WATER Locations

South Asia –  DestiNations International

A majority Muslim country, a bustling megacity, monsoon rains, epic traffic jams… Experience cross-cultural ministry up-close as you live with a team member and share life with them for a month …sometimes exciting, sometimes boring, often exhausting. Explore the culture, make new friends, start language learning, teach English, visit the countryside and pray for the people. Learn from long-term  workers, both singles and families, as you see different models of ministry. Ladies will have opportunities to volunteer in helping at-risk ladies and their children. Men will spend time in (and optionally live in) a poor neighborhood community with opportunities to connect with the young men.   $2,525.00        Not Available 2023

Cambodia –  DestiNations International

The team will teach English, prepare for and host a Kid’s Club, prayer walk and build relationships with the locals by playing soccer.   $3,560.00 Not available 2023              

Canada, Dryden –  Northern Youth Programs

Join us for our Personal Workers’ Training Camp (PWTC) experience. Our mission partners with Aboriginal people in northwestern Ontario and eastern Manitoba. We drive or fly participants into remote northern reserves where they work directly with Native leaders. Living conditions are rustic. Expect to spend a lot of time with Native children through Vacation Bible School, fishing, camping, and outdoor activities. Interact with adults through literature sales, VBS, church fundraisers and other activities. Anyone interested in going to this mission should contact  NYP directly.  We will give credit for participation in lieu of the WATER Program when all requirements are satisfactorily completed.

Brent Schrock          Ten – Fifteen Trainees

Dominican Republic, Jimani –  Int’l. Faith Missions

Trainees will be involved in day-to-day ministries working beside the missionaries. These include meeting the spiritual needs of church attendees and community, visitation, tract distribution, vocational trips, Bible school and Bible classes for children, youth, and adults, etc. $1,150.00         

Joe Schlabaugh     Two Male or Two Female Trainees

El Salvador, San Salvador & Beyond – Amish Menn. Aid

Trainees will have a diverse ministry experience.  The possibilities for involvement in ministries either together or singly, include helping at the Deaf School, helping in several church schools, being involved in hospital visitation, street ministries, literature distribution, Bible Correspondence Course ministry, or helping missionary mothers with their everyday tasks such as cooking, washing, home schooling, cleaning, painting, sewing, and relating to neighbors.  We plan that there will be time to read articles or books related to mission work and have interaction with missionaries about their goals, objectives, and methods. Part of the time trainees will be with native Spanish-speaking persons, so part of this experience is immersion in Spanish language and culture. Come with a servant’s heart and a desire to help build the church. $1,100.00

Marcos Miller      Not Available 2023

Grenada  – Olive Branch Menn. Missions

Grenada is a mountainous, tropical island in the West Indies with a population of 100,000 people. The weather in July is a mix of hot sun and rain showers. You will have countless opportunities to minister with the missionaries to children and youth through Bible clubs, youth activities, church activities and day-by-day interaction. You will have opportunities to minister to community people by visiting in their homes, Bible studies, manual labor projects and more. You will receive a rich blessing if you come with a desire to serve. Trainees will live with the missionary while helping him in Bible studies, tract distribution, children’s ministries, manual labor projects, etc.  $1,550.00

Leonard Bauman                   Two Male & Two Female Trainees

Guatemala, El Chal –  Jungle Breezes Youth Ministries

Volunteers at the Good Samaritan Clinic will have a chance to see how nurses care physically and spiritually for their patients. Duties may involve assisting in the pharmacy, participating in health education demonstrations and other projects related to the operation of the clinic. Volunteers will see firsthand the challenges of being a nurse in a developing country and what inspires the clinic staff to help their patients day after day.  $1,750.00

Steve Miller        One Male or One Female Trainee

Guatemala, El Chal –  Jungle Breezes Youth Ministries

At the Mission Base, volunteers can expect to be involved in caring for JBYM visitors, housekeeping duties, meal preparation and jobs related to mission maintenance and upkeep. We will try to customize volunteer responsibilities according to each persons abilities and interests. The work of the Mission Base is primarily a support role for JBYM. Those that work there will have a view into what it takes to operate a mission and the challenges and opportunities that come with it.   $1,750.00

Tim Martin                             One Female Trainee

Guatemala, El Chal – Jungle Breezes Youth Ministries

At the Tree of Life School volunteers can interact with children from preschool to 9th grade. They will have the opportunity to teach English classes, help on the school bus, and assist with other duties related to the operation of the school. Volunteers will learn what it takes for the teachers to reach their students who come from varied, but often difficult backgrounds. They will see the relationships that form to make teaching a rewarding service.  $1,750.00

Cesar Vasquez            One Male or One Female Trainee

Guatemala, Guatemala City – Mennonite Air Missions

Trainees will be assigned to mission posts to work alongside the missionary. They will help in work projects, personal evangelism, cottage meetings, tract distribution, and Bible studies.  Spanish language study available.  $1,425.00

Joshua Martin                Six Trainees*

Guatemala, Sayaxche – Jungle Breezes Youth Ministries

The La Anchura Boy’s Ranch will put volunteers right beside the staff and boys on a remote jungle ranch. They can expect to be involved in daily chores with the various animal projects, help with selling products that the ranch produces, and perform other tasks that are necessary to operate the ranch. Volunteers will learn the reason behind the daily structured activities at the ranch and how these activities benefit the staff and the boys.  $1,750.00

Peter Hiebert           One Male & One Female Trainee

Haiti, Fond Parisien –  Int’l. Faith Missions

Fond Parisien is wedged between Haiti’s tallest mountains and its largest lake right on the DR border. You will be working alongside missionaries and Haitians meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the surrounding communities. You may find yourself in the medical clinic, children’s home, children’s Bible classes, putting a roof on a widow’s house, showing the Jesus film, or hiking to a remote mountain area. There will be daily responsibilities of domestics and shop/maintenance, and constant opportunities to interact with Haitian young people and adults. Come with a heart to learn and be challenged while ministering to the least of these.  $1,225.00

Keith Martin                                   Not Available 2023

Haiti, Santo/Criox-des-Boquets – SLM Ministries

Trainees will be involved in the everyday activities of the mission, working with the administrator’s family in the daily activities of the mission which involve domestics, repair, and maintenance, teaching Summer Bible School in various communities, as well as opportunities to encourage and interact with Haitian children, young people and adults. You will experience mission life and immersion in the Haitian language and culture.   $1,000.00

Nelson Schrock     Two Male & Two Female Trainees

Ireland, Waterford – Comeragh Wilderness Camp

The trainees that come to Ireland can often be involved in quite a

wide variety of projects. The Camp has run several week-long summer camps for children in the past years as well as facilitated activities for groups of youth.  At this printing, there has been a move for the camp to become a year-round camp and the summer camps may be changed from how they operated in the past. (You may contact us for current details on this). There is also a bakery/convenience store in the village that is used as a fundraiser for the camp and help is needed at times for this. For trainees, there are many opportunities to work with the staff there and possibly with some young people as well. There are normally building and maintenance projects to get involved with also. Plenty of flexibility and creativity is definitely an asset in coming to Ireland.   $1,475.00

Craig Martin       One Male & One Female Trainee*

Kenya, Nakuru & KisumuAmish Mennonite Aid

The activities will take the trainees into the homes of the national Africans for tea, Bible study, and visitation.  There may be opportunities to assist in working side-by-side with the nationals in work projects such as mudding a house, etc.  The Lamp & Light Office will also provide some exposure to the spiritual needs of present day Africa.  $1,975.00

Joseph Hostetler               Not Available 2023

Liberia, Monrovia – Christian Aid Ministries

Christian Aid Ministries of Liberia welcomes students to come enjoy Africa and its people and see the many physical and spiritual challenges present in this country. Students coming here will experience interacting with those living in abject  poverty in various ways. This includes travelling with native CAM employees distributing food, clothing and Christian literature or holding evangelistic meetings. Students will likely take a several days long, dirty, scorching trip to the African interior in which you may be privileged to sleep in a native mud hut home and not only experience the challenges of primitive living but also the spiritual darkness and occult practices of a society ignorant of and disobedient to the things of God. Visiting orphanages and teaching at the week long Summer Bible School at Tower Hill (CAM base) is always a highlight and both activities provide many opportunities to interact with children. Ladies also spend time at the CAM base doing small projects such as painting, sewing or perhaps passing out CAM layette bundles at a clinic or hospital. For the men, there are always lots of CAM compound maintenance projects, work in the warehouse or mechanics garage, or another bush trip. Come prepared to change your schedule at a moments notice and be stretched out of your comfort zone. $2,025.00

Ryan Miller      Two Male & Two Female Trainees

Malaysia – Global Tribes Outreach

Malaysia is an incredibly diverse country in Southeast Asia, filled with many different people groups and religions. On this trip, you will have the opportunity to play sports, teach English, and build relationships as you partner with a local ministry. It is an incredible opportunity to befriend people who may have never met a Christian before. Prepare to be flexible, and  be ready to lead and grow through this experience. $3,860.00

Derek Weaver          Four Trainees (now unavailable 2023)

Mexico Orphanage – Volunteer Mission Board        

Come experience life at an orphanage for a month! You will care for a handicapped boy/youth and do some cooking while interacting with 19 other children living at the orphanage. Be prepared to sweat, learn basic Spanish and to be Christ’s hands and feet to hurting children. $1,100.00

Roger Landis            Two Female Trainees

Mongolia – DestiNations International

Prepare for an unforgettable summer in the Far East, when endless sky stretches across the vast steppe. A three-month visa can be obtained on arrival in Ulaanbaatar with a current passport, before traveling 9 hours east to Baruun-Urt, capital of Sukhbatter province. $3,725.00 Two Male or Two Female Trainees

Nicaragua –  Olive Branch Menn. Missions

Seeing the Kingdom of God grow through our two sister church plants is the goal of the work in Nicaragua’s coastal plains. Leon is a large bustling colonial city, and Malpaisillo is a rural hub for a sprawling agriculture-based community. Though the communities are very different, our ministry is similar. Ministry will include plenty of opportunity to interact with children and youth, help with boys’ and girls’ clubs, visit in the community, and distribute tracts. You may assist with daily chores such as domestic, carpentry, or mechanical work, or you may lend a hand with some of our small businesses. Highlights will include close interaction with our small but growing church families through fellowship meals, youth events, and daily life. The ability to speak Spanish would be a blessing. Come with a desire to walk in the missionaries’ shoes and to be used of the Lord.  $1,575.00

Jason Shantz          One Male & One Female Trainee

Paraguay, South America – Amish Mennonite Aid

This mission will provide the female trainees an opportunity to work in a clinic located in a remote area. Their work will include domestics, gardening, and general assistance of mission personnel. For male trainees, there will be an opportunity to assist in self-help projects, vehicle and building maintenance needs, etc. All trainees can expect to be involved in visitation and evangelism efforts There may be an opportunity for a short Spanish language course. $1,600.00

Wayne Wagler                     Two Female Trainees

Poland, Minsk Mazowiecki  – Anabaptist International Ministries

Anabaptist International Ministries has existed since 2001 for the purpose of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and strengthening churches in Central Europe. AIM represents a number of conservative Anabaptist churches and is administered by the AIM board which  meets in Guys Mills, PA. AIM’s work is currently based in  Poland, where the team is engaged in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Bible studies, Sunday services, personal contacts, special meetings, Bible conferences, singing tours, translation and publication. Trainees would assist with two weeks of VBS in two locations. The other two weeks would be spent in other outreach doing some work projects, and some limited sightseeing opportunities.  $2,100.00

Shannon Lehman                    Not Available 2023

South America – Global Tribes Outreach

Bogotá, Colombia, a bustling and diverse city nestled among the Andes Mountains of South America, is the western location for GTO’s short-term programs. Join us for an adventure of discovering more of God’s heart for the unreached and getting to partner with locals who are working to share Jesus among their communities. You’ll get to experience Colombian culture, as well as a nearby country, and see first-hand how God is working among the people of South America. Come with an open heart and mind as you dive into new cultures and experience God at work. Come to invest yourself, expecting the unexpected.   $3,860.00

Chris Byler                            Six Trainees

Southeast Asia – DestiNations International

Have you wondered what life would be like on the field in a creative access country? Come experience life up close as we work together in various ministries. Actively participate in daily life, help to pioneer a Community Center, and see God at work in Savings Groups. Opportunities include teaching English/ Vocational skills, Bible stories, traveling to a northern state to visit Savings Groups, working with villagers in their fields, and/or being involved with children’s homes. $2,900.00 Not Available  2023

Spain  – DestiNations International

Participants will assist the long-term workers in ministry to the Muslim immigrant population in Southern Spain through prayer, food distribution, English classes, and hospitality. There will also be domestic jobs such as cleaning and painting. A basic understanding of Islam and some basic Spanish vocabulary would be helpful, but is not required.   $2,000.00 Not Available 2023

Thailand  – Global Tribes Outreach

You will experience what it means to live a life of intentional ministry. There will be training and opportunity to engage in a person’s total being (Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical). You will be encouraged to have an intense relationship with our Lord (strong prayer and devotional time). You will be encouraged to seek and avail yourselves to whatever opportunities our Lord presents to you, and you will learn to use your personal life story in a way that Christ is glorified. Some of the activities that you will be involved with while here are, Village Evangelism (sharing your testimonies, presenting Christ through song or drama), Teaching English (children’s camps designed to enhance a person’s English through bible stories and activities), Work Projects (Using your skills and talents to bless those around you). We look forward to working alongside you in serving our Lord.   $3000.00

Geoff Sensenig             Not Available 2023

Toronto  – DestiNations International

What do elk burgers and buffalo steak have to do with the Great Commission? Ask Enos & Carolyn Miller, and they might tell you the story of Tea-N-Bannock, the  aboriginal restaurant  God led them to open in 2011. The valuable storefront space doubles as a church meeting place over the weekend, and gives them a unique inroad to the First Nations community of 80,000 spread throughout Toronto. This team will offer you a unique glimpse into the First Nations culture. Participate in weekly church services, help with children’s clubs, enjoy authentic First-Nations food and ask God for His heart for these special people.  $1,400.00 Not Available 2023


Arkansas, Harrison – Hillcrest Home

As a participant, you will have first-hand exposure to living and working in the footsteps of Jesus in lowly, selfless servanthood. You will observe and assist our workers in various aspects of caring for our nursing home residents, the “fatherless” and “widows”. Orientation will be given on putting others before selfish interests, learning patience and Christ-like responses to those with deteriorating brain function. You will learn how to connect and relate with those who are limited in verbal and mental connection. You will have opportunity to comfort the grieving and minister to the lonely and helpless. Options will be available for men and ladies to assist in resident activities, food preparation and serving, and housekeeping routines. Men will have janitor and maintenance opportunities. You will grow through experiencing dorm-life, living with the VS staff, and being exercised spiritually and socially.   $1,000.00

Leonard Mast     One Male & Three Female Trainees

Colorado, Canon City  – New Horizons

New Horizons Ministries provides Christ-centered nurture for children and families in need by providing one-on-one care for the young children of incarcerated mothers. We also operate two thrift stores that help to provide additional support for the ministry. We are  dedicated to the spiritual life of our staff and our mission statement includes providing “programs and experiences for our staff members that foster spiritual and personal growth”. You will assist with child care (ladies), serve in our thrift stores, and work on maintenance projects (men). You will live with staff and engage in prayer and praise, Bible studies, volleyball, and other spiritual and social activities.  $1,750.00

Kevin Mast                              Two Male & Three Female Trainees

Indiana, Washington – Fresh Start

Fresh Start Training Center is all about Changing Hearts & Changing Lives in a Residential Discipleship Ministry. Men & couples come to our 8 month live in program due to lives that have become unmanageable. Much of that miserable decline is a result of addictions, abuses, broken relationships, moral & Spiritual depravity, anxieties and depression. Opportunities abound to minister to a hurting and confused heart. WATER students will participate in and lead classes, observe counseling, facilitate activities, do jail ministry, be a dorm leader and learn what it is to be “on staff” in a  residential ministry environment. You will get an overview of our staff training program (Heart Evangelism & Relationship Training), as well as assisting & leading in jobs skills training for our clients either in our shop programs or in the maintenance department. Prepare to be stretched beyond your comfort zone!   $1,300.00

Bryan Fleagle     Two Male & One Female Trainees

Maryland, Oldtown – Allegany Boys Camp

Allegany Boys Camp is a year-round camping program designed to help boys with emotional and behavioral problems. Trainees who are considering the possibility of becoming a counselor in the program will get an up-close look at the day to day activities of camp. They will be involved in work projects, assist in maintenance, and interact with the counselors and campers.   $580.00

Brian Martin              Two Male Trainees

New York City  – DestiNations International

New York City is one of the world’s most influential cities. Situated on the east Atlantic coast of the United States, it serves as a global center for economic activity, political power, knowledge and influence. Come and experience first-hand the endless opportunities for cross-cultural ministry in the city. You will help local mission teams by distributing literature, engaging in conversation and building relationships with Muslims, Jews and others.   $1,260.00 Not Available 2023

Pennsylvania, Mill Hall Bald Eagle Boys Camp

Bald Eagle Boys Camp is a year-round program designed to help boys with emotional and behavioral problems. Trainees who are considering the possibility of becoming a counselor or be involved in other ways will get an up-close look at the day-to-day activities of camp. Trainees will be involved in work projects, assist in maintenance, and interact with counselors and campers. Because of the therapeutic program of camp, time spent with the groups will vary and be based on group dynamics and activities. $650.00

Laverne Beachy                       Two Male Trainees

Pennsylvania, York – Tidings of Peace Mennonite Church

York, PA is a very beautiful, diverse city with a dark side that manifests itself in the hopeless cycle of violence and drugs. Participants will have the opportunity to give and experience hope through engaging with the local community in service projects, experiencing urban life alongside people who have lived here for years, and developing a deeper appreciation for ethnic and cultural diversity while forming relationships with the people who live here. $875.00

Tyler Burkholder                                   Two Male & Two Female Trainees

S. Carolina, Batesburg  – Carolina Chaplaincy

This program is a great opportunity to sharpen your friendship evangelism skills as a student works alongside of a volunteer chaplain from CCP.  They will visit inmates in the dorm and lock-up units, as well as joining the inmates in their weekly Bible studies and Sunday morning worship services. Time will be spent dialoguing with inmates and encouraging Christians behind bars.  You will gain an understanding of prison ministry and learn how to relate to all types of people.   $1,060.00

Brian Musser                                          Not Available 2023

S. Dakota, Cherry Creek  – Olive Branch Menn. Missions

Take the opportunity to spread the Good News to the people living on the reservation and assist the missionaries with visitation, tract distribution and Bible studies in the local correctional system and detention center. Participate in cottage meetings and other church related activities, meet the people of the town by lending them a hand in the tire shop and touch the lives of children by playing with them and assisting staff with Bible clubs. These are all opportunities to share Christ’s love to the people of the Sioux Tribe.   $1,425.00

Jeffrey Deiter                    One Male & One Female Trainee

Summerfield, Ohio – Ohio Wilderness Boys Camp

Ohio Wilderness Boys Camp would offer WATER students opportunities to serve in the kitchen and maintenance departments while also interacting with other staff and seeing first-hand the Camp’s ministry to boys. Kitchen work would be comprised of basic food preparation, facility routine and periodic cleaning, and domestic tasks which is supervised by the kitchen and office staff. Maintenance work tends to be quite varied from mowing, vehicle/equipment/building maintenance, to repair and occasionally installation of new projects.   $800.00             

Davy Hochstetler          Two Male Trainees

COVID requirements are changing all the time. Check in with the country director of where you are going to find out the current requirements.