March 19-26 — Honduras — Leader: Dave Huffman
July 2-9 — Panama — Leader: Dave Huffman
July 16-23 — El Salvador — Leader: Jack Farber
Evangelistic campaigns focus their efforts in towns and cities where the church is either weak or non-existent. North American brethren work with local brethren who are preachers, teachers, and translators to teach the Gospel house to house.
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” — Mark 16:15
Gospel preaching is held each evening, the Seed is planted and watered, and precious souls are baptized into Christ.
March 19-26 —El Salvador — Leader: Jack Farber
June 3-11 — Peru — Leader: John Farber
July 2-9 — Honduras — Leader: Jack Farber
July 9-16 — Nicaragua — Leader: John Farber
July 16-23 — Panama — Leader: Dave Huffman
Mobile Medical Missions began in Panama by including a doctor and nurse in the evangelistic team. As the work expanded to additional countries, medical teams helped pave the way by establishing the church in a community and leaving a preacher to continue the work.
Through the years medical missions have expanded to include several doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and opticians in addition to “non-medical” participants. An average of 2,000 patients are seen during each campaign.
Though medical efforts have increased, the focus has never shifted from teaching and preaching the Gospel. A Gospel meeting is held each evening to present the Word to community members who have attended the clinic and have been invited during door-to-door evangelism.
As parents bring their children through the clinic, the children can participate in a Bible class where they are given the opportunity to learn about Jesus. Children are invited back for another class taking place during the meeting that evening. Bringing children to Bible class is another way to draw adults to the meeting.
Often a special class for teenagers is taught which focuses on issues and difficulties they face where a Biblical answer is provided.
Benevolence & Relief Campaigns
March 18-25 — Panama — Leader: Kirk Brothers (FHU Campaign)
Benevolence outreaches are always present but become more significant during times of disaster. Our strategy is to provide basic and familiar food items–rice, beans, flour, oil–and allow the local church to distribute them. Through this method, contacts are made and the local church is lifted up in the community.
Periodically containers are shipped to assist those in need. Caring for the poor is an integral part of mission work. The generosity of our brethren throughout the world allows us to be a tool for providing much needed help. Clint Dykes coordinates this effort.
YES II Campaigns
May 27- June 4 — Costa Rica — Leader: Spen Broome
June 17-25 — Nicaragua I — Leader: Spen Broome
June 25- July 3 — Nicaragua II — Leader: Spen Broome
July 15-23 — Panama — Leader: Spen Broome
YES II Campaigns are hands-on, heartwarming, working mission efforts into Latin America specifically designed for young people. Young Evangelistic Servants from congregations throughout the United States join their counter parts in Latin America to encourage, uplift and teach children and teenagers about Jesus.
VBS Classes are held during the day, a Gospel Meeting is conducted in the evening. Children’s and Teenage Classes are held each day with our Young Evangelistic Servants assisting in these tasks. The Young Evangelistic Servants also participate in Door-to-Door Evangelism, learning and putting into practice useful and effective evangelistic techniques.
If you are a young person with a love for the Lord, a desire to serve others and a little bit of talent, then you are a candidate for YES II. As an added advantage, young people learn how to conduct personal Bible studies and various approaches to evangelism while working hand-in-hand with evangelists, elders, deacons and teachers.
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Construction Teams come together to assist a congregation when it matures to the point of needing a permanent building. Generally, a concrete slab is laid, walls are erected and the local congregation completes the building as they desire and have the ability.
In times of disaster when hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes strike and destroy an area, construction teams form to rebuild homes and help put lives back together. If the church already exists in the area of destruction, the brethren will be strengthened and receive aid first. A new church building may be built and brethren’s houses rebuilt. If the church is not already established in the area, the disaster may provide the opportunity for the lost to be taught, the church to be planted, and God’s love to be demonstrated. A preacher is always left to follow-up and work with the new congregation.
The costs to construct a church building vary depending on location, size, and cost of supplies; however, an average cost is $10,000.00. Costs begin at $1,000.00 for a house.