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Short Term Missions FAQs
How much will my trip cost?
Trip costs vary depending on factors such as airfare and the type of work your group will be doing. Team leaders provide this information during orientation so you know how much it will cost you to participate on a short term mission trip to Nicaragua. Typically, the trip cost includes airfare, lodging, meals, translators, and some insurance coverage.
What travel documents do I need to enter Nicaragua?
A valid passport is required to enter Nicaragua. If you do not currently have a passport, one must be obtained no later than your first training session. If you currently have a passport, it must be valid (not expired) within 6 months prior to the trip departure date.
For information on obtaining a passport, visit the US Department of State website.
You will also need $10.00 US in cash for a tourist card upon entrance to Nicaragua.
What vaccinations will I need to travel to Nicaragua?
No vaccinations are required for Nicaragua, however a current tetanus shot and anti-malaria medicine is recommended. Typhoid and Hepatitis vaccinations are also encouraged.
For more information about vaccinations for Central America, go to the Centers for Disease Control website here and navigate to information specific for Nicaragua.
What can I expect on my mission trip?
We have established a long-term relationship with three wonderful men of God, in and around Managua, Nicaragua. Each of these men serves as pastor of at least one church and as Administrator of a Christian School. One pastor’s ministry also includes administration of a children’s home.
Many of the Nicaragua trips are focused mainly on construction and or expansion of the schools, churches, nearby homes, or the children’s home. These trips present ministry opportunities other than construction, however. Additional ministry opportunities include, but are not limited to, children’s ministry, youth sports programs, and special needs programs. Your team leaders will work closely with the Nicaragua Resource Network to determine which activities best suit your group and where you will placed to serve.
Can you tell me a little about the setting, or culture of Nicaragua?
The people of Nicaragua have experienced natural disasters and war throughout most of their history. Yet they are resilient, friendly people, and their faith and joy in the Lord are apparent as we worship and minister together. Teams work in areas of extreme poverty where the needs are many. We continue to witness a true difference being made in lives as children are fed and educated – and we are given a true opportunity to break out of the cycle of poverty which they have seen their whole lives.
Food and lodging accommodations for the teams are at La Quinta, which provides a comfortable setting for the briefing and de-briefing each day. Ground transportation is provided by vans and buses for our use. The weather is hot year-round. The people speak Spanish and translators on the leadership team will help you to communicate with the people you meet. Building of long-term friendships with families and sponsorship of children occur often and are encouraged.
What is the official language of Nicaragua?
The official language spoken in Nicaragua is Spanish.
What are the average temperatures of Nicaragua?
The area between the lakes and the Pacific Ocean is dry and has little precipitation. The temperatures vary between 81F and 90F in the rainy season from May to October, and between 86F and 95F in the dry season from November to April.
Can I use my hair dryer?
The electrical voltage of outlets in Nicaragua is 110V. But you may just be hot enough to pass on using the hair dryer.