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“We have a God-focused vision of a Training and Equipping Center ministry for the nurturing and maturing of those answering God’s call to GIVE, GROW and GO. ”
— Louis Sparks
 
In 2009 our church sent a team of Volunteers to share god’s love with the people of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. It proved to be a very successful adventure; the team was used of God to minister through medical services, children’s outreach and pastoral encouragement, reaching hundreds of children, families and local leaders.
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We have a God-focused vision of a training and equipping center ministry for the nurturing and maturing of those answering God’s call to give, grow and go.
 
Here is a link to the Summer 2017 Missions trip:  
 
There are currently plans for another missions trip in the summer of 2020 where we will offer youth rallies, medical aid, as well as a pastors’ retreat.  
 
 
 
On May 8th, 2014 River TEC and friends departed on a 12 day missions trip to the islands of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines. There were nearly 1000 patients who saw our doctors, over 500 children ministered to, and significant progress was made on a building on the River TEC property.
 
To God be all the glory, honor, and praise!
 
We love our Filipino family and will keep them in our prayers and in our hearts!
 
This post Yolanda video was produced by Foursquare and gives a great insight to the Filipino peoples’ spirit and also their needs.
 
Special prayers are going out to our friends and family in the Philippines right now as they and the entire nation deal with the aftermath of a devastating storm.  God bless the Philippines.  If you would like to help River TEC continue to carry out what God has planned for the Philippines, you can send donations to:  The River, P.O. Box 2039, Tulare, CA 93275 with “River TEC” in the memo.  If you would like to donate to general relief for the Philippines, we are also sending funds to Tacloban, Tuk-Tuk, and Cagaut on a regular basis.  You can send those donations to the above address as well with “Yolanda Relief” in the memo.  Thank you and God bless.  
 
This post Yolanda video was produced by Foursquare and gives a great insight to the Filipino peoples’ spirit and also their needs.
 
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