Why Do an Intergenerational (IG) Mission Trip?
When we think of short-term missions, our minds go to the work we do to help others. But the reality is, serving is about relationships. It’s not a task to perform. When we change our mindset that mission trips are about relationships, then God can work in a powerful way. An Intergenerational Mission Trip can be one of the most transformative events in a family’s life. Kids who participate in missions and service with their family are more likely to embrace a life of faith for a lifetime. Our IG trip to Costa Rica with Costa Rican Mission Projects is an ideal opportunity for people of all ages to get together and grow as a community of God and help us become the people God desires us to be.Robert Mercer, Pastor of Family Formation
Who Is Costa Rica Mission Projects (CRMP)?
CRMP is an organization run by Wil Bailey, a United Methodist Pastor serving as a missionary in Costa Rica. From building churches to providing daily necessities for the people in their community, Wil and Yolanda have dedicated their lives to serving God through their presence, prayers, gifts, and service and they provide opportunities for volunteer work teams to make an impact on their world.
While the most visible result of work teams is often the structures they build, Will and Yolanda are equally as concerned about the relationships that are built between teams and their host churches. You are not simply imported foreign labor. You are invited to participate in the church’s embodyment of being the one Body of Christ!
What Does a Typical Day Look Like?
- 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast (all meals are prepared and provided by CRMP)
- 8:00 a.m. – Morning Devotions
- 8:30 a.m. – Team Meeting (responsibilities and work is outlined)
- 9:00 a.m. – Begin Work Day
- 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
- 1:30 p.m. – Work Continues & VBS for Children Begins (team splits)
- 4:30 p.m. – Work Day Ends
- 6:00 p.m. – Dinner
- 7:00 p.m. – Evening Devotions (one night, we attend church)
- 8:00 p.m. – Games and Fellowship
- 10:00 p.m. – Lights Out
How Much Does the Trip Cost?
The total trip cost is $1000 and a $100 deposit due at sign-up. Passports are required for this trip. In pre-trip meetings, we’ll handle all the details (including copies of passports, medical forms and background checks) for all adults. High School students that have been on a mission trip before can attend without a parent. Students (as young as third grade) must attend with a parent.
How Do I Register?
We’ve filled our spots for the 2020 trip (May 23-30)! However, you’re welcome to jump on our waiting list in the event we have reservation changes or additional space.