The World Engagement Team is a diverse group of GC men and women of varying ages, cultural backgrounds and life experiences who experience together a Passion for God and Compassion for People based on the Great Commandment and Great Commission (Mark 12:29-31; Matthew 28:18-20). We seek to advance God´s Mission across cultural borders and among the most necessitated. We believe that an integral faith in God and a Christian worldview transforms broken lives, relationships, communities and countries from surviving to thriving.
Puerto Rico 2020
In 2017, after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with devastating destruction, GC began seeking God´s voice for what He might want us to do. In 2018 and 2019, God opened doors for us to begin walking with Ground Zero pastors as they minister to families in the ongoing rehabilitation of lives, homes, and community.
September 20, 2017, Hurricane María made landfall at Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, now known as Ground Zero, with Category 5 impact and left a path of unbelievable destruction across the entire island. The loss of lives, homes, crops, jobs and infrastructure is difficult to comprehend. It has left the people of PR with years of healing to do. Local churches are taking on the challenge, especially among the most vulnerable and under-resourced. Ginger Creek is teaming up with two of those churches at Ground Zero in January 2020 to be part of the healing.
If you are a Ginger Creek adult who has a Passion for God and Compassion for People and you´re able to do manual labor, prayerfully consider joining the GC construction team at Ground Zero January 18-26, 2020! Space for this recovery ministry trip to Yabucoa, PR, is limited. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2019.
The all-inclusive fee is $1200. After applying, if you receive confirmation that you have a space on this trip, the $1200 will be payable in three equal installments due in August, October, November. This amount covers round-trip group airfare, ground transportation, meals, and lodging for 9-days. That´s two travel days, Sunday worship with a local church and six days of manual labor and other ministry projects. Also, there will be five required Service Learning Team (SLT) meetings for orientation, team building, and training in Helping Without Hurting.
Is God speaking to you about joining the Puerto Rico 2020 team? Click the link below to apply.
All for His glory!
World Engagement Team
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OUR PASSION — to learn and serve across cultural boundaries by experiencing together how integral faith in God and a biblical worldview transforms broken lives, relationships, communities and countries.
In 2008, Ginger Creekers prayed for God to teach them to become more passionate in loving Him and compassionate in serving others across borders. GC´s involvement with Feed My Starving Children, an organization that distributes food to the poor and malnourished of the world, led us to ¨follow the food ̈ to see where it went and how it was used. We followed it to Managua, Nicaragua, and met local church leaders where some of the food ended up. This was the beginning of a long-term partnership with two pastors, Maria and Jorge, who also shared God’s concern for the hungry (both physical and spiritual). The partnership lasts to this day.
In 2016, through Food for the Hungry, GC began sponsoring 26 children in Las Mariítas, one of the poorest of the poor villages in Nicaragua. Similar to our Managua partnerships, this initiative is a long-term investment in development toward sustainability and thriving instead of just surviving. We look forward to 2023, when we will celebrate with Las Mariítas the village´s ¨Graduation¨ from the FH development programs, leaving them as a totally sustainable village in all aspects – educationally, economically, agriculturally and spiritually.
Jorge & Mónica
Ginger Creek Community Church partners in Nicaragua (María, Jorge and Mónica) are eager this year to share with other Nicaraguans how God has been transforming their own poverty-stricken communities and instilling God-honoring self-worth and dignity as the community slowly develops. They want to share how they are learning to daily take steps to rise above poverty and hunger–how to THRIVE instead of just SURVIVE–how God is satisfying physical needs while providing ¨food ¨for the soul.