Skip to content

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!

GCH Catherine Kids


Catherine’s Kids (formerly Grace Children’s Home)

Date: September 25-26, 2021
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.

Mexico Ensenada Trip


Mt. Zion Church – Shoebox trip

Date: December 16th-18th

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

Calvary partners with Mt. Zion Church and Mimi Ojeda’s family 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!  

Baton Rouge, LA

Angola Prison 
Awana Lifeline • Prison Ministry
Dates: May, 2022
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!


Children’s Ministry
Dates:  June 21-27, 2023
Cost: $1,900 per person 

Calvary is headed to Bolivia to visit our partner Derek Fowler.  Derek Fowler is the director of Ruth’s House, a loving home with a live-in guardian who helps guide young women in Christ to become spiritually, emotionally, and financially self-reliant while they pursue their educational and vocational goals. 

We are excited to have Graciela Alba Spence who directed Talita Cumi, a ministry that strives to see children and adolescents develop holistically to reach their God-given potential,  lead this trip along with her husband Todd Spence. The trip will entail running a VBS ministry while being introduced to the work God is doing at Ruth’s House and Talita Cumi in Bolivia.


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. 


 Family English Camp • Relational 
Dates: July 
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.


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

Tim Smith

Global Missions Coordinator