MISSION STARFISH HAITI

cultural exposure trip

 

Meeting Dates

  • Each meeting will be 6:30-8p in the Conference Room Cornerstone
  • Wednesday February 7th
  • Wednesday February 28th
  • Wednesday March 28th
  • Wednesday May 2nd

Quick Facts

  • Dates: May 25- May 31, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2018
  • Cost: $1700
  • Team Leader: Kris Dugger
  • Trip Type: Cultural Exposure Trip
  • Organization: Mission Starfish Haiti

 

     

    Description of Haiti

    Haiti is the most poverty-impacted nation in the Western Hemisphere. This nation of former Ghanian slaves has been ravaged with poverty for the entirety of its existence.  The problem of Haiti only grew with the 2010 earthquake.  There are quite a few NGOs working in Haiti.  Sometimes helping, sometimes hurting.  We believe the work of Mission Starfish Haiti is very helpful to the overall state of the nation.  Starting with education for young people in a Christian setting, and a vision to create job opportunities for graduates to be a part of.  Mission Starfish has a very holistic approach to their work.

     

    Description of the Trip

    This is a great trip for singles, couples, or families that want exposure to what life is like cross-culturally. We have a great partner in Silentor Eshitil- Henderson who desires to expose Americans to the needs in Haiti and encourage them to be advocates for the ministry.

    Short-term trips solidify the work we are a part of in Haiti.  On these trips you will have the opportunity to spend time with the children at Mission Starfish; be exposed to the needs and challenges of Haiti; spend time with children; pour concrete floors to prevent diseases in homes; for some do pastor training; and much more.

    This is a great trip for those wanting a cross-cultural experience for them and their family. This is also a great trip for those who would want to invest their lives in the work in Haiti through regular trips and being a part of the Haiti Advocacy Team that meets regularly to further the work in Haiti.

    For more information, join the Haiti Updates & Information Interchange Group. Or set up a meeting with Kris Dugger at kdugger@mcfarlandclinic.com to hear more about Mission Starfish and consider how you will be involved beyond your trip.

    You can apply for this trip by clicking the button below.  Have your Connection Group leader fill out the Connection Group Leader Recommendation Form found below as well.

    *Write "Haiti MS May 2018" in the box.

     
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    GHANA 2018 TRIPS

    CULTURAL EXPOSURE TRIPS

     

    Informational Meetings

    Sunday, June XX  |  10:15a  |  Office Conference Room
    Wednesday, July XX  | 6:30p  |  Office Conference Room

    Quick Facts

    • Dates for Students | August 1-10, 2018; Oct 2018.
    • Cost: $2750
    • Team Leader: Jake Sullivan
    • Trip Type: Cultural Exposure Trip
    • Organization: Acts 2 Collective

     

    Description of GHANA

    Ghana is a highly populated country about the size of Oregon. Like many African nations it has a high degree of poverty and great deal of physical needs. With that there is a large number of orphans and folks struggling with addictions. The Acts 2 Collective has started a school and orphanage in Asikuma and a recovery center in Cape Coast that are coming alongside the people of Ghana to bring the Gospel to bear on these injustices.

     

    Description of the Trip

    Join a group of Cornerstoners and potentially some from other churches to work with the Acts 2 Collective in Ghana. This trip will give you opportunities the areas of orphan care, evangelism, adoption, medical care, drug rehab, fighting sex trafficking, and much more in this African nation. This trip is especially good for families that would consider adopting truly orphaned children.

    Click here to visit the Acts 2 Collective website

    For questions e-mail: missions@cornerstonelife.com


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    GUATEMALA HOUSE OF HOPE

    cultural exposure trip

     

    Meeting Dates

    • Sunday March 5 in the Cornerstone Conference Room

    Quick Facts

    • Dates: June 23-30, 2018.
    • Cost: $1700
    • Application Deadline: Mar 25, 2018
    • Team Leader: Sarah Day
    • Type of Trip: Cultural Exposure Trip
    • Organization: Catalyst Resources International

       

      Description of Guatemala

      Guatemala is about the size of the state of Tennessee and is composed of three main regions: the steamy jungle in the northern lowlands, the tropical Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and the cooler and more populous highlands. Guatemala is known for its rich Mayan history, but has more recently experienced a fierce civil war that lasted 36 years, from 1960-1996. Religion in Guatemala is fairly complex, with traditional Mayan spirituality still very much a presence, particularly in the highlands, along with Catholicism and the more recent incursions of Evangelical Christianity.

       

      Description of the Trip

      This is a great trip for singles, couples or families with older children who would like to experience life in another culture while contributing in a significant way to the lives of local residents.

      Catalyst Resources International works with local pastors to identify families in their churches with physical needs, and then links them to Christians in the U.S. who would like to help meet those needs in the name of Christ. While there, we will be working with a local family to build a simple house for them; the family will already have invested money and effort in preparing the work site before our arrival. No prior construction experience is required! During the construction, some of us can spend time pouring into the many kids who will gather to watch the action. We will also make ourselves available one day to visit and contribute in whatever way we can to the House of Hope, an orphanage founded and run by Justin and Diane Herman. Finally, we will take a day for fun, enjoying as a team what Guatemala has to offer.

      For more information, contact Sarah Day at sday@cornerstonelife.com to hear more about how you can be involved.

      You can apply for this trip by clicking the button below. 

        *Write “Guatemala Summer 2018” in the trip name box.

        Click here for more information on the trip

         
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        South Africa | October 20-Nov 3, 2018

        Restoring Hope Village is a group of homes for children that are orphaned, neglected or abused, and gives them a home where often they feel loved for the first time. The goal of Restoring Hope Village is to break the cycle of sickness and death that bring these children to us, and to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the children God gives us. This is a great trip for singles or couples who would like to experience life in another culture while contributing in a significant way to the lives of children living in an orphanage.

         

        RESTORING HOPE SOUTH AFRICA

        CULTURAL EXPOSURE TRIP

         

        Informational Meetings

        Sunday, July 8  |  10:15a  |  Office Conference Room
        Wednesday, July TBD  | 6:30p  |  Office Conference Room

        Quick Facts

        • Dates: October 20 – November, 3 2018 (10-14 days)
        • Application deadline: July 31, 2018
        • Cost: $2,400 (10 days); $2,500 (14 days)
        • Team Leader: John Malin
        • Trip Type: Cultural Exposure
        • Organization: Restoring Hope International

         

        Description of the Trip

        This is a great trip for singles or couples who would like to experience life in another culture while contributing in a significant way to the lives of children living in an orphanage.

        Restoring Hope Village is a group of homes for children that have been orphaned, neglected, or abused, and gives them a home where often they feel loved for the first time.

        The goal of Restoring Hope Village is to break the cycle of sickness and death that bring these children to us, and to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the children God gives us.

        Coming from a culture so clearly impacted by HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and other illness we deal with many children who have been exposed to illness themselves.  No child is turned away because of sickness.  A healthy diet, warmth, security and love often quickly transform previously ill children into pictures of health.

         

        Description of South Africa

        An increasing number of children in South Africa are losing one or both of their parents, primarily to HIV-AIDS. South Africa has the largest number of people infected by HIV in the world, and it continues to be the country hardest hit by this overwhelming disease. Tens of thousands of South African children have been left orphaned, vulnerable and alone.

        A majority of these orphans live in child-headed households where the older children are forced to leave school in order to provide for their younger siblings. Some of the oldest are not even in their teens, while the youngest are barely toddlers. The most vulnerable of these children live in plastic-bag or canvas houses; others live in informal shacks made of cardboard and corrugated iron sheets. With no means of independent income, these children experience very real needs in terms of basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter. Parental or other adult support and guidance is an unknown luxury to them.

        For more information about this, and potential future trips to South Africa, join the South Africa Updates and Information group on Interchange. If you would like more information about this trip, make plans to attend an informational meeting listed above or contact John Malin at john.c.malin@gmail.com.

        You can apply for this trip by clicking the button below.  Write "South Africa 2018" in the trip box.

        For other questions e-mail: john.c.malin@gmail.com or missions@cornerstonelife.com


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        Ghana | August & October, 2018

        This is a great trip for singles, couples or families with older children who would like to experience life in another culture while contributing in a significant way to the lives of local residents.

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        PINE RIDGE | JUNE 2018

        The Pine Ridge trip is a great opportunity for parents to walk alongside their kids in mission.

        PINE RIDGE

        cultural exposure trip

         

        Meeting Dates

        • Each meeting will be 6:30-8p in the Conference Room Cornerstone
        • Wednesday February 7th
        • Wednesday February 28th
        • Wednesday March 28th
        • Wednesday May 2nd

        Quick Facts

        • Dates: Spring Break 2017
        • Cost: $250
        • Team Leader: Joe & Kim Wright
        • Type of Trip: Cultural Exposure Trip
        • Organization: Chanku Waste Ranch
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          Description of Haiti

          Haiti is the most poverty-impacted nation in the Western Hemisphere. This nation of former Ghanian slaves has been ravaged with poverty for the entirety of its existence.  The problem of Haiti only grew with the 2010 earthquake.  There are quite a few NGOs working in Haiti.  Sometimes helping, sometimes hurting.  We believe the work of Mission Starfish Haiti is very helpful to the overall state of the nation.  Starting with education for young people in a Christian setting, and a vision to create job opportunities for graduates to be a part of.  Mission Starfish has a very holistic approach to their work.

           

          Description of the Trip

          This is a great trip for singles, couples, or families that want exposure to what life is like cross-culturally. We have a great partner in Silentor Eshitil- Henderson who desires to expose Americans to the needs in Haiti and encourage them to be advocates for the ministry.

          Short-term trips solidify the work we are a part of in Haiti.  On these trips you will have the opportunity to spend time with the children at Mission Starfish; be exposed to the needs and challenges of Haiti; spend time with children; pour concrete floors to prevent diseases in homes; for some do pastor training; and much more.

          This is a great trip for those wanting a cross-cultural experience for them and their family. This is also a great trip for those who would want to invest their lives in the work in Haiti through regular trips and being a part of the Haiti Advocacy Team that meets regularly to further the work in Haiti.

          For more information, join the Haiti Updates & Information Interchange Group. Or set up a meeting with Kris Dugger at kdugger@mcfarlandclinic.com to hear more about Mission Starfish and consider how you will be involved beyond your trip.

          You can apply for this trip by clicking the button below.  Have your Connection Group leader fill out the Connection Group Leader Recommendation Form found below as well.

          *Write "Haiti MS May 2018" in the box.

           
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          GUATEMALA HOUSE OF HOPE

          cultural exposure trip

           

          Meeting Dates

          • Sunday March 5 in the Cornerstone Conference Room

          Quick Facts

          • Dates: June 23-30, 2018.
          • Cost: $1700
          • Application Deadline: Mar 25, 2018
          • Team Leader: Sarah Day
          • Type of Trip: Cultural Exposure Trip
          • Organization: Catalyst Resources International

             

            Description of Guatemala

            Guatemala is about the size of the state of Tennessee and is composed of three main regions: the steamy jungle in the northern lowlands, the tropical Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and the cooler and more populous highlands. Guatemala is known for its rich Mayan history, but has more recently experienced a fierce civil war that lasted 36 years, from 1960-1996. Religion in Guatemala is fairly complex, with traditional Mayan spirituality still very much a presence, particularly in the highlands, along with Catholicism and the more recent incursions of Evangelical Christianity.

             

            Description of the Trip

            This is a great trip for singles, couples or families with older children who would like to experience life in another culture while contributing in a significant way to the lives of local residents.

            Catalyst Resources International works with local pastors to identify families in their churches with physical needs, and then links them to Christians in the U.S. who would like to help meet those needs in the name of Christ. While there, we will be working with a local family to build a simple house for them; the family will already have invested money and effort in preparing the work site before our arrival. No prior construction experience is required! During the construction, some of us can spend time pouring into the many kids who will gather to watch the action. We will also make ourselves available one day to visit and contribute in whatever way we can to the House of Hope, an orphanage founded and run by Justin and Diane Herman. Finally, we will take a day for fun, enjoying as a team what Guatemala has to offer.

            For more information, contact Sarah Day at sday@cornerstonelife.com to hear more about how you can be involved.

            You can apply for this trip by clicking the button below. 

              *Write “Guatemala Summer 2018” in the trip name box.

              Click here for more information on the trip

               
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