With God enabling, all people within one square mile of Bethel Church will have received an effective personal witness of the Gospel and we will be reaching the nations through partnership with other believers.


 

BETHEL CHURCH MISSIONS TRIP 2018

Ecuador

We are living in an incredible world of tremendous opportunity. Never in all of Church history has a generation been granted an open door like we have today.

WHY?

We are living in a time where the fields are ripe and the opportunities are endless. We have yet to see throughout history such opportunity and open doors, here at home and around the world. Jesus instructs us to in Acts 1:8 to be His witnesses everywhere, in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Starting here at home and providing opportunities to expand our territory for Jesus Christ is at the heart of this missions team. Providing opportunity to minister here at home and on missions trips is a fulfillment of our Bethel Mission to make disciples. We will be meeting tangible and spiritual needs of the Ecuadorian peoplethrough evangelistic outreaches, building projects and compassion projects.

WHO?

Anyone who is passionate about Jesus Christ and sharing the Gospel message.

Age minimum: 9th grade

WHEN? WHERE? HOW MUCH?

DESTINATION: Ecuador

DATE: July 2-11, 2018 (may vary one to two days)

COST: $1,850

WITH WHO?

While in Ecuador, we will be coming alongside, once again, Henry and Ivonne Smith, who are Assemblies of God World Missionaries. After going to Guayaquil, Ecuador at age 8, Henry along with his wife Ivonne, whom he met in 2000, and their three children, Isabela, Samuel, and Eva Grace, have been investing their lives in reaching young people for the past 8 years. However, during this last term, after seeing the needs particularly of the single moms and the fatherless in the marginalized areas, the slums, and believing that “the local church is the HOPE of the world,” they now dream of planting “a place of HOPE” in the midst of hopelessness. When asked to share their heart and vision they reply: “Can you imagine what could happen in these areas if there were a strong, healthy, vibrant church providing a multi-faceted community center with daycare to help the single moms in their plight to get ahead in life? Providing hope one life at a time, we could see some relief of extreme poverty and offer solutions to the community.” “We long to see His kingdom come, ON EARTH, in Guayaquil! We would love nothing greater than to see the light shining in the heart of darkness. The most beautiful colors of the day are those closest to the night.”

WHAT?

Bethel Church’s ministry focus will be evangelism, compassion ministries, building projects, and coming alongside Henry and Ivonne’s desire to outreach to their community. The ministry will include street presentations, school assemblies, feeding programs, building projects, community projects, along with relational evangelism. We are looking forward to coming alongside and furthering the work we have done in Ecuador.

FUNDRAISING

Corporate as well as individual fundraisers will be offered. Funds raised corporately will be divided according to work load (i.e. hours spent).

1. All team members will mail out personal support letters by January 26, 2018

2. Missions Banquet: Sunday, March 11th 2018

3. Cookie Dough Sales: March 23rd– April 4th, 2018

Please note Bethel Church’s Fundraising Policy: In the event that the project you are making a contribution toward is canceled, postponed indefinitely, or funds are collected in excess of the need of the project – the donor hereby recognizes that Bethel Church has full authority to apply contributions designated for this project to other missions’ related purposes.

(THIS NOTE MUST BE PRINTED ON EVERY SUPPORT LETTER THAT IS SENT OUT TO THOSE DONATING TO A GIVEN PERSON TOWARD A MISSION’S ENDEAVOR).

PASSPORT

·         All team members will need a current passport.

·         Your passport must not have an expiration date that is 6 months or less post-trip.

·         We highly encourage that each team member quickly obtain his or her passport, as it takes time to be delivered. When a team member receives his or her passport, he or she is asked to turn in two copies of his or her passport as quickly as possible.

·         WE ARE ASKING ALL TEAM MEMBERS TO HAVE COMPLETED THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO RECEIVE YOUR PASSPORT BY FEBRUARY 9, 2018, as it can take a substantial amount of time to be processed, it is important to get this process underway.

·         You can go to the local post-office to have your passport done. They will take your photos and walk you through the application process. (Willow Glen Station 1750 Meridian Ave, San Jose 95101 or Campbell Post Office 500 W. Hamilton Ave, Campbell 95008). Please confirm the documents you will need prior to going (i.e. birth certificate). However, you can go to a local mailing center or Walgreens to have your picture taken at a cheaper fee.

·         (Passports must be brought into the church office by April 30th, 2018 to be copied, to finalize flights. Passports MUST be brought in during business hours to the Next Gen Ministries Office: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM.) ALL PASSPORTS WILL BE TURNED IN AND LOCKED IN A SAFE AT BETHEL CHURCH ON JUNE 1ST 2018 IN PREPARATION FOR THE TRIP.

IMMUNIZATIONS

Up-to-date routine immunizations (Recommended if you are not up-to-date with routine shots, such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, etc.)

Tetanus must be up-to-date

Typhoid

Hepatitis A

Malaria

Yellow Fever

Hepatitis B

Please consult with your personal Physician.

Website for the CDC: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/children.mission_disaster/ecuador

ALL IMMUNIZATIONS SHOULD BE DONE 4-6 WEEKS IN ADVANCE APPLICATION DEADLINE AND FEE DEADLINE: Friday, January 26, 2018 (all applications must be turned in by January 26th along with the application fee)

APPLICATION FEE: $200.00 – To be accompanied with application (non-refundable)

*Please note that the application fee is part of the total trip cost, therefore it will be deducted from the cost of the trip.

TRAINING SCHEDULES AND TEAM MEETINGS

It is very important that team members do their absolutely best to miss few prep, prayer and training meetings. This helps to make sure our team is prepared and unified. Information meetings (required for all team members)

• Sunday, November 12th 1-1:30PM in the Key Chapel, San Jose Campus Missions 4

• Sunday, June 3rd 1-1:30PM in the Key Chapel, San Jose Campus

****Information Meetings (minors need to bring their parents to this meeting)

All Team Training and Prayer (All Team Members to be present)

• Friday, January 26th, 6-10PM in the Youth Room (located in the Bethel Church, San Jose Gym)

• Friday, February 9th, 6-10PM in the Youth Room (located in the Bethel Church, San Jose Gym)

• Friday, March 23rd, 6-10PM in the Youth Room (located in the Bethel Church, San Jose Gym)

• Friday, April 20th, 6-10PM in the Youth Room (located in the Bethel Church, San Jose Gym)

• Friday, May 4th, 6-10PM in the Youth Room (located in the Bethel Church, San Jose Gym)

• Friday, May 18th, 6-10PM in the Youth Room (located in the Bethel Church, San Jose Gym)

• Friday, June 1st, 6-10PM in the Youth Room (located in the Bethel Church, San Jose Gym)

• Friday, June 22nd, 6-10PM in the Youth Room (located in the Bethel Church, San Jose Gym)

• Saturday, June 23rd, 9AM-4PM, in the Forum Room (located in the Bethel Church, San Jose

Gym)

Services/Outreaches the Ecuador Missions Team will help with.

• Missions Emphasis: Sunday, March 11th, 4:30PM-8:30PM

• Easter Outreach Services and Block Parties: Saturday, March 31st and April 1st.

• Block Parties 8:30AM-12AM

• Sunday AM services: Sunday 8:30AM-1PM/5PM-8PM

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Application and Application Fee ($200) – January 26th

1st Payment – March 23rd $350

2nd Payment – April 20th $450

3rd Payment – May 4th $450

4th Payment – June 1st $400

CANCELLATIONS

1st Deadline – Any team member canceling after this deadline will be refunded all monies minus the airfare expense (as charged by our vendor).

2nd Deadline –: Any team member canceling after this deadline will be refunded all monies minus the airfare expense (as charged by our vendor), and a 15% administration fee.

3rd Deadline – Anything after April 11thAny team member canceling after this deadline will be refunded all monies minus the airfare expense (as charged by our vendor), all land costs already expended and a 25% administration fee.

*All monies earned through fundraising events and or products sold, will not be refunded.

Please only turn in the Financial Obligation Agreement and Trip Application. Please keep the packet for your information.

Late payments may result in trip cancellation (all monies will be handled in accordance with the cancellation policies listed above).


Royal Family Kids Camp

Royal Family Kids’ Camps (RFKC) is a free one-week, overnight summer camp experience where children, ages 7-11 with a history of abuse or neglect, benefit from an environment designed specifically for their success. At camp these kids experience a wide variety of activities while receiving attention and encouragement from a dedicated volunteer staff. A great feeling of family gives each camper a sense of affirmation in a wholesome, non-threatening atmosphere.


Second Harvest Food Bank

Produce Mobile

3rd Thursday of Every Month

Monthly we partner with the Second Harvest Food Bank to distribute food to those in need near our San Jose campus. Distribution is open from 11am-1pm or while supplies last.  Volunteers meet at 10:30 am in the parking lot.


Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 28th • 11am-1:30pm • Both  Campuses

Trunk or Treat is a free neighborhood event with a block party style that we host each year on Bethel Church.  Join us on the Saturday before Halloween for an day designed for the whole family.  We will feature over 35,000 pieces of candy, giveaways, games, a photo booth for family pics, food for purchase, and a live show for the grand finale.