BETHEL YOUTH MISSIONS
Back: Abdiel and Arturo
Front: Areli, Adami, and Lourdes
Since 2011, Bethel Youth have been in a partnership with Pastor Arturo Aguirre and his family (pictures above) in Hermosillo, Mexico. Over the past several years Bethel Youth has seen the church flourish. The church, Centro Biblico Familiar El Sembrador, was established in 2006 in a room at the back of the Pastor's house, then they were able to acquire land and build a church in a newly developing part of the city. All the while, Pastor Arturo and his family have been able to minister to the community around their home and around the church through Vacation Bible Schools, praying for people at hospitals, delivering food bags to those in need, hosting sports tournaments and much more. Recently they have started ministering to communities along the west coast of Mexico (in Punta Chueca, Bahia Kino and Miguel Aleman). In 2018 they acquired a plot of land to plant a church in Miguel Aleman.
Through our partnership with Pastor Arturo, our youth have the opportunity to grow in their faith while impacting the world for Christ.
2020 Mission Trip
Trip Dates: March 18th – March 29th, 2020
Important Dates: Sunday, September 29th – Application Deadline*
Sunday, October 20th – Meeting** (begin selling poinsettias and Dutch cheese/goodies)
$200 Deposit is due
Sunday, November 3rd – Meeting**
Friday, November 15th – Poinsettia/Dutch sales form due
Sunday, Nov 24th – Meeting** (begin selling subs)
Early-Dec – Poinsettias arrive
Sunday, January 5th – Meeting** (Sub sales forms due)
Saturday, January 18th – Sub Making Day
Sunday, January 26th – Youth Missions Offering (Team will need to be at both the 9am and
Saturday, February 2nd – Meeting**
Sunday, February 23rd – Meeting**
Saturday, February 29th – Missions Fundraiser Event
Sunday, March 1st – Meeting**
Sunday, March 8th – Meeting**
Sunday, March 15th – Commissioning during 9 and 11am services and Meeting**
Wednesday, March 18th – Meet at the airport at 5:00 AM****
Sunday, March 29th - Arrive back into Edmonton at 11:29 PM****
Please expect baggage claim and custom clearance to take 30-60 minutes
Sunday, April 5th – Sharing about our trip during 9 and 11am services and debrief meeting**
*Applications can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or handed to Melanie after church Sunday, September 29th.
** The nine meetings for the team will be held at 1pm at Bethel. A light lunch will be provided.
*** If your child does not have a passport or you need to renew their passport, please visit http://www.ppt.gc.ca/ for information. Passports must be good for 6 months after we return, so please ensure that you do not need to renew it.
**** Flight times and dates are subject to change. We will be flying with Swoop Airlines.
Students are committing to missing no more than 2 meetings in preparation for the trip. This includes the Sub Making Day and the Fundraiser Event.
Note for Parents: During one of these meetings a lawyer will be present to notarize consent forms. All legal guardians must be present with a piece of government issued photo identification. Please also bring your teen’s passport at this time. The date of this meeting and any additional pertinent information regarding the trip will be emailed to parents once applications have been submitted.
Throughout the year there are many opportunities for students to raise funds to participate in Missions. We encourage students to attend/engage in as many as possible.