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.

Arizona House of Joy / July 21 - July 26, 2024

July 21, 2024 to July 26, 2024
**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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Nepal NoChild / September 6 -18, 2024

September 06, 2024 to September 18, 2024
**THIS TRIP IS FULL**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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Kenya Medical / September 7-21, 2024

September 07, 2024 to September 21, 2024
**THIS TRIP IS FULL**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 $4,500 with a $450 non-refundable deposit due at registration.
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eSikhawini, South Africa / September 27 - October 13, 2024

September 27, 2024 to October 13, 2024
South Africa
**THIS TRIP 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. We will also perform smaller construction and home repairs. This team will consist of medical, non-medical and people handy with tools. The cost of the trip is $4,600.00 which includes a non-refundable or transferable deposit of $500.00 at the time of application. Team is limited to 14 people and those 18 and older.
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Texas Border / October 6 - 11, 2024

October 06, 2024 to October 11, 2024
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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India / November 14 - 23, 2024

November 14, 2024 to November 23, 2024
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. Part of this team will be assisting our NoChild program in updating profiles. The cost of this trip is $3100 with a $300 non-refundable deposit due at registration.
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Casas Por Christo / January 16 - 20, 2025

January 16, 2025 to January 20, 2025
This is a unique opportunity to partner with two local Metro Detroit churches on a short-term trip. In the span of four days, this team of 30 (10 from Kensington Church, 10 from Santos Church (SW Detroit), 10 from Central Church (Madison Heights)) will transform a family’s life by constructing a house that will become their home. Casas has worked hard to create a serving opportunity for anyone and everyone (15y/o & older) who wants to participate in this trip. Don’t feel like you must be a licensed contractor, or have any experience at all to participate. Whether you’re an expert with tons of experience or a novice who can barely hang a picture frame, this is going to be a life changing experience! The cost of this trip is $1200 with a $100 non-refundable deposit due at registration.
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Mens Nepal / January 21 - 30, 2025

January 21, 2025 to January 30, 2025
Men will be hiking to visit and spend time with the staff at our partner in Nepal, taking time to learn about what they do in the war against human trafficking. The total cost of this trip is $4,300 with a $450 non-refundable deposit due at application.
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