Holy Land Missions Trip 2014

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Middle East Teen Missions Trip

Follow in the footsteps of Jesus this summer on your mission trip to the Holy Land! After training at the Lord’s Boot Camp, you bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight across the Atlantic Ocean to Frankfurt, Germany. From Frankfurt, your connecting flight crosses the Swiss Alps and the Mediterranean Sea before arriving in Tel Aviv, Israel. From the airport you will travel to Hope Secondary School in Beit Jala, which is located within walking distance from Bethlehem. Imagine looking down at the valley where David fought Goliath as you have your morning devotions or while working on the security wall around the school grounds. Other projects may include painting classrooms and landscaping. Housing is in dorms with showers available. On a visit to Jerusalem, you may attend services at Christ Church, the oldest Protestant church in Jerusalem, or follow Jesus’ footsteps on the Via Dolorosa in the Old City. Other historical sites you may see include the Garden of Gethsemane, the Garden Tomb, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Eastern Gate where Jesus is to return. Souvenirs including olive wood carvings, Arab clothing and delicate Hebron glassware may be just a few of the items you will want to bring home to remember your time in the Holy Land.

Project Expense: $4490 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee

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  1. I went on the Italy Backpack team previously in 2012. I’ve been praying about this a lot and I feel God has called me to go on the Holy Land team; however, I will not graduate from high school until June 13. Is there any way I can go on this team with the 1st bootcamp despite my conflict with school?

  2. Is this trip full for girls, yet?

  3. Hi, I was just wondering if Catholic Christians are also welcome. I’m 15 and I really want to go.

  4. I was wondering how much time we actually would spend in the country, as I am a little confused on your boot Camp schedule. The way I read it, we arrive in florida, spend 2 weeks at the training camp, then head overseas to Israel/whatever country I signed up to visit and spend the rest of our time there, then head back to the boot camp for the debriefing. Is this a proper idea? Long story short, how much time is actually spent at the destination?

    • Casey, Yes, you have the right idea. The time frame is usually 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 weeks overseas. However, it will depend on the flight schedules and how long it takes to get there. Some teams leave immediately and others don’t leave for three days.

  5. My daughter really wants to join this mission team but my biggest concern is safety. I will definitely be in prayer about this and ultimately be seeking God’s provision, however, what can you also tell me about Teen Mission’s safety procedure?

    • Jennifer, We will not knowingly send a team into a place where it is not safe. We have switched teams, even at the last minute without hesitation. We are monitoring the situation, but don’t want to make that call this soon. Things can and will change before the summer.

    • Jennifer,
      I totally understand your concerns. When our daughter chose this as her trip, I really struggled with it. However, we know her to be in tune with what God is calling her to to so we decided to trust God and her and sign her up. She knows that if things change there that we may make her switch teams. She has her second and third choice if we feel that necessary. Also, I don’t know if you have done TMI before, but last year was my first and I was very concerned about safety and I will say, that I am impressed with their safety proceedures and felt completely at peace with both my girls being with them last year. We will be praying for you and each person considering this trip. I know God has something amazing in mind for these teens. What a life changing adventure.


      • Thanks Beth for your quick response and thank you Pam for your words of encouragement and prayers. I registered my daughter so I’ll start praying for our girls and the mission trip. What an awesome opportunity!

  6. Will they be anywhere near the Gaza strip?

  7. I am interested in attending this trip as a leader. I have served at Teen Missions in 2000, 2005, and 2007. Is this a possibility? If so, what is the support requirement for a leader?

    My daughter would also like to attend. She would be a returning participant. She did a Peanut group in 2007.

    Thank you for your help.

  8. What type of Businesses have you found tend to support kiddos? We had a horrible time fundraising this year and really do not want to go through that stress again. Maybe a business might be the easier route but I really don’t know how to go about doing that. Do you have extra advise about this not in the packet?

    • Emily, I have had a good result with asking our insurance agent, physician, dentist, etc. It is very important that the team member communicate with his/her supporters and they will more inclined to support in future years. It is also important to get the letters out early and maybe communicate even during the fundraising process.

  9. Wait, over 4000 dollars!?!?!?! I could never afford that

  10. Are you able to make monthly payments after registering?

    • Kaitlyn, You can make monthly payments, but we suggest that you raise your support from your church, friends, family or businesses. All of that is explained in your packet.

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