Have you ever wanted to travel and see the world? Experience different cultures, hear different languages, try different food? There is one place where you can experience it all: Southern California. This year SECC (Southeastern California Conference) and SCC (Southern California Conference) is interested in sharing Jesus to people of all different types of cultures and backgrounds. With a 1/2 Million GLOW tracts, we plan on reaching individuals in Orange/LA County who speak English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and even Korean! Join us for an experience of a lifetime as we attempt to bridge language and cultural barriers with the One who brings us all together!
Read the Q and A to learn more about the trip and how to sign up!
1. Q: What is the cost for this mission trip?
A: The average mission trip costs about $2,000. To avoid making finances an issue, we have decided to raise the necessary funds to only require $50 from each missionary. This includes your food, transportation, bags, and GLOW tracts.
2. Q: Is there an age requirement?
A: Yes. You must be at least 16 years old, unless you are accompanied by a legal guardian.
3. Q: Who will be leading this mission trip?
A: Leaders will be seasoned literature ministry leaders from Southeastern California Conference, Southern California Conference, and the Pacific Union.
4. Q: What kind of outreach will we be doing?
A: The goal of this mission trip is to get 1/2 million pieces of literature in Orange/LA Counties. It will involve putting tracts on every home, apartment, and car in the city. In order to reach as many as possible, we will not be knocking on each individual door. (Note: If we have extra time to do this we will, but for now we will allow the tracts alone to do the work).
5. Q: Will we go two by two?
A: Yes. Missionaries will be going out in teams of 7. There will be two people per street—one on each side. When we place missionaries in parking lots and other public venues, they will be in groups of 4.
6. Q: Will we be giving literature directly to people?
A: Yes. We believe that personal contact is always ideal. Thus we will alternate between placing literature in neighborhoods, parking lots, and public venues. Each participant must be willing and able to give literature directly to people even though it might not be for the majority of the time.
7. Q: How will meals work?
A: The trip will be running on a two meal a day schedule. A late breakfast will be provided in the morning and we will have time for a break for lunch in the afternoon. The conference will provide one vegan/vegetarian meal and lunch will need to be provided on your own. (Note: You may purchase the meal in the field where we are working, or make a sack-lunch). If you need to have more than two meals a day, feel free to bring non-perishable items to snack on or have a light supper with while on the go. Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.
8. Q: What tracts will we be using? What titles?
A: For the majority of the trip, we will be distributing different English GLOW tracts. However, when we work in Hispanic, Vietnamese, and Korean communities, we will have teams that will be using GLOW tracts in their common language.
9. Q: Who do I contact if I have more questions?
A: If in SECC please contact: Southeastern California Conference GLOW Director, Eric Isaia at SECCGlow@gmail.com or call 951-509-2208
If in SCC (Los Angeles) please contact: Southern California Conference Literature Ministries Director, Marco Topete at: Mtopete@sccsda.org or call 818-546-8436
*Note: This will be an intense front-line distribution mission trip. You must be physically healthy and able to stand/walk for seven full work days.