THANK YOU! We’ve had sufficient people register to bring their mission group to the Miami churches that we have all
the volunteers we need. Several Florida churches outside of Miami still need your help. And we need MANY people to help in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Please register for those destinations.
You’ll leave Orlando Friday morning, July 10th and drive to Miami. There, you’ll stay at a motel near one of the three Hispanic or three Haitian churches in the Miami area. All of these churches have many wonderful people who love the Lord Jesus, but have very real material needs. The pastor of one church, for instance, does not own a car but takes a bus to get to the church. He gets no salary as pastor and about 90% of his congregation is unemployed.
The specific needs of each church vary. But at all churches you’ll be repairing and cleaning up the churches, leading Vacation Bible Schools for the children of the area, and blessing the communities surrounding the churches. It’s a big deal to the people of these churches that others are willing to come help them and impact their neighborhoods by touching the lives of children and adults with the love of Jesus.
Wednesday, July 15th, you’ll drive back to Orlando. That evening, you’ll have dinner with those who’ve returned from all of our mission destinations, and then join thousands of Free Methodists from around the world for the evening worship service marking the third-night of General Conference.
The following, and final, day of your mission trip will be for debriefing, sharing your experiences, and brainstorming with others who’ve returned from missions trips how to take a heart for the lost back to your home church and community.
The cost of this trip is $899 including 4 nights lodging at the Caribe Royale resort in Orlando and 5 night’s lodging (all quad occupancy) at a Miami neighborhood motel. It also includes 24 meals (3/day for 8 days), transportation (a van and gas) from Orlando to and around Miami and back to Orlando, insurance, and registration. It also includes a $100 gift to the church where you’ll be ministering, which will pay for the materials needed to improve the church and hold a V.B.S.
If you have your own transportation to get to and around while in Florida, you can save $100. The price is only $799 per person. In fact, if you have room to bring others with you in your vehicle, we may put them with you and pay you $100 per person for their transportation.