Global Missions

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"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations." Psalm 67:1-2

Pray.

Each week we pray for God's name to be made great among the nations. We pray for the hurting, hungry, abused, orphaned and unreached. Join us in prayer.

Give.

God has blessed us so that we can make His saving power known in all the world. We are currently supporting multiple missionary families and ministry efforts overseas, and preparing for short-term trips. If you would like to give, you can do that here.

Go.

The goal of short-term missions is long-term impact. We hope to provide opportunities for people to go into other contexts in the world, see the glory of God in ways they may have never seen before, and expand their understanding of the global purpose for which God has created them. We are committed to reaching the nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ, building people up in the faith, and launching people into Kingdom service!

Is your next step to "go"? Check out this year's opportunities:

South Florida
Dates: March 9-17
Estimated Cost: $395
Team/Deadline: 30 spots / Feb 1
Trip Leaders: Ian Dunaway & Nesha Smelley (email)
Description: Relief work from recent flooding in the Keys around Marathon, Florida.
We will leave on Friday (9th) afternoon and arrive late Saturday night. We work Sunday-Wednesday, then have a free day. Arrive back in Tuscaloosa late Friday (16th) night. (Sheet rocking, painting, clean-up… No construction experience needed)

South Asia
Dates: April 3-13
Estimated Cost: $2000
Team/Deadline: Full
Trip Leaders: Daryl Mims (email)
Description: Partnering with national pastors to disciple believers and do one-on-one evangelism; working in rural villages (feedings, outreach, discipleship); leper colony, house church worship. Immunizations required; Visa must be obtained ASAP.

Ukraine 1
Dates: May 4-13
Estimated Cost: $1950 ($1300 for students)
Team/Deadline: Full
Trip Leaders: Tollie Meggs (email)
Description: Leading Resurrection Church Retreat outside Kiev; working with Teen Club in Kiev; House visits to disciple and evangelize; Women’s Seminary Conference.

Ukraine 2
Dates: May 13-25
Estimated Cost: $2250 ($1600 for students)
Team/Deadline: Full
Trip Leaders: Tollie Meggs (email)
Description: Leading Church Retreat for a church plant in rural village outside Kiev; village outreach; ministry in men’s and women’s rehab facility; discipleship/outreach in Odessa.

England
Dates: May 25-June 3
Estimated Cost: $2250 ($1550 for students)
Team/Deadline: 13 spots / March 1
Trip Leaders: Ian Dunaway (email)
Description: Partnering with UK–USA Ministries ministering to grade school children in Bible clubs that meet in community parks throughout the week. You will share your faith and answer questions about your day-to-day life in America with students (grade school through high school) and worship with fellow believers in coffee house churches across northeast England.

Uganda
Dates: June 7-18
Estimated Cost: $3300 ($2600 for students)
Team/Deadline: 6 spots / April 1
Trip Leaders: Brian Winters (email)
Description: Teaching/preaching and sharing the Gospel in schools, villages, prisons, and churches. Strengthening relationships and teachings that have been built over several years. This is a very physically demanding trip since we share with schools in the mountains. Immunizations required; Visa required.

South East Asia
Dates: June 15-24/28
Estimated Cost: $2200 ($1700 for students)
Team/Deadline: 8 spots / March 1
Trip Leaders: Nesha Smelley (email)
Description: Reach the largest unreached people group in Indonesia (Sunda); missionaries we will be working with run a language center that has a coffee bar and offers different means to connect with the 40+ Muslims who come daily to talk with English speakers; need to be willing to engage in one-on-one conversations about life and following Jesus. We will be doing different activities on different days of the week to connect with these students and to get the opportunity to share the Gospel with them. (summer/semester internship available)

South East Asia
Dates: June 22-July 4
Estimated Cost: $3000 ($2400 for students)
Team/Deadline: Full
Trip Leaders: Jeff Coleman (email)
Description: Working with a people group who arrived as immigrants and/or boat people; working with a local church’s ministry, "Nations Learning Center," in both church and community-based ministry. Especially needed: Medical and Teaching skills.

Kenya
Dates: July 23-Aug 1
Estimated Cost: $3200 ($2500 for students)
Team/Deadline: 12 spots / Feb 11
Trip Leaders: Jared Ellis & Josh Hilliker (email)
Description: Medical and Non-medical teams working with Mike Curry and Light Ministries - pastors’ conference, feeding stations, orphanages, medical clinics in various rural locations. Immunizations required; Visa obtained upon arrival.

Serbia
Dates: September 14-22
Estimated Cost: $2000
Team/Deadline: 6 spots / April 1
Trip Leaders: Tony Meggs (email)
Description: Working in a rural village in northern Serbia doing community outreach, discipleship, sharing testimony, building an addition to a mission house for future mission teams. Needed: construction skills, teaching.

South Asia
Dates: November 1-13
Estimated Cost: $3200
Team/Deadline: 8 spots / June 1
Trip Leaders: Jeffrey Musser (email)
Description: Mission opportunities to be determined.

Disaster Relief Weekend
Dates: November 9-12
Estimated Cost: $170 ($50 for students)
Team/Deadline: 20 spots / TBD
Trip Leaders: TBD
Description: Location TBD by greatest need. This will be a recurring relief trip to various locations in the US to administer relief/aid related to natural disasters.

Uganda
Dates: November 8-19
Estimated Cost: $3000
Team/Deadline: 6 spots / Sept 1
Trip Leaders: Brian Winters (email)
Description: Teaching/preaching and sharing the Gospel in schools, villages, prisons, and churches. Strengthening relationships and teachings that have been built over several years. This is a very physically demanding trip since we share with schools in the mountains.

Israel/Jordan
Dates: December 26-January 7
Estimated Cost: $5500
Team/Deadline: 30 spots / Aug 1
Trip Leaders: Tollie Meggs (email)
Description: Teaching/Guided Tour through many sites of Biblical significance in Israel & Jordan; prayer walking; worship with house church in Jordan who is aiding Syrian refugees (See Tollie for detailed brochure).

East Asia
Dates: December 27-January 7
Estimated Cost: $2700
Team/Deadline: 10 spots / Aug 1
Trip Leaders: Nesha Smelley (email)
Description: This trip takes you to one of the most beautiful yet unreached areas of China, the mountainous western region. We take advantage of the Christmas season when world religions are allowed to be explained more freely and share with them the REAL reason we celebrate Christmas.