WHY A CWE CONSTRUCTION MISSION TRIP?
CWE’s desire is to see people from the U.S. have their lives “transformed” on the foreign mission field. To this end, CWE makes mission trips easy for the volunteers by coordinating and paying for all foreign country transportation and lodging, as well as providing guidance with passports and visas. The CWE staff also organizes all food and drink during the mission trip.
Typically, church buildings are constructed in only four consecutive one-week trips with a 20-member volunteer team each week. Each week of construction is under the direction of a CWE Group Leader who handles the on site coordination of the project. Serving alongside the group leader is the Devotion Facilitator, who each evening during the trip, brings interesting messages based around a challenging yearly theme.
The Kitchen Coordinator has the job of keeping all the volunteers fed and most importantly, healthy. The food is typically brought from the U.S. to reduce the danger of becoming ill as a result of eating food in a foreign country and is prepared under strict guidelines. Most CWE trips are only one week in length so that the volunteer is only off from his or her regular work for one week.
Two days of the trip are spent traveling (one going and one returning), four days are spent working on the construction project, and one day is spent sightseeing. You are invited to join us on a trip and see for yourself not only how a church gets built in only 16 working days, but how God will “transform” you through the CWE mission trip experience.
"Could we have done this project without CWE's help? Yes, but it would have taken three to five times longer, cost twice as much, and been of a lesser quality. We are grateful for the vision of CWE, and the vision and personal sacrifice of each person who labored for the Lord on this project." - Dr. Jack Sorg, ABWE, The Amazon, Brazil
"As an Associate Pastor, I have helped organize numerous mission conferences, seen scores of slide presentations, participated in question and answer sessions with missionaries, and have many dear missionary friends. However, as a result of this trip, I don't know about foreign missions, I know foreign missions." - Pastor Terry Thompson
"God used CWE to expose me to missions. One week after coming home from my CWE trip to St. Lucia, I surrendered to be a full-time missionary. I am now a full-time missionary serving with BIMI missions in Papua New Guinea." - Debra Crawford