Missions Conference 2024

Wednesday, February 21st - Sunday, February 25th

Southside Methodist Church 2024 Missions Conference is this week! Join us for an amazing week of activity and mission highlights, starting Wednesday, February 21st - Sunday, February 25th

With special guest speakers - Manny and Cindy Batres

& speakers - Rick and Elisabeth Arnold

Featuring the Hope Starts Here - A Compassion Experience

MEET MANNY AND CINDY BATRES 

Manuel Batres was born in Guatemala and came to the US in 1973.  He accepted the Lord in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975 and went to Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1976, where he met his wife, Cindy. 


Cindy was born in Xenia, Ohio, and was saved at a church camp at the age of 12. She attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where she majored in Spanish and Secondary Education, and began dating Manuel her senior year. Manuel finished his college education at Wright State University with a political science degree. 


Cindy and Manuel were married in 1978 and have two grown and married daughters and seven grandchildren. Before becoming missionaries to Guatemala in 2004, Manny had his own construction equipment business and then coached and trained soccer full-time. Cindy was a high-school Spanish teacher. 


In 2008, They formed Mission2Guatemala, a 501c3 charity, and began welcoming amazing mission teams from all over the US, including teams from Southside Methodist!  Together with the wonderful people God sent to work with them, Manny and Cindy have helped build many churches, schools, and water projects in one of the poorest regions of Guatemala, among the Maya K’ekchi people group. 


After 16 years of missionary work, Manny and Cindy retired in 2020. 


Hope Starts Here - A Compassion Experience

Hope Starts Here is a Compassion Experience giving you the opportunity to invite your community to witness

the realities of life for children living in extreme poverty and see the local church’s incredible response.

YOU ARE INVITED TO A COMPASSION EXPERIENCE

Saturday, February 24th from 1 pm - 4 pm

Sunday, February 25th from 10 am -  2 pm

Come and join us at Southside Methodist Church for an experience like no other.

Journey through a series of interactive, family-friendly experiences to the heart of rural Uganda.

Get ready to be challenged by the realities of poverty and find out how God can use YOU to respond.

You will be taken on a journey through a series of interactive experiences and meet a real child named Blessing and her family as they confront the daily realities of poverty. Learn more about Blessing's family as they move through each experience and see what a typical day holds – with all its challenges and choices. It’s a chance to see life from a completely different perspective.

 

Be challenged by stories of a family’s struggle, sacrifice and generosity.

See how the local church is igniting hope in the lives of children living in extreme poverty.

 

Witness firsthand the life-transforming impact of child sponsorship.

Be moved to respond as they see that, for a child in desperate need, Hope Starts Here with them.

Conference Schedule of Events

Join us! See what God is doing to build His kingdom, locally, regionally, and internationally through Southside Missions.

SMORES & STORIES

Wednesday, February 21 - 6:30 pm

We are excited to invite you to Smores and Stories Around the Fire with our guest speakers, Rick and Elisabeth Arnold. Make plans to join us after Wednesday Night Dinner on February 21st for this fun evening to kick off our Mission 24 Conference.

Leaders Dinner & Inspiration Night

Thursday, February 22 - 6:00 pm

Calling all Southside Church Leaders! Join us for a special Leadership Dinner as we celebrate your dedication as our incredible leaders. Your commitment is the heartbeat of our church and our mission. Make plans to join us as we honor and inspire you.

6:00 pm Prayer Service

Friday, February 23 - 6:00 pm

Join us Friday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm in the Southside Chapel for a powerful Prayer Service. Let's unite in prayer for all our Southside Mission partners and a few others who are near and dear to our hearts. It's will be a special time to come together in prayer to make a difference.

SWM Mixed Bouquet

Saturday, March 4th - 10:00 am

The Southside Women's Ministries presents the 2024 Mixed Bouquet Fundraiser, High Tea, on Saturday, February 24th! Join us for an exciting day featuring a silent auction, music, entertainment, lunch, and of course the classes!

AS OF FEBRUARY 17TH, WE ARE SOLD OUT FOR THE 2024 MIXED BOUQUET. IF NEED ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONTACT MARILYN MYRICK AT MT.Myrick@outlook.com

Hope Starts Here - A Compassion Experience

Saturday, February 24th 1 pm - 4 pm

Journey through a series of interactive, family-friendly experiences to the heart of rural Uganda.

 

Get ready to be challenged by the realities of poverty and find out how God can use YOU to respond.

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday, February 25th 9 am & 11 am

Join us for Sunday worship and welcome our special guest speakers, Manny and Cindy Batres, during Missions Week. You are invited to attend either the 9:00 am or 11:00 am service.

Missions Reception

Sunday, February 25th 10 am 

You are invited to join us at Happy Brew this Sunday at 10:00 am for a special Missions Reception to meet our guest speakers, Manny & Cindy Batres.

Hope Starts Here - A Compassion Experience

Sunday, February 25th 10 am - 2 pm

Journey through a series of interactive, family-friendly experiences to the heart of rural Uganda.

 

Get ready to be challenged by the realities of poverty and find out how God can use YOU to respond.