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In the Church

In the Community

Serving others is a vital part of being the Body of Christ. Each person has unique gifts, and there are many ways you can serve our church & congregation. Click the link below to learn about different opportunities.
A Turning Point's mission is to support families by providing basic needs and education equipping them for self-sufficiency. We partner with organizations and agencies to provide the best services to the Northland communities as possible through combining our resources or referring clients to appropriate agencies and services. Also, A Turning Point continuously researches and assesses needs in the community, looking to provide services and make connections to fill gaps and creating unique programs to our repertoire of services.

In the World

Good Shepherd has a long-standing partnership with a community in Guatemala. Read more below!
Our history: In 2013, Good Shepherd sent a few folks to Guatemala to explore whether a long-term partnership in ministry was of interst to Guatemalans.  We were excited by their enthusiasm, and the connection blossomed from there.  Over time, groups from Good Shepherd have built a church and a playground in Choaxan as well as playrounds in Paxot and Xepacol.  These buildings are tools for the deep and rich power of Christ to work in these communities.
The experience: Good Shepherd’s Guatemala ministry represents and partners with the church that is already present in Guatemala. We are working for God, and God is present in Guatemala all the time. God is everywhere. No experience in construction work is required, but a strong love for Christ and work ethic will go a long way to ensuring you get the most of the work we do in Guatemala. Our mission is to experience the presence of God in Guatemala through our love for people and work in their communities. The things travelers will learn are magnificent memories to be cherished forever.
Travel: Travelers will need to get immunizations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Tetanus before traveling with the group to Guatemala.  The journey includes a plane ride, customs, and a bus to Choaxan.  Many ask, “is it safe?” Risks accompany any kind of travel.  However, if you feel safe in the Northland of Kansas City, you will feel safe in Choaxan.  It is a vibrant community with incredible people.
Cost: The cost for each person will be approximately $2,000. This covers plane tickets, transportation, hotel stay, the cook and food at the hotel and other costs associated with the mission trip. It will not cover spending money for souvenirs or travel meals.  Grant opportunities can be found with a little research.  You can also write personal fundraising letters to family members or save gifts from holidays and birthdays.
FAMILY TRIP: June 6-13, 2020
 Projects will include construction at ISE and doing activities with the children of the school.
ADULT TRIP: July 25-August 1, 2020 
Projects will include building latrines, stoves and medical clinic.
• Contact
Sue (Pike-Bower) Danubio, Guatemala ministry director
e: [email protected]
p: 816.457.3876

Questions about serving?

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