El Salvador

El Salvador


Feb. 18-24, 2023

ENLACE (All Lutheran Church of Hope)

Team participants will join ENLACE as this mission partner expands their work to fulfill their mission of “equipping churches to transform communities.” ENLACE has been equipping local churches to transform communities within El Salvador, Nepal, and the U.S. since 1993.  Team participants will not only learn from church and community leaders about their hopes and dreams for their communities, but they will also engage in community projects (guided by local pastors), such as building eco-stoves or home gardens for food security, depending on availability and need. The goal of this trip is for participants to leave those we meet feeling empowered, encouraged, and supported for their Kingdom-building work.

Trip dates: Feb. 18-24, 2023
Estimated trip cost*: $950 + airfare (usually between $500-700)
Trips open to: Those 18 and older may apply. Looking to bring a minor-aged child? Email for more info.
Application deadline: Nov. 19, 2022

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*Depending on airfare costs at the time of purchase, as well as group size, this total trip cost could fluctuate. Changing COVID-19 measures may also impact the trip/cost; the Missions Department will make this information available on a case-by-case basis throughout the pre-trip process. Please be aware of this before applying!

Questions? Contact the Missions Department at [email protected] or 515-222-1520.


How do we get there?
The team will depart from Des Moines and fly together into San Salvador where the team will be met by representatives from ENLACE.

Where do we stay?
Trip participants will stay in a modest hotel. 

What does the cost include?
The total cost covers airfare, food, and lodging. Passport and vaccination costs, food while traveling, and souvenirs are additional.

What travel documents are needed?
A current U.S. passport is required. Click here for more information on acquiring a passport.

What immunizations do I need?
A COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry into El Salvador. Currently, a negative COVID-19 test is also required both for entry into El Salvador and reentry into the U.S. Please consult your physician on recommended vaccinations which may include Hepatitis A, typhoid, and preventative medication for malaria. Click here for more information about travel vaccinations.

When are payments due?
Two months before departure, at least 50 percent of the trip total must be paid. One month prior to departure, trip must be paid in full.