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Our teams are a transformative opportunity to deepen your understanding of God's heart for poor and oppressed communities around the world, while offering yourself as a servant and encouragement to those you meet. If you have a heart for the Gospel and for God's people around the world, please consider our trips listed below.  

Sierra Leone: Child Sponsorship 

Join various pastors, church leaders and others to visit World Hope’s many projects in Sierra Leone including village partnerships, wells, agriculture, health programs, anti-trafficking efforts and much more. Teams of approximately 8-12 people travel with WHI Staff Members and visit villages in various parts of the country to witness the impact of our village partnerships.Other activities may include providing a Day Camp for children in a village, learning about medical programs at the Wesleyan Hospital in Kamakwie, making rounds in village homes with a physical therapist, building relationships with sponsored children and experiencing a pineapple plantation.

We have various trips to Sierra Leone throughout the year and we can customize a trip to fit your gifts and interests. Estimated costs for these trips is $3,000 (including airfare).

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February 2-11, 2017 – Village Partnership – TEAM FULL

Travel with teams from Faith Church Lansing and other pastors and leaders from Minnesota and Kansas to visit village partnerships in Makump Bana and Mabum Station.

February 8-16, 2017 – Enable the Children

Travel with Hoboken Grace Church to assist our PT program Enable the Children (ETC) with the annual Beach Day for patients and their families.This team will also organize an ETC Staff Retreat.

February 17-26, 2017 – Village Partnership 

Travel with a group from Ohio to visit their village partnership in Mafaray.This team will also participate in a vision tour to determine where they will expand their partnership with WHI to support additional projects.

March 2017 – Village Partnership 

Travel with Real Life Church and other pastors and various individuals to witness the impact of WHI programs and visit a new village partnership to determine needs in that community.This will also be a vision tour to experience various WHI programs.

April 2017 - Medical 

This team will have a medical focus and assist with the Helping Babies Breathe program in Sierra Leone.

May 2017 – Clean Water 

Travel with leaders and others from Daybreak Church to visit various WHI clean water programs.This team will include runners from the recent Grand Rapids Marathon which helps fund clean water through donations on behalf of runners.

Summer 2017 – Vision Tour 

Travel with pastors and individuals from various churches for this vision tour to visit village partnerships, well drilling, pineapple plantations, GRO greenhouse agricultural programs, child sponsorship and educational programs.

Fall 2017 – Vision Tour 

Travel with various leaders and individuals for this vision tour to visit WHI’s many projects in Sierra Leone including village partnerships, wells and clean water initiatives, agriculture programs such as pineapple plantations and greenhouses, anti-trafficking programs, medical efforts including the Enable The Children physical therapy program.

TBD 2017 – Child Sponsorship

We invite you to meet your sponsored child face-to-face by traveling to Sierra Leone with a group full of sponsors ready to spread joy in Jesus’ name! The trip will also include opportunities for you to engage with several schools and villages with which World Hope International partners.A variety of service opportunities will be offered and the trip will evolve with team member’s talents and interests!Watch how Carrie’s life was changed when she recently met her sponsored child, John, in Sierra Leone!

Zambia: Child Sponsorship (Education)

 

These trips allow you to help fellow Christian brothers and sisters in Zambia to experience a closer walk with Christ and to grow personally as you experience Christ and the global church in an African setting. Plan for your heart to be changed!Estimated costsfor these trips is $3,200 (including airfare).

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TBD 2017 – Child Sponsorship

We invite you to meet your sponsored child face-to-face by traveling to Zambia to provide encouragement in Jesus’ name in person! The trip will also include opportunities for you to engage with several schools and villages with which World Hope International partners.  A variety of service opportunities will be offered and the trip will evolve with team member’s talents and interests!

Haiti: Medical Assistance

Teams travel with a WHI Staff Member to Port au Prince, Haiti to witness our work in Haiti. These teams travel inland to areas in Haiti that still suffer physically, economically, and otherwise, from the 2010 earthquake disaster and more recently, the Hurricane Matthew destruction.Some of the ways to make an impact include rebuilding schools, replacing roofs on homes and churches, building relationships with sponsor children, medical efforts and teacher training.Church leaders and individuals will experience various WHI programs and impact to see how they and their churches can get involved with WHI in restoration and development efforts.

We have various trips to Haiti throughout the year and we can customize a trip to fit your gifts and interests. Estimated costs for these trips is $1,700 (including airfare).

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March 18-24, 2017 – Medical and Vision 

Travel with pastors and individuals from various churches for this trip which will have a medical emphasis and a vision tour to visit WHI programs.

March 2017 – Vision Tour 

Travel with pastors and individuals from various churches for this vision tour to visit WHI programs and determine area needs and where individual churches would like to partner with WHI to empower the poor to become agents of change within their own communities.

Spring 2017 – Disaster Relief 

Travel with individuals from various churches to assist with recovery efforts from recent Hurricane Matthew by replacing roofs on homes and churches, and assisting with other recovery efforts.

Fall 2017 – Vision Tour 

Travel with leaders and individuals from Daybreak Church for this vision tour to visit WHI programs and determine area needs and where individual churches would like to partner with WHI to empower the poor to become agents of change within their own communities.

TBD 2017 – Disaster Relief and Vision Tour 

Travel with pastors and individuals from various churches for this “hands-on” mission to assist with recovery efforts.  This trip will also include a vision tour to visit WHI programs and determine area needs and where individual churches would like to partner with WHI to empower the poor to become agents of change within their own communities.

TBD 2017 – Medical Assistance 

This team will bring medical assistance to the main island of Haiti, including pediatric and maternal health care.  A team of doctors, nurses, and health professionals will partner with missionaries, Haitian medical personnel and local Wesleyan churches to set up a clinic in an area of need to also equip with the knowledge and resources for long-term solutions.  This trip is ideal for a church with several health care workers in its congregation interested in serving internationally.

Cuba:


These teams will assist with neighborhood revitalization and community development. WHI volunteers will partner with local leaders, churches and individuals to help re-build neighborhood buildings including a much needed community center.Estimated cost of these trips is $2,000 (including airfare).

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March 2017 

Travel with Eastern Hills Church and others for this trip which will focus on community development and determine additional needs in the area so that we can expand our efforts in this country.

Summer 2017 

Travel with a youth team and others for this trip to continue efforts of community development and revitalization as we expand our efforts in this country. A variety of service opportunities will be offered and the trip will evolve with team member’s talents and interests.

TBD 2017 

Travel with this team for a hand’s-on experience which may include construction, painting, sports or other programs to assist with community development and a new community center.This team can be customized to fit the talents and interests of the team members.

Zambia:


These trips allow you to help fellow Christian brothers and sisters in Zambia to experience a closer walk with Christ and to grow personally as you experience Christ and the global church in an African setting. Plan for your heart to be changed!  Estimated costsfor these trips is $3,200 (including airfare). 

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TBD 2017 – Child Sponsorship

We invite you to meet your sponsored child face-to-face by traveling to Zambia to provide encouragement in Jesus’ name in person! The trip will also include opportunities for you to engage with several schools and villages with which World Hope International partners.A variety of service opportunities will be offered and the trip will evolve with team member’s talents and interests!

Mozambique:


The purpose of a vision trip with WHI is to match the heart of a church or individual with needs on the ground through our work in a particular country. Teams to Mozambique will focus on Rural and Economic Development.Estimated costs for these trips is $3,500 (including airfare).

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TBD 2017 – Vision Tour

Travel with a WHI staff member along with pastors, leaders and others from various churches to visit in-country staff, local farming families, villages needing clean water, schools and churches.This team will learn about educational needs healthcare concerns and greenhouse development.

Philippines:


The purpose of a vision trip with is to match the heart of a church with needs on the ground through our work in a particular country. Our work in the Philippines is primarily centered on child sponsorship, but the country is full of opportunity for ongoing partnerships with schools, churches and village partnerships. Come and learn how you can get involved in God’s work in the Philippines. Estimated costs for these trips is $3,400 (including airfare).

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TBD 2017 – Vision Tour

Travel with a WHI staff member along with pastors, leaders and others from various churches for this vision tour to visit WHI programs such as child sponsorship, education and rural development.Team members will see area needs in order to determine where individuals and churches would like to partner with WHI.

December 2017 – Village Partnership

Travel with a WHI staff member along with pastors, leaders and others from the Kentucky/Tennessee District of the Wesleyan Church to witness the impact of WHI programs and visit a new village partnership in Agay to determine needs in that community.

Liberia, Cambodia, Nepal, and India


The purpose of a vision trip with WHI is to match the heart of a church or individual with needs on the ground through our work in a particular country. Travel with a WHI staff member along with pastors, leaders and others from various churches to visit in-country staff, local families, villages needing clean water, schools, churches and other WHI programs specific to each country including medical, education, anti-trafficking, child sponsorship and more.  Costs vary by country for these trips. 

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Other Church Partnerships:


If you are a church leader interested in taking a team to somewhere World Hope International is working but is not on this list, contact contact Hope Corps to try to arrange something that connects your heart with the world’s needs.

*All costs are estimates and do not include passports or immunizations.

Volunteering Long-Term

Individuals who are interesting in volunteering overseas for a longer period of time in a particular area should contact Hope Corps staff for more information.

Standards of Excellence Short-Term Mission

The U.S. Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission is an accrediting and resourcing body for those who send, receive, facilitate and support short-term mission (STM) endeavors. Members like World Hope International mobilize 5,800+ volunteers to more than 50 countries on 580 short-term trips each year. SOE affiliates also invest nearly half a billion dollars annually to reach those in need.

By adopting the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission and displaying the SOE logo, WHI demonstrates that our short-term missions strive for the highest Christian and moral purpose. WHI’s membership in the SOE network offers opportunities for resource sharing, improved training, minimized risk and mentoring.

World Hope International displays the top-tier SOE seal of accreditation (seal of excellence), meaning that we meet or exceed the highest best practice standards established for short-term missions. The process to achieve accreditation is rigorous and advancement is not automatic. Accredited SOE members like WHI are commended for their achievement, as well as for their commitment to quality and excellence in STM.

Legally, the SOE exists as a division of the Alliance for Excellence in Short-Term Mission (AESTM), a U.S. based 501(c)(3) Christian nonprofit organization.