“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.


South Texas Children’s Home
Beeville, TX, June 13-17, 2020, (Cost $75 per person and $300 maximum for families) Leaders-Brandon and Carrie Burrows, Co-leaders-Eric and Lisa Ramirez
Details: This is the perfect mission trip for families with young children or families who have never been on a mission trip together. We will have the chance to care and minister to the children through games, swimming, and devotional times, and also work on small projects around the campus. Our families will be stay in designated houses on campus. There will also be a campus-wide cookout and an opportunity to love and encourage the houseparents of STCH.
Deadline to sign-up: May 23

New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home
Portales, NM, June 22-26, 2020, (Cost $75 per person or $300 maximum for families), Leaders: Paige Shellhorse and Tracy Wallace
Details: Join us as we travel back to the plains of eastern New Mexico to serve and care for the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home. This second-year trip will once again focus on caring and serving the children and houseparents at the Home. We will also be involved in some light construction, painting, landscaping, and organizing games and time with the children and houseparents. We will stay in campus housing and eat on the campus. We arrive on Monday, June 22 and depart on Friday, June 26. This will be a family friendly mission trip as the children at the Home will be school-age children who are raising and caring for animals for their county fair.
Deadline to sign-up: June 1

Red River Community House
Red River, NM July 6-12, 2020, (Cost $350 per person or $1000 maximum for families), Leaders: Sherrie Anderson, Co-leaders:
Details: This second-year mission trip will be a wonderful place for you and/or your family to serve and minister to the community of Red River. We will lead a VBS for the Red River Community House, participate in service projects around the city of Red River, and cooking and hosting a city-wide cookout. There will be a chance to serve and be a witness in that community. We will arrive on Tuesday, July 7th and drive away after lunch on Sunday, July 12. Our church will stay at Copper King Lodge and having our meals together at the Red River Community House.
Deadline to sign-up: June 15

Seattle Church Partners
The Mountain Church and The Summit Church, July 11-15, 2020, (Cost $675 per person) Leaders: Paige Shellhorse and René and Sabrina Maciel
Details: This is a new church planting partnership we have with The Summit Church in Issaquah, Washington, and The Mountain Church in Des Moines, Washington, both in the Seattle area. We will take two small teams this first year to work with each church and will be lodging nearby. There will be outreach, some clean up around neighborhoods, block parties, and offer childcare to allow couples to have a date night. This trip is still developing and we are working with the churches on how we can best serve them. This will be a wonderful trip to pray, encourage and support these new church plants.
Deadline to sign-up: May 15

Valley Fellowship Church (VFC)
Buena Vista, Colorado, July 23-28, 2020, Cost $75 person, Leaders: Jake and Shani Roye, Co-leaders-
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 alongside 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.
Deadline to sign-up: July 2

*Sign-up for our mission trips at VOMO.
Your invitation link is app.vomo.org/invite/org/GOSOUTHMISSIONS. When you click this link, it takes you to a form to create your volunteer account and profile. Once you have an account, you can then search and sign up for opportunities to serve, and go, and be a witness. Occasionally, there will be First Woodway service days that we will let you know about so that you can plan to serve with us.


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