Student Mission Trip


March 14 - 20, 2020 (Spring Break Week) | Costa Rica, Central America 

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.  

Why Spring Break?  We prefer Spring Break week over the summer because that way it doesn't compete with camp, vacation, or other big events.  We also found it easier to go to hotter climate areas during the spring.

Who Can Participate? We only have 30 spots available so we have to limit this trip to senior high students who regularly attend AXIS.

How will the team be formed?  Each person must fill out the online application and permission slip form with their parents by November 4.  However, since spots are limited, it will have two levels of filling out the team.  The first level is “first come first serve” with the application so don’t wait to apply online.  The second level is providing preference with upperclassmen since underclassmen (freshmen/sophomore) will have more chances to go on a trip in the future.  

What is the estimated cost and what does it all include? The estimated cost is $695 plus airfare.  This will include all lodging, food, transportation, ministry site supplies, t-shirt, and even a fun day.  A final cost will be decided later.  

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. 

When am I officially committed? Your space on the team is not reserved until you pay the $$ non-refundable deposit.

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. 4)
  • 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

Our information sheet to learn more!


 Registration is now open!


Check out our previous mission trips: