2014 - 2015 Mission Trips

CUBA

Dates of Trip:  December 5 - 13, 2014 (Registration is closed.)
Trip Designations: The needs are many in Cuba so there are always opportunities in evangelism, construction, youth ministry, VBS, women’s ministry, farm ministry, sports camp, medical ministry and just  loving on our brothers in Cuba. The trip is family and student friendly and we encourage young and senior members of Carmel to journey with us.
Cost of Trip:  $1,700
Description of Trip: 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
Trip Category: Construction, evangelism.
Cost Range: $1,100
Application Deadline Date:  November 1, 2014
Trip Description: The team will do evangelism and construction of a Christian school working with Freedom International Ministries.  The team size is approximately 20.
Trip Leader: 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 Trip:  February 21 – 28, 2015 (15 spots) and March 14 – 21, 2015 (12 spots)
Trip Designations: Construction focus open to men and women and children 14 years and older accompanied by a parent.  All skill levels accepted.
Cost of Trip:  $1,450.00
Application Deadline Date: December 30, 2014
Description of Trip: We will be doing 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.
Trip Leader: 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
Trip Designations: Family Friendly, Evangelism, Women's Ministries, Medical, Counseling.
Cost of Trip:  $2,100
Application Deadline Date:  December 31, 2014   
Description of Trip:  The team will travel to Tirana, Albania 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
Trip Designations: Evangelism. Older students, men and women are welcomed. 2-3 members per trip. 
Cost of Trip:  $2,000 - $2,500
Application Deadline Date:  January 30, 2015
Description of Trip:  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! 
Contact Diane McGee at .

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CUBA

Dates of Trip:  June 11 - 19, 2015
Trip Designations: The needs are many in Cuba so there are always opportunities in evangelism, construction, youth ministry, VBS, women’s ministry, farm ministry, sports camp, medical ministry and just  loving on our brothers in Cuba. The trip is family and student friendly and we encourage young and senior members of Carmel to journey with us.
Cost of Trip:  $1,700
Application Deadline Date: February 27, 2015 
Description of Trip: 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
Trip Designations: Medical, Family Friendly, Evangelism, Men's & Women's Ministries, Sports Outreach and much more!
Cost of Trip: $2,490
Application Deadline Date:  March 1, 2015
Description of Trip:  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 we will also have 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
Trip Designations: This trip is for High School students.   
Cost of trip:  $850
Application Deadline Date: December 17, 2014
Description of Trip: 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
Trip Designations: Construction, Men’s/Women’s ministry, Medical, Shut-in Visitation, Evangelism.
Cost of Trip:  Approximately $2,200
Application Deadline Date:  January 19, 2015
Description of Trip: 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 giftedness 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 Leaders: Konstantin Goncharov and Bill Smith at  or by calling 704-844-1020.

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GUYANA

Dates of Trip:  July 11 - 18, or July 18 - 25, or attend both weeks, July 11 - 25
Trip Designations: Evangelism. 
Cost of Trip:  $2,000 for one week; $2,600 for two weeks
Application Deadline Date:  March 1, 2015
Description of Trip: 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

Name of Trip: Student Ministry Kenya Trip
Dates of Trip: July 30 - August 9, 2015
Trip Designations: Student Friendly, Evangelism, Holistic Ministry.
Cost of Trip:  $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 of Trip: 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”

Application Deadline Date: ASAP
Dates of Trip: March 6 – 14th / Cost: TBD approximately $2400.
Trip 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 –  

BONCLARKEN FAMILY RETREAT (Flat Rock, NC)

Application: Feb 1 – www.joniandfriends.org/charlotte 
Application Deadline DateJune 1, 2015
Dates of Trip: Week 1: August 2 - 7; Week 2: August 9 - 14
Cost of Trip:  $400 (includes room & board, activities, training)
Trip 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.