Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone our entire 2020 domestic mission trip season to next year.
Cusco is the historical hub of the Inca Empire. At 11,000 feet above sea level in the Andes mountains, Cusco’s beauty and history are stunning. We’ve partnered with local pastors and churches throughout the Sacred Valley. Your trip to Cusco will be an impactful mix of service, learning, and sharing God’s love. People travel from all over the world to visit this stunning destination in South America.
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Your service in Cusco will be coordinated through local indigenous churches. Your team could be helping to add space to their existing church buildings, or making minor repairs. Your week will also include relational ministry opportunities such as ministry to the elderly, and Bible school options for local children. Projects vary depending on coordination and on the ground needs of local ministry partners. Bring a heart to serve and learn!
You will be serving alongside a Quechua women named Marcelina Huamán Chavéz. Marcelina is a pastor of an Assembly of God congregation in Tinta, Perú. Her church is located next the main plaza in the center of Tinta. She ministers to many of the pastors and their small congregation located in the high Andean region around Cusco.
Marcelina and her church in Tinta recently purchased an adjoining property next to their existing building on the Plaza de Armas in Tinta. Your group will work with the congregation to prepare, build and renovate this extra property. You team will also participate in ministry opportunities with families and children in the Tinta community.
Saturday – Arrive into Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM); located in Lima and stay overnight at the Lima Airport hotel with your team.
Sunday – Attend a local church in Lima, then take 1 hour flight to Cusco in the afternoon. Settle into basic hotel.
Monday – After an early breakfast, team will depart via Valle Sagrado, one of the most beautiful regions in South America, and meet our local ministry partners in the Quechuan region. Spend time getting to know either other, learning about their culture and exchanging stories.
Tuesday - Thursday – Service projects coordinated through local churches in the Quechuan communities, including assisting locals with basic construction of church facilities, VBS (Vacation Bible School) for kids, possible sports, education, or medical outreach based on specific trip dynamics. Thursday night depart for Cusco and overnight in Cusco hotel.
Friday – Cusco city tour, and then a late afternoon departure for Lima (flights back to the U.S.A. typically depart Peru after 10pm. Optional add-on Machu Picchu excursion begins Friday morning.
*Optional pre- or post-trip add-ons available for this location; call Robin for details.
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Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. We require 1 adult (18 years or older) for every 5 youth (17 years or younger). Contact Robin at 970-800-4000 for more location-specific age requirements.
Contact our expert international mission trip advisor, Robin, at 970-800-4000.
Prices do not include airfare from North America. However, in Peru, our price includes the airfare from Lima to Pucallpa and Cusco.
To reserve space on a trip, a non-refundable $100/person deposit is due when you register.
Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.
Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.
While some mission trips are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.
Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.
The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Our International Mission Trip Advisor is glad to answer further safety questions.
Probably. If you’re looking for a trip specially designed for your group, we may be able to accommodate that for you. We have several trips a year that we custom design for groups, at a date and location that fits their needs. Pricing and availability vary, but if you’re interested in a custom week, contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-970-800-4000 for more information.
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