Mission
Trips

Serve the World

In order to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in the world, HP Pres members of all ages are committed to cross-cultural ministry through short-term mission trips.

Alaska

Alaska

July 24–Aug. 2, 2020
Ages 12+ – $2,400

Leaders: Kyle and David Hunt

Join us for our second trip to serve alongside our sister ECO church in the small island community of Kake, Alaska. With a population of only 500, Kake is isolated and in recent years has suffered from an extreme economic downturn. Our ECO family at Kake Memorial Pres has invited us to come and bring the light of Christ. We will be helping with VBS for the children of the island, spending evenings engaging in fun activities with the local community, and encouraging the members of Kake Memorial. Children 12+ are welcome to join this trip with their parents.

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Atlanta: Genesis Choir Trip

Atlanta: Genesis Choir Trip

June 2–7, 2020
Genesis Choir Members – $850

Leader: Gay Munselle

Genesis will travel to Atlanta, Georgia this summer. The choir will share songs of faith in churches and retirement homes. In addition to singing, Genesis Choir seeks to make a transformational impact in Atlanta by volunteering with local agencies that work with the disadvantaged and homeless population. Bible study is also an integral part of this trip.

Register for Atlanta: Genesis Choir Trip

Cuba: Ciego de Avila

Cuba: Ciego de Avila

Feb. 8–15, 2020
Ages 18+ – $2,500

Leaders: Vic Bloede, Reid Slaughter, and Carl Weinkauf

Cuba is a country that, despite economic difficulties, continues to be open to the gospel of Christ. HP Pres has been partnering with churches in Cuba for 20+ years. Journey to Ciego de Avila to minister to our fellow believers and witness to the surrounding communities as we share Christ’s message of love, peace, and healing.

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Eastern Cuba

Eastern Cuba

March 13–21, 2020
Adults 18+ – $2,500

Leaders: D'Ann and Mark Moore

Cuba is a country that, despite economic difficulties, continues to be open to the gospel of Christ. HP Pres has been partnering with churches in Cuba for 20+ years. Join us as we worship, connect, and learn from our ministry partners in Eastern Cuba.

Register for Eastern Cuba

Dallas: FAMily Mission Trip

Dallas: FAMily Mission Trip 

March 18–20, 2020
Elementary Families – $150

Leader: Walter Teter

Join our Elementary families as we serve our local Dallas ministry partners over Spring Break. This is a great opportunity to teach your kids about serving while learning more about our city. We will engage with the local community and have fun serving with the entire family. 

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Dallas: Students Mission Trip 

 

Dallas: Students Mission Trip 

July 13–17, 2020
Completed 9th–12 Grade – $325

Leader: Mathew Ngao

Serve the world right here in Dallas! HP Pres partners with For The Nations: Refugee Outreach as they minister to refugees families. Students get to stay overnight at their facility and volunteer during the week at their community center for a week long summer camp. 

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

July 11–18, 2020
Family Mission Trip – $2,400 ($1,200 under Age 12)

Leaders: Charley Hellmuth and Judi Wheeler

Travel to the Dominican Republic on this family friendly trip to work in Santo Domingo neighborhoods with our partner, Mission Emanuel. We will be assisting on construction projects but with an emphasis placed on time spent in fellowship rather than on physical work. While we encourage families to come on this trip, all are welcome. 

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Haiti: HOM

Haiti: HOM

July 22–26, 2020
Adults 15+ – $1300

Leaders: Maddie Wilkins and Cindy Nyagaki

Highland Park Pres has been partnering with Haiti Outreach Ministries (HOM) for the last ten years. We partner with HOM as they seek to meet the Haitian people’s physical and spiritual needs of the poorest communities in the western hemisphere. This trip will focus on construction, but with lots of time building community with our Haitian friends.

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Haiti: Living Water

Haiti: Living Water

Fall 2020
Adults 18+ – $1900

Leaders: Jack Vaughn

Everything begins with water. More than 840,000 people are estimated to die each year as a result of unsafe drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene. HP Pres will be working with Living Water International to drill a well for a Haitian community. We will also be teaching hygiene principles to the women and children. No experience necessary!

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Kenya: Imbirikani

Kenya: Imbirikani

July 30–Aug. 11, 2020
Adults 12+ – $2,600

Leader: Clyde Jackson

If you are gifted at teaching, using a paintbrush, playing with kids, or pretty much anything else, you can be a blessing on this trip to Kenya. In a remote community overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro, the HP Pres team will conduct a Pastoral Training Conference, assist with a VBS, do repairs and maintenance at the local Imbirikani Girls School, and build churches and schools.

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San Antonio

San Antonio

June 15–19, 2020
5th & 6th Grade - $400 (Leaders $150)

Leader: Shannon Von Strohe

5th & 6th graders are traveling to San Antonio for a life-transforming experience! San Antonio is a place of desperate need, where one out of five children goes to bed hungry every night and over 200,000 live below the poverty line. Together, we will grow deeper in our relationship with Jesus through time in God’s Word, worship, community, and serving in San Antonio.

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Spain: Highland Students

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Spain: Highland STudents

June 20–29, 2020
Highland Students – $1,500

Leader: Katie Woodley

Students who have completed 8th–12th grade will travel to Lugo, Spain to partner with our friends from Iglesia Buenas Noticias. Students will engage and show the love of Christ to the community by hosting an English and sports camp, and will also have the opportunity to meet, pray, and share the Gospel with people from all over the world who are walking the Camino de Santiago.

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Spain: Pilgrim’s FOuntain

Spain: Pilgrim's Fountain

July 10–20, 2020
Ages 7+ – $2,400

Leader: Caroline Krause

The Pilgrim’s Fountain is a refuge and hostel for pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago on their journey to Santiago de Compostela. Spend a week this summer in Northwest Spain with HP Pres missionaries, Garrick and Dziu Roegner, where you will get a chance to put Christ’s love in action through service, conversational evangelism, hospitality, and sharing meals with pilgrims from all over the world. Children ages 7+ are welcome to join this trip with their parents.

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Everything else you wanted to know...

How do I apply for an Adult Mission Trip?

Apply Here

Instructions:

This application is for all 2019 Adult Mission Trips sponsored by Highland Park Presbyterian Church. If you are a parent applying on behalf of a minor child (under 18 years of age) to participate on an adult trip, please click here.Please note, these applications are not for Student mission trips. To apply for a Student mission trip, please see the specific trip links above.

Please complete this application as accurately as possible. Submitting an application does not guarantee you a spot on your requested trip. A staff member or trip leader will be in touch with you after you submit your application.

 

Please note that a $300 deposit is required. This deposit is not fully refundable, and dropping out will incur a fee of at least $25. If you are unable to pay the deposit, please contact the Missions office prior to submitting your application.

For questions, contact Allison Murphy, Missions Coordinator.

Why should I go on a mission trip?

Just to name a few reasons:

  • You get to see the kingdom grow. We see new faces each time we visit and, even more humbling, hear how we were a part of that new life in Christ joining the church.
  • It will awaken a passion and a vision to see every tribe, tongue, and nation worship the one true God and ascribe to him the glory due to his great name!
  • You will know and experience the heart of God. Our God is a missionary God, sending his Son, Jesus, to seek and save the lost. When we follow suit, we experience the depth of the Gospel in a new way.
  • You will be able to encourage missionaries and ministry leaders in these other areas. Just seeing you show up encourages them!

Declare His glory among the nations; His marvelous deeds among all peoples. -I Chronicles 16:24

What if I don't speak the language of the country we are visiting?

The message of Christ’s love transcends language. You will be surprised by how much you can communicate without words! It can also be a great learning experience to not always understand everything that is going on around you. Depending on the trip, we will have translators available to help be our voice in ministering directly with people. Building a great relationship with your translator, opens the door to better communication and a guide to local culture.

What if I can't afford the cost of the trip?

Many of our participants raise funds even if they have the financial means to cover the cost. We believe that there is a Biblical basis for fundraising. This is also a great opportunity to build prayer support for your trip. We have training materials to help you in the fundraising process. HP Pres also offers partial scholarship to those with financial need, and in certain cases we are able to implement a payment plan.

Adult Scholarship Applications

Student Scholarship Applications

Can I make a donation to support someone else on a mission trip?

Yes! Click below to contribute to one of our short-term mission trips.

Give to Adult Missions

Give to Student Missions

Is there training before we leave on the trip?

Mission trips have 3-4 required training meetings before the trip so that you will be equipped to minister once you arrive at your destination.

Will I need vaccinations or immunizations?

Check the vaccines and medicines list at cdc.org/travel. Visit your doctor or local clinic (ideally, 4-6 weeks before your trip) to get vaccines or any medications you may need. Also, make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Do mission trips include time for sightseeing?

Most mission trips include about a day to sight-see and relax.

Questions?

Ask Caroline

Caroline Krause
Assistant Director of Missions