Puerto Rico Mission Trip

Dates How many Location Price
October 17-26, 2024 40 San Juan, Puerto Rico $1500
Flight not included

Trip Overview

Experience a life-changing mission trip to Puerto Rico with It Is Written! We have been invited by the Puerto Rico Union and the East Puerto Rico Conference to conduct evangelistic meetings and a medical clinic in the city of San Juan. Pastors Wes Peppers and Eric Flickinger will preach at two large sites, and 6 other sites will be preached by volunteers.

There will also be light construction projects on this trip. Non-medical support team members are also needed to assist in the clinic, evangelistic meetings, and the children’s programs. There are many people who need Jesus in this region, and your service there will make an impact for eternity!

Puerto Rico is a commonwealth territory of the United States, so it is not its own country. You will not need a U.S. Passport to travel there.


October 16, 2024


October 27, 2024

Volunteers Needed

  • 6 Evangelism speakers, preferably experienced (Translators provided)
  • 20-30 Medical professionals – Medical, Dental, Vision and others
  • Children’s program leaders/helpers
  • Support Staff

The count cap on this trip is 40 participants.

Trip Cost

$1,500 Mission fee not including airfare.

This fee covers food, housing, transportation and travel insurance once you have arrived in the country. It also assists you with supplies and expenses for the medical clinic and evangelistic meetings. So, your fee covers all of your in-country expenses, and it supports the medical and evangelism work we will do while there. You will also receive a custom It Is Written Mission Trip T-shirt and mission experience gift box.

Your plane tickets, personal and excursion expenses, or additional baggage fees are separate from the fee. Most people bring $200-$400 for personal spending, but it is at your discretion.

Fees by age

  • Birth—7: $175
  • 8—14 years old: $750 (Must room with parents)
  • 15-17 years old: Full adult price
  • 18+: $1,500

A group of 4 or more will receive a discount of $150 per person.

Cancellation policy

If the participant cancels before we have paid for the accommodations, internal flights (where applicable), travel insurance, and meal headcount plans, we give a full refund.

If a participant cancels for any reason after the accommodation and reservations have been made we give a 25% refund. Because these factors vary for each trip, you will need to call the office and discuss these details with us as soon as you need to cancel.

Payment Deadline

Please register and complete your fee payment as soon as possible. The final deadline is October 1, 2024.

If you need an extension beyond this date (due to extenuating circumstances) or have any questions, please call us at the office. Please note that if you are granted extension time, you must pay the remaining fee before departing the country, or your spot will be forfeited, even if you have booked your ticket.

If you are viewing this information beyond the deadline and have interest in the trip, please call us. There may still be vacancies left.

You will receive an email sometime following your trip registration. We are working on a new system for processing, but for now please know that if you submitted your application, we have it. We will connect with you soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office.

Travel Information

Please follow these instructions carefully when booking your flight:

  1. Your flight should depart from your airport of choice in the U.S. to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) on October 16th.
  2. Once you arrive in Puerto Rico, you will be collected from the airport by someone on our team.
  3. Your flight from Puerto Rico should depart on October 27th from the San Juan airport back to your home.
  4. If you would like to arrive early or stay late for personal leisure, all arrangements, accommodations, and expense is your responsibility. Please notify us if you choose to do so.
  5. Please send your travel itinerary to Cathy Q once you have it.
  6. Should you need help with booking your flights, you may contact Butler Travel in Oregon. They are an Adventist owned travel agency and can help for a minimal fee. It Is Written is unable to assist you with booking flights. We encourage you to utilize their professional services to get the very best pricing and flights to meet your needs.

Butler Travel Contact Info

Phone Number: (503) 879-5005
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm PST
Butler Travel Website

Accommodations/Meals/Early or Late Arrivals and Departures

  • It Is Written seeks to provide the very best accommodations for reasonable pricing. The mission field will require flexibility and sacrifice. Still, we strive to maintain safety and a comfortable and restful experience.
  • Accommodations will be at Airbnbs. We will inform you of the final details in our zoom meetings.
  • Please do not book your own hotel reservation. It Is Written will do that for the entire group unless it is before or after the trip dates
  • Participants will have roommates unless you elect to cover the extra cost of your own room, which you must pay for before departure. This cost varies per trip, so you must contact the office for the amount. It is not guaranteed that a single room will always be possible. This will always depend on local availability.
  • Local transportation is provided to and from the airport and all trip destinations.
  • Three vegetarian meals are provided each day. Due to local limitations, vegan meals are not always an option, although often vegan selections are availble. We do our best to have options for both.
  • We are unable to accommodate gluten-free or other similar needs. It is often difficult to obtain these items in other countries. However, the food is usually fresh and simple, so these challenges are not as typical as they are in more developed countries. You are welcome to bring any food items that will meet your needs while there. We encourage you to bring a variety of snacks such as crackers, granola bars, peanut butter, etc. No fresh produce may be brought into any country from another country, although fresh fruit and vegetables are in abundance locally. Be sure to pack any liquid items above 3 oz in your checked baggage.
  • Any food purchases outside of the three provided meals are the participant’s responsibility.
  • Most hotels we stay at provide laundry services for a fee.
  • If you plan to arrive early or stay longer, you are responsible for making all of your hotel and transportation arrangements.
  • Other details will be shared on scheduled zoom meetings. We will have 3 zoom meetings before departure. We will email you with dates and instructions as the time approaches.



To be announced. (All excursions, if any, will be an additional cost.)

Puerto Rico Facts & Figures

Country Overview
Five neat facts about Puerto Rico

  1. The name “Puerto Rico” (rich port) refers to the abundance of gold that Spanish colonists found on the island.
  2. The first inhabitants on the island were the Taínos, an indigenous group of people who lived on the island for centuries before the arrival of European colonists. The Taínos named the island “Boriquen.”
  3. The island has almost 300 miles of coastline and nearly the same number of beaches.
  4. El Yunque is an unparalleled natural landmark as the only tropical rainforest in the United States Forest System.
  5. Within Puerto Rico lies the largest cave network in the Americas, a subterranean labyrinth of caverns visited by people from around the world.
  6. Plaza Las Américas located in San Juan, is the largest shopping center in the Caribbean.
  7. Puerto Ricans can have dual citizenship — U.S. citizenship and Puerto Rico citizenship — if they were born on the island or have one parent born on the island.
  8. The Catedral de San Juan is the final resting place of Juan Ponce de León, known for leading the first European expedition to Florida and being the first governor of Puerto Rico.

San Juan

Puerto Rico: 3.22 million
San Juan: 341,000

The official languages are Spanish and English, although Spanish is primarily spoken.

Around 70% of Puerto Rico is Catholic, with some reports of up to 85%. Approximately 25% is Protestant, and the remaining divided among other belief systems.

Puerto Rico has warm, tropical weather year-round, with the temperature generally staying between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit throughout most of the island.

Puerto Rico uses the U.S. dollar.

Puerto Rico uses types A and B for electrical outlets, which is the same as the United States. There is no need for converters.

Time Difference
Puerto Rico is in the Atlantic Time Zone. In October, due to daylight savings time in the United States, Puerto Rico will be the same time as the Eastern Time Zone.

Food and Water
Food is on US standards. Drink only unopened bottled water or other drinks unless you confirm that it is purified. Unopened water bottles are always safe.

Entry Requirements

  1. A U.S. Passport is not needed to enter Puerto Rico. If you are from another country, please check the requirements.
  2. Covid vaccines or testing are not required to enter or exit the country.

Medical Requirements

Check online for the recommended vaccines and medicine list and consider visiting your doctor 4-6 weeks before the trip for any further medical advice you need. The CDC can provide helpful information and recommendations. Each recommendation is a personal choice at the discretion of the individual. Participants should consult with their personal physician and make responsible decisions. It Is Written is not responsible for the results of any personal medical decisions.

Registration Information

Register Online

Payment Options

Full Payment Due Date: September 16, 2024

Pay online

Over the phone
Call Cathy Quedzuweit to make a payment by debit/credit card at 423-362-5822

Mail a check to
It Is Written, Attn: Puerto Rico Mission Trip, P.O. Box 6, Chattanooga, TN, 37401