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2017 Short-term Missions

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” – Revelation 7:9-10

This gives a picture of God’s heart for all peoples. God has always been about redeeming and restoring His people. From the beginning of the Bible we see God blessing the nation of Israel to be a blessing to all nations. What an incredible reality we have to look forward to: a diverse people called to be together for one purpose, to the worship of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords Jesus Christ – the Lamb who was slain. We look to that day and should all eagerly await and pursue the call God has for our lives.

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” – Matthew 24:14

The truth is there are people all around the world that have never heard of Jesus, different tribes, villages, languages that are unreached for Christ.

Citylight Church, we are one small part of what God is doing here in Omaha and all around the world! We are a church, but we are part of the greater church – the global church, and play a small part in helping fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20).

Our vision is to see the gospel transform the City of Omaha and beyond through multiplying disciples and churches. We are committed to going beyond, going to the nations, and continuing to pursue the vision not only here in Omaha, but everywhere.

VISION FOR MISSIONS:

Multiplying disciples and churches globally through strategic partnerships by raising up and sending laborers into the harvest field.

VALUES FOR MISSIONS:

Church Planting, Discipleship, Evangelism, Serving, Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA) Relationships

PRIMARY FOCUS:

Pursuing a long-term partnership with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA) in Southeast Asia with the vision of multiplying disciples and churches

THE NEED:

Thailand and Cambodia are both in the 10-40 window. They are part of the most unreached people groups in the world. There is a need for gospel-centered churches who will proclaim the name of Jesus Christ, holding Him and the Bible central

Read more of the demographics and the spiritual state in these locations:

Thailand: https://joshuaproject.net/countries/TH
Cambodia: https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CB

And more about the Alliance workers on the ground there:

http://www.cmalliance.org/field/thailand
http://www.cmalliance.org/field/cambodia


2017 Citylight Mission Trips

Thailand / Cambodia | 2 weeks | June / July 2017 (dates TBD) | $3000

Working with CMA missionaries, this team will be focused on discipleship and church planting. There will be opportunities to serve in various capacities as well as exposure to Southeast Asian culture.

Los Angeles, California | 1 week trips | Summer 2017 | $600 – $700

Members of this trip will be partnering with Envision (a ministry of the Alliance – www.weareenvision.com) and the various ministries they operate to reach out to the community, show compassion, disciple, and help in church planting efforts. Serving here will provide new perspective on the populations in the United States living under the poverty line and how to best impact them. (Middle School Trip – July 15-21, High School – TBD, Family/Other – TBD)

Jamaica | July 8 – 15 | $1600

Partnering with City of Refuge Children’s Home you will have the opportunity to facilitate a Flag Football Camp, share the Gospel, disciple kids, and support and encourage house moms and dads. You will also help run VBS for the younger children with singing, dancing, games and activities.
Watch the trip video from Last Summer

Citylight U Mission Trips

Bangkok, Thailand | June 1 – 21 | $3000

This trip will be 3 weeks spent in Bangkok, Thailand partnering with the CMA to build relationships and witness to college students at Chulalongkorn University. Students will engage in Thai culture, minister within red-light districts, and evangelize.

Pretoria, South Africa | June 29 – July 18 | $2800

Partnering with BEAM Africa, students on this trip will spend 2 weeks in rural townships serving orphanages, assisting in a life-skills course, and learning from full time missionaries in the area. This service trip will help students gain perspective and engage in a culture much different than ours.

Cru San Diego Summer Mission | May 30 – August 4 | $3500

Students going on this trip will live missionally for 9 weeks in San Diego, California. They will be trained and equipped to engage and interact with college students through discipleship, evangelism, and community. Apply at www.cru.org/summer

Other Opportunities

Ecuador | March 18 – 26 | $2850

Go on a trip with Global Health Organization. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, pastors, medical students, medical families, and more are all welcome. For more information connect with Todd Johnson, todd.johnson@cru.org.


Application & Fundraising

Citylight Thailand/Cambodia, Citylight Jamaica, Citylight U Thailand, Citylight U South Africa will use Citylight’s team application. This is a way for both you and us to measure your commitment to going on the trip. It allows you to pray through costs, necessary preparation, and make the commitment fully. Deadline for these applications is March 15th. You are encouraged to apply earlier, or as soon as possible to give you more time to prepare for the trip and raise funds. Team sizes are limited and teams will be built on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information about any of the other opportunities, deadlines, applications or if you have any other questions please email Amanda, amanda@citylightomaha.org.

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Praying that God’s glory would be made known in all nations!

-Pastor Phil

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