Redeemer is offering a unique mission trip in partnership with one of our City to City Church plants, Infinity Bible Church in the Bronx. Redeemer has had a 10+-year relationship with this active church, and supports their numerous outreach programs aimed at alleviating the poverty and challenges of living in the poorest Congressional district in the US. Though Infinity is super-involved in their local community, they have international goals for the Gospel as well.
The church will be continuing their connection with the Casa Aleluya orphanage in Guatemala City. Infinity youth will be on this trip, and we encourage Redeemerites to partner as teammates with our brothers and sisters in the Bronx. It will be many blessings-in-one- we will not only be mentors and teammates of the Bronx youth, we will also serve Casa Aleluya alongside them.
The partnership with Casa Aleluya allows each group participant to use their individual gifts to bless the 400 children in the orphanage in their own way. Whether you are a hairdresser, cook, dentist, or coach, Casa Aleluya will encourage you to use your personal skill set to bless the children. In the last 4 years we have helped renovate the children’s dorms, throw birthday parties and pizza parties for the children, hold soccer tournaments, do local outreach in the nearby villages, host the Casa teens at a local restaurant, make tie dye T-shirts, care for and hold infants, organize hundreds of donations, build and decorate the transitional life dorms, create a garden, provide homework help and spend endless hours just loving on and playing with the children. We often spend mornings on the various projects (while the children are in school), and then spend the afternoon and evenings with the children. This 30- year old orphanage is an amazing work of God where children who would otherwise be abandoned are loved, taught in a Christian school, live in Christian homes and hear the Word of God on a daily basis.
We also serve an organization called Asociación Buena Vista, which is an elementary school, church, community center and mission center located in Chimaltenango. The center was founded four years ago by a group of missionaries, including a couple from Redeemer- Stephen and Juliet Choi. During our stay at Buena Vista we will join with other missionaries to conduct home visits in the nearby neighborhood to pray with families and bring them needed supplies like food, toiletries, and children’s toys.
You will not leave Guatemala unchanged. God’s love is so powerful there that it captures your heart and builds life-long relationships with the children and your fellow missionaries.
We stay on the orphanage campus in the visitor dorms (much like a college dorm setting), prepare our own meals, and meet missionaries from all over the world who have come to work at Casa Aleluya & Buena Vista. The trip is scheduled for August 4-14, 2017.