Mission Trips & Events

Help share the love of Christ around the world!

Make plans now to GO on one of our 2015 mission trips.  Scholarships available for all trips upon approval of completed application.  You can support these trips and other missions efforts through Love Out Loud

For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Terry Bracey.  Download the Mission Trip Application Form or the Mission Trip Scholarship Application.
Note:  A copy of passport must accompany trip deposit. 

New Orleans

Dates:  June 19-23
Cost:  TBA
What to Expect:  Our team will again partner with Life Church in New Orleans for Backyard Bible Clubs, block parties, sports camps for kids, prayer walks, and festivals to impact the Crescent City.
More information on Life Church.  
Who to Contact:  Terry Bracey

Dates:  October 21-23
Cost:  TBA
What to Expect:  Another opportunity to partner with Life Church in New Orleans in 2016! Team members will serve at a variety of events such as prayer-walking, evangelism, Movie in the Park, and block parties -- bringing light into the darkness!
More information on Life Church.  
Who to Contact:  Terry Bracey

Las Vegas

Dates:  July 8-14
Cost:  $800 per person covers transportation to and in Las Vegas, lodging, food while in Las Vegas, outreach supplies, journal and a t shirt.  $50 deposit due March 20.  Remaining balance due May 1.
What to Expect:  During your week in Las Vegas, you will have opportunities to minister in music, street evangelism, the sharing of testimonies and practical ministry work. You will find yourself in a variety of settings including block party evangelism at a local park, ministering to the homeless in the inner city, and “Viva la Worship” a music focused outreach on the famous Las Vegas strip.
Who to Contact:  Terry Bracey

Dominican Republic

Dates:  July 24-30, 2016
Cost:  $1,400 
Deposit:  $700 due April 17.  Balance:  $700 due June 26. 
Who Can Participate:  IBC Families   
What to Expect:  Istrouma's annual Dominican Republic Mission Trip is a FAMILY experience!  Our team - made up of families from our church - offers baseball outreach, construction, a medical team, and children’s ministry opportunities in an impoverished Caribbean nation.
Who to Contact:  Terry Bracey

Eutaw, AL

Dates:  May 29-June 3, 2016
Cost:  $500 per person - includes lodging at Baseball Country in Jena, AL and all meals while in Eutaw.  $250 deposit due Apr 3, remaining $250 due Apr 24.  Each person provides their own transportation and meals while traveling. Eutaw is a five-hour drive.  We will depart from IBC Sunday May 29 at 2:00pm and return June 3 by 6:00pm.
What to Expect:  Eutaw, AL is located in Greene Country, the poorest county in Alabama. Through baseball, basketball, football, VBS and construction projects, this mission team will use sports as a bridge to share the gospel. There will also be a beautification project to prepare the community grounds for an upcoming Christian festival.
The  Family "Mission of Hope" Trip to Eutaw, AL is for grades six and older. Sunday, May 29 through Friday, June 3. We will leave Istrouma at 2:00 on May 29 and return after lunch on June 3. Cost is $500/participant which includes lodging and meals. Lodging will be at Baseball Country (about 20 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa, AL). We will caravan, but transportation will be on your own. We will conduct football and basketball clinics, host Vacation Bible School, plant a garden, and clean up a football stadium. We will also have evening Bible studies.
Who to Contact:  ML Woodruff  

Guatemala

JULY GUATEMALA TRIP

Dates:  July 24-30, 2016
Cost:  $1500
Deposit:  $750 due May 1.  Balance:  $750 due July 3.

What to Expect:  In partnership with Lemonade International, our team will spend the week in Guatemala City in La Limonada, the largest urban slum in Central America.  We will continue to build relationships with the children, families, and staff in La Limonada. Our time there will be spent learning about all of Lemonade's community development and discipleship programs as well as working in the schools with children and teachers, ministering to families through home visits, street ministry, providing activities for the children that live in the safe home, and more.
Who to Contact:  Terry Bracey
 

 

Haiti

JUNE HAITI TRIP

Date:  June 9-13, 2016
Cost:  $1500
Deposit:  $750 due April 17.  Balance:  $750 due May 15.

What to Expect:   God is transforming lives (our lives and the children) through our trips to Haiti. While our goal is to love the Haitian children through events like Vacation Bible School, we are more often the recipients of the blessing.  Getting outside of our own environment often shows us a bigger view of the world and of God, which is why Istrouma is going to Haiti.
Who to Contact:  Darrin Badon