Why Go on a Faith Adventure?
Before the why must come the what. What is a Faith Adventure? (Click here for upcoming FA dates.)
“Faith Adventure” is the phrase Mariners Church coined a few years ago to reflect a new outlook on short-term-mission trips. No longer is a short-term-mission trip about traveling to a distant country to do, give, fix, or convert. Rather, it’s about visiting a partner to learn, to walk-alongside, and to experience relationship. “A Faith Adventure is a ministry experience for the people of Mariners Church to engage with our global church partners. It is founded on the expectation of experiencing God in a new way as we step out in faith and explore what God is doing in and through the church in different parts of the world.” (Faith Adventure Leaders Guide)
On a Faith Adventure to Haiti, you’ll spend a week with Pastor Samuel at the Glory Glory Center. You’ll spend time with the kids, getting to know them and their dreams for the future. You’ll visit the piggery that provides jobs in the nearby community of Charlette, which was built by Sam in partnership with Mariners Church and Harvest Craft. You’ll attend church, worshipping with 300+ people from the local community, and you’ll visit the site of the future premier, private school that will financially sustain the Glory Glory Center for years to come.
Those are all good reasons to go, but there’s more to why you should consider going on a Faith Adventure. In short, it will change you! On any faith adventure, we have several goals for participants. First, we hope you’ll hear God’s voice. Second, we hope you’ll gain a deeper understanding of Biblical poverty. Third, we hope you’ll connect to your own “story” in new ways.
It’s impossible to go on a Faith Adventure, to Haiti or anywhere else, without realizing that the Church is the hope of the world, and that God is on the move across the globe. Not only is he on the move, but he wants us to be part of the movement too. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samara, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Whether God is calling you to serve others within your own home (Jerusalem), locally (Judea), regionally (Samaria) or globally (the ends of the earth), he has a plan for you. Join us in Haiti for a first-hand look at how God is bringing hope to our Haitian brothers and sisters in the midst of very difficult circumstances, and begin to explore what God might be calling you to do as part of his global family.