Shortly after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Port au Prince, Mission Discovery began taking teams right into the heart of the hardest hit areas.
Nestled between towering boulders and miles of scrub brush, the mountainous town of Tecate is often overlooked for help because of its remote location.
Isolated from cartel violence, it is home to thousands who come hoping to find work near or across the U.S. border, but the low wages in the tourist or manufacturing sectors keep them near abject poverty. Partnered with the people of Tecate and local churches, your Mission Discovery team will continue a 20+ year commitment to families through home construction and Children’s Bible School.
Without the selfless dedication of the staff of Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf, hundreds of children with a variety of special needs would not receive the education they need.
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.
Known for its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture, Antigua is the cultural hub of Guatemala drawing tourists from all around the world.
What happens when you try to escape the poorest area of the entire United States? Many members of the Lakota tribe leave the Pine Ridge Reservation for nearby Rapid City where they discover jobs are few and challenges are overwhelming.
Desperate to flee abysmal conditions in Haiti, thousands of refugees have risked their lives to come to the capital of the Bahamas, hoping for a new start.
Forty-five minutes north of Nashville lies the rural community of Westmoreland.
Its 4,000 residents take pride in their quality of life but not all is well here. There are homes literally falling down around residents who have neither the resources nor physical ability to improve their conditions. Your team’s arrival will be an answer to prayer as you put your heart into light repair jobs, general clean-up and simple friendship, meeting both the tangible and spiritual needs of families.
Swaziland is in crisis. HIV infection rates are estimated at over 25% and AIDS accounts for roughly 60% of the country's deaths each year.
The people of Bulembu Ministries dream of providing homes and a brighter future to 2,000 orphans. With Mission Discovery teams working alongside them, they have begun renovating an abandoned mining town to create a self-sustaining community where these orphans will thrive. In addition to construction projects, your team will experience ministry through sports, school clubs and tutoring with Bulembu’s precious residents.
Rampant poverty plagues Whiteriver, the largest community on the Fort Apache Reservation in Navajo country.
A lack of pencils—that was the reason Mission Discovery initially created HOLD the Children. And now 17 years later, HOLD goes far beyond providing school supplies and paying teachers’ salaries in poverty-stricken schools on the northern coast of Haiti. Structured as a child sponsorship program, HOLD targets the overall needs of schools as well as maintains an orphanage near Port-de-Paix started by Mission Discovery in 2010.
In response to overwhelming physical needs, Mission Discovery is mobilizing medical teams of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists, dentists, and medical technicians to operate clinics in the earthquake resettlement community of Onaville and other poorer sections of Port-au-Prince. In addition to trained professionals,non-medical volunteers are needed to support the care givers, interact with patients and pray with those seeking spiritual comfort. Serve as God’s hands and feet to make a tangible difference in the lives of the poor.
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 teams spend a week serving at the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf. Projects can include mixing concrete, building new dorms and classrooms, teaching a class for deaf children, creating safe play areas for the children, or building/repairing perimeter fences.
This is no regular college Spring break mission trip. We need you! Mission Discovery takes you to the second poorest country in Central America. There you will serve in one or several locations. Daily you'll be a part of a vital construction project. Teams in the past have built homes, laid block for a classroom at a school, delivered Eco-Water Filters to provide pure drinking water, painted a school, help care for disabled children at a nearby orphanage and even lead a sports event at a public school!
Know how to use a ruler? You've just met the basic requirments to join our prep-team!
Using a local camp as your base of operations, your team will perform critical task of pre-cutting and color-coding building materials used to build 20 12'x16' homes. Learn the powerful ways God has transformed the lives of your co-workers and in a special tour, meet some of the hundreds of families that have been touched by the work of Mission Discovery team members like you!
Open your heart each evening as your team comes together to talk about what God taught you that day.
Many would say Seattle’s beauty is defined by it’s popular attractions such as the space needle, the troll bridge, Pike Place Market, or Mt. Reiner. But we’ve discovered beauty beyond the flare of the city, and in the hearts of the almost forgotten.
With over 8 million people living in squatter camps South Africa has been riddled with disease and poverty. It has one of the fastest accelerating rates of HIV in the world. With death and despair all around nearly 450 children become orphans every day. In your short-term missions experience you will encounter these very communities as you bring them the good news of the hope and life that is found only in Jesus.