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Monday, October 22, 2018
Mission Trips

Short-Term Mission Trips

UALC offers mission trip opportunities through its partnerships with mission organizations. Participants are responsible for their own expenses, but will be given fundraising ideas. Contact the trip organizer for details, or email missions@ualc.org.

Click here to complete the Mission Trip Application.

Trips coming up:

Each year UALC sponsors short-term mission trips. Each trip has at least one specific focus, such as medical outreach, children's camp or construction. Upcoming trips include:
 
Caldwell, Ohio, October 1-5, 2018
Construction
Primarily skilled construction projects, with the possibility of unskilled projects and prayer and care. Handyman skilled helpful but not necessary. Teens 13 years old and older welcome with parent or responsible adult. Find out more about the trip at the Informational Cost: $290 includes all meals. Application deadline Aug. 19.
Team leaders: Mark Byram, markbyram@wowway.com; Loren Geistfeld, lorengeistfeld@gmail.com
 
Honduras, January 20-26, 2019
Medical, Construction, Vacation Bible School
No experience necessary. Eight graders through adults are welcome to apply. Approximate trip cost is $1500. Questions or to request an application, contact the trip leader. Application deadline is October 1.
Trip leader: Jen Geistfeld, jengeistfeld@gmail.com

Where We've Been:

Atlanta, GA Mission Trip for High Schoolers– July 16-25
Workcamp and Vacation Bible School Ministry
The team went backpacking in TN challenging themselves, then spent a week leading their own worksite and VBS in the city of Atlanta, sharing the good news about Jesus in a cross-cultural setting. This was a student-led trip where they learned leadership skills.
Team leader: Aaron Thompson
 
Owego, NY Mission Trip for High Schoolers – July 8-14, 2018
Work Camp
Students had opportunities to grow in faith and served families in the community building decks, painting, and getting to know the people in the community. 
Team leader: Brian Chandler
 
Caldwell, Ohio, June 6-10, 2018
Construction, Prayer and Care
Served families with construction projects, new beds along with prayer and care. Projects included building and delivering beds, installing a new shower and safety updates for a resident. Read more about the trip and the projects.
Team leaders: Mark Byram and Becky Armstrong
 
Southeast Ohio - Vinton Co., July 10–14, 2017
Construction Projects and Prayer & Care 
Served some two families with porch re-construction projects in the Vinton County area. Offered prayer and care to families we served in previous years. Read more about the trip and projects.
Trip leader: Mark Byram
 
Southeast Ohio – Caldwell, July 12–16, 2017
Light construction and Prayer & Care
Served families with a porch repair project, and other construction projects in the Caldwell area. Offered prayer and care to families we served in previous years. Read more about the trip and projects.
Trip leaders: Loren Geistfeld and Becky Armstrong
 
Honduras, January 14-21, 2017
Construction and Village Care
Served our sister church in the village of Caliche, and a nearby village, Aguas de la Reina. Focused mainly on community construction projects including building a house, pilas, multiple home repairs along with building community relations.
Team leader: Jen Geistfeld
 
Southeast Ohio - Vinton Co., September 24, 2016
Construction Day Trip
We worked on a construction projects in the Vinton Co. area. Read more about the trip project here.
Team leader: Mark Byram
 
Southeast Ohio – Caldwell, July 11-15, 2016
Light construction, Prayer and Care
We did construction work on various projects around the town of Caldwell and offered care and prayer to those in need. Read more about the trip here. Watch a video of the house dedications here.
Trip leaders: Loren Geistfeld and Becky Armstrong
 
Southeast Ohio - Vinton Co., July 25-29, 2016
Construction, Prayer and Care
We worked on construction projects in the Vinton Co. area. We also had a prayer ministry visiting people we have served in the past. Read more about the trip here. Watch a slide show of highlights from the trip here.
Team leader: Mark Byram
 
Haiti – April 16-23, 2016
Construction and Maintenance
We worked at the medical clinic and the school, Institution Univers in Ouanaminthe, Haiti,
Trip Leader: Chris Burger
 
Honduras, January 16-23, 2016
Construction, medical, community projects
Served in our sister church in Caliche, Honduras, through construction projects, meeting medical needs in the village and doing community projects.
Team Leaders: Jennifer White
 
Southeast Ohio-Vinton County, Ohio; July 27-31, 2015
Construction
We built an extensive wheelchair ramp and porch on a trailer and also visited past families to listen and pray with them. Read more about the trip here.
Team Leaders: Duane Newman and Mark Byram
 
China, July 8-23, 2015
Youth (through Chinaconnect)
Under the leadership of Chinaconnect Executive Director, Steve Ray, we traveled to China, building relationships with Chinese high school students and learning about Chinese culture and history while serving.
Team Leader: Jen Cameron
 
Southeast Ohio-Caldwell, Ohio; July 13-17, 2015
Vacation Bible School and Light Construction
Lead a VBS program for local children, worked on construction projects in the community and helped with flood relief. Read more about the trip here.
Team Leaders: Loren Geistfeld and Becky Armstrong
 
Haiti, July 12-18, 2015
Summer Camp
Lead a summer camp at Institution Univers in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Participated in worship, afternoon games and service projects.
Team Leader: Amy Masheter
 
Alaska, July 11-19, 2015
Vacation Bible School and Recreation
Returned to Quinhagak, Alaska, to share Christ through Vacation Bible School, recreation and community events. 
Team Leaders: Steve and Cathy Bruning
 
China, June 21-July 19, 2015
English as a Second Language (through Chinaconnect)
Under the leadership of Chinaconnect Executive Director, Steve Ray, we will travel to China and teach English to Chinese English teachers and students.
Team Leader: Jen Cameron
 
China, June 12-22, 2015
Orphan Care and Summer Camp
We traveled to a special needs foster home near Beijing where we split our time doing special activities with the kids that share our hearts and small service/fix-it projects around the home. 
Team Leader: Jen Cameron
 
Honduras, March 21-28, 2015
Personal Outreach, Construction and Vacation Bible School
A team of high school students and adults served the community of La Conception Church, constructing two homes, providing VBS programs, meeting with community leaders in our sister church in Caliché, and building relationships with the people in the communities.
Team Leader: David White
 
Haiti, February 21-March 1, 2015
Construction
Served at the Institution Univers School and Medical Center in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. We constructed a wind turbine, worked on building and maintenance projects, repaired medical equipment, along with many organizational projects.
Team Leader: Dean Danison
 
Honduras, January 17-24, 2015
Youth and Adult Medical and Construction
Served in Caliché, Honduras, on a medical/construction trip. We built three homes, provided a medical and dental clinic and worked on the water project with the community.
Team Leader: Bill Wulf
 
 
Mission Trips

Mission Trips

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Global Missions

Global Missions

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