Since 2010, South Tulsa Baptist church has been actively ministering in Guatemala, and primarily in the farming community of Santa Maria de Jesus. The malnutrition, illiteracy and poverty rates in Santa Maria de Jesus are among the highest in all of Guatemala. A farm laborer makes approximately $3.75 for a 10-12 hour day, and finds it extremely difficult to provide nutritious food for his family, much less to pay for all of the tuition, fees, books, school supplies and required school uniforms needed to send his children to school. The children grow up with little or no education, and the poverty cycle continues from generation to generation.
Read more about our work in Guatemala
Mission trips to East Asia directly support our missionaries J and S. The team ministers in several ways like: conducting VBS for American kids in their city, traveling into the mountains to meet and pray for a particular people group who has their own language and customs that involve idol worship. Each trip involves tremendous spiritual warfare, so your prayers for this ministry is greatly needed. Please contact Karen Pirtle, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Belize - Central America
Every year, we take students on a mission trip to Belize over Spring Break. It is an incredible and life-changing trip for all who participate. This year, we will be performing a drama and holding a VBS for the elementary aged kids at Bella Vista. Belize is a great place for our students to be introduced to International Missions. The March 11-18, 2017 trip is $1600 and requires service projects and training. A PASSPORT is required. Spots are limited, please contact Karen with questions.
Our Missions Committee has set aside individuals as Missionary Associates for short-term mission efforts. Our current Missionary Associates: Annie Thurber with BuildinGUATE in Guatemala and Stephen & Lee Anne Griffin with BuildinGUATE in Guatemala.
View our Missionary Associate Job Description