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Westport Church Trip to Gan Sabra HIV Home
Thursday, October 03, 2013 to Saturday, October 12, 2013
$1650 per person* + International Airfare**
[Mission Code: IN13-10WP]
About This TripThis is an 10 Day / 9 Night mission trip to India.
This team will visit Gan Sabra.
Join Orphan Outreach and Westport Church in Hillsboro, Oregon in serving children in India. This trip is only open to those from Westport Church. This team will travel to the state of Mizoram in northeast India to minister at Gan Sabra HIV Home in the capital city of Aizawl. Gan Sabra cares for approximately 20 kids who are affected or infected with HIV/AIDS and is run by a faithful staff, led by Lucy Maruati. Read more about Gan Sabra and related stories at http://orphanoutreach.co/countries-we-serve/india/aizawl.asp.
India is facing an accelerating threat from HIV, with more people infected with HIV than any other country in the world. The number of children in India orphaned by AIDS is approaching two million, according to UN estimates. The impacts of the AIDS crisis have not begun to emerge fully in India, and AIDS-related orphaning is not yet occurring at a large scale. Yet, India has the largest number of AIDS orphans of any country in the world. This number is expected to more than double in five years, and the proportion of orphaned children will remain exceptionally high until 2020 or 2030.
Renae Niebergall, Guatemala Missions Coordinator
Renae has a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Accounting from Western Washington University. She has over 22 years of experience in the business field and has worked in a CPA firm, in the import/export market as well as 12 years of experience in non-profit business. She has been the Director of Global Missions for her local church as well as led and supported orphan ministry teams since 2003. She and her husband are the parents of 3 daughters with one adopted from China. Renae currently serves as Orphan Outreach''s Guatemala Missions Coordinator.
The team will stay in a hotel close to the ministry site. We will have double-occupancy rooms with bathrooms. The published land cost includes the cost of a double-occupancy room (two people to a room).
Trip ItineraryThis itinerary is subject to change.
Thursday, Oct. 3 — Fly out of Portland, OR (PDX)
Friday, Oct. 4 — Arrive in Delhi, India in late evening
Saturday, Oct. 5 — Morning Flight to Aizawl, Mizoram; settle in and Introductions at Gan Sabra
Sunday, Oct. 6 — Church and ministry day
Monday, Oct. 7 — Ministry Day
Tuesday, Oct. 8 — Ministry Day
Wednesday, Oct. 9 — Ministry Day
Thursday, Oct. 10 — Fly to Delhi, Indian dinner
Friday, Oct. 11 — Shopping day & Depart Delhi for PDX late evening
Saturday, Oct. 12 — Arrive home
$1650.00 per person* + International Airfare**
Total trip cost includes an estimated land cost of $1650* plus approximately $1650 for international and domestic airfare between the USA and India. Land cost of $1650 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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