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Maranatha

This ministry provides an opportunity for our members to participate in short-term mission trips around the world.

MISSION

We want to help with spreading God's word through construction of urgently needed buildings, medical missions and evangelism throughout the world and through this process we help build our church members. We build ourselves spiritually by helping others and providing an opportunity to see Christ's love in action.

REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERS AND/OR PARTICIPATION

Volunteers must be able to travel internationally, have a willingness to serve in whatever capacity needed and ability for physical labor (for construction), an ability to work in the medical field (for the medical mission) and ability to preach, teach and work with kids (evangelism and children's ministry). Bilingual skills are a plus, but not required. Construction experience is NOT necessary.

If you feel that God is calling you to be part of the ministry, you will be forever changed!

ACTIVITIES

We conduct a mission trip each year. We have traveled across the world to numerous countries, including the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Mozambique. We have constructed churches, schools, medical buildings and bakeries on past trips. We have typically also conducted medical and dental clinics in the construction locations. If we have the resources and the leadership, we also conduct vacation bible schools and evangelistic meetings.

We typically partner with Maranatha Volunteers International for our trips. Maranatha Volunteers International is a group dedicated to building structures for those in need and coordinates the building supplies and other logistics associated with the building. Our volunteers supply the labor and pay for some of the construction costs.

Our trips typically last for 7-10 days. The trips normally include six days of construction, worship in the completed structure and then an excursion to somewhere in the country for some rest and relaxation. Costs for the trip will vary from year to year and are tax deductible.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Greg Hatch, leader

missiontrip@houstonsda.org.

RELEVANT LINKS

You can read more about how God has used our group by viewing our mission trip blog at http://whsdamaranatha.blogspot.com/.

* Report on Mission Trip to Ecuador - February 2013

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whsdamissions/

For more information about the organization visit: www.maranatha.org.

Here it is a short video about some of our projects.

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