Shortly after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Port au Prince, Mission Discovery began taking teams right into the heart of the hardest hit areas.
Know how to use a ruler? You've just met the basic requirements to join our prep-team!
Using a local camp as your base of operations, your team will perform the critical task of pre-cutting and color-coding building materials used to build 20 12'x16' homes. Learn the powerful ways God has transformed the lives of your co-workers and in a special tour, meet some of the hundreds of families that have been touched by the work of Mission Discovery team members like you!
Open your heart each evening as your team comes together to talk about what God taught you that day.
Known for its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture, Antigua is the cultural hub of Guatemala drawing tourists from all around the world.
But on its outskirts are families who struggle to earn enough money for basic food and shelter. Children as young as seven often give up the chance for education to help sustain their families. Your mission: join forces with local ministries to disrupt the cycle of poverty by providing hands-on help through construction projects and Children’s Bible school. Your work will serve to brighten the future of Guatemala.
Without the selfless dedication of the staff of Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf, hundreds of children with a variety of special needs would not receive the education they need.
Right in the middle of one of the most diverse areas of Tacoma, Mission Discovery's aim is to show God’s love to those who need it the most. Our efforts will be guided by the leadership of a local church. You will help with a variety of outreach opportunities including a weekly food bank ministry. Our focus will be connecting with residents through service projects and simple acts of kindness. Come see what God is doing in the Pacific Northwest.
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Hurricane Harvey is already one of the most costly natural disasters in U.S. history. An estimated 32,000 people were displaced from damaging winds and extreme flooding. FEMA is reporting there are over 410,000 people who have applied for disaster assistance.
With over 8 million people living in squatter camps South Africa has been riddled with disease and poverty. It has one of the fastest accelerating rates of HIV in the world. With death and despair all around nearly 450 children become orphans every day. In your short-term missions experience you will encounter these very communities as you bring them the good news of the hope and life that is found only in Jesus.
Desperate to flee abysmal conditions in Haiti, thousands of refugees have risked their lives to come to the capital of the Bahamas, hoping for a new start.
Nestled between towering boulders and miles of scrub brush, the mountainous town of Tecate is often overlooked for help because of its remote location.
Isolated from cartel violence, it is home to thousands who come hoping to find work near or across the U.S. border, but the low wages in the tourist or manufacturing sectors keep them near abject poverty. Partnered with the people of Tecate and local churches, your Mission Discovery team will continue a 20+ year commitment to families through home construction and Children’s Bible School.
Forty-five minutes north of Nashville lies the rural community of Westmoreland.
It's 4,000 residents take pride in their quality of life, but not all is well here. Homes are falling apart around residents who have neither the resources nor physical ability to improve their conditions. Your team’s arrival will be an answer to prayer as you put your heart into light repair jobs, general clean-up, and simple friendship, meeting both the tangible and spiritual needs of families.
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Swaziland is in crisis. HIV infection rates are estimated at over 25% and AIDS accounts for roughly 60% of the country's deaths each year.
The people of Bulembu Ministries dream of providing homes and a brighter future to 2,000 orphans. With Mission Discovery teams working alongside them, they have begun renovating an abandoned mining town to create a self-sustaining community where these orphans will thrive. In addition to construction projects, your team will experience ministry through sports, school clubs and tutoring with Bulembu’s precious residents.
What happens when you try to escape the poorest area of the entire United States? Many members of the Lakota tribe leave the Pine Ridge Reservation for nearby Rapid City where they discover jobs are few and challenges are overwhelming.
Rampant poverty plagues Whiteriver, the largest community on the Fort Apache Reservation in Apache country.
There is nothing to do but wait, and no one can say when the lights will come back on. In September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico. Residents on the island endured two Category 5 hurricanes in two weeks. When it made landfall, Hurricane Maria carried sustained winds well over 150 mph. It was the island’s worst hurricane disaster on record. Puerto Rico’s “super blackout” is the longest and largest major power outage in modern U.S. history. Without electricity, there is no reliable source of clean water. School is out, indefinitely. Health care is fraught.
A lack of pencils—that was the reason Mission Discovery initially created HOLD the Children. And now 17 years later, HOLD goes far beyond providing school supplies and paying teachers’ salaries in poverty-stricken schools on the northern coast of Haiti. Structured as a child sponsorship program, HOLD targets the overall needs of schools as well as maintains an orphanage near Port-de-Paix started by Mission Discovery in 2010.
Welcome to Northern Ireland!
Join us for a truly unique cross-cultural experience that will connect you with followers of Christ living in Northern Ireland.
Your efforts will focus on sharing the Gospel and improving relations between Protestant and Catholics in Northern Ireland.
In response to overwhelming medical needs, Mission Discovery mobilizes medical teams of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists, dentists, and medical technicians to operate clinics in the earthquake resettlement community of Onaville and other affected sections of Port-au-Prince. In addition to trained professionals, non-medical volunteers are needed to support the caregivers, interact with patients and pray with those seeking spiritual comfort. Serve as God’s hands and feet to make a tangible difference in the lives of the poor.