June 11, 2018 to June 21, 2018
All DayCategory: Missions warehouse247 | Coordinator: Jonathan Glisson
Summer 2018 is right around the corner which means it is almost time for our first warehouse247 mission trip to Zambia, Africa. Over the last few months, Jonathan (Associate Pastor over Global Missions), the Carpenters (Missionaries in Zambia from Pleasant City Church), and I have been prayerfully working on putting the details of this trip together. The trip is currently a blended trip with various mission opportunities such as, children's ministry and evangelistic opportunities. If you are interest in attending this trip make sure you closely read ALL of this information.
We will be leaving Monday, June 11th and returning Thursday, June 21st. This is a few days after Cleveland County Schools are released for Summer Break so most students will be out of school. We will be taking the first 12 students, parents, and warehouse leaders that pay the initial deposit.
To attend this trip, students must have at least been in the 6th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Students under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or legal guardian. Mission Zambia is only open to warehouse students, warehouse leaders, and parents/ grandparents/ guardians of attending warehouse students. This trip is limited to only 12 people. Due to the limited number of available spots, registration will be ONLY online on a first come first served basis. You will NOT be able to register at warehouse247 or the church office. Registration will open at 7pm on Thursday March 1 and will stay open until March 8th or all 12 spots are filled (whichever comes first). We will start a waiting list if needed. If there are still spots available, adults and students outside of our ministry will have the ability to sign up for the trip Friday, March 9th. Since this is a one day difference, people outside of our student ministry that are interested in going will need to express that desire to me before this deadline and be ready to turn in money the following day after the original deadline.
The cost of this trip is $2,800. This is factoring the cost of meals into the total cost. Therefore, this price is all-inclusive. I know that when looking at this number it seems like a lot of money. However, I encourage you to first prayerfully seek God to see if this is a trip that He would have you go on. I have seen people, including myself, go on mission trips in the past with little or no money allotted for an expense like this in the beginning. Yet, God seems to provide. Financially this would be a leap of faith for many, but I encourage you to be willing and open to go and from there see if God will provide. To help with costs, those interested can send out support letters (for a sample letter, email me at email@example.com). You can begin to raise support prior to registering. Monetary support raised before February 27 can be applied to your initial deposit. If support comes to the church office, we will contact you to make sure we have a good email address. I will send an email on February 28th with instructions on how to apply this support to your deposit. It is your responsibility to check for this email. If you receive support and are not one of the first 12 people to register, money you received will be sent back to the donors.
Another positive aspect in gathering your finances for this trip is that the trip is still 4 months away with multiple deposit deadlines to break up the cost of the trip into smaller, more manageable amounts. This will hopefully give you time to acquire the money needed. The deposit deadlines are located on the back of this page, and these deposits are non-refundable. Money must be paid online or turned in by donors on the deadline dates in order to secure your spot on the trip.
Also, a missions application must be downloaded during you initial online registration and filled out by each prospective team member. These must be turned in at dock247 or church office by Wednesday, March 14th.
After this first deadline, we will begin preparing for the trip which will include attending mandatory training meetings. Training meetings are required and will occur on Sunday afternoons. You will be required to get off of work and not schedule other appointments during these meetings. Missing these meetings could jeopardize your spot on the trip, so please take them seriously. Meeting times are published on the backside of this sheet. If you have any questions do not hesitate to email or call me. It is my prayer and hope that many of you will prayerfully consider joining us in Zambia to reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ!
Christian Harmon & Jonathan Glisson
Registration Opens at 7pm on 3/1/18
Click HERE for Registration/Payments