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
The next mission trip to Cheryl's Children's Home in Nairobi, Kenyais planned for February 2020.
Contact Catherine for more information:
Guatemala Mission Trips Accepting Applications
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.
The next mission trip is May 23 - May 30, 2020. Trip cost is $1,200, plus $485 for roundtrip airfare-- $1685 in total. Space and number of airline tickets are limited. Apply now and make your $250 deposit to secure your spot! Applications are first come, first served, with initial airfare deposit securing your spot and due by February 1, 2020 at the latest. Airfare must be paid in full by April 1, 2020, with balance due for mission trip paid in full by May 15, 2020.
Team meetings will begin in March and are an integral part of our team building and mission trip experience.
Mission Trip Info Meeting
November 24, 10:30am
Join us as Sue Halford and past
participants share information regarding their week serving in Zacapa, Guatemala and what you might expect on the next trip. No special skills needed-- just a willingness to learn and serve.
Questions? Contact us below.
Honduras Mission Trip July 27-August 3, 2019
Each summer, a team from Good Shepherd travels to El Ayudante in Comayagua, Honduras to serve.
If interested in our 2020 trip, contact us below!
Pine Ridge Reservation Upcoming Info Meeting
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.
Pine Ridge Informational Meeting
November 3, 11am
Please plan on meeting with Ed Newhard and Susan Faber in the couch area outside of the Sanctuary. They will be sharing information regarding the week spent with the Lakota people. No special skills are needed- just a willingness to learn and serve. Anyone high school age or older are welcome. This next year's trip is scheduled for June 19-27, 2020.
Any questions? Email us using the button below.