2018 Mission Trips

What: A 1-week “Live Sent” Experience & Life-changing Trip.

Where: Ethiopia, Florida, Haiti, Honduras, etc.

Who: A team of Rock Bridgers serving our Global Partner. Global Partners: We work in partnership with those we are serving while using the skills and talents of the team. Goals range from producing youth camps, drilling wells, coaching leaders, and using English to help people discover the Gospel. Our partners are like-minded Churches and Ministries such as Compassion International, Living Water, and Rock Bridge sponsored missionaries.

Ready to GO? We have an application and preparation process for every Missions team. It prepares the team members to represent Jesus to people whose cultures are different. The Team will meet together to team-build, pray, prepare trip-logistics, and facilitate trip support. Each trip is lead by a seasoned and experienced leader. Our hope is that the journey will be effective while leading you to a more profound connection with Jesus Christ.

Teenagers age 14-18 can accompany their parents on adult trips.

|ETHIOPIA • June 14-23 • Adults|

Leader: Carll Converse: carll@rockbridge.cc

Ethiopia is a colorful country with wonderful people. We partner with Awassa Messarete Church together with Compassion International. Along with the church’s regular activities they also house and facilitate a school and a Compassion Child Survival Program, which we sponsor. Here, mothers and their at-risk children get medical assistance, spiritual nurturing, and equipping for how to become self-sustainable. We will facilitate in leadership equipping, specific ministry training, as well as playing with our Compassion sponsored children. We will eat, pray, and encourage the church staff, families, and children. It will be amazing!

Expense/Support: $4,500

|FLORIDA • June 24-30 • Families|

Leader: Andrew Plisko: andrew@rockbridge.cc

The Panhandle of Florida can be a peaceful place for restoration. We partner with Lighthouse Family Retreat, serving families living through childhood cancer by creating environments on seaside retreats where they can rest, restore relationships, experience joy, and find Hope in God. We serve by facilitating fun, carefree, family-centered activities to help families “feel like a family” again. We laugh hard, play hard, and work hard together with the families. Its impactful for everyone and a tremendous family experience!

Expense/Support: $1,200 (adults); $750 (13-17); $250 (<12)

|HAITI (1) • June 16-23 • Adults|

Leader: Lawrence Brownlee: brownlee.lawrence@gmail.com

|HAITI (2) • November • Adults|

Leader: Alfred Turley: alfred@rockbridge.cc

Haiti may be struggling with poverty, but it is rich in beauty and smiles. We partner with our long-time Rock Bridge missionary Ed Lockett, who is operating his ministry from his home. It’s called the “Happy House” in Petit Goave, Haiti. We serve the Yellow School, which was started by Ed, so he has a great “finger on the pulse” of what the current situation and opportunities are. Each trip is customized for what’s going on “right now” in Haiti. It’s always an adventure with a focus on relationships, encouraging teachers and leaders, and sharing the reason for our Hope.

Expense/Support: $1,800

|HONDURAS (1) • July 14-21 • Adults| TRIP FULL

Leader: Kevin King: kevinking1977@gmail.com

|HONDURAS (2) • Nov. 10-17 • Adults|

Leader: Davin Norton: davinnorton@gmail.com

Hondurans are beautiful people, but lack safe drinking water. We partner with Living Water International to help communities acquire desperately needed clean water, while demonstrating “living water” – the gospel of Jesus Christ. We serve by drilling or servicing a well(s) in a rural village, while teaching the community about water safety and health; all while building relationships with locals. It’s powerful to see how God can use clean water as a platform for the Gospel!

Expense/Support: $2,050

|UKRAINE • July 5-20|

Leader: MacKenzie Smith: mackenziesmith49@gmail.com

Ukraine is a progressive country where the people have a strong desire to expand their knowledge by learning English. Here, we partner with Campus Crusade to reach university students to help plant new ministries.  We “Live Sent” by assisting Campus Crusade with their yearly Speak Out Conference. This conference is designed to meet the need to learn English, while also challenging the students with the Gospel in a creative and interactive environment. It’s a great opportunity to see God at work in the hearts of Ukrainian students and in your heart as well!

|STUDENTS • Generate Camp • June 18-22 • DeLand, FL|

Leaders: Campus Student Ministers

Students from all 5 campuses will be traveling to DeLand, Florida June 18-22 to attend Generate Camp 2018. This will be an amazing opportunity for students to attend large group sessions in the morning and evenings and also participate in a local missions opportunity daily in the city of DeLand. Go to rockbridge.cc/students/events to register!

Expense/Support: $425 plus $25 deposit