BELIZE MISSION TRIP 2024

APPLY NOW FOR OUR SUMMER TRIP TO BELIZE

We are heading back to Belize in 2024! Our church-wide mission trip will be June 15-22.

 

Our mission at First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs is to know Christ and to make Christ known together.  We desire to be a church with all members engaged in missional living every day.  This means heeding the call to share the gospel locally, regionally and around the world.  One opportunity to do this is by participating in a short-term mission trip.

FPCOS has formed a relationship with The Word at Work, engaging in mission ministry throughout the country of Belize, Central America.  The dates of this summer’s trip are Saturday, June 15 through Saturday, June 22.  The cost of the trip is approximately $2000 per person.  This includes airfare, lodging, most meals, project costs, ground transportation and other in-country expenses.

WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?

Please start praying now to discern if God is calling you to be a part of this mission team.  This is a multi-generational, church-wide mission trip.  Applicants must be at least junior high age (completed 6th grade).  A parent must accompany junior high students.  It is not required that high school students have a parent on the trip, but it is encouraged.

WHAT IS THIS TRIP ALL ABOUT?

We will be working through The Word at Work (TWAW) and building relationships with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ in Belize while working on a variety of projects.  Activities and projects will be planned that can safely involve all team members.  Other locations to serve may be added based on the size and interests of our mission team. 

HOW CAN I FINANCE THIS MISSION TRIP?

There are three ways to finance this mission trip…

  1. Your own financial contribution:  Applicants are encouraged to be personally invested in the mission by covering all or a portion of the trip from their personal finances.  It’s great to set a goal and begin sacrificially planning and saving.  This can be a wonderful teaching opportunity for parents with children, if you save as a family.
  2. Personal fundraising:  Applicants are encouraged to raise personal support to pay the balance, if needed, beyond their personal contribution.  Your team leader can provide fundraising guidelines and ideas.  This may include fundraising letters, extra/side work, support from family and friends who want to share in your experience by helping “send.”
  3. Mission scholarship:  Donations by church members desiring to support this mission as “senders” and team fundraising throughout the year will support need-based scholarships.  There will be a simple application process. Applications may be obtained at the church office.  Scholarship funds will be distributed with prayerful consideration based on a committee recommendation and fund availability.  

           Scholarship criteria:

  • Must be an active member or regular attendee of FPCOS
  • Have financial need after saving, working and doing personal fundraising
  • Be willing to share with the committee your calling to this trip
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF TEAM MEMBERS?

Prior to our mission trip, we will meet together as a team for a total of 3 or 4 meetings.  Team members will be required to attend at least 80% of these team meetings and missions prep classes.  These meetings help us with team building, as well as serve as training for our team.  The culture in Belize is much different from ours, and we will learn more about what to expect and how to handle situations we may see.  Team members are also expected to adhere to all conditions in the FPCOS Mission Trip Personal Covenant, outlined in this application.

The deadline to submit applications for the 2024 Belize Mission Trip is Sunday, March 10, 2024. We are very excited about the work God is doing in Belize. Is God calling you to be a part of it?

If you have already applied for the 2024 Belize Mission Trip and need to make a payment, click the button below.

 

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