Missions


In 2016 we will be going to Haiti, Guatemala and to Burkina Faso. Here are the dates for the trips:

Guatemala

Long Mission Trip: : August 17-24, 2016
Short Mission Trip: August 22-24, 2016
Cost to be determined

Burkina Faso - January 2017

Date and cost to be determined

Haiti - Summer 2016

Date and cost to be determined


 

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 and Burkina Faso: 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 Burkina Faso: 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. Middle School Students may participate in the trip 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 Matt.

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.

What will we eat while on the trip?

All trips provide three meals per day that is local fare. All food is very similar to what we would eat normally but is prepared in a manner typical to the region.

If you are interested in any of these trips or have any questions, please contact Pastor Matt Mashburn