We encourage members of Houston’s First to participate in the worldwide missions movement. To make that possible, we have an established process for joining a mission team or project.
Once a decision has been made for you to join a specific team, you will receive an email from FOCUS Missions that provides you with a link to be on the team. This is where you will electronically sign waivers and complete your paperwork for your upcoming trip.
We encourage every person to own a passport. The passport cost and visa fees are not included in your team overall cost unless otherwise noted. You can apply to a team prior to securing a passport. If you own a passport, please review it to make sure you have plenty of blank pages (a minimum of 4-5 pages when traveling internationally with multiple stops). Also, verify the expiration date of your passport is six (6) months beyond the date of return to the United States.
If your trip leaves in eight (8) weeks or less and you have not applied for a new passport, please contact the Missions staff or team leader for information on how to expedite your passport.
All team meetings are required unless providentially hindered. Attendance at these will usually be on a Sunday following morning church worship services. These are led by the team leader.
We will be partnering with Lifesong for Orphans – here is a link with more info: https://secure.lifesong.org/countries/Haiti. We will be there to help support and encourage the ministry that Lifesong is currently involved in and build relationships with the ministry there. Our hope is that these couples will have a chance to see the work that the Lord is doing on a global scale and get to be a part of it. You will be encouraged to take a break from the American dream and reflect on our life mission and purpose. In the evenings, we will have a time of devotion and marriage encouragement.