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Mission Trips


We host over 50 dynamic mission trips to Chinandega, Nicaragua each year.  These week-long trips consist of groups from schools, churches, and even companies.  The focus of our trips is to serve God by working alongside and building relationships with our Nicaraguan friends.  Trip activities vary, but usually consist of construction work, community development, health clinics, spiritual programs, sports, and visiting orphanages.  Please click on one of the links below for more information.


2012 Calendar


A Typical Mission Trip & Costs






Specialized Trips

- Surgical Mission Trips

- Extended Stay Trips

- Full-Time Missionary Program

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Mission teams usually travel Saturday to Saturday, arriving to/departing from the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua. Teams are met by Amigos for Christ staff with transportation to Chinandega (a 2-3 hour ride). Our mission trips are designed to provide a cross-cultural experience, serving alongside our Nicaraguan friends in rural communities. Amigos staff members lead morning and evening devotionals to reflect upon each day's activities and inspire personal and spiritual growth.   


A Typical Mission Trip Week

Day 1


Arrive in Nicaragua - travel to Chinandega (3 hours)

Day 2


Climb Cerro Negro volcano

Day 3


Community Work

Day 4


Community Work

Day 5


Visit orphanage, Chinandega market, special activity

Day 6


Community Work

Day 7


Community Work & special activity

Day 8


Travel to Managua (3 hours) - Depart Nicaragua


Typical Mission Trip Costs

The room and board fee paid to Amigos for Christ (typically $250) covers in-country transportation, meals, sleeping accomodations, insurance, and t-shirt.  Sheets, towels, pillows, and purified water are also provided.  For other costs associated with a mission trip, see information below.

Before Mission Trip

Passport Fees

varies - visit here

Before Mission Trip


varies - ask your doctor or travel clinic

Before Mission Trip

Amigos for Christ Room & Board Fee

Typically $250 for a 1 week trip

Before Mission Trip

Plane ticket

Typically $500-800 depending on airline




During Mission Trip

Government Entrance Fee into Nicaragua

$10 in cash

During Mission Trip

Special Activities (volcano, beach, etc.)

$15-$20 in cash - collected upon arrival

During Mission Trip

1 lunch out to eat

$5-10 in cash

During Mission Trip

Souvenirs (optional)


During Mission Trip

airport meals when traveling


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Amigos for Christ also offers specialized mission trips:



Surgical Trips





Extended Stay

Longtermers & Summer Internships




Full Time Missionary Program

Serving 1 year or more



Questions?  Contact MissionTrips@AmigosForChrist.org