ARKLA Young Adult Mission Trip


Scotland Young Adult Mission Trip

Trip Dates: July 20-31, 2023

Destination: Edinburgh, Scotland

What: Short term mission trip including renovation of SDA church in Edinburgh and Vacation Bible School program in Dunfermline.  

Who: 20 young adults (ages 18-35)

Purpose: To facilitate a service-oriented mindset in our young adults and provide them an opportunity to serve and share Jesus with others around the world in a context that differs from the norm. This context would provide our young adults with a broader vision of service and ministry and we hope it will provide them with a life changing experience that will embolden them to come back home and serve their church and community with a renewed passion and fervor!

Trip Budget  & Details

Trip Cost: The price per person is $1800. This price includes your round-trip flight, your lodging, 2 meals per day (Breakfast & Dinner), your portion of the project supplies, and transportation during the trip.

What is NOT covered in the price: Daily lunch is not covered in the price. There will be restaurants and fast food options (including Taco Bell) within walking distance to choose from. Also any souvenirs as well as any additional transportation outside of the approved trip itinerary will not be covered. Any luggage fees or travel fees outside of your original flight will not be covered. 

Requirements to enter Scotland: In addition to a valid passport, Scotland currently requires a negative Covid test result within 48 hours of arrival.

Flights: Our group will fly out together and return together. Our youth department will purchase all flight tickets together. (See schedule and important dates for more details)

Lodging: During the mission trip, we will be staying at the Edinburgh church, where the ladies will sleep in the upstairs areas and the men will sleep downstairs.


Important Deadlines:

January 15th, 2023: Mission Trip Application due!

Non-refundable deposit of $600 due.

(this secures your spot)

February 26th, 2023: All participants orientation and Planning Meeting via Zoom (tentatively 6:00pm)

March 15th, 2023: Second payment of $600 due.

May 15, 2023: Final remaining balance of $600 is due.

May 21, 2023: Follow up orientation and planning meeting via Zoom (tentatively 6:00pm)

July 9th, 2023: Final orientation and instruction meeting via Zoom (Tentatively 6:00pm)

Mission Projects:

Remodel the main SDA Church in Edinburgh: During our time there, we plan to help the Edinburgh church restore their church facilities. The Edinburgh SDA church was built in the 1800’s and is in desperate need of a facelift which includes a great deal of painting as well as other maintenance projects to be determined by the host church.

Vacation Bible School a.k.a Holiday Bible Club Program: We will be responsible for putting together a daily program for church and in particular, community children at the Dunfermline SDA Church. Our young adults will have different responsibilities including, organizing craft projects, leading out in praise songs and skits, storytelling, organized games, and other aspects as needed. The team leader would ensure that each evening the team is prepping to be ready for the next day’s program.

Community Service Projects: As much of the community around Edinburgh has no religious affiliation, we would like to establish a good name and reputation for our SDA church within the local community. Some of the projects we would do would include mowing lawns for community members or helping paint and do general maintenance for their homes. The host churches would help us coordinate these community service projects.



*Complete this step first. You will receive an approval email letting you know next steps.



*You must first register and be approved by the Youth Department before paying.



*this is a tentative schedule that is subject to change as we near the trip dates.

For questions or more information regarding this mission trip, contact
Pastor David Craig at: (318)631-6240 ext.114 or