2014 Mission Trips

Hope in a World of Brokenness

Stacey and Joey Wendling Mission Trips

Monterrey, Mexico – June 2014

Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota – August 2014

Greetings from Fairfield, Ohio!

The reason we are writing to you is that we have the opportunity next summer to join with our church, Fairfield First Baptist, to provide hope in a world of brokenness by going on mission trips to Monterrey, Mexico and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

In June 2014, Joey and Stacey once again have the opportunity to serve the children in orphanages near Monterrey, Mexico. Our church is partnering with Back2Back Ministries to serve the children in 10 Christian Casa Hogar’s (Children’s Homes), and two churches in the Rio and Cadereyta communities. Each Children’s Home has 30 to 100 children ranging in ages from 10 months to 17 years. These children come to the homes from a variety of backgrounds – neglect, abuse, abandonment, and in some cases, economic inability of the parents to provide for them. Whatever the reason, each child is truly a gift from God. It is our hope that each child would have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and have opportunities for a productive and meaningful life. Our efforts will include:

  • Construction work to improve the facilities, programs, and living conditions
  • Sorting and preparing donations for the daily distribution to the children’s homes
  • Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ though interaction and relationship building

Stacey Wendling

In August, Stacey will have the opportunity for a second mission trip before she heads off to Liberty University, this time to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Pine Ridge is an Oglala Lakota Native American reservation, and is one of the poorest communities in the United States. The poverty on Pine Ridge is devastating. It is common to find homes overcrowded, as those with homes take in whoever needs a roof over their heads. Many homes are without running water or sewer, adequate heating or air conditioning, and have black mold. The unemployment rate is about 80-90%, with a per capita income of around $4,000. Life expectancy on Pine Ridge is the lowest in the United States and the second lowest in the Western Hemisphere, behind only Haiti. Alcoholism and suicide are the leading causes of death.

Stacey and our church will be working with Next Step Ministries to serve in the Pine Ridge community to help rebuild the reservation and restore the hope and beauty buried deep among the brokenness found here. We will have the opportunity to serve in a number of ways, working with families and their children, meeting residents on a daily basis, restoring and building upon relationships with community members, rebuilding homes, churches, or trailers, roofing, drywall, and painting. Throughout this week, we will be acting as the hands and feet of our Lord to serve this community in a valuable way. It is exciting to think that Stacey can be a small part of that!

Joey Wendling

We are writing to you because we will by relying on friends and family for support as we prepare for the trip and while we are gone. Between the three trips, we need to raise nearly $3000 for trip expenses.

First and foremost, we ask for your prayers. Please pray for the orphans in Monterrey, the workers in their Children’s Homes, and for the people donating time out of their summers to take trips to Mexico to work to improve the children’s lives. Pray for the Oglala Lakota people of Pine Ridge Reservation, that they would have hope, and pray for those who are working to bring them hope. Please also pray for Stacey and Joey, that they would be able to raise the funds necessary, and that God would be preparing them for the work He has planned for them.

Secondly, if you are able, we would greatly appreciate any financial support you might be able to provide. We need to raise nearly $3000 for the three trips. Gifts are tax deductible, and checks should be made payable to Fairfield First Baptist Church, with Stacey/Joey Wendling Mission Trips in the memo line.

Children in a Monterrey Children’s Home

We are so privileged to be able to tell these broken communities that there is a greater life they can live, and a greater love they can experience. That a life with Jesus can bring real fulfillment, purpose, and healing to the wounds they feel. We hope you also feel privileged to be a partner in a mission going after lost and broken people with a message of hope, as Jesus told his disciples, “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” John 16:33



Should you feel called to give in support of the missions effort in Mexico and South Dakota through giving to Stacey and Joey Wendling, please fill out, cut off, and return to the address below.

Gifts are tax-deductible. Please make checks payable to Fairfield First Baptist Church.

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Email: _______________________________________

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*Please mail to:

Fairfield First Baptist Church

1072 Hicks Blvd.

Fairfield, OH 45014

Attn: Stacey/Joey Wendling Mission Trips

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Mexico Mission Trip Update – FULLY FUNDED!

Thanks to the grace of God, and the numerous fundraising events and generous donations, Stacey and Joey’s mission trips to Mexico are FULLY FUNDED!

From June 2nd – 8th, 2012, my daughter Stacey and son Joey will be joining 19 others from our home church, Fairfield First Baptist, to provide hope in a world of brokenness to the children in orphanages near Monterrey, Mexico. The mission trip will be serving the children in 10 Christian Casa Hogar’s (Children’s Homes), and two churches in the Rio and Cadereyta communities. Each Children’s Home has 30 to 100 children ranging in ages from 10 months to 17 years. These children come to the homes from a variety of backgrounds – neglect, abuse, abandonment, and in some cases, economic inability of the parents to provide for them. Whatever the reason, each child is truly a gift from God. It is our hope that each child would have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and have opportunities for a productive and meaningful life.

Their efforts will include:

  • Construction work to improve the facilities, programs, and living conditions
  • Sorting and preparing donations for the daily distribution to the children’s homes
  • Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ though interaction and relationship building

The group will be so privileged to be able to tell this broken community that there is a greater life they can live, and a greater love they can experience. That a life with Jesus can bring real fulfillment, purpose, and healing to the wounds they feel. We greatly appreciate those of you who chose to be a partner in this mission of going after lost and broken kids with a message of hope, as Jesus told his disciples, “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” John 16:33

Please pray for Stacey, Joey, and the others from Fairfield traveling on this trip.  Pray that the Holy Spirit works through each member of the team to reach children for Christ.  Pray for the team’s safety, and that God will use this experience to bring each person on the trip to a closer walk with Him.

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.

Although your husbands and children sometimes don’t give you all the credit you deserve, the Word of God does:

Proverbs 31:10-31

The Virtuous Wife

10 Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.

Mexico Mission Trip Update – March 7, 2012

Joey

Here’s the latest update on our fund-raising efforts for Stacey’s and Joey’s mission trip to Monterey, Mexico.

Thanks to three very generous gifts, and selling 55 pies, we’ve raised over half of the money we need!

However, we still need to raise several hundred dollars more.

From June 2nd – 8th, 2012, Joey and Stacey have the opportunity to join our church, Fairfield First Baptist, on a mission trip to orphanages near Monterrey, Mexico.  The team will be serving the children in 10 Christian Casa Hogar’s (Children’s Homes), and two churches in the Rio and Cadereyta communities.

Stacey

The cost is just over $1,100 each for them to be able to go.

Their efforts will include:

  • Construction work to improve the facilities, programs, and living conditions
  • Sorting and preparing donations for the daily distribution to the children’s homes
  • Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ though interaction and relationship building

For more information about the trip and how you can support Stacey and Joey, you can download the flier from my website: http://www.web-ling.com/mexico.rtf.  Even if you aren’t able to make a donation, we covet your prayers, both for the fundraising, as well as for the trip itself.

If you’d like to make a donation, send a check payable to:

Fairfield First Baptist Church

Attn:  Mission Trip

1072 Hicks Blvd.

Fairfield, OH 45014

 Please enclose a note that the money is for Stacey and Joey Wendling.

Thank you for your prayer and support!

Fairfield First Baptist Church is partnering with Back 2 Back Ministries for this mission trip.

Back 2 Back Ministries

Back 2 Back Ministries

I’M SENDING MY CHILDREN TO A MEXICAN ORPHANAGE!

OK, now that I have your attention…

Here’s the latest update on our fund-raising efforts for Stacey’s and Joey’s mission trip to Monterey, Mexico.

Joey

Joey

Thanks to a couple of very generous gifts, and brisk pie sales, we’re off to a great start!

From June 2nd – 8th, 2012, Joey and Stacey have the opportunity to join our church, Fairfield First Baptist, on a mission trip to orphanages near Monterrey, Mexico.  The team will be serving the children in 10 Christian Casa Hogar’s (Children’s Homes), and two churches in the Rio and Cadereyta communities.

Their efforts will include:

Stacey

Stacey

  • Construction work to improve the facilities, programs, and living conditions
  • Sorting and preparing donations for the daily distribution to the children’s homes
  • Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ though interaction and relationship building

The cost is approximately $1,100 each for them to be able to go.

For more information about the trip and how you can support Stacey and Joey, you can download the flier from my website: http://www.web-ling.com/mexico.rtf.  Even if you aren’t able to make a donation, we covet your prayers, both for the fundraising, as well as for the trip itself.

Orphans

Orphans

If you’d like to make a donation, send a check payable to:

Fairfield First Baptist Church

Attn:  Mission Trip

1072 Hicks Blvd.

Fairfield, OH 45014

 Please enclose a note that the money is for Stacey and Joey Wendling.

Thank you for your prayer and support!

Fairfield First Baptist Church is partnering with Back 2 Back Ministries for this mission trip.

Back 2 Back Ministries

Back 2 Back Ministries

Mexico Mission Trip Fundraising Update 2/9/2012

Mission Trip fundraising update:

Stacey and Joey are continuing to raise money for their mission trip to Mexico in June. The fundraising is going very slowly. If you would be interested in contributing, the information can be downloaded from my website at: http://www.web-ling.com/mexico.rtf

Also, for anyone in the Fairfield / Cincinnati area, we’re also selling pies until February 19. We have apple, Dutch apple, cherry, blueberry, lemon meringue, peach, pecan, chocolate cream, and coconut cream, and they’re $15.00 each, with delivery on March 2. They come from Pie Peddler (www.thepiepeddler.com), and these are some of the BEST pies I’ve ever had! Contact me if you’d like to purchase one.