Experience an unforgettable summer missions trip sharing Christ in rural China. After completing Boot Camp classes, you will bus to the Orlando International Airport and board a flight to Chicago. From Chicago you continue on your next flight across western Canada, the Bering Sea and the International Date Line before arriving in Beijing, China. From the airport you will bus 250 miles to Taiyuan City in the Shaanxi province. The team will help at “Joy on the Journey” Camp to give Chinese young people a summer camp experience. Projects at their new campsite you may be involved in are: expanding the second floor of the kitchen and bathroom building, laying new water pipes and building a challenge course to incorporate a team building experience for the young people. You will have time to make friends with the Chinese youth who attend the camp. Housing will be in dorms with showers available. Laundry will be done using a bucket.
During your time in China, you will take a trip to Xi An where you will see thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors, with horses and chariots, that were buried with China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang in massive underground pits to accompany the emperor into the afterlife. After your time on the project, you will overnight in China’s capital Beijing, and visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall before returning to Florida for Debrief.
(Note: Florida Debrief)
June 24 – August 15
Contributions Equal To: $ 4090 U.S. plus Registration Fee
For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system. After 1978, MAO’s successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. China is located in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam. In land area, China is slightly smaller than the USA and is the world’s most populous country with over 1.3 billion people.