June / Compassion

6/11/19 - 6/19/19

Here’s a way to start your summer story with a whole new twist! Get on a plane. Land in the tropical lowlands of the Andes Mountains. Venture out into a South American jungle to teach people the importance of clean water and distribute water filters at schools with our ministry partner Agua Yaku. Then spend a couple of days releasing kids from poverty at our Compassion International child development centers. And to top it all off, experience one of the highlights of your life when you meet the child you sponsor through Compassion!

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When: 6/11/19 - 6/19/19
Deposit: $300
Size of Trip: 20
Minimum Age: 10
Restrictions: Background Check Required
Total Cost: $2400 (Don't worry. Check this out.)
Sign Up Deadline: 2/11/19
Other Requirements: Yellow Fever vaccination (estimated $200), 10 year Bolivian Visa ($160)

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How much does it cost?

That may sound like a lot, but you should know this covers everything (flight, hotel, meals, activities, etc.), and this is a number you’re meant to tackle with your friends and family.
Of all of our trip participants, only 5% have had to contribute to their own trip.
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What is the travel like?

You will fly on commercial airlines, most likely a mixture of American, United, and possibly the Panamanian airline Copa. It takes a full day to get there with several plane changes, sometimes overnight. Once we are in Bolivia, we get around in private hired buses (sometimes with AC, sometimes not), and you get to experience traffic and driving WAY more haphazard than L.A. or New York!

Day 1

Depart US

Day 2

Arrive in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. A little tourism, and rest

Day 3-5

Clean water ministry work with Agua Yaku in the jungle

Day 6-8

Serve children with Compassion International and meet your sponsored child

Day 9

Travel home

During the jungle days, you’ll stay in rustic but beautiful bunk houses (think summer camp). The surroundings are peaceful and retreat-like, with established hiking trails to enjoy the flora and fauna during down time. In the city (Compassion days), you will stay in a standard hotel, and will have pretty good creature comforts. We want you well rested and fed to have the energy to interact with over one hundred excited kids every day!

Bunk house 1

Bunk house 2

Hotel diner

Hotel room


Crossroads members Danny & Vanessa Beams moved to Bolivia over ten years ago to go into full time ministry there. Danny established Agua Yaku with the mission of bringing clean water to people in some of the most remote areas of the country through well drilling, water filter distribution, and clean water education, all while sharing the Gospel. He regularly takes teams from all over North America to rural areas where they serve others, bond as a team, and share the Good News.

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Compassion International

At Crossroads, we’re seriously committed to Compassion International and the child-advocacy work they so passionately undertake. Their work releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult. Sponsoring a child is a huge part of this work, and so is visiting your child and taking that relationship to a whole new level.

Learn more about Compassion International