Sunday, March 29, 2020
Mission Trips

Short-Term Mission Trips

UALC offers mission trip opportunities through its partnerships with mission organizations. Participants are responsible for their own expenses, but will be given fundraising ideas. Contact the trip organizer for details, or email Missions.

Click here to complete the Mission Trip Application.

Trips coming up:

Each year UALC sponsors short-term mission trips. Each trip has at least one specific focus, such as medical outreach, children's camp or construction.

Caldwell, Ohio, June 3-6, 2020
Construction, bed-building, and prayer and care.
Join a short-term mission trip partnering with HARP (Helping Appalachian Rural People) Mission. Trip will include construction, bed-building, and prayer and care along with possible children's activities. Construction skills helpful, but not necessary. Teens 13 and older welcome with a responsible adult. Application deadline is Sunday, April 19.
Questions? Contact email: Becky Armstrong

Where We've Been:

Honduras, February 15-22, 2020
A UALC team helped with construction projects, led a hygiene clinic along with a Vacation Bible School program.
Team leader: Jen Geistfeld
Gambella, Ethiopia, January 15-25, 2020
A UALC Medical Mission Team went to work with the Lutheran Church of South Sudan (LCSS) in Gambella, Ethiopia. Due to an ongoing conflict within South Sudan, the LCSS is a church in exile, serving many refugees in several countries. The team delivered health services to these war-torn refugees.
Team leaders: Mark Locher and Donna Locher
Caldwell, Ohio, June 5-8, 2019
Construction, Prayer and Care, and Bed Building
Team leader: Becky Armstrong
Honduras, January 20-26, 2019
Medical, Construction, Vacation Bible School
Served our sister churches in the village of Caliche, and Aguas de la Reina. Poured concrete floors, did demo work on a school and children's ministry in the villages.
Trip leader: Jen Geistfeld
Caldwell, Ohio, October 1-5, 2018
Worked on construction projects for local families.
Team leaders: Mark Byram and Loren Geistfeld
Atlanta, GA Mission Trip for High Schoolers– July 16-25
Workcamp and Vacation Bible School Ministry
The team went backpacking in TN challenging themselves, then spent a week leading their own worksite and VBS in the city of Atlanta, sharing the good news about Jesus in a cross-cultural setting. This was a student-led trip where they learned leadership skills.
Team leader: Aaron Thompson
Owego, NY Mission Trip for High Schoolers – July 8-14, 2018
Work Camp
Students had opportunities to grow in faith and served families in the community building decks, painting, and getting to know the people in the community. 
Team leader: Brian Chandler
Caldwell, Ohio, June 6-10, 2018
Construction, Prayer and Care
Served families with construction projects, new beds along with prayer and care. Projects included building and delivering beds, installing a new shower and safety updates for a resident. Read more about the trip and the projects.
Team leaders: Mark Byram and Becky Armstrong
Southeast Ohio - Vinton Co., July 10–14, 2017
Construction Projects and Prayer & Care 
Served some two families with porch re-construction projects in the Vinton County area. Offered prayer and care to families we served in previous years. Read more about the trip and projects.
Trip leader: Mark Byram
Southeast Ohio – Caldwell, July 12–16, 2017
Light construction and Prayer & Care
Served families with a porch repair project, and other construction projects in the Caldwell area. Offered prayer and care to families we served in previous years. Read more about the trip and projects.
Trip leaders: Loren Geistfeld and Becky Armstrong
Honduras, January 14-21, 2017
Construction and Village Care
Served our sister church in the village of Caliche, and a nearby village, Aguas de la Reina. Focused mainly on community construction projects including building a house, pilas, multiple home repairs along with building community relations.
Team leader: Jen Geistfeld
Mission Trips

Mission Trips

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