ARE YOU READY TO SERVE AROUND THE WORLD?
Then check out these upcoming mission trip opportunities:
RIO GRANDE VALLEY – March 15-19, 2017
On this trip, VRBC is partnering with UBC Houston to host business development seminars and to build a home for a family. Skills sets that would be helpful include creating business plans, working with employees, and leadership development. We also need people with experience in construction, electrical, plumbing, and other homebuilding skills, as well as those who are just willing to work! Spanish speakers are also needed to either translate or train. Click here to view the trip flyer. You may click here to register for this trip. For more information, please contact Amy Wilkins at email@example.com or 972-304-8722.
THAILAND – July 20-29, 2017
VRBC partners with Kelly and Jenni Jessen, who serve as missionaries in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Coming alongside the Jessen family, founders of Compass 31, short-term teams have the opportunity to gain an understanding of working in the field of Anti-Human Tracking. Trip participants will have opportunities to prayer walk in red light districts, work with recovering survivors, strengthen and support the field missionaries and extend the reach of the long-term missions strategy in Thailand. Click here to view the trip flyer. You may click here to register for this trip. For more information, please contact Amy Wilkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-304-8722.
KENYA – October 5-15, 2017
VRBC partners with Tom & Kerry Stickney of African Christian Outreach, to Engage, Equip and Empower the next generations of young East Africans across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. Join us as we help train student leaders at their national student conference, serve on the predominantly Muslim coast, and care for and support the Stickney family as they serve in East Africa. Click here to view the trip flyer. You may click here to register for this trip. For more information, please contact Amy Wilkins at email@example.com or 972-304-8722.
PERU – November 28-December 5, 2017
VRBC partners with sister churches El Buen Pastor and El Reino de Dios to host two Christmas Stores in Lima, Peru, similar to the one we do locally. While there, we will also minister alongside several VRBC-supported missionaries and Common Hope, a ministry founded by VRBC member Janis Townsend. Click here to view the trip flyer. You may click here to register for this trip. For more information, contact Janis Townsend at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-251-0517.
Funding for Mission Trips – Please Note Changes
VRBC encourages mission trip participants to do some fundraising if they are not able to fund their trip on their own. You are welcome to send letters requesting prayer and financial support to your close family and friends within the church; perhaps this is your Grow Group or some other close associations. We recognize that people want to fund great causes and likely receive more requests than they can financially support. To allow them to prayerfully seek what projects to support and to alleviate any awkwardness between you and the individual, we encourage you to have potential donors send their designated gift through the church rather than directly to you. Be sure to have them write your trip and name in the memo line. To thank these donors, you may either write thank you notes that the church can distribute to donors, or you may want to use your fundraising letter to invite all prayer and financial supporters to a celebration or reception after your trip, where you thank them for their support, show pictures or video from your trip, and share stories of ways God has worked in you and through you on this trip. You may wish to use this Sample Support Letter and tailor it to your specific trip.