Short-Term Mission Trips

*Coronavirus Update 3/20/2020:*

Dear Current/Potential Impact Team Volunteers,

I wanted to take a brief moment to talk about the conversation around every dinner table…the Coronavirus began taking the world by storm first via news outlets and social media and now seems to occupy most conversations. This is now our globally reality, as virtually every country in the world has or is in the process of closing their borders. This is no small deal and we have sought to respond in an appropriately and timely manner.

The Coronavirus has and will continue to have a significant effect on our ministry. We have taken the steps to postpone all Impact Teams scheduled from now through May 31, 2020. All volunteers on these teams, departing before May 31, should have received communication specific to them earlier this week. Impact Teams scheduled after May 31 will be evaluated as the situation unfolds.

Humankind has a real need, and it’s not to beat the Coronavirus (though we can all agree we’re looking forward to the day that is true). Humankind’s REAL need is Jesus. The REAL need is salvation. While we have been temporarily limited from traveling abroad to expand this effort, let’s not neglect coming alongside of those close by who have fears, pointing them to the true source of freedom from fear. As Paul reminded Timothy, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Tim 1:7)

Do not forget that while this element of our work had been reduced, around the globe children are still meeting in regular Story Clubs to hear and be transformed as their life story comes in contact with the story that God has been telling since the moment of creation.

Please join us in prayer. Prayer for these children. Pray for those that are and will be inflicted with this virus. Pray for those leading the way to combat the outbreak. Pray for those that are living in fear. Most importantly, pray that God will be glorified in all of these things.

Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.

Dave Dahl

Everyone has a place and a purpose on our teams…

Our volunteer Impact Teams are the “hands and feet” that get to go and see what God has purposed to do through Kids Around the World come to fruition — whether it is by giving kids the gift of play with a beautiful playground, providing nutritious meals, or sharing God’s story of His love for them. We partner with amazing ministries all over the world and come alongside them to help kids come to know God’s transforming hope in their own lives. The work our Impact Teams do often serves as a springboard to impact more and more children.

Our team members come from all walks of life, locations, different age levels and abilities. They all have a place and a purpose on our teams and we are so thankful for all that they do! There is so much more to be done! Won’t you join us?

Why Join an Impact Team?

Learn About Your Gifts & Abilities

Use your skills in a missions setting to help bring God’s hope to kids. Maybe even discover how you can be used in ways you never knew were possible.

Experience God in Your Life

Get out of your comfort zone and allow God to stretch you and grow your faith as you see Him at work in, through, and around yourself and your team.

Gain a New Perspective on Life

Meet people in other countries and see a little of the world through their eyes. Learn about their culture, challenges, views, and what brings them joy. As you do, you just may learn to see others, God, the world, and yourself in a whole new light.

Serve Others

Use your time, talent and resources to help meet the needs of kids with physical and spiritual need.  In the process you will learn to genuinely care about others as you put their interests before your own.

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