World Youth Day


Come to World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama and experience young Catholics from all over the world on fire for their faith!  We will spend one week on mission in Panama together before joining the rest of the Universal Church for World Youth Day in Panama City! You'll have the opportunity to live with host families, serve the poor, and see the Holy Father, Pope Francis!


World Youth Day with Pre-WYD Mission Trip - Winter

  • Dates: January 14 - 29, 2019*
  • Trip Director: Rachel Z
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Greg G, Elizabeth H, Adam L
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,950*

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


  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.