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Short-Term Mission Opportunities!

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North America and Caribbean

Mexico ("Club Dust") 2015

Purpose/Mission Description: Bring the love of God to the rural poor of Mexico! Help build houses for those who have none! This outreach is one of the best all-age & family-friendly mission trips at TLC! It's also one of our least expensive non-local missions!

Dates: December 27-31 2015.

Cost: TBA. (As an approximation, last year's costs were: $235 per adult, $100 for children ages 7-11; $80 for children 6 & under. This includes all lodging, food, & ministry supplies.)

Register: Visit www.clubdust.org and await the beginning of registration for the December 2015 mission (will likely begin in the fall).

Transportation: Either the TLC bus (free) or on you own (at your expense) to the rendezvous point at San Diego airport (then car/bus pool across the border).

Team Meetings: One team orientation meeting will take place in the late fall.  Date & time TBA.

For more information and to be placed on the "I'm interested, keep me informed" email listing, contact Paul Spurlock at paul@tlc.org or 465-3380.  After October 1, contact Jim Josselyn at jim@tlc.org or 831-465-3331. To learn more about Club Dust, visit www.clubdust.org.


Oregon ("Camp Attitude") 2015

Purpose/Mission Description: Like the Joni & Friends camp, serve those with special needs! The extra-special feature of "Camp Attitude" is that is was created by TLC member Dan Whitney! A great all age and family mission opportunity!

Dates: Typically July - More to come as the summer approaches.  

TLC's (High School group) will go in August.  Contact Pastor Steve Craig at steve@tlc.org or Judy Littlefield at judy@tlc.org / 465-3370 for more information about this trip for High Schoolers.

To learn more (about family, all-comers & adult-age trips like this one), contact Pastor Jim Josselyn at jim@tlc.org or 831-465-3331.


San Francisco Inner City 2015

Purpose/Mission Description: "San Francisco Mission Outpost" is an inner-city ministry that reaches out to the needy (e.g. provide food, serve in rescue missions, do repair work and assist AIDS sufferers). We've been invited to join in their outreach in a manner that will surely change your understanding of the City by the Bay, as we lodge (bunk style), eat and serve together for an unforgettable weekend! We will be constructing a play structure and conducting an one day Children's event.

Dates: May 23-25, 2015. We depart for San Francisco at 9 AM on Saturday morning and have lunch on the way. We return Monday in the late afternoon.  

Information Meetings: To be announced.

Cost: $150 includes all lodging and meals (except for stops en route).

For more information, contact Paul Spurlock at paul@tlc.org or 465-3380.  (From February on,) contact team leaders Todd & Angela Creamer at angelacreamer@gmail.com or toddc2gengrs.com or 594-4757.

Watsonville 

Purpose:  Help build an addition to a missionary's home!  

Dates:  Fall 2015 & into the winter, as the specific stages are needed.

Cost:  $0

For more information, contact Elwin Claassen at evclaassen@sbcglobal.net or 438-2765.

Europe

Italy ("Festival Arzano") 2015

Purpose/Mission Description: To help staff & run an incredible evangelistic outreach "Festival" (think mini-TLC "Fun Fest") in Arzano with our missionaries, Doug and Dee Valenzuela!  In the last 20 years, these biannual festivals have resulted in many converting to Christ and the birth of two brand new churches, one in Casoria and the other in Arzano. Combined, approximately 750 new believers form the congregations of these two churches! According to the Valenzuela's, no other churches like these (in size & dynamism) exists in all of Italy! Without a doubt, this is TLC's most explicitly evangelistic short term mission.

Dates:  Sept.  2 - 16, 2015.  

Information Meeting:  TBA, sometime in February of 2015.

Cost:  Usually around $2000 PLUS airfare.

Contact:  For more information, contact team leaders Marty & Shelly Hernandez at MHhernandezca@aol.com.

Join the conversation at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/festivalarzano/

Asia

India (Little Flock Children's Home) 2016

Purpose/Mission Description: Our purpose is to tangibly show the love of Jesus by running dental, medical and optical clinics in a remote area. We will once again partner with Little Flock Children's Home. We're ESPECIALLY looking for dentists, dental assistants, physicians, ophthalmologists, nurses, hygienists and simply (untrained but willing) people who can act as support to the medical staff and help with other children's & teens activities. Carpentry & masonry workers are needed as well. In a good way, you'll never be the same after taking part in this incredible mission!

Dates: Jan. 2016

Information Meeting:  TBA

Cost: Approximately $3000. May change due to flight costs. Additional costs are passport fee, Indian Visa ($100), vaccinations if needed, meals on layover, and Indian womens' clothes (about $12).

Team Size: Typically, this mission fills up quickly and has a maximum number of roster spots, so don't delay in contacting team leader Laurie Schlaepfer if seriously interested (see contact data below).

Training Meetings: Training meetings will be held in preparation prior to the trip. Mandatory attendance is necessary in order to attend the mission trip. Locations, dates & times TBA.

Requirements:

  • Application and interview (if a first-timer) with Pastor Paul Spurlock. To schedule an interview, contact paul@tlc.org or 831-465-3380.
  • Passport & VISA
  • Fundraise $2,900-$3000
  • Immunizations (specifics TBA at team meetings)
  • Attend all training meetings
  • Come with a great attitude ready to serve!

For more information, please contact Laurie Schlaepfer at lauriesch@me.com

Japan 2015

Purpose/Mission Description: TLC missionaries Ken & Bola Taylor have once again invited us to assist in their Missionary Family Retreat by running junior high and high school program.

Dates: April 21- 30, 2015

Team Size: 7. 

Cost: Approximately $2000, depending on airfare (ground costs are $900, plus airfare)

Information Meetings: To be announced.

For more information, contact team leader Richelle Latona at richelle@tlc.org or 465-3338.


Africa

Ivory Coast 2016

Purpose/Mission Description: A decade ago, TLC sent a small team of IT specialists to establish the first ever computer network in Korhogo, Ivory Coast, to serve the needs of a small Bible college. While the network is still in operation, it is in dire need of upgrading. That need, along with the goal of creating a literary center, has brought about an invitation by TLC missionary to the French speaking countries of Africa, Jonathan Finley, to ask us to return and address these two exciting and impacting opportunities!

Dates: Feb. 2016.

Informational Meetings: To be announced.

Team size: 5 - 8

Cost: Approximately $2,500 - $3,000, depending on airfare.

For more information, contact team leader Kurt Carlton at kurt@tlc.org.


South Africa - 2016

Purpose/Mission Description: Help support TLC's mission partner Lisa Poll and her ministry "P.L.A.Y." We will help run camp for kids as counselors and program directors!

Dates: Jan. 2016.

Informational Meetings:  To be announced.

Team size: 10 - 15

Cost: Approximately $3,000 - $3,500, depending on airfare.

For more information, contact team leader Eric Swanson-Dexel at eric@camphammer.com.