Be a part of the first Teen Missions team to Astana, Kazakhstan, located in Central Asia. Astana is considered to be one of the most unique capital cities anywhere, which you will understand as you view the flashy buildings that rise up from the flat plains to form a city growing out of its past and into an aspiring future.
Dates: June 17 – August 4, 2017
Teen Missions Trip (ages 13-19)
Travel: After Boot Camp you bus to the Orlando International Airport to board a flight to Atlanta, Georgia and then across the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel to Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. From Amsterdam a connecting flight takes you across Western Europe, and the Ural Mountains to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. From the airport it is a 30-minute drive to the church.
Ministry: Your project is to help a church add a second story to their existing building by using your steel-tying and concrete skills learned at Boot Camp. Enjoy spending time with the neighborhood children using English to begin friendships that will last throughout eternity. You will have the opportunity to visit a home for autistic kids to enjoy a picnic and a day of games. Visits to the many parks around the city will give you a chance to talk with people from around the world who are visiting EXPO 2017.
Adventure: You may enjoy an opportunity to go horsebacking riding on the vast Kazakh Steppes that Astana is built on. Shop for summer souvenirs of traditional hats and clothing, stuffed camels and a variety of handicrafts at the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center that houses a shopping mall and indoor beach resort with imported sand from the Maldives!
Project Expense: $4590 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee