Puerto Rico: June 1–8
We have an opportunity to partner with Pastor Andrés Laracuente who is planting Iglesia Bíblica Metro in his hometown of Carolina, Puerto Rico. Currently, there are only around 70 Baptist churches to serve the nearly 3 million people of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Pastor Andres is planting the first Baptist church to reach the people of Carolina. This city is home to 200,000 Puerto Ricans and is a part of the greater San Juan capital region which is home to approximately 1.5 million people.
On our first trip, we will have the opportunity to serve the police force, the fire department, the children and the broader community of Carolina as we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Pastor Andres and his church family as they serve in Jesus' Name.
General Interest Meeting -- Sunday, March 17 at 4:30PM
This meeting is for everyone interested in serving in Carolina, Puerto Rico including high school students and their parents. We have room for up to 20 to serve on this first trip. Even if you cannot go in June, it is recommended that you attend this meeting to learn more about the overall opportunity and our developing partnership there.
Registration/Scholarship Form Due -- Sunday, March 31 (give to Pastor Job)
Everyone who participates in a church-sponsored mission trip will receive 20 percent of the trip cost through the short-term missions budget. Additional funds are available for high-school students and based upon need. The cost of the trip is $1,030. **Downloadable registration form/scholarship application to print and complete is available at the bottom of this page**
Copy of Valid/Official Government-issued ID -- due Sunday, March 31
Non-refundable Deposit ($200) Due -- Sunday, April 7
Make check payable to North Roanoke Baptist Church. Put "Puerto Rico" in the memo line. If funds are given or raised in excess of the cost of the trip, they will be used to help fund future short-term missions efforts.
Training Day -- Sunday, April 7 (following second service)
The team will share a Puerto Rican meal together and learn about the culture and history of Puerto Rico, special instructions for packing, and more specifics in terms of the opportunity to serve.
Release and Waiver of Liability (requires notarization, available with Cindy in the church office) -- Due, Sunday, April 28
Medical Info Form (1/traveler) -- Due Sunday, April 28
Minor Travel Consent Form (requires notarization, available with Cindy in the church office) -- Due Sunday, April 28
Final Payment (due Sunday, May 19)