Rwanda & Ethiopia June 2020Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - Saturday, June 13, 2020
Rwanda & EthiopiaJune 2-13, 2020
Trip Cost: $1850 + airfare
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This team will get to visit two amazing countries: Rwanda AND Ethiopia
While in Rwanda, this team will start in the capital of Kigali. Our first stop will be the Genocide Memorial Museum so that our team can gain a perspective of what this country has experienced and how far they have come.
This team will work with students from Imana Kids, a ministry that provides sponsorship, education and hope for orphans, former orphans and street kids. GBLI has ongoing relationship with Imana Kids. In fact Imana Kids was birthed from a Go Be Love trip to Rwanda and Imana Kids has an ongoing ministry in Rwanda that allows them to build long-term relationships with their kids. Your time in Rwanda will take place in the context of these long-term relationships and will allow you in a short time to be part of the significant ministry already taking place here.
In Ethiopia, the team will spend their time in the capital of Addis Ababa serving with 2 primary ministries. Our first partner is Carry 117. Carry 117 exists to empower at-risk women in Korah, Ethiopia. Carry 117 (based on Isaiah 1:17) believes that economic empowerment provides the foundation necessary for sustainable development. The Carry 117 model revolves around this belief, going beyond charity to support income alternatives. As the women involved in this project are empowered, their families will be strengthened and preserved.
We will also serve with Make Your Mark Ethiopia. MYM Ethiopia is specifically geared toward kids living on the streets and bringing awareness to the need for domestic adoption / orphan care and empowering the poorest of the poor families to care for their children.
This team may also spend time serving with local government run orphanages and other ministries to single moms and widows. The focus of this team in both Rwanda and Ethiopia is to come alongside those working every day in their communities to encourage and empower them to continue doing what God has called them to do.
One of the best parts of an international mission trip is being able to experience another culture. This team will get to experience Rwandan and Ethiopian cuisine, coffee ceremonies, worship and hospitality. These are beautiful countries with even more beautiful people.
Is God calling you to join us on this amazing adventure? Space is limited so sign up now!
Community and family ministry – our partners focus on building families and keeping children with their birth families whenever possible.
This trip is appropriate for individuals, and groups who are able to handle long travel times, walking, rides on bumpy roads, long days and the difficulties involved in seeing impoverished and difficult conditions. If you are pregnant or think you might be during this trip, please check with your doctor and trip coordinator before planning to travel.
12 and over with a parent, 15 and over without.
Total Trip Cost
$1850 + 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 Rwanda and Ethiopia in the summer generally range from $1,900-$2,300 out of most major US cities. We will always try to get the best possible rate and schedule for our teams.
Estimated at $3750 – $4150 total including flights.
Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE FEB 2, 2020 – $500 FIRST PAYMENT (for holding flights with deposit)
DUE MAR 2, 2020 – $2300 SECOND PAYMENT (for remaining flight balance, lodging and other deposits)
DUE APR 2, 2020 – 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 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
Uganda 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 – coordinator 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.
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.
Rwanda Ethiopia Team Leader
Allison has been blessed with many opportunities to serve overseas. Allison’s first mission trip was in June 2013 with Go Be Love International (called Visiting Orphans at the time) where she traveled to Kenya and Uganda. That trip completely changed her and gave her a new heart for reaching people near and far. Allison has since led mission teams to Africa, Central America, North America, and Asia.
Allison works at ALSAC St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Allison is very passionate serving the Lord, children, meeting new people, running and traveling.
Allison is thrilled to be part of what God is doing around the world. She can’t wait to meet you so that you can proclaim the Glory of God together and follow God to advance His Kingdom with abandon!