Mission Trip to Roca Blanca

Roca Blanca is a mission base in southern Mexico on the Pacific coast. David and Laura Pratt Nelson are missionaries there. The base has a medical clinic, a Bible school and a language school. They minister on the base and in surrounding communities. They train pastors to plant churches and go to foreign mission fields.

Grace Chapel’s mission trip to Roca Blanca could be March 9-16, 2019.  March 9 (Saturday) and March 16 (Saturday) would be travel days. The mission work would take place on March 10-15 ( Sunday – Friday).

The mission work Grace Chapel’s team could do is medical, children’s ministry and possibly some maintenance work. The medical work would be done at the clinic on base where Laura is the resident nurse. The children’s ministry would primarily care for the children of families who come to the clinic. It should include VBS type activities. A construction project is not needed right now, but a maintenance (painting) project is possible. There will be a one day excursion to a neighboring village to hold a medical clinic and do children’s ministry.

Translators will be provided for our mission team.

The expenses for the team on base are…

…Food – $20 per adult per day

…Food – $10 per child (2-12 yrs) per day

…Guest House – $50 per person per day

…Airport pickup – $20 per person

…Airport return – $20 per person

…$500 donation for supplies

and of course, the cost of a round trip plane ticket.

I recommend that the way to pay for the trip is for the individuals who are called to go pay for their own plane ticket or be responsible for raising the money to pay for their own ticket. The cost of the round trip plane ticket from Mempis to Puerto Escondido will be around $1,000. I also recommend that Grace Chapel would pay for all expenses while the team is in mission on the base. The approximate cost for the team while on base is $10,000.

The team cannot be larger than 20 people, because of the logistics of airport pickup and housing accommodations.

The accommodations will be in the Guest House which has six rooms available. In those six rooms their are 18 beds. Floor mats could be provided for some to sleep on the floor.

Please begin to pray about this with us. If you feel led to go on this mission trip please contact Pastor Don Elliott 662.415.1867.


Cynthia Young is a missionary to India.  She has visited us at Grace Chapel and we have contributed to her mission.


November 21,2018

Hello dear ones!

So sorry it has taken me so long to get a letter out to you all.  Please know that I am grateful for each and everyone of you!!  I am aware that I could not be here if it weren’t for you all trusting me enough to send me.  We are workers together!!  With that said I would love it if you would send your prayer requests to me.  I do pray individually for you.
Also, an update to my prayer letter.  Our New Bible Study Fellowship group started in the business area of the Capitol city and we had 20 new children on the first night and six teenagers from an orphanage near the place where we meet!  I am humbled by the Honor to serve them!
Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas season!
Workers together,


Below are a couple of photos of items that were given by Grace Chapel’s on Nov. 11 to the “Stuff the Truck” ministry led by Jerry Whirley.  This ministry provides Christmas for foster children who would not have anything on Christmas morning.  Also in addition GC people gave $734 in cash and checks. Thank you!!!


Grace Chapel is excited to say that we were able to help with Christmas for 22 angels on the angel tree program and 6 families donated $2160 for food baskets and also donated 24 shirts for kids. We are blessed to have such a wonderful, giving church family.

In addition to the angel tree program, Grace Chapel and Freddy T’s community meal fed 397 people and there were 257 in attendance at the candle light service. Thank you to everyone who attended and to Freddy T’s Restaurant and their staff for a fantastic evening serving our community.