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peru

Trip Information

Location:

Rural area outside of Cusco, Peru; Cachora, Peru; or Lima, Peru 
(three locations)

Dates:

Typically Saturday to Saturday.

Year round; Spring break, Fall Break, Summer.

Capacity:

Max group size of 20.

Price:

$899 plus airfare (cost details)

Ministry:

Medical clinics.

Local church partnership.

Servant Life partners with a local ministry in Peru that operates in three different parts of the country with a variety of ongoing ministry projects and needs, particularly in conjunction with local house churches and soon-to-be-planted churches.

Teams will fly into either Cusco or Lima and be serving either at a ministry center, an orphanage, or alongside our house church planters for the week. Cusco is in the 12,000-foot range of the Andes, and some physical demands should be considered as a team plans for this opportunity. Missional experiences will primarily focus on one of the three locations: a ministry center near the Cusco area, an orphanage about four to five hours outside of Cusco in Cachora that will be both a ministry site as well as a base camp for your team to go out and do community ministry (for more info on the difference in these sites, read below), or in Lima serving alongside our missionaries and church planters. It is best if teams have a healthy number of adults joining the trip, and teams should hold to conservative theological doctrine and be prepared to share testimonies, teach Bible lessons, and present the Gospel regularly throughout the trip. The house church network is constantly growing and many teams will be working in regions where new churches are being planted. Teams are encouraged to prepare for specific passages of Scripture to teach and preach, and bring an excitement for sharing their own journey of faith that is both contagious and consistent with biblical doctrine.

 

This trip in particular will focus on medical clinics, although there are also opportunities for non-medical people to be part of ministry as well (either supporting the clinics and ministering to those waiting, or doing outreach separate from the clinics).

What will my team be doing? 

Medical clinics are often hosted in public schools, churches, or even at facilities owned by our mission team. The church and missionaries will do the work of advertising for the clinic and inviting the community to attend; your role will be to host clinics by providing the medical expertise to see patients, help diagnose and treat their ailments, and show them the love of Christ. There are also roles for non-medical participants to be helping with the clinics, or if your team is large enough, your non-medical group could be at a separate ministry site doing things like VBS, evangelism, outreach, and light construction. 

What does a general weekly schedule look like?

  • Saturday. Travel day. Depart from the U.S. in the evening and arrive in Cusco or Lima Sunday morning. (Note: If your team wants to, you may be able to depart the U.S. on Friday evening so you are arriving to Cusco on Saturday morning, extending your trip by starting one day earlier).

  • Sunday. Rest in the morning. Afternoon ministry / evangelism. Evening worship services.

  • Monday - Thursday. Ministry days: medical clinics.

  • Thursday / Friday. Thursday is an opportunity for your team to visit Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountains, or other activities if you choose to do so. On Friday, most teams fly out of Cusco or Lia in the evening, so we will head to Cusco or Lima around lunch and have a full afternoon to spend going to the market and visiting the historic city square before heading to the airport.

  • Saturday. Arrive back to the U.S. from Friday night flight.

What does my cost include?

  • In-country transportation. In-country transportation. From the moment you land at the airport until the moment you leave, we will take you everywhere during the week. You will not need to arrange your own transportation, but teams should be prepared to do some walking as we navigate different villages and communities.

  • Housing. Your team will sleep in bunk bed style accommodations with access to hot showers and bathrooms.

  • Meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, every day! (Note: You need to pay for your own meals at the airport, while traveling, etc.)

  • Supplemental Traveler's Insurance. In the event of a medical emergency, you'll be covered with an international policy!

  • T-Shirt. Every participant gets an awesome mission trip t-shirt.

  • Pre-Trip Training Material. We provide training sessions, trip overview documents, assistance from our team of mission trip experts, and communication with in-country missionaries to make sure your group is fully prepared for your trip.

  • Pre, During, and Post-trip Devotionals. This 4-week printed missions journal will help every team member grow and encounter Christ.
     

Airfare is not included in the trip cost, but will be taken care of by Servant Life's travel agent who gets humanitarian rates and often free baggage. You may book on your own if you prefer to do so, but we ask to approve the itinerary first.

Note: The cost of medicine to be distributed at clinics is NOT included in the trip cost, and is an additional expense that you will be responsible for. The reason for this is that the cost of medicine can vary greatly depending on how large your medical team is and how many patients you plan to see over the course of the week. Generally the medicine is acquired in the U.S. and taken safely and legally into Guatemala by securing a letter from Customs before you travel (which we will do for you). You might even be able to have medicine donated or purchased at a significantly reduced rate.

Airfare is not included in the trip cost, but will be taken care of by Servant Life's travel agent who gets humanitarian rates and often free baggage. You may book on your own if you prefer to do so, but we ask to approve the itinerary first.

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