Open your eyes and meet your neighbor through travel to India, Guatemala, or Tanzania. You’ll leave the tourist books behind and make a real connection with people, sharing ideas and meals, shopping at local markets, and learning about new cultures and traditions.
On LPGM trips, you will walk hand in hand with local Christians doing God’s work, learning from them, supporting them and exploring what God is calling us to do together.
Travel costs vary from country to country. LPGM provides all the arrangements for in-country travel, overnight accommodations, meals and activities. It will be clear what is included in the package price and what might be an out of pocket expense. LPGM provides an itinerary and accompanying daily devotional so that travelers and those at home can pray and reflect together throughout the journey.
“Travel comes from the same root word as travail, meaning trouble, work, or even torment. The word tour... literally means "one who goes in circles." Travelers come to immerse their lives and refocus their values. They want to breathe the language of faith and know the way of Christ, even if travail may be part of the bargain. The tourists show up for a more passive experience, happy to drop in when they are in the mood.
I suppose we all have to choose the spiritual road or path that works for us. Will ours be a journey rich in wild mystery, full of unknowables and incomprehensibles? Or will it be a safer path where we pick up a word here and a phrase there, making a few social connections along the way?”
—Peter W. Marty, The Christian Century
Only those who are open to a life-changing experience should consider traveling with LPGM!
It may be possible for you and your group to customize a travel experience. Complete the form below and add your thoughts in the comment section.
Planned for June 17 -27, 2023. Join Lutheran Partners on a Transformational Travel experience! We will visit our partner in Guatemala, Community Cloud Forest Conservation (CCFC), and visit with students who now have access to education. You’ll see the direct impact of an education and how it’s tied to the health of the precious cloud forest! Curious how? Join us!
Approximately $1,250 per person* | Intergenerational Trip
Included: All of your on the ground expenses such as transportation, food, lodging, devoted staff, and basic medical evacuation insurance.
Not Included: Airfare to/from Guatemala City. This can range widely given location and season.
Other considerations: Passport expenses, travel clinic visits, recommended medication/vaccine costs and souvenirs.
Join LPGM in Tanzania where we will learn about the culture and spend time with our partners in the northeast region of the country, starting in Arushu and traveling to towns and villages westward.
Approximate Cost $4,275*
Itinerary may include:
Included: All in-country travel, lodging , food and basic medical evacuation insurance. In this amount round trip airfare from most U.S. departure points is probably, but airfare is variable.
Costs beyond travel will be a passport with at least six months until expiration, VISA adhered in your passport to enter Tanzania, a visit to a travel clinic and vaccines or preventative medicines prescribed by your physician.
Plans include a visit to our partners in the Arcot Lutheran Church, located in the state of Tamil Nadu. We will experience the sights, sounds, flavors, aromas, and the diversity of culture, religions, and more in India.
Approximately $4,000 per person*
Itinerary may include:
Included: All in-country travel, lodging , food and basic medical evacuation insurance. In this amount round trip airfare from most U.S. departure points is probable, but airfare is variable.
Costs beyond travel will be a passport with at least six months until expiration, VISA adhered in your passport to enter India, a visit to a travel clinic and vaccines or preventative medicines prescribed by your physician.