Belize December 2019 • Family Friendly

Sunday, December 29, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020

Belize

Dec 29, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020
Trip Details

Trip Cost: $1400 + airfare*

*Includes excursion and project costs.
See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details.

Dates

Dec 29, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020

Team Size

20 people max

Team Leader

Cynthia Hensley

This trip is open to individuals, families, children (ages 9 and over),  groups and anyone interested in spending their holiday break serving in Belize.

Ring in the New Year on our first ever trip to Belize! We will be partnering with Belize Base Camp. They are located just on the outskirts of Belmopan, the capital city of Belize. Their heart is to partner teams with local ministries to help serve however they may need. They will look at the makeup of the team and the needs of the community to plan an itinerary for the week. This may include serving in an orphanage and doing VBS, sports ministry, and building projects at the local schools but they have also had teams put on Christian concerts in the park, host movie nights in remote villages as well as visiting senior centers. One project this specific team may work on is building a raised garden bed for a local ministry – the cost for this is already built into your total trip cost. There will also be a full day of adventure (also included in the cost) of zip-lining, BBQ and cave tubing!

Because this is our first ever trip to Belize, this team will be learning about the ministry there and helping Go Be Love develop a plan, along with our partners, to most effectively minister in Belize. You will be laying a foundation for future trips and teams. Please prayerfully consider joining this pioneer team to Belize!

Trip Type
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.

Ideal Demographic
This trip is appropriate for individuals and families. If you are pregnant or think you might be during this trip, please check with your doctor and the trip coordinator before planning to travel.

Age Requirements
9 and over with a parent, 15 and over without.

Total Trip Cost
$1400 + airfare
*Final total varies depending on team size, and flight costs from your departure location. Your exact total trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked. Flights to Belize at this time of year generally range from $800-$1200.

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE AUG 28, 2019 – $500 SECOND PAYMENT
DUE SEP 28, 2019 – $750 THIRD PAYMENT
DUE OCT 28, 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 
✓ Project costs are included for this particular trip

 

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.

Required Documentation
1. Submitted trip application (with deposit)
2. Current passport that will not expire within 6 months of travel date

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 team meetings 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 team meetings leading up to the trip. I understand that a large part of these meetings will focus on a spiritual preparation and may include doing a pre-trip discipleship study together.

Vaccinations
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

Cynthia Hensley

Belize Team Leader

My name is Cynthia Hensley and I live in Elkin, NC with my husband, Roger. He serves as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Jonesville, NC.  I recently retired to stay home with my granddaughter, Elizabeth. I have two children, Daniel (wife Krissy) and Christina. 

 

My passion for working with children started many years ago while serving as a GA camp counselor.   During that summer, I learned about missionaries around the world and felt a strong calling to work with children.  Different missionaries attended camp every week to teach us about God’s love (his hands and feet) across the world. 

 

It is this passion that led me to the Go Be Love organization in 2013. I’ve grown in Christ through every experience, learning hands on experience of how to serve more effectively.  I truly believe in the importance of serving as Christ’s hands and feet to children in every opportunity.  I count it a blessing to have served as a Go Be Love team member in Bahamas, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Haiti and China. During those trips, my passion for children continued to grow stronger.  I look forward to this opportunity to be a Servant Leader to the team traveling to the Belize in 2019. 

I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.
I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.

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