Mexico January 2019Saturday, January 5, 2019 - Saturday, January 12, 2019
MexicoJanuary 5-12, 2019
Trip Cost: $1450 + airfare
See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details. There is a discount for children under age 12.
January 5-12, 2019
20 people max
Sign up by
November 5, 2018.
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 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.
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.
This trip is appropriate for individuals, groups, and/or 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.
7 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
$1450 + airfare
Please note: Trip cost is $400 less for children 12 and under.
*Final total varies depending on team size and 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 generally range from $500-$700 depending on the city you’re traveling from.
Estimated at $1950 – $2150 total including flights.
Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE OCT 5, 2018 – $500 FIRST PAYMENT
DUE NOV 5, 2018 – $800 SECOND PAYMENT (for booking flights, visas, etc)
DUE DEC 5, 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.
1. Submitted trip application (with deposit)
2. Current passport that will not expire within 6 months of travel date (we do not need a copy of it)
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
*A background check will be run
*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.
About Your Leader
Mexico Team Leader
Dave Wied was born and raised in Green Bay, WI. After serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Orlando, FL for three years in stateside marketing and design, he and his family moved back to Wisconsin. In 2009 they led their first missions trip to Southern Mexico. Since then, they have led 7 short-term trips to Esperanza Viva (EV), the Mexican headquarters of Living Hope International. Dave and his wife Alissa also participated in a missions trip to multiple orphanages in China in 2012. In 2013 they, along with their two daughters, moved to Mexico to serve at EV full-time. In the spring of 2018, they returned to Wisconsin and continue as full-time missionaries with Living Hope International in a stateside support role. Dave finds great fulfillment when he is able to lead others to an impactful and long-lasting connection with what God is doing in Mexico. He loves to see the generous and willing hearts of individuals stepping out in faith to see how they can be used by God to play a role in offering hope and healing to the most vulnerable.
I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.
I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.