Alaska July 2020Saturday, July 18 - Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Alaska July 2020July 18-28, 2020
Trip Cost Estimated at: $1800 + flights
10 people max
This trip will partner with Last Frontier Ministries to serve the small rural village of Minto, Alaska. Their Mission Statement says they are “Dedicated to bring the gospel to the unreached people groups of the world through establishing Godly relationships, discipling new believers and rising up new leaders in the church, who in turn will carry out the Great Commission.” Last Frontier Ministries does not limit itself to only one means of bringing the love of Christ to others. They engage in several different strategies to get the Gospel message to those that need to hear.
Most of the week will be spent serving in the small rural village of Minto, Alaska. Minto is a beautiful village with Native American families who have lived there for many Generations! The tribal traditions run deep in Minto and the people of Minto are warm, caring and inviting once the respect has been earned. This trip is a mix of service projects, such as painting and stacking wood, and spending time getting to know the community and encouraging them spiritually through door to door ministry, and VBS for the children. The town is in great need of spiritual encouragement.
This team will also spend a few days serving with Last Frontier in Healy, AK. Healy experiences an immense growth in population over the summers with many tourists coming to visit the Denali National Park and also with many seasonal employees who come from all over the world to work there! Last Frontier’s vision is to host worship nights and give people a safe hang out spot, where they can grab a coffee and a snack and listen to the Gospel and worship music. That is why they are building “The Pit” and a coffee shop next to it. Both are still under construction and the team will help with this project and other ministry opportunities while in Healy. While there, you will also be able to experience the amazing beauty of Denali National Forest!
Introductory and Off the Beaten Path – This trip is great for both first-timers and those interested in serving in the USA. This trip is ideal for those who are able to do physical activity such as stacking wood, painting and walking many miles each day.
12 and over with a parent, 15 and over without.
Total Trip Cost
Estimated at $1800 + airfare
(Final total varies depending on flight costs which will vary depending on your departing airport. Your exact total trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked. Average flights for Alaska range from $700-$1,100)
Total Trip Cost Estimated At: $2500 – $2900
Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE MAR 18, 2020 – $500 FIRST PAYMENT DUE
DUE APR 18, 2020 – $1000 SECOND PAYMENT DUE (for booking flights)
DUE MAY 18, 2020 – FINAL BALANCE DUE
*If you sign up for the trip past any of the above payment due dates, you will need to fundraise to catch up on those deadlines quickly.
The following items are included in the trip cost:
✓ Airfare from your home airport (see flight info below for more details on flights)
✓ 3 meals a day
✓ Accommodations based on sharing rooms with other team members (see FAQ page for more info on room arrangements)
✓ Trained leader for the team
✓ Passport to Ministry Insurance Coverage (medical, liability, travel and security assistance services)
✓ Tipping for guides, meals out, etc.
✓ Administrative costs
✓ Excursion costs (if any)
Costs not included in the trip price are: meals on airport travel days when traveling to and from your home airport, any additional costs due to deviations, any fees associated with baggage or immunizations, passport, personal shopping money and incidentals such as snacks, additional beverages, laundry, phone calls, film and other personal items. Costs for arts & crafts and other items needed for activities your team takes to do with the children are also not included in the trip cost.
1. Submitted trip application (with deposit)
2. Current ID
Documents Needed (2 weeks from registration)
1. Signed Child Protection Policy & Guidelines document
2. Signed Code of Conduct document
3. Signed Short-Term Mission Trip Guide document
4. Signed Release, Hold Harmless & Consent Form
5. Signed Cancellation Policy
6. Signed Background Check Consent Form
7. Signed Statement of Faith
8. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #1
9. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #2
*A background check will be run on all teams members over the age of 18.
*All documents should be turned in to us within two weeks from the time you sign up for the trip.
Team Member Commitment
I understand that the mission trip starts the day I apply for the trip and agree that, as a part of a Go Be Love mission team, I am committing to being available for conference calls leading up to the trip and reading all emails and materials pertaining to the trip, and responding when necessary. I understand that these communications are needed to maximize the effectiveness of my team on the mission field, to prepare each person for the trip and to build team unity. For some teams, this may include 4 to 8 conference calls leading up to the trip. I understand that a large part of these conference calls will focus on a spiritual preparation and will include doing a pre-trip discipleship study together.
Go Be Love encourages our team members to raise support. Once you are signed up for a trip, you can fundraise with all items on the team member fundraising section of our online store, you can send out support letters or come up with your own creative ideas. We use a team member database called Managed Missions that allows you to create your own custom fundraising page. Unlike other online fundraising pages, those donations will go directly into your trip account and will also be tax deductible for your donors. This feature is called Public Profile and we encourage all team members to create one and send the link to your donors who would like to give online. You and your donors can also make tax deductible payments toward your trip total by mailing checks to Go Be Love.
Deanne has been married for 26 years to her wonderful husband Rob, and they have one daughter that just graduated from East Carolina University.
For the past 3 years she has been the administrative assistant for Life Groups at Life Church in Albany, NY and has been heavily involved with event planning and organization for Life Church Albany as well. The 3 years prior she was the administrative assistant to the Senior Pastor at Living Word Family Church in Wake Forest, NC where she was involved with ministry execution, conference and travel organization, and scheduling.
Deanne has a heart for missions and has traveled to Haiti multiple times, the last time being with Go Be Love. She led a 2019 Alaska team and was asked to lead this 2020 trip to Alaska and is looking forward to what God has in store.