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A short-term mission trip can be an adventure of a lifetime! On a trip with FIA, you’ll see the work of God on the mission field, be a blessing to another culture, and discover how your skills can help further the Gospel.

TRIP OPPORTUNITIES

Upcoming trip dates and contact information.

Overview

Friends in Action partners with a dedicated group of believers who are focused on reaching their corner of the world with the gospel of Christ. The town of Guayaramerin is the staging arena for three ministry venues (El Misionero, Inspiracion, and the Indigenous Training Center) bent on reaching the least reached people in this part of the world. Learn More 

Upcoming Trips

Bolivia 2018:

  • Sept. 1-14, 2018 • Medical/ Evangelistic/ Discipleship outreach to two small villages along the Amazon.
  • Sept. 14-30, 2018 • Electricians needed to wire buildings and connect electrical lines to main power lines in our central training buildings.

Bolivia 2019:

  • March 1-15, 2019 • Painting, carpentry, and electrical work to prepare El Misionero Riverboat for future missions.
  • May-June, 2019 – Medical • Doctors and nurses are needed for this evangelistic team outreach to remote Amazon villages aboard El Misionero. Four different teams of two weeks each are needed throughout this time.

 

Leader Contact

Gary Ferch • More Info & Contact

 

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USA State Department/CDC/Passport information

Overview

In 2007, Hurricane Felix devastated the North East coast of Nicaragua. Thousands of homes were destroyed, roads were buried in debris, and military food supplies ran out quickly. FIA chose to assist the village of Boom Sirpi by providing immediate supplies of water, clothing, rice and other food items. FIA continues to be actively involved in providing practical and spiritual assistance to the Miskito people. Learn More 

 

Upcoming Trips

May/June 2019 • Construction and repairs on hurricane-resistant homes and a church

Leader Contact

Daryl Heller • More Info & Contact

 

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USA State Department/CDC/Passport information

Overview

The Rama people are one of six indigenous people groups in Nicaragua. Living in wood shacks, often in the water, the Rama’s homes are susceptible to rot and storm damage. Since 2004, Friends in Action (FIA) has worked with the Rama people to develop a new village on the nearby mainland. With a goal of six new homes each year, Friends in Action continues to help the Rama build their new community. Learn More 

 

Upcoming Trips

  • October 3-13 2018 • Rama base development
    • Well repairs – clean out old well and install casing and pump
    • Woodshop work – build a vanity, and kitchen cupboard, shelves
    • Mechanical – service our tractor, mixer, boat motor and generator; install new lights on tractor
    • Welding – porch roof to guest cabins, and trusses for a new storage building
    • Electrical – install solar panels, lights and battery for the guest cabins, survey future village for installing a power grid to the homes
    • Building a floating boat dock – wood frame installed on PVC pontoons
  • April 2019 • Concrete work and Welding work – Install steel-roof structure and roofing iron for shop space and storage. Possible work lengthening concrete boat dock.
  • June 2019 – Help host a Bible conference for Rama adults and Bible school for their children.

 

Leader Contact

Tim Johnston • More Info & Contact

 

Canadian Passport Information ⇨

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USA State Department/CDC/Passport information

Overview

Through construction projects, we bring the Truth of the Gospel to free the Ni-Van people from the bondages of witchcraft and animistic beliefs. FIA is assisting national pastors and bush missionaries with Bible training, so they are better equipped to share the God’s Word in their homes, with their relatives and in their neighboring villages. Learn More 

 

Upcoming Trips

February 2019 – Help continue construction on a base camp for our ministry operations to the NiVan people. Skilled laborers needed in the following areas: Construction, electrical wiring, plumbing, wood shop skills, mechanical repairs and service of tractor, earth moving equipment, and generators.

Leader Contact

Paul Brosey • More Info & Contact

 

Canadian Passport Information ⇨

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USA State Department/CDC/Passport information

Overview

In West Africa, water retrieval is typically done by the younger women and children within a tribe. It’s common to have to walk three or four miles to obtain unsanitary water while risking abduction, rape, and possibly even human trafficking. A village well means health, safety, and hope to these communities. As FIA volunteers drill, the site of construction workers and heavy machinery always draws a crowd! Partner missionaries or local pastors share the life-changing message of Jesus—the true Water of Life! Learn More 

 

Upcoming Trips

2018 and 2019 well-drilling trips are filled. We are planning for 2020 and beyond.

Leader Contact

Roger Wingfield • More Info & Contact

 

For security purposes, Passport information will be shared privately with those attending trips to West Africa.

Trip Forms

We’re excited for you to travel with us! If you would like to join us, please feel free to let us know by completing our Interest Form and Skills Survey. Once you receive an invitation to join a trip, please complete our Short-Term Team Application as well.

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Short-Term Team Application

Please only complete this form once you have received an invitation to travel with us! If you have received email notification from FIA, please download the link to your computer, and open to complete the file using Abode Acrobat Reader.

Download Short-Term Team Application

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If you have any questions or problems completing any of our forms, please contact us, and we will be happy to assist you.

Short Term Trip FAQs

Taking a trip with FIA is an opportunity to demonstrate God’s love in very specific and practical ways to indigenous people and the missionaries who serve them. In every country and in each type of project, you can expect to be putting your own skills and talents to work in Jesus’ Name.

FIA trips are typically ten days to two weeks in length. Each trip is designed around a specific project or event that is used as a platform to accelerate the Gospel. While working alongside indigenous people, you will build relationships, instill hope, and take part in a larger, long-term strategy which is to share the Gospel with every nation, tribe, and tongue.

Individuals of all ages are welcome to attend FIA trips, although certain projects and countries lend themselves to family ministry more than others. Please indicate on your Interest Form your desire to travel with your children, and we will be happy to discuss opportunities that can match the interests and capabilities of your family. Minors must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
All expenses related to your travel will be collected before your trip, however small amounts (under $50) may be appropriate for souvenirs near in-country airports or markets made before transport to more remote locations.
Your team leader will be in frequent communication with you in the months and weeks before your trip to provide you specific expectations for your chosen travel opportunity. In general, bug repellent, sunscreen, a Bible, journal, camera, and extra shoes are always helpful. We will provide a country-specific packing list, and we suggest packing as light as possible for ease of travel.
Clothing is often dictated by the safety requirements of the work, as well as the cultural expectations of the communities in which you will serve. Your field leader will be happy to communicate further specifics with you once your short-term application has been processed.
All countries of travel require a passport that is valid for at least six months after the date you will return to the United States.

To apply for or renew your passport, please visit travel.state.gov, or for urgent requests with additional fees, traveldocs.com. Visas required to enter a country will vary depending on the trip destination. Please consult Travel Document Systems at traveldocs.com for more information.

Your FIA trip coordinator will also communicate specific details to you once you have registered for your trip.

Required vaccinations vary depending on the FIA Trip destination. You can find country-specific CDC links under Trip Opportunities above on this page. Your FIA trip coordinator will also communicate specific details to you once you have registered for your trip.
FIA works in conjunction with in-house administrators and travel agents who specialize in mission and remote location destinations. We normally provide all necessary travel, accommodations, meals, and in-country transports to provide a safe, productive, and simplified trip.
Your FIA trip fee will cover the costs of all in-country accommodations, including transportation, lodging, meals, translation, and a program donation. Your fee does not cover the cost of required travel documents and vaccinations.

You will receive a tax receipt for all expenses paid to FIA, and payments are non-refundable.

Checks covering trip costs can be mailed to:
 
US travelers use: FIA Intl, PO Box 323, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
CA travelers use: 27 Long Stan, Stouffville, Ontario L4A 1P5
UK travelers use: 93 Carsonstown Rd, Saintfield, Ballynahinch BT24 7ED, N. Ireland, UK
 
Please be sure to include a note or memo identifying your name and chosen trip.
 
Should you be approved to travel with FIA, you can also raise financial support from family and friends. All donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt for their generosity. All payments are non-refundable. Your field leader can help you understand the process used to assist in raising support.

 

Testimonies from FIA Trips


“As soon as we hit water, the women began to sing and dance and a boy brought over a drum and there was a great celebration that lasted for about an hour. The pastor we partnered with took this opportunity to gather the people together and share the Love of Christ – the Source of Living Water. That night 40 of the villagers came to know Christ.”

– Volunteer to West Africa

“I left a piece of my heart in Nicaragua. Never did I ever expect to be so impacted in such a profound way in such a short time. I went to bless them, but I am the one who was blessed. It was an experience of a lifetime.”

– Volunteer to Rama Cay in Nicaragua

“I went once, and I was hooked! Now I come home to raise money, so I can return as many times as possible. Being involved in ministering to people who truly need it and are thankful for it with God’s love has brought joy and purpose to my own life.”

– Volunteer to the Miskito in Nicaragua