“Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Go south to the road-the desert road-that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” Acts 8:26

Go South to the Road – United States

God has also called us to go south… and listen to the Spirit’s call and direction.  He leads us to different places, people, neighborhoods, homes, and settings to share Christ.  At First Woodway, we are ready to go wherever God sends us.  Whether it be all of the sudden or a well planned effort, we will join together to Go South to the Road.

What’s Happening Now!

We are still exploring and praying over what this partnership will look like, but we want to invite the First Woodway family to pray and dream with us for this unique opportunity. We know future trips will be planned, but our need right now is for you to pray for these two pastors and their churches, and seek if you feel called to be part of this missional effort. Click here for more details.


New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home-Portales, NM, June 24-28, Cost $75 per person – SPOTS OPEN!
Trip Leaders: René and Sabrina Maciel
Details: Join us as we travel to the plains eastern New Mexico to serve and care for the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home. This trip will be focused on caring and serving the children and houseparents of the children’s home. We will also be doing some light construction, painting, landscaping, and organizing games and time with the children and houseparents, and sharing about Christ. We will be staying and eating on the campus. We arrive on Monday, June 24 and depart on Friday, June 28. This will be a family friendly mission trip as the children at the Home will be school age children. This will also be a wonderful time to minister to the houseparents as they serve in this called ministry of house parenting. Click here to sign up!

Red River Community House, Red River, NM July 10-14, Cost $150 per person – TRIP IS FULL!
Trip Leaders: Mark and Cheryl McCoy, Co-Leaders: TBA
This will be a great trip and wonderful place for your family to serve. We will be leading a VBS for the Red River Community House, participating in service projects for the city of Red River, and cooking and hosting a city-wide cookout for Red River. We will have a chance to serve and love that community. We will arrive on the 10th and drive away after lunch on Sunday, July 14. Please be praying about how God may want to use you in Red River this summer, make plans to join us sign-up now. This trip is now full!

Buena Vista, Colorado, July 18-23, Cost $75 person – TRIP IS FULL!
Trip Leaders: Jake & Shani Roye and Scott & Celeste Hecox
Details: We partner with Valley Fellowship Church (VFC) to build community in the church body and into the community of Buena Vista, CO (BV). We do this by completing varied service projects with members of VFC working along side us. VFC has volunteers organized into teams that coordinate our various repair and minor construction service projects throughout the community of BV. Some of the things we’ve done in the past include things such as wood cutting, splitting, delivering and stacking for widows or the less fortunate that use the wood to heat their homes all winter. We have also done things such as yard work, building and mending fences, painting, staining, cleaning, repairing roofs, clearing weeds and debris to help protect from wildfires, etc. While serving we connect with widows, those with financial struggles, and different community members and serving organizations within BV. This trip is designed so that all family members will have the opportunity to be able to serve in some way. Most of the projects have the opportunity for families with children even as young as 4 years old to have something they can do. We stay on the VFC church campus where each family brings air mattresses and bedding to sleep on in their own class room in the church. Each family will need to plan to allow space while packing to help bring some of our tools up to Colorado with them and to return them to First Woodway when we finish. This trip is now full!

South Texas Children’s Home, Beeville, TX, July 24-27, Cost $75 per person – TRIP IS FULL
Trip Leaders: Brandon & Carrie Burrows and Eric & Lesa Ramirez
Details: This is the perfect mission trip for families with young children or for families who have never been on a mission trip together. All First Woodway families arrive at South Texas Children’s Home (STCH)on Wednesday evening (please provide your own transportation there and back). All families will stay in a house designed for groups (each family will have their own bedroom). We will start Wednesday evening with group time and a devotional. Thursday and Friday we will spend our mornings with the younger children on campus (preschool-6th grade) playing games and giving a short devotional. The afternoons will be dedicated to working on small projects around the campus (as needed) as well as swimming with the kids and families at the campus pool. In the evenings, we will fellowship with the youth (7th-12th graders) and play games, serve a late night snack, and share a devotional. Saturday we will provide a campus-wide cookout for all the families. Join us as we love and encourage the children and house parents of STCH! This trip is now full!

FBC-Castroville, Castroville, TX, Macedonian Mission Trip, August 8-11, Cost $75 per person – SPOTS OPEN!
Trip Leaders: René and Sabrina Maciel, Co-Leaders: TBA
Come and go with us as we answer the call to help a Texas Baptist church this summer. We will be traveling to Castroville, Texas on August 8-11 and will be serving and supporting this church in their work and ministry in Castroville. We will be driving down on the 8th and return on Sunday the 11th after church. We will assist with a church-wide discipleship training, a community wide cookout, and perform maintenance around the church. You will be an encouragement to this church, and you will be encouraged as you serve. Make plans to join us this summer as we care and bring help to this church. Sign up here to go!
And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. Acts 16:9-10

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