Kingdom Workers: Apache

Assist with child-wellness and ministry programs
on the San Carlos Apache reservation

Participate in an exciting opportunity for Christians interested in a service experience focused on children’s health and wellness. Sign up now and share Jesus’ love with children on the San Carlos Apache reservation!

Activities may include helping to organize a school/community health fair, assisting with in-school children’s health classes, and volunteering at a mission school. Through this experience, service immersion participants will learn about the intersection of health and evangelism, and the role that Lutheran schools play on the reservation.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:  Participants should have an interest in wellness and public health, be open to experiencing a new culture, and passionate about sharing Jesus with children. No prior experience is required.

LOCATION:  Peridot-Our Savior’s Lutheran School in Peridot, AZ, San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation

DATES: Spring 2017: 3-6 weeks (dates are flexible, final day of school is May 19th)



Expectations of SERVICE IMMERSION Participants:
• Complete Kingdom Workers Application
• Respond to essay questions about personal learning goals for the experience
• Complete pre-trip orientation
• During Service Immersion
   o   Daily Bible studies
   o   Weekly small group discussion
• Complete post-trip team reflection, survey, and essay

FUNDRAISING: Volunteers desiring to serve on the Apache reservation have the opportunity to fundraise for their Program Fee ($50), a Daily Living per diem ($20/day per person), and plane tickets booked by KW* to help offset some of the expenses. (No reimbursements can be given for fuel, mileage, or car rentals.) 

ESTIMATED COSTS: Varies greatly depending on your city of origin and mode of transportation.

  • PROGRAM FEE: There is a $50 non-refundable fee to participate in this program.

     Participants will be staying in a small apartment on the Peridot mission complex. The apartment has a fridge, simple kitchen set-up, and is furnished. While some items like paper towels might be available, volunteers will need to replenish basic necessities as needed during their time of service.

    • FOOD: Volunteers will be asked to make many of their own meals but are invited to join a community meal on Friday night(s). Meals may occasionally be coordinated by the church or project manager.

      LOCAL TRANSPORTATION: Participants are encouraged to drive their personal vehicle to the reservation to save on expenses. It is nearly impossible to get around the reservation without a method of transportation. The time it takes to drive to nearby towns ranges from 45 minutes to 3 hours.

      *FLIGHT: If Kingdom Workers books the flight, volunteers can choose to pay KW directly, or have the amount added to their fundraising goal. If volunteers reserve their own plane ticket, they will forfeit the option of fundraising for that cost. No reimbursement can be given.

      OTHER: Tribal permit for hiking ($10) (Optional)


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Field Manager: Anna Sherod


Out of love for you and the Apache people, we strongly urge you to abstain from drinking during the short time that you’re present on the Apache mission as a worker for the gospel. Meanings associated with drinking are different in different cultures and contexts. Here on the reservations, it is associated with drunkenness, lewd behavior, irresponsible parenting, disrespect for the church, and a traumatizing history in many families.

SAFETY CONCERNS: The site is somewhat remote, so there is not easy access to emergency medical care. Those who have moderate toserious medical concerns may want to consider this. The possibility of vandalism, theft, and other concerns due to location in a rural reservation will mean that safety will be a priority on the project.