JUNE 22 - 29, 2019

21 Days to Pray

21 Days of Prep Prayers for FBC’s South Texas Mission Trip 2019

Day #21 (June 21)

Go and serve—

For God is not unjust; he will not overlook your work and the love that you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do. —Hebrews 6v10

And now I stand here on trial on account of my hope in the promise made by God to our ancestors, a promise that our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship day and night. It is for this hope, your Excellency, that I am accused by Jews! —Acts 26v6-7

For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. —Galatians 5v13

It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in regard to the things that have now been announced to you through those who brought you good news by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look! —1 Peter 1v12

I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. —Romans 12v1

Only fear the Lord, and serve him faithfully with all your heart; for consider what great things he has done for you. —1 Samuel 12v24

Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. —Romans 12v1

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. —1 Peter 4v10

Praying faithfully and in unity—

“Creator, God, we want to serve you by serving people. Give us the strength, compassion, tenacity, enthusiasm, unity, peace, and hope that we need to be the physical manifestation of your heavenly body in South Texas. Calm our anxieties today and give us joy that comes from you. Thank you! Amen!”

Last day before leaving. Often hectic. Often feels like not enough hours in the day. God has already provided and will provide. Pause and breath in God’s provision today. See you soon! —David

Day #20 (June 20)

Significant others—

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. —Romans 8v28

Praying together—

“Today, O God, we pray specifically for the significant others who are working and serving on behalf of you to impact our team. We thank you for Jorge Zapata, for Alicia Rodriguez, for Rick Hall, for Danny Smith, for the organization Hearts 4 Kids and for CBF of Texas. Thank you for the ways that you have gifted each person who facilitates spreading your love and glory. Keep these people and us in comfort and peace today. Thank you! Amen!”

Day #19 (June 19)


Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead,and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. —Deuteronomy 6v4-9

Praying together:

“Our God, as we go on this journey where we will experience new people, new places, and new justice issues, may we develop new habits of faithfulness. May we return home energized for new forms of discipleship. And may we commit our whole lives to loving you with our heart, soul and might. In the loving name of Jesus Christ…Amen!”

As we have these last days of final prep, may we find peace and comfort in convening with the Almighty. Keep praying!

Day #18 (June 18)

Representatives of the Divine—

For we are not peddlers of God’s word like so many; but in Christ we speak as persons of sincerity, as persons sent from God and standing in his presence. —2 Corinthians 2v17

Praying together—

“We ask you, God, that you would allow us to speak as people of sincerity and that the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts would be pleasing to you. Today, we are reminded of the “A family” as we have the chance to construct a physical structure for them. We bring them before you in prayer today that we would work for them and speak to them as you instruct us, sent from you. We stand in your presence today, God, and offer ourselves as living sacrifices. Keep our hearts at peace as we make final preparations. In the name of Christ, we pray…Amen!”

Day #17 (June 17)

And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. —Romans 5v3-5

For you need endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. — Hebrews 10v36

My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. —James 1v2-3

Praying in unity—

“Today we ask that, as we face challenges and adversity on our mission trip, we will strive for joy to be the undercurrent with which we endure struggles. Holy Spirit, give us your joy that is beyond human happiness and seeks remind us of what has been done for us by Christ on the cross. We serve you, O God, and accept what you have for us as we are in the final stages of preparation for the work you have ordained in us. We praise you and thank you! In Jesus’ name!”

Day #16 (June 16)

Sunday Funday! Praying for and with our church family today!


In ongoing preparation to serve as a short-term missionary, we want to be growing spiritually and listening for God’s guidance.

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□   $349 Early Bird Registration

□   $379 Regular Registration

□   5 Mandatory Team Times (out of 6)




Jan 23

  • Info Meeting

Feb 10

  • First Five at 5:00

  • Second Six at 6:00

Feb 24

  • $100 Non-refundable Deposit Due / Early Bird Deadline

Mar 10

  • Team Time 1: Postponed

Apr 7

  • Team Time 1: 11:45A (Lunch provided)

  • Payment Due ($150) Early Bird Deadline

May 5

  • Team Time 2: 11:45A (Lunch provided)

  • HW: Notes about the Harlingen / McAllen area

    Be prepared to share your findings using the following as idea starters:

    • Socioeconomics / Government / Policies that shape the area

    • CBF Texas / Field Personnel Jorge Zapata / Missions endeavors of the region

    • Needs of the Rio Grande Valley / Counties / Demographics / Climate

    • Major influencers in the region / Major needs of the region

    • Causes of poverty in the region

    • Compare and contrast what you find from varying sources

  • Payment Due ($99) EBD

May 15

  • Mission Trip Prep/Commitment Form Due

May 29

  • Team Time 3: 6:45P

  • HW: Information about “colonias”

June 12

  • Team Time 4: 6:00P

June 22

  • Meet at FBC at 2:30A / Bus will transport the team to the airport

  • Get on the plane!!

  • BNA WN1599 to HOU Departs 5:35A / Arrives 7:30A

June 29

  • HOU WN4667 to MSY Departs 2:40P / Arrives 3:50P

  • MSY WN6572 to BNA Departs 5:30P / Arrives 7:00P

  • Get off the plane!!

July (TBD)

  • Return Party



Rick McClatchy, Field Coordinator

Jorge Zapata, Associate Coordinator of Missions & Hispanic Ministries


Jorge Zapata, CBF Field Personnel: 956-873-1537

David Cates: 615-653-3241


23921 North Parker Road

La Feria, TX 78559

Rick Hall, Director: 956-404-7656

Assisting OrganizationS: