Winter 2022 Mission Team Application

Dear Potential Team Leader or Participant,

Paradise Bound Short-Term Mission Teams have touched over 200,000 lives in the remotest villages of Guatemala over the last 20+ years. Our Lord will use you and your team to touch hundreds of lives for Eternity in Jesus Name! As you Build ETERNAL Relationships, your life will never again be the same! That process starts with HIS word found in John 17:20; “I ask...on behalf of those who will believe in ME” ...Jesus prayed those words to HIS Heavenly Father, and Prayer is where this journey in Christ Jesus our Lord begins!

If this is your first experience with Paradise Bound, you’ll want to take some time to browse our Guatemala Mission Trip page to learn much more than we can share here. Whether you are new or one of the over 8,000 mission team members who have ministered with Paradise Bound, this additional information will help guide you through our Team Application or our Individual/Small Group Application processes.

*For all PBM teams awarded a Winter 2022 Mission date: Payments designated for your Mission Team will be refunded or applied to a future mission date if PBM cancels your trip due to travel restrictions caused by the covid-19 virus outbreak. Non-covid related Mission Team cancelations will not be eligible for a refund.

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Team Application (groups or 10 or more team members)

Prayerfully consider a team date from our list, and then submit the form below.

After the team/date announcement, your groups non-refundable deposit is required within 10 days to secure your date. Failure to receive your deposit within 10 days will forfeit your ministry date to another team. Please do NOT send in your deposit until notified that you have been awarded a mission date. If your church or group desires a full team of 25+ team members, the deposit is $3,000. If 15-25 spots are desired, the deposit is $2,000.

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Individual/Family/Small Group Registration (groups of less than 10 team members)
For individuals, couples, families, or groups less than 10, feel free to email us your request to join a team at send your request only to: along with:
  1. Approximate number of team members
  2. Ages
  3. General date(s) you would like to join
  4. Contact information

Once the team dates are awarded to teams over 10, and the team leaders have had the opportunity to fill their teams, we will begin adding others to any available teams at our discretion. Please keep in mind that some teams fill completely and there may not be room for you on a particular team, but we will work with you to place you in a suitable team/date to the best of our ability. Cost per person is the same as listed for the groups over 10.

Winter 2022 Mission Team Dates Still Available
  • January 16 - 23
  • January 25 - February 1
  • February 6 -13
  • February 15 - 22
  • February 27 - March 6
  • March 8 - 15
  • March 24 - 31

Note: (dates are subject to change until tickets are purchased)

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  • Applications due for groups over 10 team members: July 23, 2021:
  • Final name list (legal names as on passports, birthdates, & gender): 2 months prior to departure
  • Online Registrations completed: Team members should be encouraged to submit the online registration form ASAP after committing to participate.
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Payment Schedule

Payment Schedule (payments mailed to PBM, PO Box 80, Zeeland, MI 49464 & marked with your team’s mission date)

  • $2,000-$3,000 non-refundable deposit: Within 10 days of awarding your team’s mission date
  • $975/person (less your deposit): 4 months prior to departure
  • Airfare cost: 2 months prior to departure
  • Kingdom Builders (homes), Medical Clinic, & Bible investments (see below): 1 month prior to departure
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Additional Team Expenses (NOT included in the per person investment listed above):

Kingdom Builders:

You and your team will build 10’x12’ homes with a connected 10’x12’ roofed patio. Each team starts, completes, and dedicates metal stud and drywall homes simultaneously for our growing list of widows and the severely oppressed living in cornstalk, mud or tin huts. These homes forever change the lives of these precious families, often for Eternity! The third day, as we present the Gospel of Jesus Christ, many entire families give their lives to the One who gave His life for them! It is a time of tears and rejoicing as so many come to Eternal Life and our Lord prepares their mansion in Glory. The construction is easily accomplished by anyone: young, elderly, or those without any construction experience. Teams should build one home per every 4-6 team members.

Each home is an investment of only $1,475 and takes 3 days to construct, but is not included in the cost per person, as most teams raise these funds as a team. The homes are one of the easiest fundraising opportunities as many friends, families, and business owners give readily toward providing an impoverished family with a home for only $1,475. The investment per home is our cost for materials only, with no markup or profit. It includes the Home, a BED, a lifetime WATER FILTER, and most important…the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Mobile Medical Clinics:

Antibiotics, multivitamins, pain relievers, worming/parasite pills, and much, much more are utilized in your team’s clinic/outreaches. This alone saves lives physically as villagers come from long distances to be attended to in our clinics/outreaches, thus giving us the opportunity to share the Gospel! You will not believe how much medicine is prescribed until you experience a clinic with us! While $3,000 is our cost of the medicine purchased through medical missionary organizations, the actual cost if purchased at pharmacies exceeds $25,000 per team. 3s a team, your investment for the Medical Clinics is $3,000 (total of 2 clinics).

Bible Distribution Expense:

$500 provides a New Testament for each family we come in contact with during your team’s outreaches.

Individual Costs NOT Covered:

Meals on your travel days, to and from Guatemala are at your expense as are any souvenirs you choose to purchase. Also, Passport and immunization fees are not covered by PBM.

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Doubts? Don’t Let Them Affect You or Someone Else’s Eternity!

Initially, the thought of raising the funds may be overwhelming. However, as you are called by our Lord to labor alongside us, then He WILL provide! Yes, you will still have to work at it, as that is your responsibility, but our Lord will provide! This is a walk of true faith for many, but we have never had a team not make their goals! Many teams raise far above the amount that is needed and have a blast at it! Ultimately, this is an Eternal Investment in souls with our Lord Jesus Christ. We have hundreds of individuals who thought it impossible to go, but now have grown tremendously in faith because they did what our Lord asks of all of us: PRAY in faith…believing!!! In closing, if you have any questions please email or call 616-928-5610.

Remember that the deadline for Team Applications is: July 23, 2022 and that applying does not guarantee your team a ministry date. Additionally, even if you cannot partake in one of our Lord’s incredible harvest of souls for the Winter 2022, PRAY with us that our Lord sends forth laborers into HIS fields “white unto harvest!”

“PRAYER does not equip us for the greater work, it Is the greater work!”

HIS servants,
Dan & Heidi Smith

ps: We are seeking U.S. churches to “adopt” church plant/builds in remote villages in 2021. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please email to express your interest! We’ll then send you the additional info regarding that Eternal Investment in our Lord’s Kingdom!

Pps: Paradise Bound can only achieve its Eternal goals with the blessing of generous gifts from people like you. Without these gifts, helping those in the “uttermost” would not be possible. Since Paradise Bound relies on the generosity of individuals, please consider helping as our Lord leads.

Thank you!