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Russia Ministry Trip

Friday, July 19, 2013 to Sunday, July 28, 2013
$1950 per person* + International Airfare**

[Mission Code: RU13-07IDV]

About This Trip

This is an 10 Day / 9 Night mission trip to Russia.
This team will visit Camps & Nikolsky.


In 2010 a group of listeners from WCSG, WAYfm and MNN traveled to Russia on a trip to serve orphans in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region. Excitement about the opportunities to minister to the children caused listeners from the stations to return in both 2011 and 2012. Trip participants from those previous trips are organizing a return trip again this summer! Additional individual team members are needed to help with this exciting ministry opportunity to continue to build relationships with the children. During the summer months it is traditional for orphanages to take the children to camp outside the city. Unfortunately there are few planned activities and the children spend their days with little to do, adding to a feeling of helplessness. By visiting these children and sharing God's word, you will be able to make a huge impact in their lives.

About Russia

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, its shaky orphan-care system also fell. Alcohol consumption increased to 10 times the U.S. level. The instances of divorce also climbed, along with the HIV-infection rate, which is now one of the highest in the world. And, according to a 2007 UNICEF report, the annual number of children without parental care in Russia "has more than doubled over the last 10 years, despite falling birth rates." Currently, there are over 750,000 children in the orphanage system and hundreds of thousands more living in the streets. The goal of Orphan Outreach in Russia is to involve and empower local churches to do the work of orphan care. The ministry focus is on orphan graduates-those orphans who are leaving the orphanage system. Without essential living skills, education, or employment possibilities, many of these young people resort to addictions, prostitution, or suicide. To help prevent such outcomes, Orphan Outreach has begun to support local orphanages and ministries to bridge a child's transition from orphan-care to independent living.

Team Leader

An Orphan Outreach Staff Member or Trip Volunteer will lead the team in Russia.

Accommodations

The team will stay in a hotel close to the ministry site. We will have double-occupancy rooms with bathrooms.

Trip Itinerary

An itinerary will be available soon.

Trip Cost

$1950 per person* + International Airfare**

Total trip cost includes an estimated land cost of $1950* plus approximately $1600 for international and domestic airfare between the USA and Russia. Land cost of $1950 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

All mission trip participants are responsible for the cost of their checked baggage. When traveling internationally, most airlines allow passengers to carry two checked bags at 50 pounds maximum. The cost of checked baggage depends on where you are traveling and your status with the airline. For the most up to date baggage allowances and fees, please check with each airline you are traveling on.

Occasionally we may ask trip participants to carry humanitarian aid and items needed for ministry in country. To save the cost of having to pay for the second bag on the return flight home, you can stuff a bag inside your other bag. Please ask before leaving behind a bag in your country of service.