Honduras Missions Trip
Saturday July 20th-27th 2013
Please join us as we travel to San Pedro Sula to minister to the children & their families who live in Rio Blanco, one of the biggest cardboard villages in the city. We serve alongside our brothers and sister from Iglesia Cristo Centro, a church right next to the bordo. We will organize community events, participate in our Coffee for Kids program, organize a Sport Camp and Bible Vacation School. Costs: $1,500 this is ALL INCLUDED. Our next Missions team Meeting will be SundayJune 9th @ 12:30 pm. We are currently raising funds for this trip:
Rummage Sale Saturday May 25th: Donate household items. All proceeds will benefit the Honduras Fund.
King Chavez Academy, 415 31st Street, SD CA 92102, 619 525 7320
King Chavez Academy is an independent charter school catering to the educational needs of children in grades pre-K through 8th Grade, in Logan Heights downtown San Diego. We volunteer every Monday from 11.45 am-2.30 pm in Kindergarten-2nd Grade. Our goal as volunteers is to reflect Christ by lovingly serving the staff, teachers, the students and their families, by helping in the classroom with math, reading and writing. We hope to develop meaningful relationships so we can share the Gospel. We also help with organizing special events, such as the Staff Appreciation Week, Clothing- & sweater- drive, Multi-Cultural Event, Spring Cleaning and the Annual Christmas Fundraiser. Contact Carina Deans, email@example.com
In cooperation with Friends and Family Community Connection (FFCC) and Albertsons we found an alternative for the Treasure Box program: "Food Rescue". Every week fresh produce will be donated by Albertsons. To supplement this produce Grace Point Church will provide 30 bags of non-perishable food items monthly. We want to give you as members the opportunity to sponsor or donate (items for) these 30 bags, as an individual, family, or small group. Content of the bags: Cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, rice, canned fruit & vegetables and dry or canned beans. Please check the expiration dates before you donate. The bags will go to families at Vista Terraza, an apartment building in our community. A BIG THANK YOU to our Men's Bible Study Group as they are donating their time to deliver the food monthly on Saturday mornings.
God's Extended Hand, 1625 Island Ave. SD CA 92101
Every 3rd Tuesday we'll join the last sidewalk mission in San Diego to serve dinner to 130 homeless people & deliver the message of hope. We will worship the Lord with the guests and offer encouragement through listening, engaging and prayer. We'll gather at the GPC parking lot at 4:30 pm & we'll leave at 4:45 pm. You can also join us at the Mission at 6:00pm. Expected time of return is 8:00pm. Driving directions and sign up at the Missions & Outreach table.
Salvation Army, 825 7th Avenue, San Diego CA 92101
"Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy", Matt 5:7
Our Mission with the Salvation Army Service Outreach is to extend an act of mercy to the homeless community of San Diego by preparing and serving a nutritious meal once a month (the 2nd Monday of each month). We offer the guests hope by sharing the Gospel and loving them. We also undertake projects that fill particular needs. Meet at the GPC parking lot at 4:15 pm. We'll return by 7:30 pm. You can also meet us at the Mission at 6:00 pm. Driving directions and sign up at the Missions & Outreach table. You can also be part of this ministry by baking potatoes. Every 2nd Sunday of the month you can pick up a bag of potatoes in the Courtyard and bake them at your home on Monday. Drop them off in the GPC kitchen at 4.00 pm. Contact Diane Dee at (858) 922-7296.
Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center, 5440 Morehouse Drive Suite 2000, SD CA 92121, 858 457 7800
"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering to God's grace in its various forms". Peter 4:10
Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center (TPPRC)has
the mission to bring hope, help and healing to women in crisis pregnancies.
PPRC seeks to transform the community by showing unconditional love and sharing
the gospel of Jesus Christ through their services. Examples of services
offered: pregnancy tests, options counseling, ultrasound referral,
post-abortion counseling and support, abstinence education for youth. GPC
partners with TPPRC during their Annual Banquet, Walk for Life and Baby Bottle
Senior Comunity Outreach "Sowing Good"
"Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderlyand revere your God, I am the Lord". Lev 19:2
As an outreach to the senior local community, Grace Points' ministry "Sowing Good", provided raised garden beds so that the Emeritus (assisted living facility for the elderly in Carmel Valley) residents can enjoy God's creative work in herb, ornamental and vegetable gardening. In addition to more volunteers that can assist with ongoing garden maintenance, we are also looking for volunteers to help with the following activities: Lead bridge (or any other card games), lead knitting/crocheting/tatting classes, Bible Study/fellowship, or group singing. If you are interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, please contact Susan Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org
"And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." Gal 6:9
Iglesia Cristo Centro Honduras
Honduras Mission Trip
In August we went on a Mission Trip with a team of 24 Grace Point Church missionaries and served our Lord in Honduras. We partnered with Iglesia Cristo Centro, San Pedro Sula. Watch the trip's summary video here Read about our trip Here at our blog.
November 15-20th 2012 we visited Iglesia Cristo Centro: Pastor Bob preached and taught some Seminars. Lori Hughes and Marjolein Grootenhuis visited the different groups within the church and the school connected with the church. We saw our child sponsorship program Cristo Centro Kids in action. Plans were made for our Mission Trip in 2013: July 20-27th
Coffee 4 Kids Honduras
Every Sunday you can buy coffee at the Outreach Table. The coffee is grown in Honduras. Proceeds go to a program that feeds 80 - 100 children daily at a
hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The children & their parents receive
a snack, drink , prayer and encouragement from members of the local church.
Cost per bag is $12. We also have locally crafted headbands, pens and book markers for sale. Contact Don & Lori Hughes with questions at email@example.com
Child Sponsorship Programs
1 Mosaic Vision Uganda
This ministry supports children who have lost both parents to AIDS. Mosaic works with local churches to restore the childhoods of orphans living in child- headed homes. This is done by connecting widows from the local church with child-headed households. First of all the children have the opportunity to learn about the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ. They receive clothes, food, attend school, and receive medical care. These needs are provided by the local community, this generates employment. For $45 a month you can sponsor a child or for $25 you can provide a new shirt, pants, & shoes. Every 2nd Sunday of the month you can visit the Mosaic table in the Courtyard for more info. Contact: Kristen Caverly, firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Centro Shalom Tijuana Mexico
The Education Sponsorship Program supports the education of the children of Centro Shalom, living in Barrio Alamar and Miramar in Tijuana, Mexico. The funds are kept in an account that is administered by Pastor Fernando at Centro Shalom. Each child must keep their grades up, have good school attendance and attend church. Cost per month: $30.00 Your contribution will pay for: school tuition, uniforms, shoes, supplies, After School Support (tutoring) and nutrition. Sponsors can choose to provide personalized backpacks, Christmas and/or Birthday cards and arrange for their child to be available when the Mission group visits. There will be a lunch each year to connect with your child so you can get an update on his/her progress in school, to pray and spend some special time together. Every 2nd Sunday of the month you can visit the Mosaic table in the Courtyard for more info. Contact: Lynda Meyer email@example.com
3 Cristo Centro Kids San Pedro Sula Honduras
San Pedro Sula is the 2nd biggest city in Honduras. There are ~17 barrio's in the city and Rio Blanco is the biggest one with 2000 people. We team up with Cristo Centro, a church right there that ministers to the children and the families of Rio Blanco. For $32.00 a month you can support the physical, emotional and spiritual development of the children: They will receive education, food, and develop loving relationships with the members of Cristo Centro and hopefully........you. You can join us on one of our Mission Trips and meet your sponsored child. Contact: Don Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org
I Heart Brazil Sao Paulo Brazil
Leo Rapini, our former creative High School
Director, seeks to inspire, serve and love the misfits of Brazil. Together with
his wife Taty and baby Bella he lives in Augusta, a well known area in Sao
Paulo, Brazil. They carry out creative projects that promote social change and
provoke paradigm shifts on how people perceive themselves, God and others.
Under God's direction they create SLINGSHOT: a community of creatives, dreamers
and misfits. Contact Leo & Taty Rapini, www.iheartbrazil.net
Please join us as we visit the Barrio's in Tijuana,
the ministry field of Centro Shalom with Pastor Fernando and his team.
Bi-monthly we visit the church on Saturday and minister to the children and
their families. Every Mission Day trip has a different focus. In 2012 we will
pour cement as the foundation of a house, paint houses, cook and provide lunch
for the children, celebrate the Day of the Child with sports and games,
organize a Mother's Day lunch, etc. There is a calendar available for 2013.
Contact Lynda Meyer email@example.com
Barefoot Doctors Thailand
"So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere." Luke 9:6
Barefoot Doctors is a part of Frontier Laborers for Christ, an organization that preaches & practices the gospel in Thailand & Myanmar/former Burma.
This program trains villagers in basic medical treatment techniques. They are also instructed how to share the gospel. The curriculum duration is 3 consecutive years for 6 weeks at a time. The trainees are hand-selected by their local church for this honor and very necessary training. After finishing the program, they set "out in the field" in order to heal the sick and bring hope and encouragement. Rick Astone, a GPC member, is the dean of the Barefoot Doctors program. We are currently supporting Myit Tun, a Barefoot Doctor who graduated recently. You can read more about the Barefoot Doctors on http://barefootschool.blogspot.com
Contact Rick Astone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Point Church Members active in:
His Hands For Haiti (HH4H)
This Maine based ministry started in 2003, sponsoring 57 students and continues to expand, currently supporting 1400. After a devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, a plot of land was purchased with the intent of supporting a number of small orphanage homes. The orphans are supported by providing them with housing and education. These efforts are channeled through L'Eglise Baptiste de Terrier Rouge (the Baptist Church of Terrier Rouge). GPC members have been involved with this ministry for five years. GPC held a HH4H benefit concert in 2010. The donations provided for building two current orphanage homes, providing for up to 20 orphans. For more information go to www.hishandsforhaiti.org or contact Steve & Karen Lamb at email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org