Mission Houston (Wharton) Hurricane Relief – EGP Weekend

Let us know if you or your church group is interested in being a part of this. Adults & young adults are invited to fill out an application & the other paperwork. Youth groups w/ youth pastors should join up. (Any teenager would need to have at least one adult leader coming with them.)

We’re taking Mission Houston trips to Wharton/ Hungerford to help those in need.

Contact us asap if you’re interested in putting a group together.

 

 

 

Get the similar details for this upcoming trip from below recent promo videos for the past trip.

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NO more clothes needed, they have plenty there.

Cleaning supplies is the major need where we will be serving.  

Flood Relief Cleaning Buckets for Mission Houston (click here)

(Also we’re doing a Mission Trip to Jamaica next summer, July 22nd-28th, 2018. We’ll be putting on an Encounter God’s Presence youth camp for the teenagers in Jamaica and need adults and youth regardless of your “skill set” to help put it on. More details soon. Click here for info,)

 

Get the similar details for this upcoming trip from below recent promo videos for the past trip.

(Below is a video we took there earlier this year.)

 

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Contact us asap if you’re interested in being a part.

1st Step – Send Facebook message or email us that you’re interested in being a part of the mission trip team at EncounterGodsPresence@gmail.com 

2nd Step – Turn in registration form with non-refundable deposit by Wed. Sept. 20th. (If application is not approved, deposit will be returned). You can pay online or mail a check if time allows. $25 late fee after Mon. Oct. 9th. 

Pray for yours and other team member’s needed funds.

3rd Step – Unless you’re a return mission trip team member or you’re very involved as an EGP volunteer, you need to fill out an application and have others fill out the Christian Character Evaluation.

4th Step –  You will then send in a copy by scanning or taking a picture) of a filled out…  “A Little About You – ways to help.”

What to Bring List (below)

Tentative Schedule (below)

Directions (below)

 

How much is the mission trip? 

Here’s OPTION A and OPTION B (Ways to pay are below after the schedule.)

Want to donate to help sponsor someone? Go down to “Donate” button. 

OPTION B –

If we have a certain amount needing transportation, we will a vehicle, along with the gas & a trailer so each person would pay $200. You’ll get transportation, 2 nights lodging at the dorms & than 6 meals. (Bring $ for 2 travel meals & snacks.)

$100 deposit non-refundable due Wed. Sept. 20th

$100 payment non-refundable due Wed. Oct. 4th

Add $25 Late Fee after Mon. Oct. 9th

 

OPTION A – 

For those who want to caravan in their own vehicles.

$100 payment non-refundable due Wed. Sept. 20th

Add $25 Late Fee after Mon. Oct. 9th

(Ways to pay are below after the schedule.)

Help Houston !!!

Go Serve or Send Funds!

Encounter God’s Presence ministry is gathering a team to go down again to help those in the Houston area, in the town of Wharton/ Hungerford. (Which has suffered flooding for 3rd time this year.) Heidi & I have been in contact with many pastor friends, family & friends who are being affected by all Hurricane Harvey and all the flooding.

We’ll be giving practical physical help with clean up from Hurricane Harvey devastation and all the flooding along with putting on a E.G.P. youth rally to encourage the teenagers there on Sat. night and than leading a Sun. morning service (worship & multi-media message) for a local body of believers.

If you would like to volunteer to help or give (tax-deductible) towards our mission trip there please send us a Facebook Message or email for more details.

Caravan would probably leave South Ft. Worth/ Burleson area on Fri. morning like 9am. Or if you need to join us later (or leave for home earlier), you could meet us there on your own.

COST would depend on if you’re able to be a part of the whole time from Fri. morning to Sun. returning like 6pm or 7pm or going for a shorter time.

So come for all or part, Fri. Sept. 8th – Sun. 10th.

 

If you can’t get away yourself but can help sponsor someone who can but just needs help financially please send us a Facebook Message or email.

Again to volunteer to help or give towards our mission trip there please send us a Private Message for more details.

Please be praying for all of those affected by wants happened and what may continue this next week.

For His glory,

Jason & Heidi Williams

 

Here’s more details…

We will want to be prayed up so we can truly impact these people with the truth and love of Jesus.

Individuals/ married adults or youth groups with youth pastor/ adult leader can be a part of this. If you’re not a regular with E.G.P. (& we don’t know you really well) you need to fill out an application and possible background checks, character references, etc.

Most would be driving on their own or carpooling with others and should chip in for gas.

Depending on how many need transportation we may look into getting a van and taking a trailer for luggage and supplies, which would with those cost, gas would be an additional $100 above below costs.

But if we have enough people who are willing and able to take their own vehicles than each person would pay EGP only $100 for the mission trip early bird price due Wed. Sept. 20th. If needing vehicle, 2nd payment of $100 due Wed. Oct. 4th Email registration form to EncounterGodsPresence@gmail.com (Anyone registering after Mon. Oct. 9th would pay an extra $25.)

Most of the team will be staying the 2 nights at Straightway’s “Restoration City” dorms at LifeWay’s Church property and there will be 6 meals provided there. Starting with Fri. dinner, than Sat. breakfast, lunch & dinner, and Sun. breakfast & lunch. Need to have money for fast food travel meals for Fri. lunch and than Sun. dinner.

From South Ft. Worth, it’s about 4 1/2 hour drive time plus any pit stops (& any roads being closed).

If you are carpooling with others and want to figure out how much everyone should chip in, you can use this trip cost calculator to see how much money will be spent on gas. http://then.gasbuddy.com/Trip_Calculator.aspx

If you prefer to stay in a hotel, I’m not sure if there will be any openings or not, but that be an additional cost on your own, here’s a couple you could look at…

   

1. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wharton, 10247 U.S. 59, Wharton, TX 77488 1-888-HOLIDAY (may start at like $135 plus taxes, breakfast included but can go up without notice) It’s in Wharton (Buckee’s, Whataburger & Denny’s nearby fyi)  http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/wharton/whrtx/hoteldetail

2. Americas Best Value Inn 9985 U.S. 59 Highway, Wharton, TX (may start at like $61 plus taxes)  https://www.priceline.com/stay/#/details/5473203/20160813/20160814/1?cityName=Wharton,TX

 


 

What to bring –

__ Bible

__ money for travel meals & snacks (gas money for if carpooling)

__ snacks (& Gatorades, small ice chests if you like)

__ cell phone charger

__ bedding (twin size for bunk bed)

__ pillow (ear plugs, others may snore)

__ towels

__ toiletries

__ earplugs (may be snorers in the dorm), fan for noise 

__ few days of casual modest clothes

__ 2 days of shirts, pants & modest shorts to work in (may get ruined)

__ OFF Deep Woods insect repellant 

__ Mosquito repellent wristbands (at 5Below or Walmart) more info

__ sunscreen

__ hat & sunglasses if desired

__ work gloves

__ Shoes or boots (steel toed ideal) to work in

__ flashlight

__ EGP shirt (if you have any color) for Sat. night

__ nice cloths for Sun. am church

__ any extra tools like shovels, hammers, crowbars, screwdrivers, screws, knives for cutting carpet and sheetrock, saws & even chainsaws, brooms (will be ruined), could use one wheel barrel

NOTE – for Sat. morning, we’ll get N95 masks to protect are breathing, they are up to OCHA standards. (You can get a N100 mask or P100 Respirator at Walmart or Lowe’s for like $10 if you want.)

We do not plan to walk through any water although your work clothes will get wet and muddy. Please bring some extras trash bags to put used work clothes.

 

Tentative Schedule for past event…

Fri.

Those following in caravan meet at 9am or 10am (near South Ft. Worth/Burleson area). (If you’re riding with someone, make sure to chip in for round trip gas.)

Lunch – fast food on the way (have own money)

Dinner – (provided at LifeWay)

Individual distribution & praying for some families in homes in Wharton.

Possible work indoors at StraightWay’s “Restoration City”.

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Sat.

Breakfast at 7am (provided at LifeWay)

Shower and get ready to serve

Gutting out (mucking) a home in Wharton.

Lunch at 12 or 12:30pm  (provided at LifeWay)

 If we have inflatables, set those up.

3:30pm Rally Team begin set up – put up banners and merch table, band set up & sound check

4pm – Workers can shower & get changed

Than some can play basketball & games with teens & kids in the GYM, may have free hair cuts for young people.

Dinner at 5:30pm (provided at LifeWay)

6:30-8:15pm – youth rally

Work merch table before and after rally.

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Sun.

Breakfast at 7am (provided at LifeWay)

Shower and get ready for church at LifeWay

Clean up dorms & pack

Lunch after church maybe 1pm (provided at LifeWay)

Dinner – fast food on the way (have own money)

Return to South Ft. Worth / Burleson prob. 6 or 7pm

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FYI –

The “Restoration City” aka Straight Way Ministries is a Christian-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for individuals and whole families that’s at LifeWay Church.
Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham has a ministry, Samaritan’s Purse helped give the rehab an extreme makeover recently.

 

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$100 deposit non-refundable due Wed. Sept. 20th

$100 payment non-refundable due Wed. Oct. 4th

Add $25 Late Fee after Mon. Oct. 9th

PayPal options (with the PayPal fees)

Click on little arrows below, choose your choice and than click on “Add to Cart”

Option B need transportation – 1st $100 non-refundable due Sept. 20 $104

Option B need transportation – 2nd $100 non-refundable due Oct. 4 $104

Option B need transportation – 2nd & $25 Late fee AFTER Oct. 9 $130

Option B need transportation – TOTAL due Oct. 4  $208

Option B need transportation – TOTAL w/ $25 Late fee AFTER Oct. 9 $234


Mission Houston Option B payment options (click arrows)



Option A own car – $100 non-refundable due Sept. 20 $104

Option A own car – $25 Late fee AFTER Oct. 9 $130

 


Mission Houston Option A payment options (click arrows)



If you’re with a group or coming on your own, you make payments directly to EGP. You can mail checks (address below) or online options are listed below. (Fastest options are Facebook Messenger and PayPal and bank transfer with checks being the slowest.)

1.  Mail checks to E.G.P. (if mailed 5 business days in advance) to…

Encounter God’s Presence   1169 N. Burleson Blvd.,   Suite 107 #316, Burleson, TX 76028

 

2. Direct bank transfer to E.G.P.’s bank account. 

Can set up on your online banking as “bill payment” if done 5 business days in advance.

 

3. Facebook Messenger – If you connect your debit card to Facebook Messenger you can send money with NO fees. Just go into Facebook Messenger to send me a message and they have an icon of a dollar sign, click on that, add your debit card info if you haven’t already before you try to send money.

Than type in amount and description. This is FREE, so no fees are taken out of the amount.

 

4. PayPal options below. (Note – some have fees.)

 

 

Directions…

StraightWay (“Restoration City”) / LifeWay Church in Hungerford, Texas (979) 532-1929  (979) 532-5372

(Directions can be a challenge, below are directions & some addresses, see which one gives ya the least amount of issues with whichever GPS you’re using.)
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Farmer’s Market 1161 and County Road 218, Hungerford, Texas
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Farm to Market Road 1161 West, Hungerford, Texas
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218 Straightway Drive
East Bernard, TX 77435
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From Houston:
Take 59 South
all the way to the Hungerford Exit (about 45 miles)
Turn right on FM 1161 going West.
StraightWay is 1 mile down on the right hand side 

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OPTION C & D –

Option C – staying half the time non-refundable due Sept. 20 $72

Option C – staying half the time Late fee AFTER Oct. 4 $98

Option D – Own lodging non-refundable due Sept. 20 $32

Option D – Own lodging  Late fee AFTER Oct. 4 $42



Mission Houston Option C & D payment options (click arrows)



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For our Mission Houston the Encounter God’s Presence team is going to need about 30 N95 masks, 30 pair of waterproof work gloves and many boxes of heavy duty trash bags. If you are able to purchase these or send money to help cover them please send us a PM.

Flood Relief Cleaning Buckets for Mission Houston

 

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Past Mission Houston trip info below.

LifeWay Church is in Hungerford near Houston and they have special ministry called, StraightWay aka Restoration City. “StraightWay Training Center is a veritable “school of life,” where individuals can engraft basic life principles with the Word of God as the foundation and ultimate authority for the everyday realities of contemporary life. At StraightWay whole families and single individuals, including single parents, can enroll for residential training and rehabilitation for life. The holistic approach at StraightWay provides whole cure for the whole man—body, soul and spirit.”

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If you are looking for how much to donate to sponsor someone for an event, please click on either servant leadership retreat, summer camps,  Mission Houston, or Mission Trip to Jamaica for those details and than enter that amount when paying online or mailing a check. Thank you for helping.

 

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When signed into your PayPal account, you would click on the Send tab choose “Send money to friends and family”.  Than enter in the amount and the email address, EncounterGodsPresence@gmail.com that you’re sending it to. Click on the “Personal” tab and choose “Gift”. Paypal assures the full amount will be given to Encounter God’s Presence. They should send you an email receipt of your donation shortly. Below links have fees included or you can send money for free without fees in a Personal transfer when transferring from only a Bank account or a Paypal account transfer. (There’s fees taken out if using a bank debit card or a credit card.)




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