Cross-Cultural Learning Experiences

 CCLEs (formerly called 'short-term mission trips') are ways for you to learn from ministry partners serving in different cultures. These inter-generational missions learning teams help you step outside of your routine to learn and serve alongside one another while building friendships through service. Is this your year to take a faith-sized, cross-cultural risk?

All participants will complete an application and are required to attend the Missions Training Retreat: TBA.

To apply for a CCLE, please email your completed application directly to the trip leader of the trip you are applying for; further instructions are listed in the application.

Questions? Contact Jacqueline Turner.


2019 Student CCLEs

Informational Brochure

Check out the CCLE Informational Brochure to find out what's in store for you this summer. In this brochure you will find information regarding CCLE locations, costs, and dates. 

Please take the time to read through the entire brochure before deciding what you would like to participate in. If you have any questions regarding the summer opportunities for students, please contact Emily Wilson.

Apply Here

Please pray for our students participating in the 2019 CCLE's. 


The Boston Project | July 7-12, 2019


The Philadelphia Project | July 14-20, 2019

2018 Adult & Family Trips

2018 Adult CCLE Application

2018 Family CCLE Application

Application deadlines for our Adult and Family Trips are due by Monday March 5, 2018. 

Adult Trips (College age & Older)


Little Samaritan Mission Dental | May 4-12
Leader: Sue Leach

A team of dental professionals and ministry workers will provide free dental care in schools in several materially poor, rural Moldovan villages. Concurrently, the ministry team will present a gospel message to children and teachers in the public schools of the villages. What a great opportunity to serve both physical and spiritual needs! Cost: $1810


Hope for the Children of Haiti | July 28 - August 4
Leader: Carlton Chin

This team will partner with Hope for the Children of Haiti, an orphanage and school in Port-a-Prince, Haiti. They will have many opportunities to connect with the staff and 100 children who live there. They will provide health screens, vaccinations, and medical physicals. Some team members will work on facility improvement projects including ensuring the water supply remains clean and healthy. Others will lead a vacation bible school as well as offer some staff enrichment opportunities. Cost: $2200


Little Samaritan Mission Face of a Child | October 5-14
Leader: Sue Leach

Join the Face of a Child team for our 16th year of sharing the gospel and distributing packages of school supplies, clothing and toiletries to at-risk children in Moldovan villages. A heart for the materially poor, love of children, and a desire to share God’s amazing love are the only requirements for this trip. It is a heart-warming and life-changing experience. Cost: $1850

family trips


World Servants | July 29 - August 4
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 are at risk, coming from abusive homes or living on the streets. We will be working together on construction and repair work for the orphanage. We have wonderful opportunities to spend quality time with the boys, sharing Christ's love with them in fun and creative ways.

This is an introductory CCLE trip for families with children age 8 and up. Cost: $1700