International Missions

Operation Christmas Child (OCC)

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are so much more than a box of goodies for children. Samaritan’s Purse calls them “GO” boxes – Gospel Opportunities. Many people do not know that every shoebox includes a booklet called “The Greatest Gift” that teaches children and their families (in their own language) that the greatest gift we could ever receive was given to us more than 2,000 years ago in the person of Jesus Christ. Every child that receives a shoebox is also given the opportunity to participate in a follow up 12-lesson bible study called “The Greatest Journey” which teaches children what it means to be a faithful follower of Jesus Christ.

We encourage each of you to pack a shoebox this year. In fact, we challenge you to start now. Believe it or not, if you “pack year round” and watch for after holiday bargains like Easter bunnies for pennies on the dollar, you can actually pack a shoebox for under $20 including shipping and handling. Visit www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child for more information on how to pack a shoebox.

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Africa Gospel Church Baby Center

Kenya struggles with an overwhelming epidemic of babies and children being orphaned or abandoned due to poverty, AIDS and other diseases. The AGC Baby Center provides a safe haven for these little ones. It is not an orphanage or a children’s home. Children ranging in age from birth to 4 years of age stay at the center only until they can be matched with adoptive partners.  Covenant teams on mission at the baby center go to love and nurture the children but our teams are working teams that lend a hand with whatever maintenance or improvements that are needed at the facility.  A safari experience is included at the end of the work week.  Please prayerfully consider joining our 2019 team October 3-17.  Team is forming NOW.  The cost is $2,200 and includes airfare, lodging and meals (meals on travel days are not included).

Belize Mission Trip (January 2019)

Our mission trip to Belize is an amazing opportunity to participate in the distribution of Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.  Belize is divided into six districts.  Shoe boxes are distributed in different districts each year.  Distribution in 2020 will be in Northern Belize.  This is a physical mission trip that involves lots of lifting and bending.  The team will spend several days unpacking and sorting shoeboxes for distribution to churches in the district.  Then, the fun part, we get to help give shoe boxes to the children usually in several locations!!  After a hard week’s work, this team will enjoy some free time on one of the islands!  Watch for January 2020 dates to be posted soon.

Panama Medical Mission Trip

2019 Panama Medical Mission Trip Dates:  July 20-28
The Ngobe are the poorest of the poor in Panama. Our teams bring medical and dental care that is otherwise unavailable in the region.  CovMissions funds the medications that the team brings to the clinic.  Medical professionals and non-medical volunteers are needed.  Visiting the Panama Canal is an option at the end of the week.  The cost is $1,500 per person and includes airfare, lodging and meals (meals on travel days are not included).

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More International Mission Partnerships

Covenant supports the international mission work of Rhett Thompson (Panama), Drum Family (Spain), April Herschberger (Kenya), Dan Jacobs (Kenya), Jeff & Indra Palmer (New Zealand), Shalom Mission House(Belize), Jamie Sexton (China), Jordan Keyton (Wycliffe Bible Translators)