Upcoming Trips

​Upcoming Trips​

International Trips ​
 
Destination and Description Dates Leaders
Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic ​January 3-15, 2015 Mariah Syre, Jen Andrews & Cody Work
​ICO Hato Mayor will be partnering with Meeting God in Mission to minister to the people of Hato Mayor through a variety of ministries including medical clinics, dental clinics, optical clinics, prayer walks, a VBS, a baseball ministry and construction projects.
   
Costa Rica January 4-15, 2015 Abby Friel & Suzanne Holcombe
​ICO Costa Rica will be working with La Iglesia Metodista (The Methodist Church) in Carillos de Poas. The team will be hosting a vacation Bible school for the children at the church. The team will also be performing on-site construction projects at the church that may include painting, cementing, tiling and other small projects. The team will also build relationships with the people of the church during the evenings and free time.
Jamaica January 4-14, 2015 Sarah Stadler & Chad Knox
​The team will work with and live on site at Robin’s Nest Children’s Home. Possible projects include running classes at the on-site preschool, helping with homework or assisting with home schooling of 8-12 year olds, vacation Bible school, Bible study or daily devotions for the children, sports education (e.g. soccer camp); maintenance/improvements to property; general tasks like laundry, cleaning, cooking, childcare; and ministry to the staff (e.g. education in child development, child psychology, health, nutrition).
Honduras January 11-17, 2015 Derek Shirey & Maddie Plessinger
​The team will partner with Central American Relief Efforts (CARE) to provide medical clinics in Honduran villages. Team members will assist CARE members to take blood pressures, fill prescriptions, and provide other medical care. Training in all of these areas is provided before clinics. Also, the team will visit an orphanage and play with children. If needed, the team may be involved in light construction such as painting and repair to buildings.
Guatemala ​February 28- March 8, 2015 ​Micaela Carter, Jordan Carmichael & Laura Smith
​ICO Guatemala partners with and stays at Hogar de Vida in San Andres, which is an orphanage for children, ranging from ages 0-18. The team will spend time with the children playing games and sports, making crafts, and swimming in the river, as well as participating in a hair washing ministry for surrounding villages to San Andres. The team also may be involved in construction projects at the orphanage.
 
 
Domestic Trips
 
Destination and Description Dates Leaders
ICO NYC November 21-26, 2014 ​Chesterton Cobb & Joanna LeFevre
​ICO NYC will serve with Big Apple Chapel in Manhattan to partner with a variety of ministries in the city. Team members will work with the NYC Rescue Mission – participating in a worship and gospel service as a team, preparing and serving food in the kitchen, guiding and caring for the overnight guests staying at the mission. The team will also minister with FCA in Central Park and assist Christian Youth Theatre in the production of their Christmas show by marketing, handing out fliers, mentoring and teaching the children, and building any needed stage sets.
ICO Rhode Island ​November 22-28, 2014 ​Claire Boykiw, Adeline Ferguson & James McKay
​ICO Rhode Island will serve for a week at the Providence Rescue Mission, helping with painting, preparing food, helping with the nightly chapel service, assisting with office work, organizing the clothing bank, as well as talking to the guests at the mission every evening.
ICO Canton, Ohio ​January 10-18, 2015 ​Madeline Mitchell & Bryan Thomas
​ICO Canton will partner with five different ministries in the Canton, Ohio area during the week of the trip. Team members will work with both Hammer and Nails and Habitat for Humanity doing property repairs and construction projects. Time will also be spent serving with Refuge of Hope preparing meals, cleaning dishes, and possibly serving meals to the homeless. The team will also partner with Stark County Pregnancy Support Center to help with a variety of tasks. Additionally, the team will help with the Salvation Army’s after school program and lead the children in Bible lessons.
Ashland, Kentucky ​February 28- March 8, 2015 ​Jake Gearhart & Kathryn Claudy
​ICO Ashland works with Habitat for Humanity and Hillcrest-Bruce Mission, an organization that serves low-income apartments in Ashland and has a preschool, food pantry, classes for women, etc. The team also will work with Safe Harbor, a battered women’s shelter, and, in the past, this team has done some work with a local pregnancy care center. Time will also be spent playing with children who live in a local apartment complex for low-income families.
Tucson, Arizona ​February 28- March 8, 2015 Faith Gregorchik, David Weix, John Benbow & Mackenzie Sharpe
​ICO Tucson will partner with Life in Christ church and The Giving Tree. The team will be leading a VBS and feed the homeless each night. They will also be tutoring, serving at both ministry sites, and participating in a construction project.
​Los Angeles, California ​February 28- March 7, 2015 ​Slater Simek, Regina Riel & Bobby Schmidt
​ICO LA will partner with the Dream Center to serve the people of LA. The team will have the opportunity to be involved in many different ministries that the Dream Center runs including Adopt-a-Block, construction, helping with the food bank and food truck ministries, working with the kids’ ministry, and working with the transitional housing program.