Global Impact Trips
Havana, Cuba – GoGlobal Ministries
*Includes plane ticket, lodging, food, transportation, religious visa and medical insurance in Cuba. Applications must be submitted by February 28, along with a $625 deposit.
GoGlobal is an organization committed to spreading the love of Jesus across the world through sports, medical, and humanitarian aid. Our Havana impact team will connect with local churches to serve various communities, help with Vacation Bible School and sports ministries, and take a prayer walk throughout the city.
Lusaka, Zambia – Villages of Hope
Village of Hope is a community raising Zambian orphans and vulnerable children to become successful young adults, leaders, and followers of Christ. Through the School of Hope, healthcare, discipleship and training, this community is enabling young people to become self-sustaining Christian adults.
- making environmental improvements,
- performing house maintenance work,
- leading Trauma Care workshops for houseparents and teachers,
- providing special education training for teachers,
- and loving on the beautiful children at Village of Hope!
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
*The cost of this trip includes round trip transportation, room, and board, as well as transportation in the DR.
Our Dominican Republic impact team will visit Santo Domingo to connect with Iglesia Accion Misionera, led by Pastor Juan Santos. We will come alongside of the church and help with painting projects, food distribution, serving children at a local orphanage and cane village, and other projects as they develop. This is a great opportunity to learn how this incredible church and community are reaching people for Jesus.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information about any of these trips, or to apply, please contact Valerie Nolan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the age requirement to be considered for a global impact trip?
Depending on the trip, we allow children ages 10 and up to be considered. All minors must go through the application process and be accompanied by a parent if selected.
How are people selected for trips?
Each trip requires a different set of criteria for applicants. We place people on trips according to the needs and priorities of the partners we are serving on the ground. Specific skills and experience play highly into the process of choosing team members.
Please keep in mind that we receive more applications than we have availability. People who attend Fairfax Church and are already connected with our local outreach teams are given first priority. It is our hope that people who are interested, but unable to attend would connect with the team in other ways, such as giving financially or coming alongside the team as a prayer partner.
What happens if I am not chosen?
We will be in touch with each person that applies to let them know if they are selected. If you are not selected due to any reason, we hope to have a conversation with you and help you connect in other ways and wait list for future trips. There are several opportunities to serve with one of our local outreach teams right here in the community and we encourage you to get involved with local outreach while waiting for the right opportunity to take a trip overseas.
By applying, am I committing to go on the trip?
No, you are not committing by submitting your application. After the teams are selected, a team leader will contact you and confirm your commitment.
What am I committing to?
Once committed, you will be attending a few team meetings to help you prepare for the trip and get to know each other. Those meeting dates and times are decided based upon availability of the majority of the team and the team leader. Once plane tickets are purchased, you are responsible to pay for your plane ticket if for any reason you are unable to go on the trip.
How do I fundraise to go on the trip?
You and the rest of your team will fundraise for support from others. We have found that many people don’t have the time or ability to go on a short-term mission trip but have the desire to be involved in some way. We ask, therefore, that every person going on a trip raise his/her funds by writing letters to friends and family sharing the goal of the trip and the financial requirements to make the trip happen. We have templates and sample letters to help you. We have seen over and over again God provide the funding for dozens of global impact trip participants. It is an exciting step of faith and growth in our walk with Christ.
Please note: Money raised over the amount needed for the trip will go into the general trip fund and be used for future global impact trips. Money that is not raised prior to departing for the trip will be due in full by each individual before they can participate in the trip.