Greece December 2019Friday, December 27, 2019 - Friday, January 7, 2020
GreeceDecember 27, 2019 - January 7, 2020
Trip Cost: $2000 + airfare
15 people max. At least 50% of the team must be male team members. Read more below.
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Due to the nature of ministry and the requirements of our partners and the areas teams can serve within the camps, our refugee teams must be at least 50% male.
The Greek island of Lesvos is ground zero for the refugee crisis in Europe. We’re looking for team members to join us as we partner with Greater Europe Mission to serve refugees housed in a camp on Lesvos. The need is great and we need men and women to sign up and go. This is a trip unlike any that we send and we guarantee you will be challenged and rewarded.
A recent team member Jim Webb shared this photo above… “This is the Lifejacket Graveyard. As refugees come ashore they discard the lifejackets in order to make their way to the refugee center. This is just a small part of the thousands upon thousands of them. It is a shocking and solemn reminder of what people go through who flee wars and persecutions in hope to find safety for their families.”
Participating in this short-term trip will give you an opportunity to meet specific needs, to get a glimpse of life inside a refugee camp, and to actively respond to the worst humanitarian crisis our world has seen since WWII.
For additional information about this trip, email: Frank.Pass@GoBeLoveInternational.org
Space on this trip is limited and we anticipate that this one will fill up fast. Sign up now!
Refugee relief. This trip is for mature adults who can handle difficult and emotionally challenging situations and long hours serving in refugee camps.
No skill level is required – just a heart for the least of these. However, teachers, counselors and medical professionals are always welcome and encouraged to go on this trip. Men are needed on this trip as there is a great opportunity to reach out to Muslim men.
19 and over.
$2000 + airfare
*Final total varies depending on team size and flight costs – exact trip cost given after flights are booked.
Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE AUG 27, 2019 – $500 SECOND PAYMENT
DUE SEP 27, 2019 – $1800 THIRD PAYMENT (for booking flights)
DUE OCT 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 ID
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.
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.