Antigua

                                                                                                   

                           

Antigua and Barbuda has a total land area of 171 square miles (442 square kilometers) and a population of about 79,000. The island of Antigua covers 108 square miles (280 square kilometers); Barbuda, 62 square miles (161 square kilometers); and Redonda, only 1/2 square mile (1.3 square kilometers). About 98 percent of the people live on Antigua and 2 percent on Barbuda. Redonda is uninhabited. St. John's (pop. 24,000), on the northwest coast of Antigua, is the country's capital and largest city. The East Caribbean dollar is the country's basic unit of currency.

People. The vast majority of the people of Antigua and Barbuda are descendants of black Africans. About half of the people live in St. John's, and the rest live in rural areas. Most of the people live in one-story houses made of concrete blocks or wood. They wear clothing similar to that worn in the United States and other Western nations. Their main foods include beans, fish, lobsters, and sweet potatoes.

Almost all the people of Antigua and Barbuda speak English, the nation's official language. Most of the people are Protestants and Anglicans make up the largest Protestant group. Antigua and Barbuda have well-developed primary and secondary educational systems.

The typical mission trip is 8 days and 7 nights. Some of the activities your group could be involved in are: Construction, Painting, Clean Up, Vacation Bible Study, Street Evangelism, Musical Programs, Puppet Shows, Tract Distribution, Door to Door Visitation, Youth Camp, Deaf School Visit, Orphanage, and Church Ministry. You have the choice in how you are going to share the love of Jesus.

  

 

 

Land and climate. The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are mostly flat. They were formed from volcanoes that were worn down by wind and rain. The islands have beautiful beaches covered with white sand. Antigua's coast has numerous bays and inlets. Redonda is rocky and has little plant life. The average temperature of the islands is 80 ?F (27 ?C). The islands receive about 45 inches (114 centimeters) of rain annually. However, long periods of drought strike the area from time to time.

Economy. Tourism ranks as the major economic activity of Antigua and Barbuda. The country's beaches, resorts, and warm sunny climate attract tourists from many lands. The tourist industry employs most of Antigua and Barbuda's people. Sugar is also important to the country's economy. Farmers raise sugar cane and processors refine it into sugar. Cotton is another important product. The country's crop production is often harmed by droughts. As a result, the government encourages the development of small industries to strengthen the economy. The country's industries make clothing, paint, and such appliances as refrigerators and stoves.

History. Carib Indians were the first inhabitants of Antigua and Barbuda. In 1493, Christopher Columbus became the first European to reach Antigua. British settlers established a colony on Antigua in 1632. The colony, which later included Barbuda and Redonda, was called Antigua. The British brought African slaves to the islands to work on sugar cane plantations. The slaves were freed in 1834, the year after the United Kingdom abolished slavery throughout its empire. Most of the British people eventually left, but the United Kingdom retained control of the colony.

In 1967, the colony of Antigua became part of the West Indies Associated States and gained control of its internal affairs. It became the independent nation of Antigua and Barbuda on Nov. 1, 1981.

In 1989, Hurricane Hugo struck Antigua and Barbuda. The hurricane caused two deaths and $80 million in property damage. Another powerful hurricane, Hurricane Luis, hit the islands in 1995. It resulted in two deaths and at least $300 million in property damage.

Staff: 

Our staff work hard to make the trips as affordable as possible. Missions to us is all about souls and not the money and that is why our prices are below those of any other mission agencies. Although our prices are generally the same for most of the countries in the Caribbean, exceptions are made for each country where the price differs.

Price: Antigua (Hotel) Stay $699.00

Price includes: lodging, meals, ground transportation. There may be additional cost for entry into the country and exit out of the country, call CLM's office for more details.

All ministry opportunity are 100% customizable based on your group makeup and requested activities. We will provide the best match for your group and cater to their needs on location. Areas of ministries include Orphanages, Churches, Medical Missions in poverty stricken communities.

For more information please contact CLM at 678-574-3818 or at clmissions.org