GYC Post-Conference Mission Trip

Tuesday, Jan 1 – Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 | Houston, Texas


The Vision

Each year we come to the GYC conference and go on outreach. We knock on doors, we pray, and we return with testimonies of amazing experiences and people willing to study the Bible. But then we leave…

Imagine returning to every home that requested Bible studies on outreach day! This year GYC needs your help to follow up on these interests during our Post-Conference Mission Trip. Join us as we revisit homes, drop off Bible study lessons, and deliver refugee health kits to over 30 unreached people groups living in Houston.

Will you be a missionary willing to reach the world next door and go To The End?

Tell me more…

From January 1st through the 6th, the GYC Evangelism team is partnering with the Texas Conference Evangelism Department and Reach the World Next Door to provide GYC participants and local Houstonians an opportunity to be trained and equipped on reaching the unreached in Houston.

Our primary goal during this time will be to have meaningful interactions while reaching unreached people groups and to follow up on Bible study contact leads gained from the big GYC outreach day.

Upon completing the Post-Conference Mission Trip, missionaries will receive a certificate. There is limited space in this program so missionaries that can participate for the entire time, starting January 1st at 5:00 pm and ending January 6th at 9:00 pm, will receive priority.

Thank you for your interest and may God bless you abundantly as you prayerfully consider this opportunity!

Apply Here

Refugee Kit Gift Registry

If you would like to help in purchasing the items needed for the refugee kits or if you can’t participate in Post-Conference but still want to contribute, please visit the Amazon gift registry below.

Amazon Registry

Questions & Answers

This trip will be intense, challenging and rewarding, but we want to reach out to our Houstonian brothers and sisters, many whom come from parts of the world that have never heard of the three angels’ messages. Read the Q&A below to learn more about the program and outreach!

The first step is to fill out an application by clicking the Apply Now button at the top of this page. You will be asked to give information for two references. References are people that we will contact to learn a little more about you prior to acceptance to mission trip. After you have submitted your application, we will contact you regarding your acceptance. Once accepted, we will email you information for how to submit your payment.

There is limited space in this program so missionaries that can participate for the entire time, starting January 1st at 5:00 pm and ending January 6th at 9:00 pm, will receive priority.

The cost to participate is $100 per person. This will cover program costs such as transportation and food. Housing is also provided.

NOTE: Missionaries are not allowed to pay any costs until they been accepted.

Yes, you must be over the age of 18. We will not be able to accommodate anyone under the age of 18.

We are specifically seeking young adults under the age of 35 to participate. For those over the age of 35 who are still interested in participating, you can fill out an application as well and we will let you know if there are spaces left to fill in a few weeks.

Please Note: You must be physically healthy and able to stand/walk for up to 8 hours or more daily, for up to six full days.

We will be staying at the Houston Central SDA Church with genders in separate sleeping quarters. We will be sleeping on the floors of the classrooms so you will need to bring a pillow, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and toiletries. This is similar to a colporteur program.

You will need to arrange your own transportation to the church and from the church. Please arrive at the facilities by 5 PM on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Please plan to depart by the morning of Monday, January 7, 2019. Let us know what your travel plans are.

Church Address:

Houston Central SDA Church
9425 West Sam Houston Pkway N.
Houston, TX 77064.

The trip organizers/conference will provide two vegan meals a day (breakfast will be approximately at 9:15 am and lunch at 3:00 pm).  We will be running on a two-meal a day schedule. If you need to have more than two meals a day, please bring non-perishable items to snack on. Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements by emailing evangelism@gycweb.org.

Seasoned literature ministry leaders.

Below you will find the tentative schedule: 

Tuesday, January 1

Arrive by 5:00 PM – Get situated; Light dinner/snacks
6:00 PM – Orientation, evening worship
8:45 – 9:45 p.m. – Evening showers /Evening devotions
10:00 p.m. – Curfew/Lights out

Wednesday – Friday, January 2 – 4

Until 7:30 a.m. Morning Devotions, Showers, Personal Time
7:45 – 9:15 a.m. Chores
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Testimonies / Songs / Worship
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Training
12:00 – 5:30 p.m. In the field/ (Lunch 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Training
8:45 – 9:45 p.m. Evening showers / Evening devotions
10 p.m. Curfew/Lights out

Sabbath, January 5

Separate and share testimonies at several local churches; invite local churches to join us in the afternoon for outreach and service projects Sunday; TBD

Sunday, January 6

Service projects/health outreach, all day

Monday, January 7

Wake up, clean up and eat light breakfast, depart

We will divide up into teams of seven, load up into minivans and return to the doors that indicated they want correspondence Bible studies (from homes knocked on during the GYC outreach day, Sunday, December 30th). We will be briefly knocking on doors and talking with people and praying for them if appropriate. In addition, we will be re-visiting refugee neighborhoods throughout Houston to drop off refugee kits. During this time, we will be able to interact in a meaningful way with the refugees. We will also pass out literature and be trained on cross-cultural missions.

Please Note: You must be physically healthy and able to stand/walk for up to 8 hours or more daily, for up to six full days.

Yes. We plan to follow up on Bible study leads and deliver refugee kits as well as pass out literature. We could be alternating between placing literature in neighborhoods, parking lots, public transportation venues, crowded downtown streets, and potentially large crowds. Each participant must be willing and able to give literature directly to people even though it might not be for the majority of the time.

Please contact Tara Vang, the GYC Vice President of Evangelism at evangelism@gycweb.org.