El Crucero, Nicaragua - Highpoint International Trip 2017

Opportunity Overview

Come join the Highpoint team to serve the impoverished village of El Crucero in Nicaragua! Our Nicaraguan ministry partners include a large Managua church with a vibrant youth ministry, a smaller local church in the village, and the staff of La Clinica Susie Syke, a non-profit medical clinic that serves the El Crucero area. Together we seek to bless the community through two main outreach areas:

  • Children's ministry: on a given day, 120+ children come to a vacation bible school type program, including songs, crafts, lessons, and games. A lot of energy!
  • Teens ministry: if you have a heart and talent for teen outreach, your skills are valuable! Teens in Nicaragua tend to suffer from depression and a sense of no opportunity, yet they show up when there's a crowd!

Our team will also participate in several general community outreach efforts, including assisting in a weekly children's feeding program and a special day of providing food baskets to local families and praying with/ for them. As needed, we also take on specific maintenance projects for the medical/dental clinic.

El Crucero is located 30 minutes south of Managua, which is the capital city of Nicaragua. Nicaragua is considered the second-poorest country in the western hemisphere.

If you are a Highpoint leader or a Highpoint student, we want YOU on this mission trip! Registration closes February 20th!  Come join us!

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Cost: $1,800.00 due 5/14/2017

Application Fee: $50.00

Name Description Location Date Required?
Highpoint Mission Trip Meeting! Our FIRST Highpoint Mission Trip Meeting! All leaders going on the trip will be in attendance and we invite all students and their parents to come! This will be a time where we get to know one another, share about the trip and our service partners and cover all safety/logistics. We will also discuss fundraising for the trip! Really looking forward to seeing you all there! Room 170 at Cherry Hills Community Church (across from the gym). Mar 12 2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM MDT Yes
Nicaragua Meeting 2! Mission trip participants only. Our 2rd meeting to discuss Helping without Hurting on Short Term Missions! Room 170 at CHCC. Apr 9 2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM MDT Yes
Nicaragua Meeting 3! Mission trip participants only. Our 3rd meeting to discuss Helping without Hurting on Short Term Missions! Room 170 at CHCC Apr 30 2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM MDT Yes
Nicaragua Meeting 4! Mission trip participants AND parents. Our final meeting before departing on our trip to Nicaragua!! Room 170 at CHCC May 30 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM MDT Yes
Form Description Due Date Required?
Minor To Leave With No Parents Please turn into the team leader 2/13/2017 Required
Minor To Leave With One Parent Please turn in to the team leader 2/13/2017 Required
Background Check Please turn in to the Team Leader 4/15/2017 Required
Scholarship Application All students (including college) can use this form to apply for a trip scholarship. 3/30/2017
El Crucero, Nicaragua Fundraising Deposit Form Use this form to document your donations from fundraising.
8.5 x 14 Fundraising Letter Template Apply your personal fundraising letter text over the top of this template and save. Attach completed letter to an email for sending electronically. Or, print out and send by postal mail.
Song sheet 2016
Nicaragua Information Packet 2017 This document includes travel information, itinerary, flight information, contacts, packing list, future meeting dates, etc.
  1. Passport; background check
  1. Each participant must participate in pre-trip planning meetings and help prepare ministry activities
  2. Raise funds to support their team fees and participate in team fund-raising events
  3. Participate fully in team activities in the field
  4. Create prayer team to uplift the participant and the team!
  1. Age 14 and up

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Contact Info

Joani Baird
(360) 448-8750