Have you ever been curious about going on a mission trip? Many mission trips are set up with teens and youth groups in mind, but there are plenty of great opportunities for adults who want to take their first mission trip.
It’s easier than you think to get started—You can help those in need, build lasting relationships, and expand your worldview.
Start by clicking here for more information. We are currently sending teams to Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic.
You can get involved in what God is already doing in these countries and find out how your unique skills can help those who need it. It’s an amazing way to experience a new culture up close and personal, meet real people, and make a difference.
“The best thing about Children of the Nations is that the people in the country doing the work are from local villages and from the country,” says Kadyn Eldridge who went to the Dominican Republic in 2015, 2016, and 2017. “[The staff] know what people need more than anyone else really could. It’s valuable for them and it was valuable for me to see.”
Going on a Venture trip is a chance for you to make a difference in the world, partner with locals, and make an impact in the lives of children who need it most. You will be able to meet some incredibly passionate people who are working to help transform the lives of children so they can grow up to transform their nation.
“I think about my time there pretty often. I think about the people I met a lot,” says Kadyn. “It sticks with you for a long time.”
Your faith will also be stretched—and you’ll learn new things about the world and get to experience the incredible diversity of people from another country. It’s a chance for you to get involved in the change that’s already happening and build relationships.
Along the way, you get to try new foods and experience a new culture. You can see how God is already at work in another part of the world!
It might seem backwards, but your Venture trip actually begins when you get back home. Going on a trip is more than just a week or two in a new place doing a service project. It’s all about forming lasting relationships and joining in the life-changing work happening there.
“Find a way to stay engaged with this work and don’t make it a one-time thing about yourself,” Kadyn says. “Still engaging with the people you met even when you get back is so important.”
There are adult teams going year round, and you can click here to see the list if you’re thinking about joining one of them. Or you can start your own team by clicking here.
Going on a mission trip might seem overwhelming. Where do you even start? We are here to help you and answer all your questions. Contact us today! We can help you get started.
“From helping me organize the trip to ensuring we had everything we needed while in the Dominican Republic, Children of the Nations staff were right there,” says Dr. Keren Wilson who has gone on three Venture trips and led two of them.
“We were in constant communication throughout the whole process. Everyone responded to my questions and our needs as quickly as possible. It made organizing the trip as stress-free as possible.”
Any guess on what the number one thing is that holds many adults back from going on a mission trip? You might think it’s money, but it’s not—it’s fear.
Don’t let anything stop you from getting involved and making a difference in the life of a child. When you go on a mission trip, you get to be part of a story that’s bigger than yourself.
Change is possible. We’ve seen it. And when we all get involved, the world changes.
Our staff in the USA can help you pick a team that’s right for you. No matter your skillset, there’s a team you can join. If you have questions, our staff is here to help. Click here to contact us and start your adventure.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9