2018 Mission Trips

Attend one of our information meetings to learn more about our mission trips. 

Sundays, January 14 at 10:30 a.m. or January 28 at 9:15 a.m. 

Mission trips are a tremendous opportunity to share the Christian faith with people whose lives are very different from our own, particularly in terms of material resources. In many respects, the hardships they face give a depth to their faith and spirituality to their lives that is inspiring. They welcome us to share what little they have with a spirit of hospitality that is simply astonishing. It is one thing to hear that 800 million people in our world are chronically malnourished. It is quite another to know someone personally, to share a meal with a family who may not eat tomorrow, to become friends, to stand in their village and hear about the child who was taken by malaria and in the next sentence about their vision of creating a trade school at their church. Bethany is excited to offer several opportunities to bless others in 2018. 

Nebraska Synod Adult Mission Trip – Tennessee: February 17 – 24, 2018 

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Bethany will join the Nebraska Synod on an adult mission trip to Tennessee February 17 – 24, 2018 .  We will repair homes in the Gatlinburg area that were destroyed by a tornado. Lutheran Disaster response generally goes in a little later following a disaster and then stays for the duration of the rebuilding process. The base cost of the trip is $175.00 for meals and 5 nights of lodging at Foothills Camp and Retreat Center in Louisville, Tennessee. Additional costs for meals during travel, 2 hotel nights during travel, and gas for travel to and from Nebraska to Tennessee and to work sites during the week. Learn more at Nebraska Synod.

Habitat for Humanity Dominican Republic Mission Trip: May 19 – 27, 2018

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Bethany will send a team to the Dominican Republic through Habitat for Humanity on May 19-27, 2018. Amy Weidner, Bethany’s Thrivent Financial Representative, will be leading our team. Cost is $1490 for Bethany Thrivent members, $1840 for Bethany non-Thrivent members, $1790 for Thrivent members, $2140 for non-Thrivent members. Deadline to sign up is January 31, 2018. For more information visit Habitat’s Dominican Republic website. 

Tanzania Mission Trip: July 24 – August 8, 2018

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We will spend time with our partner church, Uduru. The trip also includes visits to ministry sites of the Northern Diocese as well as a safari to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. These trips flow from the relationship we share with our companion synod in Tanzania. The companion synod program enables the Nebraska Synod to experience the gifts and witness of the Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. The cost for Bethany members is $4,000, non-members will be $5,000. In addition to the exploring the region, and visiting several area ministries, the Bethany team will stay with our own sister church – Uduru Parish. This trip also includes a once-in-a lifetime Safari.  For more information visit the Synod website. 

Costa Rica Mission Trips: June 1-7 or November 18-24

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Bethany will send teams to San Jose, Costa Rica in June and November.  We are partnering with Christ for the City International to work in their outreach ministries.  Cost is $1400 for Bethany members and $1700 for non-Bethany members. The cost covers airfare, lodging, food, transportation in Costa Rica, insurance, debrief, and beach excursion.  This trip is for high school students and above. Studens must be accompanied by an adult. If you are interested in going on the trip with younger children, please contact Devanee.  If there is enough interest, we may take a future trip with younger children.  For more information visit Christ for the City’s Costa Rica website.

Scholarships are available for all Mission Trips. To learn more or sign up for any of these trips please contact Devanee at devanee.auel@bethanyelkhorn.org.

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To request mission suppport, please complete the form below, include supporting documents and send to Devanee Auel for review. 

Mission Support Application

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