Tanzanians live a pure lifestyle & hold family, relationships and GOD as important values. They have taught me the true meaning of “Kuwa mikono na miguu ya Yesu”. (Be the hands and feet of Jesus.)


Despite having very few possessions to call their own, the people of Tanzania welcomed all guests & those in need selflessly. I changed how I viewed my life.

It really opened my eyes to the beauty of others.

Mission Trips:


May Mission Trip:  May 19 – June 8, 2020 (Apps due by December 15, 2019).

January Mission Trip:  Tentative dates (December 31, 2019 – Jan. 20, 2020.  Applications due:  September 1, 2019,


Step 1

Review the trip packet and travel dates and begin praying about this trip. Contact Gayle Stroschein to discuss the trip and get any questions you have answered. Gayle Stroschein Hope Ministries 401 S. Pearl St. Elk Point, SD  57025 stro@iw.net 712-204-6148

Step 2

Complete the Mission Trip Application Form and signed Acknowledgement Page, and email or mail to the above address. Submit your application form as soon as possible because this reserves a place for you on the team. Make sure that you have an up-to-date passport. If not, you should start that process because it can take up to 6 weeks to complete.

Step 3

Once your application has been received, the board will review it. Then you will be contacted regarding your acceptance to the team. You can start fundraising for your trip through a support letter. If you are interested, we can provide you with a letter template and process that you can give to family, friends, and employers to help with funding your trip. All donations are a tax-deductible gift to the extent allowed by law. Please notify us if you are interested in this.

Step 4

Upon notification of acceptance, you will need to submit the following:

  1. Liability Waiver & Release Form
  2. Emergency Contact Information Form
  3. Medical Information Form
  4. $2,500 deposit (Make checks payable to Hope Ministries)
  5. Passport (should not expire within 6 months of travel dates)
  6. Visa Application Form and a passport picture

Step 5

We suggest that you do a lot of reading about Tanzania and their culture, and suggest the book “A Daily Devotional Before You Go” by Jack Hempfling. It is a book about 40 days of preparation for a short-term mission trip. You will be contacted when there will be trip meetings and what the balance due will be for your trip.

I have grown closer to GOD & I really believe it was Tanzania that broke my heart in order to open myself up.

Tanzania changed my heart in ways I never thought it would.

Africa was a trip of growth. It allowed me to grow spiritually, mentally & emotionally.