Carry 117 Mission Trip

I have been on a lot of mission trips in my lifetime. This one was different. There was such a focus on educating us about culture and healthy helping compared to other trips I have been on. There was also an emphasis on processing what we were experiencing. It really made a huge difference in how I was able to connect with and understand another culture.
— Janelle

Have you ever wanted to go to africa?

Have you ever wanted to fully experience a different culture? Have you ever wanted to drink a cup of coffee in the country where it was first discovered? Do you have a desire to learn more about yourself, God, and the world? 

Then this #117trip is for you. 

We take teams from around the country to the birthplace of coffee and the only African country that was never colonized, making it one of the richest and most unique cultures on the planet.

What makes this trip different than other mission trips?

  1. Each trip is custom built. Each team will spend time in the village of Korah at the Carry 117 compound, along with other ministry partners. We ask Carry 117 how we can serve them best at that time in the year, and then we create the team schedule based on the age, interest, and skill set of each team member. We believe the best way to serve is in your sweet spot.

  2. A large component of this experience will be educational. We believe the first step in helping is understanding. In addition to seeing and serving, we want to help our team members appreciate another culture and faith while understanding healthy helping strategies.

  3. The Ethiopian ministry leaders, translators, and drivers are part of the team. These team members are not people who work for or serve the visiting team. We serve with them shoulder to shoulder.

I went to serve, but I feel like I got so much more out of it than I was able to offer. I am humbled by this experience. I feel like I came in with the mindset that I was going to help fix their situation, but as it turns out, I feel like they fixed some of what was broken in me.
— Adam