Short-term Missions

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a missions experience is worth a thousand pictures. Christ’s final directive to His disciples before leaving this earth is found in Matthew 28:18-20: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded, and surely I will be with you always to the very end of the age.” As Christians, we must take these final words of Christ seriously and because He has all authority, we should have no fear or hesitation about ministering in His name. He has promised, “surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.” At Welcome Home, we believe that every Christian, regardless of age or economic situation, should have the opportunity to participate in a cross-cultural missions experience. There simply is no substitute for person-to-person encounters with those who, in spite of living in what might be considered sub-standard conditions, are warm, loving and open to hearing the Good News of Jesus Christ. We guarantee that as you go to be a blessing, your heart will be blessed, your life perspective will be changed, and you will return home with a renewed vigor for both local and global outreach.

Welcome Home staff members are skilled in planning and facilitating short-term missions trips. They are available to help you implement a trip for your group. We welcome groups of all ages — student groups, families, empty-nesters, retirees — anyone who desires to minister in the name of Christ is welcome.

Welcome Home offers excellent facilities for groups and can accommodate up to forty-five persons. Teams may choose to do a house building project, do evangelism and mercy distribution (food and/or clothing) in the community, visit other area ministries, work on maintenance projects at the WHO compound, a host of possibilities. We will work with you to design a short-term missions experience to fit your group’s personnel, desires, talents and resources.

The room and board fee at Welcome Home includes dormitory space, bathroom facilities with showers, plus breakfast and lunch week each day. Blankets, sheets and pillows are provided on our single beds; however, guests are encouraged to bring their own sleeping bag and/or sheet(s), when possible, in order to conserve our resources.

Groups eat breakfast and lunch meals with our preschoolers Monday through Friday. The WHO kitchen and dining hall are available to groups for their dinner preparation. We can also direct you to several good restaurants in the area for dinner meals.

Room and board fees are $20 per person per night. Short-term missions teams from PARTNER churches receive a discounted room and board rate when visiting Welcome Home. Contact us with questions, or to inquire about scheduling a short-term missions trip.

Team leaders and members should also become familiar with our Guidelines for Visitors.