Ukraine December 2019

Friday, December 27, 2019 – Sunday, January 5, 2020

Ukraine December 2019

December 27, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Trip Details

Trip Cost: $1700 + airfare

See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details


December 27, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Team Leader(s)

Dana McGough

This trip is now full

No longer accepting regular applications but please fill out the waiting list form if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list.

We are now accepting waiting list applications. There is no deposit due to sign up on the waiting list. However, if a spot opens up – a $250 deposit will be due in order to secure your spot on the team. You will be notified if a spot opens up for you. In the case of any team members cancelling, we will offer the space to the waiting list applicants in the order their applications was received. Please do not begin fundraising unless you have been notified of an open spot.

Our December Ukraine team visits several orphanages and children’s home in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Babynest is a state run orphanage of with 120 children. We have been visiting the children and workers here for many years and have developed a great relationship with them. We will also visit and serve with House of James, a ministry that seeks to place orphaned children in homes. At all the sites we visit our team will invest in the children and the workers, brining much needed supplies and even more needed love and encouragement. Through our presence and time we seek to let the children know that they are loved and valued and that they have a Heavenly Father who loves them.

Space is limited on this trip so please prayerfully consider joining us as we serve and minister in Ukraine.

Trip Type
Introductory – This trip is great for first timers and those interested in visiting one or two orphanages during the trip. Our Ukraine teams are always a mix of those who have visited Ukraine before and those going for the first time.

Ideal Demographic
This trip is appropriate for individuals, groups, and families. 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.

Age Requirements
9 and over with a parent, 15 and over without.

Total Trip Cost
$1700 + 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 Ukraine generally range from $1,700-$2,000.

Estimated at $3400 – $3600 total including airfare

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AUG 27, 2019 – $500 SECOND PAYMENT
DUE SEP 27, 2019 – $2,000 (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 will 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 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 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, 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.

About Your Leader

Dana McGough

Ukraine Team Leader

Dana’s first trip with Go Be Love was to Uganda in 2011, and in 2012 she led the organization’s first trip to an Eastern European country. For many years she’d had a very specific desire to minister to the orphans of Ukraine; the opportunity to show love to the children there has been a rich and precious gift. God has done remarkable things in the lives of the team members, as well as the children they visit. The in-country team in Ukraine has become like family, and each trip brings new stories of God’s faithfulness. God is at work in Ukraine.

Orphan care grew to be a personal issue to Dana from a young age. She is grateful for the ways in which God displays his Fatherhood to his children. She hears the clear call in verses like Isaiah 1:17 and James 1:27 for His church to care actively for those who have no voice of their own. Dana travels to Ukraine so that the children and workers in the orphanages there might understand that they are chosen and loved.

Dana is a member of the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. She works in advertising, has crossed the Atlantic fifty times, and thinks her nephews are better than yours.

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