Mission Trip - Fiji - May 2017
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CCV has a great opportunity to travel to beautiful Fiji in the South Pacific islands to witness and work with a ministry that is serving women and their children who have been affected by sexual abuse or trauma in their community and family. Homes of Hope is going to bless us as we serve alongside them. They have asked our team to come prepared to work with the women and children who live on campus, do work projects around the facility, and go into the city and do advocacy training with men desiring to be better fathers and husbands.
Trip Dates: May 23 - June 1, 2017
REGISTRATION: Registration for this trip has closed because we filled all the spots! Great Job! Pray for this team as they move on to the next step of training and preparing. If you want to be added to a wait list for this trip, please hit the red "Register" button to the left and add yourself to the wait list. We will contact you in the coming weeks if a spot opens up for you to join!
Trip Leader: Mike Hodges, CCV Staff
Who can go?
Adults may attend this trip, anyone 18 years and older. Participants need to be in good health and able to walk, hike, and work long days.
Team Meetings - The team will gather for team meetings to do logistical and project prep but also training on cross-cultural ministry and spiritual prep. SAVE THE DATES: All teams will meet on Saturday afternoons, April 8, April 22, May 13 and then your team will meet another time or two in between there for more specific training!
Requirements: Each participant who signs up will be asked to attend CCV's Starting Point class (if you haven't already been) and submit a full volunteer application with background check, references, and interview. This will be initiated after you have signed up for the trip and is not an "application" indicating whether you can attend or not. They are purely steps in the preparation process. Each team member will also be required to attend all pre-trip preparation meetings.
Trip Cost: $2200 per person
Included in this fee: Airfare from Phoenix to Nadi/Suva, accommodations, transportation and meals while in country. This also cover medical insurance, visa fee, luggage fees, and pre-trip materials.
Not included: Passport fees, any shots you elect to get, and any personal spending money for meals during travel and souvenirs.
$500 deposit per person is non-refundable at the time of registration. If a cancellation is made after airline tickets have been purchased you will be responsible for the cost of the ticket.
Final Balance is due by May 15, 2017.
We absolutely encourage fundraising. Very few people pay for the trip on their own. Number 1 way is to send support letters. Tell your friends and family about the trip, share with them the ministry, and ask them to donate. Number 2 way is to put in some hard work and do garage sales and car washes, get together with other team members to make a bigger impact. You will talk about this when you get together as a team. Any donations made to CCV for your trip are tax deductible for the donor as long as they follow the instructions and give online or use the Covenant Form!
Fundraising Guide that can give you ideas and get you started. 2017FundraisingGuide.pdf
How to write a support letter to your friends and family. How to write and send Support Letters.pdf
Support Covenant Form - Send this with your support letter and donors can submit it with their donations. Support Covenant Form - Updated 6.16.16.pdf
How to make payments and receive donations from donors. Making an Online Payment Guide - ROCK.pdf
Where will we be staying?
You will stay at the Homes of Hope guesthouse on campus.
Do I need a passport?
A Valid passport is required for all participants. Passport cannot expire within 6 months of the trip's return date and cannot be damaged in any way. Please visit travel.state.gov for up to date information and to apply or renew. The state department is expecting a high volume of passport applications and renewals in 2017, so please apply early and allow yourself 2-3 months before the trip to get your passport in.
Do I need to get any shots? Where can I get shots?
Please visit cdc.gov/travel for up to date vaccination requirements for your destination. All shots are recommended and not required. There are lots of great travel clinics in the valley to get your shots, so you can find one close and convenient for you!
Do I need a Visa? How do I get it?
A visa is not required for those who have a valid USA passport that doesn't require within 6 months.
Date / Time
This registration process will take about 10-20 minutes to fill out. Please allow enough time to complete the whole process which will include requiring current passport information and medical insurance information.
A $500 deposit non-refundable per person is required with this registration.
**Please be advised: It is CCV policy that a Volunteer application and Background Screening must be passed by every participant on this trip, age 16 and older. If you have any reason to believe you may not pass, please hold off on registering and placing your non-refundable deposit.
Terms and Conditions: By registering for this trip and paying the non-refundable deposit at this time, you are also committed to joining the team, attending the required team meetings, and paying the remainder of the cost of the trip before the trip's departure date. Failure to comply with these terms, completing the volunteer application process or attending Starting Point class gives CCV the freedom to ask you to not participate in the trip. The trip leader reserves the right to ask any participant to not participate if they feel the integrity of the trip is in jeopardy. If the trip participant backs out of the trip after airline tickets have been purchased in their name, they will still owe CCV for the cost of that ticket. If a participant is asked to end their trip early, they will travel home at their own cost.
Registration closed on Thursday, June 1, 2017