COVID-19 Updates

We are committed to keeping you informed during these times.

As we continue preparing for our summer season, we will be posting regular updates related to COVID-19 to this page to keep you informed as things continue to change. 

We’ve curated resources of both encouragement and practical tips for your ministry & personal life that we hope will be a source of support wherever you are. View resources here.

 


Updated 3-25-20

Our team is still hard at work preparing an amazing 2020 summer season for you and we are continuing to work with our partners to ensure safety measures are met at each of our camps. 
 
We’re also continuing to add new resources of both encouragement and practical tips for your ministry & personal life that we hope will be a source of support wherever you are.

A message from our team to yours...

In the face of fear, of chaos, anxiety, and uncertainty, you remain a child of God—loved, fought for, protected, covered by God’s mercies.
 
As the events of the world seem to threaten our security and inner peace, you remain his. Loved. Fought for. Protected. Covered.
 
God's love is not conditional, not subject to change. His promises are not empty, and his words are not void. He does not give himself in pieces, but wholly, completely, fully, in the midst of our greatest hardships and worry, he remains ever close and ever-present.
 
He is your Protector. He is fighting for you. He has conquered death for you. He has broken bows and ended wars for you, and you remain his. And yet he still promises himself to us. Near. Close. Present. In his sovereignty and in his grace, he says to us,It is mine to fight, to conquer, to defeat darkness and to reign victorious. It is yours to see and to know that this is all for you. I have pledged myself to you. I am with you. I will be exalted.
 
We may not have reason, explanation, or certainty of why, but what we do know is God is still good, no matter our circumstances. He remains near with no oversight of our struggles or anxiety. He remains close to the brokenhearted, and you remain his child. Loved. Fought for. Protected.
 
We're all in this together and we will continue to serve you as you serve others.

 


Updated 3-19-20

Rest assured. Our summer mission trips are still a go! Our team is hard at work preparing an amazing 2020 summer season for you and we are continuing to work with our partners to ensure safety measures are met at each of our camps. We are so appreciative of your support, understanding, and patience through the process. It’s our goal to stay in communication and keep you updated along the way. Our heart is to serve you in the midst of change, growth, and all the in-betweens. 
 
Amid the uncertainty and chaos, we know you have an abundant desire to keep serving. Sometimes the difficult part is just knowing how. Whether you’re a parent, youth leader, teenager, or college student, you are influencers invested in others’ lives and guiding them through this difficult season. Here at Group Mission Trips, we are all about mission and ministry year-round. We are committed to come alongside you and equip you with what you need during this time. 
 
We’ve curated resources of both encouragement and practical tips for your ministry & personal life that we hope will be a source of support wherever you are. View resources here.

 


Updated 3-12-20

Your safety is our #1 concern.

We value our partnership with you and appreciate the trust you have in us to provide transformational mission trips. Whether you are a youth leader, community partner, red shirt, parent, pastor or participant, you matter to us and are a valuable part of this ministry. We know trust is earned, and we’ve worked hard for 30 years to create safe and powerful experiences that transform communities, residents, adults and youth. This summer will be no different.
 
We understand the growing concern around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and we want to communicate our plans to address your concerns. Your safety is always our #1 concern. We’re paying close attention to the World Health Organization, the CDC’s daily reporting, as well as local health department guidelines for each community we'll be serving. 
 
If you’ve served with us in the past, you know our staff works very hard to keep our experiences safe, fun, and rewarding. We are in close communication with all of our lodging facilities in each community and we'll be working with them to create the safest possible environment for hosting a mission trip. As for service projects, in the cases of elderly or immune-risk residents we might be serving, we’re working closely with our local partners to assess (and/or redirect the scope of work) each project and ensure the safety of both residents and participants.
 
We’re confident in continuing to provide the exceptional service experience you can trust with Group Mission Trips, and we’re grateful for your partnership in our efforts.