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Testimonials from those who have been on Servant Life trips.

Short-term mission group meeting in village church

"There are many things I love about this trip but the top one would be ministering with the local churches. The church leaders are so excited for us to be there. They share their stories and vision for Cuba. The leaders talk about how they want to see many people come to know Christ. Their passion for sharing the Good News is amazing and contagious. The Cuban people do not have much but are filled with joy and laughter and we share the common goal of loving Jesus Christ. Simply put, this trip is life changing. Going to Cuba is challenging and rewarding all at the same time. The leaders and translators in Cuba are amazing and will do everything they can to make most of the mission trip. They understand that your team has invested much time and resources to be there. They also know that they need as much help as they can get to reach out to their communities so they aren't going to waste time with useless activities or busy work. Over the years, God has allowed me to go to many different countries for international mission trips, but working in Cuba with Servant Life has been the most positive and impactful for everyone involved." - Raul, Youth Pastor from Florida 


“Your Servant Life experience doesn’t just stay with you for the summer, but it will change your whole life; your perspective, your understanding, the way you view people. Servant Life trips aren’t just trips- they are divine appointments.” Faith, served in South Africa

"The Memphis trip is a fantastic trip to take with your students. It’s been a privilege to work with the Servant Life partners there. They’re organized and enthusiastic, great at working with you as you prepare your team to come, and most importantly their love for Jesus and their community is obvious. We loved that we weren’t just randomly going somewhere, doing some mission projects and then leaving; but instead partnering with a ministry that has a heart and vision to reach others with the gospel. We knew things wouldn’t end once we left, and that there would be follow up with those we ministered to during our week there. My students loved this trip! They were stretched in their faith, forced to step outside their comfort zones, and had some eye opening experiences. Some of my students who participated had never been on a mission trip before, and it was awesome to see how they were challenged and grew in their walks with God. The Memphis trip is a great one to be a part of whether it’s you and your students first mission trip or hundredth one. I highly recommend it!" - Mike, Student Pastor from Pennsylvania 


"God tested me and our team in so many different ways this week, but in the end He is always faithful. I grew more in my faith this week and I'm so blessed." - Arianna, served in Nicaragua

"We love this trip to New York City because it exposes our students to many people groups and religions with whom they normally do not have contact... Our students are able to spend time with children as they lead kids clubs in parks, pointing them to the Gospel but they are also able to interact with teens and adults through helping lead ESL classes. Spending an hour of focused time with one person during ESL is invaluable as our students build relationships through which they can share the Gospel. Every year our students tell us ESL is their favorite aspect of this trip. I would encourage any group leader to consider this trip because it is a great chance to share the Gospel with people who come from places where the Gospel is often not allowed to be shared publicly. Kids Clubs and ESL classes are more conducive to evangelism than other options offered on many mission trips." - Dave, High School Pastor from Texas 

"We had an absolutely fantastic trip... Thanks for all that you guys did for our group. It was a very easy trip and that gave margin for us to really lean into the ministry aspects and come in with a good plan." - Josh, Youth Minister from Alabama, served in Guatemala

"I may be the only representation of Jesus these people will see." - Abby, served in Haiti

"Toronto is a global city with much diversity and need for the gospel. The church we partnered with was an amazing congregation that God is using to reach their neighborhood for Jesus. One of the reasons we selected Toronto is to expose our students to a post-Christian culture. Toronto helps students to see that ministry is a long-term process in which God is doing the work. Students gained confidence in sharing their testimony and the gospel even when the reception to that message was not what they would have hoped for. Students were also encouraged by the relationships that they were able to build with kids and the church members throughout the week. Serving alongside the local church made this a ministry that our team and their team did together rather than a program we were coming to perform for the week. Toronto is a great city for ministry with deep needs and great mission partners. This is an affordable trip that serves as a good initial mission trip for a group as well as a closer trip for parents that may have hesitations with their student going overseas. The lack of a language barrier and the minor cultural differences allow students to focus on engaging relationally with the people rather than being worried about the barriers. I would highly recommend this trip!" - Ben, Minister of Students from Alabama 

“It was incredible getting to serve alongside the missionaries, camp staff, and local pastors who faithfully serve in Ecuador year round. Their stories of God's grace and work around them glorify God and challenge us to live lives of worth here at home.” - Chad, Associate Pastor from Georgia

“Servant Life made it very easy. It was nice to have my trip all planned out, especially since it was my first time out of the country. Servant Life was such a blessing.” - Erin, served in Kenya

"Bulgaria is HOME! Seems like from the first time I ever went on mission there... it feels like home. The people. The country. The pastors and churches we serve with there... just make us feel like home. The mission is REAL and you can see how the Gospel is changing lives. Bulgaria has SO many opportunities to share the Gospel and share the LOVE of Jesus! The Roma people there we work with are hungry for HOPE, so acceptant of LOVE, & just need someone to SHOW them the way! Please consider taking this trip to Bulgaria!" - Dawn, group leader from Mississippi 

“Best part- Many students were able to share the gospel, to disciple other students and adults, and to worship in unity with the Kunama people.” - Devin, Youth Minister from Missouri, served in Houston

“Some of the highlights of the trip were interacting with the orphans and Ukrainian staff, watching teams get excited about silly games, and hearing how some of the kids accepted Christ as their savior.” - Craig, served in Ukraine

“The highlight of the trip for me was how the youth I brought were so eager and ready to jump in and serve.... from kitchen duty to trying to tackle the language barrier and build relationships. One of the youth I brought actually spoke Spanish and he was able to share the gospel with another young man and it was amazing.” - Heather, Youth Minister from Tennessee, served in Costa Rica

“This experience will stick with me for the rest of my life. It was nice to be reminded that in this crazy, sinful world, God is at work in the subtlest ways and also on a large scale. Despite language difficulties, God's grace and majesty broke through and were revealed in every encounter and experience.” - Emily, served in Costa Rica

“One of the highlights of the trip was simply meeting and sharing Jesus with others.” - Allison, served in New York

“Our students loved the ESL classes and the VBS at both of the centers. If you want to take a group on a great international experience, go to NYC.” - Jamie, Youth Minister from Mississippi, served in New York

"What a humbling experience. I'm jealous of how they live in the moment. They don't worry about tomorrow. Their faith in God and knowing He will provide is inspiring. My attempt to try and put it into words would be futile. I love you mi Dominican familia." - Christy, served in Dominican Republic

"I'm for sure going back next year!! I absolutely had the greatest week of my life in Guatemala!" - Courtney, served in Guatemala 

“All of our ministry opportunities were great. We completely fell in love with the people of Bulgaria - especially the Roma… Thanks for the great opportunity. We pray we are able to continue to serve in Bulgaria.”  - Brian, Youth Minister from Mississippi, served in Bulgaria

“My team was incredibly encouraging and [I was] moved so much through His various teams which combined Americans, Ukrainian translators, and the Radooga Team. We prayed together, ate together, ended the day saying goodnight to one another, even doing a secret Santa type gifting each day. God had his hand on us and used each of us to minister to each other. I praise Him for the way he uses His people.” - Chelsey, served in Ukraine 


“I loved getting to work with South Asians and how I felt like I was in another country but really the whole time I was still in the states. It’s crazy how you can reach the nations in one city here in the U.S. I loved getting to learn about different religions and getting to work with those people. It really gave me a larger burden for the lost.”  Erin - A1eight Project Participant, Alabama - served in New York City

“My favorite thing I experienced in the local church this summer was that Jesus and the Gospel are for every color, language, and ethnicity. I enjoyed being the only white person in the church we went to. Their church also helped me to experience that Church isn’t about the building, numbers, lights, programs, etc., but it’s all about Jesus.” - A1eight Project Participant, served in Toronto 

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