Good Shepherd hosts several national and international short-term mission trips each year. Our work includes healthcare, construction and repairs (homes, orphanages, churches), educational programs, VBS programs, leadership training and clean water initiatives. Places we’ve served include Guatemala, Honduras, Central America, Haiti, Africa, and North Dakota (Pine Ridge Indian Reservation).
Keep an eye out for opportunities to register for upcoming trips.
Guatemala Mission Trips Accepting Applications
July 5-12, 2018
Cost: $1,150 + airfare
All adults and mature high school students are invited apply to join the mission trip team headed to Zacapa, Guatemala. Good Shepherd partners with Hearts in Motion (H.I.M.) an organization on the ground in Guatemala. Our focus is serving villages, including Pueblo Modelo, building relationships through church and community development.
Pine Ridge Reservation Registration Open
Every summer a passionate group from Good Shepherd caravans to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to work on various projects to help improve the lives of the Lakota people. Through our partnership with the relief organization Re-Member (re-member.org) we “skirt” trailers to improve heat and cooling, stain and sand wood, and make simple outhouses and bunk beds. Delivering the beds with new sheets, pillows, comforters and books for children is a highlight of the experience.
But volunteers do more than work. There is an equal opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the Lakota people. Through tours and presentations by Oglala Lakota people an understanding and appreciation for life on the reservation is gained.
Good Shepherd joins committed volunteers from throughout the U.S. during this life-changing week of service. We sleep dorm style in bunk beds and dine together to share stories and experiences.
June 16 - 22, 2018
Cost: $549 (not including travel/hotel costs there and back)
Eligibility: Anyone age 12 or over is eligible. Volunteers under age 18 need to be accompanied by an adult.
If you are interested in joining us, contact the leader using the link below.
Want to support the Oglala Lakota people but can’t travel with us? Here are other ways to be a part of this mission:
- Attend the annual July Baseball for Bunk Beds event.
- Donate during Gifts From the Heart at Christmas-time. Look for the decorated dream catchers.
- Watch for special collection opportunities just prior to the scheduled trip.