Moldova October 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019

Moldova

October 5-13, 2019
Trip Details

Trip Cost: $1800 + airfare

See Cost & Payment Tab Below for Details

Dates

October 5-13, 2019

Team Size

6 people max

Team Leader(s)

Stephanie Lemke

Sign up by

August 5, 2019

We are so excited to send our second team to Moldova! Moldova is an Eastern Europe country that has a great need for training and education in the field of working with special needs children and adults as well as in the foster care field. This trip is specifically designed for social workers (especially those that work with children that have experienced trauma) and professionals that work in foster care that are willing to help train Moldovan social workers to better serve this need in their country.

The team will partner with American missionaries David and Barbara Crossman, to host workshops for Moldovan social workers. There will also likely be an opportunity to participate in an outreach with a local church. 1% of the Moldovan population is evangelical (the majority is Orthodox).

If you have experience in these areas, we would love to have you on this team!

Ideal Demographic
This trip is appropriate for individuals that are either social workers who works with children that have experienced trauma or individuals who work in foster care. We are looking for people that are willing to host workshops for Moldovan social workers.

Age Requirements
21 and over.

Total Trip Cost
$1800 + airfare
*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 to Moldova generally range from $1,200-$1,700

Estimated at $3000 – $3500 total including flights.

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 DEPOSIT
DUE JUN 5, 2019 – $500 FIRST PAYMENT
DUE JUL 5, 2019 – $1600 SECOND PAYMENT (for booking flights)
DUE AUG 5, 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 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.

About Your Leader

Stephanie Lemke

Moldova Team Leader
Stephanie was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Biology, she later went back to school for her RN. During school to become an RN (with 3 kids and a husband), she prayed repeatedly for God to get her through nursing school and then to use her how He would want to. And so began her desire for mission trip work.

She first began traveling to Costa Rica for several years while working with a local group called Love at Work. Her heart was taken and she knew very strongly that this type of work was what God had planned for her. She then traveled with medical mission teams to Africa and Haiti to minister to both adults and children. And finally, she traveled with Go Be Love to Ecuador and then lead a team there in 2017. Something really clicked while on that first Go Be Love trip, and she felt that God truly had directed her to orphan children.

Stephanie works part-time as a nurse in an Indianapolis hospital, has 3 children (23, 20, and 15), and a husband of over 25 years. She loves knitting, exercising, family, and traveling the world while serving Jesus at the same time

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

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