Nicaragua 2018 Mission Trip Information

Short-Term Christian/Medical Mission

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” – Matthew 28:19

2018 Trip Itinerary

Saturday 2/3  Fly from Atlanta on Delta #369 arriving in Managua at about 8:35 PM – Board our bus and go directly to Hotel Camino Real and check in – No group dinner planned for this night – Computer room is available at lobby, and also Wi-Fi.

Sunday 2/4  Breakfast buffet any time 6:00 to 7:30 – Devotional 7:30 to 8:00 – Travel to church in Managua for morning worship – Lunch plans to be announced – Team meeting in the afternoon (pill-packing as needed) – Dinner at 6:00 at hotel or at a nice local restaurant – No ministry planned  for the evening.

Monday 2/5  Breakfast buffet 6:00 to 7:00 – Devotional 7:00 to 7:30 – Board bus and depart hotel at 7:45 for San Juan (45 min. away) – Hold medical/dental clinic at Clínica San Juan and VBS in nearby church (Pastor Oscar) – Prayer ministry at the clinic – Construction project at Pastor Oscar’s church – Lunch will be provided – Home Outreach teams will go out into the community after lunch – Depart for the hotel at about 4:00 – Dinner at hotel and debrief.

Tuesday 2/6  Just like Monday in San Juan – All VBS kids will get new pair of school shoes (we wash their feet and give them new shoes and socks) – Return to hotel at 4:00 – Dinner at hotel and debrief.

Wednesday 2/7  Breakfast buffet 6:00 to 7:00 – Devotional 7:00 to 7:30 – A couple of options will be offered this day – Possible trips to a local Market, or to Volcano National Park.

Thursday 2/8  Breakfast buffet 6:00 to 7:00 – Devotional 7:00 to 7:30 – Board bus and depart hotel at 7:45 for Cristo Rey (45 min. away) – Hold  medical/dental clinic at Clínica Betesda and VBS at Pastor Carlos’s church – Prayer ministry at the clinic – Construction project? – Lunch will be provided – Home Outreach teams will go out into the community after lunch – Depart for the hotel at about 4:00 – Dinner at hotel and debrief.

Friday 2/9  Just like Thursday in Cristo Rey – All VBS kids will get new pair of school shoes (we wash their feet and give them new shoes and socks) – Return to hotel at 4:00 – Everyone back at the Camino Real for our Team Banquet 6:30.

Saturday 2/10  Saturday morning we have a very early breakfast and depart for airport to fly back home.

Mission Trip Application

February 3-10, 2018

For more information, contact:

Manny Rodriguez

Director of Missions & Outreach
803.451.4605
mrodriguez@nepres.com

Chris Shull

Mission Leader
colaland1@sc.rr.com

Mission cost: $1,250, ($625-student sharing room with 2 adults)  This pays for just about everything in Nicaragua: hotels, meals, bottled water, ground transportation, busses, vans, trucks and drivers and fuel, translators, local missionaries that help us, expenses for Nicaraguan nationals that help us, all expenses for VBS for about 200 children, cost for medicine and supplies for clinics, busses to bring in patients, baggage fees, Home Outreach supplies, construction supplies, Bibles and tracts etc.

Make all checks to N.E.P.C. but give them to Chris Shull or Manny Rodriguez. You can solicit donations from your friends and relatives to help you with the costs. Mail checks to: Chris Shull, 1313 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29223 phone 803-463-2555

Passport: You absolutely must have a valid passport to travel to Nicaragua.  The expiration date MUST be later than August 10, 2018.

Minors: Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Airfare:  Your airfare and purchasing your ticket is your responsibility.   Secure your ticket as soon as you can because usually the cost goes up the closer we get to the trip. The recommended airline is Delta.  We want you to arrive in Managua on Saturday February 3 on Delta flight #369 out of Atlanta, and depart Managua on Saturday, February 10 on Delta flight #370.  You may decide to take a different airline to Managua but be sure to tell us your plans so we can be at the airport to pick you upWe must have at least 15 of our team to fly on Delta #369 to help take duffel bags with supplies, all arriving at the same time in order to get through Nicaraguan customs.

The Mission’s Mission Statement:  This is first and foremost an evangelical mission.  We are going to a third-world country that does not have the advantages we have in the U.S.A.  We are working with local pastors to attract people who are disadvantaged to come and experience Christian love in action and to hear the good news of the gospel.  Our hope is to encourage the believers and help the local church bring more souls into the Kingdom, to help grow the local church and to demonstrate through our efforts the love of Christ.  We want to spread the word to all who will come, “Jesus te ama” (Jesus loves you).  Our second goal is to bring American Christians to a 3rd world environment, outside of their comfort zone, away from the distractions of everyday life, compelled to be dependent on God, and to bond with other Christians as they serve the Nicaraguan people. We hope that our team will return strengthened spiritually, and perhaps become more deliberate in their walk with God and their service to His church here and abroad.

2018 Mission Trip Application

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