We're taking the Gospel to the ends of the Earth. Want to come?
When: One week during UA Spring Break
Who: This year's trip is comprised of 3 Well Staff members + 16 students
Travel: We will be flying Delta Airlines out of ATL airport on the morning of Saturday, March 9 for a direct flight to Santiago, Dominican Republic. We will return to ATL on the night of Saturday, March 16.
Cost: $1,800/student. This cost includes airfare, Filter of Hope (meals, transportation, lodging, free day), along with all other trip expenses ranging from water filters for work projects to your checked bag. Additional costs you may incur above this total include: passport, immunizations, and personal expenses for the trip.
Support Raising: From the beginning, we will approach our trip's expenses from a team support raising standpoint. What this means is while each student has an individual goal of $1,800, we are more focused of reaching our team's support goal of $36,000.
When in the DR: We will partner with a Tuscaloosa-based organization, Filter of Hope. During our week in the DR, we will spend time learning the Spanish culture, delivering meals to local families, installing lots (and lots!) of water filters, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those we meet.
How can I give toward this trip? The form to give to this trip is above. We appreciate your generosity! Our hope is to have all donations received by March 1.
Wait, I thought the Spring Break trip was going to Haiti? As of February 12, we were given information that changed our team's spring break plans. This is a situation that was unforeseen and unexpected for us, Mission of Hope Haiti, and US Embassy officials in country. The political unrest in Haiti was become increasingly volatile over the past month to the point that Mission of Hope felt the safest option for teams was to redirect their trips between February 12 and May 1. Although Mission of Hope will redirect teams to their ministry efforts in Turks and Caicos Island and the DR, we feel the best decision for our team is to redirect our trip entirely and partner with Calvary's Youth Ministry in their Spring Break trip with Filter of Hope in the DR. We believe this is the best decision for our team because this is a known place and trusted organization by our youth ministry. We are so grateful to partner with ministry organizations who seek the welfare and safety of teams as this, too, is our primary goal. Please be in prayer not only for our (new) trip to the DR, but also for the people and ministry organizations of Haiti in this time of unrest and unknown.
When: Four weeks during Summer Break
Who: This year's trip is comprised of 2 Well Staff members + 10 students
Travel: We will be flying Turkish Airlines out of ATL airport on the evening of Tuesday, May 7 for connecting flights to our destination in Central Asia.. We will return to ATL on the night of Tuesday, June 4.
Cost: $2,300/student. This cost includes airfare, per diem (meals, transportation, lodging), along with all other trip expenses ranging from SIM cards to your checked bag. Additional costs you may incur above this total include: passport, immunizations, personal expenses for the trip.
Support Raising: From the beginning, we will approach our trip's expenses from a team support raising standpoint. What this means is while each student has an individual goal of $2,300, we are more focused of reaching our team's support goal of $27,600.
When in Central Asia: We will partner with local believers living in Central Asia. During the weeks, we will host English clubs, teach leadership courses, and spend time with orphans. These activities will provide opportunities for you to rub shoulders with Central Asian university students to build relationships with them. You will be able to invite locals into your home, go out for tea/coffee, have game nights, and take advantage of opportunities God provides you to share spiritual truth.
How can I give toward this trip? The form to give to this trip is above. We appreciate your generosity!
"During our trip I was amazed to see Haitian Christians adamantly pursue their own people. The believers we served alongside had a contagious desire for the lost to know Christ. It is humbling that the Lord uses His people to reach His people, and I'm thankful to have been a part of it."
Bubba, 5th Year