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Jersey 100: Pray for our Calgary Team

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A team of young adults and college students at Jersey will be embarking on a mission trip to advance the gospel in Calgary, Canada this July. Matt Read, Next Gen Minister at Jersey, will lead this mission team with the goal of supporting a local church plant and advancing the gospel throughout the city. Please join us in prayer as the team prepares for this mission, for safe travels, and that God will work in and through them during their time in Calgary and beyond.

Poised in the Alberta province of Western Canada, Calgary is a city that attributes much of its rapid growth to the fact that it’s the center of Canada’s oil industry. But according to the North American Mission Board (NAMB), “only 5.2 percent of its 1.4 million inhabitants claim to believe in Jesus Christ.” 

Our team from Jersey will support local SBC (Southern Baptist Convention) church plant Multiply Church during their time in Calgary. They will help facilitate soccer camps in order to share the gospel, as well as host block parties to engage with the community.

“Our desire is to help a fellow SBC church reach its community,” says Read. “We hope to see God’s Kingdom furthered by partnering with this church so that God will be glorified in Calgary.”

Church plants play a vital role in advancing the gospel in Canadian cities, and Calgary is no exception. Learn more about the city and NAMB’s mission here

Trips like this are a way of expanding our mission of caring for people and connecting them to Christ beyond the borders of our community, our state, and in this case, even our nation. That’s the heart behind #Jersey100 – our goal of sending 100 short-term volunteers to the international mission field in 2018.

Whether it’s through praying, giving, or going, we hope you’ll join us as we aim to fulfill the Great Commission both locally and around the world.

If you’re interested in participating in one of our other upcoming trips like this, or if you would like to learn about others ways you can support these international mission trips, contact Penny Zuber in our missions office: | 740-927-1859 x174.

Visit jerseychurch.org/jersey100 to explore the many other international mission trip opportunities we're offering this year!

 

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Jersey 100 Mission Opportunity: Guatemala

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The Guatemala team invites volunteers to join them on a short-term mission trip that is slated to take place this September and is part of our Jersey 100 goal. Kevin Koehl will lead this team, which will work on local construction projects with the ultimate goal of sharing the gospel.

“Guatemala is a country of extremes,” Koehl shares. “Extreme beauty and extreme poverty.”

Locals speak Spanish, as well as dialects of ancient Mayan languages. While there are Roman Catholic and Protestant influences, some still subscribe to indigenous Mayan beliefs. Some people groups in Guatemala have not yet been reached with the gospel.

Our team will work with a missionary couple from the International Mission Board (IMB), who will serve as guides and translators, as well as provide food and comfortable accommodations. While there, members of this mission team will help a local church reach out to the community through special work projects. There will also be an opportunity to share the gospel by discipleship through a church plant in the western Guatemalan city of Xela (formally known as Quetzaltenango).


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"These people need to hear the gospel and be encouraged," Koehl says. They would love to hear your personal story and how Jesus has impacted your life, he adds.

Participating in a short-term international missions trip, particularly to a third-world country like Guatemala, will not only reach people for Christ but will also impact your life and spiritual walk.

Whether it’s through praying, giving, or going, we hope you’ll join us as we aim to fulfill the Great Commission both locally and around the world.

NOTE: We are monitoring the situation in Guatemala regarding the recent volcanic activity. Please join us as we lift these people in prayer as they recover from this devastation.

If you’re interested in participating in this trip or would like to learn about others ways you can support it, contact Penny Zuber in our missions office: | 740-927-1859 x174.

If Guatemala isn’t the trip for you, we’re excited to offer many more international mission trips this year! Click here to explore more opportunities.

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