High School International Mission Trip 2022

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Frequently Asked Questions :

  • WHAT DOES THE REGISTRATION COST?

Registration for the mission trip is $799. This amount encompasses everything the student needs for the mission trip. The deadline to register for this trip is January 31st, 2022.


  • WHAT DOES THE MISSION TRIP SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?


  • WHAT DOES MY STUDENT NEED TO BRING FOR THE MISSION TRIP?

The most important thing to keep in mind as you decide what clothes to pack is to be appropriate and modest. It is essential to be sensitive to the culture of Costa Rica. While you’re out working during the day, cotton t-shirts and appropriate length shorts are great! Make sure to pack nicer clothes for church and worship times.

Here are a few packing tips as you begin preparing for your trip.

• Pack lightly! Airlines have restrictions on how much your checked luggage can weigh. Make sure you pack what is necessary without too much excess. Plus, who wants to carry around that much stuff in another country?
• Consider packing items like shampoo, conditioner, etc in plastic bags. In case these things leak during travel, your clothes and other items will be protected.
• It’s a good idea to pack a change of clothes, toothbrush, important travel documents, and any irreplaceable items in your carry-on bag in the event that your checked luggage is lost.
• It’s best not to pack any flashy or expensive jewelry to wear while you’re in-country.
• Pack pants to wear during worship. You may also need some type of “work pants” as well.

We encourage all students to bring:

  • – Bible
  • – Journal and pen
  • – Twin size bedding or sleeping bag and pillow,
  • – Reusable water bottle
  • – Toiletries (towel, washcloth, shampoo, conditioner, body wash/soap, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • – Medications
  • – Sunscreen
  • – Cap
  • – Insect bug repellant
  • – Bring clothes for each day
  • – At least 2 outfits you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • – Closed toe shoes must be worn at all outreaches
  • – Shorts are allowed, but they must be at fingertip length
  • – If we think your shorts are too short, we will ask you to change
  • – Bring a pair of modest pajamas

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • – Immodest clothing (V-necks, short shorts, see-through pants, or spaghetti straps)
  • – Valuables (We recommend you leave anything of great value at home)

  • WHERE THE ARE STUDENTS STAYING?
  • Our group will be staying in a dorm/cabin style set up with bunk beds, and will need to bring a light twin sheet, linen, and pillow (remember that you are in a tropical setting!). The lodging is located on-site at the camp La Moñtana Christian Camp, and you will either have a cabin for your team alone, or you might be sharing it with some of the Costa Rican staff. The bathrooms are separate from the cabins and have warm water, running toilets, and sinks. Please bring your own towel to use. There will be wifi available for group leaders but access may be limited.

  •  WHO IS SERVANT LIFE MINISTRIES?

SERVANT LIFE EXISTS TO SEE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST PROCLAIMED AND LIVED OUT AMONG THE NATIONS.

Since its inception in 1999, Servant Life has been a mission-mobilizing ministry providing dynamic mission experiences for students and adults. Our aim is to connect Christ-followers’ love for God to the nations through His Word and empowered by His Spirit. Currently, Servant Life sends short-term mission teams to sixteen countries including six locations in the United States, as well as mid-term missionaries around the world. Be a part of the Great Commission by going and taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations.

Please feel free to check out their website.


WHEN DO I NEED TO GET A PASSPORT?

If you do not already have a passport, we encourage you to apply for one as soon as possible. The amount of time it takes to get a passport can vary, and we cannot book plane tickets without a copy of each person’s passport. Any costs associated with obtaining a passport are solely your responsibility. You can download a passport application and read instructions on obtaining a passport online at www.travel.state.gov/passport.

*Please note that your passport must not expire until at least 6 months after your trip ends.


WHAT IMMUNIZATIONS DO I NEED TO GET?

Immunizations and any costs related to them are the sole responsibility of the trip participant. All childhood immunizations must be complete (measles, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus). We also HIGHLY advise any immunizations recommended by your physician and/or the CDC for the area of travel. Both Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B are strongly recommended for all international travel. It is solely the traveler’s responsibility to obtain information on required/recommended travel immunizations and travel precautions for the area. The CDC website is www.cdc.gov and has up-to-date information on immunizations for every country.


IS THERE ANY SUPERVISION?

Servant Life trips are led by our in-country missionary partners. This partner serves as the host and leader for your team from the time you land in-country at the airport until you depart at the end of the mission experience.


HOW SAFE ARE THESE TRIPS?

Servant Life makes every effort to keep you safe during your entire experience with us. We carefully evaluate each location before sending a team and work with partners in the country who are familiar with the area in which you will be staying and working. We research and plan the safest places for you to eat, stay, work and play.


Who do parents call in case of an emergency?

If an emergency arises where a parent needs to a student, they may reach out to you directly or to your group leader who is overseeing your trip. If they are unable to reach you or someone on your team, please have them contact Servant Life, and we will work closely with our mission partners to be able to connect you.


Will I be able to call home and email while on the field?

Access to phone calls and email may be limited and varies from location to location. In the event of an emergency, Servant Life will contact parents immediately. So remember that no news is good news!


IS A VISA REQUIRED FOR MY TRIP?

No 🙂


IS THERE ANYTHING NOT COVERED IN THE TRIP COST?

The only expenses not covered in your trip cost are meals in airports on travel days, any souvenirs that you may wish to purchase while in the country, and any expenses related to obtaining a passport and immunizations.

Date

Jun 25 2022 - Jul 02 2022
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Time

All Day

Location

Off-Campus
Category