El Salvador

June 15 - 27, 2019


Jon Nickerson, Kyle Payne

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About this Project

Trip Focus: Clean water, prison ministry, OCC shoebox distribution

We are taking a team of volunteers on an exciting trip to El Salvador to help provide clean water for people who can’t access it otherwise. Together, the team will be working on the construction, installation and monitoring of BioSand Water Filters, as well as taking part in discipleship initiatives and community outreach.

Simple, Canadian-designed BioSand Water Filters (BSF) use layers of sand, gravel, and naturally occurring micro-organisms to transform contaminated water into safe water in seconds. In addition to a BSF, families receive health and hygiene training to foster positive behaviour changes and overall health improvements for families. The team will be hosted by our partner organization – Agua Viva (Living Water); they are committed to the implementation and proclamation of the Gospel in a holistic manner in order to achieve human transformation.

What are the accommodations? 
Accommodations will be clean, safe, and basic. Teams typically stay in the same community where the filters are being installed, along with the national team. Often, this is a church facility with separate spaces for male and female participants.

What will we eat? 
Amazing traditional Salvadorian food.

What does the trip cost include? 
The trip cost covers the flight, ministry supplies, transportation, lodging, and meals on the ground. It does not include passport fees, immunizations, snacks, meals in the airport, or souvenirs.

Next Steps?
If you are interested in joining us, please complete the online application before the sign up deadline. Upon acceptance, you will need to submit a $100 initial donation to secure your spot on the team, and then attend the El Salvador team small group on Tuesdays. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the project leader.


  • Attend the El Salvador team small group each Wednesday evening for three months before the trip and one month following

  • Meet all payment deadline requirements*

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older

PAYMENT Milestones

  • $100 commitment deposit upon acceptance

  • March 29, 2019 - $1000 This will bring your account balance to $1,100

  • April 30, 2019 - $1000 This will bring your account balance to $2,100

  • May 31, 2019 - $1100 Final payment to bring your account balance to $3,200

*Payment deadlines must be met in order to participate in this trip.  Therefore, payments are non-refundable, and failure to meet the deadlines will result in the removal of a team member and/or the cancellation of the trip.