INTERESTED IN A SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIP?
More than 12,000 people have had a Life-Changing Mission Experience. Our teams consist of groups from Evangelical Churches, Schools, Universities, and Businesses rather than individuals signing up for a mission trip.
From the moment your plane touches down, to wheels back up on the runway, your mission experience with Chosen Children is more than a “trip”. Step off the plane and step into a 24/7, plan with purpose, 365 days a year ministry that is laying the building blocks of the kingdom in Nicaragua heart by heart. The core of our ministry is planting churches, mobilizing teams from the U.S., and disciple Believers in Christ. Our goal in church planting is more than just the planning and construction. We don’t want to just drop it on the map. Our goal is to create working communities where the people of Nicaragua can break the chains of multi-generational physical, emotional, and spiritual poverty.
We personally guide your team from the preparation to the ministry on the ground, our amazing staff is with you every step of the way. We take care of transportation, lodging, food, translators, and more so that you can concentrate on ministry.
What is a typical mission trip?
Can I sign up as an individual for a trip?
No, not at this time. A typical short-term mission team consists of groups from churches, schools, universities and businesses rather than individuals signing up for a trip.
What does it cost?
The cost is $650/person for an eight day period. This fee is typically collected by your Team Leader.
Where will I stay and what will I eat?
CCM owns and operates all our facilities and vehicles. All of our staff are CCM employees as well. We have two locations – Masaya & Leon. Each location is unique and have a resort-like atmosphere. Our campuses are gated and have 24-hour security. Rooms are air-conditioned, with flushing toilets, showers and fresh water. Each campus has air-conditioned vehicles and work trucks. Additionally, each campus has english-speaking staff and cooks.
How does air travel work?
Logistically, it is better for teams to get their own travel. Many airlines offer group rates. This is something that you will want to confirm early in your planning. Teams should fly into the Managua (MGA) airport.
Is it safe?
Nicaragua is rated as the safest country in Central America. The people are very kind and gracious. We have two security guards on duty 24 hours a day on our campuses. Everyone should stay with their team and NEVER walk off by themselves. Most team leaders use a buddy system to make sure that everyone has someone to remind them to stay with the team. It also helps to do a head count each time you get on the bus.
Can I drink the water?
We are fortunate enough to have our own artesian water supply. You can brush your teeth and shower with no worries! Consequently, the staff will have ice water all during the day to offer. We also have an ice machine on campus where you can fill your own water bottle up each day. You will also have cold water available on the work sites.
What should I wear?
Nicaragua is tropical climate and warm year-round. Believe it or not, long pants and long sleeve shirts made of lightweight material are the best clothes to wear when working.
Do I need a passport and shots?
What if I'm under the age of 18?
If you are under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by an adult who will sign our documentation and be responsible for your well-being.
WHAT ABOUT COVID-19 in Nicaragua?
The economic effect of COVID-19 has been devastating to families in Nicaragua. The virus itself has been minimal country-wide. In the remote communities where we serve, it has been almost non-existent. With the guidance of our full-time staff physician, Dr. Ariana Cordero, we continue to take precautions with the wearing of masks, appropriate social distancing and the sanitazion of our entire campuses.