MISSIONS

2018 SUMMER MISSION TRIP
This summer’s mission trip (ages 12 thru Adult) was June 17-22 in San Diego. The location was different than last year and gave us an opportunity to experience other agencies than in 2017. Our projects were at a summer kids’ camp, and the Salvation Army food pantry. Thank you to the Redeemer Mission Fund for supporting this trip! 
See pictures from the trip HERE.
 
See pictures from the 2017 trip HERE
REDEEMER SERVES
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
 
This is not an event it is a movement! We as a church family desire to commit over 4000 hours of service to our community, being the hands and feet of Jesus. Service is part of the fabric of our Christian lives. Making a difference in our community or in someone’s life is a calling for which God has gifted His people. We are not a passive people but a faith community that engages our village, neighborhoods, and people. with the love of Jesus. Our Growth Groups and individual members are invited to record their hours and share their stories as together we serve our community.
 

Sunday Serve Day:  April 22, 2018

Families gathered in the Fellowship Hall and put together Hygiene kits filled with toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, etc, into special bags provided by Smile-Paks. These kits will be sent to countries effected by the recent hurricanes.

Saturday Serve Day:  June 3, 2017

 
Interfaith Breakfast
Prepare breakfast at the church and then deliver and serve it to the men seeking employment at the Inferfaith location in Carlsbad. Spanish speaking a plus. To find out more about Interfaith and the programs they offer, visit the Interfaith website HERE
Solutions for Change – Children’s Activities
Children’s Activity Day! There are over 80 children living at the main campus. We will bring stories and crafts, sing songs, etc and interact with kids aged 5-9 and give them a special fun morning! Visit Solutions for Change website for more information about their transition programs.
Community Resource Center – Cleaning and Painting
Organizing, cleaning and painting at their food distribution center in Encinitas. Signed waiver required. Wear work clothes and closed toed shoes. Age 14+. Click HERE for more information about CRC.
Sunrise Senior Living – Cleaning and Socializing
Clean Dining Room Tables, Bistro Chairs & Resident’s Chairs. They will have cleaning supplies.  Sit and Chat with Residents, bible readings, cards, crafts, etc.  Piano Playing & Singing a Bonus!! To find out more about this facility, click HERE to visit the Sunrise website.
Leo Carrillo Ranch Trail Cleanup
Head outdoors and celebrate National Trails Day at Leo Carrillo Ranch to help beautify the property. We will do some Trail Cleanup, Weeding, Trimming Bushes and Trash Pick Up. Wear work clothes, work gloves, and long sleeves if you would like. Click HERE to find out more about the ranch.
Goody Bags
We will stay at Redeemer by the Sea and prepare Goody bags for two groups:
– Interfaith Needs 30+ Goody Bags for Unemployed Men, which may include: Work shirts, Gloves, Hats, Razors, Shave Cream, Undershirts – Sunrise Needs 20+ Goody Bags for Bedridden Seniors which may include items such as Puzzles, Cards, Coloring Books, Markers, Word Searches
Volunteer Meals at Redeemer
Arrive early (approximately 8am) to prepare some light breakfast items for the volunteers. Then prepare/order/pickup lunch so that it is ready when they return. 
 
For more information contact Kerry Vara in the office.

Mission Minute – San Diego Rescue Mission

In December, your Mission Fund donation and our special collection went to San Diego Rescue Mission whose mission is to lovingly address the needs of men, women and children experiencing homelessness by sharing the Good News of Salvation and providing a holistic approach to rehabilitation and recovery.

Their Programs Are:

Emergency Shelter for Women and Children, Haven of Hope, Women and Children’s Center, Haven of Hope Preschool, Recuperative Care Unit, Therapeutic Services, Transitional Housing, Job Training, Spiritual Training, Partners for Hunger Relief, And the Men’s Center: The 12-month state-licensed residential rehabilitation program providing the tools, training and spiritual foundation to transform their lives.

The Men’s Center is in the greatest financial need, so in December, your donations went there.

To see a video on the Mission, click HERE

Thank you, and please keep the Mission Fund strong! Linda Staehr, Council Chair, Missions and Evangelism



Mission Minute – Dec 2018

In November, your Mission Funds went to Cindy Zirbel Wrucke, a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Missionary, serving in Eurasia as the Director of Communications. Missionaries are to raise all their own funds.  I had a meeting here at the Church with Cindy, and she shared with me many great things that the Lord is doing in the Eurasia Churches. 
Specifically in Germany, the Muslim refugees are escaping Sharea law, and are filling the empty churches. She sees 1,000 baptisms a year. The churches are expected to do social outreach; Cindy finds ways to help them. She goes to the homes of church visitors with baked goods, answers any questions they may have, and gets them involved in church activities. The Lutheran Heritage Foundation helps with bi-lingual church literature and bibles.
In mostly Muslim Mongolia, they are seeking farmers from the U.S. to teach them agriculture methods. 
There is more information about Cindy on the counter in the lobby near the other brochures, or you can read more HERE.
Thank you very much for your continued support of the Mission Fund at Redeemer by the Sea.
Contact Linda for more information. 


Mission Minute

In October your Mission Fund contribution of $750 went to Christian Solidarity International (CSI), an international Christian human rights organization, campaigning for religious liberty and human dignity, and assisting victims of religious persecution, victimized children and victims of catastrophe. CSI is currently the only organization working to liberate Christians and other South Sudanese forced into slavery by government-backed forces during the Sudanese civil war.
Read more about the critical work of CSI HERE  and see the important video HERE.

Thank you, and if you would like to insure that Redeemer by the Sea continues to make monthly contributions to worthy charities, you can designate your offering by marking “Missions” on your envelope or check.

Linda Staehr
Evangelism & Missions Chair