There is nothing to do but wait, and no one can say when the lights will come back on. In September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico. Residents on the island endured two Category 5 hurricanes in two weeks. When it made landfall, Hurricane Maria carried sustained winds well over 150 mph. It was the island’s worst hurricane disaster on record. Puerto Rico’s “super blackout” is the longest and largest major power outage in modern U.S. history. Without electricity, there is no reliable source of clean water. School is out, indefinitely. Health care is fraught.
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.
Shortly after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Port au Prince, Mission Discovery began taking teams right into the heart of the hardest hit areas.
In response to overwhelming medical needs, Mission Discovery mobilizes 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 affected sections of Port-au-Prince. In addition to trained professionals, non-medical volunteers are needed to support the caregivers, 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.
Known for its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture, Antigua is the cultural hub of Guatemala drawing tourists from all around the world.
But on its outskirts are families who struggle to earn enough money for basic food and shelter. Children as young as seven often give up the chance for education to help sustain their families. Your mission: join forces with local ministries to disrupt the cycle of poverty by providing hands-on help through construction projects and Children’s Bible school. Your work will serve to brighten the future of Guatemala.
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.
Hurricane Florence has caused plenty of destruction in North and South Carolina. The storm caused catastrophic flash flooding and major river flooding, leaving thousands of people without power, destroyed homes, and left some families in a wake of grief after losing a loved one.
Mission Discovery is inviting teams to join us in the recovery efforts. With over 20 years of mission trip experience, Mission Discovery volunteers have been part of Hurricane Andrew, Sandy, Katrina, Irma and Harvey recovery efforts.
Know how to use a ruler? You've just met the basic requirements to join our prep-team!
Using a local camp as your base of operations, your team will perform the 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.
Welcome to Northern Ireland!
Join us for a truly unique cross-cultural experience that will connect you with followers of Christ living in Northern Ireland.
Your efforts will focus on sharing the Gospel and improving relations between Protestant and Catholics in Northern Ireland.
Right in the middle of one of the most diverse areas of Tacoma, Mission Discovery's aim is to show God’s love to those who need it the most. Our efforts will be guided by the leadership of a local church. You will help with a variety of outreach opportunities including a weekly food bank ministry. Our focus will be connecting with residents through service projects and simple acts of kindness. Come see what God is doing in the Pacific Northwest.
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Hurricane Harvey is already one of the most costly natural disasters in U.S. history. An estimated 32,000 people were displaced from damaging winds and extreme flooding. FEMA is reporting there are over 410,000 people who have applied for disaster assistance.
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.
Hurricane Michael caused massive devastation in Florida's panhandle region. The storm caused catastrophic flash flooding and major flooding, leaving thousands of people without power, destroyed homes, and left some families in a wake of grief after losing loved ones.
Mission Discovery is inviting teams to join us in the recovery efforts. With nearly 30 years of mission trip experience, Mission Discovery volunteers have been part of Hurricane Andrew, Sandy, Katrina, Irma and Harvey recovery efforts.
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. Homes are falling apart 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.
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Swaziland (eSwatini) 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.
Uganda has not escaped the AIDS epidemic that has devastated Africa in such a disproportionate way. Preventative strategies and governments have worked to improve the quality and quantity of medication available; however, a whole generation is being slowly destroyed. Dying parents leave orphaned children, and social and economic pressures have strained the country’s network to near breaking point.
Rampant poverty plagues Whiteriver, the largest community on the Fort Apache Reservation in Apache country.
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.
On the outskirts of Lima, Peru, a city of 9.75 million people, stands a shantytown called Huaycan. One of the poorest neighborhoods in the sprawling city, many who live here are immigrants from outlying areas who came seeking opportunities but have found only despair. Whether you know how to push a wheelbarrow, use a paintbrush or engage children in craft activities, there's a place for you here. Woorking in conjunction with a local Christian ministry, the focus of this trip is to build a church as a place of hope but there are many ways you can make a difference in the lives of those in