Summer 2013 Mission Trips
"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God"
- William Carey
*Jesus drew large crowds wherever He went. Yet time after time, He
stopped to touch that one person who needed to experience His love and
forgiveness: Zacchaeus, Mary Magdalene, Bartimaeus, Thomas. He addressed
multitudes. Yet He called individuals to come follow Him. Whether it was
walking all day on the dusty roads of rural Palestine, going without food or
water, staying up all night teaching and praying, Jesus sacrificed much to
minister to that one person. He washed the feet of His disciples. He gave the
people the words of eternal life but also provided real fish and bread to thousands
who were hungry. When He gave His own life to die on the cross for those who
didn't even know Him or deserve it, He demonstrated the ultimate sacrificial
love by action beyond His teaching.
He passed on this legacy of sacrificial love to His followers when
He told them, "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you
love one another" (John 13:35) and "I tell you the truth, whatever
you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
(Matt 25:40). And this was exactly what the early followers did. In the first
century, at a huge risk to their own lives, His followers constantly sacrificed
to show His love. They took abandoned babies from the streets, bandaged the
wounds of soldiers - even those who had tortured believers - and rushed into
cities ravished by plagues to minister to the sick. This is our heritage. This
is how our faith was born and triumphed over hostile opposition. When the first
believers decided to follow Christ, they knew it meant a lifestyle of sacrificial
Now it's our turn. It's not enough to say we're Christian or that we
love God. The love of Jesus always involved sacrifice. This summer you can take
up the legacy of Jesus' love and serve some of Africa's most vulnerable people.
But it will take sacrifice. Giving away part of your summer, raising money to
get there, eating food that is unfamiliar or maybe going without food, sleeping
in uncomfortable places, working long hours for people you don't even know, and
putting a smile on the face of a child. Will you do it because you know how
highly He values them? Jesus showed us what God's love looks like. He came to
those whom society overlooked, rejected, ignored or even oppressed, the most
desperate and vulnerable. And He calls us to follow in His steps, will you?
*Adapted from Global Expeditions by Teen Mania Ministries
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What if you could do something really significant next summer?
What if poverty was more than an abstract thought, but a reality? What
if your world stopped every time you lost a loved one to disease, warfare or
famine? What if you had only one life to live! Will you go to the movies, get a
summer job, talk on the phone, play video games, send hundreds of text messages
every day or just hang out with your friends all summer? Why not choose to
do something that is both meaningful and life changing. Many people around
the world don’t have the necessities like clean water or a good meal. Not even
the things we take for granted like multiple clothing options, name brand
shoes, leisure time or entertainment.
“Gulu reminded me of where I grew up.
We didn't wear shoes to school. We carried our own chairs to the
classroom. We didn’t have any books. The trip also gave me an opportunity to
invest in what God is doing in Africa, extend God’s hand to the needy and put a
smile on the faces of the people we met...”
- Team member,
Make the summer count! You can take a
trip to Togo, Nigeria, Uganda or Sudan immersing yourself in another culture
while impacting lives. You will see the suffering that children and young people
experience every day. You will make a difference by sharing God’s love and
showing these people that their lives are of value. Decide today to spend two
weeks of your summer encouraging young people so they know that they are not
alone in their struggles. Show them love and help provide for some of their
basic needs. You will experience the joy of bringing hope to people severely
affected by war, disease and poverty. Click HERE to apply online today.
Trip Cost: $2,750
Trip Locations and Dates:
Kanuri, Nigeria: Aug 1 - 10, 2013
8 - 22, 2013
15 - 30, 2013
South Sudan: Aug 1 - 10, 2013
1 - 10, 2013
The deadline for applications is February 28, 2013. Please mail your
application fee of $100 to:
Adonai Partners, Inc.
P O Box 4155,
Silver Spring, MD