GAiN humanitarian outreach mission trips partner with local ministries and churches in countries across the globe to serve those in need and share the love of Jesus Christ.

Whether conducting a vision clinic in Central Asia, helping plant a garden in Zimbabwe, or delivering food to refugee children, you will be blessed as you take part in transforming lives through a dynamic, hands-on mission trip.

Upcoming Mission Trips

Jan 27 – Feb 5, 2017

East Africa Prayer Trip

East Africa

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East Africa Prayer Trip

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On all sides this East African country is surrounded by conflict. As a result refugees continually pour in from neighboring countries seeking peace and safety. Many refugees have been in this country for more than 20 years and will likely never be able to return to their homelands. The refugee camps often lack of resources, opportunities, and hope for a better future.

Outside the camps, life is much the same. 60% of the population is unemployed; nearly 200,000 people live on less than $1.25 a day, and many people live in slums or on the streets. In these dire circumstances, people need the hope of Christ. But this heavily Muslim country is hostile toward the gospel.

One of the things this nation needs most is prayer. We will take a team to pray for our partners and the other ministries working there, the believers who risk rejection from their families, the people living in poverty, and for the salvation of many in this land. Praying on location, outside and on the move, allows us to see firsthand what we need to pray for, hear stories from and pray with individuals, and praise God for the ways we see him already working.

Dates: Jan 27 – Feb 5, 2017

Location: East Africa

Team Leader: Cyndi

Cost:$950 (+ Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): prayer walking

Mar 3 – Mar 12, 2017

Spring Break Greece Refugee Care 1

Lesvos, Greece

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Spring Break Greece Refugee Care 1

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This trip is full. 

For the past couple of years, the news has been filled stories of violence in the Middle East, especially Syria, and of the resulting refugee crisis.  Syrian men, women, and children are leaving their homes, jobs, and friends hoping to escape war and poverty. More than one million refugees have made the dangerous journey through Turkey and arrived on the shores of the Greek islands on small but overcrowded rubber boats. They hope to pass through the islands and continue on into Europe. But most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees stuck in camps—unable to continue on but unable to return home.  These camps have an overwhelming need for volunteers to help and show love to the refugees.

GAIN will partner with a local organization to serve in a camp on the island of Lesvos, the island where the most refugees have arrived. We can help meet physical needs and express the love of Jesus Christ through our actions.

Work will include distributing aid such as blankets or food, serving as security guards, or doing manual labor and chores in the camp. As we serve, we show these refugees that they are loved and cared for.

This trip is primarily for college students. Others are encouraged to participate in the two-week trip, Greece Refugee Care. Participants on this trip must be 18 or older. Work will be physically taxing—you must be able to work on your feet for 8 hours at a time.

Dates: Mar 3 – Mar 12, 2017

Location: Lesvos, Greece

Team Leader: Kim

Cost:$2,695 (international airfare included)

GAiN Project(s): refugee care

Mar 3 – Mar 19, 2017

Greece Refugee Care

Lesvos, Greece

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Greece Refugee Care

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This trip is full. 

For the past couple of years, the news has been filled stories of violence in the Middle East, especially Syria, and of the resulting refugee crisis.  Syrian men, women, and children are leaving their homes, jobs, and friends hoping to escape war and poverty. More than one million refugees have made the dangerous journey through Turkey and arrived on the shores of the Greek islands on small but overcrowded rubber boats. They hope to pass through the islands and continue on into Europe.

But most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees stuck in camps—unable to continue on but unable to return home.  These camps have an overwhelming need for volunteers to help and show love to the refugees.

GAIN will partner with a local organization to serve in a camp on the island of Lesvos, the island where the most refugees have arrived. We can help meet physical needs and express the love of Jesus Christ through our actions.

Work will include distributing aid such as blankets or food, serving as security guards, or doing manual labor and chores in the camp. As we serve, we show these refugees that they are loved and cared for.

Participants on this trip must by 18 or older to work in the camp. Work will be physically taxing—you must be able to work on your feet 8 hours at a time. If you are a student, we encourage you to check out our one-week spring break trips to Greece.

Dates: Mar 3 – Mar 19, 2017

Location: Lesvos, Greece

Team Leader: Kim and Brittany

Cost:$3,200 (international airfare included)

GAiN Project(s): refugee care

Mar 10 – Mar 19, 2017

Spring Break Greece Refugee Care 2

Lesvos, Greece

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Spring Break Greece Refugee Care 2

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This trip is full.

For the past couple of years, the news has been filled stories of violence in the Middle East, especially Syria, and of the resulting refugee crisis.  Syrian men, women, and children are leaving their homes, jobs, and friends hoping to escape war and poverty. More than one million refugees made the dangerous journey through Turkey and arrived on the shores of the Greek islands on small but overcrowded rubber boats. They hope to pass through the islands and continue on into Europe.

But most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees stuck in camps—unable to continue on, but unable to return home.  These camps have an overwhelming need for volunteers to help and show love to the refugees.

GAiN will partner with a local organization to serve in a camp on the island of Lesvos, the island where the most refugees have arrived. We can help meet physical needs and express the love of Jesus Christ through our actions.

Work will include distributing aid such as blankets or food, serving as security guards, or doing manual labor and chores in the camp. As we serve, we show these refugees that they are loved and cared for.

This trip is primarily for students at USC. Others are encouraged to participate in the two-week mission trip, “Greece Refugee Care.” Participants on this trip must be 18 or older. Work will be physically taxing—you must be able to work on your feet for 8 hours at a time.

Dates: Mar 10 – Mar 19, 2017

Location: Lesvos, Greece

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$2,695 (international airfare included)

GAiN Project(s): refugee care

Mar 27 – Apr 8, 2017

Middle East Vision And Care

Middle East

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Middle East Vision And Care

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There are millions of refugees in the Middle East who have left behind their friends, families, and homes. They seek peace and safety. Many lack basic necessities and care. All have faced some sort of trauma and loss.

GAIN wants to partner with local ministries in the Middle East to help meet the needs in their communities. Our work increases the ability of these local ministries to build relationships and share the hope of Christ with those around them.

We will travel to the heart of the Middle East to conduct eyeglass clinics where we will meet with locals and refugees one-on-one to assess their vision and provide glasses.

Dates: Mar 27 – Apr 8, 2017

Location: Middle East

Team Leader: John

Cost:$2,350 (+ Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): eyeglass clinic, luopads

May 30 – June 12, 2017

Central Asia Vision Clinics

Central Asia

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Central Asia Vision Clinics

More than 1.2 million people in Central Asia have impaired vision. This affects a person’s ability to get around, work, and read. Vision problems are typically easy to treat, but most people here live in mountain villages where it is difficult to access health and vision care.

GAIN partners with the local ministry to help reach the unreached and meet their needs.  Our work increases our partners’ ability to build relationships and share the Christ’s love.

We will travel to Central Asia to conduct eyeglass clinics. At the clinics we will meet with locals one-on-one to assess their vision and provide eyeglasses. No experience is necessary. We will also visit other areas in the community, providing opportunities to share the reality of Christ’s love.

Dates: May 30 – June 12, 2017

Location: Central Asia

Team Leader: Kim and Brittany

Cost:$2,125 +airfare

GAiN Project(s): eyeglass clinic

Jun 5 – Jun 18, 2017

Tanzania Community Agriculture

Bariadi, Tanzania

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Tanzania Community Agriculture

img_8135People in Tanzania need access to clean water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. GAiN recently drilled a well near the town of Bariadi to help with this. The new well quickly became a catalyst for a new church.

GAiN drilled 3 wells in Tanzania last year. Our partners have a bold plan to use clean water to share Christ’s love.

We will take a team to help the community in Bariadi create a garden and install a drip irrigation system using the well water. This will allow our ministry partners to continue reaching the community with the truth of Christ’s love. Our work on this trip will lay a foundation for our long-term ministry partners in Tanzania.

Dates: Jun 5 – Jun 18, 2017

Location: Bariadi, Tanzania

Team Leader: John

Cost:$2,380 (+Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): community agriculture

Aug 11 – Aug 20, 2017

Zambia Mobility Training 1

Ndola, Zambia

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Zambia Mobility Training 1

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At least 765,000 men, women, and children in Zambia have a physical disability. Most of them have little or no access to basic services. Families often lack the knowledge and resources to care for their loved ones. Often these individuals are shunned because of their disabilities.

GAIN will partner with local ministries to help reach the disabled. Our work increases the ability of the locals to build relationships and share the gospel.

We are returning for year 3 of our mobility training in the city of Ndola. We will train local caregivers to assess the needs of the disabled and properly fit them in a wheelchair. We will also help them show the love of Jesus to those they help.

Physical Therapists are needed to help with training.

 

Dates: Aug 11 – Aug 20, 2017

Location: Ndola, Zambia

Team Leader: Cyndi

Cost:$2,100 (+ Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): mobility training level 3

Aug 18 – Aug 26, 2017

Zambia Mobility Training 2

Lusaka, Zambia

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Zambia Mobility Training 2

Mission Trips

At least 765,000 men, women, and children in Zambia have a physical disability. Most of them have little or no access to basic services. Families often lack the knowledge and resources to care for their loved ones. Often these individuals are shunned because of their disabilities.

GAIN will partner with local ministries to help reach the disabled. Our work increases the ability of the locals to build relationships and share the gospel.

We are beginning a new mobility ministry in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. We will train local caregivers to assess the needs of the disabled and properly fit them in a wheelchair. We will also help them show the love of Jesus to those they help.

Physical Therapists are needed to help with training.

Dates: Aug 18 – Aug 26, 2017

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Team Leader: Cyndi

Cost:$2,100 (+Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): mobility

September 2017

Central Asia Special Needs Ministry

Central Asia

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Central Asia Special Needs Ministry

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In Central Asia, having a child with special needs is considered shameful. These children are denied education, services, and community. Medical professionals lack training to care for these children or assist parents.

Families often keep their children hidden away and do not tell even their closest friends about their special needs children. There are more than 26,000 children with disabilities in the country, yet the families feel isolated and alone.

But cultural barriers are being slowly broken down and a community is forming of families with special needs children.

We will travel to Central Asia to care for these children and their families. We will provide training to help them help their children. Our hope is to encourage these families and show them they are loved.

Dates: September 2017

Location: Central Asia

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$2,300 (+ Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): special needs ministry


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Jan 27 – Feb 5, 2017

East Africa Prayer Trip

East Africa

East Africa Prayer Trip

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On all sides this East African country is surrounded by conflict. As a result refugees continually pour in from neighboring countries seeking peace and safety. Many refugees have been in this country for more than 20 years and will likely never be able to return to their homelands. The refugee camps often lack of resources, opportunities, and hope for a better future.

Outside the camps, life is much the same. 60% of the population is unemployed; nearly 200,000 people live on less than $1.25 a day, and many people live in slums or on the streets. In these dire circumstances, people need the hope of Christ. But this heavily Muslim country is hostile toward the gospel.

One of the things this nation needs most is prayer. We will take a team to pray for our partners and the other ministries working there, the believers who risk rejection from their families, the people living in poverty, and for the salvation of many in this land. Praying on location, outside and on the move, allows us to see firsthand what we need to pray for, hear stories from and pray with individuals, and praise God for the ways we see him already working.

Dates: Jan 27 – Feb 5, 2017

Location: East Africa

Team Leader: Cyndi

Cost:$950 (+ Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): prayer walking







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Mar 3 – Mar 12, 2017

Spring Break Greece Refugee Care 1

Lesvos, Greece

Spring Break Greece Refugee Care 1

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This trip is full. 

For the past couple of years, the news has been filled stories of violence in the Middle East, especially Syria, and of the resulting refugee crisis.  Syrian men, women, and children are leaving their homes, jobs, and friends hoping to escape war and poverty. More than one million refugees have made the dangerous journey through Turkey and arrived on the shores of the Greek islands on small but overcrowded rubber boats. They hope to pass through the islands and continue on into Europe. But most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees stuck in camps—unable to continue on but unable to return home.  These camps have an overwhelming need for volunteers to help and show love to the refugees.

GAIN will partner with a local organization to serve in a camp on the island of Lesvos, the island where the most refugees have arrived. We can help meet physical needs and express the love of Jesus Christ through our actions.

Work will include distributing aid such as blankets or food, serving as security guards, or doing manual labor and chores in the camp. As we serve, we show these refugees that they are loved and cared for.

This trip is primarily for college students. Others are encouraged to participate in the two-week trip, Greece Refugee Care. Participants on this trip must be 18 or older. Work will be physically taxing—you must be able to work on your feet for 8 hours at a time.

Dates: Mar 3 – Mar 12, 2017

Location: Lesvos, Greece

Team Leader: Kim

Cost:$2,695 (international airfare included)

GAiN Project(s): refugee care







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Mar 3 – Mar 19, 2017

Greece Refugee Care

Lesvos, Greece

Greece Refugee Care

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This trip is full. 

For the past couple of years, the news has been filled stories of violence in the Middle East, especially Syria, and of the resulting refugee crisis.  Syrian men, women, and children are leaving their homes, jobs, and friends hoping to escape war and poverty. More than one million refugees have made the dangerous journey through Turkey and arrived on the shores of the Greek islands on small but overcrowded rubber boats. They hope to pass through the islands and continue on into Europe.

But most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees stuck in camps—unable to continue on but unable to return home.  These camps have an overwhelming need for volunteers to help and show love to the refugees.

GAIN will partner with a local organization to serve in a camp on the island of Lesvos, the island where the most refugees have arrived. We can help meet physical needs and express the love of Jesus Christ through our actions.

Work will include distributing aid such as blankets or food, serving as security guards, or doing manual labor and chores in the camp. As we serve, we show these refugees that they are loved and cared for.

Participants on this trip must by 18 or older to work in the camp. Work will be physically taxing—you must be able to work on your feet 8 hours at a time. If you are a student, we encourage you to check out our one-week spring break trips to Greece.

Dates: Mar 3 – Mar 19, 2017

Location: Lesvos, Greece

Team Leader: Kim and Brittany

Cost:$3,200 (international airfare included)

GAiN Project(s): refugee care







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Mar 10 – Mar 19, 2017

Spring Break Greece Refugee Care 2

Lesvos, Greece

Spring Break Greece Refugee Care 2

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This trip is full.

For the past couple of years, the news has been filled stories of violence in the Middle East, especially Syria, and of the resulting refugee crisis.  Syrian men, women, and children are leaving their homes, jobs, and friends hoping to escape war and poverty. More than one million refugees made the dangerous journey through Turkey and arrived on the shores of the Greek islands on small but overcrowded rubber boats. They hope to pass through the islands and continue on into Europe.

But most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees stuck in camps—unable to continue on, but unable to return home.  These camps have an overwhelming need for volunteers to help and show love to the refugees.

GAiN will partner with a local organization to serve in a camp on the island of Lesvos, the island where the most refugees have arrived. We can help meet physical needs and express the love of Jesus Christ through our actions.

Work will include distributing aid such as blankets or food, serving as security guards, or doing manual labor and chores in the camp. As we serve, we show these refugees that they are loved and cared for.

This trip is primarily for students at USC. Others are encouraged to participate in the two-week mission trip, “Greece Refugee Care.” Participants on this trip must be 18 or older. Work will be physically taxing—you must be able to work on your feet for 8 hours at a time.

Dates: Mar 10 – Mar 19, 2017

Location: Lesvos, Greece

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$2,695 (international airfare included)

GAiN Project(s): refugee care







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Mar 27 – Apr 8, 2017

Middle East Vision And Care

Middle East

Middle East Vision And Care

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There are millions of refugees in the Middle East who have left behind their friends, families, and homes. They seek peace and safety. Many lack basic necessities and care. All have faced some sort of trauma and loss.

GAIN wants to partner with local ministries in the Middle East to help meet the needs in their communities. Our work increases the ability of these local ministries to build relationships and share the hope of Christ with those around them.

We will travel to the heart of the Middle East to conduct eyeglass clinics where we will meet with locals and refugees one-on-one to assess their vision and provide glasses.

Dates: Mar 27 – Apr 8, 2017

Location: Middle East

Team Leader: John

Cost:$2,350 (+ Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): eyeglass clinic, luopads







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May 30 – June 12, 2017

Central Asia Vision Clinics

Central Asia

Central Asia Vision Clinics

More than 1.2 million people in Central Asia have impaired vision. This affects a person’s ability to get around, work, and read. Vision problems are typically easy to treat, but most people here live in mountain villages where it is difficult to access health and vision care.

GAIN partners with the local ministry to help reach the unreached and meet their needs.  Our work increases our partners’ ability to build relationships and share the Christ’s love.

We will travel to Central Asia to conduct eyeglass clinics. At the clinics we will meet with locals one-on-one to assess their vision and provide eyeglasses. No experience is necessary. We will also visit other areas in the community, providing opportunities to share the reality of Christ’s love.

Dates: May 30 – June 12, 2017

Location: Central Asia

Team Leader: Kim and Brittany

Cost:$2,125 +airfare

GAiN Project(s): eyeglass clinic







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Jun 5 – Jun 18, 2017

Tanzania Community Agriculture

Bariadi, Tanzania

Tanzania Community Agriculture

img_8135People in Tanzania need access to clean water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. GAiN recently drilled a well near the town of Bariadi to help with this. The new well quickly became a catalyst for a new church.

GAiN drilled 3 wells in Tanzania last year. Our partners have a bold plan to use clean water to share Christ’s love.

We will take a team to help the community in Bariadi create a garden and install a drip irrigation system using the well water. This will allow our ministry partners to continue reaching the community with the truth of Christ’s love. Our work on this trip will lay a foundation for our long-term ministry partners in Tanzania.

Dates: Jun 5 – Jun 18, 2017

Location: Bariadi, Tanzania

Team Leader: John

Cost:$2,380 (+Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): community agriculture







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Aug 11 – Aug 20, 2017

Zambia Mobility Training 1

Ndola, Zambia

Zambia Mobility Training 1

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At least 765,000 men, women, and children in Zambia have a physical disability. Most of them have little or no access to basic services. Families often lack the knowledge and resources to care for their loved ones. Often these individuals are shunned because of their disabilities.

GAIN will partner with local ministries to help reach the disabled. Our work increases the ability of the locals to build relationships and share the gospel.

We are returning for year 3 of our mobility training in the city of Ndola. We will train local caregivers to assess the needs of the disabled and properly fit them in a wheelchair. We will also help them show the love of Jesus to those they help.

Physical Therapists are needed to help with training.

 

Dates: Aug 11 – Aug 20, 2017

Location: Ndola, Zambia

Team Leader: Cyndi

Cost:$2,100 (+ Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): mobility training level 3







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Aug 18 – Aug 26, 2017

Zambia Mobility Training 2

Lusaka, Zambia

Zambia Mobility Training 2

Mission Trips

At least 765,000 men, women, and children in Zambia have a physical disability. Most of them have little or no access to basic services. Families often lack the knowledge and resources to care for their loved ones. Often these individuals are shunned because of their disabilities.

GAIN will partner with local ministries to help reach the disabled. Our work increases the ability of the locals to build relationships and share the gospel.

We are beginning a new mobility ministry in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. We will train local caregivers to assess the needs of the disabled and properly fit them in a wheelchair. We will also help them show the love of Jesus to those they help.

Physical Therapists are needed to help with training.

Dates: Aug 18 – Aug 26, 2017

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Team Leader: Cyndi

Cost:$2,100 (+Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): mobility







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September 2017

Central Asia Special Needs Ministry

Central Asia

Central Asia Special Needs Ministry

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In Central Asia, having a child with special needs is considered shameful. These children are denied education, services, and community. Medical professionals lack training to care for these children or assist parents.

Families often keep their children hidden away and do not tell even their closest friends about their special needs children. There are more than 26,000 children with disabilities in the country, yet the families feel isolated and alone.

But cultural barriers are being slowly broken down and a community is forming of families with special needs children.

We will travel to Central Asia to care for these children and their families. We will provide training to help them help their children. Our hope is to encourage these families and show them they are loved.

Dates: September 2017

Location: Central Asia

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$2,300 (+ Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): special needs ministry






If you have questions about trips, contact trips@gainusa.org.