God wants us involved with people and impacting their lives - no matter where they live. Acts 1:8 tells us, "you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere - in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Grace Church supports six local outreach organizations as well as 12 national and global outreach ministries. We have been blessed with a rich history of "going out" to non-churched people groups.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Trips
Last August, hurricane Harvey crashed into the eastern coast of Texas. The devastation has been historic and well documented. There is much work to be done and Grace Church is getting mobilized. In partnership with Reach Global, we will be sending 4 teams in 2018 to support the relief efforts already taking place. We are looking for loving, willing, serving individuals to be the "hands and feet" of Jesus. Do you want to go with a team? See below for a list of dates. To make a donation toward a team, please click here. If you would like to contribute financially click “Hurricane Harvey relief.”
Dominican Republic Summer Camp
Last year, we had the opportunity to take a 16-person team to the Dominican Republic (DR). We experienced worship in Spanish and remembered that in Heaven, we'll all worship together. We did some manual labor in the form of moving hundreds of cinder blocks to help construct some walls for a small church 150 yards from the Caribbean Sea. We also partnered with Pastor Julio and his team from Barahona 3 days working with about 80 middle/high school un-churched students from his area at a camp retreat. Each person on the team had the opportunity to share their testimony about what God has done in their life, sometimes through very difficult circumstances. The impact of these stories was felt by everyone present. We also had focused talks on "Porque el?" AKA "Why Him (Jesus)?" Two Dominican high school guys committed their lives to Christ while we were there, which was a great privilege to be part of. God was working through our meager efforts. We made new friends and learned what it was to function as a team in a different culture.
This year the plan is to do something similar as we are planning to be gone the evening of July 20 through July 29. Our camp will be focused on the Christian students at several churches around the DR. 2 Timothy 2:2 will be our focus as we offer disciple-making principles in the hopes to continue the movement of the Holy Spirit already bringing Dominicans to Jesus. After the 3 day camp, we'll head to Samana to work with and encourage a couple churches in an effort to extend the ministry to the students there. In preparation for the trip our team is also going to be practicing disciple-making as we seek to live out the teaching that we'll bring to the DR.
We'd love to have you join with us along the way. Below are a few pictures from last year's trip. If you are interested in going with us this summer, please contact Steve Hopper Jr.