Mexico December 2019

Saturday, December 28, 2019 - Saturday, January 4, 2020

Mexico

Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020
Trip Details

Trip Cost Adults: $1500 + airfare

See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details.

Dates

Dec 28, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020

Team Size

20 people max

Team Leader(s)

Amanda and Ryan Irish

Sign up by

October 28, 2019

This team will serve alongside our Mexico ministry partner, Living Hope International. This ministry is located on an 11 acre campus near Puebla, Mexico. They care for nearly 100 at-risk children. They also over-see a vibrant church, a ministry training center and an on-site K-12 school.

This team will fly into Puebla. On Sunday, they will attend church as well as have the opportunity to serve at the church during the 2nd service. During the week, the mornings will be spent doing a work project and helping around the campus (serving in the kitchen, helping in the nursery, etc). The afternoons will be spent doing activities with the children. These activities will be planned by the team during the pre-trip conference calls. Then after dinner each night the team will have the opportunity to do a special activity with different age groups (for example: a movie night for the teens or a staff appreciation night, etc). There is a possibility that the group will also be able to work with the young adults that are attending the ministry leader training school that is on-site. This school is attended by students from all over Mexico as well as students that have aged out of the home. On Friday the team will have a fun tourist day. After an amazing week, the team will fly home on Saturday.

Consider joining this team, it will truly be a life-changing and unforgettable experience. 

Trip Type
Introductory- This trip is great for both first-timers and those that have been on many trips. Because travel time is relatively short, this trip is a great way to serve in a time that fits your schedule.

Ideal Demographic
This trip is appropriate for individuals and families. 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
7 and over with a parent, 15 and over without.

Total Trip Cost
$1500 + airfare
*Final total varies depending on team size, and flight costs from your departure location. Your exact total trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked. Flights generally range from $500-$700.

Estimated at $2000 – $2200 total including flights.

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE AUG 28, 2019 – $500 SECOND PAYMENT
DUE SEP 28, 2019 – $500 THIRD PAYMENT
DUE OCT 28, 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.

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 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 team meetings 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 team meetings leading up to the trip. I understand that a large part of these meetings will focus on a spiritual preparation and may 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.

Ryan and Amanda Irish

Mexico Team Leaders

Our names are Ryan and Amanda Irish and we live in Port Richey, Florida. We have been married for just over a year now and continue to grow and strengthen our marriage with Jesus as the foundation.

Ryan works in Medical Sales, and Amanda works in Cyber Security as a Business Information Security Officer. We attend Generations Christian Church in Trinity, Florida. Ryan volunteers with the Middle School Program and Amanda volunteers with the Children’s Ministry. Ryan felt the Lord calling our marriage to glorify His name across borders. We decided to hear, listen and act on the calling. The Lord presented an opportunity for us to serve Him for Ryan’s 40th birthday, which is when we found the Go Be Love organization. We went on a mission trip to Puebla, Mexico and stayed at the orphanage their called Esperanza Viva. This trip truly changed our lives in so many ways. Seeing the joy of the Lord in so many children’s faces each day and knowing their intimate, painful stories – this picture truly shows you just how great and powerful the Lord is. Both the staff and children touched our hearts in so many ways on this trip and our hearts are on fire for the Lord more than ever before.

The bible says in James 1:27 – “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

It is so easy to be polluted in our lives today and lose sight of what God wants each and every one of us to do. This trip is the perfect opportunity for you all to take a break from your daily lives, serve the Lord, and grow in your spiritual faith. Every mission trip you take will impact your live in different ways. This trip brought Ryan and I closer to the Lord than we have ever been before and it would be such a blessing to have you join this trip so we can all continue to grow closer to the Lord while we serve Him together.

Jesus said in Matthew 19:14, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

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

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