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Oct 15, 2018
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• $250 Non-Refundable Deposit Due

Nov 1, 2018
Airfare Due

Jan 1, 2019
Balance Due

Xela Ministry/Night to Shine

Saturday, February 02, 2019 to Saturday, February 09, 2019
$1575 per person* + International Airfare**

[Mission Code: GU19-02IDV]

About This Trip

This is an 8 Day / 7 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 is open to individuals, families, and groups from across the US. It will serve kids who have been rescued from abuse and neglect, care for teen moms who are finding restoration and healing from sexual exploitation and trafficking, spend time with families who need encouragement and support as they work to make a better life for their little ones, and then PARTY with the kids of the Down Syndrome School at NIGHT TO SHINE 2019 (presented by the Tim Tebow Foundation).

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.


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
Feb 2 — Travel to Guatemala/Orientation
Feb 3 — Travel to Xela
Feb 4 — Ministry Day: Government Home and Little House of Refuge
Feb 5 — Ministry Day: Government Home and Little House of Refuge
Feb 6 — Travel to Antigua/Market Shopping
Feb 7 — Ministry Day: Down Syndrome School
Feb 8 — Ministry Day: Prepare for Night to Shine Event/NTS in evening
Feb 9 — Travel Home

Trip Cost

$1575 per person* + International Airfare**

Total trip cost includes an estimated land cost of $1575* plus approximately $850 for international and domestic airfare between the USA and Guatemala. Land cost of $1575 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.