A big piece to being a part of West Pines is being Mobilized - being sent out into the world to share the love of Jesus. We do this locally as well as internationally. Here, we have several great options to go on mission trips to share the love of Jesus with people in other countries around the world. Check out these opportunities and sign up to join us one a trip!
Guatemala Mission Trip: July 27 – August 2
Mission Trip (Long Trip): this is a 7 day (6 nights) trip and will include VBS for kids, Eco-stove installation for families in need and other light construction work. The cost is $2,450 with $300 deposit required at the time of registration.
Guatemala Vision Trip: July 30-August 2
Vision Trip (Short Trip): this is a 4 days (3 nights) trip, including a tour of the compassion facility, a local compassion project, and joining the long trip to meet and spend the day with sponsored children. The cost is $1,780 with $300 deposit required at the time of registration.
Haiti Mission Trip: June 24-30
Mission Trip: this is a 7 days (6 nights) trip to the city of Jeremie which includes VBS for kids, light construction at the ESMI compound and school. The cost is $1,780 with $300 deposit required at the time of registration.
Bahamas Student Mission Trip: August 5 - 11
Student Ministry Mission Trip is designed for middle school students, high school students, and their families. They will be ministering to children and families, discipleship, and evangelism. The cost is $975.00 (Includes flight, food, travel, lodging, and other in-country expenses). We will have and informational meeting on Sunday, March 12th after the 12:00 PM service.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some quick facts about the trips that might answer some of your questions:
What does the trip fee cover?
The trip fee covers all expenses (airfare, meals, lodging, mission projects, tips, trip supplies) except food in the airport going to and from destination and any souvenirs that you would like to purchase.
How harsh are the conditions?
In Haiti: Sleeping arrangements are bunkhouse style. There is no Air Conditioning at the sleeping facility. Weather is always hot and ground travel can be rough since the roads are largely in need of repair.
In Guatemala: We stay in hotels (double occupancy) so accommodations are similar to what you would find here. Ground travel is via bus and is relatively easy. Climate is very hot.
What type of activities will we be doing?
In Guatemala: We will conduct VBS for the children, participate in light construction, visit the homes of our sponsored children, visit local Compassion Projects and have a fun day with our individual sponsored children. Short trip will not include any construction.
In Haiti: We will conduct VBS for the children, assist in evangelism projects in the nearby villages and help with light contruction. Trip will include a medical component if we have trip participants that are medically trained.
Can kids or students participate in the trips?
Absolutely. For all of our trips, Middle School Students may participate if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. High School students may participate if accompanied by an adult who agrees to be responsible for them. Any children younger than middle school age will be approved on a case by case basis by requesting through Pastor Josias.
Will I Receive Fundraising Instruction?
We will provide you with several tools to help in fundraising for the trip. Remember that many times, others can’t go for various reasons but have the opportunity to be part of the trip by contributing financially to those who are going.