Leaving our comfort zones for a foreign context means we can’t rely on our familiarity. The result is a deeper reliance on the One who sends us. It is challenging and humbling work. But Jesus’ call remains: To join him in his mission to seek and save the lost, To step out in obedience, into the unknown, into the unexpected. This is an extraordinary call – meant for ordinary people like you.


Gospel Centered

We center our trips around bringing the gospel to spiritually dark communities. We intentionally cross cultural barriers to share the hope found in Jesus.

Locals Empowered

We equip and empower the locals to reach their own communities after we leave.

Teams Accommodated

We partner with both individuals and church groups. Churches may sponsor a trip and/or send full teams.

Travel Arranged

We plan and organize all the details for you, including airline tickets, accommodations, meals, etc.

Training Provided

We provide culturally relevant training to prepare you for service.




We provide five or six training sessions before departure. Topics include: 

+Sharing the gospel

+Training the nationals


+Cultural understanding


+Medical team preparation


We arrive in Tanzania from the U.S. after approximately three flights and thirty hours of travel. We greatly appreciate hotel beds our first night in-country! A bus ride the next day takes us to our final ministry destination. Travel days feel long, but they provide great opportunities to rest, laugh, and continue getting to know your teammates.


After Twelve21 plants a church, teams minister in that village to accelerate and support the church’s growth. Each team member, partnered with his/her own translator, spends three to five mornings sharing the gospel hut to hut. After lunch, the team leads discipleship groups. This includes training leaders and encouraging believers in their walk with Jesus. We teach you how to do this.


On Sunday, we attend the church where we ministered during the week. Team members experience authentic Tanzanian worship. Some participate in the service by giving testimonies and preaching God’s Word.


Medical clinics take place at a central location to our ministry and typically last about four days. Doctors and nurses work alongside Tanzanian medical professionals to treat as many patients as possible. An evangelism team partners with the medical clinic to share the gospel and pray with people in need.


We end our trips with a safari through the Serengeti National Park or Ngorongoro Crater. Team members enjoy time together relaxing and viewing the beauty of God’s creation. Before heading home, we visit a local market where we can purchase gifts and trinkets to bring home. (Not included in cost, varies depending on team size.)


We set aside time at the end of the trip to: 

+Process our experiences

+Prepare for returning home

We continue partnering with and encouraging you as we return to serving the Lord in our own communities.

“Short-term missions is a means of discipleship—that is, crossing cultures for the sake of the gospel inevitably changes believers as well.” – Debbie Stephens

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