On each mission trip, we take part in worship with local congregations and partner with area organizations.  We discover faith through action and devotionals, and live our motto to “be the change.”  Through these mission trips, we discover the value of partnering with the people we seek to serve to meet the needs they express, growing into responsible and active hands of Christ and serving in love.
20142014:  We traveled to Freeport, Bahamas and visited Our Savior Lutheran Church, the only Lutheran church in the Bahamas, and the reason why it is the "Florida-Bahamas Synod". There, we focused on repainting the exterior walls and atrium area of Our Savior. We also teamed up with Urban Renewal to re-paint the house of a woman in the community. We got the chance to spend time with members of the congregation, both in worship and in work, as well as having a beach bonfire with the youth of the church. In our free time, we had the chance to visit several of the stunning beaches around Freeport, take a Jeep tour around the west end of Grand Bahama Island, and visit Lucayan National Park.
2012:  We returned to Germany to explore our Lutheran heritage by visiting significant sites in Luther’s life and participating in worship in German.  We followed Luther's footsteps and saw the places that influenced his life.  While there, we had the privilege to explore and learn about the history and culture of Germany as we crossed the country from Eisleben (Luther’s birthplace) to Berlin (learning about those who lived behind the wall).  Click here for the sliideshow!

2011:  After visiting Costa Rica in 2007, we returned with an entirely new group of students.  This trip focused heavily on the "ministry of being" as we worked hand in hand with ILCO, the Lutheran church of Costa Rica.  We worshipped with Nicaraguan immigrants in La Carpio, visited a daycare in the impoverished Alajuelita, spent a night at the Lutheran church in rural Puriscal, and helped the indigenous Térraba to preserve their culture. Click here for photos or here for the ILCO article about our trip! Click here for the slideshow!

2010:  In Mexico, we were immersed in the life of Baja California and the Mexican culture.  We partnered with service coordinator Lantern Hill and their local sister organization in Baja 89, an area of government free land.  We also did work and served children at Casa Esperanza battered women’s shelter, and we met with indigenous families in the impoverished mountain Concrete Village, sharing games and joy in spite of language differences.

2009:  Campus Ministry first visited St. Croix in 2006, and we returned to partner again with Lutheran Social Services there, spending time with organizations and people who remembered us and welcomed us back.  We did much-needed work on the buildings at the Queen Louise children’s home and their Head Start Preschool, teaching a Bible lesson and playing with the children.  We also spent time at the Ginger Thomas group home, taking a spectacular trip with the residents to the beach, which they had not been able to visit in almost a year.