We will minister to a gathering of several churches in Rio de Janeiro, bringing a Holy Spirit celebration and preaching the finished work of the cross. We will also equip pastors and spend a few extra days with a church on the beaches of Cabo Frio. You will heal and minister to the poor in the slums and carry the supernatural grace and glory of God to the nations. This will be one of the most life-changing weeks you have ever experienced! This is also the most affordable mission trip we have ever hosted - so sign up early before it fills up.


Our application process is very simple. Just follow the steps below and you're on your way!


OneFor starters, you will place your DEPOSIT to hold your spot on the team.

Space will be limited for this trip, so be sure to register EARLY.

Cutoff deadline for deposits is March 15, 2019 or sooner if the team fills up.


TwoNext, you will need to fill out our Mission Application. Please


Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to Or mail them to Sons of Thunder, P.O. Box 40, Marylhurst, OR 97036 (You can also mail in your deposit via check, if you prefer).


ThreeNow, simply wait! We will email you to confirm your placement on the team. We will also send periodic information as it becomes available about the trip. This is a good time to begin fund-raising at your local church or through family and friends who may want to support your mission!



FourYour next and final payment amount is due by May 8, 2019. You can pay this now or later. Just don't miss the deadline! Your payment covers all hotels, ground transport, and two meals a day - all but your international airline ticket, which you will buy separately.


FiveThis is a "make your own way" trip, which means you will be responsible for purchasing your own roundtrip airline ticket into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. You can buy your tickets as soon as you are confirmed (keep in mind many folks like to donate air miles to missionaries! So you may end up flying for free). Simply fly in anytime on August 9 and fly out on anytime on August 15 any time of day. You will taxi back and forth from the airport to the hotel. The team will meet up on August 10 at the hotel. We will email everything you need to know about this and answer any questions.




Total Cost: $1,500

Team Applications Due: MARCH 15, 2019
Final Trip Payment Due: MAY 8, 2019
Trip Dates: AUGUST 9-15, 2019


When is the trip?

We will fly into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil anytime on August 9 and depart anytime on August 15.
(If you choose to come early or stay later for holiday, that is fine)

Can I bring a church group?

Pastors and lay leaders may choose to serve as a team leader and bring along a small group from your own local area. Please contact us with any questions about this. This is also a great trip to bring your youth group. This is our most inexpensive mission trip.

How will we serve?

The main purpose of our trip will be to minister the Gospel of Grace and release the healing, liberating power of God everywhere we go. During the meetings, you will participate in prayer ministry, releasing joy, miracles and impartation. Our trip will include visits to the poor in the slums and favellas of Rio.

What is the cost?

The total cost is $1,500 plus you will purchase your own air ticket to and from Rio de Janeiro. The first deposit ($500) is due upon application no later than March 15, 2019. The remainder of the payment ($1,000) is due by May 8, 2019. Deposits are non-refundable, but may be applied to someone else if you are unable to go.

Where will we travel?

Rio de Janeiro is a huge seaside city in Brazil, famed for its Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado and its sprawling favelas (shanty towns). We will also travel to Cabo Frio, known for it's exceptional beaches.

What do costs include?

The payments you make to Sons of Thunder will cover all of your ground transportation, nice hotels and two meals a day. The costs do not include your flight to Rio and back.

When do I purchase a flight?

This is a "make your own way" trip, which means you will be responsible for purchasing your own airline ticket to Rio de Janeiro (Arriving anytime by Aug. 9) and back home (departing anytime Aug. 15). You can begin looking for tickets and purchasing them right away. Often friends and family have airmiles they may want to donate to you. Exact hour of arrival and departure time is not important - the team will meet up the following morning (Aug. 10) at the team hotel. We will send information about the hotel once you apply.

Who can join this trip?

Anyone can come along who wants to dive into mission work and enjoys the love and power of Jesus Christ spilling out to the nations! Simply follow the steps above and you're on your way!

Are there age limits?

Sometimes age limits can be waived with parental consent.

What do I pack and what do I bring?

We will send various emails along the way, posting you on advice about packing, eating, currency exchange and many other details.

Other questions?

Feel free to email us with further questions at

Sons of Thunder, 10/12/2018