My name is Ethan Messier and I'm an 11th grade high school student at Barrington Christian Academy. This February, 2016, I will be going with some of the other juniors of Barrington Christian Academy to serve on a missionary trip to the Good Samaritan Hospital in the La Romana Province of the Dominican Republic. In La Romana, I will be part of a medical team at The Good Samaritan Hospital which will care for the impoverished children in the area.
I want to go on this trip for many different reasons. First, I love mission trips because I get to demonstrate and share the love of Jesus Christ to people who might never have heard the Good News except by our testimony. They also help me to connect with people who are less privileged than myself. I have explored smaller mission trips in the United States in the cities of Philadelphia, Boston, and Providence. My experience from the trips in the U.S. along with this trip to D.R. will help prepare me for my senior project in 2017, when I plan to embark on a trip to either Tenwek Hospital in Kenya or to various orphanages operated by Manna Ministries throughout India. My dream is to one day develop clean energy systems for developing countries. I have a vision of developing a network of young and experienced scientists who can come together to formulate ideas for a brighter future. I enjoy tackling tough problems and thinking outside of the box for solutions.
First and foremost I would like to ask you to pray for the people of the Dominican Republic, for my group leaders, and for our team that we would accomplish a good work for the Gospel. To be able to go on this mission's trip, I am required to raise $1,000 dollars, through asking for support. This will cover the cost of plane ticket and other expenses of the week-long trip. I would really appreciate if you would consider helping me meet this goal.
If you are able to, all contributions should be made payable to Barrington Christian Academy, 9 Old County Road, Barrington, RI, 02806. Please download the Sponsor Form and return it with your contribution. Please mark the memo line with, 'Ethan Messier Dominican Republic Mission Trip'.
Thank you for your consideration,
Ethan W. Messier
When you click the above link, you will be directed to my family's Paypal account where you may send a donation directly to my missionary project. If you prefer, you may still send a check directly to Barrington Christian Academy
New England Seafarers Mission began in the 1880s with the arrival of the Swedish Covenant Church during the great Scandanavian immigration to the US. We began with a single pastor who worked the waterfront, visiting primarily crews from the many Swedish ships calling in Boston. Over the years, that ministry grew to include people from all over the world. Today, NESM provides services in Boston, Providence, Narragansett Bay, Portsmouth, and Portland. We have professional, paid staff in Providence and Boston, but members of local churches in New Hampshire and Maine have taken on the ministry in those locations.
Today, NESM remains part of the Evangelical Covenant Church, and we have an endorsement as a co-operating ministry of the New England Synod of the ELCA (The Lutherans). We are supported by individual congregations from a large number of denominations, including a few free churches as well.
How You Can Help –
There are any number of ways for you and/or your church/group to get involved. We believe each person has TIME, TALENT and TREASURE to donate;
Would you like to be involved in our Cruise Ship Mission Ministry? Spend a short day with us and you’ll meet seafarers from dozens of countries and have a dirct impact on their lives. We’ll even get you home in time for supper!
How about becoming a regular volunteer ship visitor? Year round our chaplains and visitors climb onboard the ships that call into Boston and Providence ports and bring much needed friendship and assistance to the crew members.
Want something a little closer to Home? How about knitting, sewing or assembling our Christmas Ditty Bag items. Each year our chaplains bring 1500 DItty bags onboard the ships and with it, a little of the Christmas message.
Of course, we ALWAYS need your; Prayers
Investment in our Mission
NESM has been in operation since 1885, and now reaches 25,000 people per year from 159 countries. Our core belief is that as a Christian Organization, we are called to open our doors of hospitality to ALL women and men who reach our doors.
Here’s What Your Group Will Do
First, you live in the city – experiencing firsthand the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of urban life. Our housing options are located in the heart of their respective city. You also eat at local ethnic restaurants and discover the delights of Salvadorian, Middle Eastern, Filipino, African–American, and other cuisine.
Second, you learn about the city – unique issues and problems that city dwellers face and what God is doing to foster and further His Kingdom in the city, through the indigenous organizations that operate on the front lines of urban ministry.
Third, you become part of the solutions for the city – by offering your time, energy and sweat as you support these indigenous "ministry sites." CSM plugs you into a variety of hands-on ministry opportunities to ensure that your time in the city is spent supplying substantive help to God’s people in the city.
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Here’s Where You’ll Serve
CSM will connect your group with a wide variety of service opportunities. For examples of CSM ministry sites, check out the listings in our City Profiles.
Here’s What We Do For You
CSM supplies your group with a City Host (full–time or intern staff) who has been trained to handle both the logistics of your trip and help your group process what you’re experiencing. This enables you and your leadership to serve alongside your students.
Here Are The Results You Can Expect
First, your personal walk with Christ will change. You’ll be sparked to re-examine your life priorities in light of what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus in a hurting world.
Second, your life back home will change. You’ll return to your home community with new eyes — sensitized to see the ethnic diversity and pockets of poverty that escaped your notice previously. You’ll also return home with a new vision for how your faith can impact your home life and community at large.
Third, your future direction will change. Many young people and adults have returned from a CSM trip and changed their school major, job, and/or career plans. Read what youth leaders and students have to say about their time in the city.
The Providence Rescue Mission serves many thousands of men, women and children in the west end of Providence, Rhode Island. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
We serve the poor with dignity and respect. We feed and clothe the addicted and homeless; our doors are open to all, free of charge. We are able to do this because of you who faithfully, month after month, donate your time, materials and resources to us. We are a faith based organization, trusting that God will provide for the many needs and He has been faithful. Thank you so much for your faithful support