SHORT TERM TRIPS

Kensington’s Short-term Trips exist to:

  • • Encourage and assist our Global Partners as they share the Gospel, plant churches and meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs within their cultural communities.
  • • Help Kensington team members grow deeper in their relationships with Christ as they serve as His heart, hands and feet.

Before considering joining a Kensington Short-term trip please read through the COVID-19 protocols and FAQs to make your best-informed decision.

India Medical / February 15 - 24, 2024

February 15, 2024 to February 24, 2024
India
**THIS TRIP IS FULL** While in India, this medical/dental team of 8-12 will be coming alongside the medical team at CEM hospital in providing assistance serving patients and strategy in further development of this mission hospital. We also may be involved with assisting with medical camps in the surrounding villages and spending time with the Agape Home elderly residents and with the Grace Children Home students. The cost of this trip is $3000 with $300 non-refundable deposit due at registration.
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Mens Kenya / April 15 - 25, 2024

April 15, 2024 to April 25, 2024
Kenya
**THIS TRIP IF FULL** 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 this trip is $4428 with a $450 non-refundable deposit due at registration.
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Focus Retreat Serve / May 15 - 20, 2024

May 15, 2024 to May 20, 2024
California
This team will support Vintage Church LA in executing their annual Focus Retreat in Malibu, California. The team will work alongside other volunteers under the direction of the Vintage volunteer leaders and help with all aspects of the retreat from setup to tear down, children’s ministry, tech/AV, food service, etc. This team will also spend time with Vintage Church leadership and will hear from an Alpha master trainer, Ger Jones. The trip will also include a learning component centered on the history of the Jesus Movement in Southern California. This trip will cost $1050 and a $100 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.
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Kenya NoChild / June 19 - July 2, 2024

June 19, 2024 to July 02, 2024
Kenya
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 nochild.org 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 cost of this trip is approximately $4,300 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.) There are also two team meetings after the trip returns home.
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Dominican Republic Edge / June 25 - July 2, 2024

June 25, 2024 to July 02, 2024
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 the trip is $3000 with a $300 non-refundable deposit due at registration.
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Dominican Republic Family / July 9 - 16, 2024

July 09, 2024 to July 16, 2024
Dominican Republic
This family team is perfect for parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and children who want to serve and grow together! We will be 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. Families with kids 12 and up are welcome to register! The cost of this trip is $2,800.00 which includes a $250.00 non-refundable deposit due at application. The cost does not include immunizations.
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Arizona House of Joy / July 21 - July 26, 2024

July 21, 2024 to July 26, 2024
Arizona
**THIS TRIP IS FULL** Step into the Navajo Nation in Arizona, where local Diné (Navajo) Pastors and their church community are striving to honor God and sacrificially serve their communities with hearts of love and generosity. Your team will have a truly unique, cross-cultural experience as you spend time in the Navajo Nation listening to stories and learning important history from the Navajo (Diné) people who continue to live on the land of their ancestors, proudly maintaining their native language and traditions. On a Native American mission trip to the Navajo Nation, you'll serve families in remote desert communities through home repair projects, or church outreach programs. As your team takes in the breathtaking desert landscape, you’ll work hard but also be encouraged to slow down, sit around a campfire, and build meaningful relationships across cultural boundaries. The cost of this trip is $1800 with a $250 non-refundable deposit due at registration.
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Kenya Medical / September 7-21, 2024

September 07, 2024 to September 21, 2024
Kenya
This trip focuses on mobile medical clinics as a way to support the work of the Pokot pastors of northwest Kenya and paves the way for the local evangelists to reach new people who may have never heard the Good News of the Gospel. Our travels begin with a flight to Nairobi and continue with a 1-2 day drive into the bush to our base camp, where we will stay in dormitory style living arrangements. From there, we will be traveling 1-2 hours "off-road" in 4-wheel drive vehicles to reach the meeting spot for the daily clinics. For many of the Pokot, this will be the first medical care they have ever received and so news of our arrival spreads quickly, and it is not uncommon to have a "waiting room" of several hundred people. The team needs both medical and non-medical members and the workload is equally shared by all. This is an amazing opportunity to see the love of Christ acted out daily. Local church leaders will build on our efforts to alleviate suffering and use this as a bridge to show God's care and love for the Pokot. Come be part of this incredible partnership! This trip will cost $4,800 with a $450 non-refundable deposit due at registration.
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Nepal NoChild / September 7 -16, 2024

September 07, 2024 to September 18, 2024
Nepal
This team will travel to Nepal and 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 as well as visit a border station and the training center. Sponsors may have the opportunity to visit with their sponsored children in Nepal (contingent upon several factors). Cost of the trip is $4500 with a $500 non-refundable deposit due at application.
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Texas Border / October 6 - 11, 2024

October 06, 2024 to October 11, 2024
Texas
The purpose of this trip is to serve and to listen. Our hope is for this team to hear about life on the border from several different perspectives. Some may be familiar, some may be unique, and some may even be challenging. The trip would include both experiential learning and guided discussions surrounding visits to relevant local historic sites, the border wall, and places of service. The team will serve at the Catholic Charities Refuge and the Welcome Center in Rio Grande Valley, TX, providing support for people who have entered the U.S. and are awaiting transportation to their sponsored locations or who are still being processed and in need of basic care like a cold meal and hygiene kits.
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Kenya HWP / October 21 - 31, 2024

October 21, 2024 to October 31, 2024
Kenya
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 $4,600 with a $450 non-refundable deposit due at registration.
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India / November 7 - 16, 2024

November 07, 2024 to November 16, 2024
India
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. After twenty years of only basic maintenance, the CEM Campus and its buildings are in need of repair in many areas. We are looking for "A few good men and women" who have some skills such as plumbing, masonry, floor/wall tiling, general construction and painting. The cost of this trip is $3100 with a $300 non-refundable deposit due at registration.
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