Brazil Mission Trip 2014
In 2013, Fayetteville First Baptist Church began a partnership with Project-70, a Baptist Church Planting Partnership in Southern Brazil. Along with 5 churches from the Dallas,Texas Metroplex, FFBC joined in supporting indigenous baptist pastors, two seminaries, and taking mission trips to the states of Minas Gerias and Santa Caterina, Brazil. FFBC agreed to help pioneer the work in Santa Caterina. In June 2013, 32 members from FFBC joined over 150 believers from Brazil in taking the gospel to the towns of Irineopolis and Campos Novos, Santa Caterina. In six days of ministry the team saw 450 people give their lives to Christ and a new church birthed in Irineopolis. Since that time, a new baptist seminary has formed in Santa Caterina and pastors have been called to the churches in Irineopolis and Campos Novos.
2014 provides a second opportunity for FFBC and others to partner with our Brazilian brothers and sisters in Santa Caterina to take the gospel to Southern Brazil. This year’s trip is April 3-12 (Fayette County Spring Break). There are only 25 spots open for the 2104 mission trip. Middle School and High School students desiring to go will need to arrange to miss school on Friday, April 4th. All Middle School students must be accompanied by at least one parent. The following provides some details about next year’s trip.
Travel Schedule (April 3-12, 2014- Tentative)
April 3- Depart Atlanta
April 4- Arrive in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Early Morning Travel by bus to Santa Caterina (towns TBD)
Opening Evening Rally in First Town
April 5-7- Town #1
April 8-10- Town #2
April 11- Travel to Sao Paulo
Late night flight From Sao Paulo to Atlanta
April 12- Arrive early morning in Atlanta
Delta (direct from ATL to GRU)
April 3- Depart ATL- 9:50pm (Delta 105)
April 4- Arrive Sao Paulo- 8:25am
April 11- Depart Sao Paulo- 9:50pm (Delta 104)
April 12- Arrive ATL- 6:35am
General Daily Schedule
Opening City Rally (first night only in both towns/cities)
$950 mission trip expense (the cost of your airline ticket ($1435.96) is covered by a church scholarship)
- $50 non-refundable deposit per person to secure a spot on the trip.
U.S. Passport Book- $135 (16yrs. and up)/$105 (Under age 16). Passport info. will be provided at the first mission trip training meeting.
Brazil Visa- $160 in person (Brazilian Consulate- Atlanta) and additional $20 if by mail or proxy. Visa information will be provided at the first mission trip training meeting. Do not apply for your Visa yet!!!
You will be responsible for all meals during travel on the trip (approx. 8)
$50 non-refundable deposit due by October 13, 2013
1/2 due by January 12, 2014
Balance due by March 16, 2014
Preparation will be an important part of the trip. We will be meeting regularly between now and the departure date to acquaint ourselves with the region, the people, and the language. We will also be spending time in practical and spiritual preparation for the trip. The following are the Mission Trip Training Meetings for the 2014 trip.
October 13, 2013
November 17, 2013
January 12, 2014
February 9, 2014
March 16, 2014
Evangelism- This team “hits the streets” to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Each team will be pairedwith a Brazilian interpreter and will share the gospel using the Evangecube. This is a high walking team.
Visitation- This team will share the gospel in homes and with people with whom the local pastor’s havepreviously made contact or set appointments. The Visitation Team will also share the gospel with others they meet as they walk around town. Each team will be paired with a Brazilian interpreter and will share the gospel using the Evangecube. This is a high walking team.
Vacation Bible School/Schools- This team primarily works with children. They run a daily ministry either ina traditional VBS format or an adjusted format for elementary aged students in local schools. This team will lead out in Bible Studies, crafts, music, and recreation. There are also opportunities to work with Middle School and High School students in local schools.
Music/Worship- This team will help lead worship at the Opening City Rallies, the Evening Worship Rallies,the afternoon municipality rallies, in the daily team devotion times, and in the schools.
Communication-This team is more specialized and consists of those interested in photography,videography, video editing, and putting together the daily slide shows for the Evening Worship Rallies.
Social/Medical- This team leads in basic medical services such as checking blood pressure, glucosechecks, etc... This team also provides a crafts element in reaching out to the city or municipality.
Pastoral- This team is made up of the American and Brazilian Pastors and focuses on preaching, teaching,and administration during the trip.
Construction (TBD)- This team, historically, has helped build pews/benches for the local churches orhelped with the construction of a local church. The need for a construction team on the 2014 trip is still TBD.