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The real needs in Ireland aren’s ones you can see with your eyes. Since the time of St. Patrick, Ireland has strongly identified with the Christian faith and the Catholic Church. Recent decades, however, have seen a major shift. Ireland now has one of the highest rates of “convinced atheists” per capita of any English-speaking country. Drug addiction and suicide have also climbed to among the highest in Europe. Amid all the hopelessness, we see light in the small percentage of Christ-following, disciple-making believers who are active in Dublen.

Our mission is to simply bring people closer to Jesus. You’ll do this by providing meals to homeless people throughout Dublin, helping with work projects at recovery facilities, helping with after-school programs for kids, and taking prayer walks around the city. Through these encounters you’ll be part of the amazing work God is doing to bring Irish people back to faith in him.

Where

Sample Itinerary

  • Saturday—Arrive at Dublin Airport (DUB); transport to lodging facility; orientation
  • Sunday—Attend local church; cultural activity
  • Monday – Wednesday—Worship, devotions, and God Sightings; ministry projects; night ministry
  • Thursday—Free day on your own to explore Dublin (we’ll provide a list of free and low-cost things to do in the City Centre, along with money for meals; groups pay for any activities and shopping)
  • Friday—Worship, devotions, and God Sightings; ministry projects; night ministry
  • Saturday—Depart for DUB airport; fly home

When

  • Jan 25 2020 to Feb 01 2020 – Adult (18+)
  • Mar 14 2020 to Mar 21 2020
  • June 13 2020 to June 20 2020
  • June 27 2020 to July 04 2020
  • July 25 2020 to Aug 01 2020 – Adult (18+)
  • Oct 03 2020 to Oct 10 2020

For those not marked “Adult (18+),” all ages are welcome. Custom trips and dates are available. Call 970-800-4000 for more information.

Skills

Taking a Group International Mission Trip lets you see the world through God’s eyes. You’ll gain a fresh perspective about the work God does in local communities throughout the world and that new view will make you more aware of the different cultures and misperceptions about where you’re serving. With a deeper insight, you’ll return home transformed. Plus, you’ll grow closer to Jesus through acts of service and get to know him more deeply. We’ve partnered with long-term ministries that are rooted in the countries we serve. As you’re reading this, they are passionately serving and loving their neighbors, working to meet physical and spiritual needs in Jesus’ name. When we arrive, we come alongside their efforts for long-lasting impact. Types of work vary based on location, no special skills are needed!

What We Will Do

Opportunities to serve the people of Ireland are extensive and diverse. The goal is to address and meet practical needs while building relationships and sharing the gospel. As the people of Dublin become more and more disillusioned with “religion,” our mission is simply to bring people closer to Jesus. Our projects, coordinated by local groups, involve many different types of service. Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with:

  • An evening outreach to homeless people and addicts, with referrals to a Christian rehabilitation program
  • Preparing and serving food at a homeless outreach
  • Ministry to inner-city children and families, including after-school care, a Bible program, and summer camps
  • Ministry to working families, including small-group discipleship and summer camps
  • Outreach to families whose children have special needs
  • Outreach to retirees, including spiritual discussion along with tea and coffee
  • Various work projects in different environments
  • Camp ministry serving people from all parts of the city
  • Retreats for recovering addicts
  • Music ministry
  • VBS Prayer-walking through the city

Our Partners

We lean on local experts in churches and nonprofits to point us to places we can help most. We work primarily with missionaries whose hearts were touched while spending time in Dublin in 2014. In a short period of time, they saw the strong contrast between the beautiful old churches and the sense of despair among the people walking around them. This challenged their notion of Ireland as a Christian nation, and they heard Jesus calling them to become involved. Dorine is a mental-health professional with an emphasis on children, families, and addiction. She’s drawn to hopeless, hurting, and overlooked people. Ben is a musician, woodworker, and small-group leader with a heart for God’s Word. The couple have four children—Becca, David, Maya, and Ezekiel.

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Contact: Robin Alm
Organization: Group Mission Trips
Phone: 970-800-4000
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