2016 Mission Trips

Hebron USA will host six mission teams in Chiapas during the spring and summer of 2016 from churches across the country. All teams will fly into the airport in Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas and then travel to their destination. The teams will be met on the ground by Hebron President and in-country summer trip coordinator Randy Duvall. The teams will be working with  Pastor Pablo Feliciano and his wife Jan, long-time missionaries with the Presbyterian Church and servants to the Tzeltal people of Chiapas.Butzer- Chiapas 2012 013 (1)

There are two types of trips planned for the summer of 2016: Medical and construction. The medical teams will be working alongside Dr. Gerado Cruz Gomez, the medical director of Clinica Tzeltal Manos de Cristo providing care to the Tzeltal people in and around Ocosingo, Chiapas. The construction teams will be assisting the members of the local Presbyterian churches with construction projects approved by the local church, the Tzeltal Synod and Hebron USA.

Costs for 2016 are $500 plus airfare.

  • March 6-12       Christian Educator’s Exploratory Trip: A small group of Christian educators from several churches will visit Chiapas to learn how the US church can support the Tzeltal church’s effort to provide Sunday school and youth education
  • March 12-19      Eastern Virginia Medical School and First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach will take a team of medical school residents, physicians and lay people to work at Clinic Tzeltal Manos de Cristo in Ocosingo.
  • May 21 – 28        Second Presbyterian Church of Bloomington, IL will bring a medical team to work at Clinica Tzeltal Manos de Cristo in Ocosingo.
  • June 25-July 3    Salem Presbytery will bring a team of youth and adults from several churches in the central NC to work with a church in a village in Chiapas.
  • July 9-17             John McMillian Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, PA will bring a team of adults to work with a church in a village in Chiapas.
  • July 23-31            First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, VA will bring a team of youth and adults to works with a church in a village in Chiapas.

There may be openings available to join one of the trips listed. To learn more contact John Mills at (336) 817-6990.

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Dresses for Chiapas

We got a call last week from Janet Rolison in Winston Salem. She and her sisters Casey and Shirley have been making dresses for children for several years. The three sisters have made over 1,200 dresses so far. They work on these in their spare time and send them to Janet who then gives the dresses to groups going on mission trips. These groups have shared these beautiful little dresses with children in Haiti, Belize, Nicaragua, Uganda and Chaiaps.

Janet Rolison showing one of the dresses she made that will be givien to a lucky child in Chiapas.

Janet Rolison showing one of the dresses she made that will be givien to a lucky child in Chiapas.

Janet gave us 50 dresses to take with us this summer as we work in villages in Chiapas. We will ask Jan Feliciano, the wife and partner of Hebron USA missionary Pablo Felicano Cruz to help our teams determine how to distribute the dresses among the churches we are working with.

Thanks Janet for this amazing gift and stay tunes for pictures of some cute little Chiapas children wearing these.

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MEXICO MEDICAL MISSIONS- SEPTEMBER 2015

This is a first call for volunteers to join us for the fall 2015 medical mission trip to Manos De Cristo clinic in Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico. Hebron USA has designated the weeks of 19 Sept.- 27 Sept. and 26 Sept.- 4 Oct. as our fall mission time. We are looking for medical providers, translators and non-medical support folks.

Teams will need a minimum of 10 travelers per week and a maximum of 15. Cost will be $500 per week PLUS airfare. Flight arrangements are to be made by the individual traveler with help/guidance from trip leaders.

Deadline for applications will be 15 July, with a deposit(non-refundable) of $100 and the application form mailed to me at 760 Walnut Lane, Vilas, NC 28692. Checks should be made out to Hebron USA. The application form can be found on the here on Hebron USA website. Fill out the form and print it and send to me with your deposit check. Trip leaders will be Bill Herring, MD, 828-297-4604, walnutcovefarm@yahoo.com and Penny Musson, RN.,336-921-2131, pennymusson@yahoo.com.

DO NOT make your airline reservations until the trip is confirmed.

An additional opportunity to serve may be an option if you are interested. Second Presbyterian Church of Bloomington, IL, will be doing a medical trip to the clinic June13-21, 2015, and may have openings. Contact DeAnn Worth if interested. Dean.worth.bh2d@statefarm.com. 309-824-6742.

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Pablo and Jan Arrive in the US

Hebron USA missionaries Pablo and Jan Feliciano Cruz arrive in Charlotte on Friday afternoon.
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They had a relaxing day at the lake on Saturday and then Pablo preached at Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning April 12. He spoke about taming the giants that we encounter in our everyday lives referencing the story of David and Goliath from 1 Samuel.

Pablo Preaching

Pablo also shared the news that he has been tapped to lead a coalition of religious associations (other wise know as denominations here in the US) in Chiapas as they discuss the importance of religious tolerance. It is not uncommon for religious persecution to occur in the remote villages of Chiapas and Pablo has been called upon in the past to mediate and heal division that have occurred as a result of intolerance to different faiths or sects.

Join us Wednesday night April 15 at Clemmons Presbyterian Church to meet Pablo and Jan and learn about their ministry in Chaiaps, MX.

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Pablo and Jan To Tour USA in 2015

The board of Hebron USA is excited to announce that our friends and co-workers in service to the Tzeltal people of Chiapas, Pastor Pablo Feliciano Cruz and his wife Jan will be visiting and touring the US in April 2015. It has been two years since Pablo and Jan have been able to visit with the churches that support their ministry in Chiapas, so many of us are looking forward to catching up on their ministry and learning how we can help the growing church in Chiapas.

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Pablo will be preaching, teaching or visiting the churches listed below. Please contact us if you would like a schedule a visit by Pablo and Jan to your church.

April 10   Arrive at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

April 12   Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church 11 am service

April 15   Clemmons Presbyterian Church evening social

April 19   Starmount Presbyterian Church  11 am service

April 21   First Presbyterian Church Virginia Beach  evening mission fund raiser

April 22   Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community

April 23   Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

April 26  Second Presbyterian Church Bloomington, IL   11 am service

May 3    Village Presbyterian Church, Northbrook, IL  11 am service

May 4    Village Presbyterian Church, Northbrook, IL  evening mission team meeting

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2015 Summer Mission Trip Dates

Hebron USA will host nine mission teams in Chiapas during the summer of 2015 from churches across the country. All teams will fly into the airport in Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas and then travel to their destination. The teams will be met on the ground by Hebron President and in-country summer trip coordinator Randy Duvall. The teams will be working with  Pastor Pablo Feliciano and his wife Jan, long-time missionaries with the Presbyterian Church and servants to the Tzeltal people of Chiapas.

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There are two types of trips planned for the summer of 2015: Medical and construction. The medical teams will be working alongside Dr. Gerado Cruz Gomez, the medical director of Clinica Tzeltal Las Manos providing care to the Tzeltal people in and around Ocosingo, Chiapas. The construction teams will be assisting the members of the local Presbyterian churches with construction projects approved by the local church, the Tzeltal Synod and Hebron USA.

Costs for 2015 are $500 plus airfare.

  • June  13-21       Second Presbyterian Church of Bloomington, IL will bring a medical team to work at Clinica Tzeltal Las Manos de Cristo in Ocosingo.
  • June 20-28        Starmount Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, NC will bring a team of youth and adults to work with a church in a village in Chiapas.
  • June 27-July 5  Salem Presbytery will bring a team of youth and adults from several churches in the central NC to work with a church in a village in Chiapas.
  • July 4-July 12    Salem Presbytery will bring a second team of youth and adults from several churches in the central NC to work with a church in a village in Chiapas.
  • July 11-19         Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community of Pittsburgh, PA will bring a team of adults to work with a church in a village in Chiapas.
  • July 18-26         First Presbyterian Church of Hickory, NC will bring a team of youth and adults to work with a church in a village in Chiapas.
  • July 25-August 1 First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, VA will bring a team of youth and adults to works with a church in a village in Chiapas.
  • September 19-27 Hebron USA will bring a medical team comprised of professionals from several churches across the country to work at Clinica Tzeltal Las Manos de Cristo in Ocosingo.
  • September 26-October 4  Hebron USA will bring a medical team comprised of professionals from several churches across the country to work at Clinica Tzeltal Las Manos de Cristo in Ocosingo

There may be openings available to join one of the trips listed. To learn more contact Randy DuVall, President of Hebron USA, at 757-672-1797.

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MISSION OPPORTUNITY IN CHIAPAS

JULY 12 (SATURDAY) TO JULY 20  (SUNDAY) 2014

 

JULY 12 (SATURDAY) TO JULY 20 (SUNDAY) 2014
HEBRON USA and HEBRÓN DE DESARROLLO TZELTAL
 “SHARING THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST IN SOUTHERN MÉXICO”
 
Dear Friends of Chiapas:
 
The mission team from First Presbyterian Church in Waukegan, Illinois that is scheduled to work in Chiapas this summer now has openings for additional mission travelers to work with it. Due to unforeseen issues, several of the original members of this team will not be able to fulfill their commitment to work in Chiapas. Hebron USA is looking for people who would like to join this team.
 
The group will arrive on Saturday, July 12 by flight into Tuxtla Gutierrez and then travel that evening to Ocosingo, Chiapas, México. We will work with Templo Filidelfía, a new partner congregation for Hebron USA, which is located in a neighborhood east of Ocosingo. This is a more urban location than we usually work in. We will be doing site work for the new sanctuary that this congregation will be building. In addition, the group will conduct Bible school for neighborhood children during the afternoons. We expect to sleep and eat at a large house adjacent to the work site. We will worship with the members of this Presbyterian congregation and work side-by-side with them. The work will be light construction.
 
At the end of the week, we will visit the Mayan ruins at Toniná, which are located approximately 10 km. from Ocosingo. On the last Saturday, we relocate to San Cristóbal de Las Casas, a beautiful, small colonial city closer to the airport with abundant shopping and sightseeing opportunities. The group will fly out of Tuxtla Gutierrez on Sunday morning.
 
If you are interested in joining the Waukegan team on this mission trip, please contact Randy DuVall, president of Hebron USA at 757-672-1797 for further details.
 
 
Randy DuVall
El Presidente de Hebron USA
Virginia Beach, VA 
 
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