2017 Mission Trips

You want me to LET GO?

But I’ll fall… This fear of the unknown paralyzes us. It keeps us holding on and never moving upward, but if we want to reach the top, we have to LET GO and reach higher.

let-go2Let go of where you’re at in order to go where you belong. Let go of the mundane and grab hold of your purpose. Let go of the predictable and discover the extraordinary.

Let go of feeling safe and move towards something beyond yourself. Let go of your excuses and reach for your passion.

It’s time to face a new challenge! Take new risks and reach for higher peaks. It’s time to LET GO and climb up to the next level.

Reach out, meet needs, give of yourself and share the Gospel. Know Jesus on a deeper level. Discover what love really feels like.

Watch God transform your life beyond your own expectations. Become who He created you. Change the world like you never imagined. Dare to do the impossible.

Choose one of the trips below and let RIM help you explore God’s heart for the world!

2018 LOCATIONS
LENGTH
DATES
PRICE
TYPE
New York City8 Days6/8 to 6/15$695Individuals/Groups
Guatemala2 Weeks6/30 to 7/14$1,895Individuals/Groups
Guatemala4 Weeks6/30 to 7/28$2,495Individuals/Groups
Botswana, Africa4 Weeks6/30 to 7/28$3,795Individuals/Groups
Thailand4 Weeks6/30 to 7/28$3,495Individuals/Groups
Medical (Guatemala)8 Days7/14 to 7/22$2,095Individuals/Groups
International TripsCustomCustomQuoteGroups Only
Atlanta8 DaysCustom$395Groups Only
Chicago8 DaysCustom$395Groups Only
Hurricane Relief (Houston)8 DaysCustom$495Groups Only
New York City8 DaysCustom$695Groups Only
Seattle8 DaysCustom$495Groups Only

 Check out Peter’s experience once he LET GO of his summer plans and went to Guatemala.

Surprise VBS!!

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Our one month team in the Dominican focuses on evangelism for the first two weeks and then helps with the medical clinics their third week. Once both of those teams leave, we plan a special project for the one monthers to complete during their final week.

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We often leave this project up to our partner pastors as they know the greatest needs in their community. Examples would include building a house, painting a playground or installing a water pump.

Except, this year, SURPRISE!!

Pastor Tito decided that his community’s greatest need was… THE GOSPEL for their children. He organized an impromptu VBS for 2 days and told our team about it the night before. When they asked how many children to expect, he said, “at least 90, maybe 400.”

FOUR HUNDRED!! 

That might seem amazing, until you realize that RIM’s two week team and medical team have both already gone home, leaving only SIX team members to plan, organize and run this program.

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Our quick-thinking team made a quick call to the RIM office in Georgia, where we provided them with a curriculum and spent an hour on conference call training them how to run the program.

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Then they dashed off to the store to buy supplies, and they stayed up half the night prepping posters and crafts.

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Back at the office, our hearts were torn… 90 kids sounded manageable, but 400 kids to share the Gospel with would be incredible. But could the team do it?? No worries however, this amazing team didn’t even break a sweat…

BRING IT ON!! They felt ready for whatever the Lord had in store!

Meanwhile, RIM staffed tapped our prayer networks and asked people to pray for these two days. And hundreds of folks agreed to help – people shared our prayer posts of social media, commented with prayers, and promised to keep this team before the Lord the whole time. We’re so blessed and encouraged to see such an incredible community back home support those on the field! 

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When the VBS program began the next day, 300 KIDS showed up.

THREE HUNDRED CHILDREN!!

And they heard the Gospel, and they responded… Our team knocked it out of the park sharing with them and praying with them. What an awesome time! We can’t imagine a better way to have finished out this trip!!

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Except of course for a beach day… Our team spent their final moments on the beach reminding each other of all the Lord has done this summer and encouraging each other about the transition back to home.

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Girls Home (Chiang Kham)

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The final week or so of the trip, our Thailand team is living at a girls home in Chiang Kham, a rural area about 5 hours to the east of Chiangmai. About 100 Thai girls live there and are parented by a pastor and his wife.

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Most of these girls all come from families where they’re at high risk for trafficking, being sold to forced labor, abandonment or neglect. Living at the girls home keeps them safe and allows them to finish their education through 12th grade so that they can escape from the poverty cycle.

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Wednesday we spent the afternoon at Faikwang High School with 100 students. We did English activities and shared about God’s love. Thursday we spent time with all the students at the primary school.

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That afternoon, we started a sidewalk cleaning project. The sidewalks were really mossy and slick, so that afternoon we bought a bunch of cleaning supplies and went to work.

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Wednesday and Thursday night were great group times, with lots of games, activities, praying and singing.

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On Friday, we continued on with the deslick the sidewalk project, along with starting work with the rice fields.

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Friday night we had a dance night with the girls at HOB, including line dances, us performing our dance, and the high schoool girls performing a dance for us.

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Saturday was a big rice field day for everyone, and we finished!!

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Saturday evening was a ministry night with the HOB girls. We performed a drama, explained it, and Katey gave her testimony. Then we got in our groups and prayed for each person individually, followed by ice cream for everyone!

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We had a great second day of clinics! Saw 229 patients!! One challenge here is the cultural entitlement. In other places we see a lot more thankfulness, but here people are really self-focused–wanting to make sure they receive as much medicine and attention as they can.

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It’s new for us to work in that type of environment; however, we really do see the great need here. We know that Christ can not only heal their illnesses and injuries but also transform their lives!

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Our team is really gelling… we spent some time sharing our testimonies with each other and ways that we can pray for each other. Everyone really opened up, and it was a poignant moment for us. Definitely the depth of our team times has fueled our ministry. It’s a blast working the clinics here. Everyone is truly giving their all!

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Wonderfully Exhausted!!

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This morning, we passed out 300 tickets to Dominicans in need of medical care. To keep order at our clinics, the ticket system helps us make sure that everyone who needs care receives care and there are no line-jumpers. This is important because some people wait in line for hours and hours to see a doctor!

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By the end of a LOOONG day on Monday, we had seen the first 224 patients. Needless to say, we are wonderfully exhausted!! Today, we’re back to see more patients in another location. Local church members minister alongside of us to ensure that there is spiritual follow up for all who respond to the Gospel. Please be in prayer for healed bodies and hearts changed by the Gospel.

RIM Project Director Cara Boss
RIM Project Director Cara Boss

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Dominican Republic Medical Missions

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