Be the light.

Short-term missions trips that transform lives—yours included.

Travel with purpose.

You feel a deep desire to go, but you’re wondering:
If you can give money from home to help, why go on a mission trip?

First and foremost, there’s work to do. Our trips offer practical, meaningful support to those we serve. But that’s just the beginning. As trip goers serve, they’re transformed. Meaning, when you take a trip with Petros Network, you will:

grow your appreciation of other cultures,

shape your understanding of missions, and

expand your view of the kingdom of God.

Be the change that changes you.

We invite you

to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime missions experience.

We go as citizens of a nation; we return, with hearts forever dislocated by the Almighty, as missionaries to the world.

— Dr. Ray & Linda Noah, Founders

If you’re on the fence, rest assured.


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We’ve led thousands of people on safe, meaningful trips over the last decade.

Our whole process—before, during & after—is carefully designed.

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You’ll undergo an immersive Gospel experience that leaves a lasting impact.

Our trips help support & nurture church plants.

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Help indigenous leaders spread the Gospel to previously unreached people.

Destinations are extremely poor places where few have ever gone.

Explore the opportunity.

God is so good.


Testimonials from participants.

Your Role:
Teaching the Church Planters in Doctrine and Theology.

Your Experience:
I had the privilege of preaching the commissioning service this past year (when we send the church planters out into unreached villages to share the Good News and plant a church). I am always brought to tears as the new church planters come up front. Most of them are so young and so excited. They have no formal education. Not even a Bible in some cases. And yet the Lord uses them powerfully to plant churches in unreached villages. It is a constant reminder to me that God doesn’t call the qualified so much as He qualifies the called.

Your Transformation:
It is the single most important thing I do every year.

What would you say to someone on the fence about going?
If you want to experience the miraculous presence and power of the Holy Spirit at work, go to Ethiopia.

Doug Resler

Parker, Colorado

Your Role:
Taught financial literacy and entrepreneurship to 130 widows over a 3-day conference.

Your Experience:
An unforgettable experience was when we visited one of the widows’ home (shack) and I saw how poor her living condition was. The whole family survived on just a few little potatoes each day. When asked what she got out of the conference, she could recite almost everything that we taught! She was inspired to start her own business with what she learned so she could support her family and provide them with a better life. It was truly one of the most emotional and rewarding experiences of my life!

Your Transformation:
I will never be the same again!

What would you say to someone on the fence about going?
You cannot afford not to go when God desires your vision to be stretched and to commission you to a higher calling. I would 100 percent go again!

Yvonne Yua

British Columbia, Canada

Your Role:
I taught an introductory mechanics class in an area with no access to a mechanic shop or vocational training.

Your Experience:
The young men I taught were so eager to learn. I was encouraged by their grasp and understanding of all that I taught them. It was a blessing to me to hear their hearts and what they dream about for their future.

Your Transformation:
This trip and others like it have impacted my life significantly by showing me how God will use the talents and skills that he gives you to teach others and build lasting relationships.

What would you say to someone on the fence about going?
Be obedient in your calling. Trust that God will use you and your abilities to reach all people. He has gifted each and every one of us; we just need to obey.

Carl Hughes

Beaufort, South Carolina

Your Role:
I was ready and willing to do whatever was needed.

Your Experience:
The people of Ethiopia are beautiful inside and out. The interaction with the orphans and widows was so rewarding. The joy I saw in their hearts will forever be imprinted in my mind and heart. When in Southern Ethiopia, the stories that the Church Planters detailed to us were of a committed faith that I had never witnessed before. They were bold and courageous to ‘make Jesus’ famous even at times in the presence of threats.

Your Transformation:
I will forever be impacted by my Ethiopian experience – the lack of resources does not temper the Ethiopian heart! I long to return!

What would you say to someone on the fence about going?
You will be blessed many times over. Go with an open heart, flexibility, unconditional love, and a willingness to serve.

Val Goodwin-Colbert

Bailey, Colorado


Here’s how it works:

Go where no one else is going.

Go where no one else is going.

Let’s go!

Whether you’re interested in spiritual leadership, healthcare, construction, engineering, education, homemaking, or humanitarian work — there’s a place for you to serve.


2024 Trip Opportunities

Leadership Training and Community Development:
Church Planting, Small Business, Global Farming, Women’s Empowerment, Girl’s Power and Boy’s Program, Children’s Feeding Initiatives, Healthcare, Clean Water, Technology, Construction, and Sports Outreach.

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You may still be wondering…



How much does a trip cost?

Typically trips run anywhere from $3,100 USD to $5,000 USD for combo trips (multiple locations). The total depends on airfare, location(s), and duration of trip.

Trip Payment Schedule:

  • Application Submission: $375 trip non-refundable deposit due to secure your spot
  • 90 Days before the trip: $1,000 due
  • 60 Days before the trip: $1,000 due
  • 30 Days before the trip: Remaining balance due

Note: If paying by card, there is a 4% card processing fee.

What is included in the fees?

Trip fees include:

  • Short-term travel insurance
  • Airfare
  • Hotel
  • Tips
  • Transfers
  • Ground transportation
  • Basic meals
  • Clean water and hygiene

Not included:

  • Passport fees/photos
  • Immunizations
  • In-country Visa
  • Luggage beyond airfare allowance
  • Flight insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Specialty drinks
  • Meals at the airport
  • Souvenirs
  • Medications
  • Electrical adapters
  • Possible COVID tests
What training do you provide?

We offer pre-trip training where we lay out roles and responsibilities of each traveler and answer any questions you may have.

What are the qualifications of your staff leaders?

Ray and Linda Noah have served in pastoral ministry for over four decades. Linda has been involved in leadership development in faith and business sectors during that same time. For the past twenty years, Ray and Linda have planted churches in East Africa. In 2012, the success of this church planting effort led the Noah’s to form the Petros Network, a ministry dedicated to planting churches among unreached people groups and equipping these churches/leaders to be catalysts of transformation in the villages in which they are planted. The result is what Petros Network has termed creating Redemptive Lift. Ray has Masters of Arts in Theology from Northwest University and a Doctor of Ministry from the Assembly of God Theological Seminary. Linda is completing her Masters in Leadership Studies.

Who can go on a mission trip?

Anyone is invited to join us on a short-term mission trip. We invite you to take the gospel plunge and join us on a life-impacting experience. As a Petros Network trip participant, you are joining a group of passionate partners whose hearts are stirred to reach the unreached and care for the poor. Together we will serve in some of the poorest, most remote, hard-to-reach places in the world; places where there is little or no infrastructure or resources; and places where people have never experienced God’s love or heard about the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Those under the age of 18 may travel to the countries we serve with a parent, guardian, or qualified youth leader. The accompanying adult will assume responsibility for the minor’s behavior and safety. This adult must be willing to leave the trip to accompany the minor home if any behavior or safety reasons warrant the return. Petros Network believes that children of all ages can have a tremendous impact when traveling on outreach trips. It is important that children are mature, flexible, and capable of handling, seeing, and processing economic poverty. However, it is up to the discretion of the parents to determine the appropriate age for their child to travel with us.

In fulfilling our mission, international trips are scheduled multiple times a year with activities varying according to the needs of the local community and the various skills of team members. Some of the challenges found in the areas we serve often seem insurmountable; and yet, when we work together, we can impact one village at a time and then another…and another. That is why we are so excited to have you join us on one of our upcoming Petros Network trips.

Typically, our teams are made up of individuals with a wide variety of giftings and passions. Specialized training is welcomed, but not necessary. If God is calling you to join us, we expect this trip to be one of the high points of your life.

What this short video, Why Go On A Mission Trip:

What types of trips do you offer?

At Petros Network, we work across 100+ denominations and partner with people like you to train and empower indigenous missionaries to meet physical needs, share the Gospel, and help it spread throughout the unreached world.

The needs of the communities we serve are great, and each of our trips can be unique depending upon the team involved and the needs of the community we are serving. Trip itineraries can also vary from one country to two countries, from 10 days to 20 days. Typically, our teams are made up of individuals with a wide variety of giftings and passions. This, along with the tremendous need, allows Petros Network trip participants to serve in various areas and have a God-glorifying holistic impact. Below are activities most teams will experience:

Building, Empowering, and Launching Leaders | Building indigenous leaders is at the core of what we do. We believe a trained leader is the HOPE of the world!

    • Church Planter Training and Ministry Development

    • Leadership Training and Development

    • Small Business Training and Development

    • Personal and Life Skill Training and Development

    • Bible and Christian Literature Distribution

    • Administrative Help: Training check-in and support, conducting Church Planter interviews

Providing Humanitarian Care | We extend God’s love through acts of compassion and care. Jesus not only spoke the WORD, but He cared for the people!

    • Protecting Children: Education, food, clothing, medical care, and support as needed.

    • Empowering Women: Small Business training, life skills, business development, micro-grants, renovating homes, personal care, skill-building through the TESFA Project, etc.

    • Improving Healthcare: Medical and dental clinics

    • Providing Clean Water and Sanitation: Well drilling, water purification, sanitation development

    • Feeding Families: Farming and agriculture initiatives, food distribution

    • Building Character Through Sports: Sport clinics, events

As a trip participant, you will be asked to roll up your sleeves and be the hands of Christ extended in your area of gifting as well as some expanded areas. You may also be asked to help transport training or medical supplies, to serve in a stretching role, or even to teach or give your testimony to a local congregation. We will attempt to use your unique skills and passion for the greatest impact for the glory of God. We can promise you will never be the same.

How does COVID-19 affect the trips?

The restrictions in the areas we serve have been heightened by COVID-19 regulations. While traveling from Country to Country you may need to obtain a Covid test prior to travel. Some countries may require vaccination as well. Our Mobilization Specialist can answer any questions as well as provide up-to-date information on COVID-19 international travel.



Why do people typically go on your trips?

If you are a medical professional, a business man or women, a teacher, a mother, a construction worker, a theologian, a nanny—we need you! Every trip we have a wide variety of projects from working with our widows and orphans to teaching our church planters and everything in between that keeps us going each day.

What this short video, Why Go On A Mission Trip:

How do I raise the funds?

We believe God is already providing you the resources necessary for your trip. If you do not have the means readily available, God may desire that you use the need as an opportunity to allow others to participate through prayer and giving, and to grow your own faith and dependence on Him in the process.

Here are some suggestions to help you get started:

  1. Fundraise Through Your Trip Account
  2. Face-to-Face Fundraising
  3. Send Out Support Letters

Reach out to us at for more fundraising information.

    Where do we stay?

    Our teams stay in local hotels in or near the areas we serve. Trip fees include double occupancy hotel accommodation. Single-room accommodation is available for an additional fee. Each trip participant may indicate the name of the person they wish to share the room with as part of the trip application process. If requesting a single room, you may indicate that on your application.

      What will I eat?

      Generally, food will be prepared by our national hosts and/or eaten in local restaurants. We will eat items such as lamb, chicken, some beef, cabbage, lentils, potatoes, and eggs. Coffee, tea, sodas, and bottled water will be available throughout the day.

      It is important to be cautious about what you eat. Avoid fruit that cannot be peeled, uncooked vegetables, salads, fruit juices, raw eggs, and uncooked meat or unprocessed cheese.

      Team Members are encouraged to include snack foods, sweets, and granola bars in their luggage. It’s possible that we might miss a meal during our travels, and having a taste of home can provide comfort on a challenging day.

        How do I secure a passport?

        A valid passport is required to travel to Africa. Here is a quick checklist for a valid US passport:

        • Your passport has your correct full legal name on it. (If your name has changed for any reason, the name on record with the Social Security office must match your passport.)
        • Your passport has at least three blank pages for Visa purposes.
        • Your passport does not expire for at least six months from the departure date.

        If all three items are not checked, it is imperative you begin the process to obtain/update your passport.

        If You Have Never Had a Passport or You Need to Renew Your Passport

        • If you are applying for a passport for the first time or renewing your passport, we recommend you START HERE.
        • This simple questionnaire will help you understand the process and determine your fees, required documentation and support materials HERE.
        • The regular processing time to obtain a passport is about six weeks. You can expedite your passport for an additional fee, but we strongly encourage you to begin this process well before your trip.

        If You Have Applied, Have Concerns or Want to Check on Your Passport

        • If you have concerns about your passport or the process, please contact the National Passport Information Center HERE. You can also speak directly with a Customer Service Representative at 1-877-487-2778.
        • Once you have applied for your passport, you can track the progress online HERE.
          Interested in learning more about our trip activities?

          See a team in action in our Uganda highlight reel from a recent trip. Click HERE to watch!


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