Welcome to the Y4O international mission trips page.  Our mission trips focus on orphan care and orphan alleviation.  Each area we serve is a completely different experience, but all will raise your awareness of the plight of vulnerable children.   All of our mission trips are designed for rising 9th grade students to young adults.  Our vision trips are typically for adults.  If you have questions, please contact Terry at 239-248-2838 or terry@youth4orphans.org.

Trip Details

The Cat Island experience is a perfect starting point for those new to mission work.  This popular destination has limited space and fills up fast!

These teams will partner with the Royal Bahamas Police Force to hold camp at the Old Bight Elementary School.  Camp will be for 80-100 young people of the community including the children from OBMH.

Other potential places you might visit around the island include:  Old Bight Beach, Old Bight Creek, the local grocery stores, and Mount Alvernia, the Bahamas’ highest elevation.  A big activity will be crabbing!  The Bahamas are well known for their land crabs and crabbing is a highlight each week.  Nightly worship and devotions are also a highlight for most who go to Cat Island.

We are happy to announce that Y4O will be taking three mission teams to Cat Island this year.

Palm Beach Atlantic University (filled): February 29 – March 7  Application & 50% deposit due January 29, 2020 

Week 1: June 27 – July 4  Application & 50% deposit due April 27, the remaining balance of $475 is due May 27. If paid after May 27, an additional $75 will be added to your balance.

Week 2: Ocean Church Members July 4 – 11 Application & 50% deposit due May 4, the remaining balance of $475 is due June 4. If paid after June 4, an additional $75 will be added to your balance.

Mandatory training will occur prior to travel.

Cost: $950 if paid in full by due date; $1025 after due date:  includes airfare from Ft. Pierce or Fort Lauderdale Airport, accommodations and meals in country.  Participants should bring money for meals on travel days and for souvenirs and snacks from the convenience store.

A non-refundable 50% deposit is due with application. Use the button below to fill out the application. You will be prompted to create a free account with Managed Missions. 

We need extra participants for the week of July 25-Aug. 1 due to the increased number of children at the home in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. 

In 2020, we will spend two weeks in Nassau working and learning alongside middle school and high school students living at the Ranfurly Home for Children and the Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home. This experience will include life skills training, camp style activities, worship and fellowship.  The trips will also include a BBQ gathering with youth who have transitioned out of the children’s homes.  If you have taken a trip to Cat Island in the past, you will see many of your friends from the Old Bight Mission Home.

Summer, July 18 – 25, 2020 : Application & 50% deposit due May 18. Remaining balance is due by June 18. If paid after May 18, an additional $75 will be added to your balance.

Summer, July 25 – August 1, 2020 : Application & 50% deposit due May 25. Remaining balance is due by June 25. If paid after June 25, an additional $75 will be added to your balance.

Cost: $950. If paid after due date,  $1025: includes airfare from Ft. Lauderdale, accommodations and meals in country.  Participants should bring money for meals on travel days  and one night out at the Fish Fry and souvenirs from the straw market.

A non-refundable 50% deposit is due with application. Use the button below to fill out the application. You will be prompted to create a free account with Managed Missions. 

Mandatory training will occur prior to travel.

We are very excited to be returning for our 2nd year to Guatemala. 

This mission team travels to Guatemala City where the focus will be on orphan alleviation and orphan care in an inner-city environment.  This team serves at Fundaninos Orphanage and in after school programs with Cadaninos. This mission experience will include camp elements, urban home visitations connecting with the families of the community and building relationships with the fifty children who live at the orphanage.

Summer, June 13 – 20, 2020 Applications & 50% deposit due by April 13, 2020.  Balance is due by May 13, 2020.  If paid after May 13, an additional $75 will be added to your balance.

Mandatory training will occur prior to travel.

Cost: $1450 if paid in full by 5/13/20 or $1525 if paid after: includes airfare from Miami, accommodations, and meals while in country.  Participants should bring money for food on travel days and souvenirs.

A non-refundable 50% deposit is due with application by April 13, 2020.  Balance is due no later than May 13, 2020. Use the button below to fill out the application. You will be prompted to create a free account with Managed Missions. 

Contact Terry Hand for additional information at 239-248-2838 or terry@youth4orphans.org.

 

These mission teams travel to the island of La Ganove, Haiti, located off of the west coast of the mainland of Haiti. La Ganove is often considered the poorest area of Haiti with minimal resources and extremely high unemployment rates which are leading factors to orphaned children. This mission experience focuses on building relationships through camps, community development, orphan care, and orphan alleviation programs.  We will work closely with the Family of Happy Children Orphanage, College of Ralph C. Tuthill School, and the rural communities of Betoti and Nan Lebrun.

Unfortunately, we will not be traveling to Haiti this summer due to the civil unrest the country is facing. If the travel ban is released, we will make efforts to send a small team to assist in the restoration. Please continue to pray that justice is reached in Haiti.

Are you interested in learning more about the areas and people we serve in our current locations or potential future areas?  Vision Trips typically last for three days and provide a great opportunity for you to connect with God’s mission through Y4O.  During a Vision Trip you will learn about the local communities, meet the people we serve and help us dream about the future of Y4O and how we can care for and prevent future orphans.

February or April 2019  |  La Ganove, Haiti (call with interest)

Guatemala City, Guatemala  (call with interest)

Please contact Terry Hand at terry@youth4orphans.org.