Over the holiday season of 2016/2017, Samaritan’s Purse Canada is inviting families and individuals from across Canada on a very exciting trip to Nicaragua. It is going to be an excellent and challenging experience that you do not want to miss!

Samaritan’s Purse Canada will be taking a team over the holiday season of 2016/2017 to join in our work in the country of Nicaragua. Team size will not exceed 30 participants and we recommend that children be at least 10 years of age.  Team member will volunteer with our ministry partners at “Verbo Ministries” along the Caribbean coast of Central America.

Verbo Ministries consists of a school, church and orphanage.  They address education needs in the region by providing youth from poor households with access to high quality, Christian primary and secondary education. Students and teachers are encouraged by the gospel, and the love of Christ is extended to their families.  Children are fed a nutritious meal each day at school which helps to reduce the levels of malnutrition that are prevalent in the low-income community.

Project: Team members will have the opportunity to assist with light construction and repair projects on site and to participate in children’s and outreach ministry.

Location: Bluefields, Nicaragua

Dates:  December 27, 2016 – January 7, 2017

Donation amount: $3700

The per person donation amount for this trip is $3700 (CDN) and includes international airfare, ground transportation, accommodation, meals, medical insurance, and project costs. It does not include meals during transit (at airports), vaccinations and any additional airline baggage fees. 
Samaritan’s Purse Canada (SPC) invites team members to join in its charitable activities. SPC may only be able to undertake this mission trip if sufficient funds are raised. The cost of the trip to SPC is $3700 and trip participants are asked to donate this full amount to SPC in order to cover the costs. Tax receipts will be issued for all gifts.

Departure cities: Calgary and Toronto

Accommodations: The team will stay in a guesthouse on site at Verbo Ministries. There is running water, showers and flush toilets.  Most meals will be cooked by local women and eaten at the guesthouse.

Next Steps: If you are interested in joining us on the Samaritan’s Purse Nicaragua Christmas Team, please complete an online application. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to submit a $300 initial donation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

Phone: 403-250-6565 or 1-800-663-6500


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Please pray for Samaritan's Purse Teams as they prepare to serve the people of Nicaragua. Pray that God will provide the necessary funds and resources and that they will be granted safety and health as they travel.


Samaritan's Purse Teams send hundreds of volunteers around the world every year thanks to the financial gifts of our generous supporters. A gift of $250 will help cover the cost of airfare for a team member who is having difficulty raising the funds needed. Donate Here