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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 international team’s country. 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


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)


Upcoming Teams

2024 Teams

March 1-10/11, 2024 Ecuador Auburn University College of Nursing
March 1-9/10, 2024 Ecuador Auburn University McWhorter School of Building Science
June 1-8/9, 2024 Ecuador Duncan Memorial Methodist Church
June 8-15/16, 2024 Ecuador Clanton First Methodist Church
June 15-22, 2024 Ecuador OPEN – Team Needed!
June 22-29, 2024 Ecuador OPEN – Team Needed!
June 29-July6/7, 2024 Ecuador Community First UMC
July 6-13, 2024 Ecuador OPEN – Team Needed!
July 13-20/21, 2024 Ecuador Mt. Bethel Church
July 20-27/28, 2024 Ecuador Clear Lake UMC
August TBD Bolivia AU Engineers Without Borders
October TBD Ecuador AU McWhorter School of Building Science

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.