Hurricane Harvey Relief Mission Trip
- We are sending a team to help with relief efforts in the Pearland, Texas area outside of Houston. Our team is partnering with Samaritan's Purse and Crosspoint Church to help with cleaning out homes for those that have been devastated by the recent hurricane. The trip will be October 21-28. The cost of the trip is $225 per person. Teens that are at least 14 years old are welcome to come with a parent. Click the link below to request more information.
Stay tuned for other upcoming missions opportunities. We take short-term summer missions trips to places like Guadalajara, Mexico and Tartu, Estonia. Interested in a future trip? Contact Jimmy Smith.
Stapleton Church seeks to bring the transforming power of Jesus to the world-. We desire to support missionaries and maintain genuine relationships with them. Our Missions Partnership model focuses on five key areas:
- Intentional prayer
- Financial support
- Partner care
- Short-term teams
- Effective communication
The Nelsons - Guadalajara, Mexico
Dan and Melinda Nelson
Children: Diana, Karina, Adrian and Marcos
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
The Ogburns - Boston, MA
Global Service Network
Children: Christine and Jonah
The Mellis - Germany
Art and Beckie Melli
Youth For Christ - EMENA (Europe, Middle East, North Africa)
The Poriers - Estonia
Crick and Mindy Porier
Kids: Faith and Asher
Beth Ann Erickson - Estonia
Beth Ann’s vision is to help make Christ-following disciples in Estonia. Located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, Estonia is considered one of the most atheistic countries in the world. Beth Ann heard and obeyed God’s call to invest her full-time efforts to the share the Gospel of Jesus there.
Beth Ann spent several years teaching at-risk youth in the city of Denver while she was a member of Stapleton Church. She now serves with an established evangelical church, Kolgata Church (Tartu, Estonia), to engage in discipling and developing the next generation of leaders in Estonia. Currently, she is learning the language and culture, but has already begun partnering with Kolgata Church to minister full-time to youth and young adults. As the youth mature, her dream is to help them plant churches all over Estonia.
Jimmy Smith - Boulder, CO
Jimmy is passionate about cross-cultural ministry, and he coordinates Horizons International’s training ministry. Jimmy teaches the Church, missionaries and countless believers how to engage - Muslims in a way that shows God’s wonderful love and leads them to Jesus. His work primarily impacts the U.S., but also extends to activities in Lebanon, Canada, Hong Kong, North Africa and other points around the world.
15 Ways to Pray for Missionaries
By far, the greatest way we can support our missionaries in true partnership is to regularly pray for them. In addition to specific prayer requests mentioned in their newsletters and websites, here is a list of ways you can pray on behalf of your missionaries.
- Love for God
Pray that your missionaries will love God so much that they will always want to serve Him.
- Love for others
Pray that God will help your missionaries love each other and everyone else (1 Thessalonians 3:12).
- A deeper relationship with God
Pray that your missionaries would follow Jesus’ example. It’s hard to imagine any missionary having a busier life that Jesus did; yet He always took time to pray to His Father.
- Spirit-controlled lives
Pray that all of your missionaries will do what God wants them to do.
- The fruit of the spirit
Pray that your missionaries will live so others can see them doing things that show they love God.
- Wisdom and knowledge
Pray that missionaries will know they have good thoughts, be honest, love peace, be kind to others and obey God as you can read in the Bible (James 3:17).
Pray that God will give your missionaries courage to pray as Paul did in Ephesians 6:19, that every time they will speak God’s Word.
- Receptive hearts
Pray that God will help your missionaries find people who want to learn about Jesus.
Pray that your missionaries will be very happy to teach people to obey everything Jesus commanded (Matthew 28:20).
- Strong faith
The apostles once asked Jesus: “Increase our faith!” Pray that your missionaries will have great faith that will lead them to ask great things of our Lord.
Pray that your missionaries will follow Paul’s advice to the Corinthians: “Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58).
- Strong family
Living in other countries can be hard for the missionaries. Pray that missionary families will be close to one another and have stronger families.
Sometimes missionaries are in danger. Join Jesus in praying to the Father: “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one” (John 17:15).
- Material needs
Missionaries often have to live in places that are not comfortable. They may have no running water, hard beds and no stoves. They may not have very much money. Pray that God will give them the things they need so they can do their work “according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
- Health and strength
Some places in the world today are not safe. Missionaries may be sick, or someone might steal from them. Pray that God will make them healthy and strong so they can bring Him glory and have all the good things they need.