Frequently Asked Questions

  • Purpose of Extreme Challenge Puerto Rico (ECPR): 

    • Learn how to apply gospel principles to sport alongside Puerto Rican athletes. During ECPR you will immerse yourself in another culture, learn new ways of engaging, meet new people and experience new opportunities. The Lord said, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…” This will be a great opportunity to go to a different nation and learn how ministry can be done in another culture.

    • To be equipped as a spiritual captain when you come back to your campus

    • To be equipped in evangelism (training, practice), catch vision for what God is doing in PR and consider doing a STINT (1 year of ministry in PR)

    • Help start and accelerate the ministry of Athletes in Action in Puerto Rico. God is on the move in PR, raising up athletes for his glory.  You can play a part in helping launch a new movement on the biggest campus in Puerto Rico!

    • By staying at the Albergue Olympic Training Center, you will have the opportunity to minister to future Puerto Rican collegiate and professional athletes. Doing so can make an eternal impact in all of Puerto Rico since students from different parts of the island travel to use these facilities. What a great opportunity to help them become total athletes by sharing Christ with them!

  • Location: Small town 1 hour drive south of San Juan

  • Where we will stay: Albergue Olympic Training Center (dorm style rooms)

  • Dates: May 23 - June 1

  • What we’re doing (tentative schedule)

    • May 23 - Arrive

    • May 24 - UTC Principles 1 & 2, Ministry Training

    • May 25 - UTC Principles 3 & 4, Ministry Training

    • May 26 - UTC Principle 5, SPECIAL

    • May 27 - SPECIAL, celebrate

    • May 28 - Missions Day

    • May 29 - PR church, Old San Juan

    • May 30 - Ministry at Albergue and Campus Time

    • May 31 - Ministry at Albergue and Campus Time

    • June 1 - Fly Home

  • Cost: $2,200 (includes flight costs)

  • What’s covered in the cost? Lodging, food, materials, travel

  • Will I need extra spending money? Yes (for touristy stuff)

  • Support raising

    • AIA staff will be assigned to your child to help coach them in raising support

  • Do I need a passport? No

  • Do I need to speak Spanish? No

  • Will I have a way to be contacted by family? Yes

  • Do I need shots? No

  • Application deadline:  March 1 

  • Where are we flying out of? Closest biggest airport to students’ hometown, everyone arriving in San Juan, PR