Short Term Trips

God has given Kensington a passion for building His Kingdom “here” and “there.” To do this we need to break out of the four walls and reach the four corners of the world. Take a risk and experience what it means to be His hands and feet to the nations. Join a Kensington Short-Term Trips team and live out your faith by walking alongside an indigenous leader to help in serving their own people.

To donate to a person serving on a short-term trip, please click the appropriate trip date and location below.

Kenya Youth Empowerment / August 17-28, 2019

August 17, 2019 to November 28, 2019
THIS TRIP IS CLOSED. This team will travel to the Pokot tribe in Kenya. They will be working different children located throughout the different homes in Pokot. The team will teach them how to discover their God-given identities and help them hear from God.
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Kenya Hope Water Project / Sep 4-14, 2019

September 04, 2019 to December 14, 2019
THIS TRIP IS CLOSED. This team will travel into the Pokot tribal area of Kenya and visit communities that have water wells at various of stages of installation. The team will survey communities that are petitioning for a well, communities that are in the process of receiving a well and communities that have received a well recently. The cost of the trip is $3,450 with a $350 non-refundable deposit due at application.
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Kenya Medical / September 14-28, 2019

September 14, 2019 to December 31, 2019
THIS TEAM IS FULL. This team will travel to remote areas throughout Kenya to provide medical care for those in need and share the gospel with people that they meet throughout the villages.
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Nepal / India Child Sponsorship / October 30-November 14, 2019

October 30, 2019 to January 15, 2020
Nepal and India
THIS TEAM IS FULL. This team will travel to two of our global partners - Nepal and India. During the Nepal portion of the trip they will be working with girls from local villages who are at-risk of being trafficked by providing leadership/empowerment skills, encouraging the girls to continue with their education and updating girls who are already part of the NoChild sponsorship program. The team will also have the opportunity to visit and encourage the staff of our partner in Nepal. They will then travel to India where the team will be connecting with the children of the Grace Children's Home (GCH), updating the children’s sponsorship information and photos, and be an encouragement to the CEM staff. Sponsors may have the opportunity to visit with their sponsored children in both Nepal and India (contingent upon several factors).
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Nepal Cosmetology / Nov 12-24, 2019

November 12, 2019 to November 24, 2019
THIS TEAM IS FULL: This team will travel to Nepal to encourage and love young women who have been rescued from human trafficking, and to teach them advanced hair styling techniques, make-up and nail techniques and also how to open and market a salon. The approximate cost of the trip is $3,700 with a $400 deposit due at application. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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Kenya Staff Retreat / January 25 - February 8, 2020

January 25, 2020 to February 08, 2020
THIS TEAM IS FULL. This trip is a NoChild Kenya Staff Retreat designed to encourage and love on the NoChild staff who work tirelessly to provide a safe place for the children in Kenya. This team will also visit and update profiles of High School Students who attend boarding schools throughout Kenya.
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India / February 13-22, 2020

February 13, 2020 to February 22, 2020
Since 2000, Kensington has partnered with Christ’s Evangelical Mission in Dowlaiswaram, India. Together we have provided medical care, education, teaching and Bible training, given care to widows and orphans, and helped to spread the hope that comes with the message of Jesus Christ to these marginalized people.
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Man-Up Nepal / March 10- March 21, 2020

March 10, 2020 to March 21, 2020
Men will be hiking to visit and spend time with the staff at Our Daughters International. Taking time to learn about what they do in the war against human trafficking. The total cost of this trip is $3,800 with a $400 non-refundable deposit due at application.
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eSikhawini, South Africa / April 17-May 3, 2020

April 17, 2020 to May 03, 2020
South Africa
This team, in partnership with Africa Christian Ministries (ACM), seeks to address the spiritual and physical needs of the people of eSikhawini, South Africa. For many years Mercy Mafu and the ACM team have worked closely with children and adults of KwaZulu-Natal region. The medical outreach team will provide six medical clinics and assist in various activities with student ministries and church services. The cost of this trip is $4,400.00 which includes a non-refundable or transferable deposit of $400.00 at the time of application.
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Man-Up Holy Land / April 21-May 2, 2020

April 21, 2020 to May 02, 2020
Jerusalem, Israel
This team of men will visit multiple regions in the Holy land, connecting the stories of the Bible with the path that were walked on. They will hike, walk, visit various types of sites on this short-term experiential trip. In addition, they plan to partner with some local church movements in the West Bank region and serve alongside our Palestinian neighbors. This trip will also include some unique Jewish traditions, some messianic, and some traditional. “The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic acting out of the inner journey. The inner journey is the interpretation of the meaning and signs of the outer pilgrimage. One can have one without the other. It is best to have both.” – Thomas Merton The cost of this trip is $4,300 with a $500 non-refundable deposit due at application. This includes the costs of flights, hotels, meals, tour guides, travel arrangements, entrance fees and water. This trip does allow for support raising if you are looking to do so. Additional funds for gifts, vaccinations, and other items may be needed at your discretion.
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Israel / Palestine Women's Ministry / April 29-May 9, 2020

April 29, 2020 to May 09, 2020
THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL. This team will support Palestinian Christian women in Bethlehem and the surrounding area by reminding them that God sees them & loves them. We will partner with Immanuel Evangelical Church to conduct a Women’s Conference and other activities; providing hospitality, teaching, craft and prayer support. We will also support the leadership and discipleship work of our partners at Bethlehem Bible College, as well as grow in our walk with the Lord by visiting Holy Land sites, reflecting on Scripture and hearing from God individually and corporately. The cost of this trip is $3,700 with a $400 non-refundable deposit due at application. Team training consists of 6 meetings and begins in November.
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Latin America / May 16-23, 2020

May 16, 2020 to May 23, 2020
Latin America
This team will be working with our partner in Latin America bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to people through evangelism and teaching leaders the Celebrate Recovery model; a confidential, biblically-based program that offers support and hope for the hurts, habits, and hang-ups of life.
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Kenya Education/ May 24-June 2, 2020

May 24, 2020 to June 02, 2020
This trip is geared toward people who are educators or people who have a passion for education. The team will visit high schools in Kenya where children who are part of our NoChild Sponsorship initiative attend. We’ll see the successes and challenges of high school students, encourage principles and staff, experience class with a student, and provide a celebration for our school at Chemolingot Children’s Home.
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Man-Up Kenya / June 3-13, 2020

June 03, 2020 to June 13, 2020
This all male team will travel into the Pokot tribal area of Kenya. The team will hike to unreached areas evangelizing to men in these local villages. The team will also visit communities touched by the Hope Water Project, do a "water walk", spend time at the various Children's homes and much more. The cost of the trip is $3,800 with a $400 non-refundable deposit due at application.
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Dominican Republic High School / June 16-23, 2020

June 16, 2020 to June 23, 2020
Dominican Republic
This high school team, partnering with GO Ministries will be working with local churches helping with building and service projects, working with kids camps, and putting on sports clinics. The cost of this trip is $2,050.00 with a $200.00 deposit due at application. The cost does not include immunizations.
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Costa Rica / July 4-12, 2020

July 04, 2020 to July 12, 2020
Costa Rica
A Kensington-led group will be serving in Costa Rica and the surrounding area. Our focus includes a house build construction project, medical clinic and kid’s camp, supporting a local pastor’s efforts to bring God’s love to the physically and spiritually poor in the region. The type of work performed will be determined, in part, by the composition of the group members, their spiritual gifts and the need of the church we work with. This is KCC’s 20th year serving in Costa Rica. Cost of the trip is $2,500 with a $250 deposit due at application. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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High School Tennessee / July 12 - July 18, 2020

July 12, 2020 to July 18, 2020
Copperhill, TN
Our High School students from Troy campus will be traveling south to Tennessee this Summer, July 12-18, to partner with TeamEffort Missions in Copperhill, TN. We will experience an unforgettable week of hands-on mission projects, exciting music and programs, and group-building high adventure activities. The Copperhill camp is located just miles from Georgia and North Carolina, allowing for service projects in all three states. We will have the opportunity to reach out and minister in these areas where closed businesses and industries have left people with little means to provide for their families. Mission trip work focuses on home repair and renovation; however, it is the relationships formed with those served that will be remembered forever.
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Kenya Child Sponsorship / July 17 - August 2, 2020

July 17, 2020 to August 02, 2020
This team will travel to three Children's Homes in the remote Pokot area of northwest Kenya. The team is tasked with updating the information and photographs of children in the Sponsorship Program, and enrolling new children that have arrived within the previous year. The team will also have the opportunity to encourage both the children and the Kenyan staff who care for the children year-round, while learning about the Pokot culture. The trip concludes with a stay at a National Game Reserve. The cost of this trip is $4440-4680 and includes a $400 non-refundable application fee (the final cost will be determined by team size). Attendance is required at 5 monthly team meetings to be adequately prepared to work as a unit in a cross-cultural setting. (Dates can be obtained from the team leader.)
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Dominican Republic / July 28 - August 04, 2020

July 28, 2020 to August 04, 2020
Dominican Republic
This family friendly team, partnering with GO Ministries will be working alongside local churches helping with construction and service projects, working with kids, putting on sports clinics and offering medical services. The cost of this trip is $2,250.00 with a $250.00 deposit due at application. The cost does not include immunizations.
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