clinics, reading glass clinics, giveaways, and Gospel presentations in areas not easily accessed in the past. The team served 421 people in the clinics and saw 212 professions of faith. Four homes offered to host new Bible studies for their community.
This past year was our first year for hosting Hope for Christmas at our church. We were able to host almost 100 families, including almost 300 children. Everyone that came through our doors was able to have a fun and relaxing day of games and snacks. They were able to pick out winter wear for the entire family. They were sent home with a meal and presents for the children. While with us, the children were able to pick out a gift for their parents. Most importantly, everyone that came to the event was able to hear the true reason for Christmas. The children were presented with a Gospel presentation, while the parents had a time to talk with people from our church. Our people were able to just listen and be there for the parents.
Below are some pictures from these Mission Outreach Events
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