Belize

With over six trips in the last 10 years, you could say Belize has captured our hearts. Located just south of Mexico, it is one of the only English-speaking countries in Central America, and is home to some of the most incredible people. We work on construction projects, do outreach activities for people of every age, and visit a local orphanage. This trip is a great first step into the world of global outreach for adults and students 7th grade and older.

Honduras

Mission of Hope believes education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. The majority of children in Honduras do not attend school because they have no school supplies. Each year, the Mission of Hope provides the necessary school materials, library books and resources for hundreds of children in impoverished regions. You can help by being a faithful prayer partner and with financial support. 100% of donations are spent directly to aid the poor.

 

Africa

Key of Hope’s mission is to bring hope to the children of Durban, South Africa that have been orphaned or affected by HIV and AIDS. Their Saturday Kidz Klub began with 17 children sitting on the curb next to a taxi rank in a Durban slum known as Eringini. Today, more than 700 children board minibus taxis for Kidz Klub each week. 1200+ kids are visited in their homes each week and Key of Hope sends 200+ kids to school each year. Shepherd’s Gate is exploring the possibility of leading a mission trip to South Africa in 2019.

United States

During the summer, our 9th-12th grade students are encouraged to go and serve people all over this country we call home. Through this experience, our students are able to see faith in action from the people who they look up to the most. On each trip, and in each new location, our goal is to share the love of Jesus and serve.

In 2019, we will be going to Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota from June 30-July 5 on a week long mission trip! We will serve by assisting with home-improvement projects, children’s programs, and through projects at a local school that intentionally teaches the Ojibwe language and culture. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to experience and share the love of Christ.

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MISSION13

To express our thankfulness for all God’s given us, we give away 13% of our yearly income to help other Christian ministries, community organizations, and individuals who need assistance. We call this effort Mission13. Discover how you can give to support the work of our partner organizations.

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Become a Care Coach

If you are interested in supporting people through the tough times, we invite you to become a care coach. Our annual Care University course will give you the opportunity to learn how to guide, equip, and empower individuals in our care program. Contact Carol Reschke at [email protected] to learn more.

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Next Steps

Whether you are curious about what it means to be a Christian or ready to get plugged in at church, we want to help you take your next step and give you a place to connect, serve, learn and grow.

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