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Hope Missions has been helping Temple Baptist (www.templebaptistcullman.com) with short-term mission trips for several years. We are very excited to be partnering again in 2017 to provide high-quality, pre-packaged, mission opportunities.  Below is a simple plan in order to get you plugged in to a mission trip in 2017!

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missioneasyMissions can be as easy as 1...2...3...  How?  Follow the steps below to get started.  Have Questions?  Call Shawn Doss (Hope Missions' Director) with any questions at 256.620.1788 or hopemissiontrips@gmail.com.

The first step is to PRAY.  Pray about where/how God would have you participate in a short-term mission trip in 2017.  Prayer is a critical element of preparation before, during, and after the mission process.  If God is calling you to go, He will prepare you (spiritually, physically, and financially) to go.  Once you have a peace about where you will serve in 2017, move on to STEP 2.

Temple Baptist has two short-term mission opportunities to choose from in 2017 - a National and an International Trip.  The national trip will take place in Macon, GA.  The international trip will take place in Brazil  Below is more information on each of these trips.  There is also an Online Registration Form.  Please fill out this form in order to register.  Once you have registered, Hope Missions will be in contact to confirm your registration, provide more details, and answer any questions you may have.  Once you have picked your trip AND filled out the Registration Form, you are ready for STEP 3!

DATE: May 29 - June 7, 2017
COST: $2,495 per person

Hope Missions is very excited to be adding a trip to South America (Brazil) in 2017.  This trip is a perfect opportunity for an individual or church group (adults and/or teens) to participate in an international mission trip.  Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone or parent.  Potential projects include: Evangelism, Discipleship, VBS, Children's Ministry, Church Planting, etc.  Hope Missions will be partnering with Temple Missionary, Jonathan Matthews.  Jonathan and his family serve as missionaries in São Paulo.  Learn more about their incredible ministry at www.brazilforchrist.com

The cost for the Hope Missions' trips to Brazil is $2,495* per person.  This includes: Visa, On-Site Programming by Hope Missions' staff, Meals, Lodging, Mission Supplies, T-Shirt, Water Bottle, and Round Trip airfare from Birmingham, AL.  A $300 non-refundable per-person deposit will secure your reservation for this trip.  Below is a SUGGESTED payment plan.  Final payments MUST be made by the last due date shown below.  Other payments are negotiable.

- $300 Due as soon as possible after Sign-up
- $500 Due December 1, 2016
- $500 Due January 15, 2017
- $500 Due March 1, 2017
- $695 Due May 1, 2017

* Price is subject to change if current airfare rates increase.  Contact the Hope Missions office to set up a different payment plan if you are unable to follow the one listed above.

DATE: July 16-22, 2017
COST: $299 per person

 Hope Missions will be conducting our first trip to Macon, GA in 2017.  This will be a great opportunity for the whole Church to serve – youth, families, individuals, etc.  Participants (not accompanied by a parent) should have finished the 6th grade at time of trip.  Hope Mission will be partnering with Rebuilding Macon (www.rebuildingmacon.org) to reach their community with the Gospel through ministry and construction projects.

The cost for the Macon, GA trip is $299 per person.  This includes: programming, meals, lodging, mission supplies, transportation from Cullman, free day expenses, t-shirt, and water bottle.  A $50 per person deposit is due January 1, 2017 to hold your spot.  Final balance is due May 1, 2017.

*Participants younger than the 6th grade must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Got more Questions?  We have more answers!  Below are answers to general questions and quicklinks/downloads to help you prepare for the Brazil and Macon mission trip.  Need to speak with someone?  Call Shawn Doss (256.620.1788) at Hope Missions for more details!

How soon do I need to sign up?  NOW!  The sooner the better.  Signing up early gives you the maximum time to prepare.  The later you wait, the harder the process will be.  Sign up now by filling out the Registration Form below.

Will I need a passport?  For Brazil...YES!  You will also need a Visa (don't worry - we will help you with this).  Don't have a passport?  Getting one is easy.  You can pick up a Passport Application at your local Post Office.  They will give you all of the details to get the process started.  Passports are typically around $120.  However, they are good for 10 YEARS!  You must have a passport in order to get a Visa.  Don't wait.  Start the passport process now if you need one.

Who is the "point person" at Temple Baptist for these trips?  Jeff Robertson is Temple contact for Brazil.  Jeff can be reached at 256.347.7052 or jeff@templebaptistcullman.com.  Andrew Hepinstall is the Temple contact for Macon, GA.  Andrew can be reached at 850.896.6436 or andrew@templebaptistcullman.com.  

Will there be information meetings about these trips?  Yes!  Once you register, you will receive e-mails about important details concerning these trips, including information meetings.

I'm concerned about paying for the trip.  Will there be fundraisers to help?  Yes!  We understand that finances can be a deciding factor on participation.  We will provide you with information and opportunities to help you raise the funds.  Call Jeff (Brazil) or Andrew (Macon) about specific fundraisers that are being planned.  Hope Missions' manuals (see links below) also have great fundraising tips.

How/Where do I pay?  Hope Missions will e-mail you a deposit invoice that can be paid online through a Credit/Debit Card.  Or you can print the invoice and mail it in with a check/cash/money order.  This will lock in your spot for the trip.  You will receive instructions on additional payments.

Do you have a resource I can use to prepare for the trip?  YES!!!  Evangelism is the primary focus of any mission trip.  Hope Missions has a FREE App that is available for iPhone, Android, and Windows phone.  This app contains evangelism resources that you will be using on your mission trip.  There are also incredible messages on the app that will help you to KNOW and SOW the Gospel.  Download it today at www.thegospelapp.org

Where can I get more information?  Below are quicklinks/downloads that will help you prepare even more for the upcoming trips.  Click on each below to download documents or be routed to information pages.

Hope Missions International Missions Manual - CLICK HERE

Hope Missions National Missions Manual - CLICK HERE

Hope Missions "Frequently Asked Questions" section of our website - CLICK HERE

Learn more about Hope Missions and what we do - CLICK HERE