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2191 Mars Hill Rd
Watkinsville, GA, 30677
United States

706-769-8315

Faith Presbyterian Church PCA. A community church located just outside of Athens, Georgia in Watkinsville, Oconee County. Serving our community, loving our neighbors and making disciples. 

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2018 Summer Missions

2018 Faith mission trips

We will be commissioning 2 teams in 2018 to support our missions partners in Uganda and Nicaragua.

Mission Nicaragua

Dates: June 8-18, 2018
Location: Serving with One by One in Veracruz, Nicaragua
Cost: TBD
Team Leader: Dave and Katy Crumley, dave@coalescentconsulting.com
Faith’s History with Nicaragua: Members of Faith Presbyterian have been ministering annually in Nicaragua since 2005.  Many different areas of work have been undertaken, including establishing a private, non-profit organization (One By One, Inc.) through which to conduct year-round ministry.  Over the years, Faith’s ministry in Nicaragua in conjunction with One By One, Inc. has been very diverse and extremely deep.  Some of the ministry areas include medical, serving orphanages, evangelism and outreach, education, food, and housing.
What We Will Do: TBD
Trip Goals:

  1. To encourage team members to develop a deeper relationship with Christ and the church by
    • Exploring a worldview of Christianity – Christ is the Lord of people in all parts of the world and we have a connection with them through the Holy Spirit, 
    • Sharing faith through evangelism, and
    • Loving and serving others through work projects.  
  2.  To adopt a lifestyle that reflects God’s love by
    • Living on less and not storing up treasures on earth
    • Praying fervently for missionaries and the ministry of reaching the lost
    • Supporting the Great Commission financially and physically, both locally and abroad.

Who Can Go: Open to everyone.  Those under 18 need a family member or someone designated to act as en loco parentus while traveling (parent in location).

Interested in going to Nicaragua with Faith? Send an email to Dave Crumley at dave@coalescentconsulting.com.

MISSION Uganda

Dates: July 12-25, 2018
Location: Serving with David and Lisa Fish (Global Outreach) at Good Shepherd's Fold in Jinja, Uganda
Cost: $3000
Team Leader: Brian Atkinson, baandsteph@yahoo.com
Faith’s History with Good Shepherd's Fold: Faith has had a relationship with Good Shepherd’s Fold in Uganda since Faith members David and Lisa Fish joined the team there in 2013. In 2016, two teams from Faith traveled to spend time with the Fishes and serve the team and people there through eye exams, constructions projects, Grace & Men Conference, computer training, medical support and carrying supplies for the missionary school. 
What We Will Do: The team will carry supplies for the next school year and other plans are still being finalized.
Trip Goals: 

  • Growing in our faith through studying the gospel as a team and extending God’s love to each other and the people of Uganda
  • Serving and encouraging the Fish family and other missionaries at Good Shepherd’s Fold

want to get involved?

Here are three specific ways you can support Faith's Summer Missions work:

1) Pray

Pray without ceasing! Join us in praying for the trips - for finances, safety, team unity, and relationships with the communities being served. Use this helpful list from Lifeway on ways to pray for missions teams.  Stay up to date on specific prayer requests for the teams on The City or on Facebook.

2) Give

Although costs are carefully controlled, trips are expensive and teams are expected to raise support through various means.  We are committed to raising 50% of the cost of the trips within our church. You can encourage the traveling members in their support-raising work by designating a single gift to “Faith Summer Missions”. *

3) Go

Take the first step to join us in serving our partners in Veracruz, Nicaragua by emailing Elise North at elisen@ faithpcachurch.org for more information. [The Uganda team has already been finalized.]

 

*A note about mission trip fundraising for faith members/attendees

Rather than receiving multiple fund-raising letters from individual participants within our congregation, the Missions Committee organizes a single support request for both trips (Uganda and Nicaragua) on behalf of all delegates approved to go. Our goal for member giving is to raise 50% of the cost of the trips within the congregation. The other half will be raised by the teams from their own resources or sources outside the church.  Therefore, instead of contributing to a specific individual, you can simply designate a gift to “Faith Summer Missions” in support of the Uganda and Nicaragua trips and the funds will be allocated appropriately.  Please email Bill Claxton with any questions at bclaxton.888@gmail.com.