Global Missions

We at Trinity have always held Global Missions close to our hearts.  We have relationships with six international mission organizations:  World Vision Romania, Village Enterprise, Global Aids Interfaith Alliance, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Amor Ministries, and Mark and Ruthie Stoscher in Albania.

Trinity’s Global Missions efforts are coordinated by our Global Outreach Mission Team (GOMT).  If you are interested in helping the team do the Lord's work on a global level, the Global Outreach Ministry Team would love to have you join them.  They meet the first Monday of each month at Trinity from 7:30-8:30 pm.   Kathy Kyne is the team leader so feel free to reach out to her at kathyk20@earthlink.net.

Mission Statement of GOMT:  We nurture a passion for sharing the love of Christ by being the hands and feet of Jesus; we seek to inspire all ages in our congregation to fulfill Christ's calling to serve people throughout the world.  To fulfill this purpose, the Global Outreach Ministry team uses prayerful discernment to:

  • Select and support global missions partners who align with Trinity's mission, core values and spiritual goals.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Trinity congregation and our global mission partners.
  • Steward Trinity's resources for global missions to do what the Lord requires of us:  "To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8)


 Matthew 25:34-40: “…Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’  “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

 


Global Mission Organizations Trinity Supports:

  • Amor Ministries

    Trinity has been partnering with Amor Ministries for over 20 years to send a team of high schools students and adults to build homes for the poor in Mexico each year over spring break.  Over the years, thousands of teens and adults been deeply touched by the Mexico Trip.  Our high school students and adults report that the work they do and relationships they build are transformational and show them how God is at work in their lives and the lives of others.  Amor works with local Pastors in each area served to determine the families in need and direct where mission teams will work.  Trinity's congregation supports this trip in many ways including the annual Mexico Garage Sale and prayer, Mexico potluck, and partnering with the high school students. To get involved, watch for the announcements each year in early January.

  • World Vision romania

    Trinity has had a strong relationship with World Vision in Romania for 15 years.  Our partnership is with the World Vision staff in the city of Cluj which is in the northern part of Romania.  We have sent seven mission teams there and sponsored four reverse mission experiences, bringing eight people from Romania here.  Over the years, we have sponsored hundreds of children and currently our church community sponsors about 80.  This is a vital relationship and Trinity is one of the few churches bringing much needed resources to the amazing work of the World Vision staff in Romania.  To learn how to sponsor a child, contact Kathy Kyne at kathyk20@earthlink.net

  • Village Enterprise

    Village Enterprise works in Uganda and Kenya to identify individuals who live in extreme poverty, have no prior business experience, and are unable to provide to their family's basic needs.  They provide micro-grants as seed capital and ongoing training to enable these individuals to start their own businesses.  Village Enterprise is headquartered right here in San Carlos and was founded in 1987 by Trinity members Brian Lehman and Joan Hestenes.  Since 1987, Village Enterprise has started more than 33,000 businesses, trained more than 136,000 entrepreneurs and improved the lives of more than 700,000 women, children, and men.  We have had our members travel to Africa to see their work and currently Trinity member Pat Brown serves on their board.

  • Alongside Ministries International

    Trinity supports the Stoscher family through Alongside Ministries in Eureka, Albania as they run a run a bible school for adults from all over the world and summer camp program for disadvantaged youth in.  Mark Stoscher grew up at Trinity and many fondly remember him as he grew in faith and made decision to move to Albania. Trinity member Cathy Lehr visited the school 2013 and we are hoping to arrange larger mission trip in the near future.  Trinity was thrilled to provide financial support in 2012, through a bequest, to support the purchase of a new building to expand the school and camp.

  • Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA)

    GAIA was founded in response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. GAIA works in Malawi and provides life-saving services to rural African villages.  Through their mobile clinics, niursing schools and orphan community care programs, GAIA is connecting communities to care, seeding the next generation of healthcare professionals, and is paving the way to an AIDS-free future.  In 2013, Trinity members Mindy and Dave Pearce took a mission trip to witness GAIA's work first hand.  Their report back about the wonderful work being done by GAIA left Trinity very excited to continue to support GAIA and their work.

  • Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

    Trinity supports John Woodberry who heads the disaster recovery program at MAF.  MAF shares the love of Jesus Christ through aviation and technology so that isolated people may be physically and spiritually transformed. MAF serves people who deal with challenges due to isolation by providing aviation, communications, and learning technology services.  Their work enables over 300 organizations such as World Vision to provide medical assistance, church nurture, disaster response, community development and training.  john's role is to coordinate disaster relief programs and he has supported hurricane relief in Nicaragua, flooding in Bangladesh, Ebola outbreak in DRC/Uganda, Haiti earthquake, and much more.