A missions trip will not only give you a chance to see what your support of Children’s Cup is accomplishing, but it will change your life forever. Guaranteed. Our founder Dave Ohlerking used to tell people, “Once you go to Africa, you’ll go back in your mind every day.” He said that because it’s true. It gets in you. There’s something special about holding an orphan, and knowing that you’re actually doing the things that are needed to not just keep him alive, but to give him hope of a bright future.

We strongly encourage you to consider going on a trip with us. If you’re a sponsor of a child in one of the countries where your team is going, we’ll do all we can during your missions trip to make sure you get to meet your sponsored child while you’re there. And trust us… that’s a powerful experience you’ll never want to forget. Keep checking back as we continue to update the available trips!

If you’re interested in a customized missions team trip for your church or group, we’d love to know! Every year, several churches and groups come to Africa and Latin America to serve at our Children’s Cup CarePoints. Let us know you’re what you’re wanting to do. We’ll get back to you promptly to begin the journey with you!

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Write a Letter

Your family and friends want to know about your life , and honestly , I think their feelings would be hurt if you didn’t tell them about this life changing experience.  Make a list of EVERYONE you know, and modify the sample letter to personalize it for your trip.  You will be amazed at who will support you, and it will probably be the ones you were hesitant to send the letter to – so do not hold back!  This also plants a seed in others and opens up conversations for you to share your heart with them. 

Download Sample Letter   Download Response Form

Garage Sale

Ask friends and family members to donate items for a garage sale and advertise saying that ALL proceeds go towards your mission trip!

Bake Sale

This is a popular, low-cost option especially around the holidays.   You could make a flier and have them place orders with you.  Pies and other baked goods are a “sweet” way to raise money for mission trips!

Sports Shot

Whether you are gifted in soccer, basketball, gymnastics, track, etc., ask people to sponsor you per shot, flip flop, mile, etc.  Example: If you are great at basketball, tell people you will be shooting hoops on a specific day and ask them to sponsor you per shot or a flat donation.  It’s a fun and easy way to use your talents to raise a lot of money!

Basket / Balloon-O-Gram

Put baskets or grams together and have people order them for the special people in their lives for all occasions (Ex. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Easter Baskets, Valentines). When delivering the gram sing a message! Taking donations for each gram could bring a considerable profit, although you may wish to set a minimum donation so that you are sure to profit.

Baby Sitting

Offer to babysit for a family or team up with others going on your trip and organize a night for several families to drop off their kids.  Make it fun so the kids beg their parents to call you all back! This could be a monthly event!

Business Partner

Partner with a business who has a heart for missions!  If they sell cupcakes, own a restaurant, repair cars, etc. Ask them to donate 10%-20% of sales from anyone who mentions your trip name. This would require you to push people to this business.

Pet Care

Whether it’s feeding, walking or over night sitting, animal lovers want to make sure their furry family members are taken well care of.

Car Wash

Organize a car wash with your team!

Please fill out the following forms by the due date given when you applied for the trip.

Physician’s Release Form    Liability Waiver Form

For specific details about each team, please contact us at or call 225-673-4505.