MISSION TRIPS

Save the Date:

October 8-14-17

Mission Trip details to come!

 

TRAVEL WITH US

We invite you to experience the joy that only mission travel can offer: first-hand contribution to the advancement of health and well-being of poor and disadvantaged people in Nicaragua. You will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with other team members and learn firsthand about the amazing things God is doing here. You will be meeting and supporting the missionaries who are working to further God’s purpose.

A child’s smile, the look of gratitude in a parent’s eyes, the hug at the end of a Vacation Bible School; the gratitude of a missionary when much needed construction has been accomplished – these are but a few of the rewards you might receive. You will share moments that can connect you to an individual, a family, a missionary, and God’s Larger World in a special way.

Austin Samaritans usually takes two mission trips each year – in April and October. These are open to anyone with a heart for those caught in poverty, sexual abuse and exploitation, illness, homelessness, and who have a desire to love these people in Christ’s name. Spanish is helpful but not necessary.

Travel with Austin Samaritans to Nicaragua and know the joy of bringing Christ’s love and hope to His children in this beautiful, but impoverished, country.

MISSION TRIP INFORMATION

All participants are required to submit a Trip Application along with the attached Liability Release and Conduct & Dress Code forms.  The application identifies the team flights. All team members will travel on these designated team flights.

TRIP COST

The trip cost is $650/person plus the airfare and cost of travel/health insurance. Airfare to Managua is usually $600–$900, depending on date of purchase. Travel/health insurance is required; it can be purchased at the same time your airline ticket is purchased and is approximately $55.

INTERESTED?

Please contact us at the Austin Samaritans office at (512) 465-2073 or e-mail us here:  info@austinsamaritans.org.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

Anyone with a heart to share Christ’s love and help those less fortunate. The trip is open to adults and youth 12 years or older, if accompanied by a parent.

Spanish is very helpful, but not necessary. One’s health should allow for working in hot temperatures (80ºs–90ºs) without air conditioning.

WHAT WILL WE DO?

There will be opportunities at several of the missions we support to:

  • Participate in construction or refurbishing projects.

  • Interact with students through a variety of educational and fun activities.

  • Interact with missions and non-profit organizations that are meeting critical needs of the Nicaraguan people in the area of medical care, education, and care for the most vulnerable members of society.

  • Worship with the Christian mission community in Managua.

  • Meet and encourage the missionaries and administrators of the mission programs.

 

Angelica receiving her new glasses.

Angelica receiving her new glasses.

CAN'T GO BUT WANT TO HELP?

There are several ways to participate even if you cannot go on the trip. You can:

  • Pray for those going on the trip and for those they will serve in Nicaragua.

  • Spread the word about the trip.

  • Provide items to distribute on the trip.

  • Donate frequent flyer miles.

  • Make a partial or full trip payment as a scholarship for someone who cannot afford to go.

 

MISSION TRIP SUPPLIES

Whenever Austin Samaritans takes a mission trip to Nicaragua, much appreciated supplies are carried in with the group.  These items vary with the trip and can range from school supplies for students and teachers, toiletries for cancer patients, toys and clothing for young children, and other items.

The collection of items for mission trips is a wonderful project for individuals and families—also for Sunday School classes, organizations, and a group of friends.

The types of items needed for the next mission trip will be posted several months before the trip.  You may check back on the website or contact the Austin Samaritans office: