Next Departure: April 2024
Application deadline: Nov 25
What to Expect
This is a 10-day mission trip where we will serve women and children at risk (or in the middle) of being sex trafficked. It is estimated that in the last 30 years, over 30 million women and children in Asia have been trafficked for sexual exploitation. To combat this issue, our partners in India provide for women and children with food, education and Christ's love. They offer a place where the whole person is ministered to spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and financially.
Training for this trip occurs over the course 12 weeks but is primarily focused around a 4-day intensive weekend which will include orientation, team building, and discipleship training (growing in knowledge of who God is and who He has called us to be). Once in-country, each day will begin with devotional and end with a team debrief. You will sleep safely, eat standard meals, and meet amazing people as you witness God's handiwork already being done. The goal of this trip is to remain flexible to what God would like to do in you and through you as a team and to leave our partners feeling more of the love of God than they did before we arrived.
Perfect Mission Trip for those with a heart for social justice.
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Training & Preparation
A great deal goes into preparing for a short-term mission trip and we are here to help. Through team building exercises, we'll make sure the team knows each other well before leaving home. We will also conduct an in-depth training that includes sessions on cross-culture, evangelism, spiritual warfare, and how to serve others with dignity. You'll have a checklist of items to take care of on your own (like passports, immunizations, and raising support). We will help you stay on track with it all.
Our main focus in India will be on preventing human trafficking by empowering and equipping at-risk women and children with skill-sets and education. This team will travel to Mumbai and spend time caring for and getting to know some of the women in the red-light district. There is great darkness in this place and so this trip is not for the faint of heart. And yet, where the dark is darkest, the Light shines brightest. We will partner with staff to share the gospel and see lives transformed by Christ’s love! Come join us and help these women feel loved and seen as image bearers of the One True King.
The cost of this trip is $3900 for the 10-day trip. This cost includes training materials, training space, flights, visas. team building, funds tracking, meals, in-country transportation, lodging, ministry opportunities, and a local ministry donation. We require a $300 deposit at the time of application and it will go towards your trip. Set team dates will have a certified Faith Journeys leader and for customized trips, we will equip the team leader that you choose or if you prefer we can also lead the team for you for a nominal fee divided amongst the team,