As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to reach out to our brothers and sisters in Christ – to be the face of Jesus to those who are sick, hungry, poor, or facing other desperate circumstances. In a very real way, the church of Jesus Christ has been given the task of carrying on his ministry, following his example into the lives of our neighbors, both here and abroad.
Below, please find a list of Hope’s short-term mission opportunities, along with a list of all of our global mission partners, and prayerfully consider how God might be calling you to serve in the coming year!
The Appalachia Service Project is a Christian home repair ministry where volunteers and staff repair homes for low-income families in rural Central Appalachia. The goal is to make homes warmer, safer and drier, while offering transformational experiences for volunteers and families alike.
On Mission Ghana, missionaries travel to Ho, Ghana and work on several community service projects with our mission partner GlobeServe Ministries. Projects include medical clinics and general health education, water purification and farming.
Haiti is currently the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living under the poverty line (less than US$2 a day) and 54% in abject poverty (less than US$1 a day). A devastating earthquake in 2010 further inflicted $7.8 billion in damage. Missionaries will partner with Many Hands for Haiti (based in Pella, IA), helping to share God’s love with Haitians by participating in a variety of service projects: light construction, feeding programs utilizing Meals from the Heartland meals, hut-to-hut evangelism, Vacation Bible School programs and community development work.
Mission Israel – An Emmaus Journey
Mission Israel – An Emmaus Journey is not your typical mission trip. Working with Hope’s mission partner in Israel, the Emmaus Bible Ministry, you'll learn what it's like to be Christian in a land where Christianity is a very small minority of the practicing religions. You'll better understand what it means to share the Gospel where it can be illegal to evangelize, and how devoted followers of Christ are sharing the Good News, even where it seems like nobody is interested in listening. This is a life-changing experience that will leave you reading the Bible through a different lens, and will challenge you to face this question: "Am I just a fan of Jesus, or am I really a fully-devoted follower of Christ?"
On Mission Lakota, missionaries travel to Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, where they experience what true reservation life is like. Historically, Native people have been underrepresented and underserved in mainstream America. Our desire is to affirm, respect and embrace the God-given cultural realities of Native American people, through authentic relationships and culturally supportive programs, instead of rejecting or demonizing their sacred cultural ways. Activities on the Rosebud Reservation include interacting with at-risk youth, lessons on Native history and worship at a local church.
Mission Navajo (New Mexico)
Mission Navajo is an opportunity to serve the people of Navajo nation by coming alongside them and helping with both their physical and spiritual needs. Missionaries travel to Gallup, New Mexico and stay at Rehoboth Christian School to assist with work projects, discipleship, spiritual uplifting, and Vacation Bible School lessons, on and around Navajo nation.
Mission Robin's Nest (Jamaica)
On Mission Robin’s Nest, missionaries will travel to Robin’s Nest Children’s Home in Montego Bay, Jamaica to serve children in various capacities. Robin’s Nest is a place of healing as many of the children have experienced malnourishment, neglect and abuse. Volunteers will serve in various capacities including: assisting pod parents with cleaning and chores, light construction projects, and working with physically challenged children.
Mission South Africa
Mission South Africa is an opportunity for missionaries to serve the children and communities of South Africa in partnership with Blessman Ministries. Team members will travel to South Africa to serve orphans and vulnerable children through a variety of ways, including: optical ministry, feeding center ministry, construction and other service projects. All necessary training will be provided; no professional training is required.
Mission Uganda is in partnership with ChildVoice International in order to bring hope to the lives of former child soldiers and their families. Missionaries will travel to a rural area north of Gulu in northern Uganda. While there, team members will assist in a variety of ways, including: construction, agricultural projects, medical screenings, sewing, cooking, facilitating Bible studies, and more.
Below please find a complete list of Global Mission Partners Hope supports. For more information on any one of these, please visit their website:
Blessman Ministries – South Africa
ChildVoice International – Uganda
Convoy of Hope – Springfield, MO
Emmaus Bible Ministry – Israel
Globeserve Ministries – Ghana
Love into Action – Bethlehem
Lutheran World Relief
Many Hands for Haiti – Haiti
Rehboth Christian School – Gallup, NM
Robin’s Nest Children’s Home – Jamaica
United World Mission – Mexico
World Relief – Democratic Republic of Congo