Thank you for visiting Global Outreach’s Missionary Experiences page! As you know, the past 12 months have been an interesting season for all of us. Due to the global pandemic, 2020 mission trips were postponed, and now in 2021, we still are uncertain when travel will be encouraged and safe for all. As a result, there are no 2021 trips being planned.
We’ll keep this page updated as soon as we are able to schedule and plan trips in the near future. For now, you can take a look at the trip opportunities we’ve made available in the past to discover where God might have you go in the future!
Short-term trips are designed to advance relationships with our missionaries and Church-to-Church Partners, and to give you the opportunity to experience another culture and broaden your worldview.
2020 SHORT-TERM EXPERIENCES [ALL POSTPONED]
AUGUST 7-17 – $1800
In partnership with missionaries Geza & Ildiko Kovacs, a team of 5-6 individuals are needed to work with approximately 25 Gypsy children in a week-long Vacation Bible School in Tatárszentgyörgy, Hungary. 1-2 individuals are also needed to help facilitate an English Camp for a smaller group of teenagers.
JULY 31-AUGUST 10 – $1800
Facilitate an English Camp for high school students. Young adults are encouraged to apply.
JULY 6-11 – $1100
Bittersweet Ministries is offering a Spanish Immersion Week. There will be morning Spanish classes and afternoon activities that allow you the opportunity to put your Spanish skills into practice. Immerse yourself in Mexican culture for one week. A basic foundation in Spanish is a pre-requisite.
JULY 27-AUGUST 1 – $1100
Family friendly and highly recommended for first time missions exposure. In partnership with Bittersweet Ministries, this team will build a house, prepare a lesson for weekly children’s Bible Study, and distribute food to families in need. Space is limited to 10.
AUGUST 3-8 – $1100
In partnership with Bittersweet Ministries, this team will build a house, perepare a lesson for weekly children’s Bible Study, and distribute food to families in need. Space is limited to 10, open for high school students only, and is being organized by Children & Students Ministry.
NAIROBI & MAKUENI, KENYA
AUGUST 5-19 – $3000-3500
Continue to build relationships with leaders and members of our partner churches, worship in Kenya with our African brothers & sisters, and visit Compassion International sponsored children. The team is forming now.
SEPTEMBER 19-27 – $1950 plus airfare
Millions of pilgrims have walked the Camino de Santiago (The Way of Saint James) over the last 1,000 years in a quest to know God better. This journey allows for time away from the busyness of life as you connect with God and new friends. We pair our walking (average 12 miles per day) with spiritual exercises and small-group interactions for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. You will find rest for your soul in Northern Spain. Space is limited.
JULY 27-AUGUST 17 – $1600
Join young adults from Kenya, Germany, and the USA for a 3-week summer outreach tour throughout Germany focusing on reaching high school and young adults through music in partnership with the Kenya Music Project. Young musicians, dancers and vocalists are encouraged to apply.
APRIL 22-28, SEPTEMBER 9-15, NOVEMBER 18-24 – $1500
In partnership with Trinity missionary, Loida Huertas, Captivating Latin America Retreats are designed to help women in Colombia, South America affirm their identity as women created in God’s image. Prayer/intercession, counseling, worship music, and sharing of testimonies are areas of need. Women (age 20 and up) are encouraged to apply.
This team will help discern future Trinity engagement as we seek to engage in India and relaunch HOPE Ministry. This exploration team will travel to India to visit organizations doing good work combatting human trafficking. Young adults are encouraged to apply.
1-2 YEARS BEGINNING AUGUST 1 – $1000 per month
Two teachers are needed to provide educational support for two missionary families (7 children, ages 7-15) living in Tunisia. Certification is not required, but previous teaching experiences is preferred. Contact [email protected] for more information.
8 WEEKS, 6 MONTHS, or YEAR OPTIONS AVAILABLE – $1000 per month plus airfare
Ever dream of living in Europe? Doing missions abroad? Serving in a coffee house? Come gain insight into a business as missions ministry. An Tobar Nua is a Christian outreach café located in the heart of Galway City’s trendy Westend district. Our 15,000 square foot facility houses the café, as well as a Christian bookshop, the Emmaus Scripture School, and An Tobar Nua Counseling Center. The program not only gives participants the opportunity to live and volunteer in Ireland, but also to be directly involved in the Irish culture. Volunteers work full time in Foundation In Christ Ministries, Ltd.’s Irish youth charity, which involves volunteering in the cafe and also assisting in our youth outreach retreats throughout the year.
Not everyone can pack up all their belongings and become a career missionary, but many of us can go on short-term mission trips. If you’ve never tried it, we encourage you to consider these benefits of taking the compassion of Jesus to another culture:
- You will encounter God’s heart.
- You will expand your limited perspective.
- You will become more grateful.
- You will discover spiritual family and lasting partnerships.
- You will expand the Kingdom of Jesus.
Of course, not everyone can hop on a plane and go to a foreign country for 10 days. Some people have health limitations or family pressures that make travel impractical. Don’t feel guilty if you are in that category. Instead, remember that those who can’t go to the mission field physically can go through prayer or financial support. And the reward will be the same.
When David defeated the Amalekites, he gave the same reward to the warriors who stayed behind to watch the baggage as he gave to the frontline soldiers who wielded swords (see 1 Sam. 30:22-25).
So, whether you go virtually or in person, let’s recognize the priority of missions. Let’s encourage every Christian to discover their role in God’s great plan to tell everyone about Jesus and His love.
For more information or questions, please email Angela at [email protected]