Missions Trip Dates: June 23 – August 10 — Work/Evangelism
What a privilege it will be to help build a safe haven for children!
Boot Camp training in Florida comes first, after which you will fly south from Miami International Airport, over the Caribbean Sea and down the coast of the South American continent to Lima, Peru’s capital city.
To get to the mission trip project site, this team then flies through Cuzco, a beautiful Spanish colonial town located 12,000 feet up in the Andes Mountains, which is the gateway to Machu Picchu, and then on to Puerto Maldonado, a city situated in the Amazon jungle of Peru, close to the border of Bolivia.
The project is to build a dorm for the Jesús Mi Buen Pastor Children’s Home, a few miles outside the city. The Children’s Home, with God’s help, rescues many children who have been abandoned and face the horrors of prostitution and exploitation. This is a primitive experience as you will be sleeping in tents, washing and bathing in a river, and will be without a source of electricity.You will enjoy fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ on weekends and have opportunities to share God’s love and grace using puppets, music and drama.
After your project you return to Cuzco for a three-night stay. You will take a spectacular train trip to Machu Picchu, “The Lost City of the Incas”, a pre-Colombian Inca site discovered in 1911 located 8000’ above sea level! If you get the opportunity, be sure to barter for last-minute souvenirs of hand- painted ceramics, sweaters and blankets made from alpaca wool, wood carvings and baskets at the huge open-air Inca Market in Lima.
Project Expense: $3890 U.S. plus Registration Fee