Emily Doherty grew up here in Rim Church, got a degree in theology, took a mission trip around the world, spent 4 months in Costa Rica, and is now a full-time missionary to Guatemala as part of the Adventures in Missions organization. (https://www.adventures.org/)

Adventures in Missions provides short and long-term mission opportunities, mostly to young people. They want to give young people a mission experience, an opportunity to step outside their comfort zones and join what God is doing in other cultures and nations.  Their vision is to mobilize a generation of radical Christ followers, discipling and training them to spread the Good News.

The Adventures program has several different offerings. One includes outreaches in 11 Countries in 11 Months (ages 21-35)  Another is more concentrated, offering missions in 3 countries in 9 months (ages 18-20)

College Missions Trips asks college students to take a semester or a school year off to be missionaries.

(ages 18-22) Not a camp or vacation, but a total immersion experience as a missionary—learning while serving—setting aside the comforts of home and the college life to live simply doing the great commission.

High School Mission Trips

Ambassadors by World Race (ages 14-18) 2-4 weeks

Church Youth Group Mission Trips

Mission trips for Youth Groups (6th -12th grades)

Adult Mission Trips and Family Mission Trips

Family Groups (6 yrs and up)

Disaster Relief Trips, scheduled as needed.

One example of Emily’s work: She connected one of the visiting teams with a local family who needed a stove. They built the stove and developed a relationship with the family that allowed a ministry opportunity. 

Many of the usual outreach activities of the mission have been curtailed by the virus shutdown. So they adapted, to minister to the current need.

In the villages around the base in Guatemala, many of the families our staff have been discipling already live on day-to-day income. During the lockdowns caused by COVID-19, more and more people are losing work and are left unable to provide for the daily needs of their families.

 So Emily and some of the other staff members started a new project. They have raised over $12,500 so far which they converted into bags of food. Each bag feeds a family for a week. 

As with our own food outreach with San Bernardino City Missions, they always ask if there is anything they need prayer for, and the answer is almost always yes. That leads to the right kind of discussion for ministry.

Please Pray:

For Emily Doherty, who grew up among us at Rim Church, and is now dedicated to full time ministry in Guatemala. We ask your best blessing for her welfare and health during this pandemic. We pray that her financial support would continue and even expand during this difficult economic time. We pray for her effectiveness in ministering to the teams of young people who go to Guatemala for a dedicated mission experience. May they be effective in their ministry, and may many of those go on to choose a life of ministry for the Glory of Your kingdom here on earth.