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Mini-Mission Trip to Houston in Oct. or Nov. 2018
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(Summer of 2018 Jamaica Mission’s Trip.)
We’re putting on an Encounter God’s Presence youth camp for the teenagers in Jamaica and need adults and youth regardless of your “skill set” to help with all the different aspects of it.
You will have the opportunity to serve in many ways and minister in quality time to the youth of Jamaica. We will have our EGP camp hosted at a ministry there where we and the young people will stay. There should be a chance to share your testimony or about something God has challenged or encouraged you in with these youth. We’ll bring some supplies to give out to some that are really in need, hope to get to spend some time with some kids in an orphanage. And than we’ll wrap up the mission trip by enjoying God’s creation with time on the beach of Montego Bay, Jamaica with options to snorkel in the ocean with some beautiful fish.
Reserve your spot… $100 Deposit due Nov. 15th, 2017. (Cost breakdown below.)
Promo video for Jamaica – 4 minutes (a short 45 sec. version below this one.)
A short 45 sec. promo video for Jamaica. (Detailed 4 minute version above.)
This trip is for young adults, adults and youth groups.
We would love church youth groups to be a part of youth summer camp and our mission trip. We take believing for enough finances through fundraisers and sponsors in your church and community to do both.
Group leaders request the Leader’s details packet and please help your group stay on the payment schedule and on time to the meetings.
Individual young adults and adults going on their own along with those coming with a church or ministry group should all pay & get their paperwork to EGP directly.
Here’s where we are going to have EGP camp & housing in Jamaica.
STEPS to be a part…
1st Step – email us that you’re interested in being a part of the mission trip team at EncounterGodsPresence@gmail.com
Check & make sure that you are able to be at all 3 night PREP & Prayer Meetings near Ft. Worth, TX. If you’re not near and live like hours away or states away, we will work out something special for your training,
2nd Step – Turn in registration form with $100 non-refundable deposit due Wed. Nov. 15th. (If application is not approved, deposit will be returned). You can pay online or mail a check. Pray for yours and other team member’s needed funds.
Apply or get updated passport if needed. Need passport? About $80 for minors or around $110 for adults. (Details here) Passport can’t be expiring w/in 6 months of traveling dates so expiration must be Jan. 29th, 2019 or later. So check your passport dates now. Must apply for passport before June 1st. The sooner the better. Most post offices can do it all. (If it’s getting close, pay the extra to expedite it & the shipping.)
3rd Step – Unless you’re a return mission trip team member or you’re very involved as an EGP volunteer, individuals need to fill out an application (different than the registration form) and have 2 Christian leaders fill out the Christian Character Evaluation or leaders at your school/work fill out a General Character Evaluation regarding you (like teacher, coach, professor, the Dean or even your RA). If you’re joining us with your church group, ask your group leader if we are requiring this extra paperwork or not.
4th Step – Once approved, you should get your airline ticket. (Details below. Rates can go up without notice at the airlines.)
Next Step – Then you’ll need to follow on the payment schedule and be a part of the 3 prep & prayer meetings. Dates left are 1. Sat. June 30th 6-9pm 2. Fri. July 6th 7-9:30pm. (If you are out of state, we will get you the needed paperwork from the meetings.) You will then need to turn in a copy of “A Little About You – ways to help.” before that as soon as possible.
The CDC recommends getting a Hepatitis A shot but it is not mandatory. It’s good to be current on Tetanus & routine vaccines.
Registration Form is for everyone to fill out, youth and adults.
PREP & Prayer meetings are for everyone going on the mission trip. 3 meetings near the Ft. Worth, TX area. The 2 dates left are 1. Sat. June 30th 6-9pm, 2. Fri. July 6th 7-9:30pm.
(Parents of teenagers are welcome to sit in on these training.)
Application Form is to work along side teenagers, if you have never filled one out with EGP before whether you’re a teenager or an adult. (This is in addition to the Registration Form.)
These next 2 are only for those that are new to EGP trips.
Need 2 evaluations, either 2 from church/ministry leaders to do Christian Character Evaluations or 2 from your school/college to do the General Character Evaluations. If you’re joining us with your church group, ask your group leader if we are requiring this extra paperwork on you or not.
Bring supplies to the Jamaican families in need.
Create a great bond and report with the young people of Jamaica during our week of camp.
Lead them in worship, getting into the Bible and really seeking after God.
We’ll end our trip enjoying God’s creation!
What are the costs for the mission trip?
There is the flight you purchase through a company we connect you with, the part you pay EGP and some things you pay there in Jamaica.
(As of June 1st, everything all together should run you about $1,800)
1. Your flight cost depends on when you buy, if after June over $900, They have ranged anywhere from $600 to $1,000. We have an organization you will buy it through and may get a discount. (Prices can really fluctuate, may be a $75 discount and even get a few checked baggages at no extra charge.) At the start of May the flights were like $750. Mid-June like $950.
New additions, let us know how quick you pay for your flight (@ $950) and have your passport # & full name that’s on it ready to share.
Old info for those signed up before June was here booking flight details (updated on April 10th.)
2. You pay $750 to EGP.
3. Bring money for 1. Snorkeling Fun Day Trip – $30 2. About three out to eat meals – $60.
4. May consider bringing money for souvenirs & misc. snacks too.
Anyone joining after July 1st as a “late addition” who hasn’t paid anything, pays an additional $100.
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NOTE – return flight for most of the team has changed, ask us for the details.
Everyone is flying out to Jamaica on the same flight (AA 2726) but for returns due to timing there are 2 flights (AA 2500 and AA 321).
Everyone is responsible to purchase their own airline tickets ideally by March 1st (don’t wait and run the risk of flight being sold out) & no flying “standby”. Prices may range anywhere from $500 to $1,000 depending on when you buy it. Book through company with good discount, details are above.
Anyone who is under 18 must have a Consent to Travel (click for instructions & details) and than the form that is notarized by both parents, even if traveling with one parent, you still need to have this notarized letter with the other parent not going.
(If flight begins to fill up, we may need to do some moving around. I believe you must be at least 15 years old to sit in the emergency exit row. If you are younger, we might have to have you try to switch with one of our team members that has a regular seat but you would need to pay them any additional charges.)
Ways to pay…
1. Check snail mailed to us. (Address at the bottom.)
2. Zelle on your bank app / online account “send” it to EncounterGodsPresence@gmail.com
3. Facebook Messenger- If you connect your debit card to Facebook Messenger you can send money with NO fees. Just go into Facebook Messenger to send a message to me, Jason Williams at www.facebook.com/browilliams123 (not able to send on Encounter’s actual Facebook page for some reason) and they have an icon of a dollar sign, click on that and type in amount and description. It’ll will prompt you to add your debit card info if you haven’t already. This is FREE, so no fees are taking out of the amount.
4. PayPal – see below click on arrow to choose.
*** PAYPAL OPTION (the below way has fees, 1st one above does not) ***
Space is limited so it’s first come, first serve.
Payments of $750 to EGP.
You can use Facebook Messenger, Zelle through your bank, checks, and than if using PayPal there are some extra fees.
** Wed. Nov. 15th – $100 non-refundable deposit per person & your Registration Form. (If PayPal, $4 fee added)
(If a new individual on your own… Application to Serve and also Character References.)
** Jan. 15th – $150 non-refundable payment (If PayPal, $6 fee added)
** By March 1st ideally, should buy airplane ticket on your own. We’ll prob. all get it from the same company. Email us your seat row & # for there and back please.
Get your own frequent flyer “AAdvantage Miles” but also please make sure you help EGP get their “Business Extra points” so put in our account # 947527
** April 15th – $150 non-refundable payment
(If PayPal, $6 fee added)
** June 15th -$150 non-refundable payment (If PayPal, $6 fee added)
… $20 late fee after July 1st (If PayPal, $6 fee added)
* * * * * “Late Addition” fee $100 after July 1st * * * * * (If PayPal, $4 fee added)
** July 10th – $200 non-refundable payment (If PayPal, $8 fee added)
… $20 late fee after July 15th (If PayPal, $8 fee added)
additional $30 late fee (totaling $55) after July 18th (If PayPal, $8 fee added)
*** PAYPAL OPTION (the below way has fees, 1st one above does not) Click on the arrows for drop down options and than click on “Add to Cart” ***
(NOTE – There is an “exit TAX” (per person) like $40 that’s charged by the government, AA should include this in your airline ticket, they did the last couple of years to Belize.
We are wanting to bring school supplies for the less fortunate children in Jamaica. Each team member can buy them or recruit someone in the states that would want to “sponsor” a refugee child.
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Suite 107 #316, Burleson, TX 76028 EncounterGodsPresence@gmail.com
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