Missions

Short Term Missions at Veritas – 2016

Introduction to Veritas Short-term Trips

Veritas is committed, for the glory of God and the eternal good of our every neighbor, to engaging every ethne on the planet with the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection. In Matthew 9:37-38, Jesus said to His followers:

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
– Matthew 9:37-38

He then sent these followers out as a partial answer to that prayer (Matt 10:5a). In true form to this strategy, Veritas has committed to praying that the Lord would raise up laborers to reach the 3,100+ unengaged people groups on the planet. And as a partial answer to that prayer, we’ve also committed to engaging those groups on the ground. One way that we do this is through our short-term trips. The general objective of Veritas short-term trips is to aid on-the-ground foreign or national church planters and local churches in (1) establishing a gospel presence among the unengaged in the area; and (2) casting vision before and training existing local churches to engage the unengaged groups around them.

Scroll down for more information on each of Veritas’ 2016 short-term trips.

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What’s Required to Join a Veritas Short-term Trip?

  1. Be a member of Veritas Community Church or show interest in becoming a member.
  2. Be active in Veritas community.
  3. Fill out the short-term trip interest form.
  4. Once approved,
    • Complete the short-term trip application.
    • Develop a prayer-support network. Gain the commitment of your CG, and ten people from among your friends and family to pray for you throughout your training and the actual trip.
    • Trust God for all you need! Raise the necessary funds for your trip via
      1. Prayer. Hudson Taylor, the ‘Father of Faith Missions’ and the great missionary to China, proved God’s promise in John 14:13 by learning to “move man, through God, by prayer alone.” AND OR,
      2. Requesting the support of your community group
      3. Requesting the support of your friends and family
      4. Note: Making petitions to the Veritas Church body en masse via any form of communication (e.g., mass letters, Veritas media outlets, etc.) is discouraged.
    • Provide a deposit of $500 to Veritas Missions three months prior to the trip date. This assures your commitment to the trip and permits Veritas Missions to purchase tickets in a timely and responsible manner.
    • Attend the required preparatory meetings for the trip.
  5. PRAY! Make prayer for the trip (and possibly fasting) a part of your daily and weekly routine in the months leading up to the trip.

2016 Veritas Trip Locations and Descriptions

Toronto

The East Toronto team will aid a Sri Lankan evangelical church planter (former Hindu and incarcerated gang member) in the development of a multi-ethnic church in Toronto’s Scarborough district. Families with children are welcome! In the a.m., team members will conduct door-to-door surveys and enter spiritual conversation in the homes of locals, OR carry the gospel to multi-ethnic university students on the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus. In the afternoons, team members will engage multi-ethnic families via a children’s camp. The objective of each project is to introduce as many individuals and or families as possible to the saving work of Christ. Persons of Peace (POP; Luke 10) will be identified and follow-up will be conducted by the pastor and his team.

Specific Needs: 12-25 team members (Adults and children)

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North Toronto

The North Toronto (Brampton) team will aid a Pakistani church planter in engaging with the gospel Brampton’s growing and diverse Sikh, Hindu and Muslim populations. No other strategic efforts are known to be taking place among these people. The objective of this team will be to saturate each community with the gospel in worship centers, local restaurants, on the streets, etc. Persons of Peace (POP, Luke 10) will be identified and follow-up will be conducted by the church planter and his team.

Specific Needs: 5 team members

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Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa team’s sole objective is a pastoral visit to Veritas workers on the ground. The team will carry gifts and encouragement from the Veritas community, provide counsel and care, and gain a first-hand understanding of the work being done in the area.

Specific Needs: An event will be held in March to fill suitcases with gifts, words of encouragement and pictures inspired by Veritas’ little artists:). These suitcases will be carried by the team as an expression of love and appreciation to the Veritas workers and their children on the ground.

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Nepal

The Nepal team will aid local church planter and Veritas national partner, Hari KC, and his Kathmandu-based local church in initial engagement of a currently unengaged people group in the hills of central Nepal. Objective: assess the culture and felt needs of the people group, provide medical attention where possible, build relationships, and proclaim the gospel. With the information collected, the team will aid Hari and his local church in the development of a long-term strategy to make disciples and plant churches among this people group.

Specific Needs: 5-6 team members including one nurse or doctor

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Nepal & North India

Team Nepal and North India will aid an on-the-ground church planting team in gospel saturation of key Muslim populations in central and western Nepal and North India. Between Nepal and North India there are more than 100 million Muslims, most of which have never heard the gospel! Objective: Prayer walk through key Muslim communities, share the gospel with as many Muslims as possible and identify Persons of Peace (POP; Luke 10) with whom the church planter and his team will later follow up.

Specific Needs: 5-6 team members

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Nepal

The Nepal team will aid local church planter and Veritas national partner, Hari KC, and his Kathmandu-based local church in initial engagement of a currently unengaged people group in the hills of central Nepal. Objective: assess the culture and felt needs of the people group, provide medical attention where possible, build relationships, and proclaim the gospel. With the information collected, the team will aid Hari and his local church in the development of a long-term strategy to make disciples and plant churches among this people group.

Organized by the Tri-Village congregation but open to all members.

Specific Needs: 5-6 team members including one nurse or doctor

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Lebanon

Team Lebanon will aid a Christian relief organization in meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of Syrian refugee families.

Specific Needs: 5-6 team members

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