Short Term Missions
Global Service Opportunities
One of our core values is Glocal Service and one of the ways that Jericho Ridge is living this out is by inviting you to invest in two key international ministries.
Each year, JRCC sends a serving team to this Central American country to serve with our partners, Bethel Ministries.
One of our core values is Glocal Service and one of the ways that Jericho Ridge is living this out is by sending at team of individuals to Guatemala from March 17-25. The focus of the trip is to share the love of Jesus through actions, specifically to orphans, widows, the physically challenged and poor families. The team will build 2 small homes and distribute food and clothing to families in need with the main focus of the trip being a wheelchair distribution for those with mobility challenges.
Check out our blog (click here) to meet the families we will be building homes for this year and make sure to follow us at www.facebook.com/jerichoridge for updates while our team is on the ground in Guatemala!
How you can pray for our team:
Energy and Stamina - our travel to Guatemala is LONG and includes an overnight flight, we will be tired when we arrive and our week is very full!
Health and Safety - pray against sickness and injuries so that our team will be effective and able to accomplish our goals.
Patience and Grace - for us to slow down and be present with each person we serve, to take our time and have grace for each other and to be a unified team.
Love and Serve Well - pray for God to use each of us to show His love to others, and to serve with humility and joy!
Be Present - we all have families, jobs and responsibilities at home, pray for our team to be fully present in Guatemala and pray against distractions that can easily occupy our minds.
Lives Changed - pray for God to be at work and speaking to those who we will serve as well as our team members!
You can e-mail words of encouragement to our team at and we'll share it with them!
Here's a glimpse of how one of our past teams shared the love of God with others during their one-week stay:
If you have any questions about the Guatemala trip or would like more information on how you can financially support our Guatemala projects please contact Tammy Smethurst ( )
In 2013, Under The Same Sun (UTSS) & Jericho Ridge hosted the first-ever summer camp for children with albinism in Tanzania, East Africa. It was deemed a strong success and so in the summer of 2016, we sent a group of volunteers from JRCC and other local churches to invest two weeks in July serving and learning alongside UTSS Tanzania staff, local university students and a partner church (BMCC) in Mwanza, Tanzania for a repeat of summer camp for approximately 170 children with albinism. Here's a video highlighting the work...
If you have any questions about the Tanzania trip or would like more information on how you can support or participate in the ongoing work of Under The Same Sun, please e-mail Brad Sumner.