We believe that missions is not just something you support financially, but something to be experienced. There is something profoundly inspiring about giving your time and resources for serving other people. We go with the hope that we can make a difference in the lives of those we encounter, but every time, without fail, the greatest impact is seen in the life of the person who goes. So we invite you with us. Experience the transforming work of serving God. Below are our annual trips away from our home community. You can also check out our ministry partners page, or contact the church office, to see what service opportunities are available locally.
Currently, due to the conditions in Haiti, no trips are planned. When the situation improves, we may work on a new trip, stay tuned. Information on our work in Haiti si below:
Over the years we have sent dozens of people to Haiti through Mission Of Hope. This one is particularly special because Haiti is a place unlike anywhere else in America. You will encounter kind and gracious people who are living in the most extreme poverty in our hemisphere. We love Mission of Hope because they are doing an incredible work in this country within the cultural context of Haiti. Their work is focused on mind, body, and heart.
Mind - Mission of Hope runs several schools that are leading this country in graduation rates, and they are starting a trade school to further equip local people.
Body - They run wellness clinics and send medical missionaries in the rural areas where there is no access to medical help. On top of this, Mission of Hope feeds 90,000 Haitian people daily with the goal of one day using 100% Haitian grown food.
Heart - The primary concern of this ministry is the spiritual care of the people.
Mission teams have the opportunity to reach local people in many ways. We choose to plant trees when we go on a trip for several reasons. A fruit tree is a practical gift for people who are hungry. People are eager to have you in their home, they are open to learning about who you are. and the tree proves to be a great vehicle for sharing the gospel message. We have distributed hundreds of trees over the years, and with each we have shared the gospel, seeing dozens of people accept the Lord.
We invite you to consider joining us this year. This invitation comes with a warning. You will experience a cultural shock. It is likely that you will spend the entire week asking yourself "What am I looking at?" You will also find this experience strangely compelling. You will find joy in the simplicity, a level of compassion that you have not had before, and a changed perspective. Information for our next trip will be posted soon.
Each year, adults from Trinity UMC goes on a "district" mission trip to Southern Kentucky to Henderson Settlement.
Information on last year's trip is below, when the dates are announced for the 2019 trip, we will update this page. Check back soon!
UMC Northwest Plains District
MISSION TRIP TO HENDERSON SETTLEMENT
Sunday, May 6—Friday, May 131 2018
Be a part of a mission project! Don’t miss out! Get on board!
Where is Henderson Settlement?
HS is near the Kentucky/Tennessee border about 35 miles east of Interstate 75.
What is the schedule?
Participants need to be at Henderson Settlement before the 7:00 PM orientation on Sunday, May 6. (Eat your evening meal before arrival.) Everyone will depart for home after breakfast on Friday, May 11.
What will we be doing?
There will be construction/maintenance crews (ladies welcome). There is also work to be done in the greenhouse, library, food pantry, senior center and community store.
What is the cost?
$360/person with accommodations in the mission dorm. $440/person for more private housing (Baldinger Dorm, Zuki house). (3 meals Monday – Friday and breakfast Saturday.). Travel and food to and from Henderson Settlement is the responsibility of the participant. No additional insurance is available – your own insurance is the only insurance in effect.
What is to be expected?
Weather – hot to cool, rain possible. Be prepared.
Clothing – work clothes.
Area – 50%+ unemployment, coal mining, forestry, mountainous
How do I sign up?
Information on how to sign up for the 2019 trip will be posted when available.
Every year, the youth at Trinity go on a cross cultural mission trip. This is an opportunity to experience different regions of the country and world, learn about their needs and values, serve these communities and people, and grow in faith. The past few years we have gone to rural Arkansas, intercity Flint, the mountains of Vermont, and the impoverished nation of Haiti. In the past 4 years we have been to 13 states, Haiti, and we could see Canada from across Niagara Falls. We have visited the Baseball Hall of Fame, historic sites in Boston, we toured the Ben and Jerry's factory, gone to music festivals, drove by the Arch in St Louis, and swam in Beaver Lake.
Our 2018 trip[ was to Henderson Settlement in southern Kentucky. We were able to put siding on a house and build a storage shed for a very nice young couple and their new baby.
While our 2019 trip is yet to be planned, be assured we will have an amazing time on mission in the summer of 2019. If this sounds like the kind of trip you would like to go on, Pastor Julie is the person to talk to. She will be able to give you all the details you will need to know.