2014 - 2015 Mission Trips

CUBA

Dates of Trip:  December 5 - 13, 2014 (Registration is closed.)
Designations: Construction, Evangelism, Youth and Women's Ministry, Farm Ministry, Sports Camp.
Cost:  $1,700
Description: The team will travel to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba where we will serve alongside the NC Baptist Men and the Eastern Baptist Convention of Cuba. The mission in Cuba is to move forward and support the spreading of the Gospel in communist Cuba. God is moving in a mighty way across this island. On this trip, we will be working together with our brothers in Cuba on light construction at a retirement facility for elderly pastors and community members. We will also be visiting a farm and helping in some farming duties. Several other ministries and churches will be visited for fellowship. No skills required for trip. God always has his mission plans ready for us when we serve.
Trip Leader: Kevin Cobb at  or by calling 704-578-0771.


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Dates of Trip:  February 21 - 28, 2015
Designations: Construction, evangelism.
Cost: $1,100
Application Deadline Date:  November 1, 2014
Description: The team will do evangelism and construction of a Christian school working with Freedom International Ministries.  The team size is approximately 20.
Trip Leaders: Charles Cranford at  or by calling 704-541-9841. Marcus Copolillo at  or by calling 704-661-8713.  

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COSTA RICA 

Dates of Trips:  February 21 – 28, 2015 (15 spots) and March 14 – 21, 2015 (12 spots)
Designations: Construction.
Cost:  $1,450.00
Application Deadline Date: December 30, 2014
Description:  Team will do construction on a church in the Alajuela region of Costa Rica.  Project will include light to medium construction and work is available for all skill levels. This trip is for men, women and children 14 years of age and older accompanied by a parent.
Trip Leaders: Chad Bryant (February trip) at  or by calling 704-405-3815, Tom Powell (March trip) at .  

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ALBANIA

Dates of Trip:  February 27 - March 7, 2015
Designations: Family Friendly, Evangelism, Women's Ministries, Medical, Counseling.
Cost:  $2,100
Application Deadline Date:  December 31, 2014   
Description:  The team will travel to Tirana and work alongside the staff at Bethany Social Services, an organization that provides social, psychological, educational, training and medical services to women, children and families in the name of Jesus Christ. The team is looking for nurses, educators, nurturing caregivers and people who can teach English and lead crafts and sport activities with children in two orphanages.  In addition, the team will assist foster families and abandoned pregnant women in the crisis pregnancy program. 
Trip Leader:  Arion Skenderi at .

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EASTERN EUROPE 

Dates of Trip:  March 19 - 29, 2015
Designations: Evangelism.
Cost:  $2,000 - $2,500
Application Deadline Date:  January 30, 2015
Description:  The team will make a brief intermediate stop on route. There, the team will meet in public places and homes and use conversational English as a way to develop relationships. They will also prayer walk in the city. No teaching experience needed, only a desire to share Christ! Older students, men and women are welcomed. 2-3 members per trip. 
Contact Diane McGee at .

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CUBA

Dates of Trip:  June 11 - 19, 2015
Designations: Construction, Evangelism, Youth and Women's Ministry, Farm Ministry, Sports Camp.
Cost: $1,700
Application Deadline Date: February 27, 2015 
Description: The team will travel to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba where we will serve alongside the NC Baptist Men and the Eastern Baptist Convention of Cuba. The mission in Cuba is to move forward and support the spreading of the Gospel in communist Cuba. God is moving in a mighty way across this island. On this trip, we will be working together with our brothers in Cuba on light construction at a retirement facility for elderly pastors and community members. We will also be visiting a farm and helping in some farming duties. Several other ministries and churches will be visited for fellowship. No skills required for trip. God always has his mission plans ready for us when we serve.
Trip Leader: Peter Cordero at  or by calling 704-771-6864.

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EAST ASIA

Dates or Trip:  June 11 - 23, 2015
Designations: Medical, Family Friendly, Evangelism, Men's & Women's Ministries, Sports Outreach and much more.
Cost: $2,490
Application Deadline Date:  March 1, 2015
Description:  The team will serve at a foster home in East Asia and work alongside the staff and volunteers ministering to medically fragile infants and children.  Medically trained volunteers will have opportunities for occupational, speech and physical therapy as well as conducting physical exams on infants and children.  Non-medical volunteers will assist with the infants and children in a Mom and Tots program, a preschool class and also a VBS program for the staff’s children. We will offer Conversational English classes for high school and college age (no ESL required), as well as minister to the elderly in the village, teach parenting and English classes to village children and adults, and much more.
Trip Leader: Marilyn McBride at .

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MEXICO

Dates of Trip:  June 13 - 20, 2015
Designations:  High School Students, Construction, Evangelism.
Cost:  $850
Application Deadline Date: December 17, 2014
Description: Carmel Student Ministry will be taking a team of high school students to work and live at Big Heart Orphanage in Reynosa, Mexico. Big Heart has been blessed with dorm and dining hall facilities for visiting groups. Students will have the opportunity to interact with the children at the orphanage, participate in construction projects and community events, including partnering with the local church for an outreach to the least of these in the community around the orphanage. Students will attend a local worship service on Sunday. For detailed information please visit www.carmelbaptist.org/fuel-event/mexico-mission-trip/.   
Trip Leader: Ryan Jackson at .

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UKRAINE - Irpen Bible Church

Dates of Trip:  June 19 - June 27, 2015
Designations: Construction, Men’s/Women’s ministry, Medical, Shut-in Visitation, Evangelism.
Cost:  Approximately $2,200
Application Deadline Date:  January 19, 2015
Description: The team will serve alongside the leaders of Irpen Bible Church by conducting a sports camp for children in the AM in a VBS format, and sports tournaments for older youth in the PM.  The afternoons focus on multiple areas of ministry based on needs of IBC leaders and the skills of the Carmel team members.  Skills and interests in sports, working with children, teaching, evangelism, construction medical, men’s/women’s ministry, etc. are particularly desired. The Ukraine Mission trip is a family-friendly trip that can accommodate all ages with a primary focus on conducting a sports outreach camp for children and youth. 
Trip Leader: Bill Smith at  or by calling 704-844-1020.

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ATLANTA, GA

Dates of Trip: June 29 - July 3
Designation:
 Student Trip
Cost: Approximately $300
Application Deadline Date: February 22, 2015
Registration, $50 deposit and waiver are due February 22. Full payment due June 1st.
Description of Trip:  At Carmel, we have defined a disciple as a follower of Christ in learning and living. This trip will be just that: learning and living. Students will learn more about who God is, who they are, and the call to missions as they live out their faith in a practical way. We will work with Whirlwind Missions to share Christ through back yard Bible clubs in apartment complexes within the International Village.
Contact: Lauren Wright at 

 

 

GUYANA

Dates of Trip:  July 11 - 18, or July 18 - 25, or attend both weeks, July 11 - 25
Designation: Evangelism. 
Cost:  $2,000 for one week; $2,600 for two weeks
Application Deadline Date:  March 1, 2015
Description: The team will serve alongside our full time Guyanese team. We will minister to children in churches and villages and to inmates in prisons. We will have praise/worship services that clearly explain the gospel and then wash the children’s and prisoners’ feet as we share the love of Christ and give them new foot wear. This is an evangelism trip using foot washing as an entry point. Team members must be at least 16 years old because we do work in the prisons and that is the required age.
Trip Leader: Beth Puckett at .

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KENYA

Dates of Trip: To be determined
Designations: Student Friendly, Evangelism, Holistic Ministry.
Cost:  $3,300.00
Application Deadline Date:  Team member application and $100 non-refundable deposit due date: February 1, 2015. Deadline date the deposit of the first ½ of trip cost is due: June 1, 2015. Deadline date the remainder of trip cost is due:  July 1, 2015.
Description: Our goal for the student ministry trip to Kenya in 2015 is for students to experience "learning and living" in the cross cultural context of Tenwek Hospital, Tenwek Community Health and Development, and the Africa Gospel Church.
Trip Leader: Joseph McMurry at .

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JONI AND FRIENDS CAMPS

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC “WHEELS FOR THE WORLD”

Dates of Trip: March 6 – 14, 2015
Cost: Approximately $2400.
Application Deadline Date: ASAP
Description: Physical or Occupational Therapists, Mechanics and Support Personnel will work with national translators and church members to hand-fit wheelchairs to individuals who need them. PT or OTs to hand-fit wheelchairs are still needed. Call ASAP.
Contact: Andra Eason at  

 

BONCLARKEN FAMILY RETREAT (Flat Rock, NC)

Dates of Trip: August 2 - 7 or August 9 - 14
Application Deadline Date: June 1, 2015
Cost: $400
Description: Team members are paired as a friend/buddy to someone with special needs for 5 days.  You will attend morning programming similar to VBS with your buddy in the morning and then spend the afternoon and evenings helping your buddy with fun activities such as paddle boating, archery, zip lines, climbing walls, swimming, family fun events, etc.  
Contact: Andra Eason – 

 

Questions? For more information or if you have questions on Carmel sponsored mission trips, please email  in the church office or by calling 704-847-8575, Ext. 3010.