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Deadlines

Dec 15, 2018
Trip Applications Due (Apply Online)

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

Feb 1, 2019
Airfare Due

May 15, 2019
Balance Due


LifePoint Church + Individuals Trip

Friday, June 28, 2019 to Sunday, July 07, 2019
$1500 per person* + International Airfare**

[Mission Code: UK19-06IDV]

About This Trip

This is an 10 Day / 9 Night mission trip to Ukraine.
This team will visit various orphanages & programs in Dnipro.


Join Orphan Outreach and LifePoint Church in Ukraine to serve orphans and orphan graduates in the city of Dnipropetrovsk! We will have several ways for you to use your gifts and abilities! Some will be serving with a professional climbing team that will be working to inspire young people, especially those with disabilities, to flourish by participating in a climbing clinic. Others will be able to spend time with children and teens while teaching Bible lessons/devotions, conducting therapeutically informed small group activities, recreation, and much more! We will do our best to match your skills, career, and your willingness to care for you people, with the needs of the children and teens in Dnipro.

About Ukraine

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Ukraine gained its independence from Russia. The orphanage system in Ukraine is similar to Russia where children who have been abandoned or taken from their homes in cases of neglect or abuse reside in orphanages. There are approximately 95,000 children in Ukrainian orphanages and these children must leave the orphanage by the time they are 16 or 17. The statistics for what happens to these young adults after graduating from the orphanage are heartbreaking. Many end up in prison or involved in drugs, prostitution, trafficking, or crime, with some resorting to suicide. Orphan Outreach worked with LifePoint Church to help develop a program for orphan graduates in Dnipro, Ukraine called Alpha Life. This ministry assists orphan graduates as they leave the orphanage system by providing spiritual, physical and emotional support. Orphan Outreach is partnering with Alpha Life ministry to help provide the safety net these graduates need as they transition to adulthood. The Alpha Life program provides weekly Bible studies, fellowship, holiday parties and more. Orphan Outreach is providing financial support, leadership and will bring short-term mission teams to Ukraine.

Team Leader

Conrad Weaver, Ministry Volunteer

Conrad Weaver and his wife Jodi serve as volunteer country coordinators for Ukraine at Lifepoint Church in Reisterstown, MD. Together, they have been involved in ministry work and missions for more than 25 years, and have a passion for serving and working with their partners in Ukraine. Conrad is a full-time film maker focusing on producing documentaries, and Jodi is an Assistant Principal at a middle school.

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, June 28 — Depart Hometown, USA
Saturday, June 29 — Arrive in Dnipro
Sunday, June 30 - Friday, July 5 — Ministry in Dnipro
Saturday, July 6 — Ministry in Dnipro, Depart for USA
Sunday, July 7 — Arrive Home

Trip Cost

$1500 per person* + International Airfare**

Total trip cost includes an estimated land cost of $1500* plus approximately $1700 for international and domestic airfare between the USA and Ukraine. Land cost of $1500 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.