International short-term mission trips offer a unique opportunity to participate in and witness what happens when Christ-followers from vastly different backgrounds work together. We are passionate about healthy, long-term, and sustainable partnerships and ministry, where the local pastor and community are given a voice and authority.
When planning your group's short-term mission trip, the first thing our Praying Pelican staff members do is connect with the local pastor and ask, "What are your needs?" and "How do you want to see us help?" Our pastors give us their vision for their local church and their dreams for their community, and we pair those needs with your team's gifts and strengths. We find that for international mission trips, humbly coming under the authority and leadership of the local church is of the utmost importance. This sets the groundwork for genuine relationships to form between your group and your host church, wherever that may be around the world.
Forego the bus altogether in Haiti and sleep in your host church's extra classrooms, carry a tent on your back and hike a mountain at low tide to your partnership location in Costa Rica, or sleep in a bunk-room style guesthouse in Jamaica, near your ministry location. We have many kinds of trips available, from rural to urban, new church plants to older churches in need of renewal.
On your international mission trip, you can customize your trip and we will be flexible to help you make decisions that best fit your group and the host church they are serving with! Led by a team of local staff members, you'll be able to get active and involved in the ministries your group is doing during the week. Let us handle the logistics! We invite you to join us and experience a short-term mission trip centered around a local church body, focusing on long-term sustainability, and led by knowledgeable local staff.
LATEST TRIP JOURNALS
Guatemala | September 24, 2022
Coffeeville First Baptist
Hawaii | September 25, 2022
Son Rise Community Church
Appalachia | September 28, 2022
Costa Rica | September 29, 2022
Fayetteville Christian School
Appalachia | September 29, 2022
Our customizable mission trips allow each person on your team of adults to find a place to serve, regardless of their interest or skills.
Africa's many countries boast a wide array of beauty, culture and needs. Destinations include South Africa and Ghana.
Serve with Praying Pelican across the Caribbean—locations include Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico.
Serve with Praying Pelican across the Central America—locations include Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.
College students are looking for a place to make a meaningful impact. Amplify that impact by partnering alongside a local church.
This is your opportunity to serve alongside a local church and experience God in a different culture—from Belize, to Cuba, to South Africa and beyond.
Get all the information you need about our mission trips and what your group can expect as they serve on mission with Praying Pelican.
From our hometown of Minneapolis to the island of Puerto Rico, USA mission trips are diverse in service opportunities, cultural experiences, and community needs.
Deepen your youth mission trip by doing ministry built on genuine partnerships, long term relationships, and sustainable ministry.