Uganda & Israel Combo • July 2020Saturday, July 18, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020
Uganda & Israel ComboJuly 18 - August 1, 2020
Dates: July 18 - August 1, 2020
Trip Cost: $2200 + airfare
Registration Is Now Open
Registration opened on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10am EST. A $250 deposit is due at time of registration in order to secure a spot (you’ll be prompted to pay it when filling out the application from the link below). Registration is first-come and we expect this trip to fill up quickly. Once the trip is full, we will open up a waiting list (the register button will change to a “waiting list” button). If you do not get a spot, we will not charge your deposit. There will be no deposit required for the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list, we will go in the order those waiting list applications are received if any spots were to open up. A $250 deposit will be due in order to secure a spot on the team.
Only 3 spots left!
Come experience two different countries: Uganda + Israel
This team will serve with several ministries while in Uganda. You will get to work with Sole Hope in Jinja, Uganda. This team will learn all about the work Sole Hope is doing to combat the jigger problem in Uganda by holding medical clinics, as well as providing education and jobs for Ugandans. The team members will get to help them with a medical clinic day – washing feet and sharing the love of Christ. This team will also spend several days serving with Heal Ministries. The team will get to experience morning worship and praise time with women there and you will get to serve with them for their kids club which is a community outreach to over 400 kids. You will spend time serving at Amani Baby Cottage as well.
While in Jinja, your team will get to take a boat ride on beautiful Lake Victoria to journey to the source of the Nile River and shop in the charming downtown Jinja area. You’ll get to serve missionaries and Ugandan staff and bring items from the US to bless and pour into them as they serve day in and day out in Uganda caring for children, families, widows, single moms, and communities.
The second portion of your trip, you’ll fly to Israel for a Holy Land tour! You’ll be in Israel for 5 nights and will have 4 full days to tour. Your itinerary will include Gethsemane, the Via Dolorosa (the path Jesus took to the crucifixion that goes through the Old City), churches, baptisms in the Jordan, the Jerusalem Wall and more.
This is going to be a trip like no other! Space is limited and we expect it to fill up fast.
Two Country Trip – this trip is ideal for those who wish to visit two countries.
18 and over
$2200 + 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 and Israel in the summer generally range from $1,600-$2,000 out of most major US cities. We will always try to get the best possible rate and schedule for our teams.
Estimated at $3800 – $4200 total including flights.
Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE JAN 18, 2020 – $500 FIRST PAYMENT (for holding flights with deposit)
DUE FEB 18, 2020 – $2500 SECOND PAYMENT (for remaining flight balance, lodging and other deposits)
DUE MAR 18, 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 Ugandan 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 for Uganda (once flights are booked – approx. 3 months prior to trip)
Your coordinator 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.
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.
My name is Kelsea Jones, I am 26 years old, and I currently reside in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. I currently work as a secondary Family and Consumer Science teacher at our local high school, as well as run my own non-profit: Called to Love Outreach. My first call to international mission work happened when I was 16 years old, but my local community lacked the opportunities for trips abroad. After doing some research online, I found Go Be Love International (who was Visiting Orphans at the time) and I signed up for a trip at the age of 18 years old and have been doing mission work ever since. I have been to El Salvador 10 times, Ecuador 2 times, Honduras, Bahamas, Cambodia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and 8 countries in Europe and love traveling so much.
I will always cherish my first trip serving with Go Be Love International as it truly changed my life in so many ways. It gave me such passion and a desire to change the world around me with every chance that I have. Also getting to know the in-country organizations we work with while abroad is a great way to meet new people and build relationships that will further your relationship with Christ, as well.
I am so excited to be part of an organization whose love of Jesus shines through in all that they do. Never question what God can do on a short-term mission trip because the amount of amazing miracles I have witnessed on these trips are completely phenomenal. If you have any questions about the trip or mission work at all, please let me know! I look forward to working alongside of you.