Serve With Us
“It is something that can only be felt and not explained. So, I would say this to anyone considering taking a mission trip through 410 Bridge – just GO! Only then will you feel what my words can not adequately express.” —Leila, trip participant & team leader
It’s all about relationships!
Because of our unique community development model, communities are empowered and projects become sustainable, they are not fully dependent on Western short term missions teams to complete or maintain. This allows each team time and energy to pursue relationships as they work alongside community members on projects and through visits in their homes and churches.
Each trip provides a unique opportunity to engage and interact with members of a 410 Bridge community. Teams start to see ‘our neighbors’ have the same hopes and dreams that we do. We see teams encounter life changing experiences, and inspired to continue using their gifts to serve the Kingdom.
Current Open Trips
If you have an interest in serving with us, but are not currently connected to a 410 Bridge church partner team, we offer opportunities to serve on an Open Trip.
An Open Trip involves a U.S. team built of members from various locations, or people who may already know each other. We offer these trips to be inclusive of those interested in serving and learning more about The 410 Bridge approach to healthy global missions.
Check back frequently for updated opportunities!
Frequently Asked Questions
Health & Safety
Each team will have a trained US Trip leader and an indigenous trip leader who will be with the team the entire time. Experienced drivers, aware of all transportation routes, communities and hotels, will provide private transportation. As an extra precaution, teams are not permitted to venture out from the hotels at night. It is important that you stay together as a group, be aware of your surroundings, and keep your valuables secure.
For Kenya: Specific travel routes to bypass Nairobi have been established for all teams. Ground itineraries are being created so that teams will spend minimal time at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Packing & Travel
The weather in Haiti is generally warm, with temperatures ranging from 72-95°. June, July and August are hot. It can be rainy so please be prepared with a rain jacket. Hurricane season runs from June to November.
Voltage in Uganda is 240 volts at 50 hertz, and you will need a UK plug. If you travel to Uganda with a device that is not compatible with the voltage, you will need a voltage converter.
Adapters are not needed in Haiti. Electricity is at a premium in Haiti. Please do not bring hair dryers, straighteners, or curling irons out of respect to our guesthouses.
Money & Costs
Visas are required for Uganda and can be purchased upon arrival in the Entebbe airport. The cost is $100.00 for a single entry visa. This is not included in the cost of your trip.
Visas are not required for U.S. residents to enter Haiti, however a $10.00 entrance fee is required. This is not included in the cost of your trip.
Giving Personal Information & Gifts
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As of July 14, 2016, a Level 1 (Practice usual precautions) travel advisory regarding Yellow Fever was issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Ministry of Health in Uganda has reported an outbreak of yellow fever. The government of Uganda now requires travelers to show proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival.
There are currently no travel advisory alerts for Kenya from the CDC for medical situation.
As of Jan. 13, 2015 a level 1 travel advisory regarding Chikungunya was issued for the Caribbean, including the country of Haiti. Chikungunya is an illness caused by a virus that spreads through mosquito bites.
As of April 28, 2016 a Level 2 (Practice Enhanced Precautions) travel advisory regarding Zika Virus was issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people.