2018 Missions Trips


TAJIKISTAN

TRIP DATES: March 20-29, 2018

TRIP COST: $2400

TRIP COORDINATOR: Pastor Alyssa

TRIP SIZE: 5 

TRIP AGE: 18+

TRIP FOCUS: Vision Trip


MINISTRY: Because Tajikistan is largely a Muslim nation, our ministry in the country will look non-traditional and be relationally focused. Our goal is to deepen our partnership with local missionaries as they minister in the country long-term. They have found an entry point into many villages through agricultural projects. A large portion of this trip will include visiting these villages and establishing relationships with the farmers andasking how we can take part in these agricultural projects. We also believe that things happen when we pray that wouldn't happen if we don't, and so portions of the trip will be spent in intercession and prayer for breakthrough. Depending on the skills of the team members, there may be other opportunities for other ministry such as teaching English, sewing, or leading a health awareness camp.


EPIK YTH MISSION TRIP - INDIA

TRIP DATES: March 22-March 31, 2018

ESTIMATED COST: $2000-2500

TRIP LEADER: Gary Crowe

For trip details and more information contact: Pastor Aaron


MINISTRY: Compassion ministry on the streets, at the TB hospital and in the slums of India. The team will do blanket distributions, visit the sick, host a medical camp and minister in the homes of church members to encourage the work God is doing.


MEXICO

TRIP DATES: April 27-May 4, 2018

TRIP COST: $1495

TRIP LEADER: Teresa Larsen

TRIP COORDINATOR: Pastor Alyssa

TRIP SIZE: up to 12

TRIP AGE: 6+ (Parents must accompany children under 16)

TRIP FOCUS: Children's Ministry & Evangelism


MINISTRY: Countries all over the world celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day, but Mexico has what is called: El Dia del Ninos--Children's Day. On April 30th, children all over Mexico will be celebrated. As part of the ministry, this team will put on a celebration of children at the Sheepfold Church and Feed My Sheep School. Depending on the abilities/passions of team members other opportunities are: evangelism at a nearby town, work projects at the school, teaching English or computer skills to Sheepfold students and leading devotional times for the kids.


PERU

TRIP DATES: June 2018

TRIP COST: $1700

TRIP LEADER: Nick Castiglione

TRIP COORDINATOR: Pastor Alyssa

TRIP AGE: 18+

TRIP FOCUS: Building a Church


MINISTRY: Looking for adventure with purpose? This is the trip for you! Join Nick and Pastor Jorge as they travel down the Maranon River and through the Jungles of Peru to build a church where one does not exist. This team will join local believers in building their house of worship. Through our Kingdom Projects giving, the church will raise $3500 to provide the materials for the church. There may also be opportunity to train these believers and others from nearby villages to lead worship through a workshop. Because of the physical demands of the trip, it's important you are in good physical shape for this trip.


EPIK YTH MISSION TRIP - EGYPT

TRIP DATES: June 11-19, 2018

TRIP COST: TBD

TRIP LEADER: Pastor Aaron Rhodes

TRIP AGE: High School Students and Young Adults

For trip details and more information contact: pastoraaron@willmarag.org.


EPIK YTH MISSION TRIP - MILWAUKEE

TRIP DATES: June 24-30, 2018

TRIP COST: $400-$450

TRIP LEADER: Pastor Josh Martin

TRIP AGE: Middle School Students (completed 6th-8th grade)

For trip details and more information contact: pastorjosh@willmarag.org.


MINISTRY: Students will partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in the community by serving at food shelves, clothing distribution centers, soup kitchens, children's programs or elder care facilities.



MINNEAPOLIS - TREE TOP KIDS

DATES: August 12-16, 2018

TRIP COST: $150

TRIP LEADER: Pastor Ben Markwardt

TRIP COORDINATOR: Pastor Alyssa

TRIP SIZE: 30

TRIP FOCUS: Kids Outreach and Work Projects


MINISTRY: If you have been looking for a mission opportunity but are not ready to leave the country or are looking for ways to serve as a family, this might be the trip for you. This team will be taking our VBS on the road as we join Tony & Jill Gazelle in their ministry called Tree Top Kids. Tree Top Kids serves children, youth and families in at-risk communities. They have made their home in the highest concentration of mobile home communities in the state of Minnesota. Their mission to to help kids grow in 4 key areas of life: physical, mental, spiritual, and social. One of the ways they accomplish their mission is through the Tree Top Farm. This is where we will be doing our ministry. Each team member will have an opportunity for ministry or service: you can help with skits, crafts, or games for VBS, help care for animals on the farm, or take part in completing a construction project on the farm.


INDIA

TRIP DATES: November 2018

TRIP COST: $2000

TRIP LEADER: Gary Crowe

TRIP COORDINATOR: Pastor Alyssa

TRIP SIZE: 8

TRIP AGE: 16+

TRIP FOCUS: Compassion Ministry


MINISTRY: This team will have many opportunities to minister to the needs of families living on the streets or in the slums of India. We will set up medical camps in the slums, do blanket distributions, visit church families and pray for their needs, and minister on Sunday morning. This trip will expand your heart for the lost and grow your passion for missions as we partner with a local Indian church.