Israel & Jordan Trip • June 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - Sunday, June 21, 2020

Israel & Jordan

June 10-21, 2020
Trip Details

Trip Cost: $2650 + airfare

See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details

Dates

June 10-21, 2020

Team Leader(s)

Susan Zidlicky

Sign up by:

ASAP as this trip may fill up quickly

A unique opportunity to see the Holy Lands as well as put your faith into action! Seeing Galilee, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, the Dead Sea, Nazareth, and Caesarea will make the Biblical narratives come alive. You will meet faithful Christians who strive to live the Gospel, devout Jews whose history shapes their lives, and Muslims who live among the other great monotheistic religions. You will then travel to Jordan to witness and work with a local church that has been serving and working with the refugees who flee from Iraq and Syria. You’ll visit a refugee camp, spend time with refugees in their homes, serve at a school and get to be part of hosting some really fun events for the children and their parents at the school, including a movie night. This will be a learning, seeing and doing trip that is sure to give your life a new perspective.

Trip Type
Visiting Holy Lands in Israel and serving and working with refugees in Jordan.

Ideal Demographic
This trip is appropriate for individuals, families and groups who are able to handle a lot of travel, long travel times, walking, rides on bumpy roads, long days and the difficulties involved in witnessing the refugee crisis first-hand. If you are pregnant or think you might be during this trip, please check with your doctor and trip coordinator before planning to travel.

Age Requirements
12 and over with a parent, 18 and over without. 

Total Trip Cost
$2650 + airfare  (includes all Holy Land tour costs and more – see detail below)
*Final total varies depending on team size and flight costs. Your exact total trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked. We are currently seeing flights in and out of Wash DC (IAD) for that time of year in the $1400 range. We will work to book flights as early as possible to try to secure the best price and schedule.

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE JAN 10, 2020 – $500 SECOND PAYMENT (for holding flights with deposit)
DUE FEB 10, 2020 – $2000 THIRD PAYMENT (for remaining flight cost, etc)
DUE APR 10, 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 & all touring costs

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 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.

About Your Leader

Susan Zidlicky

Israel & Jordan 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 the nations and loves to immerse herself in different cultures.

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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