Short Term Missions

Hello from VMC (Voluntary Ministry Committee), 

We are committed to providing opportunities for worldwide short term missions experiences, and compassion ministries.

Voluntary Ministry Trips

Each trip is individually built to first and foremost serve God, and then serve both the volunteer, and the ones being served.

Some of the benefits of going on a trip with VMC trip are:

  • You are able to serve the Lord, edify the church, and gain missionary exposure and experience
  • Come along side full time missionaries in a helpful way; assisting them in their long term work
  • Have the opportunity to experience how 80% of the world lives
  • Open yourself up to the possibility to go into full time missions
  • Have your world view expanded and catch a vision to support missionaries with prayer and financial support

Our Ultimate goal is to honor and glorify God by partnering with His missionaries all over the world and join them in advancing His kingdom.

In a more practical way we plan, organize, and facilitate short-term, God honoring trips. We develop new, and embrace current opportunities for believers of all ages to exercise and grow their gifts while directly investing in the Kingdom of God.

We encourage personal sacrifice in paying for the trip but also look for local church involvement through prayer and financial giving. If you are interested in any of these trip or short-term missions other than those listed here, please contact Marvin Troyer (address below).

Upcoming Trips

View the 2019 Short Term Mission Opportunities poster here


If you have any questions about short term missions trips with VMC, you will find contact information at the bottom of this page.  

Application form

If you are ready to fill out an application for a VMC trip, you can download that here (right click and select save-as), print it, fill it out and mail it to the address on the application.  


April 12-22, 2019

Team Leader: David R. Miller

Partner with Palm Grove Mennonite Mission Board. 

  • Exposure to spiritual & material needs of Haiti
  • Ministering at a leadership conference
  • Learning about several mission programs
  • Simple work projects
  • "Hut to hut" evangelism
  • Cultural experiences
  • 8-10 people
  • Cost: $1,100 approx.


August 2019 (approx. 12 days)

Partner with Rev. Joseph Omondi. 

  • Youth Bible rallies, drama, open air meetings
  • JESUS Film showings
  • Orphanage visitation
  • Sharing in churches
  • Visit a safari park
  • Up to 9 people
  • Cost: $2,200 approx.


August 2019

  • Visiting & working at a primitive Indian village
  • Singing, passing out tracts 
  • Community hymn sing (Spanish & English)
  • Work projects like roofing, plumbing, and agriculture
  • Interacting with and helping needy families
  • Hiking and sight-seeing
  • 6-7 people
  • Cost: $1,650 approx.


10 days between Aug. 16 & Sept. 13, 2019

Partner with DNI for VBS program

  • VBS Program: Bible Stories, games, crafts, singing & snacks
  • Opportunity to relate through interpreters
  • Visit tourist sites
  • Learn about history & culture of Cambodia
  • Mixed team of 8-10 people
  • Cost: $2,000 approx.


Fall 2019

Partner with Good Life Ministries

  • Assist with kids clubs
  • Interact with boarding & slum school students
  • Village meetings and a medical camp
  • 8-10 people
  • Cost: $2,200 approx.


October 2019

Half of the trip spent in the mountains working with Elisha Byler as he relates with the native Indians through construction, visitation etc. Second part of the trip working in the city with Albert Overholt family in relating to the natives in city life.

  • 8-10 people
  • Cost: $1,200 approx.


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We are always looking for new ideas and places to send teams! If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact us and let us know.

Contact Us

Marvin D. Troyer, VMC Chairman
63645 Hidden Ridge Court
Goshen, IN 46528
Phone (574) 536-4569

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Testimonials from     VMC Volunteers

"The trip has given me a greater awareness of the dangers and difficulties long term missionaries are faced with."

"A huge part of my heart is there - for good.  And I am SO challenged to pray for the work and against the enemy there."

"This trip has increased my awareness of Hinduism and the Indian culture. My eyes were also opened to the poverty, evil, and depravity that the people face daily without the knowledge of Jesus. I was also touched by the dedication and sacrifice that the missionaries have towards their ministry and fellow neighbors who are lost. Some of them have sacrificed so much in order to tell others about Jesus. Seeing such dedication has inspired me to reach out and minister to the people around me."

"The highlights of the trip included spending time in people's homes." 

"A few of the highlights were being involved in the children’s ministry and interacting with the children, working in the leprosy colony, teaching a Bible study in the women’s jail, and interacting with the long term staff when we went to each of their different houses for supper each night. I also enjoyed the days when we were able to sight-see as well."

"I wouldn't trade this trip for the world!!!"

"Because of this trip, the Indian people will always have a place in my heart and I would love to go back and visit them again sometime. I believe this trip and really opened my eyes to the lost people around me and enhanced my desire to further the work of God’s Kingdom where I live."

From a Host:

"We enjoyed so much having Marv and Margaret here as leaders for the team they brought over; their energy and enthusiasm blessed and encouraged us so much! We were encouraged by the interest the team showed in outreach and for how they put themselves into preparing to share. We were also encouraged by their desire to not forget the children as they go home but pray and even possibly support some of them."