2020 International Mission Trips Essay Contest Winners

October 15, 2020

Atlanta, GA (October 2020) – The Leave Your Mark essay contest, co-sponsored by International Medical Group (IMG) and MissionSafe, is held annually at the end of the summer, awarding two-$5,000 and one-$500 prizes. 

This year, ministries were asked to answer the following questions: “How is your organization working to overcome the current obstacles impacting the world? If your organization were to win, how would this award support your continued global outreach efforts?”

The two $5,000 prize winners are Made in the Streets and Filter of Hope.

The $500 prize winner is Led2Serve

MissionSafe President, Bill Pope, was ecstatic to contact Made in the Streets and Led2Serve, two of the three winners who submitted entries through MissionSafe.

“We are so excited to be able to provide these grants to ministries that clearly demonstrated a heart to share the love of Christ through hands-on service. We are grateful for the over 45 entries and look forward to offering this opportunity again next year.”

Bill Pope

Made in the Streets brings sustainable living to children residing in the streets of Kenya through loving relationships, vocational training, and education. Their mission is to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each child, loving them fully and equipping them with the tools to earn a living and create a new life. The $5,000 prize will allow them to provide meals for 1,000 children fighting to survive on the streets. “A plate of food is more than a meal; it is an invitation to hope. Even in the midst of a pandemic, one meal can change a story of survival into one of new and thriving life.”

Learn more about Made in the Streets

Led2Serve provides meaningful and life-changing service journeys across the United States and Costa Rica to equip, inspire, and mobilize those who have a desire to serve others. The $500 prize is being matched by a private donor and the funds will allow the purchase of food and additional bibles so that they may continue to nourish the spiritual and practical needs of those hurting in the communities of Costa Rica.

Learn more about Led2Serve

About MissionSafe:

MissionSafe, located in Atlanta, GA, is a leading insurance, technology & risk management consulting firm that specializes in faith-based clients. Our mission is to care for the Bride of Christ and the children of God as they go on mission. We partner with ministries and churches to protect and serve those who become ill or injured while serving on both international and domestic mission trips.

Heading out into the world to make a difference? MissionSafe provides travel insurance for mission-sending organizations as well as other non-faith-based trips. We also offer a one-of-a-kind mission-sending platform (MissionsIQ) to our ministry partners at no charge. MissionsIQ can be used to manage and care for short-term and long-term missionaries who are called to GO! To learn more, visit our website.

About IMG: 

IMG has been an award-winning provider of global insurance benefits and assistance services for more than 25 years.