WATER Locations

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.  Estimated $3,760

Six Trainees

Dominican Republic – Blue Ridge Missions

Trainees will help with different activities around the mission, Bible school, cleaning at the clinic, construction projects, and spending time with the native youth. Estimated $1,700

Larry Groff   Two Male & Two Female 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. Estimated $1,350       

Joe Schlabaugh     Two Male or Two Female Trainees

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.  Estimated $1,750

Leonard Bauman                 One 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.   Estimated $1,950

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.   Estimated $1,950

Tim Martin                One Male or 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.  Estimated $1,950

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. Estimated $1,625

Joshua Martin                Four 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.   Estimated $1,950

Peter Hiebert           One Male or One Female Trainee

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.   Estimated $1,675

Craig Martin       One Male & One Female Trainee*

Kenya – Christian Aid Ministries

Karibu (welcome) to the beautiful country of Kenya. From the central highlands  to northern deserts Kenya offers a vast array of scenery and culture to experience. Be prepared to relate with children in the local neighborhood through Bible classes and daily interactions. There are many hands on opportunities such as visiting hospitals and schools with literature.  Trainees may possibly even join the Christian Aid Ministries team on a mission trip to Northern Kenya, a desert that is home to many unreached and less-reached traditional tribes. Opportunities abound to spread the light and love of Jesus.  Whether shopping in the local markets or ministering in marginalized communities be prepared to be impacted in ways you never imagined. Estimated $1,950

Luke Kurtz Two Male & Two Female Trainees

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. Estimated $2,225

Ryan Miller      Two Male & Two Female Trainees

Mongolia – DestiNations International

Spend a summer in the East Gobi Region of Mongolia! Opportunities include teaching English, playing ball hockey with neighborhood children, and prayer walking. Estimated $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.  Estimated $1,775

Jason Shantz          One Male & One Female Trainee

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.   Estimated $3,600

Chris Byler              Two Male & Two Female Trainees


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.    Estimated $1,200

Leonard Mast      One Male & One 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.  Estimated $1,950

Nate Helmuth                Two 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! Estimated $1,300

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.   Estimated $780

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.   Estimated $1,460

Two Trainees

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.  Estimated $850

Laverne Beachy                       Two Male Trainees

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.   Estimated $1,625

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.    Estimated $1,300         

Joe Thompson          Two Male Trainees

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