Oklahoma City has a past bursting with tales of Native American tradition and cowboy culture. Today that heritage shines through the many monuments and museums dedicated to the history of the city and its people. This city has become a hub, as it sits directly in the center of the state and lies on the famous Route 66. The determination and resilience of the city shines through the people that reside there.
A missions trip or pilgrimage to Oklahoma City with Wonder Voyage is guaranteed to change your perspective on what it means to love and serve as our Lord does. You’ll have a hand in the past as you immerse yourself in history and you’ll have a hand in the future as you serve those in need in the community. Become a catalyst for change in Oklahoma City as you become a piece of their history through sacrificial service.
- Allow your heart to be transformed as God works through you as you serve others.
- Work with various communities of faith to proclaim the Good News to those in need.
- Worship in a local church and pray for the city.
- Immerse yourself in history at the National Western Heritage Museum.
- Go out to the ballpark to see a game.
- Learn more about the 1995 bombing as you visit the Oklahoma City Memorial.
- Work with people battling poverty, homelessness, addiction, and un-employment.
- Serve older folks who need assistance in order to stay in their homes.
- Help rebuild Moore, OK with the aftermath of the 2013 tornadoes.
Every Wonder Voyage itinerary (mission trip and/or pilgrimage) is personalized to the desires, direction and personality of each group. This itinerary is only a description of the kind of journey we can create for your unique team.
- Day 1 – From the Mountains to the Prairie
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news…,” these words from the prophet Isaiah will apply to the prairies this week as the students from your church travel to the plains of Oklahoma. We embark on the journey ready to live out the love of God as we serve in Oklahoma. After a long day’s journey, we will settle in and prepare ourselves for the worship, work, and wonders of the week ahead.
- Day 2 – Lift Up Your Hearts
What better way to really begin our mission than with a time of worship? We will head into Moore, a town devastated in May of 2013 by deadly tornadoes. As we raise our hearts and minds to God, we do so with the prayer that our hands and feet will be instruments of His love this week. May all of our endeavors extend His welcoming heart to all whom we meet. After church we hope to have a time of fellowship with some of the locals in Moore. As we hear their stories, may we grow in the compassion that results in sacrificial service. As we lift up our hearts in worship may we extend them outward in love.
- Day 3 – Hearth and Home
One definition of the word “home” is “the place where something flourishes.” Perhaps that is why many people say that home is “where your heart is.” For most of us, home represents a place of love, safety, and security and often that revolves around a house or residence. For many older folks in the US, this idea of home gets shattered when they are no longer able to handle the essential tasks for taking care of a residence. Today we will serve some folks who need a bit of assistance in order to stay in their homes for a while longer.
- Day 4 & 5 – He Has Sent Me
When Jesus left the desert and embarked upon His earthly ministry, He quoted the prophet Isaiah. We too are called and sent to preach the Good News to the poor, to bind up the brokenhearted and to proclaim light and freedom to those captive and in darkness. For the next 2 days our work will be focused on inner city organizations who strive to meet the needs of those in poverty, anguish, and the bondage of addiction. As we work each day may we do so with actions that proclaim loud and clear the sustaining, nurturing, freeing, victorious love of Christ.
- Day 6 – Roll Up Your Sleeves
The Message translates Isaiah 52:10 this way, “God has rolled up his sleeves. All the nations can see his holy, muscled arm. Everyone, from one end of the earth to the other, sees him at work, doing his salvation work.” Moore, Oklahoma is a great place to see where God has “rolled up his sleeves.” After the devastating tornadoes in May of 2013, communities of faith from all over the area joined together and made a commitment to work hand-in-hand to renew the community. God’s people, in Moore, working together and proclaiming the Good News with their hands and feet. Today we will roll up our sleeves as well, as we serve in Moore. In the evening we will have a time of celebration and reflection as our journey draws to its close.
- Day 7 – Beautiful On the Mountains
Our time in Oklahoma is ending. A new season of the journey begins. As the students from your church return home, we hope that is with hearts that are overflowing with compassion, and with a desire to continue living out the truth.
Legacy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- *This is the base cost of the trip. Your cost may differ depending on housing, activities, etc.