Welcome everyone to the NG712 Puerto Rico Missions page of Calvary Road Baptist Church. Our mission’s team has grown this year and we are off to a new location as we minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ this summer. For this past three summers we have concentrated our efforts in the Orange Walk District of Belize, Central America. This year our team is headed to the island of Puerto Rico. We will be involved in many of the same types of service projects and ministries that we performed in Belize, but with the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in 2017, we will, no doubt, discover many new opportunities to serve the people of this island and minister the grace of Jesus Christ. We do not know exactly what the Lord holds for us upon our arrival, but we go with eager hearts and desperate for the filling of the Holy Spirit to prepare and use us as the hands, feet, and mouth of God. We carry forth the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is found in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, which states: “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.” (ESV) Please pray and give generously to our missions efforts. Pray for souls to be won to Christ and for His will to be accomplished for Puerto Rico. God bless you!.

 
Please enjoy viewing our mission’s trip video from our mission’s trip to Belize in 2018.

 

 

Team Members

Stephanie Adrien

10th Grade St Stephens’s & St Agnes

Hi, my name is Steph Adrien. I’m 16 years old and currently a sophomore at Saint Stephens & Saint Agnes Upper School. I love to do art and express myself through painting and drawing. In addition, I play soccer and run track to stay in shape.

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Going on the missions trip and helping the people of Puerto Rico is important to me because God’s gift to me was the gift of service and this is the perfect opportunity to put it to good use. My life verse is Philippians 4:13 which states: “I can do all things through Christ strengthens me.” This verse is especially helpful in anxious situations and I hope to spread this positivity in Puerto Rico.

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Chip Bonar

NG712 Director

My name is Chip Bonar and I am the NextGen712 Youth Director at Calvary Road. I am very excited about the mission team we are taking to Puerto Rico this year. We hope to minister and help rebuild families and homes on the island.

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My life verse is John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing” (ESV). Please keep us in your prayers!

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Joseph Bonar

9th Grade Thomas Edison High School

Hi, my name is Joseph Bonar and I am in the ninth grade at Thomas Edison high school, and this will be my first time ever going on a missions trip! I truly am excited to visit Puerto Rico and experience what life is like outside of the US.

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I pray that God will give us wisdom and use us to bring people to him! My life verse is Philippians 1:21 “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” As always, thank you for supporting us!

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Joshua Bonar

11th Grade Thomas Edison High School

My name is Joshua Bonar and I am a Junior at Thomas Edison High school. I like to play Basketball and also enjoy learning how to drive. Last year I went to Belize for my second time and had a life changing experience on mission over there.

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It was a blessing to return and see all the familiar faces while serving in the town of Orange Walk. This year I am very excited to go to a place I’ve never been before and have to opportunity to serve in Puerto Rico. My favorite verse is James 1:17”Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God the father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”

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Joe Carpenter

11th Grade Robert E. Lee High School

Hi. My name is Joe Carpenter, I’m 16 years old and I got to Robert E. Lee high school. I want to go on this mission trip to help spread the good news about God and to change the lives of the people I meet.

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I have a dream to become a pastor and I feel that this mission experience will allow me to learn to communicate the Gospel in a better way.

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Carson Chesnut

10th Grade Hayfield Secondary

Hi, My name is Carson Chesnut. I am a sophomore at Hayfield Secondary School. I’m on the swim team and play the violin. I recently joined the NextGen youth band.

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This is my second mission trip with Calvary Road. I loved going to Belize and helping the people in the community and spreading God’s word. I can’t wait to go to Puerto Rico this year and help those impacted by the hurricanes. My favorite verse is John 3:16.

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Sharron Cook

NG712 Leader

Hi, I’m Sharron Cook, wife of Dan Cook for 28 years, mother to Michael (25) and Josh (22), daughter of a once Marine Corps drill sergeant that was also a Vietnam war air strike commander, Sunday School teacher of high school 9th and 10th grade girls, keyboard player in the youth Revive band, Senior Export Policy Analyst for the Department of Commerce for 32 years (and counting), bowler, scrapbooker, cat lover, nature lover, and beloved daughter of the King of glory for 41 years.

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Grace is my word for 2019 – undeserved, unearned, and unearnable Amazing Grace. I’m excited to be part of the Puerto Rico mission team and can’t wait to be God’s hands, feet and heart in Puerto Rico to help them see God’s love despite the devastation they survived.

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Kevin Corey

NextGen Pastor

My name is Kevin Corey and I am the NextGen Pastor of Calvary Road Baptist Church. I have been a believer in Christ since 1990 and my life verse is Romans 16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek (HCSB). This will be my fourth mission’s trip and my first time to Puerto Rico.

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Each year, God shows me more of His awesome power and it’s such a great honor to experience the body of Christ in different parts of the world. Some of my greatest life memories have been made while on mission for God. During the past three years, I have worked with children in Vacation Bible School, helped with various service projects, to include painting, cleaning, street evangelism, and hospital visitation. I am eager to go and serve alongside some of the greatest teens and adult team members I’ve ever had the privilege to meet. I also look forward to what God accomplishes in the lives of everyone that is a recipient of His grace and love.

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Bianca Cueva

9th Grade Hayfield Secondary

Hi my name is Bianca Cueva I go to Hayfield Secondary School. I love to play field hockey and lacrosse. This is my first ever mission’s trip and I can’t wait to help others in need and spread the gospel to those same people.

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I have been praying, and I know God has something good in store for this trip. This is my life verse, Psalm 23.

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Hannah Dawson

12th Grade Hayfield Secondary

My name is Hannah Dawson and I’m a senior in high school who loves soccer. I’m currently attending Hayfield secondary school. This will be my fourth mission’s trip but first time to Puerto Rico.

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I see mission trips as a life-changing opportunity and I feel everyone should have the chance to experience it. The people of Belize have become like a second family but I am excited to expand my horizons and see what God has in store for me. As I’m leaving high school and preparing to enter college, I am so excited to see what directions God has planned for my life.

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Sherri Dawson

NG712 Leader

My name is Sherri Dawson. I’ve been married for 31 years, have three beautiful daughters and three precious grandchildren. I am a “Stay-at-home-Grandma” who doesn’t stay home much. I watch my grand-babies, dabble in my catering business, and run the streets of Northern Virginia where Chaos is sure to find me. I work with the junior and senior high school girls and love working with the youth.

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I am passionate about our missions trips and love spearheading our fundraising events and working with some of the best youth in the world. This will be my seventh mission’s trip and my first time to Puerto Rico. This also marks the possible last trip that I will be going with one of my own children as my baby will be entering college this year. On these trips we go to bless and serve, but I always return with such a full heart and renewed passion for my Lord Jesus Christ. My prayer verses for our mission’s trip is Psalms 91: 1-11.

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Andrea Escobosa

NG712 Leader

My name is Andrea. I am a Mom to 7 beautiful children. Since as far as I could remember I have always had an urge to help others and after much prayer, God has shown me that I belong in missions.

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I cannot wait to be the hands and feet of God in the mission field serving others where they most need it. My life verse is Phil 4:13- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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Jennifer Fleming

NG712 Leader

My name is Jennifer Fleming. I have been attending church since I was a child. I was saved at a young age. I loved the stories I heard of the great missionaries when I was a child in Sunday School.

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I always wanted to go on a missions trip, so when I got the opportunity to serve with the teen ministry on a mission trip, I jumped at the chance. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for our team and am ready to serve in whatever way I am called. I pray that God uses our team to make a difference for eternity. Romans 10:13-14

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Maribeth Fleming

11th Grade South County High School

My name is Maribeth Fleming, I am an 11th grader at South County High School. I like to spend time with my friends and family.

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I like helping people. I have been attending church since I was a baby and got saved when I was a child. This will be my first mission trip and I am excited to be a part of the team and can’t wait to serve the Lord in Puerto Rico. Mark 16:15

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Roger Fleming

9th Grade South County High School

My name is Roger Fleming. I am a 9th grader at South County High School. I like to play Xbox and hang out with my friends.

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I also like to help out and be a part of a group. I have been attending Calvary Road since before I can remember. I can’t wait to go on this mission trip and see what God has in store for our group.

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Sarah Fleming

11th Grade South County High School

Hi, my name is Sarah Fleming. I am currently a junior at South County High School. I enjoy photography and taking nature walks with friends. This is my second year to be going on a missions trip with the youth of Calvary Road Baptist Church.

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I have been excited for it since the end of last year’s mission’s trip to Belize! Last year brought so many blessings, and I know this year’s mission’s trip will bring so many more. One verse I will forever stand by is, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31. God is always with us and will be with us all throughout the trip.

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Dylan Haggerty

12th Grade Hayfield Secondary

Hi, my name is Dylan Haggerty, I am a senior at Hayfield Secondary. I have a passion for photography and computers.

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I have been on three mission’s trips and am excited to participate in another one. A Bible verse I love is Proverbs 16:3, which says: “commit to the Lord all you do, and your plans will succeed”

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Jared Maya

10th Grade South County High School

My name is Jared Maya. I am a sophomore at South County High School In Virginia. I play Videogames, watch anime, sarcastically joking all the time.

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The life verse that’s special to me is, “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6) I want to go on a mission trip mostly to have another experience with God because I am quite struggling in my relationship with him.

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Ramiro “JR” Maya

NG712 Leader

My name is Ramiro Maya Jr. AKA ‘JR’. I serve the Lord within the Youth Ministry at Calvary Road Baptist Church and during the workweek I serve Him as a Soldier in the United States Army. My life verse relates to my profession and birthdate, John 3:16 For God so loved the world, He gave His only Son, for whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. There is no greater love than sacrificing one’s life for one’s friend.

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One Soldier’s ultimate sacrifice multiplied x infinity = Jesus Christ crucified. We need the world to meet the ultimate friend in Christ.
This will be my first mission trip, please pray for me to be a good example to our youth and to my own family. I Pray all the people in Puerto Rico sees our Lord Jesus Christ through every thought, word, and act from my son, our youth ministry, and myself, but above all may we grow in faith, hope and love for Jesus during this Mission Trip. May Your will be done, in Jesus Name!

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Edwin Nall

11th Grade Thomas Edison High School

My name is Edwin Nall. I’m a 16 year old who loves art. That’s one of hobbies, and the second is cooking. I really look forward to this trip – for one, to help the people there as much as I can.

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I just want to be of use to a team for once. Furthermore, my favorite verse is Matthew 5:14 because it encourages me knowing that I am a light to the people in my life. But I know I’m not that good of a person; I just try to be good for God and his people.

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Amy Painter

Awana Co-Commander

My name is Amy Painter. I am a stay at home mother of 5 children. I lead and participate in many ministries at Calvary Road. My husband and I are Co-Commanders of our Awana program. I am also a leader for our Children’s Consignment sale and the Preschool Director for VBS.

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I have always had a heart for missions and my family makes that a priority. I am very excited to go on my first mission trip. I am looking forward to serving the people of Puerto Rico both spiritually and physically. My favorite verse is Romans 8:28, which says: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

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Sarah Painter

9th Grade Mt. Vernon High School

My name is Sarah Painter. I am 14 years old and a freshman at Mount Vernon High School where I play on the JV Lacrosse Team. In the summer I swim on the Glen Cove Swim Team. I am also a Student Leader in our Awana program and help in the nursery each week.

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This will be my first mission trip, I am very excited to see how God will use me to help minister to the people of Puerto Rico. My favorite Bible verse is Hebrews 4:16, which says: “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

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Zoria Pinero

11th Grade Home School

Hi, my name is Zoria Pinero and I am 17 years old. I am a junior in high school. I love to sketch and read. This is my second time on a missions trip, and I’m excited to be going again.

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I want to go again for the kids that we get to minister to and getting to meet new people is an amazing feeling. Spreading God’s word is an even better feeling. 1 Peter 5:7 – Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

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Cassidy Powers

10th Grade Robert E. Lee High School

Hi My name is Cassidy Powers . I am currently a Sophomore at Lee High-School. I play varsity and year around basketball.

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I also enjoy swimming in the summer on my local swim team. I want to go on the missions trip to get help the people of Puerto Rico and to lead as many as we can to Christ. My all time favorite verse is “For I know the plans for you declares the lord , plans to prosper you and plans not to harm you , plans to give you a hope and a future” -Jeremiah 29:11

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McKenna Steeves

10th Grade Lake Braddock Secondary

My name is McKenna Steeves and I am a sophomore at Lake Braddock Secondary. I love playing sports and I play both soccer and volleyball. This is my first year on the mission’s team and I’m so excited to go to Puerto Rico and share the love of God with the people there.

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One of my life verses is Psalms 56:3 which says,“What time I am afraid, I will put my trust in thee.” This reminds me that even if I’m nervous or anxious about something, I can always put my trust in God and he’ll be there for me. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do on this trip and how he’s going to use me to serve him.

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Shelly Steeves

NG712 Parent

Hi, my name is Shelly Steeves. I have been married for 18 years and have 2 daughters. I am the librarian and a teacher assistant at Calvary Road Christian School.

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I have always wanted to go on a mission’s trip to help others and to share God’s love for them. My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11. I am so thankful that God has allowed me to be a part of this mission team and for what he plans to do in Puerto Rico.

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Amparo Vidal

NG16 Director

My name is Amparo B. Vidal. I am the Children’s Ministry Director at Calvary Road Baptist Church. I’m also a military wife and mother of three children. My husband and I, born and raised Puerto Ricans, watched with anguish the devastation Hurricane Maria left in 2017.

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We felt helpless, being so far away and unable to help our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters. I have always wanted to go on a missions trip, and the fact that I get to help my people is an honor beyond comprehension. Philippians 2:10-11 is a verse that speaks to me about the importance of missions. It reads: “…that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” En Español, se dice: “…para que en en el nombre de Jesús de doble toda rodilla, de los que están el los cielos, y en la tierra, y debajo de el tierra, y toda lengua confiese que Jesucristo es el Señor, para la gloria de Dios Padre.”

Thank you! ¡Muchas gracias!

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Eloy Vidal

10th Grade Robert E. Lee High School

Hello! My name is Eloy Vidal. I am sixteen years old and a member of the youth ministry at CRBC.I serve in our Church’s orchestra playing my violin. I attend Lee High School in Springfield, VA. I love drawing and music.

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My desire to go on this Mission’s trip is first, spreading the love of Christ and also because of I’m the son of Puertoricans. I also feel at home there, since I have visited relatives on many occasions. One of my favorite verses is one we recite as a family after we finish our devotions.
Genesis 31:49(Mizpa): “May the Lord watch over between you and me when we are out of each others sight.” In Spanish: “Atalaya sea el Señor, entre mi y ti, cuando estemos ausentes los unos del los otros”. Thanks!!

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Alaijah Watson

10th Grade Moore High School

My name is Alaijah Watson. I am a sophomore at Moore High School in Oklahoma. In my free time I play my ukulele and sing.

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My life verse is Jeremiah 1:7-8 cause it encourages me in my daily walk with God, because a lot of people look down on younger people and set low expectations but I look back on what the verse says. This is my third time going on a Thirst mission’s trip and I believe that God called me again to do it.

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Peter Wilson

10th Grade Robert E. Lee High School

My name is Peter Wilson. I’m 16 years old and a sophomore at Lee High School. As an aspiring engineer, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. A verse that is special to me is Romans 8:39, “neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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Although this is the second time I will be flying overseas on a Missions Trip, this will be a totally new experience for me. Last year in Belize, we hosted a Vacation Bible School at a local church CRBC had been supporting for the past few years. One of my favorite things was playing soccer with the children and seeing their smiling faces. I am looking forward to this trip because I will be able to have fellowship and be a light for God to the people of Puerto Rico.

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