Bahamas July 2019Saturday, July 27 - Saturday, August 3, 2019
Trip Cost: $1500 + airfare
July 27 – August 3, 2019
Sign up by:
May 27, 2019 or sooner – we expect this trip to fill up quickly.
Join us to Go Be Love in the Bahamas! The team will travel to Grand Bahama Island and will spend the week serving with Karazim Ministries. Many people think of paradise when they think of the Bahamas but Karazim’s desire is to show mission teams that there are two faces of that paradise. Just beyond the beautiful Bahamian beaches and tourist destinations lie many small villages in great need. This makes Grand Bahama a unique place to serve God. The island is home to many who are less fortunate, who fall through the cracks of society. Their goals comprise solutions to the problem, not just treating the symptoms and covering the true nature of social and spiritual ills. The ministries that you will partner with include opportunities that contribute to changing the very heart and face of the Bahamian nation.
This trip will provide many opportunities to share the gospel, to work with children doing VBS and playing sports, as well as serving people and communities in desperate need.
We, along with Karazim, invite you to share your gifts and talents on this trip. Bring any vocation with confidence that you can help meet a need on the island. Come join us and experience the mighty work that God is doing in Grand Bahama.
Introductory: This trip is great for both first-timers and those that have been on many trips. Because travel time is relatively short, this trip is a great way to serve in a time that fits your schedule. This is a great family-friendly trip option.
This trip is appropriate for families or individuals.
7 and over with a parent, 15 and over without.
Total Trip Cost
$1500 + airfare
*Final total varies depending on team size and flight costs. Your exact total trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked. Flights typically run between $500-$750 but will vary depending on your starting airport.
Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE MAR 27, 2019 – $500 SECOND PAYMENT
DUE APR 27, 2019 – $800 THIRD PAYMENT
DUE MAY 27, 2019 – 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 will not need a copy of it)
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 under 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 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.
Bahamas Team Leader