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Deadlines

Oct 1, 2017
Trip Applications Due (Apply Online)

Upon 2 Weeks of Approval
• $250 Non-Refundable Deposit Due

Nov 15, 2018
Airfare Due

Jan 15, 2018
Balance Due

Guatemala Individuals (GuateTeam)

Friday, February 02, 2018 to Sunday, February 11, 2018
$1875 per person* + International Airfare**

[Mission Code: GU18-02IDV]

About This Trip

This is an 10 Day / 9 Night mission trip to Guatemala.
This team will visit Little House of Refuge, Government Home, Community Care Center, Hope & Future, Down Syndrome School.


Join Orphan Outreach in serving children in Guatemala. This team of individuals from around the U.S. will first serve at Little House of Refuge (Pequeno Refugio) in Quetzaltenango (Xela), teaching life skills and ESL, doing light construction, and spending quality time with the children who live there. This team will also serve alongside the families at the Ravine, a local dump. From grocery distribution to prayer and teaching, the team will have a unique opportunity to care for the vulnerable. Then the team will travel to Antigua and serve at Hope and Future teaching life skills, and spending quality time with the children living in those orphanages. The team will also visit the Down Syndrome School in Guatemala City to bring a smile, a song, and love to the children attending this school.

About Guatemala

UNICEF estimates that are over 370,000 orphans in Guatemala. Many of these children come from families facing extreme poverty; 70 percent of people in Guatemala live below the poverty level. Orphan Outreach ministers in Guatemala by partnering with local orphanages, churches, and Christian schools for children in extreme poverty situations. We also make it a priority to come alongside the Guatemalan nationals and work with them as they serve their own people.

Team Leader

Ronne Rock, Orphan Outreach Marketing Coordinator

Ronne has a BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has done graduate work in Global Issues at St. Edwards University. A former church communications director and corporate marketing executive, she now shares her more than 30 years of leadership prowess with churches and other faith-based organizations. With Orphan Outreach, Ronne has traveled the world leading mission teams and writings stories to promote change for orphans and vulnerable children. Ronne narrates life with words and imagery, and finds the redemptive threads that inspire others to action.

Courtney Nowakowski, Volunteer Leader

Courtney is an orphan care advocate and serves as Missions Director for her local church in Austin, TX. She has been leading trips to Guatemala since 2009. And has been serving as a volunteer for Orphan Outreach since 2010. Courtney is a freelance artist and loves to take old things and make them new. She and her husband have one daughter and a lovable rescue pup named Sunshine.

Amy Norton, Director of Programs

Amy has a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University and while practicing law worked as a Guardian ad Litem for children in Dallas County and a court appointed special advocate for abused children. She has managed and developed international orphan care, adoption and ministry programs for 22 years. She was a founding board member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. She also has lead many mission teams over the years. She and her husband have an adopted a child from Russia and two biological children.

Amy Norton, Director of Programs

Amy has a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University and while practicing law worked as a Guardian ad Litem for children in Dallas County and a court appointed special advocate for abused children. She has managed and developed international orphan care, adoption and ministry programs for 22 years. She was a founding board member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. She also has lead many mission teams over the years. She and her husband have an adopted a child from Russia and two biological children.

Accommodations

The team will stay in hotels close to the ministry sites. The land cost is based on double-occupancy rooms with bathrooms. If you would like to have your own room, there will be an additional cost and please email missions@orphanoutreach.org.

Trip Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change.
Friday, February 2 — Travel to Guatemala/Orientation
Saturday, February 3 — Ministry at Love the Child/Travel to Xela/Little House of Refuge
Sunday, February 4 — Ministry at Xela Gov. Home/Little House of Refuge
Monday, February 5 — Ministry at Xela Gov. Home/Little House of Refuge
Tuesday, February 6 — Travel to Antigua/Ministry at CCC
Wednesday, February 7 — Ministry at CCC
Thursday, February 8 — Ministry at Down Syndrome School/Guatemala Market
Friday, February 9 — Event with DSS kids
Saturday, February 10 — Ministry at Hope and Future (Field Trip), Debrief Dinner
Sunday, February 11 — Travel Home

Trip Cost

$1875 per person* + International Airfare**

Total trip cost includes an estimated land cost of $1875* plus approximately $850 for international and domestic airfare between the USA and Guatemala. Land cost of $1875 is all-inclusive: all meals, lodging, in-country transportation, insurance, interpreters, bottled water, sightseeing, etc.

* The estimated land cost is subject to change based on changes in the total number of trip participants, trip itinerary or length of trip.
**Orphan Outreach arranges all air travel. Costs confirmed at time of booking.

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Orphan Outreach Mission Trip Baggage Policy

All mission trip participants are responsible for the cost of their checked baggage. When traveling internationally, most airlines allow passengers to carry two checked bags at 50 pounds maximum. The cost of checked baggage depends on where you are traveling and your status with the airline. For the most up to date baggage allowances and fees, please check with each airline you are traveling on.

Occasionally we may ask trip participants to carry humanitarian aid and items needed for ministry in country. To save the cost of having to pay for the second bag on the return flight home, you can stuff a bag inside your other bag. Please ask before leaving behind a bag in your country of service.