Mission Trips

Mission trips at Buncombe Street UMC are designed for all ages and especially for families to travel together. The recommended minimum age for travelers is usually 12 with a parent, but often younger children are welcome. For all of our trips, we go as a learner, to build a deeper relationship with our mission partner, and to bring the love and encouragement of Jesus Christ.

2023 SUMMER MISSION TRIPS

Ecuador Mission Trip

June 9-16, 2023 

Travel to Puerto Misahualli Ecuador, a small town on the edge of the Amazon jungle to work with our mission partner Jungle Kids for Christ. The focus of this trip is working at a local Christian school with the students in the classroom, running an afternoon basketball clinic, and helping with campus construction. You will also get a chance to do a VBS program for a community deeper in the jungle! Learn more about Jungle Kids for Christ.

Trip Information
    • Tentative dates June 9-16, 2023.
    • Cost is $1700.00 and includes airfare, lodging, transportation, meals, travel insurance, and a tourism day.
    • Refundable deposit of $150.00 required to register. 50% payment due January 15 with balance due April 15.
    • Minimum age of 12 with parent traveling.

REGISTER HERE

To Prepare

Monthly trip planning and educational meetings will begin in January 2023. Attendance is important for team bonding and preparation for the trip. Day and time of meetings will be determined by group.

Detailed information will be covered at the first trip meeting but please contact Elizabeth Edge or Mignon Fowler with questions or concerns.


Costa Rica Mission Trip

July 15-22, 2023

A trip to Faithful Servant Missions centers on work with the families and children of Nicaraguan refugees and immigrants. Your time will focus on building relationships through VBS, sports clinics, and youth programs. Home visits are a special treat as they allow participants to get to know a community member well. This is great trip for first time mission travelers! Learn more about Faithful Servant Missions.

Trip Information
    • Trip dates are July 15-22, 2023.
    • Cost is $1500 per person and includes airfare, lodging, transportation, meals, travel insurance, and a tourism day.
    • Refundable deposit of $100.00 required to register. 50% payment due January 15 with balance due May 15.
    • Minimum age of 12 with parent traveling.

REGISTER HERE

To Prepare

Monthly trip planning and educational meetings will begin in January 2023. Attendance is important for team bonding and preparation for the trip. Day and time of meetings will be determined by group.

Detailed information will be covered at the first trip meeting but please contact Betsy McCart or Mignon Fowler with questions or concerns.


Tanzania Vision Trip

July 17-27, 2023 (Tentative)

A Zoe trip is not about going and doing something. It’s about learning and building relationship. You will visit with and learn from young people who are engaged in each stage of the Zoe Empowers program. You will see and experience how the Zoe Empowers model is changing lives socially, economically, and spiritually. This trip includes a 2 day safari experience. Costs are estimated and may go down based on in country travel. Learn more about Zoe Empowers.

Trip Information
    • Tentative dates July 17-27, 2023.
    • Estimated trip cost $3600.00 includes airfare, lodging, most meals, travel insurance, and 2 day safari.
    • Refundable deposit of $250.00 required to register. 50% payment due January 15 with balance due May 1.
    • Minimum age of 12 with parent traveling.

REGISTER HERE

To Prepare

Monthly trip planning and educational meetings will begin in Spring of 2023. Attendance is important for team bonding and preparation for the trip. Day and time of meetings will be determined by group.

Detailed information will be covered at the first trip meeting but please contact Jessie Ninestein or Mignon Fowler with questions or concerns.

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