Engaging an ever-changing world with a never-changing gospel
For nearly a century, Trinity has been sending missionaries, planting churches, and partnering with global organizations so that God’s glory may be declared among the nations.
short term mission opportunities
Global Mission Partners
Our areas of focus are Bible translation, leadership development, church planting, mercy & justice ministries, North American evangelism and church mobilization & research.
Trinity supports over 25 missionaries in the field who have answered God’s call.
Click on a pin on the map below to learn more about each of our partners.
GLOBAL MISSION TEAMS
Interested in helping to strategize Trinity’s global reach? We have a team to match your gifts and passions. Partner with us to expand His Kingdom here on earth—ask God to show you how you can play a role in making Him known.
This team strategizes how to make the most of our short-term mission trips – considering our current team preparation, creating new leader training as well as debriefing for our short-term mission teams. They have both a local and global focus. They construct local mission trip opportunities, such as an urban plunge in Santa Ana, as well as international short-term mission trips. They consider our current outreach destinations deciding if we should expand our short-term trips to new places around the globe.
The focus of the Education Team is to impart general knowledge, to increase awareness and understanding of both local and global issues to all ages at Trinity. Consideration is given to creating educational series on various topics to raise awareness of what God is doing through his Church around the world.
This team applies faithful stewardship of Trinity’s financial resources designed to mission. We have been able to assist our mission partners with emergency medical costs, the purchase of medical equipment, repairs to storm damaged homes, and year-end gifts. We have also been able to help numerous Trinity members participate in short-term mission opportunities, and assist in the first publications of the Bible in a newly translated dialects. The Stewardship Team is also responsible for researching and proposing specific designated offerings, like One Great Hour of Sharing. Also as prospective missionaries seek Trinity’s partnership, the Stewardship Team will assist in determining whether their ministry focus is in line with Trinity’s goals and determining the amount of financial support the new Mission Partner will receive.
This team oversees Trinity’s ongoing work with our Ethiopia mission partners. They invest in outreach, translation, and literacy efforts for the Suri and Suri-Baale who, until recently, were unreached people groups in the Southwest corner of Ethiopia. They also foster our relationship with the South West Bethel Synod, within which the Suri live. They mainly help the Bible School, which trains pastors (including Suri ones). Every year or two, a trip is made to visit the Suri, the translators, and our Synod in Ethiopia.
This team provides small group support, hospitality, focused prayer, encouragement and care for our Trinity missionaries who serve around the globe. They come alongside our missionaries who are home on furlough and assist with the missionaries’ special needs like transportation, housing and overall care during their visit. They help raise awareness and expose our missionaries to the wider church body by setting up opportunities for them to speak to the congregation in Adult Sunday School classes, children’s and youth classes and/or special events. Each member on this team serves as a liaison for designated missionaries to correspond with, pray for and encourage in their particular ministry context.
Laura was born in Cuba and grew up in Spain before moving to the U.S. in grade school. She was a public school teacher for over 15 years, and in 2010, Laura and her family served with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Central America. She also served with the leadership team of the International Orality Network overseeing secondary orality. Most recently, she was the executive director of JOYA Scholars, a non-profit organization that prepares students from low-income communities for college. Laura and her husband, Tony, have three adult children. Reading biographies and drinking dark roast coffee bring her incredible joy.