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Short Term Trips

Short-term Trips 2017

Support our Short-term Teams by:

1. Praying for them!

If you would like to receive prayer requests for one or all of our teams, please email Kelly Argot at and indicate which team(s) you would like to pray for: Ecuador Team, Harrisburg Team, DSM Ecuador Team, and/or Wired Team (DSM Trip Teams can be viewed at

2. Partnering with them contributing to the cost of their trips!

Below is the estimated cost for each trip:

  • Ecuador Team - $2700
  • Harrisburg Team - $250
  • DSM Ecuador Team - $2500
  • Wired Team (North Carolina) - $700
  • To contribute to a trip, you can:

  • Write a check, made payable to Daybreak Church and mail to Daybreak Church attn: Kelly Argot, 321 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg Pa 17055. (In order to receive a tax-deductible receipt at the end of the year, you will need to provide a mailing address and a valid e-mail address. You can indicate that your preference is to support a specific person or team by enclosing a note with the check saying, “The team or person I would like to support is...")
  • Give online at (After the donation has been made online, send an e-mail to indicating that “The team or person I would like to support is...")
  • In addition to praying for and giving financially to our various short-term trips, you can support our students attending a trip by hiring them to do yard work, babysitting, cleaning, and more! See all of the options and choose who you’d like to hire at!
  • View all the Ecuador and Harrisburg Team Members below.

    If you have any questions, please email

    Cheryl Fell

    Ecuador Team Leader

    Scott Weaver

    Ecaudor Team Leader

    Brook Harker


    An enthusiastic people-lover, Brook is looking forward to her first mission trip! She is looking for a shift in her heart and perspective. Brook says it takes having everything that’s comfortable being stripped away so you have no choice but to depend on God. A middle school math teacher, Brook enjoys sports – gymnastics in particular – and is excited to be used wherever God needs her in Ecuador.

    Kyle Silvis


    Ecuador marks Kyle’s first mission trip! A salesman by trade – he’ll sell you anything and everything at Best Buy! – Kyle is looking forward to being a part of something new within the church. An outgoing guy, he enjoys photography, the outdoors, and ping pong. This year, Kyle is hoping to grow his relationship with Christ.

    Laura Woltz


    This year will be Laura’s fifth year serving in Ecuador with Daybreak! Although she’s been before, Laura looks forward to experiencing new ways to trust God and learn His faithfulness while there. A member of our Children’s & Global Ministry teams, Laura is looking forward to showing Christ’s love through VBS and continuing to build relationships through her service.

    Heidi Jacobs


    For Heidi’s first missions trip, she feels that God is challenging her to step out in faith and serve in Ecuador. Heidi is currently part of our Worship Arts team and in addition to singing, she also enjoys cooking, baking, crafts, reading, and massage therapy. She is really excited to see what God is going to do as He continues to teach her to love others well and Him better!

    Angie Miller


    Angie is a stay-at-home Mom who is excited to go on her first missions trip! She loves to sing and appreciates getting to know new people and learning their perspectives. Through serving in Ecuador, Angie hopes to grow her trust in God and let go of control in her life.

    Trevor Morris


    A freshman in college, Trevor enjoys weight lifting, playing sports, and talking a lot! Going to Ecuador will be his first mission trip and he’s looking forward to establishing a better relationship with God through this experience.

    Sawyer Fell


    Ecuador will be Sawyer’s first mission trip! Currently in 8th grade, Sawyer is gifted in the arts – particularly drawing and acting! He enjoys video games, cooking, and relating to other people. Sawyer has seen others go on these trips and return changed and he’s looking forward to experiencing the same things this summer!

    Kelly Argot

    Harrisburg Team Leader

    Maureen Shay

    Harrisburg Team Leader

    Laura Williams

    Harrisburg Team Leader

    Beverly Rider


    Beverly has always wanted to go on a missions trip, and as a former school teacher in Harrisburg, she knew this is where she needed to be this year. As she serves, she hopes to be challenged to be more grateful in her life. Beverly is currently retired, enjoys decorating and crafting, and enjoys being hospitable and talking with people!

    Danielle Talarowski


    Harrisburg will be Danielle’s third missions trip with Daybreak. She has always loved serving people, but ever since she heard of this trip she knew God was calling her here. Danielle is learning to take leaps of faith and go where God asks – even if there is no set plan! A PREK teacher, Danielle loves to sing, knit, & crochet!

    Christina Laubach


    God has been prompting Christina that this is her year to go on a missions trip. She has long felt the need to get involved locally and Harrisburg has been in the back of her mind for several years now; so when Daybreak announced this trip, she knew God was nudging her. Christina has a heart for serving women and children – another draw to this trip – and is looking forward to learning how to serve in love and be more like Christ. In her free time, she enjoys music, cooking, and crafts!

    Lorrie Blaisdell


    Lori is an assistant preschool teacher who enjoys gardening, crafts, and signing. She has a desire to do whatever she can to care for others, as well as a desire to better understand those around her. She understands that Harrisburg is close, but also that many who live there lead very different lives than she does. Through this trip, Lori hopes to learn how she can better serve those around her and show others Jesus’ caring.

    Diane Langner


    Diane’s heart for this trip, her first, is to give encouragement and share hope. She hopes that as God works through her during this week that He also works in her –opening her eyes to new perspectives. Diane knows that we are all people before anything else and looks forward to seeing how a fresh perspective can strengthen that belief. In her spare time, Diane likes to read and play games and has a knack for coordinating and organizing things.

    Grace Kindt


    If you attend the GP campus, you have probably seen Grace as part of the Welcome Team! She is excited to be a part of the Harrisburg team as she works just a few blocks away from the Heart of Harrisburg. She knows that God is calling her to serve the people she passes every day and is looking forward to learning how to serve better while surrendering her own fears and insecurities.

    Amanda Johnson


    Harrisburg will be Amanda’s first trip with Daybreak – a chance to dip her toes into missions work. God has blessed her with many gifts in relating to people and she is looking forwarding to learning how to love others well. Despite being confident in meeting new people, Amanda doesn’t usually seek opportunities to step outside of her comfort zone and she feels that this trip will help expose her to the true needs of others.

    Stacy Salter


    Stacy, a Pre-K teacher by trade and lover of photography, knows that God is calling her to Harrisburg as her first trip! She is expecting to have her world opened in new and bigger ways as she continues to focus her decisions on God. Stacy knows that God is equipping her to serve in Harrisburg this summer and is excited to see how.

    Karen Hartenstine


    Karen’s desire in going on her first missions trip is show God’s love to our neighbors. She knows that Harrisburg is close, but that the culture and community are still so different from the world she lives in. By learning more about these differences, she hopes to continue to build bridges to show love. Karen loves helping others in any way she can. When she’s not helping, you can probably find her in her garden!

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