If you are ready for the adventure of a lifetime this is what you are looking for. This is not a ministry for the faint of heart as conditions are rugged—sleeping in tents in a rural bush area, bathing using a bucket, outhouses and no electricity, phones or e-mail. Although the conditions are challenging, the rewards are abundant. These orphans with their tattered clothes and cheerful smiles will engrave a lasting image on your heart. Please prayerfully consider one of the following adult trips.
AIDS Orphans and Street Children opened its first Orphan Rescue Unit in November of 2001. This new concept in taking the “orphanage to the orphan” has been very successful and is literally saving lives. Through these Units, we are meeting the needs of children who once had no one to care for them by providing medical care, teaching them how to farm, being their advocate and providing education. We are also making a difference by enhancing village life through the donations of nutrition seminars, wells and grinding mills. Not only are we meeting physical needs, we are meeting spiritual needs by introducing the children to the Lord Jesus Christ. We now have AIDS orphans who have been with us since 2001 and have just entered their first term in a Teen Missions Bible school. All of these Units are under the leadership of national staff who are graduates of our Bible schools.
Projects vary from country to country and are based on need. Please read each mission trips’ copy carefully in order to understand what would be required of you should you choose that particular team. There will be ample opportunities to share the Gospel and to love and interact with the children. You will also have the opportunity to visit a local church and school.
DATES & PROJECT EXPENSE
Dates vary according to location and the availability of the country coordinator to facilitate a team. The dates listed on the brochure include your TOTAL time of involvement. The first day is the day you are to arrive and the last is the day you will be back in North America. You will have one orientation day before your travel to your chosen country.
NOTE: All project expense fees are based on May 2012 airline costs and may increase due to rising fuel prices. If the mission trip team does not fill to 10 there will be an added fee due to airline penalties for decreased group rates.
Your personal allowance will be 50 pounds; we will also assign a 50-pound bag of ministry provisions to you. You will be supplied with a duffle bag and you will transfer your personal belongings to it during your pack out time. You will also be supplied with a carryon.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
- Travel arrangements and expenses to and from Merritt Island, FL. Termination points will be different for each team.
- Obtaining a valid Passport and relevant visa. Passports must be valid for a period of at least six months following your return to North America. A visa application form will be forwarded to you upon receipt of your registration form, fee and photo. Passport and visa fess are your responsibility.
- Seeking medical advice and covering the expense of necessary immunizations and medication.
- Departure taxes (specifics for each team will follow upon registration).
- Personal spending money.