South Africa, May 11-30 (more information & applications here - Due Oct 22)
Serve with “Prevention Time SA” in public schools and communities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, as they distribute Bibles and establish year-long ministries. This will be the fifth team from OBU to work with Prevention Time in South Africa
Cost is estimated at $3700 depending on airfare. Campus Ministries helps you raise the money through letters to family, friends and churches. This amount raised or paid covers airfare, in-country meals, transportation, lodging and ministry resources, including Bibles for over 1500 students, and fundraising materials. Participants may incur additional costs for passports, immunizations, and postage on fundraising letters.
Must be able to attend weekly meetings in the spring semester (Mondays at 8pm).
California Spring Break (apply here - Due Dec 2)
Minister alongside “Voice of Refugees” to meet the physical and spiritual needs of Muslim refugees. Teach ESL (English as Second Language), help with neighborhood outreach, and visit homes and local churches.
Cost: Around $650 depending on final airfare. This includes all travel, most meals, housing and training.
You must be able to commit to weekly training meetings in the spring semester.
14 spots available for OBU students.
How do I apply?
Applications for LA are available here and for South Africa available here. Your application is complete when you have brought a deposit to the CM office (3rd floor of the student center).
When are the deadlines to apply?
The deadline for South Africa is Oct 22 and the Deadline for Spring Break trips is Nov 1.
Are deposits refundable?
If you cancel, we will try to refund the deposit if it has not already been used to secure expenses for your spot on the trip. For our trips with limited spots, if you are not selected to go, we will refund the deposit completely.
I’ve never been on a mission trip before. Can I go?
Absolutely! Our trips are often designed for students who have never been on a mission trip. You will be trained and supported all along the way.
How do you handle fundraising?
For international trips, Campus Ministries provides materials for two fundraising mailouts (envelopes, return envelopes, letterhead & brochures). For spring break trips, we organize one small fundraising event, but the bulk of the cost for spring break trips is expected to be paid or raised by the students. Teams are always welcome to organize their own fundraisers and we will help as much as possible. Gifts donated to mission trips are considered gifts to OBU for the team and are not refundable.
Who leads these trips?
All CM mission trips are planned and led by Ouachita staff members and coordinated with established and trustworthy ministry partners. Campus Ministries has planned mission trips for decades and has an excellent track record of purposeful, organized trips. For international trips, we communicate regularly with family members both before and during the trip.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact James Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-245-5536.