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Mission Teams


Short-term Mission Teams and International Projects

Part of SIFAT’s vision is to bridge the First and Two-thirds Worlds. One way we do this is by providing ways for North American churches and organizations to become personally involved with international projects, helping empower our SIFAT graduates with their work. Our short-term teams serve at the invitation of a SIFAT graduate to work alongside those involved in the project. We call this short-term teams for long-term development. We also help some of our graduates raise support through SIFAT-approved projects. These projects do not receive teams, but are still part of our international missions. Please explore our international trips in Ecuador, Bolivia and Uganda by using the menu on the left, where you can also learn ways to get involved in some of our international projects.

How to join a team

Are you interested in joining or leading a SIFAT team? The first step is to pray about where you would like to go and where God can best use your talents. If you are interested in leading a team, learn more on the team leader info page. If you are an individual who would like to join an existing team, you can see the dates for each trip below and on the site pages. Once you know when and where you want to go, contact our International Team Coordinator,


Want to learn more about our projects for teams? Download the PDFs below for brochures about each project. For the latest pricing information and site information, please visit that country’s page using the menu at the left of this page.

 Printable Brochures:  Bolivia     Ecuador     Uganda


Team Member Forms

Background Check Consent Form (18 years of age and older)

International Team Member Forms (PDF)

Parental Consent Form (younger than 18 years of age)

2016 Teams

Dates   Country Sponsoring Church/University
January 9 – January 20 Ecuador LaGrange College
January 23 – January 30 Ecuador Montgomery FUMC (medical)
February 19 – February 28 Ecuador Auburn University Building Science
March 11 – March 20 Ecuador Auburn University Nursing (medical)
May 1 – May 21 Ecuador University of West Georgia Nursing (medical)
May 22 – May 30 Ecuador Texas A&M University
May 28 – June 5 Ecuador Clear Lake UMC
June 4 – June 11 Ecuador St. Luke UMC
June 4 – June 11 Ecuador St. Luke’s UMC (medical)
June 10 – June 23 Uganda Fairhope UMC
June 11 – June 18 Ecuador Alexander City Methodist Church
June 17 – June 25 Ecuador Guntersville FUMC (medical)
June 18 – June 25 Ecuador Faith UMC
June 25 – July 2 Ecuador Aldersgate UMC
July 2 – July 9 Ecuador Etheridge team
July 9 – July 16 Ecuador Fairview UMC (medical and construction)
July 23 – July 31 Ecuador Pasadena UMC
July 30 – August 7 Ecuador Cornerstone UMC
October 30 – November 6 Ecuador Centerpointe Church (medical)


How to Make a Payment

Please confirm your payment amount with the International Team Coordinator,, before making a payment. For your payment to be credited correctly, you must include the team name and team number.

Payment Options:

1) SIFAT prefers payments be made by check. Mail your check to 2944 County Road 113, Lineville, AL 36266. Please make sure all checks are received before your due dates. Due dates will be provided for each payment. Remember, mail can take extra time to reach our office.

2) For online payments, an additional 3 percent is charged to cover processing fees.