Trinidad and Tobago

Overview

Spend your spring or winter break on our FOCUS mission trip to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago! Amidst beautiful beaches and mountains, Trinidad is unfortunately home to a great number of single parent families, murder and corruption. There, we will be serving and living in solidarity with some of the poorest of the poor. We will be working with school children and bringing light to the parishioners of this island country all while getting to experience their culture. Activities may include visiting shut ins on the hill side, holding Bible studies, sharing testimonies and playing sports with children. Come encounter the face of Jesus in our brothers and sisters on mission in Trinidad and Tobago!

Are you in a Greek fraternity or sorority? Join us in Trinidad and Tobago for a FOCUS Greek only trip! For more information about FOCUS Greek, click here.

Details

Winter Break 2017 (Varsity Catholic)

  • Dates: December 26, 2017 - January 2, 2018
  • Trip Director: Alex DiVerde
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Lizzie Brenner, Jordyn Houseman, Zane Littlefield
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,350*

Spring Break 2018 #1

  • Dates: March 9 - 18, 2018
  • Trip Director: Courtney Taylor
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Matthew Leffel, Brianne Sanford, Seth Chauhan
  • Amount to Fundraise: $1,650*

Spring Break 2018 #2 (Greek)

  • Dates: March 23 - April 1, 2018
  • Trip Director: Lesley Wharton
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Ryan Brown, Jake Huber, Shane Neyrey
  • Amount to Fundraise: $1,500*

  Summer 2018 (Varsity Catholic)

  • Dates: May 11 - 19, 2018
  • Trip Director: Alison Anderson
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Andrew Dudasko, Michael Mortenson, Ashley Mortenson
  • Amount to Fundraise:  $1550*

Price includes the following: Round-trip airfare to mission country, travel insurance, pre-trip orientation retreat, post-trip debriefing retreat, all food, lodging, materials, and in-country transportation. Price does not include: immunizations and travel medications, travel to/from US departure city (which will be determined by the Mission Director), passport/visa expenses, or other personal incidentals.

* Dates and price subject to change

Fundraising

  1. Each FOCUS Missions participant has the opportunity to fundraise the entire cost of their mission trip. Consider that fundraising allows people who may not have the opportunity to travel on a mission trip to participate in this essential work through you. In another sense, “some give by going, while others go by giving.” Allowing others to support us through their financial commitments and prayers is essential to the success of FOCUS Missions!
  2. After you have been accepted on a mission trip, you will be contacted by your personal fundraising coach who will train and mentor you along the way.
  3. Please feel free to contact us at any time by phone or email with your fundraising questions.

Testimonies

“This mission trip did so much for me than I expected, it changed my heart and outlook on life. Before this trip, I would turn to God occasionally and I never really understood all of the Why’s in our faith. However after multiple encounters with Christ during this trip, it changed me and I am happier because I have a complete understanding of the Catholic faith and I have surrendered myself to God completely.”

– Ellice Mae Sanchez, University of North Florida

“On this trip I met the most amazing people in both the locals and my fellow students. I learned that true happiness comes from God and God alone, and I learned the true meaning of solidarity.”

– Former FOCUS Caribbean Mission Trip participant

“Going on a FOCUS Mission was life-changing. I have never experienced a world of poverty but the people were so filled with Christ. It puts things in perspective for me and how I am living my life. We were there to evangelize and help change lives but they definitely changed mine.”

– Former FOCUS Caribbean Mission Trip participant