Ghana Mission Trip

November 1-10, 2018

Where are we going? International Needs (IN) Headquarters, Accra, Ghana and the Adidome Training Center in Adidome, Ghana.

Who can go? Any adult member or regular attendee (at least one year at the time of the trip) of Christ Church (CC) who has a heart to serve God around the world and is currently involved in the ministry of the church.

What will we do? The team will work to support IN in their ministry to the people of Ghana. The trip will include seeing what God is doing among the people of the Volta Region, interacting with at-risk women at the Adidome Training Center, meeting your sponsored child (if you have one), attending a Jesus Film showing and attending a village worship service. This trip will focus on our partnership with the village of Kuve in addition to seeing Sogakope, the site of an upcoming church plant that is part of the REACH campaign.

Who is the leader? Christine Mjoen. Christine has attended CC for 18 years while raising three children in Mundelein with her husband Drew. Christine met Christ her freshman year of college. Hoping to go into missions, the Lord sent her and Drew to Illinois where she became the Director of Women’s Ministries for CC. Christine went to Ghana in 2016 and is anxious to return to use her gifts of exhortation, hospitality and wisdom to further the ministry there.

What are some of the trip logistics? We will be housed on the campus of the Adidome Training Center in comfortable rooms and served food in their dining room that is prepared for our western stomachs. All activities, transportation and other logistics will be taken care by the staff of IN. Modest summer clothing is all that is needed. The flight will most likely be nonstop from JFK to Accra, Ghana.

How much will this cost? Approx. $3,200 per person, depending on the airfare at the time of booking. Fundraising instructions will be part of the pre-trip training. A deposit of $300 (checks made out to CCLF; nonrefundable unless not selected for the team) is due with the application.

How do I apply? All instructions and forms are contained in the electronic application packet that will be sent to you upon request (see email addresses below). The deadline for applying is May 18, 2018. Please mail your application, all completed forms and the deposit to Sharon Oxley, Christ Church Lake Forest, 100N Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045 or drop off at the front desk of the LF campus.

Who can answer my questions? Please contact Christine Mjoen (Team Leader) at or Sharon Oxley (Dir. of Global Outreach) at