Central America

Puerto Rico

Mission Trips

Age Range: Group Trips Ages 11+, Family Mission Trips Ages 6+

Starting Price: $645

Trip Types: Group Trips, Family Trips

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Community Overview

From the 200 foot cliffs of Cabo Rojo to the ancient streets of San Juan - Puerto Rico is known to be a wonderful tourist destination and to have a relaxed Caribbean culture. However, life on this island is not what you see in the travel magazines.

Nearly half of the population in this beautiful island lives below the poverty line and struggle to find jobs. In 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated the nation - the power grid for the entire island was destroyed, leaving 3.4 million U.S. citizens in the dark. About 6% of the population fled Puerto Rico as a result of Maria, that's over 200,00 people.

This tragedy left Puerto Ricans frightened, confused, and hopeless. As they continue to recover, will you share the hope of Jesus in Puerto Rico?

COVID Payment Protection

In order to best serve you and empower you to serve others, we're offering no-hassle refunds for all our groups for the next year. We'll work directly with you to make sure you are well taken care of. Details on this policy here.

Details & Logistics

Your team will partner with a local church that's dedicated to bringing the love of Jesus to their community. Here are just a few of the things you'll get the opportunity to do in Puerto Rico:

  • Work Projects: Hurricane Maria left thousands of families without homes. Help with small construction projects on homes affected by Hurricane Maria and minister to those who are still recovering.
  • Community Outreach: Visit the homes of those affected by Maria and hear their story. Pray with them, encourage them and share a meal with them.
  • Children's Ministry: You will have the opportunity to serve families in the community through Vacation Bible School. Your team will work with a local church to plan songs, games, crafts, and Bible lessons for children in the barrio near your host ministry.
  • Prayer Walks: Serve alongside a local church and reach out to their community with them. Discover the power of prayer and learn more about God's heart as you pray for the u0147barriou0148 as you walk.

Your team will stay at one of our partners' churches where you will have access to bathrooms and showers. Bedding will either be on the church floor (bring a mat and sleeping bag) or in a bunkhouse (bring a sleeping bag).

The food will depend on the location. One church will have a Catering company prepare the breakfast and the dinner. Then the teams will prepare their lunch with PB and Jelly, and ham and cheese sandwiches. Other host churches will have one or two ladies prepare breakfast and dinner. Break will usually be cereal, eggs, fruits, juice and coffee. Dinners will usually be rice and beans with chicken, spaghetti, salads, vegetables, pasta, pizza and other typical Puertorrican foods.

Your team will fly into San Juan and drive to the ministry site from there. All ground transportation will need to be arranged based on your team's needs and is in addition to this trip cost. As a reference point, in 2022 a 15 passenger van cost about $1,600 and a 7 passenger van cost about $800. We can connect you with our preferred rental company.

The safety of our participants is a top priority for us. We have both an internal Risk Management team and external Risk Management consultants. We use a multi-pronged approach to risk management - including monitoring information from reporting agencies and relying on the knowledge of our ministry partners. In addition to our own protocols (e.g., students must be with an adult at all times), our ministry hosts and partners will provide trip specific safety guidelines for the particular trip location. Our Project Leaders are trained in risk management and have access to both on-field and home-office support.

$500 Deposit: This deposit is required to reserve your trip. At this point, you will lock in your trip and we will keep in touch with you going forward about preparation. This deposit is applied to the total cost of your trip.

50% Payment: Half of your total trip cost will need to be paid 2 months before your trip.

100% Payment: The remaining balance is due 1 month before your trip.

Sample Schedule

Sample Schedule

Testimonials

Eliana AlmarioJune, 2019 - Adult Trip
Eliana Almario

I wish the trip was longer! Overall, it was a great experience and a testament of God's kingdom. The Project Leader was a fantastic encourager for us all. What I enjoyed the most about the trip was the community and collaboration of the team- we had a blast working together.

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Collette KonkelJuly, 2019 - Adult Trip
Collette Konkel

Our project leader was amazing in all areas of our trip. I enjoyed the entire trip. I grew both in my faith and did things I never did before + stretched my faith + life. The accommodations were great and the food was so good. It was amazing and a true blessing to me and our group.

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Madelyn HarrisJuly, 2019 - Youth Trip
Madelyn Harris

This week, when we were at the Plaza handing out water bottles, I got to pray for the domino club there and I got to pray for all of Puerto Rico, which I have never done before. So that was a big stretch for me. And I am proud of myself for praying in front of a lot of people.

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