Missions Trip 2018

Puerto Rico

Dates: July 2018  **Dates Changed
Approx. Cost: $1600
 

Due to Hurricane Maria leaving Puerto Rico without power and transportation, we have moved the trip from December 2017 to July 2018.
Our trip will center around getting Puerto Rico back on it's feet after Hurricane Maria.

Before Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico, nearly half of Puerto Ricans were living below the poverty line and using food stamps. These issues are now magnified in the wake of a catastrophic damage to homes, fuel, crops and the electrical grid.

It is our hope to show Christ's love the people of Puerto Rico.

You’ll have the chance to serve alongside a group of people who are providing Puerto Ricans every opportunity to rise above the circumstances. This global experience will grow your faith and expand your understanding of the complexity of poverty.
 
This is a work centered ministry trip. Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with:
  • Debris clean up
  • Cleaning up water damaged homes
  • Light house repair for an elderly resident
  • Sealing a leaky roof for someone without financial means to do it
 
This trip is open to all ages 8 and up.  Ages 8-11 may go with parental chaperones, ages 12-17 can go without parents (depending on our adult/teenager ratio).
 
Payment Schedule
December     $100 Nonrefundable deposit due per person
March           $700 Total must be in each account (including deposit)
May              $1300 Total must be in each account
June             $1600 Total due
 

Facts
If you sign up by Tuesday, November 21st, your spot is guaranteed.  Signups can still be taken after January if there is room available on the Groups Missions Trips team.  No registrations will be accepted at all after March, 2018.
 
Sample Itinerary
Saturday – Arrive into San Juan and be transported to your lodging facility
Sunday – Attend a local church and experience a cultural activity
Monday-Tuesday – Begin serving on your project
Wednesday – Free day to enjoy Puerto Rico
Thursday-Friday – Continue projects
Saturday – Return to San Juan for your flight home
 
Need to Know
  • Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, so passports are not needed to travel there if you are a U.S. citizen.
  • Currency is the U.S. dollar and electricity is the same as it is in the U.S.
  • Be up to date on standard vaccines such as Tetanus, Mumps, and Measles.
  • Spanish and English are both widely spoken throughout Puerto Rico.