China—one of the most ancient civilizations in the world and the world’s most populous country. It is a country with vast contrasts from modern cities to rural villages where there is no electricity and the fields are prepared using water buffalo pulling a plow.
Dates: June 17 – August 11, 2017
Teen Missions Trip (ages 13-19)
Travel: After Boot Camp you will fly from Orlando International Airport across the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona to Los Angeles, California. From Los Angeles you board a flight that crosses the Pacific Ocean and the International Date Line before arriving in Hong Kong, China. From Hong Kong, a short connecting flight takes you along the Taiwan Strait to Fuzhou. You then bus three hours north to Luo Yuan where the Hiromi Children’s Recovery Home, a school for special needs children and young adults, is located.
Ministry: Your project is to help renovate a two-story wooden dormitory building at the school. Even though the children will be on their summer break, there will be children around to observe your work and who will want to play games with you during your free time. There may be opportunities to teach at an English Training Center, and you will do friendship evangelism using games, music, puppets and balloons.
Adventure: A day trip is planned to Fuzhou City where you can purchase Chinese souvenirs such as wall hangings, jewelry, silk scarves, clothing and famous Chinese teas. You will also take a boat ride along the coast and see many fish and seafood farms, as well as eat at a Chinese restaurant where you choose the fish you want for your meal.
Estimated Project Expense: $4690—4890 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee
Note: Updated Project Expense is scheduled to post November 1, 2016, after confirming airline prices.