China Fall 2019

China

Fall 2019

Trip Details

More details coming soon!

For those who like to plan ahead, we will be offering a Fall 2019 China trip. We are currently in the process of working on finalizing dates and details. If you would like to be notified as soon as trip details are finalized or have questions about this trip, please click on the button below to fill out a very brief form. A staff person will contact you right away.

To be notified once dates and details for our Fall 2019 China trip are finalized or if you have questions, please click “Request More Info” above or you can send an email directly to: Frank.Pass@GoBeLoveInternational.org

Our October 2018 China trip is finalized and can be found HERE.

A sample trip description that applies to most of our China trips is as follows:

Our roots in China run deep. Our very first trips as a mission organization were “visiting orphans” trips to China in 2005 and we have sent teams to China every year since. Our teams in China have visited and loved orphans in government run Social Welfare Institutions, they have come alongside foster families and they have partnered with private children’s homes.

A trip to China could include holding babies who rarely get held, playing with children with special needs, trips to the park, arts and crafts, music, laughter and lots of time immersed in a unique and wonderful culture.  Our teams love on children so they can know they have worth and we come alongside the staff to build friendships and to encourage them in their day-to-day work. When appropriate our teams also advocate for children in need of families.

COST: China summer trips are generally around $2600 + airfare. This may vary slightly depending on how long the trip is and what the itinerary includes.

Trip Type
For more specific details about this trip, please contact Frank Pass at frank.pass@gobeloveinternational.org

Ideal Demographic
This trip is appropriate for individuals, groups, and families who are able to handle long travel times. If you are pregnant or think you might be during this trip, please check with your doctor before planning to travel.

Age Requirements
9 and over with a parent, 15 and over without. Ask for our Considerations for Children document if you’re not sure about bringing children.

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 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.
*China team members will be required to get a visa for travel to China. This is not included in the trip cost but a coordinator will help walk you through the process.

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.

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.

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