Trips

Interested in traveling with Faith Church? Here are your next steps:

  1. If this is your first time serving with Faith Church in any ministry - fill out the Application to Serve.
  2. If you would like to serve on a specific trip - fill out the Mission Trip Waiver.

We encourage those interested in joining us to gain prayer and financial support by writing support letters to friends and family. Faith Church does offer some scholarships to qualifying candidates: Mission Scholarship Application

If you are traveling with another organization or school and are interested in a scholarship, you can apply in the same way by filling out the scholarship application.

Contact our Missions Director, Corrie Vos for more information.


Upcoming trips  

 

Haiti: God's Littlest Angels

Team Leaders:
July - Susan Mender
November - Amy Smith

Trip Dates:
July 17 - 24, 2017 - This trip is full!
November 13 - 20, 2017

Trip Cost:
$1,400

About:
GLA currently cares for about 70 children, ranging in age from newborn to approximately 10 years old. God's Littlest Angels is a Haitian orphanage located in the mountains above Petion-Ville, close to the village of Fermathe. The majority of the children brought to the orphanage are between the ages of newborn and seven years old. We also have older children, sibling groups, and children with special needs.  GLA offers short term assistance to children needing a place to stay due to ill health or the death of a parent but who are not for adoption. These children will return to their biological families once their circumstances improved. Some children who cannot return to their biological families are waiting for adoptive parents.  

GLA employs Haitian nannies who are responsible for the basic care of the children. However, with so many children, the nannies are unable to give the children the one-on-one attention they so badly crave and deserve. This is where volunteers can help.

Purpose of the Trip:
There are a variety of ways both men and women can serve on this trip.

  1. Caring for babies and toddlers – Although there is a limited staff, volunteers can help give the children special attention. Volunteers may interact with the kids by cuddling them, working on their developmental needs, feeding them, etc.
  2. Construction – GLA is currently building on their new property called Ft. Jacques. Skilled laborers (carpenters, electricians, plumbers) or those who are just willing to sweat may be invited to help with the new construction.
  3. Anything else – our goal is to help aid this fantastic ministry any way we can. There may be additional projects such as painting, maintenance, cleaning, sorting and distributing supplies, or small repair projects. All volunteers must be ready and willing to serve wherever there may be a need.



 

Brazil: IPM (First Presbyterian Church of Manaus)

Team Leaders: Sue Matthysse

Trip Dates: November 11 - 18, 2017 - This trip is full!

Trip Cost:
$2,600

About IPM:
Igreja Presbiteriana de Manaus (IPM) translates to The First Presbyterian Church of Manaus. IPM is a large church whose vision for outreach includes medical care, church planting, and leadership training in the rural outlying villages around the city of Manaus. Currently the church hosts four Sunday services at their main campus. In addition they have 35 other churches throughout the city of Manaus, and an additional 109 along the rivers and tributaries in the Amazon basin. Their weekly attendance is estimated at about 3,000. The church is very active in reaching out to people who live in remote areas along the Amazon River and its different tributaries. They maintain and staff five medical mission boats which take regular trips up the river. Each boat includes a doctor's office, dentist’s office, and a pharmacy well stocked with medicine and equipment. Staff and Leaders of IPM have a great vision to reach the Amazon river basin and all of brazil with the gospel. They have shared many times that while they know they can get so far through their own capacity, they know they can go twice or three times as far with the help of their partner churches.

Purpose of the Trip:
There are a variety of ways both men and women can serve on this trip.

  1. Medical Ministry - are you a physician, dentist, or other type of medical professional? We would love to have you join our team and serve alongside the Brazilian doctor that travels with the boat.
  2. Relational Ministry - the medical boat visits various villages every 6-8 weeks throughout the year. IPM loves to use the medical ministry as an opportunity to do outreach within the villages. This could involve helping with a VBS/children's program, assisting in a church service, or simply praying for folks waiting for their time with the doctor.
  3. Anything else – IPM is a large church with significant influence along the Amazon river. Our number one priority is to come alongside and help this church reach their goals. There may be additional projects or asks along the way and we will be ready and willing to serve wherever there may be need.