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Our trips offer a transformative opportunity to deepen your understanding of God’s heart for poor, while offering yourself as a servant and encouragement to those you meet.
Service, medical, church missions, or vision trips around the world
WHI maintains the top-tier U.S. Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission seal of accreditation, meaning that we meet or exceed the highest best practice standards established for short-term missions. We are committed to facilitating the best opportunities to serve and build relationships with our staff on the ground.
Note: all trip costs below are estimates and do not include passports or immunizations
Join various pastors, church leaders, and others to visit WHI’s projects in Sierra Leone including village partnerships, wells and clean water initiatives, agriculture, health programs, anti-trafficking efforts and much more. Other activities may include providing pastor, teacher or leader training, a day camp for children in a village, learning about medical programs at the Kamakwie Wesleyan Hospital, making rounds in village homes with a physical therapist from the Enable the Children (ETC) program, building relationships with sponsored children, and experiencing an agricultural program such as 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 $3,200 (including airfare).
- January 25-31, 2018 (Fields Memorial Church, KS – Village Partnership)
- January 29-February 5, 2018 (IL District and others – Vision Trip)
- February 1-10, 2018 (Faith Church Lansing, MI – Village Partnership)
- February 14-21, 2018 (WHI Board and pastors – Vision Trip)
- February 14-21, 2018 (Hoboken Grace Church, NJ – ETC Focus)
- February 16-24, 2018 (CUP Team, OH – Village Partnership)
- May 18-27, 2018 (Daybreak Church, MI – Water Wells & Vision Trip)
- June 15-24, 2018 (Various Pastors and others – Vision Trip)
- September 14-23, 2018 (Various Pastors and others – Vision Trip)
- November 1-11, 2018 (Child Sponsorship Focus)
- November 10-18, 2018 (Clean Water Focus and Vision Trip)
Teams travel with a WHI Staff Member to Port au Prince, Haiti, then travel inland to areas in Haiti that still suffer from the 2010 earthquake disaster and more recently, the destruction from hurricanes Matthew and Irma. Join WHI’s efforts by building relationships with sponsor children, assisting with medical efforts and teacher training or assist with restoration projects. Church leaders and individuals will see firsthand how they and their churches can join WHI in serving the people of Haiti.
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).
- March 17-24, 2018
- April 21-28, 2018
- June 2-10, 2018
- July 21-28, 2018
- August 11-18, 2018
- October 6-13, 2018
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 including medical, education, anti-trafficking, child sponsorship and more. Experience how the mushroom farm projects are providing sustainability in local communities. Estimated costs for these trips is $3,200 (including airfare)
November 9-18, 2018
Medical Emphasis Trips (Sierra Leone & Haiti)
The purpose of a medical trip with WHI is an opportunity for health professionals to share their gifts with people in villages and areas that are often overlooked, including children. Make a difference by setting up a daytime clinic and providing simple medical and health care. Or partner with WHI in-country staff with various medical programs developed in these countries, providing education and training and more.
2018 Dates to be Determined
"Deep Dive" Trips
These trips have been developed to provide pastors and others an opportunity to travel with a WHI Staff leader and explore deeper than the average trip. While visiting various WHI programs and projects, these trips will offer opportunities to dive deeper into various topics such as cultural, theological, economic and spiritual issues and more.
- Cambodia 2018 – Phil Smart
- Azerbaijan 2018 – George Beals
- Sierra Leone 2018 – John Lyon
- Haiti 2018
Internships (Sierra Leone)
International internships work well with WHI programs in the areas of physical therapy, anti-trafficking, and medical. Students from various universities such as Indiana Wesleyan (IN) and Loma Linda (CA) have worked closely with WHI staff and leaders in Sierra Leone to meet the requirements of their internships, and our Teams Coordinator provides all the travel arrangements and logistics. Internships can be arranged for individual students or small groups and for various lengths of time, usually six weeks to three months.
Other Church Partnerships
If you are a church leader interested in taking a team to one of the countries where WHI is working but is not on this list, please contact our Team Coordinator to arrange a trip that connects your heart with the world’s needs.