Mississauga City Baptist Church
Summer Missions Experiences
Click here to download a pdf brochure for further details of the intiatives described below.
Anti-Slavery Mexico Project
July 30 - August 6, 2011
(multi-generational women's team)
Through a partnership with the Salvation Army, an all-female team will be heading to Tijuana, Mexico to work alongside the Salvation Army La Gloria Extended Day Care, an anti-human trafficking project. Supported by The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda, the centre officially opened in October 2008. Children receive three meals a day and help with school work. At present 29 children are registered. Mothers, grandmothers and caregivers know their children are safe here. Community women fear human trafficking and the danger women and children face in their neighbourhood. Vans and cars drive through communities kidnapping young children, moms are selling their children to get money to support drug addiction and school children walking unsupervised to and from school are taken as captives.
Date: July 30 - August 6, 2011
(multigenerational women's team)
Cost: $900/person (includes flight, ground transportation, accommodations, food, materials, etc.)
You will require a valid passport to cross into the United States and Mexico. Please read ALL of the detailsin the application form!
El Salvador Build Project
August 6 - 17, 2011
(multi-generational men's team)
This experience will include one or two days of in-country orientation, including visits to our partner church, Immanuel Baptist and several ministries in which they are involved, and sites of cultural significance, such as the memorial to the martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero; Five or six days helping to build four or five homes for low-income families in the community of Alegria. These projects include the participation of the families who will receive the home, local volunteers and trades people, and representatives of the church. Volunteers typically work mixing mortar, assembling bricks, helping to put on roofs, or whatever else the foreman needs. Teams will work at the site for the day, and a "bring-along" lunch is provided, or the community will supply a meal. Work days are usually six hours or so; A "beach" and shopping day, as well as time for debriefing.
The team will be hosted by a long-time CBM volunteer, Rev. Pat MacDonald, who is on staff at First Baptist Prince George.
Date: August 6-17, 2011
(multigenerational men's team)
Cost: $2800/person (includes flight, ground transportation, accomodations, food, materials, etc.)
You will require a valid passport to cross into El Salvador. Please read ALL of the details in the application form!
Things you need to know before deciding to go...
- You need to be able to go for the ENTIRE time for the experience you choose - this allows for a focused impact on the community we are working with.
- You need to be availiable for fundraising and training meetings.
- You need to prepare yourself to have an attitude of being:
- Faithful - to the responsibility of preparing for this experience in all ways (spiritually, financially, physically, emotionally)
- Available - to do whatever, whenever asked as we serve on this experience
- Teachable - to have a humble spirit and be open to what God may be demonstrating about Himself through the opportunity or people.
If you have any questions about these mission opportunities or what is required to be a part of the experience, please speak to Jamie ASAP!
Application forms now available from the Youth Ministry office or the Youth Information Board at the church!
Completed applications must be submitted by March 6, 2011!