Apply by March 22 for J-Term 2022 trips. Priority will be given to early applicants. All dates are flexible and subject to change.
December 28-January 18. 8+ students.
Students will spend one week trekking through the Amazon rainforest, and will have opportunities to form relationships with the people, share truth through storying, and demonstrate the love of Jesus. The next week will be spent in an urban area partnering with local believers who are reaching out to disadvantaged communities within the city. This is a very physically demanding trip with the potential of being far removed from modern society (i.e. hospitals, electricity, clean water), but it is one of the most rewarding trips you can ever experience!
January 5-21. Team of 6-12 students.
As tens of thousands seek a new future in Europe, will you give some time to bring hope and healing to transient, vulnerable refugees? Work alongside a range of ministries including refugee care, sports ministry, clothing programs, feeding initiatives, mentoring projects and an international coffee house. Students with a range of giftedness and experience are needed on this team.
January 2-21. Team of 8-10 students
As tens of thousands seek a new future in Europe, will you give some time to bring hope and healing to transient, vulnerable refugees? Work on the island of Lesbos in a refugee camp serving in a variety of capacities including refugee care, feeding programs, and a women's center. Students with a range of giftedness and experience are needed on this team.
January 3-18. Team of 6-8 students.
Activities include: welcoming arriving international students, participating in island tour activities with internationals, befriending students and being a Christian witness, and cleaning and maintenance of the International Baptist Centre. Participants will also have opportunities to increase their cross-cultural ministry experience, participate in a cultural awareness seminar, visit a Mormon Temple and other religious sites, eat food from different countries, and interview international students.
January 3-21. Team of 4-7 students.
This team was designed for Nursing majors. Team members will have the opportunity to work in a patient facility, a children's home, and in-home care. Opportunities to serve in the various departments include: clinical, caregiving, cleaning, and kitchen, among others. This trip will include a hospice aspect. All volunteers will be encouraged to participate in home visits with the Tumaini na Afya (meaning “hope and health” in Swahili) outreach team. Visiting the sick and/or orphans and vulnerable children in their homes will be a life-transforming experience. The Kenyan culture is very relational and much time may be spent sitting in a hut, drinking chai, sharing life, and praying together. All applicants must be upper-classmen and be approved by the team mentor, Professor Smith.
January 3-21. Team of 3-8 students.
Make an impact in young people's lives this January by serving in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico! Students will serve alongside elementary school teachers at a local Christian school and mentor youth at a high school. Students will also participate in relational evangelism and minister in rural Mayan villages to children and youth. With 85% of Yucatan professing to be Catholic, come spread the truth of Jesus and encourage local believers in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities of Mexico.
January 2-21. Team of 6 students.
This team's primary focus is reaching Himalayan Buddhist People. Team members must be extremely fit, relational, self-motivated, EV and prayer-minded, and able to share the truth and disciple those who already know. Trekking to remote villages may be a part of this trip and therefore applicants MUST be extremely physically fit or willing to get extremely fit to participate in this trip.
January 2-23. Team of 4-6 students.
Students will assist local workers in building new relationships and deepening existing relationships with a difficult-to-engage population, particularly among the younger generations. This trip will focus more on 'living life' with people than doing specific ministry activities; however, the trip will likely include vast amounts of prayer and teaching English. Learning about Muslim culture and sharing about our culture will be a huge platform for building relationships. If the team has people with some sort of sports background, that might also be used as a platform for ministry.
January 2-23. Team of 4-8 students.
This team will work with refugees from other African nations living in refugee camps in Uganda. This team will perform a variety of tasks. Because of the nature of the work, we have been asked to be very selective in who we place on this team. Team members need to be mature in their faith as well as mature emotionally. Team members need to have a servant's heart and a teachable spirit.