What type of work will I do on a short-term mission trip?
Our efforts include church service projects, preparing blessing bags, giving out rice, children’s vbs , giving out clothes , roof construction and handing out flyers for the crusade.
Do I need a passport?
A valid passport with a minimum of six months before expiration and at least two free pages for entry/exit and visa stamps are required for international trip participation. For domestic trips, a valid state issued ID is required. These you are required to obtain on your own. Visit www.travel.state.gov/passport for more information.
What does the trip cost cover?
The trip cost includes : (Average cost from previous years)
Airfare: plan on $600.00
Hotel and breakfast: $150.00
Airport / taxes: $10.00
Passport= Adult $140.00 16 and under $120.00
What is not covered in the trip cost?
Immunizations, airport snacks and optional recreational activities. During training, you will be informed of any additional expenses for free-time recreation.
Why is the deposit of $215 due?
The deposit is your personal commitment to the mission. Deposit will cover your hotel and transportation once you arrive to Nicaragua.
Why is the deposit deadline so early?
Planning for an international team trip involves back and forth communication with embassies, travel agents, hotels, transport providers, missionaries and, sometimes, medical professionals. Also, depending on the cost of your trip, deadlines are strategically given to allow you plenty of time to support raise. Applicants who apply late may be accepted if there is still availability, but will still be responsible to meet all the obligations of the trip on time, including deposit due dates.
What immunizations are required?
Each country has its own recommendations and requirements. The government has a website which we use as our guide: www.cdc.gov/travel. Once you are accepted to the team, you will be made aware of recommendations and requirements. We, as a church, will give you the freedom to prayerfully consider recommended immunizations, but you must get any required immunizations. Some immunizations take several weeks to take effect, so plan early. Suggestions made by us are general. If you have special health needs, direct your questions to your doctor.
Does my trip have to be paid in full before I go?
No. Only deposit. Deposit will cover your hotel and transportation once you arrive to Nicaragua. Airfare and food will be purchased on your own.