Blog - Mission Trip

Why She Keeps Coming Back

Sarah had forgotten about the apple. She’d packed it for a snack on her way to Bukura, Kenya, where Rehema Home had recently opened its second orphanage location, but had forgotten to eat it on the way there. She pulled it out now and took a bite. As she began to eat, she realized that Brian, one of the kids sitting with her, was watching her with huge eyes.

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When the Math Doesn’t Make Sense

Jim said he couldn’t help but be moved when he met the families and kids that were getting support from Enable the Children. Kids with cerebral palsy who had spent their lives indoors on the floor were sitting upright, feeding themselves and getting to go outside with other kids. But the finance guy in the back of Jim's mind kept on asking, is this really the best return on investment?

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Saying Yes

The 13 people on the Guatemala mission trip were mostly strangers when their plane landed. Some were veterans of the trip, returning for a second, third or even fifth time. But for most of the group, it was their first mission trip. And it was an experience that required stepping outside their comfort zone from Day 1.

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Top Ten Tips for Trips

One of the questions most often asked by people embarking on their first mission trip is “What should I bring?” We surveyed some of our veteran mission travelers and compiled their top 10 tips for packing, so you can make sure you have everything in hand before you hop on that plane!

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A Trip Like No Other

When a team from Hoboken Grace went to South Korea last spring, they threw a birthday party for a refugee, presented a career workshop and visited a propaganda artist’s studio. It wasn’t your average mission trip, said Micah. “I think we are so accustomed to forwarding God's mission through acts such as building or cleaning,” she said. “But the Korea trip really teaches you that God's ultimate mission is to love people – to love people where they are and how they need it.”

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Get Ready to GO!

We’re going back to Mexico! From May 27th to June 3rd, a team will be visiting the Casa Hogar Alegre orphanage. Casa Hogar works to provide love and care for children who have been abandoned or abused. Their goal is to care not only for the physical well-being of the children, but also to encourage spiritual and educational growth. Want […]

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An Experience You’ll Never Forget

Ready to see the world and God’s love in new ways? Then grab your backpack and passport and join us on one of four mission trips this spring and summer. You can still sign up to be a part of the teams going to Guatemala, Mexico, South Korea and Newark. Each trip will take you to a different part of the world and offer a different way to serve. So, where will you go?

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Celebrate Big

“When the team reflected on what kind of partnership would best fit Hoboken Grace, we saw a unique opportunity to help World Hope celebrate these children, who are so often ostracized in their communities,” said Tara. “Really celebrating their lives and bringing people together, that’s exactly who we are as Hoboken Grace. We want to celebrate big and we want to celebrate loudly. And we saw partnering with them as a way to bring people to recognize and love these children.”

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A Bond That Spans Thousands of Miles

Liberty in North Korea is one of Hoboken Grace’s longtime partners, and a missions team has worked with them in South Korea each year since 2013. This week, the LiNK staff sent an email worth sharing, thanking those who visited in May and everyone from Hoboken Grace who has supported their work to settle refugees fleeing economic and political oppression.

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‘All They Wanted Was to Be Loved’

Thirteen people returned earlier this month from Hoboken Grace's annual trip to Mexico, where they visited the staff and children of Casa Hogar Alegre orphanage. The team helps out in almost every aspect of the children's lives, from painting and cleaning to playing and helping out with homework. For those who go on the trip, one of the joys of returning year after year is developing bonds with the children.

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