November 2018 Uganda Missionary Care Retreat Team

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - Saturday December 1, 2018

Uganda Missionary Care Team

November 24 - December 1, 2018

Trip Details

Trip Cost: $650 + airfare

See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details

Dates

November 24 – December 1, 2018

Recruiting for:

Counselor

Team Leader(s)

Josh and Bridget Phillips

We are seeking a licensed counselor to provide counseling to missionaries on our November 2018 Missionary Care Retreat team. This team is comprised of professionals who are traveling to Uganda to serve and pour into missionaries at our “Be Loved” retreat. We are still in need of someone to provide counseling. This retreat consists of married couples and singles.

Requirements:
•Licensed counselor with at least 2 years professional experience.
•Able to provide the name, address and website for where you are currently providing counseling services.
•Should be able to plan and implement the best and most effective way to provide counseling to as many missionaries as possible over the course of 2.5 days and come up with ways to maximize the time and the sessions with each missionary. It will be up to the counselor to decide what works best and to create any kind of pre-trip questionnaire for the missionaries (if needed) or determine if multiple meetings with each person is best or if one session (and what length) works best. Each person coming on this team will have specific areas to focus on so we look to the counselor to take the lead in this area. You know what works best and how many individuals you’ll realistically be able to meet with.
•Able to cover or fundraise for your trip cost. (review Cost & Payment tab below)
•Able to fill out a more detailed registration form and pay a deposit right away if you are chosen as our worship leader for this trip. Since this trip is in November, you’ll also need to catch up to other payment deadlines. We’ll be booking flights at the very beginning of September. (See payment schedule on the tabs below)
•If chosen, able to return all paperwork and have 2 spiritual references fill out a form on your behalf within 2 weeks from official registration. This paperwork will include completing a background check.

If you meet these requirements, please fill out the application form. Once we receive your form, we will contact you within 2 business days to set up an interview.

Join us for a truly once-in-a-lifetime mission trip experience. The primary focus of this team will be to execute the Be Loved missionary care retreat for long-term missionaries living and working in Uganda.

The missionaries who have been hand selected to attend this retreat are in much need of encouragement and rest. Go Be Love is seeking to bless and refresh missionaries with a multi-day retreat at the beautiful Wildwaters Lodge in Jinja, Uganda.

The heart of any Be Loved retreat is not to provide missionary training, but to create space for rest, refreshment, and nourishment. The missionaries attending this retreat will stay 3 nights at Wildwaters. Due to limited space at Wildwaters, the retreat team will be staying nearby at a wonderful guesthouse owned by a missionary couple. You’ll come to Wildwaters each day to work together to execute this retreat, and to love BIG on some front line missionaries. You’ll also get to enjoy some delicious meals at Wildwaters as you dine and fellowship with the missionaries you’re serving.

Team members will also have the opportunity to stay in Uganda after the group trip ends if they would like. If you would like to do this, let your trip coordinator know and she can book your flights home accordingly. You will need to sign a deviation form and handle your own arrangements for the extended portion of the trip if you decide to stay beyond the group portion.

To find out more about our missionary care retreats, visit the Be Love Retreats page here.

Trip Type
The primary goal of this trip is to execute our Be Loved missionary care retreat in Uganda.

Total Trip Cost
$650 + 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 Uganda generally range from $1,500-$2,200.

Estimated at $2150 – $2850 total including airfare

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE JUL 24, 2018 – $500 SECOND PAYMENT
DUE AUG 24, 2018 – $1500 (For booking flights)
DUE SEP 24, 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

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 activities or supplies you’ll need for the retreat 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 (we will need a copy of it for the visa process but not up front – trip coordinator will notify you when it’s needed)

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

VISA documents needed (once flights are booked – approx. 3 months prior to trip)
Your coordinate will handle the visa process for your team but you will need to provide the following once flights are booked. Your coordinator will connect with you with further details.
1. Scanned color copy or clear photo of your passport photo page.
2. Scanned color passport size photo – not the one on your passport – you’ll need an extra copy or a new one with a white background. You can use Passport Photo app to create one.
3. Scanned color copy showing proof of your yellow fever vaccination. Please note: this immunization is in short supply so call around and schedule it far in advance of your trip – it’s required to enter Uganda.
4. Return questionnaire to your trip coordinate fully filled out – coordinate will send this out to the team once flights are booked and you can also find it available for download on Managed Missions once you’ve been added to the trip.

*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.

I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.

I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.

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