STM Costs and Fundraising
The costs of STM trips with LHI and some tools to invite potential sponsors to be a part of your visit to the Esperanza Viva-Puebla campus.
Local transportation, room, and board
Local ministry and tourism transportation, meals and comfortable lodging: $800/person for standard Saturday–Saturday trip.
Visitors age 2–11: $400/person. Additional youth/child visitor considerations.
Visitors under 2: $0/person. Additional youth/child visitor considerations.
Your airfare to Puebla, Mexico (PBC) or Mexico City (MEX)*:
This depends on your airport of origin, airline, trip dates, etc…
* If you choose to fly into Mexico City, please add $70 for round-trip transportation to Puebla.
LHI suggests your team take out travel insurance to protect against a number of potentially unforeseen needs. Coverage often includes things like flight inconveniences, lost baggage, weather/natural disasters, medical evacuation and more. Here is a short list of providers to consider.
Ministry/activity costs (optional)
Consider your team’s particular ministry goals and/or activities for necessary materials such as art supplies, drama props, etc…:
Suitcase donations (optional)
Bring additional suitcases of STM donations of items in need:
$0-50/each depending on airline.
Extra projects (optional)
Additional donation to fund particular work projects, supplies or needs:
Tools for Fundraising
Not everyone is able or feels the calling to go on as STM trip. The Bible is clear however, of the importance of the various parts of the body of Christ working together to be healthy and whole. For some people, their way of supporting the work God is doing, is by sponsoring others to go, serve and experience first-hand. Below are a few simple resources for making your financial needs known and inviting others to be a part of your trip through prayer and financial commitments.
Group or individual fundraisers
This option can be as creative and diverse as the people on your team. We highly suggest that you identify who is in charge of the team’s finances for accountability and clarity of the progress of your efforts.
Download our Short-Term Missions (STM) Planning Guide for more information.