The city of Gainesville is a city of about 60,000 located one hour north of Atlanta, Georgia right next to Lake Lanier. Because of its large number of poultry processing plants, it is often called the "Poultry Capital of the World." The poultry industry has become a major employer of the hispanic community, drawing people from all parts of Central America and elsewhere.
Adventures in Missions has been headquartered in Gainesville since 1993.
You will partner with a local Hispanic church to share the hope and love of Jesus in a real and relevant way through a variety of ministry opportunities.
Here are some things you might be doing in Gainesville:
VBS: You will join one of our Hispanic Pastors (partners) as they have their Vacation Bible School.
Good News Homeless Shelter - You will help put together food boxes to give out and encourage those that are living at this shelter. Denise is the main contact.
Samaritan Food Ministry: You will help give away food and pray for the people that come to this ministry for food. Jackie Powers is the director.
Police Department - Go with pastor Newlin Vargas to pray for the Police in Gainesville.
Youth Detention Center - You will have the opportunity to visit and encourage 12-17 year old boys and girls that are in prison. You must be in 11th grade or older. 17 years old or older. You must fill out a social media background check several weeks before you come to Gainesville.
Assisted Living Centers - You will have the opportunity to visit and encourage those that live at Ashton Senior Living or Smokey Springs. If your team can play the piano, sing, tell jokes or bring any other skill or talent that you can share with the folks that live here that would be great.
1 - One option will be to stay on our campus and sleep indoors with your air mattresses. We have hot showers.
2 - Another option would be to stay out in the woods in your own tent and sleeping bags. Pottta Potie and hot showers available.
3 - A local Hotel
Your group is welcome to drive into our Gainesville campus or fly to the Atlanta airport.
Parking is available on site.
Registration and Payment
$500 Deposit: This deposit is required to reserve your trip. At this point, you will lock in your trip and we will keep in touch with you going forward about preparation. This deposit is applied to the total cost of your trip.
50% Payment: Half of your total trip cost will need to be paid 2 months before your trip.
100% Payment: The remaining balance is due 1 month before your trip.
Request a Date
Don’t see a date that works for you? Let us know some dates that do work for you and we’ll look into it for you!