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Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua

Student Mission Trip Summer 2017

Must be a rising sophomore (completed your Freshman year of High School)
A rising Freshman may attend with a parent.

Interest Meetings:

Winchester | March 5 – 12:30PM

Warrenton | March 12 – 12:30PM

Manassas | March 19 – 1:30PM


Several years ago the Life Church began a partnership with Verbo Church in Nicaragua. Our goal is to help assist with ongoing efforts to impact The Casa Bernabe Orphanage, the Caminante community and other communities in and around Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua through efforts that Support a Long term “PEACE”Plan.

Some previous accomplishments so far are : Building homes for some of the neediest in the western hemisphere,Finance and Building of the Feeding center that now feeds 600 children 5 days a week, Finance the building of a storage facility, Participate in Medical Clinics and ministry to Orphan Children at Casa Bernebe Orphanage, Build an addition to the feeding Center, and provide financial support to feed the children at the feeding center. Build a new school building at the Airport School. VBS style programs for young children at the Orphanage and launch a youth ministry for the forgotten older children in the orphanage.

Puerto Cabaezas, Nicaragua which is on the east coast of Nicaragua with a population of apprx. 55,000 people. We will base all operations and be staying on the Verbo Church property which also houses the Casa Bernabe Orphanage. Nicaragua is a third world country and the second poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere(next to Haiti). So the comforts we take for granted here are not a given there. We will be exposed to a perspective of life in a much larger and different world than we know here.


Flights will leave from Washington Dulles Airport. We will fly to the Capital City of Nicaragua which is Managua. There is no direct flight so there will be a connection which will most likely be Miami or El Salvador.
Managua is on the west coast of the country and we need to get to Puerto Cabazes which is on the east coast. We connect another flight at LaCostena and fly into Puerto Cabazes.

Pictured beside is one of the planes in the LaCostena fleet.


We will be staying at the Verbo Church Property and Casa Bernabe Orphange which is run by The Verbo Church and Pastor Earl Bowie.

The property has team housing. Bunk style rooms are provided and a few rooms are available for families. Bathrooms are shared from common areas. The property is gated and safe.
The Property is directly adjacent to the orphanage which currently cares for about 140 children


All meals are prepared at the facility for us. We have 3 meals a day all served at the property. American style meals are prepared. If there are specific diatary needs or restrictions adjustments can be made.

Typical foods are: Cereals, Eggs, Pancakes, Fruit, Rice and Beans, Chicken, Salad, tacos, spaghetti, Fresh Bread, Fish.


Our January Mission Trip has several opportunities to serve.

Construction Team – We will build something to further support the mission of Nicaragua. Dave Haddock will be traveling to Nicaragua in September for Vision Casting Meetings and will make decisions on a building project based on needs and Pastor Earls vision for the upcoming year.

Teen Ministry- Minister to the teenagers living in the orphanage.

Children’s Ministry and Outreach – Love kids, Play with the younger children, befriend and minister to them.


Breakfast 7:30am

Construction Team goes to site. Then returns for lunch.

Lunch 12:30pm

Return 5 pm
Dinner 6 pm
“Porch Time” – A daily devotional time with the team. 7:00pm

Free Time – Go to Bed

COST OF TRIP – $1,750 (3 payments)

$600 at application due TBA ($600)
2nd payment is due on TBA ($600)
3rd payment is due on TBA ($550)

All money paid into the mission trip fund are NON-Refundable



TRIP DATES- June 24 – July 1, 2017


We ask that if you’re planning to attend this trip, you would come to all meetings. We are all part of a team with specific goals for this trip. We all have unique gifts and callings that God will use as we work together as a team on the things in front of us each day while in Nicaragua.

Mandatory Team Meetings for Student Trip.

April 9, May 21, June 11 at 12:30 pm in Manassas.


DONATIONS – We make it very easy for anyone to donate to your mission trip account.

Donation Sample Letter

The Life Church
11234 Balls Ford Road • Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 330-0881


Dear Family and Friends:

Have you ever felt God calling you to do something? That’s what I’m experiencing right now, and I want to share my heart’s desire with all of the people who are important in my life.

I have an opportunity to go on a short-term mission trip to Nicaragua, sponsored by The Life Church. We will be spending our time at the Verbo Orphanage and Feeding Center in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. We will spend time with the kids from the orphanage doing various activities such as construction work, Bible studies, crafts, games, sports and field trips to the ocean or river.

The trip is scheduled for June 24, 2017. The cost is $1750.00, which covers all expenses including travel, lodging, and ministry supplies. The funds for the trip are due by May 15th, 2017. Any funds received in addition to the support needed will be applied to the overall ministry needs for the trip.

First and foremost, I ask that you pray for us as we go. Pray for our health, our safety and that we can be effective for the Lord.

Secondly, I would ask that you pray about becoming a part of this trip through your support. Not everyone can go firsthand, so I’d like to extend the opportunity for you to share in the effort with us. God honors each one’s part in His overall plans, whether large or small. The lost matter to God; therefore they should matter to us. Please prayerfully consider how you might join with me in this effort. Thank you for caring and praying.

For Kingdom building,
The Life Church is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 C 3 non-profit organization. Donors will receive receipts for their gifts with the understanding that the disbursement of those gifts lies completely at the discretion of The Life Church and that the gifts are non-refundable and non-transferable per IRS regulations.


_______ YES – I will pray regularly for you before, as you prepare, and during your trip.

_______ YES – I would also like to give $___________ towards the missions trip (your financial gift is fully tax deductible).

FROM: ________________________________________________________________

Please make checks payable to The Life Church with your name in the memo line.

Attach your check to this form and mail to:

The Life Church
11234 Balls Ford Road • Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 330-0881


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Sign up to go on this trip. Fill out the form and be prepared to make the initial payment of $600.