Breaking the Cycle

2024 ET Application


Mission trips are vital in supporting and encouraging students and the community of Korah. Our trips tend to be fast-paced with a focus on learning, loving, and doing. We want you to connect with the community, the kids, build relationships, and understand how we can partner together to make a long-term impact. We are here for the long term to educate and empower students to break the cycle of poverty in Korah.

Please Note: There is a $500 non-refundable deposit required to hold your spot on a trip. Deposits will be applied towards your trip. Payments for half of the trip are due 12 weeks before departure.

The final balance will be due eight weeks before departure. Background checks are mandatory for each applicant. All applications are subject to approval.

Trip Fees include round-trip airfare from your closest major airport, hotel, if necessary, lodging in Ethiopia, transportation, translators, three meals per day, a large bottle of water daily, and a cultural experience.

Although unlikely, all trips are subject to change or cancellation. In the event of trip cancellations, refunds will be given. Please email [email protected] with questions.

Please Note: All departure dates are listed as leaving from the U.S. Depending on your originating city, some participants may have to go the day before and stay overnight to connect with the team. The hotel for that night is included in the airfare cost, if necessary.



Service Team

January 2025


Cost: $3,000-3,500

Price varies depending on flight costs from originating airport.

Space is LimitedTo inquire about details and space availability, please email [email protected]


Service Team

July 4-20, 2024 

Full and Closed

Cost: $3,000-$3,500

Price will vary depending on flight costs from originating airport.

Space is Limited. To inquire about details and space availability please email [email protected].


  • For you to meet and fall in love with the kids that we serve.
  • For you to learn by engaging with the children and community.
  • For you to see our projects and the impact they have made firsthand.
  • For you to understand how complex working in these communities can be.
  • For you to be advocates of the country, people, and children you meet when you return home.
  • Each trip includes a concrete project and possible support for our medical team.
  • If you sponsor a child, we want you to meet that child. It’s not always possible, but we make every effort to coordinate your schedule to make it happen.

What to Expect

First and foremost, be flexible and open to changes. “This is Africa” is a term you will come to know. It means things don’t always go the way we planned!

In general, here’s what you can expect:

  • A long flight to Addis Ababa.
  • Most of the time, the team will travel from their home city to Addis Ababa together.
  • Travel by 12 passenger vans.
  • Days that begin around 9 am and end by sundown.
  • Evening team meetings and preparation activities.
  • Simple, comfortable accommodations in a guest house in Addis Ababa.
  • A 3 – 4 person occupancy is standard. However, a limited number of double and single occupancy upgrades are available.
  • Simple, safe, and substantial meals.
  • Bottled water.
  • Memories that will last a lifetime!

All participants should be in good physical and mental health. The minimum age is 12 years old. A parent or guardian must accompany all children under 16.

Medical Brigade

Twice a year, OA organizes a Medical Brigade. This mission focuses on providing medical care to the OA kids, their families, and the general community. The Brigade coordinates with local healthcare professionals to deliver both supplies and educational programs. Both medically-trained and non-medical volunteers are needed for this trip.

Praise From People

Who Work With Us

Education Breeds Confidence

Confidence breeds Hope.
Hope breeds Peace.

It is impossible to imagine all of the differences your sponsorship will make in a child’s life.

Education Breeds Confidence

Confidence breeds Hope.
Hope breeds Peace.

It is impossible to imagine all of the differences your sponsorship will make in a child’s life.


3 Ways To Give



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Text the word “DONATION” to
(417) 352-2744.

**Please be sure “DONATION” is in all capital letters.



Mail your gift to
Out of the Ashes, Inc.
PO Box 1928
Lebanon, MO 65536