Soon after 2010’s devastating earthquake, Mission Discovery teams arrived in the heart of the hardest hit areas. Today we continue to return because 400,000 Haitians live in tent cities amid abhorrent conditions.
Far from the cartel violence of major Mexican cities, Tecate is nestled between towering boulders and miles of scrub brush. Hardworking people come to this border town in hopes of entering the U.S. or finding jobs, however, due to low wages, many continue to live in abject poverty.
Working with churches and the local government, your team will build simple homes for the poor as well as address the spiritual needs of the community through friendship evangelism and Children’s Bible School.
The trip includes a day off of shopping and swimming.
Little miracles happen every day at the Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf in the farming community of Eden. Working with children who have a variety of special needs, the teachers of JCSD provide an exceptional education for children who might not otherwise receive adequate attention in a public school.
The city of Lumberton is located on the Lumber River in North Carolina’s coastal plains region. The town was founded in 1787 by John Willis, an officer in the American Revolution. Lumberton was originally a shipping point used by the Navy to send lumber down river to Georgetown and South Carolina. Most of the town’s growth began shortly after World War II.
To escape the epidemic of poverty at the Pine Ridge Reservation, many of South Dakota’s Lakota population have moved to Rapid City in search of work. This influx has intensified the need for the help local churches and ministries have rallied to provide.
To support their outreach, you will host a Children’s Bible School, establish friendships with those you meet and “get dirty for God” by repairing and painting homes. On your day off, you’ll explore incredible sites in the Black Hills, including Mount Rushmore.
Tourists flock to the cobblestone streets and colonial architecture of Guatemala’s cultural hub. Just beyond its provincial attractions, families struggle to earn enough for basic food and shelter. Children, often as young as seven years old, give up a chance at education in order to help sustain their families. You’re invited to join with local ministries to improve the lives of those you will serve. Through construction projects and Children’s Bible School, you can have a tangible impact on the future of Guatemala.
Cruise ships present Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, as a tropical paradise; we’ll introduce you to what life is like for thousands of Haitian refugees who have risked everything for a new start. We come to refresh local pastors and ministries devoted to serving poor Bahamian and Haitian communities by helping construct churches and daycare facilities, repair homes, and lead Children’s Bible Schools. Groups will also connect with the community through visits to a juvenile detention center and the All Saints AIDS Camp.
Westmoreland is a small, proud community of 4,000 people located 45 minutes north of Nashville. It is a rural town where homes are literally coming down around some of the poorer residents.
We need you and your group. Building upon a relationship with the community established 15 years ago, your group will work on light repair projects and also serve neighborhoods through outreach partnerships. Teams stay at Camp Mission Discovery a 100 bed facility. Each day after your work day ends you can relax in the pool or organize a basketball game in our full court indoor gym.
On the border that separates South Africa from Swaziland is the community of Bulembu. Once a thriving mining town, Bulembu was abandoned in 2001 along with its hospital and 1,200 homes. A group of individuals purchased the town with a grand vision; the advancement of God’s kingdom in Swaziland. This is being achieved by renovating as many homes as necessary to house 2,000 children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic of Swaziland, teach AIDS awareness, and have self-sustaining community through the start-up of various cottage industry initiatives.
These days Nashville is an “IT” city—a vibrant center for music, technology, education, dining, and health care. Plus, you’ve probably heard of that TV series. But there’s another side to Music City. Within a mile of the Tennessee Titans’ stadium are large public housing projects and as many as 4,000 homeless people.
Mission Discovery initially created the child sponsorship program called HOLD the Children due to a lack of pencils. Upon closer examination, the needs went much deeper than school supplies. Today, HOLD pays teachers’ salaries and targets the overall needs of schools. It also founded and helps maintain an orphanage just outside of Port-de-Paix. You will play a part in securing a better future for Haitian children by visiting HOLD schools and help continue the progress at the HOLD orphanage.
With 4,200 residents, Whiteriver is the largest community on the White Mountain Apache Reservation. Here the Hope Center distributes clothing, provides counseling and serves as spiritual center for many who wander the streets. Contributing as a workforce for Hope’s “Adopt-A-Block” initiative, you will clear clutter around residents’ homes and neighborhood parks as well as tackle minor repairs and paint jobs.
In response to overwhelming need in Haiti, Mission Discovery is mobilizing medical teams to address the immediate health needs that regularly go untreated. Teams of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists, dentists and medical technicians are needed to address the tremendous physical needs of Haitians. Mission Discovery will conduct mobile clinics in Cite Soleil and other poorer sections of
Help change your world and theirs! It's a week of service and refreshment for ladies. You've seen Jamaica's beautiful beaches and tourist destinations featured in television commercials. But behind the scenes of the city are communities struggling like never before. 69.2% of people living in Jamaica make their living from service industries like hotels. In the world's new economy, fewer people are vacationing, and so unemployment is rising. With the rise of unemployment come the side effects.
Eden is a small village set back in the hills and rain forests of Jamaica. In this tiny town, the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf ministers to hearing impaired and special needs children whose families could not otherwise afford such excellent attention and care. Mission Discovery short term mission trips for adult teams in Jamaica spend a week serving at the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf. Projects can include building new dorms and classrooms, teaching a class for deaf children, creating safe play areas for the children, or building/repairing perimeter fences.