UPDATE. This trip has been “postponed”, which is a nice way of saying cancelled with the intent to try again at a later date.
We had our first brief meeting this past Sunday. I wanted to get all of the information online for those who weren’t able to attend. Comment with questions.
Cambodia Mission Trip Important Dates and Information
All dates are approximate, as our date of departure and return will be set when the plane tickets are purchased (6 months out).
Mission Trip Dates. August 12th – 24th. Application Deadline: December 1st.
Cost: $2600 (subject to airfare price fluctuation)
December 1st - $200 Deposit
May 4th – $1300 total due (included deposit)
July 6th – $2600 total due (include deposit and previous payments)
Passport and immunizations. Tetanus/Diptheria is required. CDC recommends Hep A, Hep B, Typhoid and MMR. It is also recommended to discuss your trip with your physician, asking about prescriptions for traveler’s diarrhea and malaria. The passport process can take up to 6 months, and paying for a rush passport is expensive. I would apply for your passport no later that February 1st.
Travel Insurance is not provided with the cost of the trip. I’m planning on providing that, in addition to the transportation costs to LAX.
There will be several mandatory training and information meetings, these will be put on the calendar once everyone has signed up, and I’ve had a chance to see what day/time works best for everyone.
Rapha Movie Nights
November 6th – Movie and Prayer Night
January 22nd - Movie and Prayer Night
May 6th – Movie and Prayer Night
Fundraising will be one of the most important aspects of this trip, outside of personal preparation through prayer. With the current budget situation of the church, I’m unable to estimate how much we’ll be able to contribute towards the cost of the trip at this time. I’m discussing with the Elders what some options for fundraising within the church can be, but a majority of the funding will need to come from outside of the church.
The church will have an account for each person going on the trip, and so all donations can be given and made out to the church. The church will send the amount due at the appropriate time.