2018 Mission Trip

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Jacob, Calena, Blaise, and Ksenia Rudd going on a Mission Trip!

The Text below is taken from our family blog: The Blog article is entitled 'Wherever I Go.'

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We are also excited for our upcoming Family Sojourning and Mission Trip to Mexico this fall! We have decided to do this pilgrimage as a prayer for the entire Church, for a renewal and strengthening of the laity and the clergy. We are excited to join Family Missions Company full-time missionaries and five other visiting families like ourselves to serve and evangelize in Allende, Coahuila Mexico for Thanksgiving week. We are also equally excited to visit friends and family along the way to share meals, conversations, and our music with the local faith communities. From the FMC website here is more info about the trip: 


Spend a week of service and evangelization in Mexico! In Allende, mission trip participants go out to share the Good News with people through their loving witness and in sharing their testimonies of God’s grace working in their lives. Previous participants have been blessed by their time in Allende and the warm welcome they receive from locals who are hungry for Jesus


On this trip, mornings are spent engaged in Christian service, through building projects, visiting the elderly and sick, and praying with those we encounter. The whole experience is wrapped in prayer and fellowship. In the evenings, our team travels to nearby barrios (neighborhoods) or ejidos (desert communities) to celebrate Mass, hold prayer meetings, and share testimonies.


One day during the mission trip is devoted to a pilgrimage to the capital city of Piedras Negras to explore the local market and visit the Cathedral of the Martyrs of Christ the King.


A “desert day,” a time of prayer and silence with the Lord, is usually spent in the beautiful foothills of Tejocote or the desert spring oasis of Palmira, Villa Union.

As you can look below at the maps, on our way to the Mission Trip we will be stopping in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. On November 9-11, we will be participating in the National Leaders Charismatic Conference in Dallas, Texas. We will be in Mexico with FMC from November 17-24.


After Thanksgiving, we will be stopping in Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois (See Map Below) to continue our pilgrimage of fellowship, prayer and music. Our goal is to find a host family for each stop along the way and to not book a hotel. So far, the Lord has been opening doors for us to stay and to share my music :) We are also hoping to travel no more than five hours in a day so as to keep the journey easy on the kids and to not travel back to back days.


We ask for your prayers and appreciate any financial support to help make this journey a success! Your support will help cover our travel expenses, mission trip fees, conference fees, social media videos & blogs, and my continual work as a Christian musician.


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