Rwanda March 2020 Imana Kids Team

Friday, March 20, 2020 - Sunday, March 29, 2020

Rwanda Imana Kids Team

March 20-29, 2020
Trip Details

Trip Cost: $1100-$1400 + airfare

See Cost & Payment Tab Below for Details


March 20 – 29, 2020

Team Size

18 people max

Team Leader(s)

Kara Higgins and Erick Whigham

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 short-term trip 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 Rwanda you will…

– Connect with orphans of all ages. This is an incredible opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus. From holding toddlers to playing soccer with elementary students, to hanging out with other college students each evening — you’ll have the chance to connect with lots of Imana Kids!

– Visit the national Genocide Museum to learn how the genocide impacts Rwanda and the world still today.

– Join a Rwandan church plant in worship. These guys are like Citylight Rwanda! They love Jesus. They preach the gospel. They gather and scatter. They’re growing and long to plant churches across Rwanda and beyond. We would get to attend Gospel Community Church on  Sunday morning and talk church planting with their leaders afterward!

– Visit the future home of Hope Village. Imana Kids has purchased land to build a school, a health clinic, a community of foster homes and plant a church! The land was used as a killing ground during the genocide, but now we get to be part of seeing it redeemed to declare life through the blood of Jesus!

 Experience a safari day in Akagera National Park home to wild zebras, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, lions, warthogs, monkeys, elephants, eagles and more! 

Space on this trip is limited and it will fill up fast. Sign up now!

Trip Type: Focused – this trip travels to one city and visits one specific group of children and has less in-country travel than some. This allows the team to build strong relationships with the children and workers they visit.

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 before planning to travel. Teachers, counselors and therapists are always welcome and encouraged to go on this trip but no skill level is required – just a heart for hurting kids. 

Age Requirements: 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
$1100 – $1400 per person (based on team size)  + 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 in March can range from $1200-$1700.

Estimated at $2300 – $3100 total including flights.

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE DEC 5, 2019 – $500 FIRST PAYMENT
DUE JAN 5, 2020 – $1500 SECOND PAYMENT (For booking flights)
*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 (we do not need a copy of it)

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 over 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 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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