Kenya July/August 2018

Saturday July 28, 2018 - Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kenya 2018

July 28 - August 11, 2018

Trip Details

Trip Cost: $1900 + airfare

See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details

Dates

July 28 – August 11, 2018

Team Size

20 people max

Team Leader(s)

Ernie McFarland

This team will travel to Nakuru, Kenya to serve at Fiwagoh Ministries. Benson and Florence Nganga are the founders and the directors of Fiwagoh. The Home is located near beautiful Lake Elementaita, which serves as an attraction site to tourists across the world. People tour this place to see different species of birds, flamingos, pelicans and beautiful sceneries around it. Fiwagoh is located on 25 acres of land and is home to 260 children and 40 staff members. As a way of becoming self sustainable, Fiwagoh Ministries does much farming on the property. The farm has produced bananas, papayas, oranges, sugarcane, and short-term green vegetables such as kale, spinach, cabbages, onions, tomatoes and peppers, these have greatly supplemented nutritious foods for the Fiwagoh family. The excess from these produces are taken to the local markets and to the community for sell in order to buy other needs for the children’s home. Fiwagoh Ministries also runs a primary school, a high school and a polytechnic school where the older kids are able to learn a trade. This trip is open to anyone with a heart to serve in Kenya but we would love to have some team members who could teach the children a skill as well as medical and dental professionals to check the children and teach them about staying healthy, hygiene, etc.

Go Be Love has partnered to send many teams to Fiwagoh over the years and are thrilled to send this 2018 team led by Ernie McFarland who has been to Fiwagoh multiple times. At the end of the trip, the team will have the opportunity to take part in a 4-5 hour safari drive in Nairobi National Park, to stay overnight at a beautiful cottage with a pool and gorgeous scenery, to try some new foods and to do some shopping for handmade locally made items to bring home. We would love for you to join this team to go be love in Kenya.

Trip Type
No special skills required to join this team. However, we would love to have some team members with medical & dental skills that can provide medical and dental services, teaching on hygiene and health, as well as team members who have experience in specific trades like sewing, carpentry, and teaching.

Ideal Demographic
This trip is appropriate for individuals with a heart to serve in Kenya. If you are pregnant or think you might be during this trip, please check with your doctor and the trip coordinator 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.

Total Trip Cost
$1900 + airfare
*Final total varies depending on flight costs which will vary depending on your departing airport. Your exact total trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked. Flights to Kenya in the summer generally range from $1,700-$2,100.

Estimated at $3600 – $4000 total including flights.

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE MAR 28, 2018 – $500 SECOND PAYMENT
DUE APR 28, 2018 – $2,000 (For booking flights)
DUE MAY 28, 2018 – 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.

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 Release, Hold Harmless & Consent Form
2. Signed Cancellation Policy
3. Signed Background Check Consent Form
4. Signed Statement of Faith
5. Signed and notarized copy of Code of Conduct for GBLI and the ministries we visit on the trip
6. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #1
7. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #2

Documents to apply for your visa – your coordinator will give you a list of these documents once flights are booked and will handle the visa process for the team.

*A background check will be run
*All non-visa 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.

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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