We believe that every person matters to God. We are not only called to send mission teams around the world, but to serve the poor and vulnerable in our own community. We’d love for you to partner with us to reach people and build lives through one of our many serving opportunities.
We also send global mission teams that focus on evangelism, medical care, and humanitarian relief. Whenever possible, our goal is to serve through and strengthen the local church in the countries that we visit. We faithfully strive to connect new believers to a local body of Christ.
What Will I Be Doing On The Trip?
What we love so much about our trips is that each one has a special purpose. We have a variety of trips offered to best fit your gifting and schedule! Our trips have a variety of purposes (i.e. sports camp, leadership conference, medical, outreach, evangelistic, etc.), but the main thing we are committed to in each trip is that the Gospel is shared and the love of God is shown to each person we come in contact with.
How Old Do You Have To Be?
For the most part, the minimum age requirement to be apart of an OSC Missions trip is 13 years old. With each of our trips, different age requirements are in place. Please call us at 337-616-1777 to ask about a specific trip.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost of our trips depend on where we are going! Trips can go for as little as $700-$3,200 depending on where you are traveling to.
Is It Safe?
Before a destination is selected, its political situation, recent and previous history, and national issues are evaluated. We perform site assessments with the host ministry for each destination. We only work where we have personal relationships with the host and know the situation well. While a mission trip is in the planning stages, travel advisories issued by the U.S. State Department are consistently reviewed and frequent communication is kept with the host contacts. If a destination is determined to be unstable, it will be closed and all affected team members moved to other projects. We register each team member with the U.S. State Department on its Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.
Who Will Be My Team Leader?
We have an INCREDIBLE team of trained leaders who are equipped to lead you with excellence on the trip of your choice. Each trip has two leaders (male and female), who have a burden for the nations, discipling people, and seeing the Gospel spread to the ends of the earth! To see who is leading our trips, click here.
Are Some Trips More Difficult Than Others?
Yes. Some trips are difficult physically. Many of our trips require hours on your feet, hot conditions, and uncomfortable transportation or sleeping conditions. The trip application asks you to list any physical conditions that could limit you during the trip, such as: back problems, heart problems, extremely poor eyesight, hearing loss, pregnancy or possible pregnancy. These items do not automatically disqualify an applicant, but may be addressed by the team leader if the trip’s activities may not be suitable for you. Other trips may be difficult culturally. Each country is subject to their governments rules and regulations and we work very closely with any restrictions that our international host require.
What Are Team Member Expectations?
Each team member is expected to attend ALL team meetings, make timely trip payments, abide by all team rules, be a team player, be flexible, humble, teachable, and communicate with the team leader efficiently.
Will My Prescription Medications Be Allowed On The Trip?
Yes. All medications must be listed on your application (including dosage and prescription strength). All prescription medications must remain in original prescription bottles during travel. Please note that certain medications may not be allowed. You will be personally contacted to discuss if there are concerns.
Can My Family Contact Me During The Trip?
We request that each team member “unplugs” as much as possible while they are on the trip. We want to encourage team members to be “all in” during the durations of the trip. Our Savior’s Church Offices are in communication with the Team Leader of your trip daily. There may be opportunities for team members to get online to contact home but such opportunities are not guaranteed. Many locations do not have WiFi. We will contact team members if any emergencies need to be made known to them stateside, and vice versa.
What Happens If A Team Member Gets Sick On A Trip?
We will always work diligently to get immediate medical care for any sick team member, no matter destination. Each Team Leader is given a list of symptoms and medicine to help with said symptoms, and are required to travel with a First Aid Kit at all times. A team member’s emergency contacts and medical information on the trip application are vital to fill out to avoid any medical allergies.
What Happens If There Is An Emergency At Home While I Am Gone?
In case of an emergency, family members should contact Our Savior’s Church offices at 337-616-1777. Depending on who your team leader is, each team member will be given the trip leaders contact information, as well.
Are Team Members Ever Left Alone On The Trip?
Safety is our highest priority for all of our team members. Adult team members are to always move in pairs, even in airports. Minors are never left without an adult and are required to be in constant contact with their team leader during the entire trip.
As A Team Member, What Is My Financial Commitment?
The entire cost of the trip is to be covered through your payments or donations from sponsors toward your account. You assume full responsibility to make trip payments by deadlines in order to remain on the trip. All trip funds are non-transferable and non-refundable.
What Is Included In My Trip Fee?
- International round-trip airfare
- Trip insurance for emergencies
- All lodging at destination
- All meals at destination
- All ground transportation at destination
What Is Not Included In My Trip Fee?
- Visa application fee (if required)
- Spending money, souvenirs, snacks, airport meals, beverages, etc.
- Optional activity fees
- Transportation to/from airport
- Passport fees, photos for visas (if needed)
- We encourage each and every team member to visit the Center for Disease Control’s website at cdc.gov to review required and recommend vaccinations for for destination. Discuss the vaccinations with your personal doctor.
Can I Use Frequent Flyer Points To Help Pay For My Trip?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate paying with points for any portion of the trip.
What If I Drop Out Of The Trip?
We being making financial commitments for airfare and ground accommodations as soon as we receive your application fee. Therefore, if you drop out of the trip, the application fee and any other payments are NON-REFUNDABLE. Trip funds are NON-TRANSFERABLE to other trips.