3 Reasons to Join a HopeChest Trip This Summer

Whether it’s a Partner Visit or Vision Trip, Here’s Why You Should Go!

1. Witness Impact Firsthand:

HopeChest trips offer a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the tangible impact of community development initiatives. As you engage with children and families in their everyday lives, you’ll see how HopeChest programs are breaking cycles of poverty, providing access to education and healthcare, and nurturing long-term sustainability. By contributing your time, skills, and resources, you encourage and empower communities as they take ownership of their own development!

We tried to redefine our American short-term missions mindset by placing the focus simply on “being” and not “doing.” We weren’t going to build or fix things. There would be nothing to come back and tangibly show that we accomplished. Instead, we were going to visit our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ –  to love, fellowship with, and learn from them.

- HopeChest Partnership Leader reflecting on His Church's Trip

2. Build Meaningful Connections:

Beyond the projects and programs, HopeChest trips are about forming genuine connections and building relationships. Whether you’re playing games with children, sharing meals with local families, or collaborating with community leaders, you’ll find yourself immersed in a tapestry of human experiences. These connections transcend language and cultural barriers, leaving an imprint on your heart!

3. Make Memories that Last a Lifetime: 

HopeChest trips are filled with unforgettable experiences that create lasting memories. From exploring new cultures to sharing laughter and building friendships, every moment is special. These memories serve as a reminder of the transformative power of connection and leave a lasting impact on travelers and the communities they visit alike.

Unforgettable Excursions Await! Whether you’re exploring the savannas of Africa, the highlands of Ethiopia, or the volcanoes of Guatemala, excursions on your HopeChest Trip will surely be a highlight of your journey. 

Vision Trips

If you’re interested in learning about HopeChest’s work on a broader scale, a Vision Trip is for you! Explore the holistic approach to community development supported by Children’s HopeChest. Our Vision Trips offer a comprehensive overview of our programs, spanning education, healthcare, economic sustainability, and holistic child development. Through visits to various CarePoints, you’ll assess partnership potential and witness the transformative power of Community-to-Community relationships. Engage with local leaders, immerse yourself in the community, and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and culture. 

Partner Visits

For those seeking a more focused experience, Partner Visits provide an opportunity for direct engagement with specific communities and projects. Interact with sponsored children, families, and local leaders through hands-on activities such as home visits and project evaluations. These visits foster meaningful connections and collaborative learning, allowing you to make a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve.

“When you join a HopeChest Trip, you can expect an invitation to join God in what HE’S doing.”
Wil Crooks
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

As you consider your summer plans, consider embarking on a journey that will transform your life. Will you join us?