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Opportunities to Serve!

Do you want to serve God by serving the poor? 

Here’s where the rubber meets the road!  

Our mission plan for 2018 is to focus on hosting medical outreaches.  However, we need more BEHIND-THE-SCENES MISSION STAFF to make it possible!!

URGENT STAFF NEEDS:

HOSPITALITY: Involves hosting, cleaning toilets, dusting furniture, making beds, making welcome cards, preparing snacks, helping in the kitchen, grocery shopping, washing dishes, doing laundry, sorting, organizing, socializing, loving, serving!

MAINTENANCE: Involves, painting, repairing, fixing, unclogging, cleaning, hauling, heavy lifting, unloading, gardening, scraping, carpentry, construction, supply shopping,  loving, serving!

ADMINISTRATION: Involves bookkeeping, communications, photography, graphic design, paying bills, shopping, errand running, coordinating, organizing, loving, serving!

IN ADDITION TO HOSTING MEDICAL TEAMS WE WANT TO BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT MINISTERING TO THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH OF BOCACHICA!

YOUTH MINISTRIES:  Involves befriending, pastoring, teaching and discipling unchurched children and youth, organizing activities, sports events, home visits, and more.  We have kids all around us at the mission who are hungry for loving attention and guidance!  Spanish is required.

TRANSLATION:  In addition to all of the above, we will also need bilingual people who can help translate for the medical brigades.  The most common languages used are Spanish and English but sometimes we need translators for other European languages as well, depending on the team coming to serve.  This would not be a full-time position so you would need to be willing to fill other positions as well (see above).

Here at the mission we are mostly “Jacks-of-all-trades”!  We all pitch in where we are most needed at the moment.  So, for example, even if your official job is in bookkeeping or youth ministries, there will be times when you will be needed to help clean or cook or paint, etc… so the main skills needed are flexibility, a positive attitude and a desire to serve.

If you are interested in joining us, please write for more information.

 

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Girl’s Summer Outreach

During the months of June and July we had several different volunteers who organized a short-term summer outreach with a group of young girls in our neighborhood.  They came to the mission for activities that taught them about God’s love for them through bible lessons, arts & crafts, music and choreography.  At the end of the program they presented a dance they had learned at our Thursday night cell group meeting.

Summer Teams

We are a little behind on reporting but this past summer in the midst of getting the clinic up and running, we were also blessed by three teams that came to work with Proyecto Libertad and the community of Bocachica.  We love having the opportunity to bless the community by facilitating and funneling this outside help to the community programs that are operated by the Bocachica natives.

A group from New Vision Church in California came for the second year and ministered so sweetly to the families, elderly, youth and children of Bocachica.  They participated in evangelistic outreach, home visits and prayer ministry as well as children’s ministry and participating in our weekly cell group at the mission.

For the third year we welcomed a team of international students from the World Vision chapter at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.  This year they helped 10 families to improve their systems for collecting rain water by installing PVC water canals in their homes.  They also organized a Soccer Camp for kids and did some basic Health Education teachings.

We hosted a team of 3 students from the Rio de Plata Bible Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  These students form a part of the Institute’s Missions Formation School.  During their time with us the students worked at the clinic teaching community members about strategies to address the problem of child abuse.  They also ministered at Bocachica’s elderly community center which is run by the local Catholic church and taught a group of children and teens from the local FourSquare Church’s Compassion program  about sexuality.

Korean Church Ministers in Bocachica

What a blessing to host this beautiful group of Spirit-filled youth from a Korean church in California. They ministered tirelessly and joyfully in the community.  Staff member, Marley, gave this report:

“…they were very strong in the area of prayer, intercession and the move of the Holy Spirit and that was key in our times with the community because we went out to share and evangelize and even though they couldn’t speak very good Spanish at all, they were very anointed and that opened so many doors and drew them closer to the families that we visited.  Everywhere they went, the atmosphere changed; they prayed for the elderly, for sick children, and adults and the presence of God was so palpable!”