GO!Trips are CPC's short-term service and vision trips to see, love, and serve God's people. When we retreat from our everyday lives, we learn more about ourselves and the character of Christ. We practice thinking, praying, listening, and speaking like Jesus, opening our hearts to how God may lead us to engage with our families, workplaces, church, and community.
We partner with local ministries in three global regions that are working to bring hope, reconciliation, and justice through the love of Jesus Christ. Each trip includes pre-field discussion, on-the-ground relationship building, and post-trip processing.
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Contact: Leslie Boie
ZAMBIA • October 28-November 10, 2018 (tentative)
Visit the George neighborhood of urban Lusaka. Work alongside local caregivers, worship with Jubilee Centre churches, and learn about the work of this amazing organization. We also visit Choma, near Moyo, with our long-time partner World Vision to visit CPC-sponsored children and other projects.
CPC is committed to long-term partnerships with two distinct communities in Zambia: George and Moyo. The George compound is an urban area near Zambia’s capital of Lusaka. Our partner, Jubilee Centre, works with local churches to care for orphans, child-headed households, and people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as stimulates micro-enterprise. The rural community of Moyo, four hours south of Lusaka, struggles with inadequate healthcare and limited education. We join with our partner there, World Vision, in providing clean water, healthcare, and the first school for 7th grade and beyond.
CPC PARTNERS IN ZAMBIA
WORLD VISION (WV) | World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. CPCers engage with WV in two ways: sponsoring kids in Moyo, Zambia or traveling there on WV-sponsored trips to see the transformation there.
JUBILEE CENTRE | Jubilee Centre is a Zambian-led, church-based development organization in urban George, an area near Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. Jubilee Centre works with local churches to care for orphans, child-headed households, and people living with HIV/AIDS, establish feeding programs for kids with HIV, and bring greater self-sustainability to the region through microfinance projects. CPCers engage with Jubilee Centre through yearly GO!Trips to Lusaka.
NICARAGUA • June 18-23, 2018
Serve in Granada with partner Opportunity International. Trip leader is Lori Olson. Estimated cost (including airfare): $3,095.*
*costs subject to change
CPC PARTNER IN NICARAGUA
CPC has partnered with Opportunity International (OI) since 1995, currently working in the Granada, Nicaragua area. OI programs focus on agriculture, community leadership, education, and artisan support, such as the women’s basket weaving cooperative. OI empowers Nicaraguans to break the cycle of poverty by providing financial education, skills training, and loans—and helps fuel their desire to build better futures for themselves and their children. Over the past two years, CPCers have traveled to rural areas outside of Granada to meet local entrepreneurs, farmers, and community leaders; learn about the results of micro-loans and community economic development; visit individual businesses to hear stories of holistic transformation; and build relationships with Nicaraguan partners. As your representatives, these travelers have experienced how poverty robs people of their dignity and dreams and witnessed the transformation and hope that OI brings to the individuals and the communities served.
MIDDLE EAST • April 20-May 2, 2018
Visit the Holy Land and Yohanna and Dina Katanacho, our 2016 Global Scholars-in-Residence. This journey is led by pastors Rich and Jody Phenow and includes an exciting itinerary combining ancient and new, historic and holy, modern and traditional, academic and tourist, all while building relationships with Israeli and Palestinian leaders and their families. We believe this will be an inspiring, eye-opening pilgrimage that will both deepen your faith and your understanding of the challenges facing our Christian friends in the Middle East. Estimated cost (including airfare): $3,495.*
*costs subject to change
About Israel + Palestine
In answering God’s call to be reconcilers, CPC is committed to bringing peace and hope to the divisive culture of the Middle East. CPC is exploring partnerships in Israel and Palestine to be an agent of reconciliation by working alongside the Church in that region.
CPC PARTNER IN THE MIDDLE EAST
TELOS GROUP • Telos strengthens the capacity of American faith communities to help positively transform the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The vision of Telos is security, freedom, and dignity for every human being in the Holy Land. CPCers travel to the Holy Land to hear from Israelis, Palestinians, Christians, and Muslims and see beyond the dichotomies that are so prevalent in faceless news stories. We seek to be guided by a framework that is genuinely pro-Israeli, pro-Palestinian, pro-peace.
CATADUPA, JAMAICA • March 25-31, 2018
TEN12 (grades 10-12) travels to Jamaica for this spring break service trip with local ministry World Servants. World Servants partners with Pastor Leroy Gordon and his wife, Marcia, who lead the Christian Community Fellowship Church. The church also runs a thriving preschool and Kindergarten. World Servants has been working with Pastor Leroy since 1990 and has built two schools for the deaf, recently completed a community center, and renovated schools around the parish. The partnership between World Servants, church mission teams, and our host community will be significant for everyone; Jamaicans receive encouragement, prayer, and tangible help, while our students are challenged in their faith by involvement with hope-filled Jamaican believers. We typically spend four days in the community working on a construction project, participating in Kids’ Club—like Vacation Bible School—and doing home visits to see life firsthand in Jamaica.
Estimated cost (including airfare): $1,995.*
*costs subject to change