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Oct 1, 2017
Trip Applications Due (Apply Online)

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

Nov 1, 2017
Airfare Due

Feb 15, 2018
Balance Due


10th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, March 10, 2018 to Sunday, March 18, 2018
$2200 per person* + International Airfare**

[Mission Code: RU18-03VIS]

About This Trip

This is an 9 Day / 8 Night mission trip to Russia.
This team will visit our orphan graduates, children at various locations and also have an opportunity to see and experien.


Join us for Orphan Outreach's 10 Year Anniversary celebration in St. Petersburg, Russia! The team will have the opportunity to spend time with many children, visit our orphan graduates and also learn about the culture and history of Russia through visiting the Hermitage, Catherine's Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, attending a folk performance and other historic sites. Our week of serving in ministry will conclude with a special ten year anniversary dinner honoring many of our friends who have been pioneers in the care of orphan and vulnerable children in Russia. Join us for this very special week of serving children in the beautiful city that many of the Orphan Outreach founders have worked since 1995. Contact us for more details.

About Russia

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, its shaky orphan-care system also fell. Alcohol consumption increased to 10 times the U.S. level. The instances of divorce also climbed, along with the HIV-infection rate, which is now one of the highest in the world. And, according to a 2007 UNICEF report, the annual number of children without parental care in Russia "has more than doubled over the last 10 years, despite falling birth rates." Currently, there are over 750,000 children in the orphanage system and hundreds of thousands more living in the streets. The goal of Orphan Outreach in Russia is to involve and empower local churches to do the work of orphan care. The ministry focus is on orphan graduates-those orphans who are leaving the orphanage system. Without essential living skills, education, or employment possibilities, many of these young people resort to addictions, prostitution, or suicide. To help prevent such outcomes, Orphan Outreach has begun to support local orphanages and ministries to bridge a child's transition from orphan-care to independent living.

Team Leader

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.

Mike Douris, President

Mike has 40 years of children services experience, managing children''s services domestically and internationally. He was previously Vice President of Buckner International and led the team that developed and managed Buckner''s international adoption and orphan care ministry. His experience in child care is both in the public and private sector and he has worked with many governments to consult and initiate innovative programs and promote best practices. He is a founding board member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans and currently serves on their board. He has a Master''s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Tiffany Taylor Wines, Director of Marketing

Tiffany has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Christian University and a Graduate Marketing Certificate from Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. She was a partner of a marketing firm for 12 years. In 1996 and 1998, she and her husband traveled to Russia for the adoption of their infant children. That journey caused her to dedicate herself to making a difference for many of the world''s orphan children that have no chance of a loving family. Since 1999, Tiffany has directed marketing for orphan ministries and led several mission trips each year. Tiffany and her daughter, Inna, are founding members of the auxiliary to Orphan Outreach called Women for Orphans Worldwide (WOW).

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.
Saturday, March 10th — Leave USA
Sunday, March 11th — Arrive St. Petersburg, Russia - brief tour of city
Mon., March 12th - Wed. March 14th — Visit various orphanages, Hermitage, St. Isaac's, Catherine's Palace, time with Graduates, War Memorial, Folk Performance
Thursday, March 15th — Visit children, cultural activity
Friday, March 16th — Sightseeing, time with graduates, Ten Year Anniversary Dinner
Saturday, March 17th — Depart St. Petersburg and travel to London (forced overnight)
Sunday, March 18th — Arrive Hometown, USA

Trip Cost

$2200 per person* + International Airfare**

Total trip cost includes an estimated land cost of $2200* plus approximately $1500 for international and domestic airfare between the USA and Russia. Land cost of $2200 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.