For any and all who have interest in joining our trip to Nicaragua in 2016, our scheduled departure date is 15 January, 2016 and we will return home on 24 January.

At this point in time our cost estimate is still a best-guess estimate as there are a couple of unknown variables. Going on what we currently know, the ESTIMATED trip cost is $1,520 per person. This estimate includes registration cost (housing & transportation while in Nicaragua), estimated airfare, travel insurance, Nicaraguan visitor visa and some misc. team expenses. Another way of thinking of this estimate is as the cost to get on the airplane, participate in the work project and return home.

There are the out of pocket cost not included above. These cost include meals at airports while traveling, meals out while we are doing some sight seeing in Nicaragua and the purchase of souvenirs. Again this is difficult to predict as everyone spends their money differently. An educated guess is somewhere between $100 and $200 depending upon a person’s spending style.

There are also some cost in preparing for the trip, inoculations and passport cost if you do not already have these items taken care of.

If anyone wants a more detailed breakdown of these cost please contact Les Pierce at the address below and ask what you would like to know.

If you intend to join us as Meridian Avenue Baptist plans this trip I would like to hear from you. It helps to better plan if we have an idea how many are planning to travel with us. Please share this information with others who may be interested in joining our trip, it is open to all who wish to serve others in Christ. We can accommodate up to 20 people on this trip and we are not yet at 10.

Details about the trip and project will be coming later. At this point we do not yet know what project AMOS Health and Hope have planned for us.

You can contact our planning team by writing to the church c/o Nicaragua 2016 at

 Meridian Avenue Baptist Church

200 N. Meridian Ave.

Wichita, KS 67203

Or you can phone the church office at 316-943-2397 and ask for more specific contact information. You can also e-mail the planning team at

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or have any interest in joining our team of volunteer workers as we journey to tropical Nicaragua.