Nicaragua Mission Trip
After a highly successful initial mission trip to Nicaragua in 2016, this year Westminster will send two teams, serving with our partners HOI and Communidad Connect. Both organizations have long track records of working to improve the lives of people in Central America through economic and community development, and health and education programs.
When: June 24-July 1, 2017 and July 15-22, 2017
Where: The team’s home base in Nicaragua will be “Finca (Farm) el Peten,” an organic coffee farm with a dormitory and dining facilities for volunteers. Located near Jenotega in north central Nicaragua, it is about a three-hour bus ride from the airport in Managua. The Farm is only a few minutes from the village of Los Robles, where volunteers serve alongside local residents while doing community development work and teaching VBS.
Age/ability: Participants must be at least 14 years old (parent or guardian must accompany minor.) No special building skills are required.
Type of Work: Teams work in Los Robles, pouring concrete flours, building ovens and helping with other health-driven community improvement projects. In the afternoon, the team offers VBS to women and children, and makes prayer visits to families who request them. Learn more at www.hoi.org
Cost: Total cost for the trip is approximately $2,100. With support from Westminster and a private donor, the cost is $840 per adult, $630 per teen. This covers meals, lodging, transportation, building supplies and one night of R&R. Fundraising by working on Westminster’s Missions Celebration is required.
For application form, click here.
To read about the 2016 mission trip, click here.