“You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

Go and Serve in the United States

God has called us to go share his love with others – including right here at home in the United States. First Woodway sends people to serve all through the year – including week long summer mission trips for the entire family and smaller fall trips to serve at the Texas/Mexico border. Come join others at First Woodway and share the GOOD NEWS with those here in the US.

Stateside Trips for 2023

 

Harlingen, TX | Nov 3-6, 2022
Team Leaders: Tom and Elizabeth Gutierrez
Cost per person: $100 and $300 per family 
Team size: 15-20
Deadline to sign up: October 21, 2022
We will once again be partnering with this Texas Baptist border mission work and Iglesia Bautista Los Vecinos in Harlingen, TX. We will be ministering to refugee boys, Los Vecinos projects in Harlingen, and assisting this church with community outreach. This is a family friendly trip which includes three-night lodging at a local hotel and five meals. We will take one van to carry some team members and have others drive personal vehicles.   

Beeville, TX |  June 15-18, 2023
Team Leaders: Brandon and Carrie Burrows
Cost: $100 per person and $300 per family 
Team size: 12-15
Deadline to sign up: May 14, 2023
Come join us on June 15-18 as we travel to Beeville, Texas to partner with the South Texas Children’s Home. We will minister to the kids and families who live there. In the morning, we plan to play games and lead devotionals with the younger children. In the evenings, we will fellowship and play games with the youth. Also, each evening, we will host a campus-wide meal for all the families. You will need to provide your own transportation and arrive by Wednesday evening, June 14. This mission trip is great for anyone of any age including families with kids. Come join others from First Woodway as we share God’s love with those at STCH.

Shoshoni, Wyoming |  June 20-25, 2023
Team Leaders: Robbie and Rhonda Jones with Tom and Elizabeth Gutierrez
Cost: $300 per person and $900 per family 
Team size: 15-20
Deadline to sign up: May 21, 2023
Come join us as we travel to Shoshoni, WY. This will be the third year that we partner with this North American Mission Board church plant. We will be leading a VBS and other community outreach events to connect the church in their community.  It is a great opportunity, but it is also non-stop trip requiring stamina. You will travel to Shoshoni on your own and the cost includes your food and lodging. 

Red River, New Mexico |  July 3-9, 2023
Team Leaders: Tom and Lynn Brooks
Cost: $400 per person and $1,200 per family 
Team size: 15-20
Deadline to sign up: June 1, 2023
Our partnership is the with the Red River Community House located in the middle of downtown. Our main objective is to connect with residents and serve their community. We will do this as we complete work projects, clear trees, lead a Good News Club, and host outreach events in the evenings at the community house. This is a great family friendly trip. You will be responsible for your own transportation, and we will stay in a lodge right in the heart of the town.  

Seattle, Washington |   July 14-19, 2023
Team Leaders: René and Sabrina Maciel
Cost: $750 per person
Team size: 10-12
Deadline to sign up: April 21, 2023 
We will partner with this newer church plant in the Seattle area. After three years, they have finally been able to secure a church location and building. We will work with them to help with outreach in their church community as well as helping them with projects in and around their church grounds. Come join us as we encourage this church in their growth and service to others.  

 Portales, New Mexico |  July 17-21, 2023
Team Leaders: TBD
Cost: $100 per person and $300 per family 
Team Size: 12-15
Deadline to sign up: June 17, 2023
Come join us on July 17-21 as we travel to Portales, NM. The Children’s Home is a residential care facility that is supported by the New Mexico Baptist Convention. We will have daily time to interact with the children and house parents through meals, chores, and work around the cottages as they care for their 4H animals. We will also be helping with some construction needs and summer jobs around the home. The housing will be in a cottage on campus. We will leave on Monday morning and return home Friday morning. This would be a great trip for a family to go and serve these children.