World Mission

The World Mission Department seeks to engage every member and every church of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas in the work of evangelism and mission. We are working to be faithful to the Great Commission, Jesus Christ's command to "go therefore and make disciples of all the nations" (Matthew 28:19) and His Great Commandment "to love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:39) and to assist the Missionary People of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas in their call to "proclaim the word and example of the Good news of God in Christ" (Book of Common Prayer, pg. 305).

There are three primary ways that individuals and churches can partner with World Mission - Pray, Give, and Go!

Pray:

Pray for our teams and long-term missionaries working around the world and especially in Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, the Kurdistan region, Mexico, Navajoland, Uganda, and Puerto Rico. Prayerfully consider becoming a part of a team yourself. Pray for safety, strength, and resources.

The World Mission Department has assembled a Devotional Book to guide prayer and reflection for anyone preparing to Go! and serve on a mission team. The printable booklet includes a letter from the Rt. Rev. David Reed, prayers, daily devotionals for the 30 days leading up to your departure date, songs, and space to journal.

  • Click here to download the World Mission Devotional Book, 2018 edition.

The Virtual Mission is a group of pray-ers who participate in specific team trips by attending team meetings, reading the team devotional books, staying connected with the team as they go, and PRAYING daily for the team. If you'd like to be part of a Virtual Mission team, contact Libby Templeton for more information.

  • Click here to open the DWTX World Mission Pray-er Blog and stay up to date on current diocesan mission trips and team reflections. 

 

Give:

Click here to make an online donations to support the work of the World Mission Department, or send to the diocesan offices (Attn: World Mission Dept; P.O. Box 6885; San Antonio, TX 78209). In-kind donations may be sent, or delivered, to the diocesan offices as well.

 

Go (2019):

July 8 - 13: Guatemala - Bishop's Mission Challenge
July 10 - 16: Haiti - Youth Mission Trip
July 14 - 19: Piedras Negras, Mexico - Vacation Bible School
Aug. 1 - 14: Uganda - Family economic development and literacy, led by World Mission Dept.
Aug. 31 - Sept. 7: Guatemala - Medical, dental, and construction mission, led by St. John's, McAllen
October 2019: Navajoland, Utah - details to be announced
November 23: Piedras Negras, Mexico - Dia de Gracias
Dec. 14 - 21: Piedras Negras, Mexico - La Posada

To serve on a mission team or invite a World Mission presenter to your church, contact Marthe Curry, Director of World Mission, at marthe.curry@dwtx.org.

Short-Term Mission Guidebook

The World Mission Department has compiled a guidebook for use by all short-term mission leaders and their teams, using suggestions and materials submitted by experienced leaders of short-term mission trips and from selected materials. In 2015 the information included was expanded and updated. It provides insight into all aspects of leading and participating in a short-term mission trip from start to finish.

  • Click here to read the Short-Term Mission Guidebook.

Prior to embarking on a World Mission Trip, all adults and minors must sign the Release Agreement, linked below, and give to the designated Team Leader.

  • Click here to download the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas Mission Trip Release Agreement, revised June 2019.
Stay Connected to World Mission:

Click here to subscribe to the monthly World Mission E-Newsletter, featuring upcoming mission trips, events, and stories from mission teams.

 

Diocesan World Mission Staff

Director: Marthe Curry
World Mission Program Coordinator: Tatiana Hoecker    
Church Support for World Mission: Patricia Perea
Consultant for Development: Shannon Nisbet

Where in the World is World Mission
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Kenya
  • Kurdistan Region
  • Mexico
  • Navajoland
  • Uganda
  • Puerto Rico