Introduction: The mission team and Student Life staff spent several months prayerfully looking for the best focus and location for an international mission trip. Specifically we were looking for an organization that would not only host a service experience, but would also put us in a partnership with an existing church that is doing dynamic ministry in their community. This summer we will serve through a short term mission organization called "Merge." It was in our conversation with Merge that we were introduced to Iglesia Maranatha in Cuidad Sandino, Nicaragua. As this church/ministry was described to us we immediately felt a strong sense that this was the right location to join what God is already doing in that community.
Who is this mission trip for? This mission trip is open to our outgoing high school juniors and seniors as well as invested adults in the congregation. We are looking for adults in the congregation that want to serve on a mission trip experience while also desiring to invest in the lives of our high school students.
Service Options: Youth Ministry, Children's Ministry, Community meal, construction, education and more.
Desired Participant Skills: youth ministry, discipleship, evangelism, leadership development, children's ministry, crafting, community development, party planning, construction (specifically bathrooms/tile), painting, general teaching skills and coaching.
Dates: July 17-26th
Cost: $1300/person (includes all transportation, food, housing and most work project costs) *participants can drastically reduce this price through dessert derby participation and support letters.
Questions: Please contact Pastor Brian if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org