Short-Term Mission Opportunities
2015 Short Term TripsAlaska (Alaska Christian College): - July 4th through July 11th 2015
Guatemala: - May 26 - June 6, 2015
Mexico: - Mid-summer
If you feel the Lord drawing you to one of these places, please let us know of your interest by emailing the Missions Outreach Chairman at . We're not necessarily asking for a commitment, only for an indication that you might be willing to participate in a mission team. Additional information can also be obtained at the website www.covchurch.org.
"Treat those who are foreigners like native-born Israelites, and love them as you love yourself. Remember that you were once foreigners living in the land of Egypt."
Alaska (Alaska Christian College)
Where: Alaska Christian College, Soldotna
Approximate Cost: $1,400
Team Size: 20
Requirements: Attend several team meetings.
Prerequisite: 40 hours of experience with a local mission
Trip Description: A team of 20 is needed to help build an 8 car garage for the campus vehicles. If you have construction skills, that's great. If not, but you're willing to work hard on a construction site doing unskilled things, or are interested in learning some skills, that's great too.
The dates are July 4th through July 11th. The cost is about $1400 per person for airfare, room & board, ground transportation, and a donation to the college for materials. Sign-up deadline is April 15th.
Besides the construction work, one day will be open for recreation. That could be a day cruise, a fishing trip on the river or the ocean, other sight-seeing or just rest.
To view videos of previous trips, click here.
Click here to watch a video on Alaska Christian College or visit our section on Alaska Christian College.
Click here for registration information
Registration StepsIf you are planning to go on the trip, contact the team leader Arlyn Mund as soon as possible before filling out any forms or sending any money. Then take the following steps:
- Print and complete the Arvada Covenant Trip Application Packet.
- Include a $300 deposit with the application. Make the check out to "Arvada Covenant Church". Include a note with the check that it is for the Alaska Trip.
- Once the forms are complete, either send them to Arlyn Mund or drop them off at the church office.
Guatemala Mission Trip 2015
When: May 26 - June 6, 2015
Trip Description: Travel to the highlands of Guatemala with Ken and Lori Anderson. This trip will focus on helping the indigenous population of Guatemala with education and community outreach projects at two schools, Colegio Esmirna and Colegio Juan Wesley. These schools both strive to improve education in their communities. Less than 40% of children complete 6th grade, only 20% go on to 7th grade and less than 1 in 10 moves on to high school. Join the June mission trip and comes make a difference in these children’s lives now and for eternity.
A team of up to 16 people is needed to help with a new program called Club Extra. This after school camp provides a fun and safe environment to learn about computers, English, music and Bible. A time of praise and worship concludes each day. The regular school year is from January to October with classes finishing at 12:30pm. Club Extra starts by serving lunch. This food is essential to many and along with the safe learning environment make Club Extra a popular option.
There are many ways in which you can participate. Join the team to contribute in computer, English, music or Bible classes, help prepare and serve meals, and more. Can’t go? Consider helping to send someone else or donating gently used instruments for the music classes (flutes, clarinets, trumpets are in high demand).
The cost is approximately $1,650. This covers airfare, in-country ground transportation, lodging, meals, travel insurance and projects funds for the camp & school. On this trip you will visit a local outdoor market, visit a typical home and participate in a Sunday worship service with your Guatemalan brothers and sisters.
Join some of the ACC alumni and get your summer off to a Club Extra start.
Contact: Lori Anderson at 303-877-7490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mexico - Orphanage
Where: Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida Orphanage, Chihuahua, Mexico
Requirements: Attend team meetings. Passport valid at least 6 months after the trip is completed. Spanish speaking would be useful, but is not required.
Trip Description: The orphanage is located in Chihuahua and is operated by a local church. Approximately 70 kids, ages 4 to 21 live at the orphanage. Depending on the situation at the time, some of the possible team activities could be participating in vacation Bible school, construction projects at the orphanage, sports/outings with the children, assist with the cooking, worship with the children and street evangelism or there is an option to stay one or more nights with the children at the orphanage.
Transportation is either by church van, car or plane. Driving takes about 1 ½ days each way. If you choose to fly, there is a modern airport in Chihuahua, Mexico.
We will stay in modern motels in Chihuahua and most meals will be in restaurants.
To view videos of previous trips, click here.
More Information: Visit their webpage or call Gary Nickerson at (303) 425-0957.