Mission Opportunities

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

Guatemala with Living Water International: April 7-14, 2018
Participants will work in one local community drilling a water well and supporting Living Water in-country staff with health and hygiene lessons. Teams will use trailer-mounted drill rigs set up for either air or mud rotary drilling. If all goes according to plan, the team will enjoy a dedication ceremony with the community.

For more information or to register for this opportunity, please contact , 713-267-5013.

Guatemala with Grace en Español: December 2018
Grace’s supported missionary, Constantino Santiago, will guide us as we serve the village of Patulup in the western highlands of Guatemala. We will spend time engaging with local children and presenting them with the Gospel message, perform landscaping and maintenance to the church building, and encourage our brothers and sisters of the Fe Maya congregations.

This is a family mission trip, so children school-age and older are welcome to join their parents. Cost is $800 per person.

For more information or to register for this opportunity, please contact .

For more information on any of these opportunities contact , Director of Mission Partners, 713-267-5035.

Read stories of how Grace members and partners are making Jesus visible in our community and around the world.

Immunization Clinic: Walnut Bend Elementary School, August 2016

Grace members participated in an immunization clinic sponsored by Making It Better and hosted at Walnut Bend Elementary School on August 16, 2016. Volunteers played with the children and entertained them while families waited for their appointments. For several weeks in July and August, school supplies and backpacks were collected for this event. The Frownbusters clown troupe was also on hand for some smiles.

Read about the clinic in this article from The Katy News.

Thanks to each and every one of you for coming to volunteer! We had the biggest year ever and we are so grateful for all the helping hands. We have been doing this immunization clinic for seven years now and we doubled our record from last year – 109 children were vaccinated and over 1,000 immunizations were done! Texas Children’s Hospital told us they had to call for extra doctors and nurses to come and they even had to go get more immunization supplies.

We gave out almost every single book that Making It Better had brought, including 49 copies of Jesus Calling books versions for all ages and NLT Bibles. The Jesus Calling books in Spanish were a big hit and we’ll more of those for next year. These are great for the kids to read on their own or for parents to read to their children.

The kids were so excited to pick out backpacks and school supplies, too; t was clear that so many of the kids didn’t have a backpack or much in the way of school supplies to start their year. Thank you to everyone who donated school supplies, backpacks, or cash to buy school supplies.

We know the kids enjoyed your company yesterday and Grace Presbyterian’s awesome clowns!

Laurie Schmid & Kelly Bukholt

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Katie and Jordan Goodie: Chi Alpha at West Virginia University, August 2016

Katie and Jordan Goodie lead the Chi Alpha chapter on the campus of West Virginia University. They have a young daughter, Zoe.

Dear friends and family,

Over 30,000 students have flooded our city as the new school year is upon us! Jordan, our team, and our 34 small group leaders have been serving and loving on students all day in the heat! In two days, they have helped over 500 students move into their dorms! It’s so cool to watch students who were recently new themselves come out and serve parents and students for Jesus. Several students who weren’t Christians a year ago were impacted by Jesus’ love, and are now serving and discipling students in a similar way. It is very humbling to watch and be a part of what God is doing in their lives.

We’ve worked hard the past month, planning for the next school year and having our first event of the year, Leader’s Retreat weekend. In Luke 10:2, Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” God is giving WVU Chi Alpha more workers, and we’re praying for them to be quality followers of Jesus and leaders on campus! We have all types of events going on which allow us to meet many more students. Please pray with us; we want to see over 150 students this year. We had 20 small group leaders last year and we hope to double that. We have all these goals for growth and we’re busy meeting students, building relationships, and telling people about Jesus. Amidst all this activity, Psalms 127 rings true, “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.”

Thank you for your love, support, and prayers!

Sincerely,
Katie & Jordan Goodie

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Laura Smith: Hungary, August 2016

Grace member Laura Smith is in Budapest, Hungary teaching first grade at the International Christian School of Budapest.

Hi, friends at Grace Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood!

Thanks for all of your love and prayers! I am so thankful to both of my churches for all that you have done for me. Please communicate to the mission team members at each church how grateful I am for their support. I will do my absolute best to stay in touch and let you know how everything is going! I’ll be home over the Christmas holidays. I plan to be at FPCK on Dec. 24/25th and at Grace on Jan. 1st.

Calendar:
Wed., Aug. 31 – First day of school!
Wed., Dec. 21 to Sun. Jan. 8 – Christmas Break, trip home to Texas
Sun., Jan. 8 – Return to Budapest
Tues., Jan. 10 – Classes resume after Christmas break
Thurs., June 8 – Last day of school
Fri., June 9 – Teacher Workday

I love y’all!

Love,
Laura

Laura Smith

Harper Rae Jones: Botswana, July 2016

Dear Grace Church,

Thank you again for your support and prayers throughout the process of my mission to Gaborone, Botswana this summer. I’m so grateful you answered the call to partner with me in my journey this summer, and I want you to know the miraculous work the Lord did through your support.

Our five weeks in Botswana were spent doing various kinds of ministry in partnership with the students involved in Cru at the University of Botswana (UB). We spent time evangelizing in a village, showed the Jesus Film four times, prayerwalking, volunteering at a school for children with disabilities and evangelizing on the campus of UB. It’s so humbling to think that God chose my team and me to be His messengers and to spread the truth about Him in Gaborone.

In the village of Mmathubudukwane during our first week, I met an 18-year-old girl named Gorata who was getting ready to start her freshman year at UB. We bonded over our faith and became fast friends as we talked about the challenges and joys of living faith out in all aspects of our lives. Gorata is one of those people you feel like you’ve known your entire life after a 30-minute conversation with her. We stayed in touch via Facebook Messenger after I left the village, and she ended up meeting us to evangelize on campus later in our trip. I learned so much from Gorata’s boldness and her desire to share the love of Jesus on a campus where she hadn’t even begun classes yet. Gorata taught me how to be fearless for the sake of the gospel, and I’m so grateful for the friendship we have.

Although the numbers and statistics were not the priority in our mission, I praise the Lord for the number of lives He changed this summer, including my own. Through the grace of God and for His glory, our time in the Botswana resulted in 201 personal decisions to follow Christ! The way He presented conversations and transformed hearts was so encouraging and says so much about His amazing power. He is good, and He is faithful. He worked in ridiculous, scandalous, miraculous ways this summer – all for His glory and the expansion of His kingdom. That is definitely something worth celebrating!

Thank you again for your contribution to my incredible summer!

In Him,
Harper Rae Jones

Harper and Friends Harper and Kids

Monthly WHAM Food Drive

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Sunday, March 4 Help collect food and other necessity items for WHAM (West Houston Assistance Ministry). Collection bins will be located inside the Chapel and Sanctuary entrances, and in the Massey-Tucker Hall Lobby. Focus items will be peanut butter and…

Grace Day at the Houston Food Bank

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April 7 from 1-4 p.m. Bless our neighbors across Houston while in fellowship with Grace at the Houston Food Bank. For more information and to register please contact more information and to register, contact Paul Mancillas or 832-260-8329.

Hungary: The Johnsons

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Barbara and Steve Johnson Budapest, Hungary Steve and Barbara were sent out as Grace missionaries in 1992. At that time they had no children, just a calling to disciple young people and share the Gospel in Eastern Europe.  They have...

Hungary: The Phoms

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Rosie and Akap Phom Budapest, Hungary Rosie, Akap and their daughters, Emma and Eliza, live in Budapest, Hungary and serve with Youth with a Mission (YWAM). Akap is from India and Rosie is from Serbia. Akap completed DTS (Discipleship Training...