We are going back to New Orleans! The “Big Easy” is a city unlike any other. What started as a disaster relief trip in 2008 to New Orleans has turned into a trip filled with strong relationships and friends. We aren't going to New Orleans to provide relief from Hurricane Katrina, we are going to help our friends and their community transform lives through relationships and hard work.

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Trips

Nicaragua
March UC Students

3/13/20 - 3/20/20


Ditch the books and bars, and live an amazing adventure for a week in Nicaragua. Join up with other college students and our partner, Amigos for Christ, and dig into the fantastic community-reviving work that’s happening here. You’ll do anything from wield a shovel to install a flushing toilet—village improvements that make a substantial, daily impact on health and home.

Type:
Adults
Students

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Nicaragua
2020 Mar NIC MU Trip

3/20/20 - 3/27/20


Ditch the books and bars, and live an amazing adventure for a week in Nicaragua. Join up with other college students and our partner, Amigos for Christ, and dig into the fantastic community-reviving work that’s happening here. You’ll do anything from wield a shovel to install a flushing toilet—village improvements that make a substantial, daily impact on health and home.

Type:
Adults
Students

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South Africa
Johannesburg / May / Medical & Dental

5/22/2020 - 5/31/2020


Join other medical professional and our partners at Build The Future for our first medical/dental clinic serving the Kya Sand pre school and community. We will be providing basic medical and dental services...

Type:
Adults
Medical Professionals

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Puerto Rico
June Trip 1

5/30/2020 - 6/6/2020


Experience the fullness that comes from helping communities rebuild their homes and their lives. The joy and warmth of those that live in Puerto Rico will inspire and encourage you as you see what teamwork and community can accomplish in a week’s time...

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Adults

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Puerto Rico
June Trip 2

6/6/2020 - 6/13/2020


Come enjoy the warmth of those that live in Puerto Rico. It will inspire and encourage you as you see what teamwork and community can accomplish in a week’s time.

Type:
Adults

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Nicaragua
June

6/6/2020 - 6/13/2020


Start your summer with adventure, fun, and a whole new story to tell. You’ll fly over the Honduras mountains and step into the full Nicaraguan experience. You’ll start the week climbing a volcano!

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Adults
Students

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South Africa
Durban / June / Educator

6/12/2020 to 6/21/2020


For all you amazing teachers out there—plus your friends and fam — here’s a unique chance to build cross-cultural relationship with teachers at Waterfall Combined School and Preschool in Ndwedwe, Durban.

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Adults

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Bolivia
June / Compassion

6/19/2020 - 6/28/2020


Sloth...maybe. If you’re looking for an adventure join us in Bolivia. You may hike amazing sand dunes, jump into jungle waterfall pools, and maybe even see a sloth!

Type:
Adults
Families

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Nicaragua
July

7/25/2020 - 8/1/2020


Summer’s not over yet. You still haven’t climbed a volcano, worked alongside Nicaraguans making significant improvements to their village life, sweated until you can’t sweat anymore, and visited your Compassion child. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

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Adults
Students

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India
Mumbai / August

8/1/20 - 8/10/20


Take a deep dive into the justice work of Mumbai (formerly Bombay)—one of the largest cities in India where sexual trafficking and exploitation is rampant. But, the front lines of this fight are strong. Men and women work tirelessly throughout the year to end the tragedy and bring love and care to women and children coming out on the other side.

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Adults
Students

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South Africa
Durban / August Week One

8/7/2020 to 8/16/2020


Get into the wild and make changing the world and Kingdom movement a part of your life. Against the tropical backdrop of the Indian Ocean, you’ll go deep into rural Zulu lands where rock huts dot the landscape and our partner, Build the Future, is knee-and-heart-deep in changing children’s lives.

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Adults

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South Africa
Durban / August / Week Two

8/28/2020 - 9/6/2020


Get into the wild and make changing the world and Kingdom movement a part of your life. Against the tropical backdrop of the Indian Ocean, you’ll go deep into rural Zulu lands where rock huts dot the landscape and our partner, Build the Future, is knee-and-heart-deep in changing children’s lives.

Type:
Adults

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India
Nepal / Himalayas / Coed

11/7/20 - 11/17/20


Trek the Himalayas, swim through mountain streams, sleep in Nepalese homes—all while having the incredible chance to serve rural villages long-burdened by poverty and highly vulnerable to child exploitation.

Type:
Adults

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India
Mumbai / November

11/8/20 - 11/18/20


Here’s where you make impossible dreams come true. You’ll be the adventure team who takes girls who’ve been rescued from sex trafficking and give them the chance to explore new landscapes way outside their city

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Adults

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South Africa
Durban / November

11/20/2020 - 11/29/2020


No better Thanksgiving than this one. Beat isolation with a shovel. Show love with a toothbrush. Watch joy overflow from people who appear to have nothing, but give more than you can imagine.

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Adults

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Change that will last

We partner with organizations in New Orleans to build lasting and effective change.

Franklin Avenue Baptist Church

FABC (Franklin Avenue Baptist Church) was a partnership that turned into a true friendship. Over the course of 10 years we have built community and friends helping each other out. FABC sends a group of people to help us in GO Local every other year and we love helping FABC care for their community. This can look like helping elderly community members with minor home repair/painting projects to helping run a vacation bible camp for the children.

Hands On

Hands On works to engage, empower and transform their community through volunteer service. This can be anything from helping to paint and beautify schools to cleaning up parks for children and families to play and be in community together. When people do life together it is better for everyone and this is how Hands On helps New Orleans.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity goal is to build homes in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities, and homeowner families, whereby families are empowered to transform their own lives; and to eliminate substandard housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. And like all partners in NOLA this isn’t just a national organization, we have ten years of relationship with the local Habitat.

FAQS

You have questions? We have answers.

Who can go?

This trip is for anyone
Crossroads people, non-Crossroads people, friends and family from out of town, people from all over the faith spectrum—with a heart for serving. The only requirement is that you are 18 years old, or 13 years old with a parent or guardian. And groups of two or more, like families or small groups, can sign up together.

How much does it cost?

$1,200.
This covers the hotel, most meals, some activities, the bus ride there and back, plus donations to our partners in New Orleans - Habitat, Hands On, and Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. You'll be on your own for five meals, so you'll need to plan to pay for those, as well as if you want to buy beads, a King Cake, or a po' boy.

What will we do to prepare for the trip?

We will have a series of meetings leading up to the trip, where you will learn more about NOLA, learn more about what we are doing, meet others who are going and just have a good time. Out-of-town people will have a GO Group Leader assigned to keep them in the loop via email so they don’t have to keep coming to the ‘Nati.