2017 Adult & Family Trips
Extended application deadline: application deadlines for our Jordan, Mexico, Ecuador, and Malawi teams and are now due by Monday March 27.
Life Giving Water | June 29 – July 8
Leader: Craig Miller
Life Giving Water International will receive a ministry team in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador to help the 120 families in the rural Kichwa community of Sanancahuan build their water system. The team will be staying in rustic quarters in the community at an altitude of over 11,000 feet, working mornings on building the water system, and afternoons holding a Vacation Bible school event for the children. Bruce & Cherith Rydbeck, long-time Grace Chapel missionaries living in Ecuador will host the team.
World Relief | August 4 – 13
Leader: Casandra Trowbridge
Grace Chapel will be returning to Malawi this summer to partner with World Relief International to provide Alpha training to local church leaders and World Relief staff members. We will also be focusing on pastoral development and youth development. Additionally, we are given the wonderful opportunity to visit villages to see how God uses the Grace Chapel and World Relief partnership to strengthen local church ministries as well as redevelop villages in multiple ways. Malawians are resilient and faithful people who will warmly welcome you to their home and hearts, and will share stories of how they see God working in their villages.
World Servants | August 6 – 12
Leader: Don Vinh and Loretta Chou
Our team of families will be traveling to Tecate, Mexico, just an hour over the border from San Diego. We will be serving the Rancho San Juan Bosco Orphanage where many of the boys come from abusive homes or who were living on the streets. We will be working together on construction and repair work for the orphanage, and spending quality time and sharing Christ's love with the boys who reside there. This is an introductory CCLE trip for families with children age 8 and up.
Go beyond the current political debate around refugee resettlement and learn from people at the source of the crisis. The Church is alive and well in Jordan, and stepping up in incredible ways. Participants will receive cultural orientation and learn about the history of conflicts in the region. We will visit with families and hear their stories. There will be opportunities to assist with children's programming and other ongoing ministries, depending on the makeup and interests of the group. This trip will be highly relational and participants will be practicing ministry of presence. Come prepared to be stretched and amazed at what God is doing! Then consider applying this knowledge in service to and with refugees who have made their way to greater Boston. Recommended for families with children ages 14 and up.