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.

Kenya Staff Retreat / January 1 - February 8, 2023

January 26, 2023 to February 08, 2023
Kenya
Opportunity to go to Kenya with Peg!
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Nepal Father/Daughter Trip / Feb 16-26, 2023

February 16, 2023 to February 26, 2023
Nepal
*TRIP IS FULL* This team 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 $3,600 with a $360 non-refundable deposit due at application.
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India February 23 - March 4, 2023

February 23, 2023 to March 03, 2023
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.
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Kenya Child Sponsorship / Mar 4-18, 2023

March 04, 2023 to March 18, 2023
Kenya
*TRIP IS FULL* 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 $4,500 and includes a $450 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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Women's Nepal Prayer Trip / April 18 - 28, 2023

April 18, 2023 to April 28, 2023
Nepal
*TRIP IS FULL* This prayer team will be teaching on healing/listening prayer as well as teaching the girls that have been rescued from human trafficking how to pray in a more general sense and include times of prayer at a border station, safe home, training center, and other significant points. This team will be a great encouragement to the girls and the staff who work diligently in support of these girls. The cost of the trip is $4,500 with a $450 non-refundable deposit due at application.
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Kenya Education / May 1 - 13, 2023

May 01, 2023 to May 13, 2023
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 celebrate the teachers at Chemolingot Children’s Home and provide a job fair for primary and secondary students. The cost of this trip is $4500 with a $450 deposit due at registration.
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Men's Israel/Palestine May 2 - 12, 2023

May 02, 2023 to May 12, 2023
Israel/Palestine
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 $4,750 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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Mens Kenya / May 15 - 25, 2023

May 15, 2023 to May 25, 2023
Kenya
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 approximately $4,000 with a $400 non-refundable deposit due at application. The cost does not include immunizations.
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Focus Retreat Serve / May 17 - 24, 2023

May 17, 2023 to May 24, 2023
Southern 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 $2000 and a $250 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.
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Women's Israel/Palestine Trip / May 30 - June 9, 2023

May 30, 2023 to June 09, 2023
Israel
**THIS TRIP IS FULL** This team is going to support the Palestinian Christian women in Bethlehem and the surrounding area by reminding them that God sees them & loves them. They will also be supporting the evangelistic work of our partners at Bethlehem Bible College. The team will also grow in our walk with the Lord by visiting Holy Land sites and processing what God is saying to us individually and corporately. The cost of this trip approximately $4,500 with a $450 non-refundable deposit due at application.
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Dominican Republic High School / June 20 - June 27, 2023

June 20, 2023 to June 27, 2023
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 $3,000.00 which includes a $250.00 deposit due at application. The cost does not include immunizations.
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Kenya Hope Water Project / July 18 - 28, 2023

July 18, 2023 to July 28, 2023
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 $4,500 with a $400 non-refundable deposit due at application.
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