2018 Mission Trips

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
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. 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.


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

Bethany will send a team to the Dominican Republic through Habitat for Humanity on May 19-27, 2018. The cost for the trip is $1,050 for Thrivent members and $1,400 for nonmembers plus airfare.  The cost includes lodging, food, cultural experiences, transportation, etc.  Amy Weidner, Bethany’s Thrivent Financial Representative, will lead the trip.  Information meetings: Sunday, December 10, at 9:15 and 10:30 in Bethany’s conference room/library. 


Tanzania Mission Trip: July 24 – August 8, 2018

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. Estimated cost is $5,000 (based on double occupancy), which covers airfare, transportation, meals, safari fees and visas.


Costa Rica Mission Trip: June 2018

We’ll send a team to Costa Rica in June 2018.  Details coming soon.


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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