Real Life Missions exists to connect people in EVERY NATION to real life in JESUS CHRIST.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

HighPoint cares about our local community, but we also care about the nations of the world.  That's why we are very active in short term missions efforts.
Over the past decade, we have taken teams on short term mission trips to five different continents and over a dozen different nations. Our current focus is on the island nations in the Caribbean. We take several trips annually to Cuba and to St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.
A trip with Real Life Missions is so much more than an average mission trip.  You will be fully trained in sharing your faith, effectively ministering cross-culturally, and extending the Kingdom of God in a new nation.  Every facet of your travel, ministry, and cultural experience will be handled in great detail by our experienced team.

"Walking the streets of Cuba and knocking on people's doors, and having them invite us into their homes, then looking into their eyes and sharing the gospel made me realize how very much we are all alike! We are all God's children in need of a Savior!"

-  Tonja

"For anyone thinking of joining a team, JUST GO! God will amaze you through the entire experience!"

- Marcy

"It's truly life changing when you go to another country, that has nothing in common with you, but somehow you end up becoming family. No matter who you are or where you come from, if you belong to Jesus you are family"

- Stephen

Upcoming Trips

Take a look at our upcoming trips.  We can bring your team to experience these sample itineraries.  You provide the missionaries, we will create the live changing experience.

Training

To make the most of your mission trip, please join our training. It will cover everything you need to know to effectively minister in the Caribbean.

Partner With Us

There are three impactful ways to partner with Real Life Missions, through finance, people, and prayer.


Interested in a mission trip?

There are many ways to serve the nations.

If you would like to get involved or learn more about upcoming mission trips, visit our Real Life Missions website.  Due to COVID19 related travel restrictions, we have scaled down on the amount of teams we are taking on mission trips

Meet the Team

Heather Hunsicker

Missions Pastor
Heather Hunsicker serves as Student Pastor and Missions Pastor. As a seasoned missionary, Heather has led teams to 3 different continents, and continues to lead teams from around the world through Real Life Missions. While at HighPoint, she leads ELEVATE and connects middle and high school students into a vibrant relationship with Jesus. The Wisconsin native is married to her husband, Joshua, a die hard Green Bay Packers fan, bug and frog collector (with her sons), and a pretty serious deer hunter.


Chelsea Harpool

Missionary - Caribbean Coordinator
Chelsea is a seasoned missionary, currently coordinating HighPoint’s efforts in the Caribbean.  She splits time between Orlando and St. Thomas, where she ministers at the University of the Virgin Islands.  Chelsea was a rower for perennial national powerhouse The Ohio State University.  After her “official” collegiate athletic career, Chelsea has run a marathon and has completed a 100 mile bike ride.  When she is not in the islands, you can find Chelsea with a good book and a good cup of coffee… and of course cheering on her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.

Nikka Warner

Campus Minister
Nicole Warner serves at HighPoint as the Campus Minister and assistant to the Missions Pastor. She is a graduate of Florida State University, where she encountered Jesus and has now dedicated her time to reaching college students with the power of the Gospel. As a missionary she has been to Honduras, Colombia, Cuba, and continues to seek new places to bring the joy of the Lord. You can spot her from a distance if her afro is let out or you find her dancing to a song playing out loud or in her head. You are likely to be greeted with a hug.

Upcoming Trips

Take a look at our upcoming trips.  We can bring your team to experience these sample itineraries.  You provide the missionaries, we will create the live changing experience.

St Thomas

Sample Itinerary

  • Campus Evangelism and Outreach at University of the Virgin Islands
  • Local Outreach
  • Rebuild Homes damaged in Hurricanes Irma and Maria and/or serve My Brother's Workshop.
  • Cultural Day at the world famous Megan’s Bay Beach or Trunk Bay Beach on nearby St. John
  • Pray over Charlotte Amalie, the capital of St Thomas

Havana, Cuba

Sample Itinerary

  • Begins with a Prayer Walk over Havana at “The Jesus Statue”
  • Children’s ministry and outreaches around Havana
  • Evangelism and Ministry through local churches
  • Attend and minister at Sunday Morning house church services
  • Cultural Day in Old Town Havana
* No Mission Trips to Cuba scheduled at the moment. Watch this space!  

Training for an Upcoming Trip

For each trip, there’s seven specific trainings covering five topics and applications that we train on. You will get the dates for those trainings at the beginning of the process. Usually we start 5 to 6 months before the actual trip.

Training Content

Topics include:
• Partnership training - how to raise a partnership team
• 2-minute miracle - learning how to share your testimony
• One Verse Evangelism - how to share the Gospel
• Spiritual Training - to become aware of the different spiritual aspects on the missions field.
• Practical Training

Training Venue

For missionaries sent from HighPoint Orlando, the meetings will take place at the church in Ocoee.

Address: 476 Ocoee Commerce Pkwy, Ocoee, FL 34761

Partner with Us

If you cannot go on a trip yourself, we still want to extend the invitation to you to be part of our team, by partnering with us financially.
There’s three easy ways to give:
 
  • Go to highpointorlando.com, and click on the drop-down ‘FUND’ box for Real Life Missions.
  • Through the HighPoint Orlando App, click on the ‘giving’ tab. Download app on the App Store or Google Play.
  • Send a cheque: Addressed to “Real Life Missions”, P.O.Box 643, Gotha, FL, 34734
 

Active Missionaries

Chelsea Harpool

Missionary based St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Saskia Smith

Missionary to USA, from South Africa.

Katie Jimenez

Missionary to Dominican Republic, based at HighPoint. 

Mario Jimenez

Missionary to Dominican Republic, based at HighPoint. 

Liana Alleyne

Mike Watkins

Missionary based in Yokohama, Japan.
Missionary based in Eastern Europe