2020 Challenge Prayer Teams
The 2020 Challenge is well underway! Our goal is to see 1,000 new church plants by the year 2020. God is moving among the nations, and you can be a part of it!
Pray on location around the world for new church planting. Help release a new wave of intercession! Bring change to nations! Pray on location for breakthrough in unreached areas. Join a team to cover church planting in prayer. Check back regularly for new opportunities!
Current opportunity: India 2020 Challenge Intercession Team
Purpose: Participants will pray in the regions of Visakhapatnam and Kakinada to support church plants planned to begin in 2019. The team will meet with local church leaders and pray in the towns where they will begin the churches. Please pray and ask God if he would want you to intercede for the future churches in this region of India.
Dates: January 11–20, 2019
Cost: Approx. $2,400
Team leader: Peter Bunton, PeterB@dcfi.org
Current opportunity: East Africa Family Ministry
Purpose: Families will minister in orphanages, schools and on the streets. There might also be some light construction work. This team is about families serving together, so children aged seven and above are welcome to participate with their parents.
Dates: This is a one-month program, but your family can choose between 2–4 weeks that suit your summer schedule. The program will run from mid-June to mid-July, specific dates to be determined.
Cost: Approx. $2,400 per person
Team leaders: Mark and Josie Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting for those interested in November.
The vision of DOVE Medical Missions is proclaiming Christ to the nations through medical care.
Our mission will be reached by:
- Sending medical and other personnel to the nations, both short-term and long-term
- Facilitating and sending medical teams and supporting ministry teams
- Resourcing DOVE churches into medical and service ministry, encouraging cooperation with DOVE ministries, churches and church plants
- Establishing ongoing, long-term medical ministry where needed
- Training and educating local medical personnel
Current opportunity: Kenya Medical Mission Team
Purpose: Participants will minister through medical service to a number of people groups in northeastern Kenya.
Dates: February 15–25
Cost: Approx. $1,900
Team leader: Greg Fritz, email@example.com
Reports From Previous Short-Term Teams
Barbados Youth Camp – August 2018
Ablaze, Fear to Fire. This was the theme of the youth summer camp hosted by the Living Room a DOVE church in Barbados. The church was joined by a DOVE Mission International team of young adults from Pennsylvania to serve alongside them as camp counselors. In five days, teens from all over the island had the opportunity to head to the YWAM base and unplug from life, engage in a variety of activities, and learn about the Father’s reckless love for them.
Everyone had a blast trying out different sports, such as surfing, ninja warrior, and paintballing. Circuit games, a CrossFit course, and other games kept the competition going throughout the camp. Art workshops gave campers a new skill to learn, including metalworking and photography! There was even a chance to give back to the community in a variety of ways, such as work projects and visiting with people in hospitals and homes. God moved in everyone’s life at camp. Walls were brought down, anxiety broken, and many campers gave their lives to Jesus!
EMT and Outreaches – June 2018
In June, around 90 young people from DOVE USA churches attended EMT, a missions training camp. They received teaching and did outreach in the parks and on the streets of Reading, PA. During these times of worship, teachings, fellowship, outreach and prayer, new friendships were made and lives were transformed.
Two teams headed from EMT to Haiti and Colombia to serve alongside DOVE churches. In Haiti, the team helped to build a house for a widow by carrying bricks up a hill for the local masons. At the end of the trip, the house only needed a roof, which the team had previously raised funds to build. They also ministered to local children.
A second team traveled to Colombia to work alongside Juan Pablo and Adriana Muñoz, who recently moved to the city of Medellín to plant a church. The team did many outreach programs in public spaces to spread the Gospel, share testimonies and invite people to join the church. Since late June, the church has grown substantially.