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Serve Christ in the Mediterranean

Teaching Youth from God

Trip #360

  • Mission Trip Agency

    RP Missions

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    Cyprus, Eastern Europe

  • Mission Trip Dates

    Approx: Jul 2019

    Lasts between 3 weeks to 4 weeks

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Bible Studies & Small Groups

    Discipleship, Evangelism: Friendship & Lifestyle, Sports & Outdoor, and VBS/Bible Clubs

  • Mission Trip Cost

    Total : $1,800 (US)

    Includes: Lodging and Meals

Fewer than 1,000 Evangelical Christians are found on this small Mediterranean island nation of more than 700,000 people. The gospel is desperately needed and your help would be most appreciated!

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Cypriot Orthodox church building As you read the book of Hebrews, it is interesting to note how the writer directs our attention back to several things:

First, God has given us a great gift in His Word which testifies to His faithfulness and gives us confidence that all God's promises are kept and allow us to place our trust in them as if they are already fully met. Second, the writer continually points out to us the supremacy of Jesus Christ so that we would appreciate even more the types and shadows of the Old Testament and their fulfillment in Christ, our Saviour. Third, by the time you get to chapter 12 we see God explain to us the purpose of His disciplining those He loves and what is the fruit He desires to see in His Church. Fourth, by chapter 13 we see the great gift of God in the godly leaders He provides His church. These godly leaders are those who faithfully proclaim the Word of God to His people, those whose lives unto the end are focused on and trusting in Christ alone. With this in mind, RP Missions seeks to provide you with opportunities to serve Christ through His churches around the world and to benefit from working alongside some faithful servants who are seeking to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. I hope you will consider lending a hand on this mission. Below you will find a short description of this upcoming trip.

This is the twentieth year we have sent a team to work in Cyprus. Activities include an English Vacation Bible School, building relationships with other evangelical churches in the area by joining them for outreach efforts, maintaining and improving the church grounds and buildings, working with area young people, and encouraging the host congregation.

Cyprus is a proven "crossroads" with people from the Middle East, Northern Africa and Europe making it a regular destination for vacation or stop on their travels. As a result, there are many opportunities to plant the seeds of the gospel in the hearts and minds of people that can gain easier access into other "closed" communities that you may ever be able to yourself. The congregations that we serve are comprised of people from around the world and provides you with opportunity to marvel at the rich testimonies of the saints that are gathered there and to better appreciate the great challenges that are facing many of our brothers and sisters around the world. It is very humbling to hear tales of the great persecutions that are underway and affecting the relatives of these saints. And it tends to stir up thankfulness within our own hearts as we realized what a blessing we have been given to not be subjected to the same time of intense trials. It also will spur you on to more regularly and faithfully remember the persecuted church in your own prayer times.

The nation of Cyprus is a nation comprised of some 700,000 people and of those, only about 1,000 are "evangelical" Christians. The need for the gospel is great and as a mission team member you will be a great encouragement to the saints as they are reminded of the interest of the broad Christian church in the challenges and opportunities facing Christ's church in Cyprus.

If you would like to encourage the saints, reach out to the lost, and grow in your appreciation of the great ways that Christ is building His church, then this is a wonderful trip for you!

Please pray that God would open the door for you to go and serve Him in this corner of His creation and then I hope you will visit our website and fill out an application. I look forward to working with you!

Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

All RP Missions teams work alongside existing congregations on site. This ensures that proper follow-up will be made with those whom the team contacts even after they return home.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

College

Eligible to Go

Individuals, Groups [max size 6], and Married Couples

Education/Experience

RP Missions is looking for individuals who Christ has gifted with a "Servant's heart" and a desire for seeing people reached with the gospel.

Languages

Other

All mission efforts with RP Missions are open to individuals from outside the Reformed Presbyterian denomination. Participants can expect to witness this mission carried out from an historic reformed and Biblical perspective.

Mission Trip Offered By RP Missions

RP Missions

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RP Missions seeks to provide opportunities for God's people to serve Christ through short-term efforts partnering with established congregations and mission stations. Our primary tasks are to Serve Christ and His Church, Proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, and Disciple the Nations. Our trips are primarily aimed at young people (Sr. High through College) but do consider groups who would like to get acquainted with missionary service. We desire to see Christian men and women grow in their confidence to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and to grow in service to Christ and His Church. You will enjoy working alongside pastors, elders, deacons, missionaries and other church workers that can inspire you with their vision and aid you in discovering the tools that God has been pleased to give you through regular study of His Word and the investment of your parents and local church. If you have an overwhelming desire to serve Christ, to reach the "lost" with the good news of Jesus Christ, and if you are eager to get to know brothers and sisters in Christ from across His kingdom, we hope you will consider applying for an RP Missions trip! Our mission efforts are open to young people from the United States and Canada.

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Contact RP Missions about this short-term mission trip:

Matt at RP Missions

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

Country(s)
Cyprus
Region(s)
Eastern Europe
Other
Larnaca, Nicosia

Dates

Start date
Approx: Jul 2019
Length
3 weeks to 4 weeks

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

Who
children and adults in the community
People Group(s)
Religion/Beliefs
Most would come from a Greek Orthodox background, those in the congregation would come from a Reformed background. Cyprus is a country that has great need for the gospel. Recent statistics account for less than 1000 evangelical Christians on the island, though a majority would call themselves Christian (by tradition rather than personal relationship with Christ).

Finances

Funds needed
Total : $1,800 (US)
Included in Cost
Lodging and Meals
Other
Participants are responsible for arranging their travel to Cyprus, securing their passport, and fundraising expenses. Funds raised will be used to cover the onsite costs of housing, food, local travel, emergency medical/evacuation insurance, background checks, a gift for the host congregation, pre-field training and ministry materials.

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Yes
Post-field Debrief
Yes
Comments
Training is an important part of the whole mission experience. Team members will participate in weekly online meetings along with participants from other RP Missions teams to explore the full implications of the Great Commission, understand the challenges and opportunities facing their host congregations, and to learn how to best reach people in the culture/country that they will be stationed. Following the trip, the team members will each write a short reflection paper that explores the lessons God taught them through their short-term mission and how they intend to implement those lessons when they return home.

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.