-Where FAITH and ADVENTURE Collide-
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Why travel with WAM?
When you take a trip with Wide Awake Missions you immerse yourself in another culture filled with stunning opportunities to serve, share, be inspired, love, and give of yourself. Led by seasoned leaders, you join a team of like-minded adventurers who have a heart for the lost, hurting, less fortunate, and broken. Jump in headfirst and be prepared to feel inspired, a little dirty, and fully alive in Christ!
With WAM you don’t just take a missions trip, you get an authentic missions experience...full of adventure, worship, seeking God, team bonding, family-style dinners, unique ministry and outreaches.
We’ve been taking teams overseas on mission trips for over 25 years and look forward to helping you experience a powerful, exciting, and life-changing mission trip.
2022 - 2023
Game On! Mission Trip
Antigua, Guatemala 2023
May 25- June 3
~ Colorado High School Students ~
Orphanage and community ministry & outreaches * Antigua scavenger hunt * Food distribution and work projects
Local school outreaches * Lake Atitlan village outreach * Sports, games, & talent show
* Mind-blowing free-day trekking the Pacaya volcano and roasting “lava-toasted” marshmallows
~ Daily Amazing Worship * Plus Inspiring and FUN Special Evening Services ~
Fiji Islands Missions Outreach
Plus 7-Day New Zealand Adventure
June 8 - June 30, 2023
* Work alongside christian, world-class medical and dental professionals in community village outreaches
* Daily outreaches to the schools and community of Vanua Levu * Evenings are spent at the mission base eating, singing, dancing, playing games, and enjoying the beautiful warm ocean waters of Fiji–right outside our door!
* Free-day excursions to nearby Rainbow Reef for snorkeling and hiking the beautiful Bouma Waterfalls
* Visiting Kioa Polynesian Village and the and Taveuni natural rock waterslide
* Kayaking, climbs on the volcano, caving, and so much more!
~New Zealand team debrief and 7-Day adventure in and around Aukland~
* We'll explore the Shire on a Hobbiton Movie Set tour and take a boat ride through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
* The Rotorua "Canopy Tree Tour" deep into untouched forest ending with a tandem zip-line
* Auckland Adventure Jet Boat Experience * Piha Beach volcanic black sand beach day and more!
* Our "Adventure" time in Aukland, New Zealand will be peppered with time spent with the youth and young adults of a local church, hosting a worship night, prayer ministry and building friendships.
~Team devotionals and amazing worship throughout the trip~
This 23-day Mission Outreach and Adventure will push the envelope in all areas of ministry, team dynamics, serving, seeking God, fun, loving and of course, ADVENTURE!
Our Fiji mission experience will be stationed within 750 spectacular acres of Buca Bay, surrounded by rain and bamboo forests, beautiful beaches, and an extinct volcano...the unspoiled beauty of Fiji awaits!
This is an all-inclusive mission trip, including all free day excursions....departs from Los Angeles.
What We Believe
We believe the Bible to be holy, set apart, and inspired. We believe that God used the writers of Scripture, in their culture and age, to communicate to all generations of humanity. In the Scriptures, we believe God calls out to His people to drench themselves in this divinely inspired narrative, to faithfully and diligently interpret and transpose that story into the world where they live today, as they are compelled by the Spirit.
We believe God was and always will exist as the Triune Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Out of this perfect expression of community within Himself, His divine spark of authority and power originally created all things good. As image bearers of God, we are compelled to serve, care for, and cultivate His creation. We were created to live in community with creation, with each other, with ourselves, and with God.
In Genesis we are given a picture of God’s adversary. This adversary tempted Adam and Eve, the by-product of which was sin. Sin made way for darkness and evil to become a pervasive part of the world ever since. This catastrophic event fractured our ability to connect and relate to ourselves, each other, creation, and ultimately God. The only solution to this rupture is redemption.
We believe there exists a promise from God to restore all that was broken through the choices of Adam and Eve. We trust that God has not abandoned us, but longs for us to realize our calling, purpose, and significance as His people. The Scriptures tell us that God’s plan of redemption started with a people. Through Abraham and ultimately Israel, God’s plan was to use the descendants of Abraham as ambassadors to the rest of the world. His vision was to bless Israel as a nation so that through this blessing, they could, in turn, be a blessing to the rest of the world -- His mouthpiece to the humanity He longed to heal and save.
In spite of Israel’s repetitive sin, there always remained a hopeful people who believed in God’s promise for themselves and the world. This group longed for a revived reign of God, where His promise of peace and justice would ultimately win the day with humanity and creation. We believe that Jesus Christ arriving was the fulfillment of these longings.
We believe that Jesus was the Messiah that the prophets of Israel had foretold, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and was mysteriously God incarnate. Jesus, we believe, came as a Liberator for all mankind for all times.
We believe He was here to a proclaim and announce God’s kingdom amidst any and all competing kingdoms on this earth -- a kingdom that was love, mercy, grace, reconciliation, hope, and a heavenly and holy sense of justice.
We believe that in His struggle, suffering, crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection, we have been atoned for, forgiven, and brought into right relationship with our Heavenly Father. In Jesus, we believe we can trust that God is now reconciling us to each other, ourselves, and all creation. We believe that God’s Spirit affirms all those who entrust themselves to Jesus.
We believe that the Spirit of God dwells amidst us and in us. We are people who were breathed into existence by this same Spirit. This Spirit, we believe, empowers us with gifts, convicts our hearts, guides our life, comforts our hearts, counsels our decisions, inspires our imagination and will, and leads us into truth through a communal life of worship and a missional expression of faith.
We believe the church, when it is healthy and alive, is centered, embedded, and secured in Jesus Christ, practicing spiritual disciplines, celebrating baptism and communion, and is missional in all its endeavors.
We believe the church is both a local and global expression of living out the way of Jesus through faith, love, peace, sacrifice, action, and healing as we embody together the resurrected Jesus, who lives in and through us, to a broken, wounded, and lost world.
We believe that Jesus will return and judge the world and restore all things to God’s original intent. On that day the creation will groan no more. On that day death will be eradicated, the tears of heartbreak and hopelessness will be wiped away, and our relationships with God, ourselves, others, and creation will be made whole. We believe that on this day, God will reclaim this world and reign forever and that humanity and creation will thrive as God has always intended it to. This is what we hope for. This is what we long for. This is what we give our very lives for: living out this future reality here today, in our world, and in our life.