The ministry of Rippling Hope plans, leads, sponsors, and helps to resource Mission Trip Projects in a variety of settings around the country. These projects are available for individuals, congregations and other organizations (colleges, businesses, fraternities, sororities, and many more organizations).
Through work projects experienced first hand and relationships formed on mission trips, people of all ages will learn that by reaching out to their sisters and brothers in need, they will not only change their lives, but also will powerfully effect the lives of those they serve.
With our many partnerships, our goal will be to serve the least---the lost---the lonely. We will connect and assist those who have the resources to partner with those who need help. We will be instruments of hope for those who despair due to the circumstances of their lives--to those that are effected by injustice, poverty and disaster. For the many who despair because they feel that there is nothing they can do to make a difference in the world, Rippling Hope provides opportunities to learn that there is indeed something positive they can do, and our projects help them experience the joy and hope that comes from service.
Rippling Hope will provide participants the opportunity to learn that through lives of service a person makes a great difference in the world. People will be given the chance to explore God's call to service in their own life, and what it means to live out "loving their neighbor"
The Detroit Experience
May 2012 - September 2012
Come and be a part of helping to rebuild...revitalize...transform the city of Detroit through your mission week in this great American city. The needs in Detroit are enormous, and unfortunately it is not on very many folks radar screen in terms of mission work. Your participation in a mission week experience will help bring hope to our neighbors in need in Detroit, and change countless lives (yours included)!
Cost: $250/person/week (includes housing, meals, water bottle, building materials & project support, evening activities, insurance, and of course, a T shirt)
Sunday Groups arrive late afternoon
*possible arrangements for Saturday arrival in order to worship with local congregations on Sunday
Monday-Friday 7:30 AM Breakfast & Morning Devotional
8:15-8:30 AM Make lunches, load up & depart for Work sites
3:30-4:00 Cleanup work site, & head back to mission center
4:30-6:30 Showers, decompress & chill
6:30 Dinner, Debrief the day, Worship
8:00 Free Time
Saturday: Clean mission center, pack up and leave for home after breakfast
What to Bring: For cultural awareness and safety issues, please do not wear anything shorter than knee length shorts, NO halter tops, spaghetti straps, or tank tops FOR WORK. Required work shoes - NO open toed shoes, feet must be completely covered!
- Work clothes
- Work shoes
- Casual clothes & shoes
- Sweatshirt/light jacket for early morning & evenings
- Toiletry items
- Towels & washcloth
- Pillow & sleeping bag
- Air mattress, sleeping pad, or cot (sleeping is on the floor)
- Sun block
- Devotional materials to share in worship
- Rain gear
- Shower shoes
- Insect repellant
- Safety glasses, hard hat, and personal tool belt (if you have them)
- Work gloves
- Tape measure
- Speed square
- Utility knife
*** Passport or passport cards if your group wishes to cross the border into Canada ***
Check out what some of our previous volunteer groups had to say about the Detroit Mission Experience!!
The El Paso Mission Experience
Come and make a difference in one of the important border communities of our nation! Not only will you have a chance to do some important and meaningful work, but you will also have the opportunity to learn about border issues from people who live and work there.
Work Dates will be available beginning in the spring and throughout the year.
Scope of work includes: working on homes, community gardens, and social service agencies on the U.S. side of the border
Cost: $250/week (includes housing at First Christian Church, meals, water bottle, building materials & project support, evening activities, insurance, a T shirt, and a life changing experience)
Rippling Hope Project Map
Send Us Your Testimonial
Robin and Carl have been involved with this kind of work and ministry for some time and they have seen many lives touched by these missions. If one of them was you, and you would like to offer a testimonial, please write and we will publish these on our evolving website. Your story might encourage others in ways you can't imagine! Tell about your experience and how it made a difference in your life!
Rippling Hope Partner Congregations
Rippling Hope is always in need of certain tools and supplies to keep our ministry afloat. If you would like to make an in kind donation to our organization of any tools or additional supplies, your gesture would be greatly appreciated! Below is a list of some of our most needed items to guide your donations.