Kenya - Student Mission Trip - FULL
Kenya 2016 Highlight 1 from CCV Students
CCV is proud to be partnering with Missions of Hope International in Kenya for the 8th year. Our team of students will be doing a 4 day VBS with the 400 students at the school including crafts, songs, dance, sports, and music.
Trip Dates: July 22-31, 2017
REGISTRATION: This trip requires an application process. Applications were due in January 2017. Those whose applications have been received and approved and have been invited to participate in this trip can register by clicking the red "Register" button to the left. Registration deadline is April 1, 2017 at midnight with your $500 deposit.
Trip Leader: Jarred Medlin, Sara Dalgliesh, CCV Staff
Who can go?
CCV HIgh School Students aged 16+ can apply to go on the trip. Adults need to be CCV Staff or approved coaches already serving in the ministry. If you are a coach and want to go, please contact JarredMedlin@ccv.church.
Team Meetings - The team will gather for team meetings to do logistical and project prep but also training on cross-cultural ministry and spiritual prep.
SAVE THE DATES:
Saturday, April 8: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Saturday, April 22: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Saturday, May 13: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Sunday, June 11: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Sunday, July 16: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Each participant who signs up will be asked to attend CCV's Starting Point class (if you haven't already been) and submit a full volunteer application with background check, references, and interview. This will be initiated after you have signed up for the trip and is not an "application" indicating whether you can attend or not. They are purely steps in the preparation process. Each team member will also be required to attend all pre-trip preparation meetings.
Trip Cost: $1999 per person
Included in this fee: Airfare from Phoenix to Kenya, accommodations, transportation and meals while in country. This also cover medical insurance, visa fee, luggage fees, and pre-trip materials.
Not included: Passport fees, any shots you elect to get, and any personal spending money for meals during travel and souvenirs.
$500 deposit per person is non-refundable at the time of registration. If a cancellation is made after airline tickets have been purchased you will be responsible for the cost of the ticket.
Final Balance is due by July 15, 2017.
We absolutely encourage fundraising. Very few people pay for the trip on their own. Number 1 way is to send support letters. Tell your friends and family about the trip, share with them the ministry, and ask them to donate. Number 2 way is to put in some hard work and do garage sales and car washes, get together with other team members to make a bigger impact. You will talk about this when you get together as a team. Any donations made to CCV for your trip are tax deductible for the donor as long as they follow the instructions and give online or use the Covenant Form!
Fundraising Guide that can give you ideas and get you started. 2017FundraisingGuide.pdf
How to write a support letter to your friends and family. How to write and send Support Letters.pdf
Support Covenant Form - Send this with your support letter and donors can submit it with their donations. Support Covenant Form - Updated 6.16.16.pdf
How to make payments and receive donations from donors. Making an Online Payment Guide - ROCK.pdf
Where will we be staying?
You will stay at a comfortable guesthouse or hotel in Nairobi. You will be responsible for any incidental expenses you incur.
Do I need a passport?
A Valid passport is required for all participants. Passport cannot expire within 6 months of the trip's return date and cannot be damaged in any way. Please visit travel.state.gov for up to date information and to apply or renew. The state department is expecting a high volume of passport applications and renewals in 2017, so please apply early and allow yourself 2-3 months before the trip to get your passport in.
Do I need to get any shots? Where can I get shots?
Please visit cdc.gov/travel for up to date vaccination requirements for your destination. All shots are recommended and not required. There are lots of great travel clinics in the valley to get your shots, so you can find one close and convenient for you.
Do I need a Visa? How do I get it?
A visa is not required for those who have a valid USA passport that doesn't require within 6 months.