MISSION OPPORTUNITIES - Local, National, International

Serve outside Getwell's walls - right here in DeSoto county or somewhere across the world

LOCAL AND NATIONAL MISSIONS

Getwell Church supports organizations that provide many opportunities to serve in the Southaven area, the southeast, and beyond. Be on the lookout in church communications about organized opportunities to serve!

Each of these ministries is in need of constant prayer, as well as donations of time, goods, services and money.


Getwell Church Monthly Local Support

Camp Lake Stephens - Oxford, MS

Together Ministry Center - Olive Branch, MS

     

Mission Service Opportunities

Backpack Ministry -Southaven, MS

Habitat for Humanity - Southaven, MS

Hearts to Hands - Getwell Women Serving Team

Jacob’s Well - Memphis, TN

Marshall Co. Correctional Facility - Marshall Co., MS

Olive Branch Food Pantry - Olive Branch, MS

St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen - Memphis, TN

Through the Roof Pediatric Therapy - Hernando, MS

Together Ministry Center - Olive Branch, MS

Sager Brown - Baldwin, LA


Mission Team Destinations

Sager Brown - Baldwin, LA (Jan/Feb)

Good Shepherd Children's Home - Honduras (Sept/Jan)

Africa - Ghana (Feb)

The Bridge - England (May)

Xtend - Poland (future date TBD)

ASHA - India (future date TBD)

DISASTER RESPONSE

RELIEF TEAM: If you would like to serve on a team to help with cleanup, please complete the signup form below.

We will be in touch with opportunities to help as soon as we know of a specific need and can mobilize a team.


If you personally need help recovering from a natural disaster, please contact our Missions Director at missions@getwellchurch.org.

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS

As a part of Getwell Church's commitment to be a mission-focused church, there are always teams preparing to, serving, or returning from serving in a faraway place! Take a look at the many opportunities to serve missionaries and ministries across the globe through Getwell and watch for information on the next scheduled trip. Teams are always in need of people with a variety of gifts, including YOU!


International Mission Organizations


Asha Mission

Ashamission.com

Asha Mission operates three children’s homes in India. The Delhi home houses 22 orphaned and abandoned children from the Delhi and Bihar regions of India. In Kolkata, Asha operates two homes. One is home to 20 boys and the other is home to 10 girls. The homes are operated by loving couples who provide a stable home with assistance in education, healthcare and spiritual development. Getwell Church offers loving support for Asha Mission through prayer and monthly financial support. Future in-country short term mission teams will serve Asha Mission by spending time with the children in the homes and nurturing their spiritual development.


Ghana Missions

Getwell Church has developed a relationship in two areas of the West African country of Ghana - Kyekyewere, a village outside of Kumasi, and Soboba in northern Ghana. We visit Ghana once a year to share the love of Jesus by meeting the medical and dental needs of the people there, when team members can provide that expertise. Getwell also hosts a pastor’s conference teaching new ways to share the gospel and conducting a Vacation Bible School for approximately 400 children an basketball camps for local youth. Please pray for the poverty-stricken people of Ghana and consider a short-term mission trip to Ghana with a Getwell team. Getwell Church also supports Bob Young and Dr. Jean Young who serve as local missionaries in Soboba. Dr. Jean Young is one of only a few doctors in Soboba. Jean and Bob are members of Getwell Church .


Guisborough England

www.guisborough-bridge.org.vk

Getwell Church partners with a multi-church ministry known as “The Bridge” in Guisborough, England. Getwell’s team serves the local schools and hosts sports camps in an effort to reach unchurched children and teens. We also lead VBS, teen hangout/activities and serve in various other places in the community. The overall goal is to build relationships and have opportunities to share the gospel. The region has a population of about 18,000, however only about 300 regularly attend church. This trip takes place at the end of May through the beginning of June because British schools have a break during that time and this allows us more time with kids.


Honduras Mission

www.gsch.bmdmi.org

Getwell Church has an ongoing relationship with the Good Shepherd Children’s Home located in El Zamorano, Honduras.

The Children’s Home operates under the directorship of Baptist Medical Dental Missions International (BMDMI). The Children’s Home is home to those who are true orphans, abandoned, neglected or abused children from birth to 18 years of age. The Children’s Home provides a safe, loving and structured lifestyle with a chance for education. Getwell Church partners with GSCH in providing support for the missionaries and the tias (house mothers). Mostly our teams spend a week sharing love and receiving lots of love from the children. Getwell teams usually visit the children’s home twice a year, often in September and January. Please pray for what God is doing in the lives of the children of The Good Shepard Children’s Home.


Lesotho Africa

Beautiful Gate Orphanage is located in Southern Africa. Getwell Church was called to partner with beautiful Gate Orphanage where nearly 100% of the orphans are HIV positive. The orphanage also partners with Baylor International Pediatric Aids Initiative through medical teams and Mission Aviation Fellowship construction teams. Getwell Church has participated in short term mission teams to assist with child care, build playground equipment and visit local prisons to share the gospel.


 

Getwell Church Monthly International Support


Antioch International Movement of Churches

Missionaries: Casey and Heather Goff


Xtend Ministries International

Xtendinternational.com

Missionary: Wojctech Kowalewski

Downline Poland


GSCH - Good Sheperd Children’s Home

Missionaries: Currently In Transition


CRU/Campus Crusade for Christ Hungary

Missionary: Istvan Zsengeller


Global Outreach International/China

Missionaries: Brandon and Theresa Harris


For Zion's Sake Intercessors

MISSION TRIP FAQs

What's it like going on a mission trip?

"Missions is stepping out of my comfort zone and knowing that God will equip me to do His will in showing His love to others ... in return I have received more blessings than I can even count. I always leave a little bit of my heart with the people and countries that we serve."          Sandi White


What do volunteers do on a mission trip? 

Responsibilities vary from trip to trip, but generally the group is divided into different ministry teams: 

  • Bible School Team: holds Bible school for the local children
  • Medical Team: sees patients and dispenses non-narcotic drugs
  • Construction Team: paints, pours concrete, digs footings, etc.
  • Love Distribution Team: distributes clothing and food to the local families


Where do volunteers go on mission trips? 

Getwell has sent teams to Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho and Tunisia in Africa; La Joya, El Oro and Chalco in Mexico; Honduras, the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, to name just a few! We are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities.


What will I need before I can go on a mission trip?

  • Passport
  • Vaccinations (varies for different countries)
  • Open mind, open heart, open arms


What will my out of pocket cost be for a mission trip?

The cost of each trip is determined by many factors. Getwell is committed to help with individuals' mission calling by offering scholarships. The Mission Committee reviews all applications and determines percentages of assistance available. Many mission team members also help cover costs by acquiring sponsor donations. 


Why should I volunteer for a mission trip?

  • To share the Gospel in "word" and 'deed' 
  • To receive the blessing of giving to those less fortunate
  • To make a real difference in someone's life
  • To see how another culture lives


How do I volunteer for a mission trip?

Please contact missions@getwellchurch.org and our Missions Coordinator can direct you from there!


What are our fund raising options?

We have several fund raising events through the year including our missions auction, lunches and dinners, and other activities. We're always in need of folks who, for one reason or another, cannot travel with us on mission trips but who would like to be part of our fund raising team.


What is the minimum age for a mission team member?

The minimum age of unaccompanied minors wishing to participate in international mission trips commissioned by Getwell Church is sixteen (16) years old by the departure date of the mission trip. As with anyone wishing to participate in international mission trips, a completed mission application and predetermined deposit amount must be submitted to the Missions Committee by the deadline date for consideration. The Missions Committee has the final decision on all mission team applicants. Deposits are non-refundable unless the applicant is not approved by the Missions Committee.

The parent(s) of an approved unaccompanied minor shall provide a notarized document granting temporary guardianship to the mission trip team-leader before any travel arrangements (i.e. purchase of airline tickets, lodging, etc.) are made.

In addition, if an unaccompanied minor of at least sixteen (16) years of age is approved by the Missions Committee, the minor must have an adult sponsor on the mission team (other than the mission team leader) that is responsible for the minor.