Encuentro Missions provides mission opportunities for teens and families. For the past 50 years, we have facilitated trips in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Peru. Over 250,000 students have participated, resulting in more than 2 million children and adults hearing the Gospel message through Encuentro events.
In 2018, we will be sending teams to two new countries: Guatemala and Costa Rica. You get to choose to which country you will bring your team. We will have teams in both countries during two one week periods: June 30 through July 7 and July 7 through July 14. All Costa Rica spots have been filled. The second week in Guatemala is currently full. If you would like to register a team, you must choose to bring them to Guatemala, June 30 through July 7.
MISSION IN GUATEMALA
Teams serving in the country of Guatemala will be based out of Guatemala City. Centro Cristiano de Convenciones Guatemala will provide housing for our teams. We will be partnering with local churches to provide VBS programs and sports clinics to the communities. Light construction projects are planned, and church planting will take place in the area. We will have teams in Guatemala during our two trip dates: June 30 through July 7 and July 7 through July 14. The second week is currently full. If you would like to register a team, you must choose to bring them June 30 through July 7.
Team leaders can join a presite trip to Guatemala on October 16-19, 2017.
MISSION IN COSTA RICA
Our Costa Rican mission teams will be working in and around the city of San Jose. Housing for these teams will be provided by Seminario Nazareno de las Américas. With the help of local churches, we will facilitate sports clinics and VBS programs for the children in these communities. Our teams will also be engaged in light construction projects and church planting. We will have teams in Costa Rica during our two trip dates: June 30 through July 7 and July 7 through July 14. All spots in Costa Rica are currently filled.
Team leaders can join a presite trip to Costa Rica on September 18-21, 2017.
If you are a team leader, consider joining us for a presite trip. These trips will include a visit to some of the future projects, a stay at the seminary, and worship time with our brothers and sisters from our partner churches. This trip will give you a good feel for the country and what you can expect when bringing your team next summer. The following are dates for the presite trip in each country:
Costa Rica: Arrive on Monday, September 18 and depart on Thursday, September 21.
Guatemala: Arrive on Monday, October 16 and depart on Thursday, October 19.
Cost: $100 and includes travel in the country, meals once in the country, and lodging. You can mail a check or pay online. With service fees, the cost to pay online is $105. See the Make a Payment section below for our mailing address or pay online. When paying online, select “Presite Payment” from the Type of Payment dropdown box.
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Team Registration: $200 by September 1, 2017
Cost per Participant*:
*For special family rates, contact the Encuentro office at (219) 299-3149.
Suggested Payment Schedule for Super Early Bird Rate:
The individual registration cost covers insurance and training materials, as well as meals, lodging, and transportation while on site.
Make a Payment
You can make payments by check or online (with a service fee).
Checks can be made out to Encuentro and mailed to:
P.O. Box 1755
Valparaiso, IN 46384
Online payments can be made through PayPal using your credit or debit card. There is a $10 service fee for Team Registration online payments, $5 service fee for Presite Payments, and a $20 service fee for each Super Early Bird Individual Registration online payment. There is no service fee if you mail a check to Encuentro Missions.
Register Your Team
If you’re planning on bringing a mission team to Guatemala or Costa Rica, register your group today. The cost for team registration is $200 ($210 when paying online). If you need assistance with making your team’s travel plans, contact Nancy at (708) 990-3078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register Team Members
Once you’ve assembled your team, register your team members. The cost per participant is $625 when paid by December 1, 2017.