Join our Lexington community as we experience the fullness that comes from helping communities rebuild their homes and their lives. The joy and warmth of those that live in Puerto Rico will inspire and encourage you as you see what teamwork and community can accomplish in a week’s time. Whether it’s cleaning debris, building the frame for a new house, or building relationships with the people in the community, the work you complete during your week will help lay the foundation for the work God is doing on that island. While you’re there, be sure to take in the amazing views of the mountains, beaches, and historical landmarks that make Puerto Rico a place to love.
Size of Trip: 30
Crossroads Community: Lexington
Focus: Education, Poverty
Minimum Age: 13
Restrictions: Background Check Required
Total Cost: $1,400
Fly to San Juan where you’ll experience the culture and people that make Puerto Rico beautiful. Then, a tour of Old San Juan—one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean and the most visited in Puerto Rico, will get your adventure started right.
Work with our local partner, Hunger Corp and connect with the local community. The work will range from building a home in the community, to connecting with students at a local school, to supporting local coffee farmers.
Serve the community, alongside Hunger Corp. Later, experience some “just for fun” moments like zip lining, riding a catamaran, visiting the rainforest, or taking a midnight kayak on the Bioluminescent Bay.
Continue working with our partner, and local school and church families, and experience the breadth of God’s zeal for the community in which Hunger Corp serves.
Explore the historical city of Old San Juan. Then, travel back home with memories of the beautiful community in Puerto Rico. Reflect on the ways you poured yourself out—with hard work, and an open heart.
We may be lodging a few steps from the beach in a beach house complex, or we may be staying in a cool urban hotel in proximity to Dorado. Regardless, the accommodations will be first class and the experience will be one to remember.
Hunger Corp has proven to be an amazing organization. Hunger has a bold vision in Puerto Rico and all over the Americas they work to move a generation towards service work. Their love for their neighbors is what fuels their work and is contagious to those that partner with them. By working with Hunger, you’ll find yourself working in a small community in Puerto Rico called “La Hormiga.” Work could look like building a house from scratch, to taking down parts damaged by hurricanes and building them to code. Hunger is focused on putting as much effort into the details of the projects they work on, as in the people they build into. Their model is one that is changing the way Christian organizations work in Puerto Rico and beyond, for the better.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
This covers your flight, room and board, work supplies, and meals on the ground (meals at the airport,free day, vaccinations, and souvenirs are not covered). Get ideas for support raising
WHAT IS THE TRAVEL LIKE?
We’ll be flying either Delta or United airlines. Typically, there’s only one layover in either Atlanta or Miami.