Many people are familiar with Adventures in Missions' Short Term Mission Trips. However, what makes our short term trips so impactful are our long-term missionaries.
Adventures Long-Term is a group of missionaries, partners, and ministry bases around the world who've said yes to Jesus' call on their lives for the long haul. Our long-term missionaries all have a little different flavor and relationship with us; they are a beautiful picture of the body of Christ in action. Some are large teams, others are families or individuals. While some host our short-term trips almost year around, others aren't even listed, as they're working with the underground church in isolated parts of the world.
Adventures' heartbeat is to deeply connect with Jesus and his movement. We long to train and disciple Jesus' followers and launch them into their calling. If you've completed the World Race, Passport, or an equivalent program and feel called to serve long-term, click here to contact us!
Other Long-Term Missionaries:
Miguel and Kristen Shaul; Promised Land (Tierra Prometida), Dominican Rising (Amanece Dominicano)
The Shauls's are a family committed to pushing one another to live as disciples of Jesus and making disciples of others. They target building churches in areas where no disciples exist. This includes the 6,000 un-churched communities on the island as well as the unreached, unengaged people groups (UUPG's) of the world.
The Varaso family ministers in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, building a community of Christ-centered homes and families. Flexibility, readiness and Holy Spirit guidance allow them to respond to the variety of needs from a rapidly evolving mixed-income community. They serve people battling addiction as well as pregnant and birthing mothers. They also host Adventures' family mission trips.
The Espositos are deeply involved in many ministries throughout Granada. These include Church Planting, Sports Ministry, Prison Ministry, Drug Abusers Ministry, Marriage Counseling, and Men’s ministry.
The Kaye's help run "El Puente", or "The Bridge" ministry in Granada, Nicaragua. As the name suggests, their vision is to provide a bridge between those who know the salvation of Christ and those who do not. The ministry includes drug and alcohol rehabilitation, youth clubs like Vida Joven (Young Life) as well as the different opportunities to work with and help local churches, orphanages, disabled children’s centers, and also learn about our economic development programs, such as the Jicaro Project and model gardens.
The Adventures Mexico Base started in 1997, ministering to the people of Matamoros with food, clothing, diapers, and house construction. July 6th, 2015 marks the opening of the AIM Trade School to teach older boys from two orphanages how to weld. We have about 10 students enrolled for the year-long program.
Rachel Martin; Hope Church- Romania
Currently working with 13-25 year olds, Rachel's vision is to see a consisent youth group started and maintained and to raise up Romanian leaders in worship, Bible Studies, and discipleship. It also is her dream to see more sons and daughters return to the Lord, to know their identities as sons and daughters.
The Cardells earnestly desire to encourage local Christian leaders, disciple young adults, foster unity among churches, and equip Romanians to live Christ-centered lives within their communities. Romanian culture is a relational culture, and so the Cardells seek to minister in a relational way.
Wipe Every Tear; Emily Adkisson, Kenny Sacht: Director
The reality is that millions of women worldwide are trafficked in the sex trade, and Wipe Every Tear is committed to facilitate hope and healing in their lives. This includes rescue and aftercare for women, including counseling and education.They are currently expanding their reach into Thailand.
Outreach, evangelism, church plant: latino church, middle school ministry, vision for more churches
Adventures Swaziland, Scott Borg: Director
"Starting in 2004, Adventures began neighborhood care points for children across the nation. Partnered with Children's HopeChest, these carepoints provide safe haven, food, and discipleship for 6000 orphans and vulnerable children daily. The base is home to a local church, pre-school, medical clinic, community garden, leadership academy and sports ministry.
Becky and Robert Cooley have lived in Lima since 2006. They planted a church in an area devastated by an 8.0 earthquake and are in the process of building and discipling the congregation to a point where the church is established and equipped to move forward on its own. They preach and teach in other venues and work with ministry teams (including the World Race) and local ministry partners on short term projects.
Crystal works with pastors and other missions with a vision for unity and spiritual growth in the Church, bringing the Peruvian church to a place of being a sending church instead of just a receiving church. Her team works through prayer, personal ministry, radio ministry, support in children's ministry, youth ministry and conferences in the jungle region of Peru near the mouth of the Amazon river.
James Rebbavarapu with India Christian Ministries (ICM)
A ministry partner of Adventures, ICM s is about making and mobilizing disciples of Christ to transform lives in India through the Church, Child Discipleship and Community Development. They are heavily involved in church planting and orphan care, including Sarah's Covenant Home for Children with Disabilities.
Joe and Belkis Denton; Tree of Life / Arbol de la Vida
Youth discipleship, feeding program, childrens home (open in 2016), hosting and mentoring mission teams, education/technical training, agriculture and community development projects, artisanal cooperative, psych hospital visitation, public school ministry, general evangelism.
Our Guatemala Base serves the physically and spiritually orphaned through meeting practical needs such as shoe distribution and stove installation. In this, we hope to reach, disciple, and mobilize youth who are hungry for hope. We host CGA students and Adventures short-term mission trips, as well as send out locals on missions throughout their own country.
Our vision is to glorify God by loving Jesus above all things and making disciples of Jesus among Native Americans, former drug and alcohol abusers, ex-convicts, and others that live on the margins of society.
Student sponsorship program overseeing 260 sponsored children in four different villages; offering tutoring, discipleship and support to students and their families. New Song also offers a University sponsorship program, runs a sunday school program for 200 children, and a youth group for students age 13-19. They are currently currently working towards starting a foster home for children in Chichigalpa.