July 2018 Nicaragua Mission Trip Scheduled

November 21, 2017

July 2018 Nicaragua Mission Trip
Dan Dolan
Executive Director of the Nicaragua Covenant
A mission team of 12-15 volunteers are needed for a summer 2018 mission trip.  This short-term mission trip (7-8 days) to Nicaragua is planned for July of 2018, on, or about July 7th – 14th (dates may vary based on ticket prices).  Volunteers will be joining a blended group from all over New England.  I will be serving as the UMVIM team leader. 
At present we have five volunteers signed up, including two teens. A blended team of youth and adults would be the perfect balance. A minimum age of 15 is strongly suggested for youth. 
The details of the itinerary are currently tentative, but the trip will include a time for cultural/historical education, shopping and sights around Managua, as well as 2-3 days working on a service project. The planned project work may involve travel to a rural area in Nicaragua and spending a night or two lodging in a rustic setting.  For an idea of what the experience is like, see www.nicaraguacovenant.org for recent delegation photos and stories. 
The all-inclusive average cost (airfare, lodging, food, transport, and translator) for mission team trips in 2017 was approximately $1300-1400 per person.  Airfare is the biggest portion of this cost and is subject to change.  A passport is all that is required for entry into Nicaragua. We will plan on coordinating our air travel to match the selected arrival and departure dates.  A commitment deposit of $100 per person will be required in early January.
Team safety is always paramount and this includes access to safe vehicles, accommodations, food, and water.  Please contact me soon if you are interested in joining the team, or if you have any questions.  Dan Dolan: daniel_dolan_66@msn.com