Missions Trips

Short Term Mission Trips

MissionsTeamWoven into the fabric of S.O.S. Ministries are Short Term Mission Trips.  Each trip is different based on the needs of those being served and based on what God chooses to do on a specific trip.  However, there is one common thread that ties all of these trips together- the fellowship each team has with one another.  Each day, the members of any given Short Term Mission Team begin and end in prayer, worship, testimony, opening and teaching the Scriptures, and breaking bread.  It is here that the black and white lines of the day are filled in with the colorful memories of what God did in and through a group of willing servants from different homes, denominations, and cultures, but with a common purpose and a common love of Jesus Christ in whose name they came.

In the fellowship of a missions team, all of the experiences of the trip come together in a concentrated and focused way that really can’t be described in words. The only way to understand it… is to GO…

Upcoming Overseas Opportunities

Africa Missions Trip
May 26, 2017 - June 6, 2017
Application deadline: March 31, 2017
Early Application Date (For Best Airfare): February 24, 2017

Central America Month Long Team
July 5, 2017 - August 3, 2017
Application deadline: May 10, 2017
Early Application Date (For Best Airfare): April 5, 2017

El Salvador and Honduras 10 Day
July 7, 2017 - July 17, 2017
Application deadline: May 12, 2017
Early Application Date (For Best Airfare): April 7, 2017

Honduras Trip
July 19, 2017 - July 27, 2017
Cost is $700 for this 8 day trip.
Application deadline: May 24, 2017
Early Application Date (For Best Airfare): April 19, 2017

El Salvador Trip
July 27, 2017 - August 3, 2017
Application deadline: June 1, 2017
Early Application Date (For Best Airfare): April 27, 2017

Commonly Asked Questions:

  • How much does a trip cost?
    In addition to airfare, in country expenses (food, housing, transportation) are $650 for the first week and $300 for each additional week (Central America only).
  • Can I go on any trip?
    Your first trip with S.O.S. will be to our Central American mission, as it provides an excellent entry point and introduction to our philosophy of church planting in an established mission.
  • What is the minimum age to serve with S.O.S.?
    Minimum 10 years old (10-14 years old must be accompanied by one or both parents)
  • What type of ministry will I be doing?
    Depending on the trip you go on, we will focus on presenting and sharing the gospel of Christ through house visits, village ministry, caring for orphans, public school ministry, and conferences for women, youth, and children. (Click here for more info.)
  • Do I need to come with a group?
    No. Our typical team consists of people from various parts of the country that travel with us. If you are traveling with us for the first time, you will be meeting up with other teammates at the terminal prior to your flight to El Salvador.
  • Will I need a travel visa to enter the country?
    Yes, you will purchase a travel visa upon arrival in El Salvador. Please read the short term team handbook for further information.
  • What areas of the world does S.O.S. serve in?
    Latin America, Africa, and the United States (Click here for more info.)