Christ First – Here and Abroad

Since 2001, thousands of Lancers have served nearly half a million hours in over a dozen countries on six continents. And each year, hundreds of learners have shared God’s love and His saving grace message of salvation through service to others. OLu Missions combines outreach, on-campus ministries, and coursework as learners choose to serve in a variety of ways, including construction projects, disaster relief, elderly care, and children’s clinics. These experiences provide opportunities to learn techniques for effectively working across cultural, religious, and national boundaries while fostering positive mental health and well-being. The mission of Orange Lutheran is to help students internalize the Gospel message of salvation in Christ Jesus, and the Missions program offers a hands-on way to do so.

All dates and trips are subject to change.

STUDENT SIGN UP

To ensure your spot on a mission trip, you need to:

  • Fill out a permission slip here.

  • Turn in the non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit to the Missions Office

  • Provide a copy of your health insurance card (Appalachia participants only)

  • Attend all team meetings.

To request more information about Missions Trips, email us to missions@lhsoc.org or call us at 714-998-5151.

APPALACHIA

Since 2009, we have partnered with Big Creek Missions in Bear Branch, KY in the Appalachian region to help with the ministry they do all year within the local counties. Our projects include construction, ministering to veterans, disabled adults, orphans, and more, doing everything we can to bless this community.

Upcoming Appalachia Trip Dates: November 18-26, 2019

ASIA

Over Spring Break, the OLu Theology Department partners with us to work in several countries throughout Asia. Some of those countries include Taiwan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea, and China, and the location changes each year.

Upcoming Taiwan Trip Dates: April 9-20, 2020

INTERNATIONAL

Each summer, we partner with ministries, churches, individuals, and schools internationally to spread the gospel and deepen our relationships with Christ by doing His work. We are continually fostering relationships with groups in Ethiopia, Australia, Romania, Brazil, and Argentina. As such, trips to these countries alternate each year.

Upcoming Romania Trip Dates: June 11 – July 2, 2020

NART (NATIVE AMERICAN RESERVATION TRIP)

Twice a year, we partner with the Bishop Paiute Tribe and other groups in and around Bishop, CA. Since 2012, we have been working towards restoring relationships between the Native community and the surrounding area, as well as with Christians.

Spring NART: March 12-16, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

Taiwan:

All meetings at 6 pm in Room 303

  • Monday, December 3
  • Tuesday, January 14
  • Monday, February 3
  • Monday, March 2
  • Monday, March 23
  • Monday, April 6
Romania:

All meetings at 6:30 pm in Missions Room

  • Tuesday, January 28
  • Tuesday, February 18
  • Monday, March 30
  • Monday, April 27
  • Monday, May 18
  • Monday, June 1

TRIP FINANCIAL POLICY

  1. All trip donations are considered tax-deductible unless a participant’s name is found on the check or money order. Please include the participant’s name on an envelope turned in with the payment or with another note attached. Find the tax deduction form here.
  2. All deposits are non-refundable/non-transferable. All other donations are non-refundable but can be transferred to another trip. The exception to this is if we have already purchased items on your behalf.  In such an instance, the amount we have spent is not refundable or transferable.
  3. Recommended deposits:
      • $250 for domestic trips
      • $500 for international trips
  4. All trip donations will be applied to the oldest trip participated in first until that trip budget is satisfied before being applied to more recent trips