Mexico July 2018Sunday, July 15, 2018 – Saturday, July 21, 2018
MexicoJuly 15-21, 2018
Trip Cost: $1000 + airfare
See Cost & Payment Tab Below for Details
July 15-21, 2018
10 people max
Sign up by:
May 15, 2018 (please be aware that this trip may fill up before the deadline)
Join us to Go Be Love in Monterrey, Mexico! This is one of the shortest and least expensive international trips we’ve ever offered, with very short travel time. The team will fly direct to Monterrey and will spend the week serving in small villages just outside of the city. We will partner with Casa Samuel. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in feeding programs, community outreach, and will serve in several local elementary schools and kindergartens. The week will wrap with our team hosting a large, community-wide festival for local families. This trip will provide many opportunities to share the gospel, to work with children, and to serve people and communities in desperate need.
This team will mainly be working in the colony of Renacimiento. It is a colony that was resettled after a fire tore through the original colony. It is made up of about 1000 family groups. It is an area of extreme poverty. Hunger and malnutrition are huge problems and the effects are seen among the school children. Collins, team leader for this trip, has been working with this colony for over 10 years and has come to know many of the people there personally and loves them like family. During the week in July we will have the opportunity to work alongside Pastor Eva and her team to feed the hungry in Renacimiento as well as in a neighboring colony which is even more impoverished than Renacimiento. We will also be doing some evangelism in the two colonies, inviting them to an event at the end of the week where we will all worship together and teach about the love of Christ. There will also be plenty of opportunities to love on the beautiful children and women who live there. These people are mostly forgotten, even by their own country. We will have the opportunity to let them know they are seen, known and loved. Join us!
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 families. If you are pregnant or think you might be during this trip, please check with your doctor before planning to travel on any mission trip and email the coordinator prior to signing up to make sure this trip is right for you (Casi.Young@GoBeLoveInternational.org).
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
$1000 + airfare
*Final total varies depending on team size and flight costs. Your exact total trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked. Flights typically run between $500-$750 but could be higher depending on your starting airport.
Estimated at $1500 – $1750 total
Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE MAR 15, 2018 – $500 SECOND PAYMENT
DUE APR 15, 2018 – $500 THIRD PAYMENT
DUE MAY 15, 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 7 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
Collins’ heart for missions began as a little girl after attending a missions program at her church. Then in 2004 she was able to go on her first international mission trip to Romania, where she worked in orphanages and gypsy villages. Since then, she has been to Mexico, Peru, Czech Republic, Jamaica, and has returned to Romania 7 times.
Collins graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her passion for children and orphans compels her to go on as many mission opportunities as the Lord allows. She is looking forward to seeing how the Lord will work through this first team to the colony of Renacimiento, Mexico.
I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.
I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.