November 1, 2011
Trip Applications Due (Apply Online)
December 31, 2011
February 15, 2012
Commons Church Trip
Sunday, March 04, 2012 to Sunday, March 11, 2012
$1350 per person* + International Airfare**
[Mission Code: GU12-03CC]
About This TripThis is an 8 Day / 7 Night mission trip to Guatemala.
This team will visit Cerecaif.
Join Orphan Outreach in serving the children and staff at Liitle House of Refuge (Cerecaif) Orphanage outside of Xela, Guatemala.
UNICEF estimates that are over 370,000 orphans in Guatemala. Many of these children come from families facing extreme poverty; 70 percent of people in Guatemala live below the poverty level. Orphan Outreach ministers in Guatemala by partnering with local orphanages, churches, and Christian schools for children in extreme poverty situations. We also make it a priority to come alongside the Guatemalan nationals and work with them as they serve their own people.
Bob Beams, volunteer trip leader & Orphan Outreach board member
Bob serves on the leadership team at 121 Community Church and is a faithful volunteer and supporter of Orphan Outreach. He is the president of Beams Land Investments in Fort Worth, Texas. After studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters degree in social work from University of Texas at Arlington, Bob worked as a social worker for eight years. His work for the State of Texas focused on child protective services and family support programs. In 1975, he began a career in real estate development with a specialty in rural subdivisions. Throughout his career, Bob has served as a volunteer in family service programs in the community. Several times each year, since 1990, Bob has led mission trips to Mexico and Central America with his church and has been involved with Orphan Outreach in its work in Honduras since it began in 2007.
The team will stay in a hotel in Xela close to the ministry site. We will have double-occupancy rooms with bathrooms. The Land cost is based on sharing a room. There is an additional cost if you want your own room.
Trip ItineraryThis itinerary is subject to change.
Sunday, March 4 — Depart Seattle & Arrive in Guatemala City in evening
Monday, March 5 — Drive to Xela and Tour Little House of Refuge
Tuesday, March 6 — Ministry at Little House of Refuge (projects and time with kids)
Wednesday, March 7 — Ministry at Little House of Refuge (projects and time with kids)
Thursday, March 8 — Ministry at Little House of Refuge (projects and time with kids)
Friday, March 9 — Church & Ministry at Little House of Refuge (projects and time with kids)
Saturday, March 10 — Depart Xela for Antigua (shopping) & Guatemala City
Sunday, March 11 — Morning departure from Guatemala for Hometown, USA
$1350.00 per person* + International Airfare**
Total trip cost includes an estimated land cost of $1350* plus approximately $750 for international and domestic airfare between the USA and Guatemala. Land cost of $1350 is all-inclusive: all meals, lodging, in-country transportation, insurance, interpreters, bottled water, sightseeing, etc.
* The estimated land cost is subject to change based on changes in the total number of trip participants, trip itinerary or length of trip.
**Orphan Outreach arranges all air travel. Costs confirmed at time of booking.
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Orphan Outreach Mission Trip Baggage Policy
Please note that starting in 2013, all mission trip participants will need to cover the cost of their second checked baggage. When traveling internationally, most airlines allow passengers to carry two checked bags at 50 pounds maximum. Typically, your 1st checked bag is free and your 2nd bag costs approximately $40- $75, one way, depending on where you are traveling. Please read the Missions Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding checked baggage.