Peter’s Story: One Teen’s Perspective on Short Term Mission Trips

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Check out this awesome video!!

Peter, a high school student from Oklahoma, shot this footage while serving in Guatemala with RIM several times… You’ll soon see why he keeps going back!

Through his eyes, you’ll experience our 2-week Evangelism Trip, our 1-week Medical Trip and our 4-week Outreach trip. Even though this video takes place in Guatemala, it will help paint a picture of what it could be like for you to serve in any of our ministry locations this summer! When you’re finished watching, check out our upcoming trips:

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Independence Day in Guatemala!

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anibalOur dear friends and long-time ministry partners, Anibal and Sonia, recently shared this update with us about their work in Ciudad Quetzal. Our teams partnered with them in this area during 2016 and will continue to focus on this specific region in 2017. So far, we have been able to complete several community development projects for local schools, to share evangelistic presentations in schools and to offer medical clinics to students and their families.

We’ll be returning in 2017 for more evangelism, construction and medicine. Please pray for this area – that God would raise up the younger generation to be sincere followers of Himself, committed to relationship with Jesus, not mere religion and ritual.

Here’s their update:

Dear Friends,

In Guatemala we recently celebrated the Independence Day. In Ciudad Quetzal, while we participated in the parade, I took pictures of the teachers who are transforming the lives of their students by teaching eternal principles and values based on the Bible. Ciudad Quetzal teachers are teaching the Bible to their students. We are certain that we will soon see the results that the Word of God produces in each person.

I invite you to watch and share this video with your friends, and remember that “God’s Word does not return void”.

Pray that the first to be impacted by the Bible will be the teachers, remember, that the teachers are nonbelievers and they are reading and teaching the Explorers of the Bible material with the children. It sounds crazy, but if anyone wants to see it in person I invite you to visit the schools in Ciudad Quetzal.

Thank you for supporting our ministry.

Anibal and Sonia Duarte
City Transformation
Cru Guatemala

Outreach in Guatemalan Schools

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During RIM’s two week trip, teams focus on evangelistic outreach in public high schools. They present drama, testimonies and the Gospel in large assemblies, and then they break up into ministry groups or classrooms to connect with students individually. Most of the conversions we see happen in small group or one-on-one settings, with translators. It’s really important to us that each person understand the decision that needs to be made in regards to Christ and that they only pray to accept Him when they truly understand the Gospel.

We don’t count numbers of salvation decisions made, but we do collect contact info so local pastors and churches can follow up with new converts. We are amazed and delighted that we’ve seen people accept Christ every day this trip, sometimes several dozen people in the same day. We are so grateful for God’s awesome grace that breaks through even the toughest situations and shines the light of Christ onto hearts, calling them home to Himself!

Why GO on short term missions?

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An often debated question, Christians have many opinions about the efficacy of short term mission trips… Is it worth it? Can we really make a difference? Shouldn’t we just send money to long term missionaries? Will we do more harm than good?

Here at Real Impact Missions, we enter into strategic partnerships with local contacts to do intentional evangelism and ministry that matters, and we invite you to join us. Our experienced leaders will help you explore God’s heart for the world. Skip the debates about whether or not to go… See for yourself!!

It’s not too early for summer 2017… Sign up today!

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Check out our blogs: All Blogs, Guatemala, Thailand, Medical Missions, Video Blogs

Saved from Suicide

Dominican Republic Mission Trip, Suicide Prevention, 2 Girls

Meet Tito…

Our fantastic new ministry partner in for every mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Tito has connections with dozens of local churches and helped us mobilize more than 200 high school students for a week of evangelism and community development projects this spring.

Listen as he shares how the impact of one team saved a young girl’s life:

Would your church, youth group, sports team or school like to make a powerful impact for the Kingdom?

Consider these amazing opportunities for a short term mission trip:

Want to learn more about a Dominican Republic mission trip?
Watch these videos! Why GOand Baseball Team Comes to Jesus