About Thirst Missions
Thirst Missions, the world’s leader in short-term mission trips to Alaska, Appalachia, Belize, and Puerto Rico, is committed to leading high quality mission trips for every group to each of our locations.
On each of our trips, we take care of all the logistics and planning so your group can focus on ministry and relationships. Thirst Missions has a staff of 2-4 on every trip who are with your group, taking care of logistics and guiding you through the trip. It is our goal to partner with you to provide opportunities for your group to minister, keep everyone safe, to guide the trip in cultural areas, and to serve your group by taking care of all the behind-the-scenes details. Thirst Missions has led over 700+ trips and 12,000+ participants. Participants have comprised most of the 50 States and Canada, and have represented many denominations. We are intentional about every part of our mission trip experiences and take seriously the importance of making every trip amazing and impactful. We invite you to join us in Alaska, Appalachia, Belize, or Puerto Rico in a life-changing mission trip.
Thirst Missions, LLC is led by Adam Swenson, CEO. Jason Pfingsten is the founder and original CEO, passing the torch to Adam in March 2020.
Jason has been leading mission trips to Belize since 1991 and full-time since 2003. Thirst Missions was founded in 2008 to focus specifically on the country of Belize. Alaska, Appalachia, and Puerto Rico have been added in recent years as ministry destinations. Jason fell in love with the people and culture of Belize while in college at the University of Northwestern – St Paul (’92) and has been overseeing short-term mission teams to Belize ever since. “I invite you to bring your group to Alaska, Appalachia, Belize, or Puerto Rico. Join us in our effort to minster through these diverse destinations. You will partner with local churches and have the opportunity to choose the ministries you’d like to participate in. Our prayer is that your group will be as blessed as the local churches whom you minister to and partner with during your trip.”
Jason and his wife Addie live in Centerville, MN with their three girls, Mallory, Marissa and Julia. They keep busy in ministry, at church, have a passion for travel, spending time with family, and attending their children’s numerous activities.
The Thirst Missions office is located in Forest Lake, MN.
We are blessed with amazing staff members who work out of our office in Forest Lake, MN. From trip consulting to marketing and sales to finance, it’s our goal to serve each trip with excellence and impact the world one short-term mission trip at a time.
A fun and unique glimpse into Thirst Missions. Every day at 12PM CST, our staff members in the USA and abroad gather together wherever they are at, to pray and uplift all our trips and ministry. We believe strongly in the power of prayer and make it a priority, everyday!
We also have many staff members working in Belize, along with a growing number of staff members in our other three locations. From full-time staff, who follow-up with ministry projects and host pastors year round, to devoted trip leaders and assistant trip leaders, our trip staff members in have a great amount of experience leading mission trips and traveling throughout our areas of ministry. Their faith, hard work, care for people, knowledge of the country and leadership ability are second to none.
We hope that you feel cared for by your trip leader and our leadership staff on your mission trips.
It is our goal to serve your team and to provide as amazing a mission trip as possible, while meeting your goals for the trip and blessing the local church with whom you’ll be partnered. We invite you to join us in fulfilling the Great Commission to a world in great need of Jesus Christ. As you do so, you will be a blessing to the local people and each of your group members will be equally blessed.