Experience Short-Term Missions with a Youth Cartel Flavor

What if your youth group could go on a short-term mission trip with ministries and leaders who value the same stuff you do? 

Now you can.

As you may know, over the past few years we’ve developed a great relationship with Praying Pelican Missions. They’ve been key players in many of our events and we’ve gone on a bunch of trips with them.

We at the Cartel believe that short-term missions can be the best or the worst thing youth ministries do; who you partner with to develop your trip (and what they value) makes all the difference in the world. We’ve taken our time and observed PPM over a number of years, both on the field, and behind closed doors. We like their approach to short-term missions. And so we started wondering: What would it look like if we did Youth Cartel Mission Trips through Praying Pelican Missions? They could do what they do best (putting together amazing short-term mission trips aimed at long-term relationships with local churches) and we could flavor those experiences with a special sauce we call “Cartel-y.”

Here’s How It Works

The Youth Cartel and Praying Pelican Missions (PPM) are opening up the schedule for Cartel teams in 2018. All trips that Praying Pelican Missions offers are now available as Cartel mission trips. When you register for your trip, just notify your PPM consultant that you are a Cartel team and you’ll qualify for the Cartel perks! These perks are part of a negotiated “add on” package that will enhance your trip and give it a Cartel flavor. The fee for this package is $50 a person, but we feel it’s totally worth it.

Here’s what you get:

  • Project money included (Not offered as part of PPM’s base price). This allows you to budget up front for meaningful projects that you’re team will be doing on your trip.
  • Upgraded lodging Many communities offer a church or school to lodge in during the week. If there’s a bunk house available, we’ll pay that extra fee for you, allowing your team to leave those air mattresses at home.
  • Cartel staffer. For teams of 25+ participants, we’ll send a Cartel staffer to join you on your trip! We’ll invest in your team throughout the week, serving alongside you and leading evening sessions. (Smaller groups are encourage to join together to reach this 25 participant mark.)

Ministry Locations

Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, or 12+ locations in the United States.


Featured 2018 Mission Trips

You can select any of the locations above but here are a few trips we’re highlighting. 

Groups less than 25 are encouraged (but not required) to join a featured trip.

Trip Name Start Date End Date Trip Leader Cost Per Person
Mexico Spring Break Mission Trip March 24, 2018 March 30, 2018 Adam McLane $595
Mexico Spring Break Mission Trip April 2, 2018 April 8, 2018 Adam McLane $595
Mexico June 16, 2018 June 22, 2018 Adam McLane $595
Mexico June 23, 2018 June 29, 2018 Adam McLane $595
Cuba July 7, 2018 July 13, 2018 TBD $845
Mexico July 7, 2018 July 13, 2018 Adam McLane $595
Native American Reservations July 14, 2018 July 20, 2018 TBD $495
Mexico July 14, 2018 July 20, 2018 Adam McLane $595

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