Missions

Check back here for all things regarding our missions trip to the Dominican Republic!

CLICK HERE to download the 2013 information packet.


“Seek the Lord, Go on Mission, Avoid Kyle” Wednesday Night Service 7/20/11
(DR Testimonies: First 15 Minutes)

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New Brunswick Service Weekend

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New Brunswick Service Weekend

WHEN

    • July 8th from 9am-5pm and July 9th from 8am-6pm

WHERE

      • We’ll be serving in New Brunswick, New Jersey! – Our heart is to serve locally and bless God right where we are.
      • We will meet at the teencenter on both Saturday and Sunday

WHAT

      • We are coming alongside Pastor Jay Colbeth, a former missionary to New Zealand and senior pastor of Calvary New Brunswick. Calvary Chapel New Brunswick will be putting on an outreach called Church In The Park and we will help them set everything up, run the event, and break everything down. This will help their leaders connect with people in the town and hopefully draw people closer to Jesus
      • We are limiting the trip to 9 students! Signing up quickly is important!

HOW MUCH

      • Bring $20 for food. That will cover both days.

MORE INFO? “You can email (brianhiggins@ccob.org) or call (732-479-0632) Brian Higgins with any questions you have about this year’s trip.

Ignite 2016 Dominican Republic Missions Trip

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Ignite 2016 Dominican Republic Missions Trip

WHEN

  • August 5th to August 11th (6 day trip – AIRPORTS: EWR to SDQ – direct)
  • Missions Trip Applications are due on Wednesday, April 27th w/$150 deposit (Write the check out to “CCOB” and earmark the memo “Ignite DR Missions Trip”)

WHERE

  • Dominican Republic – Staying in Juan Dolio (20 mins from Santo Domingo)
  • We are staying at the Los Marlins Hotel (same hotel CCS Seniors used)

WHAT

  • We are coming alongside Jay Munoz, a former SCORE International missionary. He currently heads up various discipleship ministries across multiple villages. Our goal is to aid him by spending time at those churches (all in safe locations), doing very light construction like painting and putting up wire fencing, helping to feed a village, and helping him share the gospel.
  • We will have training meetings to prepare students for each of these activities.
  • A Passport is required. If you are praying about the trip, you should begin the passport application process.
  • We what to bring 12 students (grades 6-8) and 6 leaders.

HOW MUCH

  • $1150 per person. We highly recommend sending out support letters to help.

INTERESTED

  • PRAY! This trip will have lots of fun, but it’s serious business. Serving Jesus is what we are commanded to do in the Bible, and doing that in this way requires some commitment. Make sure you are reading the Bible daily to get ready. That’s how service flows best. You can fill out an application form and return it to Brian Higgins by the appropriate date.

MORE INFO? “You can email (brianhiggins@ccob.org) or call (732-479-0632) Brian Higgins with any questions you have about this year’s trip.

FORMS
Download the Information Packet here
Download the Application here

Ignite DR Trip 2015

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Ignite DR Trip 2015

The Ignite Jr. High Youth Group will be having our annual Dominican Republic Mission Trip on July 24th – July 30th.  Below is all the information you’ll need.

 

 

WHEN:

–       July 24th to July 30th (6 day trip – AIRPORTS: EWR to SDQ – direct)

–       Missions Trip Applications are due on Wednesday, April 1st.

–       $250 deposit is due Wednesday, April 1st. Applications can be handed in before deposits are due.

Write the check out to “CCOB” and earmark the memo “Ignite DR Missions Trip”

 

WHERE:

 

–       Dominican Republic – Staying in Juan Dolio (20 mins from Santo Domingo)

–       We are staying at the Los Marlins Hotel (same hotel CCS Seniors used)

 

 

 

 

WHAT:

–       We are coming alongside Jay Munoz, a former SCORE International missionary. He currently heads up various discipleship ministries across multiple villages. Our goal is to aid him by spending time at those churches (all in safe locations), doing very light construction like painting and putting up wire fencing, helping to feed a village, and helping him share the gospel. We will have training meetings to prepare students for each of these activities.

–       A Passport is required. If you are praying about the trip, you should begin the passport application process.

–       We what to bring 16 students (grades 6-8) and 8 leaders.

HOW MUCH:  

$1075 per person. We highly recommend sending out support letters to   help.

 

INTERESTED: –       PRAY! This trip will have lots of fun, but it’s serious business. Serving Jesus is what we are commanded to do in the Bible, and doing that in this way requires some commitment. Make sure you are reading the Bible daily to get ready. That’s how service flows best. You can fill out an application form and return it to Brian Higgins by the appropriate date.

 

MORE INFO? –       You can email (brianhiggins@ccob.org) or call (732-479-0632) Pastor Brian with any questions you have about this year’s trip.

 

 

Download the printable version Information Packet and Application Questions here.

Ignite DR 2014 – Day 5

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When we first set out on this trip, our aim was to help Pastor Jay reach out to the community children who do not currently come to the churches.  That is exactly what we got to do today.

At 9am, we loaded into our bus and went out to a very poor sugarcane village.  One of the 6 churches planted by Jay was in this village, and we got to use today to put on a day of games and competitions.  About 60 kids came out from that village and the surrounding areas.  It was amazing to see a large groups of kids all come out to be apart of something a church was putting on.

Through the day, we played all sorts of different field games, ran races, and played baseball with them.  Roughly 30 percent of the kids there were not attendants of the churches, so it was good to know we were being used to reach new people.  Our hope is that God used our time playing with them to make them feel more comfortable with being around the church.  It’s exciting to think what God might do from there.

Tomorrow, we do our village feed and help out with a movie outreach to the community.  Pray the Lord blesses it mightily.

Our team remains in good health and many are saddened to realize that our trip ends very soon.  Even so, we are excited to see you all again and tell all the stories we’ve made.

God bless you all.

Ignite DR 2014 – Day 4

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Ignite DR 2014 – Day 4

Today, the Dominican team got into more of the work we wanted to accomplish coming down here.

We went to the church in Consuelito, the same place we attended service yesterday, to help them accomplish a couple jobs they have wanted to do for a while.  The first was we painted one of the church buildings on both the outside and inside.  One thing that we have observed here in the Dominican Republic is that people always bring their best to church, particularly in terms of clothing.  Pastors always wear suits and ties because, in their culture, you want to show your seriousness in coming before God.  This makes the presentation of the building a very important thing.  If a church can get their building to look as good as possible, a community may be more prone to take that church seriously.

At this same church, we installed a chicken wire fence around the barrier of the property.  They have had some fences made of pieces of trees and barbed wire before, but none of the previous fences were terribly sturdy.  What they’ve found is while they cook for the kids who are apart of the Timothy Project, animals from the community sneak under the fence and disrupt the work.  Installing this fence will go a long way in keeping animals hungry for food away from children who are hungry for the word of God.

We didn’t work alone on either of these projects.  Pastor Jay invited members from the church, particularly the kids, to join us.  Our team was evenly numbered with village children making for a fun work dynamic.  It was hard at first learning to communicate, but everyone figured out how to share common ideas and gelled together as a team.  One of the scriptures that has come up multiple times while we have been here has been 1 Corinthians 12, which says we are one body with many members.  It was great to see a living example of this.

For lunch, we brought the ingredients for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as well as tuna sandwiches.  These were prepared by women in the church and specially cleaned tables.  We got back to the hotel around 4:15 and will be heading out to a restaurant for dinner around 6.  This is a place we have been going to for years, and returning kids are always excited to go back.

The kids are still all in good health, good spirits, and have good unity as a team.  Thank you for your continued prayers.  They are both appreciated and coveted.

I’ll be posting more pictures on the facebook page tonight after dinner.  God bless you all and please continue in prayer for us!

Ignite DR 2014 – Day 3

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Ignite DR 2014 – Day 3

Hello again from just a few hours south by plane!  Day three of the trip was a bit of a Sabbath for us, but was in every way useful to the trip.

We began the day by attending the church where Pastor Jay teaches.  Though small and simple, it was amazing to see how the church was certainly filled with the love and joy of Christ.  Everyone who attended the service shook all of our hands and made a great effort to reach out to us however they could.  Pastor Jay is a very passionate preacher, and even though there was a language barrier, it was very clear that his greatest concern was for everyone there to know more of Jesus.

After that, we did not go to work anywhere.  Here in the Dominican, to work on Sunday for missions would leave a bad testimony in the communities we are serving.  To avoid that, we took the rest of the day to simply relax and see the area.  After the church, we went to the beach and hung out together before spending the rest of the night in the hotel.

Tomorrow, we will be going to the same village we were in for church to help them do some painting and fence installation.  This area is one with some real needs, so we are excited to help.  It is crazy thinking our trip is half over, but it is exciting to know most of our work is still ahead of us.

The team is happy, healthy, and in good spirits.  Everyone is looking forward to more time working.  Your prayers are certainly working.  We all look forward to seeing you all again.

Ignite DR 2014 – Day 1&2

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Ignite DR 2014 – Day 1&2

Greeters from all of us down here in the Dominican!  This message comes from a happy, healthy, and moderately well slept missions team of 11 students and 4 leaders.

We left the States after meeting at the church at 3:40 in the morning!!! We took a smooth flight down and landed around 11:15 and meet up with Pastor Jay and Principal Eric Morris.  We loaded our luggage into a van, had lunch at Burger King, and then went to learn what we were getting into.

Our first stop was an old Catholic church.  The city of San Pedro is home to one of the first Catholic churches ever built in the Americas, so we toured around there to get an understanding of what a very Catholic culture is like.  After that, we went to see the Timothy Project Library, a library founded by Pastor Jay to aid the discipleship/outreach project he runs.  Here, we got a fuller understanding of what he does and what we were here to do.

After that, we spent some time handing out Bibles in front of a major university.  In about 15 minutes, we were able to hand out almost 200 Bibles, a feat that seems impossible in America. It was great to see the excitement on the faces of the kids as we got to reach out with the word of God.

Today, we started by going to the Timothy Project.  This is a project run by Pastor Jay reaching out to kids in the community.  Every Saturday, over 100 kids come to his facility in the city of Guaymate to received 2 meals and an education in the word of God.  We sat in on a spanish class and then got time to play with the kids.  These are the same kids we will be running a type of VBS for later in the week, so it was great to establish some relationships.  Things were a little timid at first, but everyone warmed up nicely and bonded.  For lunch, the women at the facility prepared rice and beans and ate with the kids.

After that, we went to see some of the sugarcane villages where they have planted churches.  These villages are inhabited by Haitians who were brought over specifically to work the fields. The Haitians were brought over with the promise of work but were denied legal papers and cannot now go anywhere else.  They are paid very little and are not citizens, so they are in a deep level of poverty.  This was very eye opening for our kids.

We stopped at Dominos for dinner, spent some time hanging out at the hotel pool, and then had a great time reading the word together and talking about the first two days.  We are excited for what the rest of this trip will bring.

More updates will come as the trip goes on.  God bless you all, thank you for your prayers, and we’re excited to see you all soon.

Dominican Republic 2014

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Dominican Republic 2014

The 2014 Ignite Dominican Republic missions trip will be from July 25th to July 31st.  Jesus tells us to go and make disciples of all nations, and this trip will help give students the chance to do just that in the Dominican Republic.  Here are the details you need to be aware of.

 

 WHEN: –   July 25th to July 31st (6 day trip – AIRPORTS: EWR to SDQ – direct)-   There is an info meeting for parents on Wednesday, May 7th after service @ 9pm.

–   Missions Trip Applications are due on Wednesday, May 14th w/$250 deposit

Write the check out to “CCOB” and earmark the memo “Ignite DR Missions Trip”

WHERE:

 

–  Dominican Republic – Staying in Juan Dolio (20 mins from Santo Domingo)-  We are staying at the Los Marlins Hotel (same hotel CCS Seniors used)
 

 

 

WHAT:

–  We are coming alongside Jay Munoz, a former SCORE International missionary.  He currently heads up various discipleship ministries across multiple villages.  Our goal is to aid him by spending time at those churches (all in safe locations), doing very light construction like painting and putting up wire fencing, helping to feed a village, and helping him share the gospel.  We will have training meetings to prepare students for each of these activities.–   A Passport is required. If you are praying about the trip, you should begin the passport application process.

–   We what to bring 16 students (grades 6-8) and 8 leaders.

HOW MUCH: $1300 per person. We highly recommend sending out support letters to  help.

 

INTERESTED: –   PRAY! This trip will have lots of fun, but it’s serious business.  Serving Jesus is what we are commanded to do in the Bible, and doing that in this way requires some commitment.  Make sure you are reading the Bible daily to get ready.  That’s how service flows best.  You can fill out an Application Form and return it to Brian Higgins by the appropriate date. 
MORE INFO? –   You can email (brianhiggins@ccob.org) or call (732-479-0632) Brian Higgins with any questions you have about this year’s trip. 

 

To get a full information packet, you can download one HERE

2013 Ignite Dominican Republic Trip – Days 1 & 2

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A delayed “hello!” to all of our family and friends waiting on this message.  Things have been incredible for us.  Though we left rather early, the rest of our travel down was uneventful (exactly what you’d want travel to be).  We were met outside the airport by our guide and translator and brought to the incredible complex for lunch and orientation.  After that, we made our way to our first orphanage, Positos de Jesus, a girl’s orphanage that houses around 30.  The connection we made with them was instant and we were able to encourage them with much needed fellowship, good conversations about God’s love for them with the help of translators, and a desire to serve them however we could.  I was blown away at how quickly we were knit to them.  We said tearful goodbyes, retreated to our bus, and went back to our complex for the evening.

 

Today, we began our day packing up food for a couple villages we’ll be able to feed this week.  We then went to a poor village to play with the kids, show them God’s love, and then share the Gospel with them.  God used our students loving those kids to really grab their attention as we told them of God’s great love for each of them and His desire to know them.  After lunch, we then took a long drive out to a village right by a sugarcane field.  This village is one that our translator feels a special burden for as the food is most desperately needed and as the village is entirely Haitian, a group the Dominicans look down on.  It was a smaller village than we expected and had fewer kids than normal, but our students adjusted wonderfully to the older age group by playing baseball, talking through translators, and having a glad demeanor just being there.  We were again able to preach the Gospel, but then distributed our food and had each student pray with the person they gave the groceries to.

 

As I write this now, the students are enjoying Score Night, a night where Score brings all the teams together to lead a devotion and encourage the missionaries as I sit here amazed at how selfless the students have been and how eager they are to serve.  The Lord is moving and we want to see it continue.  We know your prayers are a vital piece to that, so please keep praying.

 

I do not know when I’ll be able to send the next update as connecting to the internet is proving more difficult that I expected.  Please know that if you are not hearing anything, it’s because there is nothing pressing to hear.  If anything serious should occur, our field director has a phone we can use to contact home; we just can’t overwhelm him and have every student use it each night.  I can’t promise nightly updates, but I promise to get as close to that as I can.

 

For pictures of what we’re doing, check out our Facebook page here.

Dominican Republic Missions Team 2013 – Internet down!!

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Just letting you know that everything is going great in the Dominican Republic, but the team’s WIFI is down at SCORE International. They are doing everything they can to get it up and running, but at this time, they aren’t able to make any updates or calls home (Due to the internet phone-line). As soon as this changes, we’ll let you know! Continue to pray for the team!