Short Term Trips

Go into all the world Mark 16:15

Short-Term trips can provide incredible opportunities for you to learn, grow, experience and share the love of Jesus when you make yourself available to serve. Each year Calvary sends teams to many places around the world working alongside our ministry partners and supported missionaries to help share the hope of the Gospel in both Word and Deed. We hope you will consider joining one of our teams and see how God will work in and through you to accomplish His plans and purposes. The world is waiting!

Due to travel restrictions and limitations because of the coronavirus, short term trips through the end of 2020 have been cancelled or postponed, we will keep evaluating the situation throughout the coming months  Meanwhile, please be in prayer for our many mission partners who are also impacted by this pandemic and that an end to this virus will come soon.  

Baton Rouge, LA

Angola Prison 
Awana Lifeline • Prison Ministry
Dates: TBD
Cost: $1,400 per person 

In partnership with Malachi Men and Awana Lifeline, our Calvary team helps support Prison ministries including Hannah’s Gift (Women’s Prison) Graduation and Returning Hearts Celebration at Angola Prison.  Returning Hearts Celebration, is an event that unites children with their fathers for an unforgettable day of games, food, relationship building and Bible teaching. One day each year, these fathers can be ‘real’ parents to their kids. Children are invited to come and spend the day with their father’s, who often use the time to share with their children about Jesus.  Most importantly, they have the opportunity to reconcile with their children by asking their forgiveness and inviting them to accept Christ’s offer of salvation. This begins the healing process, breaking the power of sin and the cycle of crime. Short-term trip participants serve by coming alongside one dad and his child/children to assist throughout the day!

Bolivia

Compassion International
Child Sponsorship/Children’s Ministry
Dates: TBD
Cost: $2,550 per person 

Compassion International is a child-sponsorship organization that advocates for children committed to Jesus Christ in all that they do. Jesus is the core of their ministry and His life and teachings shape their programs, reflect the spiritual commitments of their staff, and guide how they love people, respect communities and cooperate with nations.

Calvary Community Church partnered with Compassion International in 2019 to build and plant a church in Bolivia and the primary goal of the 2020 Bolivia Missions Trip is to encourage, build relationships and serve the people of Bolivia who are involved and surrounding the new church plant. This trip will allow people to connect with the children they are sponsoring in Bolivia and allow the team members to serve through ministry to children and families.

Costa Rica

Seeds of Hope • Women & Girls Ministry 
Dates: TBD
Cost: approximately $1,600 per person

 

Seeds of Hope’s mission is to prevent human trafficking, drug addiction, alcoholism, violence, and dropping out of school. They strive to empower and educate students in high-risk communities with life skills and to motivate them to break the silence. Locally, they run clubhouses that provide after school and weekend classes in high-risk communities. The goal of these clubhouses is to give hope through Christ to children by providing preventative education, spiritual guidance, and restoration for girls ages 12–17. Our trip is going to concentrate on a Graduation celebration for the girls of this ministry and encouraging them as they are step into the next season of their lives. 

Dominican Republic

Film Project 
Dates: TBD
Cost: $1700 per person
Application Deadline: 

Since 2010, Project Mañana has partnered with others to break the cycle of poverty in the Dominican Republic.  Located in the community of Villa Gonzalez in San Pablo, each day the ministry provides education, feeds impoverished children, and each year provides the community with 41,555,250 gallons of clean water.

In honor of Project Mañana’s 10th anniversary, we are seeking a few individuals to join our team for one week in the Dominican to assist their young adults interested in film making to create a video that tells the story of Project Mañana. 

Our goal, through workshops and one-on-one coaching, is to point these young adults to the heart of our Creator as we educate, equip, and empower them to tell stories through video.

For more info click here.

 

 

Poland

 Family English Camp • Relational 
Dates: TBD
Cost: $2,500 per person

In partnership with Communitas International and a local church, we will send a team to help lead an English camp in Poland. We will spend time teaching/mentoring local people to learn conversational English along with fun team-building activities and outdoor sports. Our Calvary team will be trained in evangelism and how to lead people in learning the English language. The team will also have some time to visit Warsaw at the end of the trip.

 

Israel Trip

Israel / Palestine

Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation 
Camp • Children’s Ministry • VBS 
Dates: TBD (Young Adults)
Cost: $3,000 per person

 

Our group will be serving at a youth camp led by our ministry partner, Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation. This non-profit seeks to promote reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians as demonstrated in the life and teaching of Jesus. They endeavor to be an encouragement and advocate of reconciliation, first among Palestinian and Israeli believers, and then beyond to their respective communities. Musalaha also aims to build bridges among different segments of society according to biblical reconciliation principles. The youth camp brings children ages 12-14 together for a week of fun activities helping them grow in their relationships with God and one another. Our team serves as camp counselors and leads different activities throughout the week. This trip also includes a few day trips of touring the Holy Land.

Italy

Trip Dates: TBD
Cost: $2,700 (est.) 
Limited to 6-8 team members! 

In partnership with Communitas International, we will be serving missionary children by helping with VBS and outdoor retreat activities, in the hills of Turin, Italy.  

 
Mexico Ensenada Trip

Mexico

Mt. Zion Church Outreach

Cost: $150 adult / $85 children 18 & under 
(must be accompanied by an adult)

Calvary partners with Mt. Zion Church and Pastor Luis and Mimi Ojeda in Ensenada, Mexico to help engage their community for Christ. Mt. Zion is a light and place of refuge for many in the community of Bella Vista. Our teams help support the ministries of the church through construction projects, Vacation Bible Schools (VBS), Shoebox Christmas parties, men’s & women’s ministries, and through help with their day care and early childhood ministries. Some visits also include visiting and encouraging Casa Shekina (Kumiai Indian home), Emmanuel House (Care for terminally ill and homeless men) and supporting their local church partnerships.  These are great introductory mission trips for individuals or families!  

GCH Catherine Kids

Mexico

Catherine’s Kids/formerly Grace Children’s Home 

Cost: $135 adult / $85 children 18 & under (must be accompanied by adult)

Catherine’s Kids (formerly known as Grace Children’s Home) is a ministry and place of refuge for orphaned, neglected, or abused children just outside Tijuana, Mexico. At the end of 2019, GCH joined with Catherine’s Kids (a special needs orphanage in Rosarito, Mexico). Calvary sends teams to serve at Catherine’s Kids to first and foremost show the love of Christ to the children and be an encouragement to the staff. Weekend trips include relational time with the children in the boys and girls homes (most of whom speak English), games, crafts and pizza parties. At the special needs home, teams also have relational time with the children by playing games and spending quality time together. The teams also help with any projects that need to be completed on the property. Sponsors have the opportunity to visit their child and celebrate milestones and trips offer an opportunity for greater relational connections. Catherine’s Kids trips are a great opportunity for individuals or families wanting to take a first step into missions.

Uganda

God Cares Schools • Buyamba 
Medical Trip
Dates: TBD
Cost: $2,800 per person 

Buyamba is a non-profit organized to support the orphaned and disadvantaged children of Uganda.  Our team will visit several church partners throughout Kampala by reaching out to their communities. We will come alongside the needs of these communities by doing HIV Testing at the Secondary School and other small-scale medical stations, and visiting households to share the Gospel and pray for people. The team also spends time at God Cares Primary and High School leading chapel services, encouraging teachers and staff, and spending relational time with the students. If you sponsor a child at God Cares School, you will have the chance to meet them!

Staff contact

Lisa Cislo
Global Outreach Director 
Email: lisa.cislo@calvarywestlake.org  
Phone: 818.575.2226