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 South Dakota (Pine Ridge Indian Reservation).
Keep an eye out for opportunities to register for upcoming trips.
Africa Mission Trip
Each year Good Shepherd sends a team to serve at Cheryl's Children's Home in Nairobi, Kenya.
Information on upcoming events & opportunities will be posted here as available.
Guatemala Mission Trips
Each year, interested individuals are invited to apply to join the mission team heading to Zacapa, Guatemala. Good Shepherd partners with Hearts in Motion (H.I.M.), an organization on the ground in Guatemala, that works to empower its volunteers to change the lives of people in poverty. Our focus is serving villages in and around Zacapa, including Pueblo Modelo, by building relationships through church and community development, while sharing the love of Christ. Specific projects will be determined based on make up and interests of the team, combined with needs identified by H.I.M.
Team meetings will begin in March and are an integral part of our team building and mission trip experience.
Questions? Contact us below.
Honduras Mission Trip
Each summer, a team from Good Shepherd travels to El Ayudante
in Comayagua, Honduras to serve. In the fall, another team from Good Shepherd travels to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to serve.
New! July 31 - August 6, 2022
Join our team serving at El Ayudante in Comayagua, Honduras this July!
Your week of serving will include:
- Installing water filters and latrines
- Helping a church build second-story classrooms
- Assist with marriage encounters for all the past couples married through El Ayudante
- Host additional marriage classes and weddings
- Assisting with VBS, school projects, and Family Night in the community along with women’s conferences and sports programs.
The trip is from July 31 to August 6 and is limited to 20 short-term missionaries. The cost will be @$1700. A $200 deposit holds their spot. The deadline to sign up is April 4.
El Ayudante’s theme for 2022 is "Walking in Step With the Spirit" based on Galatians 5:25. Our primary job is to live according to the Spirit - in perfect step with what God wants to happen. Our goal is to help individuals and communities do the same! Learn more El Ayudante here!
Join us in helping to transform lives and communities! Questions? Email Jeannine Allen
, our Missions Director.
Ready to serve? Sign-up online in Realm today!
Pine Ridge Reservation
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.
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 on the next trip, 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.
Information on upcoming events will be posted here as available.
Any questions? Email us using the button below.