Along with a diverse location and culture, each trip has a unique purpose which can be found in the list below:

  • Social justice
  • Anti-trafficking exposure
  • Service projects
  • Compassionate ministries
  • Orphan care
  • Children’s homes
  • Apologetics
  • Evangelism & discipleship
  • VBS
  • Youth groups
  • Teaching English & other subjects
  • Tutoring
  • Developing water resources
  • Community health & hygiene education
  • Leadership development
  • Sustainable community development
  • Ethno-tourism & Culture exchange
  • Cultural exchange
  • Sports outreach
  • Performing Arts–music, drama, speaking

We strive to develop long-term partnerships with our host families, host ministries, and often work with organizations founded or run by Taylor graduates. Several partners have been to campus to share their stories personally with students in chapel and other venues.

"I still keep in touch with our team's hosts and am open to serving longer term with them if God leads that direction."

-Ben Hendricks, South East Asia Lighthouse team

Some of our host ministries include:

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Love Justice International

Founded by Taylor alum John Molineux, Love Justice International – formerly Tiny Hands International – is dedicated to reaching orphans, street children, and the victims of the sex-trafficking industry.

Vision Trust

Vision Trust

As president of Vision Trust, Matt Storer, a Taylor alum, and the rest of his team are committed to meeting the crucial needs and providing hope to the world’s neediest children. 

Project Mercy

Project Mercy

Founded by former Taylor Board Member, Marta Gabre-Tsadick, Project Mercy empowers individuals to create thriving, economically independent communities.