UALC
Sunday, June 25, 2017
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 e-mail missions@ualc.org.
 

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. Upcoming trips: 

Southeast Ohio - Vinton Co., July 10–14, 2017
Construction Projects and Prayer & Care  
Handyman skills very helpful, but all skill levels welcome. Teens welcome, age 13 and up, with a responsible adult. Cost is $230. Application deadline was April 23. For more information contact Becky Armstrong, barmstrong3911@gmail.com.
Trip leader: Mark Byram, markbyram@wowway.com. Contact  Becky Armstrong, barmstrong3911@gmail.com for more information.
 
Southeast Ohio – Caldwell, July 12–16, 2017
Light construction and Prayer & Care
Handyman skills helpful, but all welcome. Teens welcome, age 13 and up, with a parent or responsible adult. Two housing options: HARP facility: $150; Best Western shared room: $290. Application deadline was April 23.
Trip leaders: Loren Geistfeld and Becky Armstrong. For more information contact Becky Armstrong, barmstrong3911@gmail.com
 
To see how to be part of the "home team," click here.
 

Where We've Been:

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
 
Southeast Ohio - Vinton Co., September 24, 2016
Construction Day Trip
We worked on a construction projects in the Vinton Co. area. Read more about the trip project here.
Team leader: Mark Byram
 
Southeast Ohio – Caldwell, July 11-15, 2016
Light construction, Prayer and Care
We did construction work on various projects around the town of Caldwell and offered care and prayer to those in need. Read more about the trip here. Watch a video of the house dedications here.
Trip leaders: Loren Geistfeld and Becky Armstrong
 
Southeast Ohio - Vinton Co., July 25-29, 2016
Construction, Prayer and Care
We worked on construction projects in the Vinton Co. area. We also had a prayer ministry visiting people we have served in the past. Read more about the trip here. Watch a slide show of highlights from the trip here.
Team leader: Mark Byram
 
Haiti – April 16-23, 2016
Construction and Maintenance
We worked at the medical clinic and the school, Institution Univers in Ouanaminthe, Haiti,
Trip Leader: Chris Burger
 
Honduras, January 16-23, 2016
Construction, medical, community projects
Served in our sister church in Caliche, Honduras, through construction projects, meeting medical needs in the village and doing community projects.
Team Leaders: Jennifer White
 
Southeast Ohio-Vinton County, Ohio; July 27-31, 2015
Construction
We built an extensive wheelchair ramp and porch on a trailer and also visited past families to listen and pray with them. Read more about the trip here.
Team Leaders: Duane Newman and Mark Byram
 
China, July 8-23, 2015
Youth (through Chinaconnect)
Under the leadership of Chinaconnect Executive Director, Steve Ray, we traveled to China, building relationships with Chinese high school students and learning about Chinese culture and history while serving.
Team Leader: Jen Cameron
 
Southeast Ohio-Caldwell, Ohio; July 13-17, 2015
Vacation Bible School and Light Construction
Lead a VBS program for local children, worked on construction projects in the community and helped with flood relief. Read more about the trip here.
Team Leaders: Loren Geistfeld and Becky Armstrong
 
Haiti, July 12-18, 2015
Summer Camp
Lead a summer camp at Institution Univers in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Participated in worship, afternoon games and service projects.
Team Leader: Amy Masheter
 
Alaska, July 11-19, 2015
Vacation Bible School and Recreation
Returned to Quinhagak, Alaska, to share Christ through Vacation Bible School, recreation and community events. 
Team Leaders: Steve and Cathy Bruning
 
China, June 21-July 19, 2015
English as a Second Language (through Chinaconnect)
Under the leadership of Chinaconnect Executive Director, Steve Ray, we will travel to China and teach English to Chinese English teachers and students.
Team Leader: Jen Cameron
 
China, June 12-22, 2015
Orphan Care and Summer Camp
We traveled to a special needs foster home near Beijing where we split our time doing special activities with the kids that share our hearts and small service/fix-it projects around the home. 
Team Leader: Jen Cameron
 
Honduras, March 21-28, 2015
Personal Outreach, Construction and Vacation Bible School
A team of high school students and adults served the community of La Conception Church, constructing two homes, providing VBS programs, meeting with community leaders in our sister church in Caliché, and building relationships with the people in the communities.
Team Leader: David White
 
Haiti, February 21-March 1, 2015
Construction
Served at the Institution Univers School and Medical Center in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. We constructed a wind turbine, worked on building and maintenance projects, repaired medical equipment, along with many organizational projects.
Team Leader: Dean Danison
 
Honduras, January 17-24, 2015
Youth and Adult Medical and Construction
Served in Caliché, Honduras, on a medical/construction trip. We built three homes, provided a medical and dental clinic and worked on the water project with the community.
Team Leader: Bill Wulf
 
Southeast Ohio, July 21-25, 2014
Construction/Vacation Bible School
Served families in Southeast Ohio through various skilled and unskilled projects and a Vacation Bible School for children. Read more about the mission trip. Watch this entertaining video of last summer's trip.
Team Leaders: Becky Armstrong, Loren Geistfeld
 
Haiti, July 5-13, 2014
Summer Camp
Served a week in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. We learned about cross-cultural ministry, planned and lead three hundred 1st-12th grade students in a week of Vacation Bible School.
Team leaders: Maddie English, Michele Benson
 
Honduras, June 28 -July 5, 2014
Youth and Adult Construction Mission Trip
Served our sister church in Caliche, Honduras while working on water and other construction projects.
Team leaders: Mary Scurria, Mark A. Voltmann
 
China, June 12-23, 2014
Children's Ministry
Served in an orphanage for children with special needs. Including running Vacation Bible School activities, teaching English and completing small maintenance projects.
Team leader: Jennifer Cameron
 
Haiti, February 22-28, 2014
Immersion Trip
We learned about the Haitian people, culture, community and witnessed what's being accomplished in the projects supported by donations.
Team leaders: Bill and Judy Gibeaut
 
Haiti, February 15-22, 2014
Construction
Served at the Institution Univers School and Medical Center in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. 
Team leader: Dean Danison
 
Honduras, January 18-25, 2014
Village Care, Medical and Construction
Served in our sister church in Caliche, Honduras. Visited church members, provided a health fair, worked on basic construction of houses and provided other village maintenance. 
Team leaders: Jennifer White, Bill Wulf
Mission Trips

Mission Trips

Find out how you can participate nearby or across the globe. Or join the home team. Pray for safe travel, offer support and correspond with missionaries. 

 

Domestic Missions

Domestic Missions

Sometimes the mission field is right in our backyard.

 

Global Missions

Global Missions

We all are bridge builders, called to cross boundaries for the sake of God's Kingdom. 

 

Student Missions

Student Missions

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