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Short Term Missions Trip

At Providence, Jesus is the Focus.

Because of the transforming work of Jesus Christ and his power to redeem, the Holy Spirit may lead you to pursue a short term mission trip. This is a phenomenal step, but one that should not be done alone. A missions calling, whether short term or long term, is done in the community of the local church. 

We believe disciples are made, not born, therefore the Missions Oversight Team seeks to disciple and guide people interested in missions. 

Please reach out to the Missions Oversight Team by emailing Jordan@providencewc.org for more information on missions trips in general, including short term missions and internship possibilities, as well as applying to Providence Church for support.

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In 2023 Providence Church will be hosting two short term missions trips. 

Puebla, Mexico - a joint trip with Providence Church, Coatesville Lead by Nora Fogg and Bob VanArsedale

  • July 22nd-29th, 2023

  • Informational meetings after each service - January 15

  • applications due - March 5

  • 4-5 informational meetings

  • Estimate of $1500

We are going to Mexico to serve with Tom and Sandy Basile in two important ways.  First, we are looking for people to create and help run a fun, vacation Bible school-like program for 40 plus orphans at a water park.  We will be camping at the park and spending time loving, listening, and playing with the kids.  The second project is to help Tom with a construction project.  All skills and skill levels would be appreciated and used.  This trip will be a great fit to learn about a different culture and missions with a parent.  It would be also be a good trip for those with plumbing, electrical, or construction skills. 

Neema, Kitale, Kenya - Lead by Gaëlle Beltran-Grémaud and Sue Kelly

  • June trip

  • 8 meetings before the trip, 2 meetings after

  • $2800 estimated budget

Small team (8 individuals max) to have a meaningful experience.  Learn from the students about their journey prior to Neema and how Neema is transforming their lives and their family Lead Bible studies and be led in study by the students during morning devotionals. Engage with students and their children through playing games and small group activities. Leverage the different gifts and talents of team members to make the trip unique

Our real desire is for visitors to engage with Neema in the long-term, not just during the Neema visit. While at Neema visitors will learn from the students about their journey prior to Neema and how Neema is transforming their lives and their family. They will engage with the students through Bible studies and games and share their different gifts and talents to  make the trip unique. 

We will be meeting together as a team approximately 8 times before our time in Kenya to learn in-depth about how to engage in healthy poverty alleviation both abroad and at home and twice post trip.