We are already looking forward to 2018 at New Life Church. During January, we will have a team from Rochester heading to Huatulco Mexico. The original plan for the group was to distribute shoeboxes with Operation Christmas Child (OCC), an outreach of Samaritan’s Purse. The shoebox ministry is an amazing ministry that reaches well beyond the child that receives the shoebox. They are presented with the Gospel in their native language and given the opportunity to disciple through a program called the Greatest Journey. Through these programs, lives are changed and their family members are often impacted by the Gospel as well. Along with the shoebox distribution, our intentions were to host a women’s conference as well as crusades in the areas surrounding Huatulco.
We are excited that God would open this opportunity for members of New Life Church to minister in an area so different than ours. It will give us an opportunity to show the love of Jesus to the children and families of the region. There are representatives of Samaritan’s Purse already in the area and we will be working closely with them to coordinate our trip and serve where ever they are in need of.
Since planning on the location of our trip, the area has been hit by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake that has leveled villages near Huatulco. Although we don’t know our exact activities while we will be in the area, we know God has placed them in our hearts and given us a love for the people before we ever meet them. People have been turning to the church for answers and we know God has a divine appointment for those we will encounter while we are there.
We are asking that you will pray for our team that we will be a blessing to the people of Huatulco and the surrounding villages. Amistad Church will be hosting us during our visit and hope that you pray for the body of Christ that are already in Mexico and that will be there after we leave as well.
The cost of the trip will be approximately $1200-$1500 per person. We ask that you pray how you can help our team with this trip. Your offering will help make it possible for the gospel to be presented to souls that might not receive what Christ has for them. If you are led to donate any amount, checks can be payable to New Life Church, put Mexico Missions Trip in the memo line and mail it to:
New Life Church
PO Box 170
Rochester, IN 46975
We thank you for considering sponsoring our team as we prepare for what God has planned for us. Please continue to pray for us to be a blessing to those the Lord is sending us to.
John and Ashley Hayes
Joan and Abigail Scott
Rick and Terrie Smail
Steve and JoAnn Ulery