FROM OUR HOME BASE-
GET REAL MISSION HOUSE
Come and join us in the mountains and help bring HOPE to the families of Northeast Georgia.
MISSION DESCRIPTION: Focuses on relationship-building, public school assemblies, distribution of food, shoes, clothing and working at our local mission and holding events for the community. SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES (ages 6 &up).
GET REAL CARE CENTER
Once per month we host a food distribution for our community. On this night we serve a hot meal, give a food box and clothing as needed to families from our community. The care center is always held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Volunteers are ALWAYS needed: packing boxes prior to the night, serving food to families, carrying food boxes, helping with clothing and so on. There is always a job for you to do!
Missions 101 has been experienced by entire churches, community groups, youth groups and families. This series of training is a practical and hands on approach to missions and ministry that focuses on discovering who you are and applying that to serving others. Missions 101 is fun- it is a great way to experience learning together.
GET REAL INTENSE (GRIT)
Get Real Intense Training is available for youth groups, church groups or families. This training exposes you to all different types of missions and ministry. Beginning with physical labor and ending on the streets serving the homeless- it is sure to challenge and change you and your group forever. Some groups use this as a prerequisite for a mission trip.
"You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1: 8
Our first trip to Appalachia was in December 2001. We quickly learned about a place that has been devastated by the decline of the coal mining industry which has left many families in a spinning circle of poverty. We know that we cannot fix the problems at hand but we know that we can offer Hope in Christ which can transform a life filled with no hope into a life of Hope.
December missions focus on meeting physical needs through providing coats, blankets, toys and food to the community. This enables many families to have Christmas. Every trip to Kentucky is filled with public school assemblies- high energy assemblies with a positive message for students to apply to their lives.
Come and join us in the mountains and help bring HOPE to the families of Appalachia.
TRIP DESCRIPTION: Focuses on relationship-building, public school assemblies, distribution of food, shoes, clothing and working with local missionaries and holding events for the community.
SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES (ages 6 &up).
"Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." James 2:15-17
We first drove into the city of New Orleans in August 2002. It was quite the eye opener! Honestly, no two trips to the city are the same. The city is filled with rich history and the mighty Mississippi River! We love this city! We have built relationships in New Orleans for many years now and the mission remains the same- Love God and Love People. We have seen fruit from years of lasting relationships. Ministry opportunities are many and range from street ministry to inner-city public schools, teenage and adult rehab facilities, women shelters....and so on. We never discount new doors that open to us.
Come and find yourself in New Orleans.
TRIP DESCRIPTION: Focuses on relationship-building, working at rehab facilities, missions and women's shelters along with public school assemblies.
SUITABLE FOR AGES 15 AND UP ONLY. Participant must be entering the 9th grade year to attend this trip.
"Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go visit you?' The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me.' Matthew 25:37-40
For the past several years the door for us to travel to Jamaica has been closed. We wondered how we could see our loved ones and family again. In 2015 Pastor Deans (our pastor in JA) called us to let us know the kids we had spent so much time with...the kids we helped raise...teach to swim...spent so much time with......were wanting to do a mission trip. Guess where they wanted to come? Yes, to us, here in Georgia!
Now, for four years they have raised their own funds and have spent two weeks in the summer with us. We spend countless hours together as a family and countless hours ministering here in northeast Georgia. It is such a big deal! Summer 2019 our Jamaican family will arrive once again here in Georgia! Ministry opportunities are already being planned!
We first landed on the Caribbean island of Jamaica in 2001. We love this tiny island in the sea not only for the turquoise blue waters, white sandy beaches and truly astounding sunsets, but much more for its beautiful people. The people of Jamaica have captured our hearts for many years now as we have traveled to share with them the love and message of Jesus Christ. While there we stay with a local pastor and his family, working alongside their church. We have so many diverse experiences on each journey. Some of these include the opportunity to share music and God's Word with public schools, build relationships with teenage mothers at a pregnancy center, host health fairs, share Jesus with many on the streets and hold close precious children in orphanages. This cross-cultural experience will change you forever.