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

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities

eSikhawini, South Africa/April 26-May 12, 2019

April 26, 2019 to May 12, 2019
South Africa
THIS TEAM IS FULL. 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. This cost does not include immunizations.
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Kenya Education/ May 24-June 2, 2019

May 24, 2019 to June 02, 2019
Kenya
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 Kauriong Children’s Home.
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Kenya Child Sponsorship/ June 14-29, 2019

June 14, 2019 to June 29, 2019
Kenya
THIS TEAM IS FULL. This team will travel deep into the remote areas of Kenya to visit three children's homes among the Pokot people. The team is tasked with updating the nochild sponsorship information for 850 children. In addition, we will learn about the Pokot culture, meet and encourage the staff at each home, and spend time with the children, as the liason between the children and their sponsors. If you currently sponsor a child, or would like to do so in the future, this is a great trip to learn more about their lives, and possibly even meet your primary school child. Both men and women are needed for this team! Cost of the trip is $4,355 with a non-refundable or transferable deposit of $400 due at application.
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Student Serve Camp-High School/ June 16-21, 2019

June 16, 2019 to June 21, 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio
As your team members enter into the lives of others and build relationships with the people of Cincinnati, they’ll experience God working through them at projects such as these: Assist a feeding ministry that serves over 8000 meals to kids across Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati daily. You will be helping prepare food for kids as well as interacting with these kids in games and arts and crafts. Help with day-to-day needs of a Christian camp including helping in the kitchen with meal service, cleaning, filling water coolers, painting and landscaping. Brighten senior's day at the elderly center! You'll be visiting, doing yard work, window washing, planting flowers, leading sing-a-longs and exercises and doing some light painting. Teach inner city girls dance! Mentor these girls through dance, no experience needed-you'll get lessons. Assist with planning and implementation of a youth program for ages 6-13, including creative arts, physical education, education, devotions and lunch. Bring lunch to a park for children that have been identified as living in poverty. You'll also have the opportunity to read and do other activities with these children. Assist with planning and implementation of a youth program for ages 6-13, including creative arts, physical education, education, devotions and lunch.
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Student Serve Camp Middle School/ June 23-28, 2019

June 23, 2019 to June 28, 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio
As your team members enter into the lives of others and build relationships with the people of Cincinnati, they’ll experience God working through them at projects such as these: Assist a feeding ministry that serves over 8000 meals to kids across Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati daily. You will be helping prepare food for kids as well as interacting with these kids in games and arts and crafts. Help with day-to-day needs of a Christian camp including helping in the kitchen with meal service, cleaning, filling water coolers, painting and landscaping. Brighten senior's day at the elderly center! You'll be visiting, doing yard work, window washing, planting flowers, leading sing-a-longs and exercises and doing some light painting. Teach inner city girls dance! Mentor these girls through dance, no experience needed-you'll get lessons. Assist with planning and implementation of a youth program for ages 6-13, including creative arts, physical education, education, devotions and lunch. Bring lunch to a park for children that have been identified as living in poverty. You'll also have the opportunity to read and do other activities with these children. Assist with planning and implementation of a youth program for ages 6-13, including creative arts, physical education, education, devotions and lunch.
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Camp Barnabas /July 5-13, 2019

July 05, 2019 to July 13, 2019
Pourdy, MO
This group of high school and college age students will travel to Pourdy, MO to be trained as camp counselors for a week-long camp for people with special needs. This team will put aside their own personal desires and needs to pair up with campers and unconditionally love, accept, and care for all of their needs during the week. The cost of the trip is $650 with $50 non-refundable deposit due at application.
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Costa Rica/ July 6-14, 2019

July 06, 2019 to July 14, 2019
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 19th 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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Kenya Youth Empowerment/ August 17-28, 2019

August 17, 2019 to August 28, 2019
Kenya
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 September 14, 2019
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 $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 September 28, 2019
Kenya
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 25-November 6, 2019

October 25, 2019 to November 06, 2019
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
Nepal
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 $3,500 with a $400 deposit due at application. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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Man-Up Holy Land / April 28-May 9, 2020

April 28, 2020 to May 09, 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.
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