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TO PARTICIPATE IN A MISSION TRIP
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TAKE A TRIP

Experience the power of genuine partnership!

Journey with us to experience the power of genuine partnership and learn more about our ongoing projects! You will be involved in hands-on volunteer work & have the opportunity to learn about the history, culture, and traditions of the community you visit.

A mission trip is a transformative learning experience and unique opportunity for one to also build relationships. We have individuals of all ages and walks of life become involved in OC Ministries through mission trips. Upon their return, trip participants often maintain contact and get together at fundraising events and casual potluck dinners. 

Mission Trip Details

Most trips are about two weeks long.  A Jamaican trip costs around $1,500. Trips to Liberia and Sierra Leone cost around $3,500. This covers air travel, in-country expenses, and insurance. Financial aid is available; partial scholarships through the MN Annual Conference can be provided to help off-set these expenses.

 

Housing, food, transportation, and work assignments are arranged through each local village. Each team has an experienced leader and a nurse. Medical teams generally have one doctor, two nurses, and several other members.

Take a look below for upcoming trip dates for the coming year!

January 28th – February 10th (FULL)

Browns Town | Variety of Functional Projects

 

February 7th – 15th (FULL)

Browns Town | Jericho Vision Clinic 1.0

February 15th – 23rd (FULL)

Browns Town | Jericho Vision Clinic 2.0

February 25th – March 5th (CANCELLED) 

Browns Town | Adult Missions Work, Classroom Construction

March 7th – 14th (OPEN)

Browns Town | Miscellaneous Construction with University of Minnesota students

July 21st – 30th (FULL)

Browns Town | Adult Missions Work

Light Construction and Repair of Churches, Schools, and Clinics

JAMAICA

Postponed

Trips to Haiti typically happen in the summer. However, due to continued political unrest, unpredictability and violence we do not have a trip scheduled for 2020 at this time.

HAITI

March 23rd - April 4th

Baiwalla | Working with Community Partner Rev. Judith Banya on Various Secondary School Projects

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SIERRA LEONE

COUNTRY DIRECTOR TRIP

March 3rd – March 18th

Meeting with Liberia's UMC Bishop to determine future projects for 2020-2021.

LIBERIA

To-Do & Packing List!

  • First aid kit (OC Ministries will have extras available)

  • Personal medications

    • Antacid/ Anti-diarrheal

    • Motion sickness relief

    • Prescription medications

    • Pain/ fever medications

  • Clothing that covers most skin (more for insect and sun safety than local norms)

  • Sunscreen that will not work against insect repellent

  • Alcohol based hand sanitizer

  • Sleeping bag (may not be necessary, depending on season, but we recommend a light blanket or sheet)

  • Work boots and/or sandals (ex: keens, tevas, chocos)

  • Flashlight

  • Outlet adapter as needed to charge electronics

  • Personal snacks

  • Visa: Wait for instructions from your trip leader!

  • Cash: $100 bills (USD): ATMs are available, but limited and unreliable; credit cards and debit cards will be of little use

  • Vaccines & Immunizations: Refer to the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for the most current information about infectious disease prevalence. Your trip leader will clarify necessary vaccines with you​ before your trip

  • Travel insurance that includes evacuation

  • Insect repellent spray for clothes, mosquito net; long lasting lotion for exposed skin

  • Oral re-hydration salts

  • Peace of mind! If you have any questions or concerns along the way, we are here to answer them

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