Mission Trips

It's not so much that we need you as the children need you. Whether you are interested in traveling alone or organizing a team from your church, school, or community, we have a wide range of ministry opportunities that will provide a rewarding experience as you minister to those less fortunate. 

God is not looking for capable hands, He's looking for available hands.

We are committed to ensuring that you and your team have a successful mission trip experience. You will work closely with our staff of social workers in Ethiopia where you will form lasting one-on-one relationships, both socially and spiritually. As you return for future trips, you will be able to continue developing these relationships and witness God working through you in their lives.

Visiting Ethiopia is like stepping back in time to a culture that is nearly as primitive as it was when Jesus walked the earth some 2,000 years ago. It's a rare opportunity to see first-hand what life was like so long ago, while ministering to and touching the lives of people in need. 

Ministry Site in Debre Zeyit, Ethiopia

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Ministry Opportunities

There are countless ways that Blessing the Children ministers to the community of Debre Zeyit, Ethiopia. Some of the outreaches you may consider include:

  • CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRY - Lead Vacation Bible School, art camp, field day, craft events, dramas, puppets, Bible stories, youth gatherings and devotionals. Learn more
  • SPORTS MINISTRY - Organiznig a game of soccer, football, baseball, basketball or volleyball are just a few ideas. Learn more
  • SCHOOL MINISTRY - Aid teachers, teach spoken English or special subjects, participate in recess, tutor students, fellowship with children before and after school. Learn more
  • SERVICE PROJECTS - Complete home repairs for widows and impoverished families, build furniture, paint, teach sanitation classes or menstruation clinics, provide food and go on home visits. Learn more
  • CHURCH MINISTRY - Attend and participate in church services, lead Sunday school classes and prayer meetings, visit shut-ins, minister to pastor's wives, assist the pastoral staff of local churches. Learn more
  • ADULT MINISTRY - Organize parenting classes, Bible studies, leadership training, coffee and tea socials to minister to the women, and special men's gatherings. Learn more
  • FEEDING PROGRAMS - Serve daily meals at the BCI Academy. Learn more
  • MEDICAL / DENTAL CARE - Provide basic healthcare screenings, wound care, dental cleanings, or bring medications or supplies. Learn more 
  • EVANGELISM - Minister to Ethiopia's most vulnerable people by taking evangelism to the streets of Debre Zeyit. Learn more
  • PRAYER MINISTRY - Pray over sick, hurting, and impoverished people who need hope and salvation. Learn more


Traveling as an individual missionary affords you great flexibility in your travel dates and agenda. You will work with our Program Director to plan a trip that fulfills your ministry objectives, whether you're interested in building, teaching, preaching, or simply holding a child's hand.  


We invite you to organize a missions team from your church, school, or community and bring your team to our ministry site in Ethiopia, Africa. We can accommodate teams of any size. To set up your team's trip dates, simply fill out the Group Application and we will contact you to confirm your dates and help you begin planning. We can handle all of the travel details to help ensure that your team has a safe, rewarding and effective mission trip.

Trip Dates

Trip dates are flexible, according to your schedule. If you are interested in dates not listed below, contact us to inquire about availability.


January 8-22
February 5-19
March 5-19
April 2-16
May 7-21
June 4-18
July 2-16
August 6-20
October 1-15
November 5-19


January 7-21
February 4-18
March 3-17
April 7-21
May 5-19
June 2-16
July 7-21
August 4-18
October 6-20
November 3-17


January 5-19
February 2-16
March 2-16
April 6-20
May 4-18
June 1-15
July 6-20
August 3-17
October 5-19
November 2-16

Mission Trip Cost

Standard trip fees reflect departure from an international airport in a major US city. If traveling from outside of the USA or if you wish to depart from an aiport that is not an international airport in a major US city, please contact us for a quote.

2-Week Trip

Standard 2-week trip includes 12 nights in Debre Zeyit

$ 3,395 USD

Each Additional Week  

Add up to 10 additional weeks at $295 USD per week

$ 295 USD

Trip Cost Includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off in Ethiopia
  • Transport to and from Ministry Sites
  • Tips and Taxes
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Translators
  • Project Funds

If you prefer to apply via paper application, download the Individual Trip Application here. You may submit by e-mail to Trips@BlessingtheChildren.org, or by postal mail to: Blessing the Children International, 2265 Fraser Rd., Kawkawlin, MI  48631.

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