This November a team of 8 Harborside members will take on an extensive journey to the remote villages of Papua New Guinea. For those of you dusting off your international geography, this country lies just off the northeast corner of Australia and, yes, has a very active volcano!

Friend, let me take a moment to share with you what God is doing in my life and the world of missions!

One year ago, God opened up an internship at Harborside Christian Church which led to my wonderful staff position in full-time ministry here with our Surfside Kids children’s department. I am the “Large Group Producer” of the Children’s Large Group Worship. It has been an incredible learning and growing journey and I have loved every minute of it!

Harborside also has a very active missions department, organizing half-a-dozen or so international, overseas trips every year. I have the privilege of joining the team to Papua New Guinea this November 2014. The total trip costs $5,000, and includes the longest commercial flight by mileage (7454 miles!) from Dallas to Sydney and back.

I will be on this journey the two weeks leading up to my 35th birthday and wanted to hallmark this year by giving back; so I am taking this energy and time away to love and serve others.

I thank you in advance for your prayers and support. I pray God is abundantly blessing your life and your growing relationship to our Savior. Look for more updates here at as the departure dates approach!

Blessings in serving Christ,

Jenny Maass