Updated September 1, 2020
GENERAL UPDATE 9/1/20: Due to the continuing presence and spread of the coronavirus in EM partner communities—along with international and local government restrictions in place throughout the coming months—Experience Mission has decided to cancel ALL remaining mission trips in 2020. (This cancelation includes all IMMERSION programs set to take place from in Fall 2020 and the beginning term of Gap Year programs) We feel it is in the best interest of our community partners, local community members, and volunteer teams to make these changes. Since we all started to feel the real impact of COVID-19, it has been an arduous journey for EM. This was the first summer in 17 years that we did not have mission trip teams serving alongside our local community partners. These decisions have been difficult and incredibly disappointing for all involved, including our staff who have worked hard all year to make these trips possible.
We will be working closely with mission trip teams and IMMERSION volunteers to reschedule trips for 2021 and 2022, transferring over a large portion of funds raised by team members toward a future trip. We are also exploring ways for the wider EM network of volunteers and churches to support our ministry and church partners across the U.S. and beyond who will no longer be receiving mission teams this summer. If your trip has been affected and you still have additional questions or have not been able to connect with our staff directly, please contact us here.
We're now looking ahead to 2021 and working out how to make mission trips a reality despite the lingering presence of Covid-19. We remain closely connected with our local partners, working to craft future trips and service opportunities that protect the most vulnerable in their communities while also seeking meaningful ways for teams to connect, immerse and serve where it is safe and viable for all.
Thank you for the grace and patience you have shown EM during this challenging season. We value your continued prayers and support as we all move forward together.
If you are interested in serving on a 2021 Mission Trip or IMMERSION program with Experience Mission, please read our most recent update about 2021 Mission Trip Safety Protocols.
You must have a group size of at least 6 members to join this trip. Please view the Small Team trips or call our Servicing Department for more options at 888-475-6414.
For most trips, you must have a group size of at least 6 members. Please view the Small Teams tab on each Community page or call our Servicing Department for more options at 888-475-6414.