Student Mission Trip
March 2021 | Costa Rica, Central America
UPDATE: Due to the worldwide COVID-19 virus we had to postpone our mission trip. After hours of prayer and planning, we are moving it back to Spring break (just one year later) in March 2021.
Why go on this missions trip? A mission trip is an incredible experience that opens eyes, soften hearts, and changes lives! No ministry, experience, or lesson can compare to a short term mission trip in growing a student’s faith. It not only expands a student’s faith but it unites a ministry and fuels the passion for the lost when the team gets back home. Mission trips are a pillar of First MB Students and we desire every student to go on a mission trip before they graduate.
COSTA RICA: (from Praying Pelicans) The beauty of Costa Rica will captivate and inspire you as you serve here on your mission trip this year. While partnering with local pastors and churches, your mission trip team will be able to make a difference in the lives of those they serve and experience a life change themselves. We have developed genuine partnerships with leaders in Costa Rica who are praying for groups like yours to come serve alongside them in their communities. When you come to Costa Rica with Praying Pelican Missions, you will be given the opportunity to lift up the pastors who are invested in their communities every day while sharing the love of Christ with those you meet in tangible ways. It doesn't matter if your group is made up of families, youth, college students, adults, or people of every age; your group will be able to serve in Costa Rica with ease. Our Praying Pelican Missions staff are well equipped to make sure the logistics for your missions trip in Costa Rica will be taken care of so you can focus completely on your mission trip and the dynamics of your group. As you minister in Costa Rica, your mission trip will be catered to meet the needs of the local community while utilizing your unique gifts. From children's ministry and evangelism to community clean up efforts and prayer walking, you will be able to find a balance of the ministries you feel are appropriate for your mission trip team. For more information click here.
Who Can Participate? We have 36 spots going because that was the original team from spring break. The team will be formed FIRST by the original members (they will need to register below). We will then be adding any person who wants to join us on this new date.
What is the estimated cost and what does it all include? For all new members: $695 plus airfare for new members. This will include all lodging, food, transportation, ministry site supplies, t-shirt, and even a fun day. (For original members it's your original cost if there were any funds not raised left) BIG DISCOUNT: Since we have already purchased 36 tickets if there is less than 36 people going the cost will be substantially cheaper for new members. MAYBE EVEN CHEAPER THAN $695! And any cost over 36 people will be divided out among all new members so the cost will be cheaper as well.
By applying, am I committing to the trip? No, you are not committing by submitting your application. The application indicates your interest in being considered for the trip. After the application deadline, you will receive another email either confirming your place on the team or indicating we were unable to place you and why.
What if I was signed up to go on the original date last year?
Your spot will be waiting for you unless you decide not to go. Once that happens we will open up your spot for a possible new team member. There is a high probability that there will be no refunds available for any money raised because airfare and mission organization do not have a return policy.
If I didn't sign up before, can I join the team now?
YES! With a new date, we are opening registration up again! Just click the registration button that says "FIRST TIME". The cost will be $695 plus airfare. But the cost may be cheaper than that. If we have less than the original 36 spots going we will divide out the already fundraised funds to all new team members. So don't let funds hold you back!
Will we cancel again?
If the Church, CDC, both governments, and the mission organization say we will go then we will go! Safety will always be a priority but we will not postpone a 3rd time, we are either going to Costa Rica in March 2021 or we will cancel the trip permanently.
What if the schools do not offer a full week for spring break?
Unfortunately, we cannot plan for every alternative, but we are going either way. With school starting a month late we are not sure what Spring Break will look like for everyone or even if all the school's breaks even match up for the same amount of time. We will be going in March of 2021 no matter if your school matches up to the dates that work best for the organization. We will however try to make the decision that is best for everyone.
What are the participant requirements?
- Must have a passion to grow their faith in Jesus
- Must be a regular attending senior high student or adult sponsor
- Personal health insurance
- Completed online application (due by Nov. 10)
- Attend all team meetings
- Send out support letters (or pay 100% out of pocket)
- Valid passport book (not card)
- Share your testimony/story with the team
Information and Team Meeting:
(Open to any student, and the parents who is planning ongoing or still thinking about going)
Sunday, October 25 at 11am in the Activity Center.
Check out our previous mission trips: