Life on Mission

pray. give. go.

 
 
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Pastor Jason’s wife Julie Carson recently returned from a trip where she worked with the Shine Village Initiative to uplift and empower a community in Uganda. Shine seeks to preserve families, prevent orphans, and proclaim the Gospel. Shine is located in a rural village along the Nile River about 25 minutes outside of Jinja, Uganda. We are currently fundraising for land there to build a large community center hut as a central location for our programs. This community center will also be surrounded by a beautiful garden, playground, soccer field, and community fresh water well. We pray it will be a place of joy, refuge, and a light to the village, for the glory of God.

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Royal Family Kids Camp

 

Encounter Church is partnering with Rock Harbor Mission Viejo and Royal Family Kids Camp to bring volunteers for camp Sunday July 28 2pm - Friday Aug 2 at 8pm.  There will be training days at Rock Harbor Costa Mesa before camp.  

We are also looking for volunteers for the camp birthday party Thursday August 1st. Camp is 2 - 5pm in San Diego. Plan on committing…9am - 9pm.  Help set up the booths and stations, play with kids, and then tear down. No training days are needed but there will be at least a group planning meeting in advance.  

Guatemala

Pray for Sesibche | Sponsor a child | Go to Guatemala 

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Recently, Encounter has adopted the community of Sesibche (Say-seeb-chay) near Coban, Guatemala by partnering with an organization called Food for the Hungry (FH). FH has staff on the ground committed to the long-term development and implementation of poverty alleviation in Sesibche and the surrounding communities.  They are investing in the community, developing relationships with leaders and families and helping them to eradicate child malnutrition and poverty through health and nutrition, education, livelihood and leadership and disaster training . Encounter has committed to pray for Sesibche, sponsor the children of Sesibche and to fund an annual project. In addition, we will be taking annual trips to visit this community starting this summer 2019. We invite you to pray for Sesibche, Food for the Hungry and our team this summer.  Pray that God will continue to open up new avenues and opportunities to demonstrate the hope of the gospel, and that our team would be humble encouragers and supporters as we enter their community.

By investing in the mission of Encounter Church in Guatemala, you are helping team members with their expenses, which includes transportation, airfare, lodging and meals, as well has helping us to fund the $8,000 toward the health center that we will be helping to build. All gifts to Encounter Church are directed to the General Fund and may be used toward the mission of the church at the discretion of the leadership. We appreciate your desire or suggestion. You may include your preference by adding a team members name to the memo line while making your donation.

This Summer, Encounter will send a team to help come alongside the community of Sesibche and build a health center. We as a church are raising $8000 toward the health center.
The inside of the current community center in Sesibche. The health center will be the first permanent structure of the community.

The inside of the current community center in Sesibche. The health center will be the first permanent structure of the community.

A map of the community of Sesibche.

A map of the community of Sesibche.

The school in Sesibche is located about a mile away from the town and has about 150 students.

The school in Sesibche is located about a mile away from the town and has about 150 students.

The outside of the current community center in Sesibche. The health center will have a concrete foundation and stone sides.

The outside of the current community center in Sesibche. The health center will have a concrete foundation and stone sides.

Teacher Blessings

 

Part of our vision is to live life on mission. We believe the best place to start is right where we meet and for us that is at Philip Reilly Elementary School. Each week we want to bless the amazing staff at Philip Reilly by leaving “treats”. Here are some instructions and ideas.

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