Cedar Creek Christmas/ East Texas Mission Trip

Cedar Creek Christmas is a special time for a passion project of ours where we make a difference by serving & ministering to some key people by sharing our Father’s heart. (You can see one of the videos below that gives a fun full overview of the outreach where Jesus is impacting lives.) Please pray about helping and/or being a part of this event.

Our next outreach is Sat. Dec. 9th, 2023. 

Here’s a video overview of our first Cedar Creek Christmas Outreach.

Want to give towards this or donate to help sponsor someone? Use the donation options below please.  

This year Encounter God’s Presence celebrated 12 years of ministry and youth camps! And we want to end the year BIG! Celebrating by giving a special Christmas to some of our families who have been making this journey with us!

Cedar Creek Kids have always been precious to EGP. Sponsors make it possible for them to attend the past summer camps. It wasn’t long ago, one of the teenagers had just had his dad commit suicide and then some people reached out to make sure he was able to join us for camp. Ironically, there was another teenager, Faith, who was planning to commit suicide herself one year after camp but you can see her story in the video. Watch video here.

Now we want to help these students have a really great Christmas. We want to give you the opportunity to help bless them as we celebrate the birth of Jesus during this season. We working on what young people can be a part but past years, we’ve had around 15 teens and children that live in or not far from the Cedar Creek Lake area.

We are currently gathering Christmas wish lists and we would love for you to help us with any or all these 3 areas… Discover, Donate and/or Deliver!

DISCOVER – help us to shop and find the gifts on their Christmas lists
DONATE – make a tax deductible donation personally or corporately and get your co-workers involved in the fun as well!
DELIVER – We will be wrapping gifts and taking a group to deliver to the families usually on the first Sat. in December. We’ll have a time of worship and ministry, you can join us!

Please donate ideally by mid-November or sooner since there is a lot of prep work. But we won’t turn away donations no matter how late they may be. 🙂 There are several ways to make mobile payments via apps, give online or with card or check. Thank you in advance for getting in the giving spirit and showing God’s love in a practical way to these families this Christmas.

Many ways to donate below. Venmo, Cash App, Zelle, or if needed with a card or PayPal (both take out fees), option to text or mail a check.

Note – below video does not have dates for this year.

Next year we may combine this with an our East Texas Mission Trip. (Not for 2023) See details below.





Price covers a night’s lodging, outreach costs & supplies. You’ll need to bring money for meals. Let us know if you’re available to bring your vehicle or you’re hoping to chip in for gas and ride with someone in our caravan. 

Let us know if you, your church group, or ministry is interested in being a part of this asap so we can get the numbers.     

Adults & young adults new to EGP (that we do not know or accompany church does not know) are invited to fill out an application, background check & provide character references.

Youth groups with their youth pastor can join up. (Individual teenagers joining may need to have at least one adult leader coming with them.) We will want to be prayed up so we can truly impact these people with the truth and love of Jesus.

Contact us asap if you’re interested in this trip or in putting a group together for another mission’s trip.

NOTE:  Teenagers, you may need to have a parent or youth worker from your church be a part of this trip depending on how many servant leaders (youth workers) are able to help. Parents can bring their kids (10 & up for this one) as we believe in family ministry.

Steps to be a part of this mission trip …

1st Step – Send a Facebook message or email us that you’re interested in being a part of the mission trip team at EncounterGodsPresence@gmail.com 

2nd Step – Turn in registration form with non-refundable $25 deposit by Wed. Oct. 27th. You can pay through the different apps or mail a check made out to “EGP” if time allows. (If some reason the application is not approved, deposit will be returned).

Next is the $50 payment due by Wed. Nov. 17th, $25 late fee if after Wed. Nov. 24th, another $25 late fee if after Wed. Dec. 1st.

Be praying for your and other team member’s needed funds.

3rd Step –  You will then send in a copy by scanning or taking a picture of this filled out page…  “A Little About You – ways to help.”


Extra Step – Unless you are a return mission trip team member or you have been involved as an EGP volunteer before, you need to print and fill out an application and have others fill out the Christian Character Evaluation.

If you are looking for how much to donate to sponsor someone for an event, please click on either servant leadership conference, summer camps,  Mission Houston, and/or Mission Trip to Virgin Islands for those details and then enter that amount when paying online or mailing a check. Thank you for helping.