Pretty much the most amazing mission trip in this hemisphere. 28 days. 6 countries (7 if you count USA). This trip is backpacking, roughing it a bit, and carry everything you need in one bag.
This trip is geared towards Christians with an adventurous spirit. There will be a good mix of reaching out to people along the way and time bonding as a team. You will do little bits of construction and sports and ministry as well as tourism and taking in the sights.
On this trip you will learn…
1. How spend time with God and hear His voice while dealing with the stresses of the mission field
2. How to minister to children, youth, and adults in cross cultural situations
3. How to locate and purify water in both urban and wilderness situations4. First aid – hydration, wound care, blisters, what to carry in a first aid kit, illness prevention and treatment,5. Backpacking skills, pack fitting, and proper packing6. Navigation and route planning– both wilderness and urban7. Risk management – good risk vs bad risk and how to prevent problems8. Mission trip leadership skills…. How to solve minor relational problems, verbal deescalation, team building.
(Subject to change based on conditions and ministry opportunities)
Day 1-Fly into Guatemala City, Guatemala (stay at Quetzelroo Hostle)
Day 2-Tour Guatemala City
Day 3-Ministry in Guatemala City – Overnight bus to Tikal
Day 4 -Tour Tikal
Day 5 -Travel to Semuc Champey
Day 6 – Semuc Champey
(Enjoy the last tourism day for a while) – Return to Guatemala City
Day 8 – Travel to Honduras
Day 9 – Ministry in Tecucigalpa, Honduras
Day 10 – Ministry in La Esperanza, Honduras
Day 11 – Ministry in La Esperanza, Honduras
Day 12 – Travel to Nicaragua
Day 13 – Rest/Tourism Day
Day 14 – Ministry in Managua, Nicaragua
Day 15 – Ministry in Managua, Nicaragua
Day 16 – Travel to El Salvador
Day 17 – Ministry in El Salvador (Optional-contact us for an explanation)
Day 18 – Travel to Costa Rica
Day 19 – Ministry in San Jose, Costa Rica
Day 20 – Ministry in San Jose and Surrounding Areas
Day 21 – Tourism Day in Costa Rica
Day 22 – Tourism Day in Costa Rica
Day 23 – Travel to Panama
Day 24 – Ministry in Panama City
Day 25 – Travel to Remote Kuna Village
Day 26 – Ministry in Kuna Villiage
Day 27 – Return to Panama City – Visit Panama Canal
Day 28 – Fly from Panama City to USA
The Conditions: Roughing It
Expect everything from a 1 star hotel (by American standards) down to sleeping on the floor and on un-air-conditioned buses. You will have overnight bus rides, long days and the time of your life. You will be roughing it, but not camping levels of roughing it. Don’t expect perfect comfort, but you’ll be fine. We will be sleeping in buses, hostels, hotels, and on floors. Bring a light sleeping bag. We will have lots of good food and more fried chicken than you ever wanted to eat in Honduras and Nicaragua.
The Cost: Moderately Expensive
$2000 per person (including everything you need on the ground) Plus airfare to Guatemala and from Panama.
The Focus: Some Discipleship/Some Outreach
This trip has both discipleship and outreach qualities to it.