Texas Gulf Coast FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the minimum and maximum group sizes?

All Texas Gulf Coast trips are standard trips which have 25-40 people. Any group of 6+ people is welcome to sign up for the week of their choosing as long as space is available. Groups larger than 40 people from a single church are welcome, please call our office to discuss a private trip.

Are the trips private, with just my group?

No. Groups will be combined with other groups to form teams of at least 25 participants.

What’s included in the trip price?

Ministry materials, lodging, food, and recreation. You will also have a trip consultant to set up the logistics prior to the trip, trip manuals to help your team to prepare, T-shirts to wear during your trip, and excellent Thirst Missions leaders while your trip is underway. You will be responsible for your own transportation and bedding.

Do we need to bring our own tools?

Tools and project materials are not required. Talk to your consultant for further information.

What will we do?

Encourage and help people and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey through service projects. The service projects could include home repair, landscaping, painting, community restoration, and prayer services.

Where will we stay?

On the floor of a church or other lodging facility. Group members may need to bring their own air mattress/cot, sheets, and pillow. Showers and restrooms will be available on site. The lodging will be air conditioned!

What about transportation?

Each team will provide their own driver and transportation.

What if we want to donate more money or work on bigger projects?

Additional financial donations can be given and projects will be arranged to use those funds.

Where will we be serving?

Wharton County and the surrounding areas on the Texas Gulf Coast.

When do we arrive and depart?

Your check-in window is between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm on the Sunday of your arrival. All trips end on Friday at 10:00 am.

Will we have recreation time?

Yes, there will be free time during a couple of evenings for groups to do something on their own. On Thursday afternoon, we will take a trip to the beach to swim and relax, then end with a Texas barbeque. And yes, the recreation is all included in the cost of the trip.

Who will the staff be for Thirst Missions?

Each trip will have a Thirst Mission trip leader, as well as project coordinators to help on site.

Register for your Texas Gulf Coast Missions Trip today!