Are mission trips really effective?
We can only speak for PTJM mission trips of course, but the unequivocal answer is yes! Our mission trippers must work with either a PTJM church plant or other PTJM long term project. The 2 week trip involves a valued partnership with a local indigenous ministry.
Who can go?
We are primarily looking for people who desire to be a servant. If you have a servant heart, are flexible, and willing to follow your team leader, you will have a great missions experience. Our trips are not "cushy" sightseeing trips. If a nice hotel with all the amenities is a must - our trips are not for you.
What are the requirements to go?
You must be in good health, a born again Christian able to relate how you got saved, have a pastor or church reference, and be at least 15 years of age. You must fill out a mission trip application and be accepted by PTJM for the mission trip/ project you are applying for.
What does it cost and how can I raise the support?
Mission trips with PTJM cost around $2600 which includes round-trip airfare, visas, translator services, and most meals. Your friends, family, church, and others may donate to PTJM to help cover your participation costs. Their donations are tax deductible and are non-refundable. For more exact prices for individual trips, see our Trip Dates and Costs. At PTJM we believe in the philosophy "where the Lord guides the Lord provides" - however, people must know you are going on a trip so they can pray for you and support you. You let people know you are going by writing letters, having personal conversations, showing slides and sharing collected information on your destination country, etc. As you are faithful, the Lord will provide through His people. Try it!
What happens if I cancel?
All support monies donated up to the time of your cancellation are non-refundable. If you must cancel, PTJM will use the donated funds toward the project/mission trip for which it was given.
Why can’t I get a refund?
PTJM treats each mission trip as a mission project. People are needed to fulfill the purposes of the mission project. Thus, the cost of participation in a project is tax deductible but the donations to provide your participation are non refundable because they go to the project.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us!