Where We Go
Gracewood partnered with Ragged Edge Ministries and went to Haiti in July 2017! We served Haiti Home of Hope's orphanage and nutrition clinic and participated in a Pastor's and Wive's Conference. Click here to hear some of the testimonies of our team as well as a video of some of the trip!
Rick and Fran Schuessler founded Champs Missions after seeing the large need for Christ in the Caribbean. Also known as Paradise Island, the Bahamas are often seen as a haven and an odd place to do ministry. However, once you step out of the resorts it is easy to see the poverty, drug addiction and the lack of familial structure. Champs Missions takes numerous medical and evangelistic trips throughout the year and Gracewood is blessed to be a part of that. We have partnered with the team on both youth and adult mission trips in the past and look forward to further partnership in the future.
Since 2000, Gracewood has enjoyed an ongoing partnership with Word of Life Missionaries Marco and Fanny Jiminez in Costa Rica. Marco and Fanny work in the town of Las Juntas outreaching to the youth of the area and conducting several youth camps throughout the year at a camp facility that Word of Life has established there. In addition, Marco pastors a local church. Gracewood has been involved in construction projects involving several of the camp buildings and dormitories as well as building beds and tables to be used by the staff and campers. The greatest opportunity Gracewood has had though is the access that the local schools have provided to our team members to come in and share their testimonies and the gospel message of salvation with the students. Gracewood currently organizes two trips annually to Costa Rica.
For more information about Gracewood's involvement with Global Missions, please contact us.