Go on a Mission Trip with us in 2016!

We have some great experiences planned for you in 2016.  Take one small step with us and find out more about these great mission trip opportunities.  Click on any of the links below for more details!


Summer 2016 Mission Trip

Join us in Detroit, Michigan on our annual mission trip!

When:     July 10 – 16, 2016

Where:     Detroit, MI

Who:    Those entering 9th grade in the 2016-17 school year and older; Groups or individuals can register and are welcome

What:     We are returning to Detroit, MI to serve communities in need

How much:     $425 per person

This mission trip is now closed to new registrations.  For those registered, please pay your final balance.

All overdue balances are subject to a $25 late fee each week after the due date the balance goes unpaid.

Spring Young Adults Mission Trip - South Carolina

Young adults age 18+ will be immersed in service in an experience like no other!

What: May Young Adult Mission Trip 2016

When: Tuesday, May 24th – Sunday, May 29th

Where: Columbia, South Carolina

Who: Anyone 18 or older with a willingness to serve God through helping others!

Work: Flood recovery and disaster relief with the St. Bernard Project

Host Site: St. David Lutheran Church – 132 Saint David’s Church Road West Columbia, SC 29170

Cost: $100 – includes travel, lodging, and food; excludes two meals

If you are interested in joining LutheranHANDS on the May trip to South Carolina, continue to check back here and expect to see more trip and registration information soon!

Registration closes on April 24, 2016 (Payment due May 1st)

If you have any questions, please contact Julia Wren at jwren@lutheranhands.org

Summer Young Adults Mission Trip to North Dakota

Young adults age 18+ will be immersed in service in an experience like no other!

When:     July 17 – 22, 2016

Who:     Ages 18 and up.  Groups or individuals can register and are welcome

What:     Serve the families of the Fort Berthold Reservation near Garrison, ND

Volunteer Partner and Housing:     Camp of the Cross in Garrison, ND

Travel Arrangements:     15 Passenger Vans with an overnight stop in Chicago

How much:     Costs are still being worked out, but we expect them to land between $450

Registration opens Feb 29, 2016 and closes on May 15, 2016

A $100 non-refundable deposit is due with registration to reserve your seat on the trip.

All overdue balances are subject to a $25 late fee each week after the due date the balance goes unpaid.


Serve with LutheranHANDS and Tree4Hope in Guatemala!

When: August 7th-14th We will be gathering at Grace Lutheran Church on August 7th at 5A and plan to return to Grace on the 14th around midnight.

The Flight: We will be flying out of Dulles on flight 0581 (Avianca) We will quickly transfer in San Salvador (flight 0572) and go to Guatemala. Lunch will be included however participants should bring money for dinner upon arrival in Guatemala. ($10 will suffice)

Return Flight: We will take flight 0573 to San Salvador and then quickly transfer again to flight 0580 heading for Dulles. $10 for lunch should also be saved for this time. Dinner will be supplied on the flight.

Who: All those entering 9th grade in the 2016-17 school year and older; Groups or individuals can register and are welcome; All travelers must have a valid passport.

Official Registration: Registration has closed. Any final payments can be sent to:

PO Box 644
Hummelstown, PA 17036

*Please write “Guatemala” in the memo line of the check.

Where: We will be serving in the neighboring villages of Antigua. We will be staying in a GATED hotel in the town of Antigua. Antigua is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Town! See a few pictures below of the hotel area below. As well as a map to show where we will be!

What will we be doing? Our main mission will be to serve in an orphanage with the kids there. There will be a variety of roles there availability that may include VBS activities, teaching english, sports, etc… We will also most likely help prepare meals for some indigenous elders of the region. This will surely be a humbling experience.

More? We will be learning a lot about the history of Guatemala and the hidden civil war that has happened there. Be open and ready to laugh, cry, and the roller coaster of emotions that will be coming.

The final orientation meeting will be held at:

Crist Farm

1317 Paxton Church Road

Harrisburg PA 17110

At this meeting we will be packing our checked luggage with donations. Please bring all donations along with you!

We will plan to go from 4P-7P on June 12th. Dinner will be provided.

How much? The cost of the trip is going to be $1400, this will cover nearly everything. Lodging, travel, food while in Guatemala, local service work supplies and supervision, faith formation in large and small group settings and a trip tee shirt.
What it will not cover is a meal or two in an airport and a dinner out while in Guatemala. There will be many opportunities for home-made souvenirs that I would suggest putting back $20-$50 back for. Home made shoes is one of the specialities of one of the men in the village. They look awesome!
These costs do not include the passport cost. Please be sure to secure your current passport ASAP. (NOTE: If your passport is within 6 months of expiration, you need to renew it. They may not allow you back in the U.S. if it is within 6 months of expiration.)

Prayer: Please continue praying as a family and church for God to prepare you mentally, emotionally and spiritually.There are many opportunities to serve and learn and I am telling you now, we are going to be rocked! God is at work and we are so blessed to be able to go!

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact trip leaders Jesse Woodrow (jwoodrow@lutheranhands.org) or Troy Spencer (tspencer@lutheranhands.org)