Short-Term Mission Trips

A short-term mission trip can be an adventure of a lifetime.

Global Ministry has been a major part of Living Word for over 30 years. Over the past few years, we have sent an average of 10 teams per year all around the world. Our mission teams serve in a variety of ways through medical clinics, construction projects, Vacation Bible Schools, and by ministry to people who are sick and hurting.

Questions?

Contact Glenda Kelly at 717-755-0089 x 120
Short-Term Trip FAQs

Being involved in a mission trip can be a great experience that allows you to see the work of God on the mission field, right where it is happening. People go on short-term mission trips to be a blessing to others, but often return feeling blessed themselves.

We offer a variety of trips on many continents. If you feel God leading you to learn more, we invite you to apply to join us on an upcoming trip.

Short-term mission trips are designed to accomplish a number of things:

  • Help attendee to become “world Christians”
  • Helping and not hurting those we minister to
  • Our travelers will grow in their spiritual journey
  • Travelers will be moved to financially give to global missions

Upcoming Trips

  • GUATEMALA CONSTRUCTION TRIP (FEBRUARY 8-15, 2019)

    Short-term team going to Guatemala from February 8-15, 2019. The primary goal of this trip is to work with a resident missionary on construction projects such as building churches, homes, and other facilities in rural parts of Guatemala.

    Note:
    We will meet as a team at least 4 times prior to the trip; meeting attendance is mandatory for all team members.
    A $100 deposit will be due by the first team meeting.

     

  • GUATEMALA MEDICAL TRIP (February 14-18, 2019)

    This winter trip is the first of three medical trips to rural Guatemala each year. We have a long-standing partnership with Frater Church in Guatemala City and together we provide a medical clinic that travels to various rural areas in Guatemala. The team is comprised of both medical and non-medical volunteers. Our medical volunteers partner with medical professionals from Guatemala to provide this medical clinic.

    Note:
    We will meet as a team at least 4 times prior to the trip; meeting attendance is mandatory for all team members.
    A $100 deposit will be due by the first team meeting.

  • GUATEMALA FAMILY TRIP (February 27-March 6, 2019)

    Short-term team going to Guatemala from February 27-March 6, 2019.
    This trip is to Nebaj, Guatemala to work with the Ixil people group. It is designed as a “family trip” and will be a combination construction and vacation bible school trip so both parents and children will be serving.

    Note:
    We will meet as a team at least 4 times prior to the trip; meeting attendance is mandatory for all team members.
    A $100 deposit will be due by the first team meeting.

  • GUATEMALA MEDICAL TRIP (August 2-6, 2018-TRIP FILLED)

    This summer trip is the second of three medical trips to rural Guatemala each year. We have a long-standing partnership with Frater Church in Guatemala City and together we provide a medical clinic that travels to various rural areas in Guatemala. The team is comprised of both medical and non-medical volunteers. Our medical volunteers partner with medical professionals from Guatemala to provide this medical clinic. Non-medical team members help support the operation of the clinic. We also provide a children’s clinic where we facilitate games and activities for the children currently being treated in the clinic.

    Note:
    We will meet as a team at least 4 times prior to the trip; meeting attendance is mandatory for all team members.
    A $100 deposit will be due by the first team meeting.

  • GUATEMALA YOUTH TRIP (June 20-27, 2018-TRIP FILLED)

    This short-term trip is an ideal opportunity for teens to experience cross-cultural missions that will empower them to take ownership of their faith. We will primarily be serving among the Ixil people and local teens in Nebaj, Guatemala. With various projects planned, including construction, VBS, and leading teen camps, we believe this will be a potential life changing experience for everyone involved. Due to the nature of this trip, there will be an application process followed by a series of meetings and training sessions. This trip is exclusively designed for teenagers; you must be between 14-18 years of age to apply. To learn more, check out the Guatemala Youth Trip pamphlet here!

    Note:
    We will meet as a team at least 4 times prior to the trip; meeting attendance is mandatory for all team members.
    A $100 deposit will be due by the first team meeting.

  • GUATEMALA MEDICAL TRIP (OCTOBER 4-8, 2018)

    This fall trip is the second of three medical trips to rural Guatemala each year. We have a long-standing partnership with Frater Church in Guatemala City and together we provide a medical clinic that travels to various rural areas in Guatemala. The team is comprised of both medical and non-medical volunteers. Our medical volunteers partner with medical professionals from Guatemala to provide this medical clinic. Non-medical team members help support the operation of the clinic. We also provide a children’s clinic where we facilitate games and activities for the children currently being treated in the clinic.

    Note:
    We will meet as a team at least 4 times prior to the trip; meeting attendance is mandatory for all team members.
    A $100 deposit will be due by the first team meeting.

  • ETHIOPIA MEDICAL TRIP (July 6-15, 2018-TRIP FILLED)

    The main purpose of this short-term team is to conduct a major one-week medical clinic in Sendafa: everything from primary care and eye exams, to cataract surgeries, and minor operations. Half of the team is medical people.

    The other half of the team will focus on working in a school and doing home visits to HIV/Aids families, extending Christ’s compassion and love in very tangible ways.

    Note:
    We will meet as a team at least 4 times prior to the trip; meeting attendance is mandatory for all team members.
    A $100 deposit will be due by the first team meeting.

  • ETHIOPIA MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT TRIP (September 12-20, 2018-TRIP FILLED)

    This trip will be in support of the Ethiopia Hub. There are different partners we will be supporting during this week-long trip. We will focus on ministering to the PAAV team, local pastors, local women in leadership, and other ministries where we have connections.

    Since this is a specialized trip, we are looking for team members who have skills that will be valuable to these ministries. Skills and gifting that could be utilized are teaching, leadership coaching, spiritual formation, and mentoring.

    Deadline to apply for the trip: July 15, 2018.

    Note:
    We will meet as a team at least 4 times prior to the trip; meeting attendance is mandatory for all team members.
    A $100 deposit will be due by the first team meeting.

     

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