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West Virginia Trip for all age groups

Construction work in Jakes Run

Trip #7031

  • Mission Trip Agency

    World Servants

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    United States, Northern America

  • Mission Trip Dates

    July 12 - 18, 2020

    Lasts between 1 week to 2 weeks

  • Mission Trip Ministry


    Evangelism: Friendship & Lifestyle, Leadership Training, Service Projects & Helps, and Visitation & Encouragement

  • Mission Trip Cost

    *see notes below or inquire for details

In the hills and hollers of Appalachia, residents face many economic challenges that don’t exist elsewhere in the U.S. Our teams are able bring a “hand up” and the message of Christ’s love.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

World Servants began bringing teams into the West Virginia communities in 2005. The purpose of our ministry here is to partner with local leaders to impact the community physically and spiritually for Jesus Christ.

Participants will be able to serve and bring hope to many lives through a variety of ministry opportunities as they represent Jesus and administer his loving touch.

Construction projects will consist of tasks such as installing vinyl siding, windows and doors, building a handicap ramp to a home, general clean-up, roof repair, or painting. There will also be outreach projects, determined by the Community Leader Team, like Kids' Club, Teen Mania Outreach, firewood chopping & distribution, home visits, or sports camp.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Flexibility is the key! ALL ministry/outreach activities are customized to the communities' specific needs and are specifically determined closer to the time of the trip. Our goal is to best partner with the community we are going to serve. When discussing project specifics, please remind your groups of this!

**Customized trips are available.

Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

For sustainable, long-term impact, World Servants staff work and live in project communities long before you arrive. A team of in-field community leaders are identified to build a vision for their community. We train and equip these leaders to successfully partner with our short-term teams in an effort to build long-term relationships.

Once the short-term mission teams leave, we continue to strengthen relationships with community leaders and identify extended opportunities for you to come alongside them as well.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

Elementary, Jr. High, Sr. High, College, Adult, and Seniors

Eligible to Go

Individuals, Groups [max size 60], Married Couples, and Families


No construction experience is necessary, we will provide foreman to oversee the project. We view construction projects as a learning experience for males & females alike and will teach participants all necessary skills.




This opportunity is designed specifically for groups, but adult, families and individuals are welcome to participate as long as they know that it will be mainly youth focused for this week.

Each participant is required to bring a tape measure, hammer, tool belt, work gloves, safety glasses, dust mask, sports bottle/cup. Each team of 8 needs to have a circular saw and cordless drill. A specific tool list will be provided in preparation materials.

Mission Trip Offered By World Servants

World Servants

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Through training and short-term mission experiences, our desire is to develop people as both servants and leaders in their everyday lives. We believe these learning opportunities will result in the transformation of individuals and communities across the globe.

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Contact World Servants about this short-term mission trip:

Stephanie Boyd at World Servants

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

United States
Northern America
Nicholus County


July 12 - 18, 2020
1 week to 2 weeks

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

People of all ages and types from an impoverished community.
People Group(s)


Funds needed
*see notes below or inquire for details
The cost includes Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO), trip set-up, trip leadership, all food & housing, an evening program, debriefing and re-entry resources, in addition to quality group servicing.

$515 per person + Construction Donation*

*Construction Donation Chart:
Size..........Minimum Donation
Please call our office if you have any questions on Construction Fees.

Individuals and Families
$100 / person
$50 / child (8 and under)

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Post-field Debrief

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.
Application Deadline
June 12, 2020

Other Information

All groups must provide transportation to and from the mission site. You must also secure transportation throughout the week for travel between the housing site, work projects, outreach, and the day-off activity. Those who chose to fly, will need to arrive in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and rent vehicles.

Arrive between 3 and 5 pm on the trip start date.
Depart by 9 am on the trip end date.

All participants are required to carry or purchase personal medical insurance.

Your trip includes a day-off on Wednesday and there are several options for how to spend your time. You may chose any of the following options or make your own plans.

Food & Housing:
Accommodations will separated by male and female, and each person will need an air mattress. The facility has electricity, outlets, and air-conditioning. Cooks will be hired to provide all meals for the week and lunches will be served at a central location in the community each day.

During the summer months the climate can range from 80-95 degrees during the day with relatively high humidity. Lows may only reach into the 60's at night. Precipitation is not common at this time of year.