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. These dates are being reserved for us, but they need to be confirmed. 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.
Hello dear ones!
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!!!