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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Man-Up Holy Land / April 2021

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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Kenya Staff Retreat / January 25 - February 8, 2020

January 25, 2020 to February 08, 2020
Kenya
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
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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Man-Up Nepal / March 10- March 21, 2020

March 10, 2020 to March 21, 2020
Nepal
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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Israel / Palestine Women's Ministry / April 29-May 9, 2020

April 29, 2020 to May 09, 2020
Israel/Palestine
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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NoChild Education & Hope Water Project / May 15-May 24, 2020

May 15, 2020 to May 24, 2020
Kenya
New this year, we have combined our Hope Water Project trip and the Kenya NoChild Education trip! This connection is natural fit due to close relationship between the well being of the children and the presence of water. This trip is geared toward educators and/or people who have a passion for education and the Hope Water Project. The team will visit NoChild Sponsorship children attending high schools across Kenya, we will also visit villages in varying stages of the water well process. We’ll see the successes and challenges of villages and high school students, encourage the communities, principles and staff, experience class with a student, and provide a celebration for our school at Chemolingot Children’s Home. The cost of the trip is $3,900.00 with a $400 deposit due at application. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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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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Man-Up Kenya / June 3-13, 2020

June 03, 2020 to June 13, 2020
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 $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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Student Serve Camp Pittsburgh, PA / June 21-26, 2020

June 21, 2020 to June 26, 2020
Pittsburgh, PA
This summer, our middle school students (grades 6-8) are invited to move out on a service-trip to Pittsburgh, PA! We will be the hands and feet of Jesus to the people we serve as we work with feeding ministries, youth programs, disaster relief facilities, and other great local organizations. On top of all of that we will have impactful services, small groups, games, and more to pour into our students and give them memories and stories they'll be telling for years to come!
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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. The total cost of this trip is $750 including the $100 deposit due at registration.
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Kenya Child Sponsorship / July 17 - August 2, 2020

July 17, 2020 to August 02, 2020
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 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 21 - 28, 2020

July 21, 2020 to July 28, 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 $2,500.00 with a $250.00 deposit due at application. The cost does not include immunizations.
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Kenya Medical / September 12-26, 2020

September 12, 2020 to September 26, 2020
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 a part of this incredible partnership!
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