Ukraine May/June 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019 - Sunday, June 9, 2019


May/June 2019

Trip Details

Trip Cost: $1700 + airfare

See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details


May 31 – June 9, 2019

Team size

15 people max

Team Leader(s)

Julie Rickner

Our June Ukraine team visits several orphanages and children’s home in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Our primary ministry partner in Ukraine is House of James, a ministry that seeks to place orphaned children in homes. We also visit Babynest, 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. At all the sites we visit our team will invest in the children and the workers, bringing 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 $1,500-$2,000.

Estimated at $3200 – $3700 total including airfare

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE JAN 31, 2019 – $500 SECOND PAYMENT
DUE MAR 1, 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

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

Julie Rickner

Ukraine Team Leader

Being the hands and feet of Jesus is something God desperately wants from us. Julie fell in love with Ukraine in 2005 when she and her family hosted an orphan in their home over the holidays. At that moment, she had no idea the wonderful ways God would use this. Praying over this child for years she and her oldest son went on their first mission trip to Ukraine with Go Be Love in 2013. She and her entire family have truly fallen in love with orphan care and feel called to that. She and her oldest daughter have gone with Go Be Love to Ecuador a couple times and her daughter Makenna has lead a trip to Ecuador. On the State side, last year God chose to “throw” two precious kids into their lives very unexpectedly. Julie and her family fostered and quickly fell in love with them. They will forever be a part of their family.

 Julie is a certified Elementary teacher and taught for nine years. She is married to a family practice doctor, Kyle, who also shares her love and passion for orphan care. Julie and Kyle have four children, a son-in-law, and soon to be daughter-in-law. Julie is excited to start leading with Go Be Love International. Julie believes that if you step out in God’s amazing field of caring for the fatherless you will be changed forever. The blessings are abounding. 

I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.

I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.

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