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On May 31, 2016, Mission Match reached its current distribution level.

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Projects done by churches in South Carolina that received Mission Match® funds

October 2011

Congregation in South Carolina serves people in Costa Rica through home repair and construction, children's ministry.   (click to open/close)

A Southern Baptist congregation in South Carolina received a Mission Match matching contribution to help fund a mission trip to Alajuelita, Costa Rica. According to the congregation's Mission Match application, the "project involves spending a week in Alajuelita, Costa Rica, a suburb of San Jose working with 6:8 Ministries. The name of the Ministry comes from Isaiah 6:8 where Isaiah says to the Lord, 'Here am I, send me.'" The application materials indicated that the "mission team of about 15 members will serve the people of Costa Rica with the purpose of pointing them towards a relationship with Christ. Unemployment is around 65% while prostitution and drugs are common. These are the people we are focused on serving. We will serve them through home repair and construction, home visitation and prayer, children's ministry and feeding stations." Additional information on the application indicated, "Our team will be prayer walking, working in feeding stations, visiting homes, distributing gospel tracts and Bibles, and sharing the gospel of Christ. We will also have the opportunity to work in construction projects and children's ministries, all with the purpose of sharing God's love with the people and telling them about Christ." Follow-up comments from the congregation indicated that, "The money was used to build a new house for a family which was living in unbelievable deplorable conditions in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Costa Rica. At first we were only going to build them a floor, but ended up tearing down the structure and building a new house. The happiness on the face of the family was a great blessing but even greater was the fact that the mother received Christ as her Savior. We are confident that the Lord will use her to bring others to Him."


July - August 2005

Congregation in South Carolina holds Vacation Bible School and evangelistic crusades along with planting churches in Trinidad   (click to open/close)

A Southern Baptist church in South Carolina sent a team of ten, including youth and a youth pastor, on a mission trip to Trinidad, West Indies. According to the congregation's Mission Match application materials, "they worked with others from two churches to conduct Vacation Bible School in a small Indian village in an effort to lead boys and girls to faith in Jesus Christ. VBS was conducted in this village last year and we hope to build on that foundation. Evangelistic crusades were conducted in two areas to proclaim the message of Christ, and to assist in the planting and development of churches in the two areas." A follow-up comment to Mission Match from the South Carolina congregation said, "It has been a great encouragement to the Trinidad Mission Team and to the church as a whole to see this eager response, and of course, your response has been equally encouraging. Thank you for the manner in which you are advancing the Kingdom's work by encouraging others."


July 2004

Congregation in South Carolina conducts evangelism and church development in Trinidad   (click to open/close)

A Southern Baptist church in South Carolina sent a team to Trinidad. According to reports from the congregation, they conducted Vacation Bible School and evangelistic crusades to proclaim the message of Christ, and assist in the planting and development of churches. The congregation provided VBS supplies, hymnbooks, and a gift to the local Baptist church for local ministries.