Not all of us can do great things. But we can all do small things with great love.

Mission Trips

Check out our upcoming trip for 2018! Please Note: There is a $250 NON-refundable deposit required to hold your spot on a trip. Deposits will be applied towards your trip. Payments for half of the trip are due 12 weeks prior to departure. Final balance will be due 8 weeks prior to departure. Background checks will be done on each applicant. All applications are subject to approval.

Trip Fees include: Round trip airfare from your closest major airport, hotel in DC ( If necessary), lodging in Ethiopia, transportation, translators, 3 meals a day, large bottle of water daily, and a cultural experience.

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Please Note: All departure dates are listed as leaving from Washington, DC. Depending on your originating city some participants may have to leave the day before and stay overnight in order to connect with the team in DC. Hotel is included in the airfare. Although unlikely, all trips are subject to change or cancellation. (In the event of trips cancellations refunds will be given)

Service Team

July 5-July 15, 2018~ Full and Closed 

Cost: $3000-3500 – Price will vary depending on flight costs from originating airport.

Space is LimitedTo inquire about details and space availability please email us at


Medical Brigade- TBA

June 28-July 7, 2018 ~ Limited Space

Cost: $3250-$3500 – Price will vary depending on flight costs from originating airport.

Space is Limited. To inquire about details and space availability please email us at


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Mission trips are vital in supporting and encouraging our students and the community of Korah. Our trips tend to be fast-paced with a lot of focus on “learning” and “loving” and “doing.” We want you to connect with the community and the kids, build relationships, and understand how we can partner together to make a long-term impact. We are here for the long term to help educate and empower our students to break the cycle of poverty in Korah.


  • For you to meet and fall in love with the kids we serve.
  • For you to learn by engaging in the community.
  • For you to see our projects and the impact they have made firsthand!
  • For you to understand how complex working in these communities can be.
  • If you sponsor a child, we want you to meet that child. (It’s not always possible, but we’ll make every effort to coordinate your schedules to make this happen)
  • For you to be advocates of the country, people and children that you meet when you return home.
  • Each trip usually includes a concrete project and possibly support of our medical team if needed.

White Coat Brigades

Twice a year OA organizes a medical mission known as a White Coat Brigade. The focus of this mission is to provide medical care to the OA kids, their families and the general community. The Brigade coordinates with local healthcare professionals to deliver both supplies and educational programs. Both Medically trained and non medical volunteers are needed for this trip. Medical Professionals: Volunteer professionals, including physicians, medical students/residents, physician assistants, nurses and medics are critically needed for the success of the Brigade. Also in great need are pharmacists, dentists and OT/PT professionals. Clinical duties on the Brigade include direct patient care, as well as teaching opportunities with our local healthcare partners. Depending on the specialties represented on the team, teaching procedures and surgical cases with local physicians may be incorporated into the clinical schedule. Non-Clinical Volunteers: Volunteers with little or no medical experience play an important and meaningful role is the Brigade. Non –medical volunteers have the opportunity to assist during triage and intake of patients, shadow and support doctors during exams, serve as pharmacy techs and assist with completion of a medical record. In addition to supporting clinical operations, Non- Medical volunteers will have the opportunity to serve hot meals, run arts and crafts programs, teach hygiene skills and distribute hygiene kits. What to expect: First and foremost be flexible and open to changes. “This is Africa” is a term you will come to know…it means things don’t always go the way we planned! In general though here’s what you can expect… A VERY long flight to Addis Ababa. The majority of the team will travel from their home city to Washington D.C. straight to Addis Ababa. There will be a Brigade representative to meet you in Washington D.C. and travel with you all the way to Ethiopia.

  • Travel by 12 passenger van.
  • Days that begin around 9am and end by sundown (usually 4pm). Evening team meetings and preparation activities.
  • Simple but comfortable accommodations in a guest house in Addis Ababa. 3-4 person occupancy is standard; however a limited number of double and single occupancy upgrades are available.
  • Simple, SAFE and substantial meals and bottled water.
  • Memories that will last a lifetime! All participants should be in good physical and mental health. Minimum age is 12 years old and all minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.