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2017 MISSION TRIPS:

 

Jalapa, Guatemala – October 21st – October 28th    (See description below)

Ecuador – November 30th – December 9th    (See description below)

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Mission Trip to Guatemala:

Dates of Trip: October 21 – October 28, 2017 (give or take a day)

Organization Leading the Trip: Disciple Makers

Person Leading the Trip from Disciple Makers: Tom & Sheila Anderson

Approximate Cost of Trip: $1,750 per person (depending on airfare).

• Cost of trip does not include passports, shots/medications that may be required, souvenirs, and food while traveling to and from Guatemala.

• All checks will be made out to Disciple Makers, Inc.

Registration Deadlines:

• Deadline for application and $250 deposit is May 15, 2017.

• Second installment of $450 is due by June 15, 2017.

• Third installment of $450 is due by August 15, 2017.

• Balance is due by September 15, 2017.

Maximum Team Size: 12 people

Age Requirements: Children up to 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Objective of the Trip: We will be working with Joaquin Dardon, Tom & Sheila Anderson and the Christian church in Jalapa, Guatemala. We will be using a curriculum called “FriendSpeak” to help the Guatemalan people in the Jalapa community improve their English. A unique aspect about “FriendSpeak” is that people learn English by reading the Bible. They are hearing and processing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and learning the English language at the same time. While in Jalapa we will also be part of a couple church sponsored community outreach events. Depending on the gifting of the team members we may also do some light maintenance work around the church property and install cooking stoves and water filters for Guatemalan families.

Informational Meeting: On January 29, 2017 at 11:45 AM there will be an informational meeting about this trip in Building C in Room C4.

Questions: Contact Becky Spratt at 330-506-3641 or beckyquilts17@yahoo.com

Applying for Trip: If you would like to submit an application to be part of this trip please go to https://app.managedmissions.com/MissionApplication/Start/5556 and complete the application form.

 

 

 

Description of Mission Trip to Ecuador:

Dates of Trip: November 30 – December 9, 2017

Organization Leading the Trip: Compassion International

Person Leading the Trip from Compassion: Duncan Sprague

Cost of Trip: Approx. $3,500 per person.

• Cost of trip does not include passports, shots/medications that may be required, souvenirs, and food while traveling to and from Ecuador.

• All checks will be made out to Greenford Christian Church and then the church will write a check for the total to Compassion International.

Registration Deadlines:

• To register for the trip a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due by March 19, 2017. (There will be a maximum of 18 spots on this trip. Once 18 paid registration deposits are received the registration period will be closed)

• Second payment of $1,000 is due by June 1, 2017.

• Balance is due by August 1, 2017.

Number of Participants: There will need to be a minimum of 10-15 people for the trip to take place and the maximum will be 18 people.

Age Requirements: • Trip participants must be at least 13 years old. (Children age 13 years – 17 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.)

Description of the Trip: Deep in the remote rainforests of Ecuador is a church reaching an indigenous people group called the “Chachi” for Christ. This church was planted and supported directly by the Greenford Christian Church in partnership with Compassion International and Stadia. Our mission will be discipleship training, teacher training, encouraging the church, and ministering to the people living in the area. This will be a great opportunity to build relationships with the children, their parents, and the pastors at the church. We will be spending time with the children by simply hanging out, getting to know their stories, and holding a VBS. We will also be working with and building relationships with the pastors, teachers, mothers and caregivers in the community. We will do discipleship training with the people in the church and spend time getting to know, train and encourage the pastors in the community. In addition, if you sponsor a child in Ecuador, you will have the chance to get to know the child and personally invest in their lives beyond simply writing letters. This trip is very unique due to the remoteness of this people group. Just getting to this area of the world will require several days of travel on planes, busses, and canoes. This trip is not for anyone, but if your idea of a mission trip is adventure at every corner, this is the trip for you.

Notes: Due to the unique location of this trip, there are certain things a person should be able to do to be prepared for the trip. Travelers should be able to swim, be in good to excellent physical condition, and be active on their feet for 10 plus hours per day.

Questions: Contact Corey Kelly at 330-533-3278 ext. 105 or ckelly@greenfordchristian.org

Applying for Trip: If you would like to submit an application to be part of this trip please go to https://app.managedmissions.com/MissionApplication/Start/5675 and complete the application form.