Build critical water systems in small villages, work and laugh alongside local Nicaraguans, meet your sponsored child and get overwhelmed with love. Our ties to Nicaragua run deep—and you get to be part of taking new ground (and getting a heart-lift in the process). We have trips for medical professionals, families, teachers, high schoolers and college students. All trips entail working alongside one of our partners building water systems, schools and relationships with the Nicaraguan people.

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Trips

India
Kolkata / January / Medical Trip

1/24/20 - 2/2/20


Join our partners in Kolkata who are bringing freedom, justice and restoration to the oppressed in India. A team of medical staff will be accompanying this trip to provide medical service at the aftercare homes we will serve. (You do not have to be a medical professional to go on this trip!)

Type:
Adults
Medical

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Nicaragua
March UC Students

3/14/20 - 3/21/20


Ditch the books and bars, and live an amazing adventure for a week in Nicaragua. Join up with other college students and our partner, Amigos for Christ, and dig into the fantastic community-reviving work that’s happening here. You’ll do anything from wield a shovel to install a flushing toilet—village improvements that make a substantial, daily impact on health and home.

Type:
Adults
Students

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South Africa
Johannesburg / May / Medical & Dental

5/22/2020 - 5/31/2020


Join other medical professional and our partners at Build The Future for our first medical/dental clinic serving the Kya Sand pre school and community. We will be providing basic medical and dental services...

Type:
Adults
Medical Professionals

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Puerto Rico
June Trip 1

5/30/2020 - 6/6/2020


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...

Type:
Adults

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Puerto Rico
June Trip 2

6/6/2020 - 6/13/2020


Come enjoy the warmth of those that live in Puerto Rico. It will inspire and encourage you as you see what teamwork and community can accomplish in a week’s time.

Type:
Adults

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Nicaragua
June

6/6/2020 - 6/13/2020


Start your summer with adventure, fun, and a whole new story to tell. You’ll fly over the Honduras mountains and step into the full Nicaraguan experience. You’ll start the week climbing a volcano!

Type:
Adults
Students

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South Africa
Durban / June / Educator

6/12/2020 to 6/21/2020


For all you amazing teachers out there—plus your friends and fam — here’s a unique chance to build cross-cultural relationship with teachers at Waterfall Combined School and Preschool in Ndwedwe, Durban.

Type:
Adults

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Bolivia
June / Compassion

6/19/2020 - 6/28/2020


Sloth...maybe. If you’re looking for an adventure join us in Bolivia. You may hike amazing sand dunes, jump into jungle waterfall pools, and maybe even see a sloth!

Type:
Adults
Families

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Nicaragua
July

7/25/2020 - 8/1/2020


Summer’s not over yet. You still haven’t climbed a volcano, worked alongside Nicaraguans making significant improvements to their village life, sweated until you can’t sweat anymore, and visited your Compassion child. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

Type:
Adults
Students

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India
Mumbai / August

8/1/20 - 8/10/20


Take a deep dive into the justice work of Mumbai (formerly Bombay)—one of the largest cities in India where sexual trafficking and exploitation is rampant. But, the front lines of this fight are strong. Men and women work tirelessly throughout the year to end the tragedy and bring love and care to women and children coming out on the other side.

Type:
Adults
Students

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South Africa
Durban / August Week One

8/7/2020 to 8/16/2020


Get into the wild and make changing the world and Kingdom movement a part of your life. Against the tropical backdrop of the Indian Ocean, you’ll go deep into rural Zulu lands where rock huts dot the landscape and our partner, Build the Future, is knee-and-heart-deep in changing children’s lives.

Type:
Adults

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South Africa
Durban / August / Week Two

8/28/2020 - 9/6/2020


Get into the wild and make changing the world and Kingdom movement a part of your life. Against the tropical backdrop of the Indian Ocean, you’ll go deep into rural Zulu lands where rock huts dot the landscape and our partner, Build the Future, is knee-and-heart-deep in changing children’s lives.

Type:
Adults

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India
Nepal / Himalayas / Coed

11/7/20 - 11/17/20


Trek the Himalayas, swim through mountain streams, sleep in Nepalese homes—all while having the incredible chance to serve rural villages long-burdened by poverty and highly vulnerable to child exploitation.

Type:
Adults

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India
Mumbai / November

11/8/20 - 11/18/20


Here’s where you make impossible dreams come true. You’ll be the adventure team who takes girls who’ve been rescued from sex trafficking and give them the chance to explore new landscapes way outside their city

Type:
Adults

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South Africa
Durban / November

11/20/2020 - 11/29/2020


No better Thanksgiving than this one. Beat isolation with a shovel. Show love with a toothbrush. Watch joy overflow from people who appear to have nothing, but give more than you can imagine.

Type:
Adults

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“Visiting our Compassion child and seeing the impact of beans and rice come to life on the ground in Matilde were experiences humbling us to see how we can make ripple effects of Gods love directly from our city all over the world."

Change that will last

We partner with organizations to build lasting and effective change.

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

AMIGOS FOR CHRIST

Amigos for Christ is a nonprofit organization that develops an intense and effective 7-year program that facilitates clean water getting into village homes, oral and physical health, community education, and economic development in rural Nicaraguan communities. We jump into work with Amigos every time we’re on Nicaraguan soil, because we trust and respect the way they’re revitalizing villages in simple but powerful ways.

Learn more about Amigos for Christ

RAYO DE SOL

Rayo de Sol is a non-denominational, Christian organization sharing hope with children in Nicaragua through creative programming in education, nutrition, healthcare and community development. Our Crossroads partnership with Raya de Sol is critical to our educators-focused trip, allowing us to create cross-cultural relationships and share best practices in a whole new way.

Learn more about Rayo de Sol

Take a look at the change you can be a part of.

FAQS

You have questions? We have answers.

Is it safe to travel?

Traveling internationally always has some level of risk and we don’t take that likely. Because of the recent political unrest in Nicaragua, the United States government has Nicaragua listed as a travel advisory three. With this information, we rely heavily on the partners who are living and working in Nicaragua every day to guide us and to provide us with accurate information. They have told us that roads have been clear and no violence has been seen where they are located in over six months. They are able to work and live like they had before the unrest started and are ready to host groups in 2019. We also have multiple plans in place in the event of an unforeseen situation.

Can I see my kid that I sponsor through Compassion?

Yes! We are setting one day aside for everyone to spend time with their sponsored child (or children). How sweet is that? Don't worry, Compassion will also have translators on site to help comprendes espanol. (AKA, understand Spanish)

Can I go if I don’t sponsor a child in Nicaragua?

Yes, we’d love to have you on the trip.