Guatemala Trip - March 2020

WHEN
Mar 21 2020 - Mar 27 2020
WHERE
Buena Vista, GT
COST
$1,500.00

Buena Vista, Guatemala – DeepStream / Educate BV

The Schmidt family moved to Guatemala in 2009 and began serving the people of Buena Vista.  Through our experiences with friends and families in this village, their eyes were opened to the many cycles of poverty that exist.  The education and health systems there are ones that are broken, giving little hope of change and a better future.  As they've interacted with the kids of BV, they see hope in their eyes and dreams of having a better life. 
 
Their involvement in BV birthed the vision for an educational center: Centro Educativo DeepStream (CEDS), which currently works within the daily routines of the public middle school, a private online advanced study program for additional students in BV (grades 1st-12th), preschool program, medical clinic, and other health initiatives.
 
Through this educational center, their vision is to train the future men and women who will lead Buena Vista - spiritually, mentally and physically.
 
This seven day trip has an intentionality in all that is planned for the team to be among the people and to encourage the Schmidt Family.  The team will spend some time doing projects that can range from farming and light construction but will also include activities with the school-aged children.  Work projects of any kind are always done alongside their staff. There is also time scheduled visiting the village and being present with families that are involved with the sponsorship program through the school.   Our purpose is to encourage and point them to Jesus by sharing of ourselves and how He has worked in our lives.
 

9 going

Sam Thoman
(330) 494-3419

Financial

$1,500.00

Due 3/1/2020

$150.00 Non-refundable deposit at time of application Due 12/15/2019
$450.00 First Payment Due 12/15/2019
$450.00 Second Payment Due 1/26/2020
$450.00 Final Payment Due 3/1/2020

Meetings

Oct 20 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Informational Meeting Required

NCC - Classroom #2

To learn more about this trip

Nov 17 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Team Meeting #1 Required

NCC - Classroom #2

Dec 15 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Team Meeting #2 Required

NCC - Classroom #2

Feb 9 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Team Meeting #3 Required

NCC - Classroom #2

Forms

Confidential Health Questionnaire Required

Due 2/9/2020

Please complete and email or print and return to your team leader.

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Emergency Contact Information Required

Due 2/9/2020

Please complete and return to your team leader via print or email

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Minor - Permission to Travel in a Foreign Country

Due 2/9/2020

For minors only - Must print and have this form notarized. (If parent or legal guardian is attending the trip, this form does not need to be completed.)

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NCC Team Member Covenant - Updated Required

Due 12/15/2019

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Requirements

Prerequisites

  1. Complete online application and 10% trip deposit
  2. Complete and submit all required paperwork, including passport and visa, by deadline. *See Forms tab*
  3. Valid Passport – the expiration date on your passport MUST be 6 months beyond the return date of the trip. If a visa is required, your passport must have available visa pages.
  4. Immunizations: North Canton Chapel supports the recommendations of the CDC (The Center for Disease Control). Please consult the CDC website at cdc.gov as well as your family physician.

Responsibilities

  1. Meet all paperwork and trip cost deadlines.
  2. Review trip policies and procedures.
  3. Adhere to the Team Member Covenant at all times. *See Forms tab*
  4. Attend all team meetings, including debrief.
  5. NOTE: trip cost does not include: meals in transit, souvenirs, passport, applicable vaccinations.

Preparation

  1. Pray!
  2. Review Fundraising Guide and begin fundraising. *See Forms tab*
  3. Submit payment(s), a copy of your passport photo page, and all paperwork by deadlines.
  4. Mark required meetings on your calendar.
  5. Start the process of obtaining or renewing passport, if necessary.
  6. Obtain immunizations and medications as advised by your Doctor.

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