2018 Porter Poland Mission Open House

The 2018 Porter Poland Mission is just $1385 away from being fully funded.  An Open House fundraiser will be held in the youth building March 29 (noon-6PM), March 30 (10AM-7PM) and March 31 (8AM-12PM).  Come out and shop handcrafted jewelry and home decor, participate in a wrap bracelet make-n-take workshop, buy baked goods and get some great thrift shop finds to support this ministry.  See Rachel Porter if you can help with set-up, clean-up or by donating bake sale items.  Read more about their ministry at journeyback.org 

Open House (2)

You are invited

pola-MMAP-mdJoin us for lunch next Sunday, March 19, 2017!  The missions committee will be having another fundraising lunch next Sunday following the church service.  We will be serving soup, salads, and desserts and “tacos in a bag” for the kids.

The Porters will be sharing information about their summer trip to Poland and the work of Polish Christian Ministries, one of our supported missions.  The freewill offering will be divided between the Porters and our mission fund.  Hope you can join us.

 

Mission ’16

Brazil-Map-2pola-MMAP-mdIn six months, we have the privilege of sending two mission teams abroad. A team of 15 will be heading to Brazil to assist Earl Haubner and his crew, of Central Brazil Mission on their medical mission boat as it sails up the Amazon River. Leaving about the same time, the Porter family will be returning to Camp Ostróda, Poland to minister to families dealing with the scars from the Holocaust. Although you cannot personally go, you can be part of their mission by being prayer partners and your financial support.

* AMAZON MEDICAL BOAT TRIP * PORTERS TO POLAND *

Porters Seeking Ministry Partners

the-body-of-christ-open (1)RCC is truly obeying The Great Commission!  We want to once again thank all who have supported us in the past, and we are excited that RCC will send at least 18 people to make disciples in 2016.  With so many short term missionaries to fund this year, we are seeking ministry partnerships – just a few committed supporters giving monthly for 6 months will give us all we need to go.  We don’t want to take anything away from the Brazil trip’s fundraising efforts.  For more information and to sign up, please see the Missions Bulletin Board or visit journeyback.org.   THANK YOU!
Ben, Rachel, Anna & Ethan Porter.

 

Sending the Porters Back to Poland

IMG_3381The Porters would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended the time of sharing about their mission work last Sunday, and to all those who are supporting in prayer and financial giving. They are now just $1700 short of being able to purchase airfare! To help close that gap, Mission Store items and a donation jar will still be available in the office hallway for the next two Sundays. In addition, Monica McMullen will give a fundraiser and fashion show with Premier Designs Jewelry on Sunday, March 29 after second service in the Friendship Classroom. Plan to join the fun and help finish meeting the financial need so we can send the Porters back to Poland!

Getting Close!

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After the most recent update from our awesome church secretary, the Porters are excited to say that they are getting close to their fund-raising goals!   If you haven’t been keeping up, they were able to purchase their plane tickets after the fund-raising dinner hosted on April 6.  That was a huge answer to prayer right there.  Since then, they have saved, earned through bracelet sales and received gifts bringing them just $1220 away from being fully funded for this mission trip.  Their remaining money is due to Polish Christian Ministries by May 15, which is just over two weeks away, so they still need some help.  If you’d like to be part of what God is doing in Poland, please visit their financial support page to see how you can help them close the gap!

Thank you to all who have already given funds, prayers and encouragement.

Porter Poland Progress!

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Thank you doesn’t begin to describe the gratitude for the dozens of people that contributed food, helped set up and clean up, but also to the 80+ people who attended and gave so generously.  We shared some slides of trips to Poland and talked about the work God is doing that we are so blessed to be part of.  In the end we raised $2806!  Just $194 short of the amount we still needed for our airfare, and that gap should be filled when I collect money from bracelet orders this week!  What a huge blessing that we can purchase our plan tickets.  I just confirmed that the price hasn’t started going up yet.  Poland… here we come!

We still have $2500 needed for ground transportation, lodging and ministry expenses.  Rumor has it that a couple of RCC Sunday School classes decided to support us this morning, which is not included in this total and should help move us toward that.  Again… thank you!  We’ll need to cover this amount by early May, so your financial support is still needed and appreciated. We’ll make big announcements when we reach the final goal, but you can also follow our progress on our FINANCIAL SUPPORT page.

We can’t begin to express our gratitude.  If you had any part in this … from prayer, to helping out, purchasing a bracelet or a donation of any amount – we thank you.  You are growing the Kingdom of God.

Porters in Poland

IMG_0061God continues to call the Porters to service in Poland.  They are willing and ready, but they need your support to be able to return this June.  Join them for after 2nd service on April 6 for a special dinner, pictures, stories and more information about their family missionary work.  A free-will offering will be taken to help cover the cost of airfare.

You can read more about their work, contribute online or buy a handmade bracelet in support of their trip at journeyback.org.  Bracelets will also be available at the Welcome Center starting March 30.  Post a comment or e-mail Ben and Rachel with any questions!

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