Teams go to various locations throughout Mexico and Nicaragua
Duration of team: from 7 - 12 days as the team desires
Opportunities for ministry: Construction - brick laying, cement mixing, painting, electrical, plumbing, tile work. Educational - teaching English, basketball, baseball, soccer, etc training camps, school tutoring, artistry, or any other specialty you might have to train others. Hair Care - hair cuts, washing and styling. Medical and dental opportunites are available depending on the team member's training and licensure.
Children's outreaches - drama, Vacation Bible Schools, games, sports activities, crafts, puppetry, face painting, and just plain mingling with the children, drawing them to Christ.
Evangelism - park outreaches with drama, testimonies, music, puppets, preaching. Door-to-door opportunities for sharing your faith partnering with local believers. Sports clinics, hair cutting services, English camps, all focusing on sharing your faith in Christ with those who need to know Him. Visits to local jails, or hospitals serving meals to family and visitors gives us open doors to share Christ.
Cost: Prices vary according to air travel costs. Land fees for 1-2 weeks range from $700-$800. (Land fees include transportation from arrival at the Nicaraguan or Mexican airport to return to the airport, all food, entrance and exit fees (those which are not included in the air tickets), offerings for building supplies and evangelism tools, and lodging. You're responsible for spending money for extra offerings, treats, and shopping.
How do we work: We work with American churches which need help facilitating their short term mission's plans. We take youth, adult, and mixed groups. We serve you by helping you navigate through the many areas of getting a team from your church to the mission field and back home again. We provide preparation Bible Studies, ideas for fund raisers, travel setup, visa and passport information, translators on the trip, and we take care of the logistics at your ministry site.
Who do we work with: We are interdenominational and we joyfully work with any group that desires to live out their love for Jesus in service to others and follows God's directions as written in His Holy Word. See our Statement of Faith for what we believe.
Mexico - Our Souther Border More about Mexico
This country is wide open for teams. Groups of adults and youth have gone to the southernmost state of Chiapas and Oaxaca, as well as in the northern states of Coahuila and Nuevo Leon. This neighboring country provides an excellent opportunity to experience missions in many different settings and ministry focus.
Nicaragua - From Riches to Rags More about Nicaragua
There aren't too many places in the world where you can find fresh water sharks, volcanoes, and one of the "highest degrees of income inequality in the world" The World Fact Book - but you can in Nicaragua. A bit smaller than the size of the state of Louisiana, it is the home to more than 5.7 million citizens. Though the average annual income is listed at $2600, the story of the poverty among the general population is tragic. In many rural areas, the unemployment rate skyrockets to 60% or 70%. And many are still trying to cope with the devastation that hit in 1998 in the form of Hurricane Mitch.