Dispatch Project will be organizing a service and learning trip to Nicaragua, June 20-29.  Much like our trip in October we will be serving at The Nehemiah CenterNicaragua Christian Academy, and Tesoros De Dios.

Our primary focus will be supporting these organizations using the specific skill set of the team members. This may include computer technical support, teacher training, working with children (including those with special needs), writing, marketing, or light construction.

“Going to Nicaragua was an incredible experience – every aspect – seeing the country, learning about the culture, growing as a team, listening to the missionaries share their testimonies of God’s faithfulness, and seeing God at work.”

–Tammy Veenstra, Teacher, Heritage Christian School

A unique component of this trip is the focus not only on serving but also learning. Team members will participate in a group book study before the trip, discussing issues such as poverty and the role of short term mission trips. While in Nicaragua, the team will learn more about the country’s history as well as its current social, economic, and political challenges. The goal is a trip that is mutually beneficial—team members use their unique gifts to serve each organization and the organizations provide learning opportunities for each participant throughout the week.

This trip is ideal for people with an interest in education, IT, Spanish, or for anyone that has a heart for service in a cross-cultural setting. You’ll spend a lot of time with the people and immerse in the culture of Nicaragua.

The total cost of the trip is $2,000 which covers airfare, a $500 donation to the organizations being served, all meals, lodging, in-country transportation, a translator who will travel with the team, and team outings. The cost is 100% tax deductible.

For more information, please contact Brady Fopma at brady [at] fopma.net