Short Term Missions Trips

2024 Youth Group Service Trip

7 Students and 2 Adults from Immanuel were able to partner with JACOM in Accompong, Jamaica for a Youth Service Trip.

Students were able to lead a Vacation Bible School Program with a youth group from Minnesota and some Jamaican High Schoolers, create relationships with many local kids, and help with a few minor building projects.

They also took time to learn about the unique culture of the Jamaican Maroons.

2023 Youth Group Service Trip

10 Students and 3 Adults from Immanuel were able to partner with Youth Works in Rapid City, South Dakota for a Youth Service Trip.

Youth Works has been connected to different ministries, churches, and Lakota groups in this area for a few years. Youth Works was able to lead the way in teaching students about the culture and history of the Lakota people in the Rapid City area while serving in the community.

Students were able to help with building projects, landscaping, a girls’ club, a local camp for disabled children, and creating relationships with community members all while learning about the Lakota culture.

2023 Relationship Building Trip

In May 2023, 5 Adults from our congregation were able to spend 4 days at Vida en Abundancia in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

Their time was spent getting to know the new staff, including the new executive director, and observing the education, nutrition, healthcare, and spiritual growth ministries that take place in a typical week. 

They were also able to attend a church service in the neighborhood VAM serves, participate in an adult sewing class graduation, help at a weekend kids celebration, and get to know the city of Jalapa.

2022 Youth Group Service Trip

In June 2022, Immanuel’s Youth Group partnered with Adventures in Missions to go to The Encounter Cove which is a camp in Roach, Missouri for a Service Trip.

The New owners had been working hard to retore this camp to its former condion since January 2022, but it had been abandoned for 2.5 years before they purchased it and was in need of serious repairs and cleaning.

8 Students and 3 Leaders helped with minor building projects, yard work, cleaning multiple buildings, serving meals to campers, and sorting produce at The Ozarks Harvest Food Bank in Springfield, Missouri.

2021 Youth Group Service Trip

In June 2021, Immanuel’s Youth Group partnered with Youth Front Neighborhood in the Argentine Neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas for a Service Trip.

11 Students and 2 Leaders helped with minor building projects, helped lead at Kids Camps, went on House Visits, and attended a bilingual church service while there for 6 days.

The goal of Youth Front Neighborhood is to create safe spaces where adults and kids from the same community can come together, get to know each other, and share their lives with each other as neighbors.

For more information visit Youth Front's Website. 

2018 & 2019 Youth and Adult Service Trips

In 2018, an adult group of 13 adults and 2 Students traveled to Xalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico on a service trip to bless and learn about the ministry of Vida en Abundancia.  This trip focused on physical labor to improve the facilities. 

In 2019, our youth group of 11 Students and 4 adults helped with vacation Bible school and formed many relationships with the youth of Xalapa. 

We hope to send teams of 4-7 people to Jalapa regularly to maintain and grow our connections with this vibrant ministry.