El Salvador July 2020

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - Saturday, July 25, 2020

El Salvador

July 18 - 25, 2020
Trip Details

Trip Cost: $1800 + airfare

See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details


July 18 – 25, 2020

Team Leader(s)

Susan Zidlicky

Team Size

12 people max.

In El Salvador, Go Be Love International partners with a missionary and his ministry, Sus Hijos/His Children. This trip is a great way to serve in a variety of ways. You will spend part of the week helping build a home for a family in need. The goal in building the home is to help keep families together and remove the risk of having their children placed into government centers due to the fact that they are living in extreme poverty. The other part of the week you will spend at several different government-run orphanages in and around San Salvador – loving on orphans of all ages. One of the centers is for older special needs orphans. Another orphanage is for all ages, including teen moms and their babies. You will have the incredible opportunity to do a fun field trip (likely taking them to the beach) with one of the orphanages. There will also be the opportunity to serve the homeless one or two evenings. This is usually one of the highlights of the trip for many team members. As a team you will plan your ministry activities. Often this includes Bible stories, skits, music, games, sports, crafts, etc. You might also have the opportunity to help the caregivers with laundry or other tasks.

Go Be Love International works to build long-term relationships with our partner ministries. Our goal is to come alongside our in-country partners to serve and support them. Consider joining this team, it will truly be a life-changing and unforgettable experience.

Trip Introductory
This trip is great for both first-timers and those that have been on many trips. El Salvador 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.

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

Total Trip Cost
$1800 + 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-$900.

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE MAR 18, 2020 – $500 SECOND PAYMENT
DUE APR 18, 2020 – $750 THIRD PAYMENT
*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.

Required Documentation
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 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 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.

About Your Leader

Susan Zidlicky

El Salvador Team Leader,
Go Be Love Board Member
Susan went on her first trip with Go Be Love to Uganda in the summer 2014. She has a passion for children, oversees missions and traveling the world.

Susan was born and raised in Austin, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas, with a degree in Corporate Communications, she moved to Chicago, IL. Just after being there three weeks, she met her husband Tom. Susan worked in the corporate world until 2007, when their first son was born.

Susan was following God’s call to go serve on her first mission trip in 2013. Once she returned, she knew this was her calling and wanted to serve more and more. Ever since, she and her family go and serve every spring break oversees and then again in the summer. She has a passion for Central America and loves to immerse herself in the cultural.

Susan joined the Go Be Love Board of Directors in 2018. Susan and Tom live in the suburbs of Chicago with their four sons. When she is not at the baseball field watching them play, she enjoys being outside, exercising and traveling.

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

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