Mission Trip - Bulembu, Swaziland 2017
CCV has a great opportunity to travel to the south of Africa to a work we helped begin in Bulembu, Swaziland in 2006. This is a nation ravaged by HIV/AIDS, with very low economy, that is benefiting greatly from enterprise and economy boosting business and HIV/AIDS awareness and treatment through organizations like Bulembu Ministries. Our team will visit, work alongside them, and catch the vision for more development that's underway.
Trip Dates: November 24 - December 5, 2017
Trip Leaders: Scott and Nancy Coughlin
Team Size: 20 people will be our goal
Registration will open on Sunday, February 5 and Deadline will be July 15 at midnight or when it fills up.
What will we be doing? This trip is designed to allow us the privilege of witnessing the work and serving alongside Bulembu Ministries in the child/orphan care, Christian academy and clinic. We'll spend days with the local men and women who are working hard to transform their community. Specific itinerary will be determined in the few weeks before the trip. Flexibility is key!
Who can go?
Age limit is 18. Background check is required for all participants as well as Attendance at CCV's Starting Point class and a volunteer screening application.
Participants should be in good physical condition as there will be an active itinerary and lots of walking. Don't underestimate this.
TEAM MEETINGS: The team will be required to meet for minimum three team meetings for training- August 12, 12:30pm-2:30pm - August 26, 12:30pm-2:30pm - September 9, 12:30pm-2:30pm. Team may meet for one or two additional meetings for more specific trip planning.
Where do we stay?
We will stay in local lodge where they will prepare meals for us also. We'll use Double Rooms as much as possible and pair you with a roommate.
We will require a color photo copy of your valid passport. CCV will book all group travel for the team and no deviations will be granted. The team will travel together and stay together from Phoenix back to Phoenix.
What’s the cost?
The cost for the trip is $3,000
This includes: International airfare, lodging, transportation in country, and meals while in country. This also covers a medical insurance we provide for trip participants and any project supplies.
Does not include: Passport fees and vaccinations. You'll also need to pay for meals on travel days and any other personal spending money you'll want. You'll pay for any luggage based on airline checked baggage rules unless you bag is full of any donations we are taking.
**All travel arrangements will be made through GO360 and the team will travel together and stay together the whole trip.
** Please note: The airfare cost is subject to change until flights are ticketed (due to unpredictable fuel costs, airlines costs can fluctuate).
$200 deposit 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.
Full payment is due one week prior to departure.
We absolutely encourage personal 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 if they give online or follow the instructions on the Covenant Form.
Fundraising Guide that can give you ideas and get you started. 2017FundraisingGuide.pdf
How to write a great support letter to send to family and friends How to write and send Support Letters.pdf
Send this form with your support letters so donors can submit it with their donations. Support Covenant Form - Updated 6.16.16.pdf
Guide for making payments and taking donations from others Making an Online Payment Guide - ROCK.pdf
Hepatitis A and B and the Typhoid vaccination are recommended for country and updated Tetanus shot is Strongly Recommended for ALL trips. Yellow Fever vaccine may be required if we travel through a country with Yellow Fever Risk. This will be determined when we book our flight itinerary. See cdc.gov/travel for country specific recommendations and requirements for the specific countries you'll be visiting. If your primary care doctor doesn't provide them, there are several great travel clinics in the valley you can make an appointment.
You will need a valid passport for travel. Passport cannot expire within 6 months of the trip's return date.
If you need to apply for a passport for the first time or to renew your current passport, please visit travel.state.gov for applications and processes.
No visa is required for travel to Swaziland however many blank pages in your passport will be required for travel through Johannesburg, South Africa.
Date / Time
Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
This registration process will take about 10-20 minutes to fill out. Please allow enough time to complete the whole process which will include requiring current passport information and medical insurance information.
A $200 deposit non-refundable per person is required with this registration.
**Please be advised: It is CCV policy that a Volunteer application and Background Screening must be passed by every participant on this trip, age 16 and older. If you have any reason to believe you may not pass, please hold off on registering and placing your non-refundable deposit.
Terms and Conditions: By registering for this trip and paying the non-refundable deposit at this time, you are also committed to joining the team, attending the required team meetings, and paying the remainder of the cost of the trip before the trip's departure date. Failure to comply with these terms, completing the volunteer application process or attending Starting Point class gives CCV the freedom to ask you to not participate in the trip. The trip leader reserves the right to ask any participant to not participate if they feel the integrity of the trip is in jeopardy.
If the trip participant backs out of the trip after airline tickets have been purchased in their name, they will still owe CCV for the cost of that ticket. If a participant is asked to end their trip early, they will travel home at their own cost.