On the Road: 2016 Short Term Mission Trips

In Acts 1:8 Jesus said, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” Third Church is offering some unique opportunities to see how God is working around the world and build relationships with others of different cultures. Join us this year as we follow Jesus into the world to help change lives and be changed ourselves.

Mission Contacts: Staff Liaison: Rev Ed Satterfield & Elder Liaison: Tom Widmer

Third Team Haiti 2016: Port-au-Prince


Trip dates: July 16 - 23
Deadline: March 20
Contact: Billy and Jen Martin

A multi-generational team serving Mission Partner Haiti Outreach Ministries with three projects: home construction, medical assistance and a vacation bible school.  Children and adults are welcome age 14 and up, no skills needed for construction and bible school but medical professionals are needed.



El Salvador 2016

Trip Dates: June 18 - 25
Deadline: April 15
Contact: Tom Barila or 282-4645x117
College-age and up; limit 14 persons

Join our team that will work alongside Mission Partner Sports Outreach Institute (SOI) staff Humberto Alférez serving the community through English language training, micro-business support, engagement at local schools, and ministry at an orphanage.  At the core of every ministry project is the goal of discipleship and sharing the love of God.  Basic Spanish-skills are helpful but not required. 

Bismarck, North Dakota 2016

Trip Dates: August 6 - 13 (tentative)
Contact: Fred Whitten
Family-Friendly trip

Assisting in some construction and a one week Young Life style summer camp for middle and high school Native Americans at Standing Rock Reservation.  We will be involved with a range of activities including recreation, music, shepherding students, cooking, cleaning and light maintenance.  

High School Mexico Trip 2016

Trip dates: July 3-9    
Deadline: December 2015
Contact: Rick Hutton 

A student ministry trip for rising sophomores through graduating senior High School students to Mexico with Amor Ministries with the overall aim for a transformational experience that manifest the justice, kindness, and humility of Jesus Christ.  The team will build a home for a family that will be connected to a local congregation.

Past Trips:

El Salvador 2014: An 11-member team co-led by Tom Barila and Ben Behrendt came along-side our mission partner, Sports Outreach Institute and its El Salvador indigenous leader, Humberto Alferez Marenco, centering around sports ministry, feeding programs, medical support, entrepreneurial training, vocational and public health training, and E.S.L. classes.

Haiti 2015: 39 friends headed from RVA to Port-au-Prince and Haiti Outreach Ministries.  Before, during, and after our trip, they posted updates here.