READ ABOUT PREVIOUS MISSION TRIPS BELOW
We have had several Mission Trips with Praying Pelican Missions. Praying Pelican Missions operates out of Minniapolis, Minnesota in the United States and is a non-denominational organization which prepares the sites and all the logistics of the mission so that our team is able to hit the ground running. They see to the safety of accommodations, meals, water and transportation and allow participants to gain a flavour of the surrounding culture and sights. See below for stories about each of our trips.
MISSION 2014 To Costa Rica
On February 15 - 22, 2014, 8 youth and 21 adults traveled to Rio Cuarto de Gracia, San Carlos, Costa Rica. Two teams of women held eyeglass clinics. One team was at the school and the other team was at the church. They saw almost 500 people. The men participated in two construction projects. One team built a fence and the other team built a concrete drainage ditch. The youth cleaned and painted a fence at a girls club and they also painted the new fence that the men built. In the afternoon the youth hosted sports camps playing many games and teaching the Costa Rican children how to play hockey. All mission team members participated in church services and a special talent night as well as other activities throughout the week.
MISSION 2012 TO BELIZE
In July 2012 twenty eight youth and adults traveled to Belize to minister to the people of Lake Independence Church in Belize City. While there we held eyeglass clinics, re-tinned the church roof and shared Christ's love through Vacation Bible School.
MISSION 2010 TO MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Easter 2010 - Our team of 28 missionaries divided into three groups. The first team of ladies were trained to conduct an Eyeglass Clinic for 300 local residents. The second team of primarily youth held a Vacation Bible School for 100 kids in the community and did work projects around the local church. The third team of men tackled a building project replacing a devastated roof and porch for an older blind man in the community. Our youngest missionary was 14 years old and the oldest missionary was a grandparent in their 60's.
MISSION 2007 TO BELMOPAN, BELIZE,
Our team of 23 participants hosted a Vacation Bible School for 160 plus kids in the village of San Martin. We visited the King's Children's Home Orphanage in Belmopan, spent time in prayer with people in the local hospital, took the VBS to a neighbouring community and did prayer ministry with the people there.
MISSION 2001 TO CASA BEIENVENIDOS
(WELCOME HOME ORPHANAGE)
VECENTE GUERRERO, BAJA, MEXICO
Our team consisted of 28 participants, 20 youth and 8 adults. A cinder block house was constructed, painting and repair work done at the orphanage and a Vacation Bible School experience was offered for the 49 kids resident in the orphanage.
Trinity's congregation takes part in a variety of local mission/service events throughout the year. Read about some of the events below.
Dec. 11, 2015
Eight youth and two adults were able to wrap several gifts for 8 families in need as a part of Scotiabank Smiles for Christmas.
Dec. 1, 2015
Several of our youth went with IVCF to work at the Shoebox Warehouse on Dec 1. They were able to process 12,000 shoeboxes!
“You are the light of the world . . . In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14a & 16
Nov. 26 2014
30 youth and "older youth" worked shifts at the Shoebox Warehouse Processing Centre in Calgary. Trinity's youth (and 4 adults) partnered with the IVCF (Intervarsity Christian Fellowship) group, led by Stephen Ropp and traveled by school bus for a great day of Christian service, prayer, laughter, pizza and visiting. Our shift on the floor processed close to 3,000 boxes! Our youth shared their excitement about the work they did and the great ideas they got for making shoeboxes next year.
December 2013 volunteers helped out at the Samaritan's Purse shoebox warehouse in Calgary we also helped out with Scotiabank's Smiles for Christmas program. We wrapped gifts for children who would otherwise go without gifts this Christmas.
In July of 2013 volunteers from Trinity Lutheran Church went with Samaritan's Purse to help with the aftermath of the floods which devastated areas of Southern Alberta.