Jun 27 2011

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Zambia Water Filters

2010 Zambia Adult Missions TripDates: June 20 – August 8 — Work/Evangelism

Imagine knowing that the water you have been drinking could make you horribly sick, but being unable to do anything about it. This is a reality that thousands of children in Africa face everyday.

After your training at the Lord’s Boot Camp, you bus to Orlando for a flight to Dulles International Airport in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Your next flight crosses the Atlantic Ocean, France, the Mediterranean Sea and over the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The team will take a connecting flight to Lusaka, Zambia. From the airport, a five-hour bus ride takes you to the Teen Missions in Zambia BiBle, Missionary & Work Training Center in Ndola.

While in Zambia you will travel to several different AIDS Orphans Rescue Units to set up bucket water filters that will provide hundreds of people with safe, clean drinking water. There will be many opportunities to share the Living Water, Jesus Christ, using music, drama, puppets and testimonies. Spend time playing with the children, teaching them your games and learning theirs. The orphans are eager for your love and attention, and you will make memories for years to come.

Housing is in tents; bathing and laundry will be done using buckets. Before leaving Zambia, a trip is planned to Victoria Falls, located on the mighty Zambezi River, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World discovered by David Livingstone in 1855. You will enjoy viewing this breathtaking waterfall known as the “Smoke that Thunders”.

Wood and stone carvings, batiks, copper bracelets, jewelry and traditional drums are just some of the souvenirs you will be able to bring home to your friends and family.

Estimated Project Expense: $4690 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee

Register Online Now!       (Note: Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.)

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  1. Carol Edney

    Thanks for the info—we are going to surprise her~

  2. Carol Edney

    I am coming to the commissioning service. The booklet said I could leave something in a designated area for after the service. Could you give me some ideas of what is practical and how many are on her team if I can bring something to share.

    Rachel’s Mom

    1. Beth Kostner

      Carol, There are 25 total on her team. Some bring cokes and candy. Others bring fruit and juices. It is up to you.

  3. Todd Harris

    Will the two boot camps overlap? Or will the early teams leave before the others arrive?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Todd, The Early is commissioned on June 24 and Super arrives June 19-20, so they do overlap for the Missions Conference.

  4. Todd Harris

    We’re already thinking about next year; how soon will 2013 teams be announced?



    1. Beth Kostner

      Todd, The teams will be on our web site in July/August.

  5. Austin Schmidt

    how much should we bring for speding money?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Austin, We suggest $50 a week. Some with come with less than $100 and others with close to $1000.

  6. Devan Brush

    What are the approximate dimensions that the cardboard box we’re bringing to boot camp should be?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Devan, Check with the airline that you are flying on what their limits are. It will vary depending on the airline.

  7. Devan Brush

    Thanks Mrs Beth! I know its your job and all but you are very helpful!

    1. Beth Kostner

      Thanks Devan!

  8. Devan

    Hi Beth, as an FTM instead of bringing all my supplies to Boot Camp in a cardboard box could I just use my duffel bag from last year?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Devan, Yes, you may.

  9. Rachel


  10. Austin Schmidt

    I heard that the trip expense has gone up in price, how much has it?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Austin, All flying teams went up $60. This was in your May newsletter.

  11. Rachel

    I got leather boots that are about 6 1/2″ that are all leather except for the top 1/2 inch which is another sort of fabric…..It is sold leather for at least 5 1/2 inches off of the ground….we can’t find any other boots so will these work?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Rachel, It sounds OK, but hard to call without seeing them. If the collar is of a different material, that is fine. The body of the boot must be all leather.

  12. Austin Schmidt

    I was just wondering because i didnt contact the team missions office i only emailed Paul Kostner

  13. Austin Schmidt

    Is emailing Paul Kostner back for the confirmation on the trip good enough? or do I need to call Teen missions still?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Austin, Are you going? An email is sufficient.

  14. Austin

    Would the Leaders have medicines to take care of us if we got really sick? Would you suggest getting travel inssurance?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Austin, Not if you are really sick. You would need to go to a doctor. Travel insurance is up to you. Most will not come with it.

  15. Rachel

    The items that can be purchased from Teen Missions for the trip was mailed to me. I can’t find that list–is it on the website anywhere?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Rachel, You can purchase a dish bag, shampoo, laundry detergent, pens, notebooks, watches, batteries, stamps, et.

  16. Austin Schmidt

    Do I need travel insurance do go on this trip? I talked to someone at a travel health unit and they were telling me all the different diseases I could get, so do the leaders have medical prescriptions etc?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Austin, It is up to you as to whether you get insurance or not. We do not provide it. Any prescription medications that the leaders have will be prescribed to a specific team member and will not be given to another team member. Please check with your physician to see if he/she wants to send you with prescription medication.

  17. Brandon

    is this trip full for boys? is this trip full for girls? (my sister is also interested) thanks!!

  18. Rachel

    Will we ever get a schedule of Boot Camp before we arrive?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Rachel, Probably not. Sorry!

  19. Austin Schmidt

    What kind of tool do I bring?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Austin, That will come out with the May newsletter that we are in the process of mailing.

  20. Austin Schmidt

    Will we also receive our tools and gloves and all of those sort of things at boot camp?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Austin, You are suppose to bring a tool We do issue gloves, but you might want to bring a “good” pair.

  21. Devan

    creating my packing list and a little confused… will we be issued a bucket at Boot Camp for bathing and laundry or do we bring our own?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Devan, You need to bring your own.

  22. Rachel

    what is the name of our facebook group for this trip?

  23. Austin Schmidt

    It says in the trip packing list that guys are to wear slack pants (no denim) for church or evangilism, so does that mean i cant wear jeans for church or evangelism?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Austin, No, they cannot wear jeans to church, but they can wear them for evangelism.

  24. Rachel

    On our packing list it says to have three outfits of jeans or whatever but in the team specific guide it says that we have to wear skirts. So do we pack pants or skirts?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Rachel, The General Packing List is for all teams. If your team has to follow another dress code (pants vs skirts, etc.) then you go by the Individual Team Fact Sheet.

  25. Austin Schmidt

    Okay….would I have to pay extra money though?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Austin, No, you wouldn’t.

  26. Austin Schmdit

    Would my guitar be a carry on, or would they keep it in the lugage dept? Would I also have to pay more money to bring it on?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Austin, It would have to go with the luggage as it will not fit the specifications for a carry-on.

  27. Austin Schmidt

    Okay :) also, would you think there is a big chance of something happening to it, losing it, damaging it, or it bieng stolen?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Austin, There is always that chance.

  28. Austin Schmidt

    Heey for instruments, I would be able to bring my guitar, right? Also is it within the 35 pound limit, or is it separate from that?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Austin, Yes, you can bring it and no, it is not in your weight limit (General Fact Sheet-pg. 9).

  29. Laurie Harris

    A sleeping bag related question: How cold at night will it be in Zambia?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Laurie, COLD-it is their winter. However, it usually warms up during the day.

  30. Leeia

    is there guy spots open.. or a male leader spots?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Leela, If you are interested in being a leader, PLEASE call the Teen Missions office. 321-453-0350

  31. Austin Schmidt

    heey, I recently sent in like 7 checks I think, and I didn’t include the coupons,I thought i wasnt suppposed to send them. So do I send all the coupons in a seperate envelope, or do I need to send them?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Austin, All checks need a coupon for each one. I have forwarded your message to the finance dept. and they should be contacting you.

  32. Kaela

    My sister and I are interested in going do you have any more spots left?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Kaela, That team is full right now, but there are plenty of teams open to two people.

  33. Grace

    Is there still a need for an assistant female leader for this team?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Grace, Please call the office and ask for Leader Placement.

  34. Todd

    Team members may bring a study Bible for the summer, right?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Todd, Yes.

  35. Victoria

    Has there been any girl spots open up for this trip?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Victoria, Are you already registered? Not yet, but we are starting to make calls.

  36. Kellan Judy

    Hey TM! Thanks sooo much for the trip last year! I’m a guy (btw). I want myself and another friend or two to go on this trip if possible. Is there openings?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Kellan, There is room for guys on both the Holy Land and Zambia Water Filters.

  37. Stefanie

    Hey Everyone,

    My name is Stefanie, and I’m really forward to meeting all of you and I am really excited to serve as well!

  38. Hannah

    Is the Holy Land School the only trip that is still open?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Hannah, NO! The following are the only ones closed to girls at this time: Italy, Kilimanjaro, Orphan Angels, Zimbabwe, Zambia WF and Cameroon.

  39. Miriam Pettit

    Are there still room for girls on this trip??

    1. Beth Kostner

      Miriam, No for Zambia WF and Cameroon. Yes for Holy Land School.

  40. Nicole

    Can we arrive to bootcamp a day late? (My June exams at school may not end until June 22).


    1. Beth Kostner

      Nicole, Call the office Jan. 9 or later.

  41. Jen Rose Tiberio

    Hey guys. I’ve been signed up since beginning of november and I’m sooo excited!! So yeah hit me up with some emails or add and/or message me on facebook. I’d love to get to know you guys before june. :)

  42. Jill

    Is there still room for girls on this trip

  43. Aliya

    Alright Zambia folks, we have a facebook page! Kudos to…whoever it was that made it. But from now on, we can post emails and such on there. It’s a closed group, but if you go on, I think you can see other people who are in it, send them a message, and then they can add you! I hope, anyway :)

  44. Laurie Harris

    Hi, everyone! I’m excited to be part of this team, too. I’ve made a Facebook group for us here:


    Please join!

  45. Logan

    How many spots are left for guys? I really want to go and just decided today

  46. Alex

    I’m wondering how many spots are remaining on this trip both for girls and boys. Thanks

    I also have a problem, here at my Canadian high school the exams start on June 20. The dates for the exams cannot be changed, and it is important that I write them because it is my last year. Is there a way I would be able to fly in and join the team on the 22 or 23 of June?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Alex, The girl spots are full, but there is room for guys. Please call the office about your exam issue. We will be back in the office on Monday.

  47. Deborah Carey

    I registered just this afternoon! I hope there’s still space. I paid the registration fee and have a confirmation but I’ll definitely call Monday, thanks for your help!

  48. Deborah Carey

    I just registered for this trip, can I get a confirmation that a spot is saved? the registration conclusion was a little confusing :)

    1. Beth Kostner

      Deborah, When did you register? Did you pay the registration fee? Call us on Monday morning and we can check.

  49. alyssa johnston

    ok will they be open probly notnext wednesday but wednesdays after that

  50. Leeia

    how many more spots is there for guys and girls?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Leela, I think there are 4-5 spots for girls and plenty of room for guys.

  51. alyssa johnston

    I meant can I go sense I am 14 my phone is not working and would it be about 5000 dollars is there more spaces

    1. Beth Kostner

      Alyssa, There are five more girl spots on Zambia Water Filters.

  52. tori

    Hi I am soooo excited that I get to go on this trip! I was wondering if you guys could pray that the Lord touches the hearts of the people in my church. Because the people in my church are still learning how to have a missionary’s heart, so they are like wow I couldn’t do that and then they forget about it. It would be awesome if you guys could pray after all the prayer of 5 people is more powerful then the prayer of one right? Thank you and GOD Bless!!!
    God’s little princess

    p.s Any one from Canada going? Maybe even from Nova Scotia?

  53. Meg

    Is there room on here? I just found out about this trip and really feel that God is telling me to go. Is there room for a girl?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Meg, There is still room.

  54. Hannah

    Is it too late to sign up? If not please let me know : ) I have been praying so much for the choice in which misssion trip, and this one stood out to me. I love sharing the gospel, and the opportunity to save others physically and spiritually would be amazing. If this does not work out for me, I know God will still be working through all of these missionaries. Thank you : D

    1. Beth Kostner

      Hannah, No, it is not too late!

  55. KayCee

    So there’s room for a girl?

    1. Beth Kostner

      KayCee, YES! Sign up girl!

  56. KayCee

    How many spots are open still? And what if you already have a passport? Would that affect the visas?

    1. Beth Kostner

      KayCee, There are several spots available. No, it is good you already have a passport. Make sure it doesn’t expire before February, 2013 or you will need another one.

  57. Alisa Evans

    Hi my name is Alisa and i am very interested in this missions trip. I feel like God is calling me to spend my summer doing something like this for Him and i just cant shhake it. Id really appriciate more information. Thank You!

  58. Emily

    One last question, and thank you Beth for answering all of this, if we register when do we need to turn in all the money by, and when is it good to be registered by?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Emily, Register as soon as possible in order to get one of your first choices. The total amount is due by the day you arrive. However, there are goals and we would like for you to have the money by May 15. However, if you don’t, you have until the day you arrive at Boot Camp.

  59. KayCee

    Would we need to get visas for this trip?

    1. Beth Kostner

      KayCee, You will get them at the airport. Get an extra two pictures.

  60. Hannah

    Hi My name is Hannah, and I am hoping to find a mission trip to go on next summer of 2012. I have been looking for a while, but I just hope that God is leading me on this one. I have always lived fortunately in a place with good water, but not many people (especially in Africa) are blessed with clean water. I will be praying about this a lot. Thank you. Also If you could email me at [email protected]

  61. Alex

    May I ask how many spots are left on this team?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Alex, There is still plenty of room.

  62. KayCee :)

    Is there a specific tool we’d need to bring?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Zambiagirl, That information will be sent later in the spring

  63. KayCee

    Is it better to pay online or send money via snail mail when registering online?

    1. Beth Kostner

      KayCee, It is quicker to do it online. We cannot register you till we receive the registration fee.

  64. Brookie

    So there’s still plenty of room for boys and girls both?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Brookie, Yes, there is still room for both.

  65. KayCee

    Is this trip filled???

    1. Beth Kostner

      KayCee, Nope.

  66. Kirsten

    After doing a lot of research on teen trips to Africa, this one has really caught my eye. I’ve been to Mexico twice on mission trips with my church, but I something about the water crisis is really drawing me to Africa. Is there anyone I can email to ask some specific questions about this trip? God Bless :)

    1. Beth Kostner

      Kirsten, Call the office tomorrow and we will be able to answer your questions or you can email you specific questions to .

  67. KayCee

    I’m really interested in this trip. I feel God leading me here. I have 1 question. What kind of toilets will we have?

    1. Beth Kostner

      KayCee, I really hope toilets are not a deal breaker.:)If the Lord has called you, you need to go regardless. There will be squatties, but some western toilets may be available at the base. I don’t know—I haven’t been there.

  68. Christina

    Hi my name is Christina. I believe this would be an amazing opportunity in 2012. However I am already going on a $4000 trip to Ecuador in May 2012. I would really need some time to pray about this and determine if the funds will come through for all of this. So my Question is, when is the last possible dates that you would be taking registrations for this trip? If you could please email me at [email protected]. Thank You

  69. Me'Kayla

    How old do you have to be to go on the trip?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Me”Kayla, You need to turn 13 before or during the program.

  70. Beth Moore

    My daughter Alexis Moore signed up and registered fro the Orphan Angels trip. I was looking through the description of the trip and realized that she had a have a Drivers License. She couldn’t get her License last year, due to Medical reasons. And I don’t think theres anyway that we can pull it off in time to leave. Can she switch to this trip instead? She had put 2 other choices down, and she thought one was this trip, but can’t remember for sure.

    1. Beth Kostner

      Beth, Please email the office on Monday. That won’t be a problem.

  71. Corbin

    Can you tell me more about the obstacle course? What if someone doesn’t make it through the obstacle course, what would happen?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Corbin, Don’t worry about that. It is one SMALL aspect of Boot Camp. It is a team effort—you don’t have to be athletic.

  72. Corbin

    How many people will be on the team for this trip?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Corbin, Up to 25 team members.

  73. Savannah

    Is the cost of airfare from Florida to Africa covered in the Project Expense? Do you guys arrange the air travel to Africa?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Savannah, Yes, the round trip airfare to Africa is included and we do the arranging. You will need to pay for and arrange your own round-trip transportation to/from Florida for training/Debrief.

  74. Todd

    Beth, will the Zambia team be involved in a building project of some kind, along with the water filter work?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Todd, They are just doing the water filters. If something needs to be done at the Units, then they may have the opportunity to help in that area also.

  75. Emily Lawson

    Im interested in this, but I am a little confused. For one, is the boot camp in the dates or before, and also what does it exactly mean when it says we need to get home from the termination point? This would be very helpful, for all this help. Thank you.

    1. Beth Kostner

      Emily, Boot Camp and Debrief are included in the dates listed. The termination point would be Florida.

  76. Nicole

    Hello my name is Nicole, i see the groups at oia every summer because i work there and i am very interested in what you guys do and i would love to do it i would love to have more information and know if you guys have sponsors that sponsor students that are the less fortunate.

    1. Beth Kostner

      Nicole, You will need to register and you can do that online. You will need to contact your own sponsors. We supply prayer letters and prayer cards to help you raise your support.

  77. Aria

    My sister and I are thinking about maybe doing this trip. Would we be able to bring toys and books for the children, in our bags, if there’s enough room?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Aria, If it fits in your weight limit.

  78. Brooke Wellman

    Hi, my name is Brooke and I’m 16 years old. I’m very interested in this trip and i would love to get more information on it if possible!

    1. Beth Kostner

      Brooke, If you have specific questions, please email or call the office.

  79. Lauren Justice

    Hi, my name is Lauren and I am a 16 year old girl that is crazy about Christ! I was very excited to see this trip was an option for the 2012 summer! If possible, i would love to know more information!

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