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 spending quality time with 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:

  • Provide opportunities to serve God by serving the needs of others.
  • Be a blessing to those who are unable to provide for their own needs.
  • Provide opportunities for Living Word people to have cross-cultural experiences.
  • See God work through our efforts.

Upcoming Trips

  • GUATEMALA CONSTRUCTION TRIP (FEBRUARY 10-17, 2018)

    Short-term team going to Guatemala from February 10-17, 2018. 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.

    Trip applications are due by November 10, 2017.

     

  • GUATEMALA MEDICAL TRIP (February 2018 - TRIP FILLED)

    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 28-March 7, 2018)

    Short-term team going to Guatemala from February 28-March 7, 2018.
    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)

    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 23-30, 2018)

    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.

    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 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.

  • THAILAND MENTORING TRIP (October 2018)

    The purpose of this trip is to train, mentor, and support pastors and other Christian leaders in Chiang Rai, Thailand who are interested n spiritual formation and deepening their spiritual journey.

    Trip participants should possess leadership skills and training in spiritual formation.

    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)

    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.

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