Costa Rica Thanksgiving Trip November 2020Saturday, November 21, 2020 - Saturday, November 28, 2020
Costa Rica Thanksgiving 2020November 21-28, 2020
Trip Cost: $1150 + airfare
Serving is a great way to express gratitude. We have a great opportunity for you to serve missionaries over Thanksgiving 2020!
This team will partner with missionaries in Costa Rica . This trip is open to individuals, couples, groups and families. It’s a great kid-friendly trip. You will have the opportunity to serve alongside our partners as they host a big Thanksgiving dinner for missionaries in the area. There will also likely be the opportunity to bless children in the community with a Christmas lunch and a special gift.
The team will fly into San Jose, Costa Rica where you will serve with a ministry called The Cave of Adullam. This is a place to retreat to, to be refreshed, renewed and go serve Jesus where He calls. They work in the rural areas of Costa Rica. Their heart is for teams to come to share God’s love and hope to a lost people. In addition to serving missionaries on Thanksgiving, you will have the opportunity to serve alongside The Cave of Addulam in their children’s ministry and ministry to women. You will evangelize and feed the homeless, visit and work with orphanages as well as visit homes, pray for the families and take food for those in need.
Consider joining this team, it will truly be a life-changing and unforgettable experience.
Introductory– This trip is great for both first-timers and those that have been on many trips. Costa Rica is fairly 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 ideal for individuals, groups, and families. If you are pregnant or think you might be during this trip, please check with your doctor before planning to travel on any mission trip and email the coordinator prior to signing up to make sure this trip is right for you.
7 and over with a parent, 15 and over without.
Total Trip Cost
$1150 + 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.
Trip Payment Schedule
Due at Registration – $250 non-refundable deposit
Due JUL 21, 2020 – $500 second payment
Due AUG 21, 2020 – $700 third payment (for booking flights)
Due SEP 21, 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:
✓ 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
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.
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.