Short-Term Missions

Short Term Missions Opportunities
Would you pray about joining one of these ministry teams? Is God stirring your heart by giving you a desire to be used by Him in new ways? Being part of a ministry team is hard work and will take you out of your comfort zone, but it will increase your faith and enlarge your perspective of what God is doing in the world. Review the information below and pray about which opportunity God is putting on your heart. If you have any questions contact Sam Brenize.

Mission Opportunities
Summer 2018

Nicaragua / April 6 – 21
Contact: Ian Campbell
Who can apply: Civil engineers and carpenters.
Trip info: West Shore is working with the Collaboratory at Messiah College on a project sponsored by Friends in Action International in Nicaragua to build a concrete box culvert foot bridge for an indigenous people group. The team will help with Phase I, excavation and foundation laying.
Project cost: $1400 for one week, $1800 for both weeks


Mechanicsburg AROMA Sports Camp / June 18-22
Contact: Aaron Faro
Who can apply: Students currently in grades 9-12.
More Info: Help Messiah athletes teach 7-13 year-olds about a relationship with Jesus in a sports day camp format.
Projected Cost: None


Dominican Republic / June 28- July 6
Contact: Terry Allison
Who can apply: Students currently in grades 7-12 who have previously gone on an Awesome Adventure mission trip. Applications due by 12/17.
Trip Info: Ministry in partnership with select churches to provide a VBS-type program to primarily elementary age children in their communities.
Projected Cost: TBD


Jordan / June 30 – July 14
Contact: Erik Lindquist
Who can apply: All adults
Trip Info: West Shore Free will be sending a ministry team to serve Syrian refugees in partnership with the Arabic-speaking Mafraq Alliance Church in northern Jordan.
Project Cost: TBD, approximately $2700


Mechanicsburg Special Needs Serve / July 21-27
Contact: Dave Zimmerman
Who can apply: Peer mentors must be at least 16 years of age (but additional roles are available for younger students who wish to serve!)
More Info: Serve special needs participants from around North America (and our area) as peer mentors and to support work projects, meals, etc.
Project Cost: None


Honduras / July 27-Aug 4
Contact: Tim Ryan
Who can apply: Students currently in grades 7-12 (and their parents or LifeGroup leaders.) Applications due by Dec 17!
Trip Info: Ministry to K-9th students in a Compassion church project and several public schools through a VBS-type program.
Projected Cost: $1600


Alaska​ / Week 1: Aug 4-11 (and/or) Week 2: Aug 11-18
Contact: Sam Brenize
Trip Info: Fifty miles north of Fairbanks, our team will build second small cabin for the camp cook, replace windows in the lodge and work on other improvements for Globe Creek Camp. This year, we invite fathers and their sons, grandfathers and grandsons to join the team as a special serving experience.  Students must be entering high school to attend. Questions? Attend the informational meeting Sunday, March 11 @ 12:30 p.m. Room 132.
Projected Cost: $1600 for one week and $1800 for two weeks


US Hurricane Relief
Contact: Sam Brenize
Trip Info: More info will be coming soon about opportunities to help people in the United States affected by recent disasters.
Projected Cost: $425