Next Departure: Nov 6-13
Deadline: Jul 29
What to Expect
This is a 6 Day family-friendly trip where our team will leave ATL heading to the Bogota, the capital of Colombia, We will serve alongside our partners, both within the local church and as part of an after school program for under privileged children within the community of Santa Cecilia. Together, we will help feed children lunch and provide after school activities including Bible lessons. We will also be involved in the local high school building relationships and sharing testimonies with the students who just love having an opportunity to practice their English with us. Other ministry opportunities will arise based on the strengths of our team.
Training (discipleship) for this trip begins 12 weeks prior to the trip. As a team, we will choose a biblical book study to read and discuss together over Skype. We will do online bible plans together and finish up our training with an in-person 72 hour intensive weekend which will include orientation, team building, and discipleship training (growing in knowledge of who God is and who He has called us to be). Overall, your time commitment will primarily be for the 3-day training as well as the actual trip dates. Because it is mandatory, we wait to choose the intensive training dates until after the team is formed, so as to work best with everyone's schedule.
Once in-country, each day will begin with devotional and end with a team debrief. You will sleep safely and comfortably, eating standard meals, and meeting amazing people as you witness God's handiwork. The goal of this trip is to remain flexible to what God would like to do in you and through you as a team and as an individual.
Family Friendly Mission Trip great for Church families or individuals.
Training & Preparation
A great deal goes into preparing for a short-term mission trip and we are here to help. Through team building exercises, we'll make sure the team knows each other well before leaving home. We will also conduct an in-depth training that includes sessions on cross-culture, evangelism, spiritual warfare, and how to serve others with dignity. You'll have a checklist of items to take care of on your own (like passports, immunizations, and raising support). We will help you stay on track with it all.
Our home base will be Oasis, an after school program where kids (ages 5-17) receive a holistic Christian education that includes feeding, tutoring, spiritual development, growing their own abilities and talents, sports, music lessons and lessons on entrepreneurship. Oasis has become a “safe place” for over 100 kids who attend their program. Here we will help care for the children, prepare meals, conduct Bible study activities, and help with painting and construction projects on site. Additional ministry opportunities within Bogota will be assigned based on the strengths of our team.
The all-inclusive cost of this 6-Day trip is $2000. We will help you with the fundraising and you can set up a payment plan early. Just a $200 deposit secures your spot on the team, and this goes towards the cost of your trip. The overall cost includes round-trip flight, training materials, training space, team building, funds tracking, meals, in-country transportation, lodging, traveler's medical insurance, ministry opportunities, and a local ministry donation. Set team dates will have a certified Faith Journeys leader.
Incalink: Partners in Latin America Serving in Colombia
Partner Videos: Incalink International