Advent Conspiracy 2019
Your family can make a difference this Christmas that will last all year long! With the crazy season of Christmas beginning earlier each year, it is no wonder that people feel overwhelmed and burdened by the challenge of finding the perfect gift for everyone at a price that doesn’t cause them to cry in January! The season can become consumed with purchases that do not bring the impact that we hoped for. Let us consider something different this holiday season.
Advent Conspiracy is a series of special projects that offer Trinity church a way to bless others worldwide. It is an opportunity to work together to help those who have needs that we individually may not be able to take care of. It’s an opportunity to be strategic, planning with others to play an important part in communicating Christ’s love and grace during the holiday season.
It all boils down to love. Love from a Savior and to those around us in need. Exchanging our wants for their needs provides incredible gifts of blessing not just for the winter season, but for many it is a year-long testimony of God’s amazing love for them. We get the privilege of being involved in that blessing!
This year Advent Conspiracy at Trinity Church invites everyone and their loved ones (kids, relatives, close friends, etc.) to join in providing the financial support to assist with these special opportunities. We can help those around us see this Christmas season differently than they have before. Please consider inviting extended family and friends to talk about the different projects and consider which to invest in. Invite others who normally exchange gifts to share their opinions and come up with creative ways to help show God’s love to others this Advent season.
We hope you and your family have some fun looking through the projects to see the incredible opportunities presented. This season can be more than the rush of a Christmas morning gift blitz. This can be a gift that makes an impact for all of 2020 and even beyond!
The amount of money determined for each project represents a portion or percentage of the total amount needed by the participating organizations. Fully funding any particular project is not a practice, however providing a reasonable percentage shows significant support.
Our motivation and primary concern when considering which organizations to support is an opportunity to demonstrate God’s love and the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are many ‘good things’ to be involved in, however, the ‘Good News’ of Jesus Christ is the main thing as we seek to be a witness for our Lord. Each of these projects selected will provide support for on-going ministries, which have as their primary and ultimate goal to demonstrate the gospel both in word and in deed. Please pray through your involvement and hope you have an incredible Christmas Season!
Chimani Rural Medical Ministry
$3,000 for medical care to a group of communities near Bolivia
Trinity global workers David & Myriam Trott partner with International Tribal Missions to take medical care to a group of Chimani communities in the Beni region of Bolivia where there are no doctors and no churches. The villages are not accessible by road, but ITM has two small planes that can land on the airstrips in the jungle. The medical ministry is a way to support church planters and show God’s love and compassion in practical ways as well as providing a good opportunity to promote the growing interest in missions within the church in Bolivia. They have been able to invite young people from the churches and from Carachipampa Christian School to accompany them and gain ministry experience.
CRU Meeting Space
$3,000 for a meeting space for group meetings
After hosting a successful Veritas Forum on the merits of religion in society that drew nearly 900 students and faculty, Trinity global workers Jordan & Jenny Mason have worked to train and put 150 student Bible study leaders in place for the 19-20 school year. They are now looking to rent meeting space for the group to provide a place to encounter faith for new attendees, including Biblical teaching, community, worship, and discussions on relevant/hot topics often not addressed in a church context. They will provide training and vision for living on mission and are laying the spiritual foundation to help college students become lifelong Christ-followers.
Entrust East Africa Training
$3,000 to help train women to live out god’s word in their daily lives
Trinity global worker Corrie McCann is working to generate support for the East Africa HUB for Entrust Training in Nairobi, Kenya. The Entrust trainings “root” women not only with the knowledge and understanding of God’s Word, but also in how to apply the Truths of God’s Word into their daily lives. This leads to life change and spiritual growth so that they are transformed in the way they think and behave. After being “equipped” in an 8-day intensive time of small group learning they return to their families, local churches and ministries more able to “reach” out to those they want to disciple and equip with the same tools they have been given. The East Africa Women’s Training Hub plans to offer this training to nationals twice a year to women from Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, as well as some missionaries serving in those countries. Spain - Agua Viva Building Project
Excellence in Leading-Turkey
$4,000 for women’s leadership training
This is the program’s third year of providing ministry training to women in Turkey. Trinity global worker Linda Parker is hearing from Turkish church leaders that they would like to make these trainings available to more women. Almost half of the funds raised will be used for the development and translation of a facilitator guide that is contextualized for Turkey. The remaining funds will go to provide partial scholarships to local women for weeklong training sessions along with mentoring and mobilization of those who have completed training through regional retreats and practicums.
Factorygate Business for Transformation
$4,000 for setting up a new business to employ locals in East Asia
With a goal of setting up a new business to employ locals in making leather goods for an international market, this factory will show Christian values at work. Led by a group of global workers from Trinity and other Southern California churches, the team plans to model Christian business ethics and make inroads into the larger community as business leaders.
Light & Power Ministry
$5,000 to help with ministry expenses
Light & Power is a ministry that involves those who are affected by disability. During their weekly Sunday morning class of 60-70 in attendance, they enjoy fun worship, powerful prayer time, engaging lessons and genuine friendships. Many social events are available to attend throughout the year. Each year Light & Power hosts a prom for teens and adults with disabilities, caregivers and their families. Last spring over 400 guests from the surrounding community enjoyed hours of dancing and making new friends.
Advent Conspiracy monies are used to cover the cost for social events, fund scholarships for individuals to be involved in other church events and assist with basic needs to class members when their income runs short.
Makululu Water Project
$4,000 to provide water for a special-needs facility in Zambia
Makululu is the largest compound of Southern Africa with high levels of HIV and poverty. Trinity is partnering with Bethesda Mercy ministries who has built a center for special-needs children in this compound. The center currently has no water. This is a project that Trinity global worker Kathy Hicks has personally been involved with, in the field and financially, in hopes of reaching into a community by caring for those unable to care for themselves. Micah House
Mexico Loft House Construction
$8,000 to build three loft houses in 2020
Trinity Church has been partnering with Hands of Mercy and local pastors in Mexico to provide needy families with a new home.
Service Opportunity: March 26-29: Trinity Church will send a team of volunteers to deliver and set up these loft houses. We would love for you and your family to be a part of this mission journey south of the border.
Advent Conspiracy funds will provide three new homes to families to help make their dreams come true next year
$6,000 toward continued improvements and resource modernization
Micah House is a Trinity sponsored educational after-school program serving kids 1st to 12th grade in low-income at-risk neighborhoods. Our two locations in north Redlands partner with families and schools to provide literacy education, tutoring, and character development in an environment that is intentionally sharing Jesus!
Advent Conspiracy funds will help complete phase one of the updating and improvement
Transportation for Kenya Outreach
$3,000 for a vehicle to reach coastal Kenya with Christian teaching
Building on her partnership with Trinity for a previous medical outreach, Kenyan national Lucy Chengo has spent the last 27 years working with the Muslim Orma people in coastal Kenya. Lucy currently uses a hired vehicle to make the two-hour trek to reach the cattle-herding Orma people group. Through her efforts, 350 children are hearing Christian teaching. This project will be raising matching funds to purchase a truck for transportation to continue this outreach work.
Youth for Christ Summer Camp
$2,000 toward subsidies for students to attend camp
During her first year on the field Trinity global worker Haley Whitehurst has been working in youth ministry and is seeking project support to provide a chance to go deeper with many students who are just beginning to know Jesus for the first time. She is seeking to subsidize a number of students for a five-day camp in Lebanon during the summer of 2020.