Are you curious about joining us for our Benin trip in 2020 and want more information?
If so, you are in the perfect place! In this third part of our How We Mission series, we are going to share everything you ever wanted to know about our upcoming 2020 trip to Benin. (You can read about the first and second trips in our series here and here.)
Our trip to Benin will be 11/7/20-11/16/20. Benin is located in West Africa and is the birthplace of voodoo. We will fly into Cotonou, travel north, and will serve in 2 small villages that are very interested in being involved in a 3-5 year coaching process to transform themselves and break the cycle of poverty. Together with our partner, Global Hope Network International, we will host a free medical clinic and provide health education, all while sharing the love of Jesus! Here are a list of facts about this trip, we hope it will help you decide whether to join us! Of course, if you have any more questions don’t hesitate to contact us via email.
How much does it cost to join this trip? Do I have to pay the entire amount to secure my spot?
The cost for our Benin trip is $2700. Half of the balance is due 8/14/20, and the rest is due by 10/17/20. Additionally, there is a $100 application fee.
What does the cost of this trip cover?
The cost of each of our trips include meals, travel, and accommodations. If a tourism day is built into the trip, travel is included. Volunteers are responsible for the cost of souvenirs or other optional activities they wish to pursue.
How old do I have to be to participate in this trip?
For liability purposes, you must be 18 years or older to participate in a trip with us.
What are my responsibilities while attending this trip?
All we ask is that you are willing to serve as a unified team member and are willing to be flexible. We assign roles and and discuss more specific trip responsibilities during our first team meeting which will be held via zoom video conference. Additionally, we ask each participant to attend all team meetings, be on time during the trip and attend all trip activities.
What type of documentation do I need to provide to attend this trip?
All participants need to provide a passport with 2 blank pages and at least 6 months expiration date past return date of trip (5/16/21), a clear color copy of your passport, 2 additional passport photos, and a visa (this will be discussed during our first team meeting).
Furthermore, doctors and dentists must provide a clear copy of their medical degree, certificate or evidence of completing internship, CV, reference letter from employer, and a copy of current medical license. Nurses must provide a clear copy of their nursing degree, nursing license, a resume, a reference letter from their employer, and an official transcript.
Are there any vaccines or other medical requirements to participate?
All volunteers are required to get a yellow fever vaccine before they can obtain their visa. We also recommend you consider obtaining Hepatitis A and oral typhoid vaccines, as well as prescription medication to prevent malaria.
Are there any other requirements that I should know about this trip?
Yes. We do require a background check, and that you sign a waiver.
I need help raising funds for this trip. Can you help me?
Where can I learn more about your organization?
You can learn about us and our heart for mission work by watching this video:
Where can I find your application for this trip?
I can’t attend this trip, but would like to support it financially. How do I do that?
You can donate directly towards this trip by clicking here!
We hope this gives you more information about our trip to Benin, and we hope you will join us next November! Click here to submit your application.