Rwanda Summer 2019
More details coming soon!
For those who like to plan ahead, we will be offering at least one, possibly two, Summer 2019 Rwanda trips. We are currently in the process of working on finalizing dates and details. If you would like to be notified as soon as trip details are finalized or have questions about this trip, please click on the button below to fill out a very brief form. A staff person will contact you right away.
To be notified once dates and details for our Summer 2019 Rwanda trips are finalized or if you have questions, please click “Request More Info” above or you can send an email directly to: Frank.Pass@GoBeLoveInternational.org
Our December 2018 Rwanda trip is already finalized and can be found HERE.
A sample trip description that applies to most of our Rwanda trips is as follows (not all teams will work with all ministries listed):
This team will spend its time in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. 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. Go Be Love has ongoing relationship with Imana Kids. In fact Imana Kids was birthed from a GBLI 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.
Under His Umbrella and Vineyard Christian School: We first visited the Twa community of Bugasera in December 2013. The Twas are the smallest ethnic group in Rwanda. In 2014 the Rwandan government donated land for a school with the condition that if one was not built in 6 months, the land would be taken away. Go Be Love team members stepped in to raise the funds needed and also to start UHU, which provides sponsorship to children and salaries to teachers. Our time here will be spent serving in the school, putting on VBS activities and visiting families so we can share our stories with them and allow them to share theirs with us.
Best Family Rwanda: The leaders of BFR were orphaned in the genocide and now they care for a new generation of at risk and vulnerable children. BFR ministers in 3 communities to children and their families. Every Day Confident Hope is their motto and you will see why after your time with them. You will also have the opportunity to learn about Kunda, the ministry that provides sponsors for BFR children.
This team will have the opportunity not only to visit and spend time with children but they will have focused time with the leadership of each ministry so that we can support and encourage them as well. Our ministry partners in Rwanda specifically ask for this type of interaction from our teams.
Rwanda is a beautiful country with even more beautiful people and an amazing story of redemption. As a nation Rwanda has made a commitment to move orphans to families and to keep families together and the ministries we partner with in Rwanda all work towards this goal. If you have a heart for orphans and vulnerable children, a love of missions and a desire to learn how to serve more effectively, this is the trip for you.
COST: Rwanda summer trips are generally around $1700 + airfare. This may vary slightly depending on how long the trip is and what the itinerary includes.
This trip is appropriate for individuals, groups, and families who are able to handle long travel times, walking, rides on bumpy roads, long days and the difficulties involved in seeing impoverished conditions. If you are pregnant or think you might be during this trip, please check with your doctor and the trip coordinator 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.
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.
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 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.
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.