Spring Break Mission Trip
Dates - March 23-March 30st, 2019
Location - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Price: $675 (Includes plane flight, housing, meals and transportation)
Initial deposit of $50 due by Feb. 11th at 3pm.
Second deposit of $50 due by Feb. 20th.
Final Payment due March 20th
Invest your Spring Break in something eternal…the people of Puerto Rico! Students reaching students to reach the world for Christ.
What will we be doing?
Most of our ministry focus will be on bringing the Gospel to students on campuses in San Juan and helping to launch ministries on those campuses. We will link arms with some students and leaders in country who want to reach their campus for Christ and help them expand and start campus ministries. You will get some great practical experience in sharing your faith and you may have the chance to train Puerto Rican students how they can share their faith. We will also spend one day doing some service work in partnership with local churches or ministries as a way to bless the people of San Juan.
When we aren’t doing ministry on campus or in the community we will have time to spend with God, learning from His Word, resting, exploring the city, experiencing the culture, trying new food, enjoying the beach and warm weather, and spending time together in community.
General Schedule for the week:
Saturday - Leave Boston in the morning - arrive to San Juan in the afternoon - check into hotel.
Sunday - Visit a local church - explore the city
Monday-Thursday - ministry days
Friday - day off - go to beach or other fun activity
Saturday, March 30th, head to airport and fly back to Boston (arrive early evening)
This is what is included in the cost:
Round trip airfare
Lodging for 7 nights
Ground transportation while in the country
Trip Insurance (this will cover and medical emergencies you may have)
We will be staying in a local hotel in San Juan, Dreams Hotel
You will not need a Passport or Visa to travel here. It is a U.S. Territory. If you are an international student you will be able to travel here without any having to get any new documents.
PACKING LIST - this will be posted soon. Your flight will include one checked bag and one carry on.
How to raise funds to pay for the remaining cost of the trip:
Many of us have raised financial support to help fund this missions trip. Friends, family, and churches have been very enthusiastic about giving to help send students on our Spring Break trips. Basically, this entails sending out letters to people about your trip and asking them to partner with you and send you on the trip. We will give you more information on how to do this.
Here is a sample support letter you can edit and send to people. Sample Letter
Here are instructions on how to go about raising financial support: Support Raising Instructions
If people want to give have them follow the instructions at www.mitcru.com/give. This is the preferred option for giving, if possible.
They can also send you a check directly - payable to you or Cru. If that is that case have them mail you a check we will help you process those donations accordingly.
Your deposits paid can be reimbursed to you if you raise the funds to cover your costs.
We do have some limited additional scholarship money set aside to help those in financial need. You can apply for scholarship funds here. Feel free to email Chris at cswanson[at]mit.edu with any questions.