Be a Blessing to Others!

We are called to shine the light of Jesus in this world! We are Jesus’s hands and feet when we get out into our community and serve others. There are many opportunities to serve in our community or globally.  

Mission Trips

Volunteer Locally

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Annual Projects

Go On a Mission Trip!

At Lutheran Church of Hope, we focus on building relationships with one another and those we meet around the state, country and world for the purpose of loving each other as family in Christ. We do not go to “do,” but to “be.” 

Encouragement is our act of service. By lifting the work done through local organizations and sharing with others about the strength and joy in Jesus, it enables us to serve one another.

When we return home, we advocate — first by praying for the places and people we encountered, then by seeking responsible, bold ways to share our experiences, humbly pointing to the faithfulness of God, and continuing to elevate the needs, service and work of the communities we visit. 

In our growing, we are serving, and in our serving, we are growing … building each other up as the body of Christ and developing the gifts God has given each of us to use in God’s kingdom.

2024 Global Mission Trips

Use the interactive map below to search through upcoming mission trips through Hope’s global mission partners.

Homes of Hope

Tijuana, Mexico

Jan. 19-22, 2024 May. 31-Jun. 3, 2024 Aug. 16-19, 2024 Aug. 30-Sep. 2, 2024 Oct. 18-21, 2024

MDM (Medical Mission Trip)


Apr. 6-12, 2024



May. 6-17, 2024

Many Hands

Abaco (The Bahamas)

May. 14-21, 2024 Oct. 16-23, 2024

Robin’s Nest Children’s Home


Jun. 8-15, 2024

Convoy of Hope

Rockaway Beach, MO

Jul. 6-13, 2024


El Salvador

Jul. 27-Aug. 3, 2024



Sep. 7-18, 2024

Hopesters on the Ground

Large group photo of Ugandan Worshipers in Uganda

“Visiting Uganda was eye-opening in many ways, and God graciously revealed himself throughout our trip. We interacted with the girls and their children throughout their daily routines, which included morning and evening prayers (this consisted of singing, dancing and personal prayer time), offering to help with their daily work (such as laundry, cooking and gardening) and joining them in their classes (including literacy, hair-dressing, sweater-making, catering, business and the early childhood development programs for their children). We also organized and led Bible-based activities throughout the week, where we did a craft or activity with the girls and connected it to a biblical message.”

Anna Patton
Four women carrying cinder blocks at global outreach build

“Going to El Salvador truly changed how I see the world and strengthened my relationship with Jesus Christ. Getting to go there and work hard in building latrines for people in need maybe doesn’t sound glamorous, but it was the time of my life! I got to play with the village kids and God taught me that love and laughter can break any language barrier. It was an experience that I will be forever grateful for.”

Laura O’Connor

Ways to Get Involved in Waukee

Waukee Area Christian Services (WACS)

There are several opportunities to volunteer at Waukee Area Christian Services, including helping in their clothing closet, garden, food pantry or free medical clinic. This is a rewarding way to build relationships in the Waukee community and provide care for those in need.

Many Hands Thrift Market

Many Hands Thrift Market proceeds go to support local and global missions. Volunteers are essential to support their mission and there are many different ways you can serve.

Our Local Mission Partners

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Children & Family Urban Movement Logo
Central Iowa Shelter Services Logo
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Clive community service logo
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Des Moines Valley Golf Club logo
DMARC logo
Dorothys House Logo
Family promise logo
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Logo
Freedom for youth logo
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Godspeed Equine logo
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Hope Furniture Ministry Logo
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Job Rides logo
Joshua Christian Academy logo
Lutheran Services in Iowa logo
Many Hands logo
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Meals on Wheels logo
Primary Health Care Logo
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Riverside Logo
Ruth Harbor Ministries Logo
Sheepgate logo
Single parent provision logo
Starts Right Here logo
Valley Disaster Logo
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Well logo
Wildwood Hill Ranch logo
Wings of Refuge Logo

Support WACS

Supporting Waukee Area Christian Services (WACS)

We partner with Waukee Area Christian Services year-round through donations that continue to provide resources and assistance to the Waukee community.

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We Serve Our Community Throughout the Year

Whether it is school supplies, food or raising money for a mission partner, we come together as a church to serve the community around us all throughout the year.

Souper Bowl Food Drive

Hope’s annual Souper Bowl Food Drive collects donations of non-perishables, paper products and hygiene items, which will be sorted and then distributed to pantries in our community.

Missions Board

The Missions Board is a volunteer-led board of Hope members who serve two-year terms, meeting monthly to review financials, evaluate, vote and recommend mission partners, develop relationships with mission partners, and vision cast with the Hope Missions Team and senior leadership. For more information or to learn about how to apply for a board position, please email [email protected].