Serve | Your World

Your World

Serve Your World

Make an Impact

We invite you to make yourself available to go where God may lead you to make a difference in the world. Sun Valley believes God loves the world and we should share that love.

We partner with 20 ministry partners in 12 countries on 5 continents. It is not a program, it’s a movement and opportunity to embrace adventure and make an impact.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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As a result of COVID-19, Sun Valley chose not to travel globally from March of 2020 through the end of 2021. However, for 2022, we have planned a number of short-term trips to partner with Chosen Children Ministries (Nicaragua) and Orchard Africa (South Africa). We will be traveling to South Africa and to Nicaragua to work with our global partners in both locations. There will be trips on June 4-12, 11-18 as well as October 1-8, 9-15, 22-28. There is also an opportunity for our High School students to travel to Nicaragua July 9-17. See the registration page for more specific dates and locations.  

Each trip is different, but our goal is to partner with local organizations and serve with local churches. Many of the trips include spending time with people, including offering opportunities for kids to meet, know and follow Jesus! Some trips offer construction projects, building homes for families that churches have identified as needing assistance. There will be a number of ways for you to make a positive impact on the lives of the most vulnerable families.

There will be a number of precautions in place between Sun Valley and our partners on the ground. In addition, different airlines and nations will have different policies and protocols with regards to vaccines and recommended preventative care. More detailed information will be given based on the country of travel.  

The cost for each trip is different. One thing is the same: There is a deposit due with when you sign-up. If you don’t have this much money readily available, but feel called to GO, please talk to us. Deposits are due at the time of sign-up. Once the deposit is submitted your spot on the trip is secured. The deposit is non-refundable, unless the trip is canceled. We do encourage and equip you to raise support from friends and family for your trip. One of the many lessons learned by participating in a trip is to see God faithfully provide.

In the event that SV cancels a trip, your deposit will be refunded. Otherwise, the deposit is nonrefundable, because it costs us that much to change your tickets if you cancel. In the event a trip participant is unable to go on the trip, any money paid may be transferred to another trip participant. Refunds will not be given due to cancellation by a trip participant.

Donations to the trip (including money you put toward your own trip) are considered charitable donations to SV. So you and the people who donate to your trip will get a nice little tax break.

We purchase group airline tickets for trips, so we are not able to let trip participants use frequent flier miles to pay for tickets. However, you will earn miles for your flight if you have an established frequent flier account with the airline we use. 

We ask that you do not use this method to fund your trip. By doing this, those that contribute to your trip will not be able to get a giving statement showing their donation to their trip and therefore won’t be able to claim it on their taxes.