India Teaching + Kids Camp Micro Team

Jul 24 2023 - Aug 4 2023
Kerala, IN

If you are an educator and would like to bless the faculty of this amazing school, or are young at heart and want to help create an experience of a lifetime for these children, this trip is for you! India today has nearly 1.4 billion people and only 2% are Christian. Eastside is blessed to partner with the Gabriel family at the Kerala Christ Church Mission.  In the midst of the state-mandated Hindu religion, the Gabriels have been allowed to run a Christian school and orphanage with well over 2000 children. For over forty years now, they have also been able to plant churches, now numbering over 45, in the surrounding communities. This ministry has earned such an outstanding reputation for education and care that they are allowed to share the hope of Christ in this region. Eastside is assembling two micro teams to come alongside this Ministry and serve this summer. One team will be made up of educators and will serve the faculty of the school with Teacher Development Training. The other team will be a children's camp team who will host a 4-day camp on the coast for the children from the Crossroads orphanage. 

BEFORE YOU APPLY, check out this short information video for requirements and our team agreement. Click "Apply Now" to create an account for this web platform that manages everything about this trip, and fill out your application!

This is a Level 4 Trip:
Physically vigorous
Mostly unpaved, very uneven/hilly terrain and lots of walking with some heavy lifting
Rarely comfortable climate - sometimes hot or cold, probably no A/C.
Most of the following conditions: uncertainty, odd schedules, emotional stress, long or difficult travel days, culture shock, language barrier, jet lag, changing or rough accommodations, or simple meals.

21 going

Education Children
Level 4
Joanie Parke



Due 7/21/2023

$500.00 First Payment Due Due 3/3/2023
$800.00 Second Payment Due 4/16/2023
$800.00 Third Payment. Tickets Purchased Due 5/21/2023
$800.00 Final Payment Due 7/21/2023


Mar 4 2023

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM PST

All TEAMS Kick Off Required

Anaheim Campus | Commons B/C. Breakfast/Check-In at 8:30 am Zoom details to follow.

This is our first training for all 2023 global trip participants. It's an exciting time to get together with travelers from all 15 teams going out this year and to meet your teammates for the first time! You'll receive critical information about managing your trip, and fundraising; and begin to learn the specifics of your particular trip. If you live out of the area and plan to join by Zoom, you will receive the links you need by email on Friday, March 3. If you live near the Las Vegas or Park Rapids campus, you get to meet with other travelers on your campus and join the Zoom meeting from there. A campus representative will send you details on this.

Apr 1 2023

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM PDT

Global Compassion Training Retreat Required

Southern California Residents: Anaheim Campus | Commons B/C. Las Vegas, Park Rapids: Meet on your campus to join Zoom together. Other: Zoom

We will fully equip you for your trip with our valuable and practical global curriculum. You'll spend the morning learning and getting to know your teammates as well as getting up to speed on your specific trip details. Remember to bring your Trip Guide with you, you'll be taking notes! For those of you that will be joining by Zoom, look for an email at the end of the week for those links.



  1. Background check required.
  2. Interview required.


  1. Actively participate in fundraising activity.


  1. Passport Required
  2. Must have experience teaching or working with children.


  1. Once you are accepted, you'll need to complete the Global Compassion training with your team.
  2. You'll also need to take Eastside's "Next Steps" course. To sign up:


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