Want to serve with Project Lucas?

Make a lasting impact in Kenya by joining Project Lucas on mission. On these trips, you’ll meet and serve some of the most impoverished children and families just outside of Nairobi. All of our short-term mission trips give participants a chance to discover a deeper level of compassion and a servant heart within themselves.  Most trips include distributing backpacks while sharing the gospel to hundreds of families, working at the Project Lucas Community Center assisting our Kenyan staff, loving and caring for our sponsorship children, visiting sponsorship families, light construction, and many other opportunities to share Christ’s love. It also includes a two-day safari, shopping, and a visit to Kenya’s oldest tea farm.     

We'll handle everything! (This does not include purchase of airline tickets for you/your team.) Our US staff and Kenyan staff at Project Lucas will arrange everything for the entire team’s trip in country- from pre-trip cross-cultural training to in-country transportation, accommodations, and much more.  This is a trip of a lifetime, and our team will make sure you have an experience that will last a lifetime while making a lasting impact on those in need.

What you need to know

What happens on a Project Lucas Mission Trip?

We will travel to Ruiru, Kenya, just outside the capital city of Nairobi. You will help share the gospel to thousands of children and their families by distributing backpacks. The team will also serve at the Project Lucas Academy and Community Center, ministering and loving on the 50+ children and 40 families that are part of the Project Lucas sponsorship program. You will visit their homes, play with their children, and help them grow in their walk with the Lord. You will also have the opportunity to see the amazing wild animals that live in the Masai Mara on our 2-day safari.

What is needed to go?

1. A passport: Go to your local post office or apply online (www.usps.com/passport)

2. Shots recommended by the Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov/travel)

3. The necessary funds for the trip: $ 2,100-2,500

4. An airline ticket (not included)

5. A Project Lucas Missions Trip Application (will upload loaded September 28)

6. A great attitude to serve others

What shots do I need?

International Information- Yellow Fever immunizations is required for travel to Kenya. Immunizations recommended for travel to Kenya include up-to-date routine vaccinations, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, and Tetanus. Visit your local Passport Health office or find more information at CDC.gov. Project Lucas provides additional travel information and tips during video training sessions.

Where do we sleep and eat?

The Heart Lodge is a missionary guest house. Once used as a golf and safari resort, it is now used for short term mission groups (see pics below). Their website is http://www.africaheartlodge.com

Miscellaneous info and facts about the trip:

There are no major language barriers. English and Swahili are the main languages spoken. The average temperature in Ruiru most of the year is between 68-78 degrees. We will visit Kenya’s oldest tea farm, spend a few hours shopping at the Masai Market and two amazing days on safari. This is truly the trip of a lifetime.

When is the next trip?

Upcoming scheduled trips as of September 2019:

June 25-July 6, Prestonwood Baptist Church

July 12-25, Project Lucas trip (open to all) Click here to sign up and pay the deposit

If these dates are not available for you or your group, click here to request other dates.  We will contact you and do our best to schedule a trip for you/your group.



Can I request more info?

Are you a group leader, individual or family desiring to serve alongside Project Lucas?

Click here

Can I get a Missions Trip Application?

Click here to download the application. (will be updated on September 28)

Will I get a Project Lucas T-Shirt if I go on the trip?

You sure will...you can even buy a few extra ones! click here

How do I pay the deposit?

You can make your deposit here.

Please write in the comments who the deposit is designated for.


Can I donate towards someone else's trip?

Definitely! Click here to donate.

(Please write in the comments section the name of the person whose trip you are donating towards.)