Life-change Stories

Jesus is changing lives every day through people just like you on Group Mission Trips.


The Power of a Workcamp

As a Red Shirt staff member, you hear God Sightings that are out of the wazoo! Some are silly and some can seriously touch your heart.


God Sighting in Lame Deer, MT

I am exhausted from a challenging Workcamp on the Northern Cheyenne reservation this past week. But there were many wonderful things that happened, and there were a lot of God Sightings. Like this one.


Site Coaching in Lame Deer, MT

Three weeks ago I went on my first Group Mission Trip to Lame Deer, Montana. I went as a volunteer site coach. It was an incredibly challenging experience and I think I worked longer hours that week than I have ever worked in my life... and I wouldn't change a thing.


Reignited Passion to Serve

Fall 2013 was a dry and lonely season for me. I was ready for a change. I didn't know what it would be or what it would look like, but I knew I needed it.


How a Simple "Yes" changed my life

It was in a smelly, sweaty gymnasium during the heat of a Tennessee summer where my perspectives about my faith began to shift. I was 13 years old and had eagerly traveled in a minivan across the country with my youth group to spend a week serving at one of my first Group Workcamps.


Beyond my Own borders

I not only learned but experienced something new this week. Something so significant that changed my perspective on faith and missions. I learned that transformation happens when you step outside your own comforts and self-protections and show up for the unknowns.


How Jesus met me in Joplin, MO

Written by Trent Russell

Staffing Representative, Group Mission Trips

"Ask God to tell you or show you what's in your way." The MC at my first Workcamp wanted us to do something others had asked of me before: Talk to Jesus.


Layers of Life-Change

Written by Sara Curry, Group Staff

I went on my second Week of Hope trip this year and it did not fail to live up to my expectations.


Developing Relationships with Navajo Partners

Written by Michaela Brause, Group Mission Trips Project Manager

"Yá'át'ééh." "Hello" in Navajo.

Recently, I traveled to Southern Utah to meet with local Workcamps partners and community members in preparation for our Summer 2018 Montezuma Creek Challenge Workcamp.


Workcamps Creates Stories Worth Sharing

Written by Katie Ayres, Project Manager, Group Mission Trips

I have been with the Group Mission Trips team since February 2017 and attended my first workcamp this past summer in Scranton, PA.


Q&A with Costa Rica Trip Leader

Lindsey B. led a group in Grano De Oro, Costa Rica through Group International Mission Trips for a week in early January 2018. Here's a brief Q&A where she shares about her experience there.

What projects were you involved with in Grano De Oro, Costa Rica?


Residents Reveal Gratitude

When youth and adult participants arrive at each resident's home, they bring far more than loaded tool belts and construction materials. The relational hope offered to each resident is invaluable, and leaves such a lasting impact:


Unspeakable Joy from a Grateful Resident

My wife decided in November that she no longer wanted to be married to me. I was forced from my home. I was homeless. The kindness of God’s blessings has provided so much love and loyalty, unspeakable joy, a movement only God could have provided.


A supernatural Blessing

I am a blessed Workcamp recipient residing in the rural town of Dexter township. I was touched by some phenomenal young folks we worshiped together and bonded. My heart felt full and filled with joy comfort and deep soul healing.


A Proud Adult Volunteer

I have been blessed in so many ways this week at the Workcamp in Valdosta, GA. But one of the biggest blessings I received was being able to lead the youth of Mt. Zion. This was my first time being an "adult leader" and I could not have asked for a better experience.


My Week at Wil-o-Way Grant

My cup is overflowing. A few short days ago, I was in a car full of complete strangers headed towards South Milwaukee to volunteer at a camp for kids our age with disabilities and/or special needs.