Bahamas June 2018Saturday, June 23, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
BahamasJune 23 - 30, 2018
Trip Cost: $1350 + cost of flights
See Cost & Payment Tab Below for Details
June 23-30, 2018
18 people (10 adults/8 children) max
This trip is almost full.
Limited space available. Sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot on this team.
This team will serve at Zion Children’s Home. Zion Children’s Home is located on Current Island in the Bahamas and their mission is to nurture children in a safe and loving environment. These are children who have been abused and neglected. Zion Children’s Home works with the Department of Social Services in the Bahamas to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the children they welcome in. The length of stay of the children in their care is determined by the Department of Social Services. The model at Zion is a family unit style model with a house parent and 8 children ranging in age from 2 to 17 years old. The team will be able to stay on Current Island which is about 1 mile long and 1/2 mile wide in size. Because the team will stay right on the island, teams will be able to really get to know the children and staff at Zion and pour into them the love of Jesus as well as meet some very tangible needs by bringing supplies. Teams will fly into Eleuthera and take a ferry over to Current Island. There will be time for visiting the beach which is within a short walking distance from where the team is staying and possibly even for the children and staff from Zion to join the team for some beach swimming while you’re there. Please prayerfully consider joining us for this amazing trip to GO BE LOVE in the Bahamas.
Introductory– No special skills required. Bahamas is close to the US and because travel time is relatively short, this trip is a great way to serve in a time that fits your schedule.
This trip is appropriate for families or individuals.
7 and over with a parent, 15 and over without. Ask for our Considerations for Children document if you’re not sure about bringing children.
Total Trip Cost
$1350 + airfare
**Final total varies depending on team size and flight costs which will vary depending on your departing airport. Flight prices change all the time so this cost varies but as a very general range – we are currently seeing flights to this location out of most US cities in the $800-$1000 range. Your exact total trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked.
Estimated at $2150 – $2350 total including flights
Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT REGISTRATION – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
Due FEB 23, 2018 – $500 FIRST PAYMENT
Due MAR 23, 2018 – $800 SECOND PAYMENT
Due APR 23, 2018 – 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:
✓ International airfare plus domestic connections from your home airport (see flight info below for more details on flights)
✓ 3 meals a day on the international portion of the trip
✓ Accommodations based on sharing rooms with other team members (see FAQ page for more info on room arrangements)
✓ In-country transportation
✓ Translator/Guide (if needed)
✓ Trained leader for the team
✓ Visa fee (if any)
✓ ACE Travel 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 the US, 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 passport that will not expire within 6 months of travel date (we do not need a copy of it)
Documents Needed (2 weeks from registration)
1. Signed Release, Hold Harmless & Consent Form
2. Signed Cancellation Policy
3. Signed Background Check Consent Form
4. Signed Statement of Faith
5. Signed and notarized copy of Code of Conduct for GBLI and the ministries we visit on the trip
6. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #1
7. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #2
*A background check will be run
*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 advises all travelers to read the US Department of State background notes on their website. Travelers can also check the latest health information with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov to get the most recent health advisories, immunization recommendations/requirements, and advice on food and drinking water safety for regions and countries. We also suggest that all participants consult their physician before traveling abroad.
Paying for Your Trip
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.
Flight and Travel Info
One thing that sets Go Be Love mission trips apart is that we book ALL flights for all of our team members, including your domestic connections from your home airport. Please list your home airport on your application. For smaller airports, please give several options for airports you could fly from as sometimes our international airline partners may not have options in and out of smaller airports. Please note: because we will be booking all of your flights and connections and because we do so at the best possible price – this does not always mean the best possible schedule. Many times, the international airlines we use are able to offer us domestic flight connections at a very low cost (usually only $75-$100) and therefore, we are offered a very limited class of service. This might mean longer layover times so please be prepared for this in advance. You may find a better schedule online but that doesn’t mean that it was an option within the price range and class of service we were going for. If you have specific limitations on arrival and departure times, you will need to let us know in writing 90 days or more in advance and you will need to be prepared to incur additional costs if your preferences do not fall within the class of service we are offered at the lowest cost.
About Your Leader
Bahamas Team Leader
Dyroma has always had a special place in her heart for orphan care, but Dyroma’s life was forever changed when one of her former English students asked her to go to Ecuador on a short term mission trip through Go Be Love (then called Visiting Orphans). She believes that to Go.Be.Love is truly being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. As soon as she returned, she attended leadership training and began preparing to lead trips to Ecuador. She would love to be able to adopt one day!
Dyroma and her husband, Jamie, are the proud parents of three beautiful girls, Anna Hampton (2007) and Claudia and Lauren (2010). Dyroma plans to begin taking her girls on Go Be Love trips as soon as they turn nine. She is an active member of First Baptist Church in Hartselle, Alabama and helped start a women’s mission group called GRACE.
Dyroma loves to spend time with family and friends, read, paint and run half-marathons. She has been teaching English for 13 years, drama for three years, and yearbook for three years. She would love to make the ministry her full-time job one day. Dyroma has led Go Be Love trips to Ecuador and is excited to lead a team to the Bahamas in 2018.
I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.
I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.