BENEFITING: Kailua Church of the Nazarene
ORGANIZER: Kailua Church of the Nazarene
EVENT DATE: Mar 10, 2013
Aloha to All!
After 30 wonderful years as a runner (10K, 1/2 marathon and marathon events), approximately 3 years ago I slowed to a brisk walking pace, per my doctor's recommendation. So, why you may ask, would I take the Hapalua 1/2 Marathon challenge? Those of you who know me, know that from 2005-2008 I served in the Dominican Republic and Brazil with short-term medical/dental/education missions outside of my home church. Since I still have the capacity to 'move', I am committed to run, jog, walk or crawl with my own church relay team to raise funds for 2013 summer mission opportunities! I ask and thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration with your prayers and/or financial support. Please read on for more information about these missionary treks, both of which I hope to support and participate in.
Kailua Church of the Nazarene -
As part of our Mission Statement: “To share God’s grace at anytime, to anyone, in anyway” the Kailua Church plans to send out 2 Summer Mission Teams made up of volunteers from our congregation in the Summer of 2013.
The first Mission Trip takes place in July and the destination is to the Jungles of Peru, along the Maranon River. This Work & Witness team will help to reconstruct a Church Building, assist with a Pastors Conference of over 200 pastors and also supply the Jesus film with solar powered equipment to be used by the local pastors in their villages where there is no electricity.
The 2nd Mission Trip team will spend two weeks in August taking the Jesus film to remote communities on the Island Nation of Madagascar off the mainland of Africa. Using small motor bikes and taking with them solar powered film equipment (Bike and a Backpack), the team will go to villages where it is very likely that the story of Jesus has never been told before.
The cost per person for the trip to Peru is $2000; for the trip to Madagascar is $4500. Funds donated from this fund raiser will be used to purchase portable Jesus Film equipment backpacks with solar powered projectors. Cost per equipment unit is $1500. Additional funds will assist our volunteer missionaries with their travel expenses.
God bless you,