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NNU On A Mission: Listen, Learn and Serve

We are on a mission to listen. We go to hear the stories of those we encounter.  We go to pay attention to what the needs are—physical, emotional and spiritual. 
We are on a mission to learn We go to learn about the host culture and our own culture.  We go to be taught about how God is working and how we might be invited to participate with God and with the people.   
We are on a mission to serve.  We go with humble hearts that are open to God'€™s lead and the people'€™s invitation to serve.  We go to serve in a way that encourages and supports the long-term hopes of the people and the church.
 

NNU On A Mission 2015 Sites

New York City, New York, USA
Spring Break Dates: March 20-27 (Friday to Friday)

Trip Description: This trip is associated with a spring course: Urban Mission Emersion. You'll need to be in the course (for credit or audit) in order to participate on the trip. NYC is a diverse community with ethnicities and languages from all over the world. This trip will be designed to help the student learn about reaching out to a community of different cultures. In partnership with the organization, New York Is Calling, our team will serve in the city with people who are already engaged in ministry. Activities may include: prayer walk, supporting local church plants and missionaries, hosting children or youth events, light maintenance work, and volunteering at various NYC organizations. The team will spend a little time visitng tourist sites and going to one Broadway play.

Number of Participants: 15-20   Cross-Cultural Requirement: Tier 2

Cost: Tuition plus $1600* course fee

*The price of the NYC trip will be determined by mid-January when we finalize our team's air travel. This is our best estimate based on fall airline prices and fuel surcharges. Flight costs change depending on factors such as availability, fuel surcharges, number of team members, etc.
 


 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dates: May 18-31, 2015

Trip Description: This team will partner with NNU Engineering team who will be installing a community gardening kit and training of local staff. The non-engineering team or "general team" will aid in the engineering project as needed. The general team will partner with the Church of the Nazarene in ongoing ministry in Buenas Aires. Opportunities for service will be dependent on the skill make up of the team and needs of the hosts. Service activities may include health education, children's ministry, outreach and VBS, and sports ministry. If we had students with a health and nursing background we could offer first aid, and sanitary and health workshops in communities that are challenged with poverty.

Number of Participants: 10-12   Cross-Cultural Requirement: Tier 1

Cost: Estimated $3350


Vaccinations Recommended for Argentina not included in the price of the trip:  Click Here

YOU WILL NEED A PASSPORT

*The price of the Argentina trip will be determined by mid-January when we finalize our team's air travel. This is our best estimate based on fall airline prices and fuel surcharges. Flight costs change depending on factors such as availability, fuel surcharges, number of team members, etc.

 


 

Medellin, Colombia
Dates: May 12-25, 2015


Trip Description:
Our team will be partnering with the Biblical Seminary of Colombia. The team will have opportunites to explore issues related to forgiveness and reconciliation. Students will spend 2 weeks living on the seminary campus, interacting with Colombian students and serving in the seminary's outreach library. Opportunities for service will depend on the skill set and interest of the team. However, potential activities and service could be: leading workshops for teachers and school administrators, teaching ESL to children, visiting a local prison, leading a VBS with children, maintenance projects at the seminary, collaborating with soccer institutes in practice and evangelism, and leading lessons on forgiveness.

To see pictures and learn more about last year's Colombia trip experience visit the team's Facebook page: Click Here 

Number of Participants: 10                  Cross-Cultural Requirement: Tier 1


Cost: Estimated $2900

Vaccinations Recommended for Colombia not included in the price of the trip:  Click Here

YOU WILL NEED A PASSPORT

*The price of the Colombia trip will be determined by mid-January when we finalize our team's air travel. This is our best estimate based on fall airline prices and fuel surcharges. Flight costs change depending on factors such as availability, fuel surcharges, number of team members, etc.
 



Northern Ghana (Canceled)**
Dates: May 12-June 1, 2015

Trip Description:

A team will be traveling to Northern Ghana to work with the Church of the Nazarene. Travel will be rigorous but the experience will be formative. This team will partner with local leaders in ministry with a focus on ministry to children and youth. Students will be partnering with Because International to distrubute "the shoe that grows" and receive feedback about the shoe from the community. Also, students may be visiting with community members to learn of the needs in the community.

To see pictures and learn about last year's trip experience visit the team's Facebook page: Click Here

Number of Participants: 10       Cross-Cultural Requirement: Tier 1

Cost: TBD*

YOU WILL NEED A PASSPORT BY NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28 SO WE CAN SECURE YOUR VISA.

Certain vaccinations are needed for this trip and the cost are not included in the trip price. In fact Yellow Fever is required to participate. To get more information visit the CDC.gov cite: Ghana Vaccinations

*The price of the Ghana airline ticket will be determined by mid-January when we finalize the team's air travel.  This is our best estimate based on fall airline prices and fuel surcharges. Flight costs change depending on factors such as availability, fuel surcharges, number of team members, etc.  


** NNU will be monitoring the heath situation in Western Africa related to the Ebola outbreak.  At the time of posting this misison opportunity Ebola is not in Ghana.  If NNU deams this trip to be unsafe for travel, we will pull this mission trip option. We care first and foremost for the safety of our students, staff and faculty. 



Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Dates: May 12-27, 2015


Trip Description: 
Students will serve at the Hope Home orphanage in Port-au-Prince. In the mornings the team will be involved in physical labor and in the afternoons the team will spend time with the children. The work project may include transforming the “day room” of the orphanage, where the 30 disabled children spend most of their time, into a more functional, aesthetically pleasing place to be. The team will spend time doing a variety of activities with the kids including helping with the daily needs of the orphans. Team members with interest in kinesiology may help the house moms/physical therapists with hands-on physical therapy.

To see pictures and learn about last year's trip experience visit the team's Facebook page: Click Here

Number of participants: Up to 8 students          Cross-Cultural Requirement: Tier 1

Cost: $2600*

YOU WILL NEED A PASSPORT BY NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28 SO WE CAN SECURE YOUR VISA.

Click here to learn about Haiti Travel Vaccinations not Included in the price of the trip.

*The price of the Haiti airline ticket will be determined by mid-January when we finalize the team's airline travel. This is our best estimate base on fall airline prices and fuel surcharges. Flight costs fluctuate due to availability, fuel costs and by the number of people on the trip.

 



Pozan, Poland
Dates: May 12-27, 2015

Trip Description: The Church of the Nazarene has 2 coffee shops in Poland. The team will serve with the church in the coffee shops in Poznan and Krakow. The students may partner with the ministry team in offering English classes, Bible Studies, cultural nights, etc. There will be opportunities to engage with local schools and univeristies through conversational English. Students will likely have opportunity to visit Berlin, Germany and have opportunity to visit Aushwitz-Birkenau.

Number of Participants: 10   Cross-Cultural Requirement: Tier 1

Cost: $3299*

Vaccinations Recommended for Poland not included in the price of the trip:  Click Here

YOU WILL NEED A PASSPORT

*The price of the Poland trip will be determined by mid-January when we finalize our team's air travel. This is our best estimate based on fall airline prices and fuel surcharges. Flight costs change depending on factors such as availability, fuel surcharges, number of team members, etc.