Nicaragua
Oakley / July

7/13/2019 - 7/20/2019

GO on an adventure this summer with your neighbors and community. This all-Oakley trip is a great way to experience a new culture while also growing closer to your community from home. You’ll fly over the Honduras mountains and step into the full Nicaraguan experience. You’ll work with your neighbors alongside Amigos for Christ and get dirty making significant improvements to their village life—whether digging out a trench for clean water or mixing concrete for chimneys. Mornings and evenings you’ll get the chance to process your experience, share communal meals, have coffee in the rancho or sing your heart out with a renewed sense of worship. Our goal is to connect you with your sponsored Compassion child, but with the current political unrest we cannot guarantee that will happen. Either way, it’s like nothing else on earth.

Since April of 2018, the country of Nicaragua has experienced extensive political unrest, including a period of violent protests. Thankfully, over the past six months, violence has significantly decreased. The majority of recent conflict has been seen at political rallies in a few main cities. You may be asking, so is it even safe to go to Nicaragua? Crossroads relies heavily on information and guidance from our partners that are living and working there each and every day. They have communicated 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. Rest assured that Crossroads would never send people to a location that we felt was unsafe, and we will not let fear guide our decisions. We are excited to get back to helping our partners Amigos for Christ, and connecting our people with their sponsored Compassion Children.

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Sign Up Deadline: 3/31/2019
When:7/13/19 - 7/20/19
Deposit: $200
Size of Trip: 100
Minimum Age: 10
Restrictions: Oakley Community Only, Background Check Required
Total Cost: $1750 (Don't worry. Checkthis out.)

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How much does it cost?

$1,750.
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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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.

Day 1

Travel to Nicaragua


Day 2

Join the Amigos team and climb Cerro Negro (It’s a volcano!)


3-7

Work with Amigos for Christ in the community


Day 4-5

Visit your compassion child (if you sponsor one)/or work with Amigos for Christ*

*Depending on where your Compassion child lives, you will visit with them either Tuesday or Wednesday and then work with Amigos the other day


Day 8

Travel back home

Check out this video to get a brief tour of where you'll be staying in Nicaragua.

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