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Puerto Rico Trip for all ages

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Trip #15008

  • Mission Trip Agency

    World Servants

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    Puerto Rico, Caribbean

  • Mission Trip Dates

    June 20 - 26, 2020

    Lasts between 1 week to 2 weeks

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Construction

    Evangelism: Friendship & Lifestyle, Service Projects & Helps, VBS/Bible Clubs, and Visitation & Encouragement

  • Mission Trip Cost

    Total : $1,199 (US)

    Includes: Lodging and Meals

Join World Servants and serve in Puerto Rico. Teams have been working in Ciales, located on the Central Mountain Range.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

In Puerto Rico, our short-term teams meet both the physical and spiritual needs of our partner communities. Physical needs are met primarily through construction and renovation projects, working right alongside with community members. Plans are being made for a new project.

Other construction projects may include building churches, community buildings or individual homes in Ciales and other cities. Potential activities include painting, putting in windows or doors, installing flooring (tile/cement), putting up block walls, building wheelchair ramps or repairing/installing roofing. No experience is necessary as World Servants will train team members on site.

Spiritual needs will be met through a number of creative and culturally appropriate ways such as Kids’ Club (similar to VBS), sports camp, car washes, community picnics and visits to nursing homes, as decided upon by our local partner church.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Flexibility is the key! ALL ministry/outreach activities are customized to the communities' specific needs and are specifically determined closer to the time of the trip. Our goal is to best partner with the community we are going to serve. Please keep this in mind when discussing trip details with potential participants!

Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

For sustainable, long-term impact, World Servants’ staff work with project communities prior to your arrival. A team of in-country community leaders are identified to build a vision for their community. We equip these leaders to successfully partner with our short-term teams in an effort to build long-term relationships.

Once the short-term mission teams leave, we continue to strengthen relationships with community leaders and identify extended opportunities for teams to come alongside them, as well.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

Sr. High, College, Adult, and Seniors

Eligible to Go

Individuals, Groups [max size 25], Married Couples, and Families

Education/Experience

No construction experience is necessary, we will provide a professional foreman to oversee the project. We view construction projects as a learning experience for males & females alike and will teach participants all necessary skills.

Languages

Spanish and English are the official languages, but Spanish is the dominant language. English is spoken by about a quarter of the population-with limited capabilities. English is required in all federal matters. English is spoken in all major tourist area

Other

This mission opportunity is designed for adults, families and intergenerational groups.

Mission Trip Offered By World Servants

World Servants

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Through training and short-term mission experiences, our desire is to develop people as both servants and leaders in their everyday lives. We believe these learning opportunities will result in the transformation of individuals and communities across the globe.

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Contact World Servants about this short-term mission trip:

Patricia Juarez at World Servants

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

Country(s)
Puerto Rico
Region(s)
Caribbean
Other
Carolina

Dates

Date
June 20 - 26, 2020
Length
1 week to 2 weeks

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

Who
Everyone: men, women, children, elderly, teenagers.
People Group(s)
Puerto Rican
Religion/Beliefs
The major religions are Catholic (85%), Protestants (8%), non religious (2.3%), and others (3%). Some islanders ascribe to spiritualism and others practice Santeria, an Afro-Caribbean belief system brought to Puerto Rico from Cuba.

Finances

Funds needed
Total : $1,199 (US)
Included in Cost
Lodging and Meals
Other
The cost includes in-field cross cultural training, trip set-up, international emergency medical insurance, trip leadership, all on-site expenses, in-country transportation, an evening program, debriefing and re-entry resources, in addition to quality group servicing.

Transportation from the US to Puerto Rico and back is not included in the trip fee.

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Yes
Post-field Debrief
No
Comments
The first day after arrival in-country will be spent doing cross cultural orientation.

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.
Application Deadline
May 20, 2020

Other Information

Transportation:
All participants must provide transportation to and from the mission site. Participants need to fly into San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In-country transportation is included in the trip cost. World Servants will pick you up and drop you off at the airport.

Arrive by 4 pm on the trip start date.
Depart after 1 pm on the trip end date.

Day-Off:
Your trip also includes a day-off for sightseeing. Options include lunch at El Yunque National Rainforest Park, swimming at local beaches, a ferry ride from the city of Catano to Old San Juan, sightseeing at of El Morro Fort, shopping for souvenirs, etc.. Day-off activities are confirmed several weeks in advance and are subject to change depending upon the location of the construction/renovation projects, weather, transportation, etc.

Food & Housing:
Lodging is usually at a local church sleeping in bunk beds with rooms set up dormitory style with both male and female restrooms and showers.

Meals are prepared by the mission team and all food, including fruits and vegetables, is safe to eat. Some dinner dishes will consist of authentic Puerto Rican chicken and rice recipes. Bottled drinking water and three meals per day is provided.

Although Puerto Rican cooking is somewhat similar to both Spanish, Cuban and Mexican cuisine, it is a unique tasty blend of Spanish, African, Taíno, and American influences, using such indigenous seasonings and ingredients as coriander, papaya, cacao, nispero, apio, plantains, and yampee. Locals call their cuisine "cocina criolla".

Climate:
Located in the tropics, Puerto Rico has an average temperature of 82 degrees throughout the year with occasional light rain and periodic downpours. During the summer months the climate is hot and humid with a typical high in the 90's during the day and only drop into the 70's at night.

Travel Information:
Passports - Puerto Rico is a US territory, therefore passports are NOT required for US citizens.

Insurance - All participants are required to carry or purchase personal medical insurance.

World Servants will provide International Medical Insurance coverage. This insurance is in addition to personal coverage and is for emergencies only.

Arrival/Departure Taxes - These taxes are almost always included in the price of your airfare. Verify the status with your travel agent/airline before traveling.

Immunizations Required - Updated U.S. immunizations are sufficient (Polio and Tetanus)