Winchester Project – July 21-26, 2019

Family Friendly Mission Trip to Winchester, New Hampshire including backyard Bible club, sports ministry, home repair

Thank you for your interest in the LFC Missions Trip to Winchester, New Hampshire!  We are excited to share with you that this is a family friendly mission trip!  This means that people of all ages are welcome to apply (especially families with children:).  This trip would be a great introduction to missions and seeing physical/spiritual needs in our nation/world.  We will be leaving Sunday afternoon, July 21st and returning at Friday evening, July 26th (exact times TBD). 
Please read through this entire packet, fill out any necessary information, and return it to Pastor Brian or the church office, along with a $50 non-refundable deposit, by Sunday, May 19th.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our trip coordinator, Stephanie Kuiken, at or the church office.    

Purpose:  God has made us aware of a huge need to serve the people of Winchester, New Hampshire alongside Center Church.  We have partnered with Center Church the past couple years in a few different ways to serve this community.  We have provided clothing and dinner during at Christmas time and sent a student team there in June 2017 to help with a summer VBS program.  We have enjoyed serving with this gospel focused church to meet community needs and share the love of Jesus. 

This summer we are planning on sending a team July 21st-26th to help with another one of their strategic outreach initiatives called FOOD AND FUN.  The purpose of this activity is to bring a summer camp type experience to community backyards.  The team will be serving a meal “food” and provide skits, Bible teaching, games, and crafts “fun”.  We will serve alongside Center Church staff and creatively share the gospel through various ministry tools.  There may be an opportunity to do some service project work in the church and community depending on the skill set of those who apply.     
Cost: The total cost for each participant is $150 (a $50 person deposit is due with your application on May 19th).  The money will go towards gas, supplies/food for ministry, and, food/lodging in Winchester.  In addition, you will need to bring extra money to buy your meals on the road (TBD).  Children and teens will need to have a parent accompany them. 
Also, we ask that each participant/family sends out 10 support letters to family and friends outside of the church as we seek to build a prayer support base and invite people to contribute to the overall mission team costs.  We will provide a sample letter after we receive your application and are trusting the Lord to provide the funds above and beyond your $50pp deposit.  FYI – We are planning to send one letter for missions support to each LFC family so all your letters should be sent to people outside LFC.
Accomodations, Packing List and team trainings:   While in Winchester, we will be staying in a house owned by the ministry.  The house we will be staying in has a kitchen, dining room, bathrooms, bedrooms and will be housing just our group.  There are no onsite laundry facilities.  We will send you a packing/supply list after we receive your application/deposit.  We will be holding two team training sessions for all team members.  Our goal is one in late May and one in June.  We will coordinate the dates of those meetings with the team after the application deadline of May 19th   
Thank you very much for your interest in this Mission Trip!  It is our hope and prayer that God will grow you and your family into a deeper relationship with himself through this mission trip.  We also pray that God will use our entire group for His Glory, and to minister to the needs of all the people we come in contact with during the trip.  Please start praying for the trip now!