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CR2013 - COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP!

 
 
CR2013 Costa Rica Mission Trip
July 8-15, 2013 (Sat-Sat) - Guayabo, CR
 
MISSIONS
3.5 - TOUGH+
RUSTIC
8.0
$750 + Airfare
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COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP
On GTD's Costa Rica Mission Trip you will visit the adventure capital of the world as your mission team aids in the construction projects of the local church and those in need in the surrounding community.

GTD will take you to Guayabo, Costa Rica where your team will spend several days doing building projects with the local church and participating in community outreaches. At the local church your team will be doing construction projects that will serve the needs of the local community and benefit the church's outreach for years to come...and on into eternity.
 
In addition to work projects your team will visit nearby communities, interact with native Costa Ricans, journey to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, and enjoy a few extreme adventures. Throughout the entire trip we will be eating some incredible Costa Rican meals that are sure to include rice, beans and fresh fruits.

In addition to all of the work & play, GTD will put together an entire trip that is focused on our Lord, Savior, Hero & Best Friend - Jesus. God not only wants to build something through you, He also wants to build something in you. If God only used 6 days to build the entire universe, imagine what He will build in 8 days as we seek Him first. Praise & worship, daily devotions, prayer, nightly teaching & fellowship will help make this one of the best trip of your life!
 
 
 
 
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COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP
 
 
EVENT:
CR2013 - Costa Rica Mission Trip
DATE:
July 8-15, 2013 (Mon-Mon) (8 Days / 7 Nights)
COST PER PERSON:
$750 + Airfare (airfare: approx $350 - $500) (plus Passport)
TO REGISTER:
Pay 25% online or by check to reserve your spot.
START TIME:
Your flight must arrive at SJO Airport (San Jose, CR) by 1:00pm on Monday July 8, 2013
ENDING TIME:
Your flight must depart from SJO Airport (San Jose, CR) at noon or later on the following Monday July 15, 2013
MISSION LOCATION:
Guayabo, Costa Rica - Central America
GPS: 1040.363'N; 8511.784'W
(Guayabo is in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica)
ACCOMMODATIONS:
> Bunk house on the church property
> Bunk beds (4-6" foam mattress, sheets & pillows provided)
> Includes flush toilets; electricity; "lukewarm" & cold showers
> No A/C available... it's a mission trip in a developing country!!!
REQUIRED FORMS:
>Complete a Missions Application (Click here for application)
> Have 2 Character Reference Forms completed (Click here for forms). One form should be filled out by a Pastor or Sunday School Leader or your Boss and the other form can be filled out by a family member or close friend.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE
> $187.50 deposit due upon reservation (1st Deposit)
> $187.50 deposit due by April 25 (2nd Deposit)
> $187.50 deposit due by May 25 (3rd Deposit)
> $187.50 deposit due by June 10 (4th Deposit)
SIGN-UP DEADLINE: June 15, 2013
MIN. PEOPLE NEEDED: 6
MAX. PEOPLE: 20
AGE RANGE: 8 years old & older (15 & under must be accompanied by an adult)
MISSION PROJECT(S):
> Construction & improvement projects on church property
> Carnival Day for the local kids
> Community outreach
ADVENTURES:
> Includes Canopy Tour (zip lines in the Rain Forest)
> Includes Thermal Mania (Hot springs swimming area)
> Includes Beach Day at Pacific Ocean
PASSPORT INFO:
Everyone is required to have a current Passport. (Visa not required)
NOTE: Costa Rica officials will not allow anyone into the country with a Passport that expires within 2 months after the start date of your trip.
AIR TRAVEL
ARRIVAL INFO:
 
GTD does not provide Air Travel.
Secure your tickets asap! (Click here for tips)
 
NOTE: We have found the best flight deals through JetBlue Airlines from Orlando (MCO) to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
**BE CAREFUL NOT TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHT TO SAN JOSE, CA!!**

**WARNING: We encourage participants to NOT fly on Spirit Airlines. We have had problems with this company in the past. Their flights often appear less expensive until you add on all their addional fees. They have poor customer service, and they have a history of using raunchy & smutty ads to promote their airline. You may "save" $50 on one of their flights, but you will pay for it in the long run.

MEETING PLACE & TIME IN COSTA RICA:
Meet @ San Jose airport (SJO) by 1pm on Monday July 8, 2013.
(specific meeting location at airport to be announced)
AIR TRAVEL
RETURN INFO:
RETURNING FROM COSTA RICA INFO:
We will be returning to San Jose airport (SJO) by 9:00am the following Monday (book your departing flight for 12:00pm or later)
(please make flight departure time at least 3 hours later than when we are scheduled to return to the airport)

VERY IMPORTANT: Costa Rica charges a $28 airport exit tax. You must pay this before checking your luggage.
REQUIRED WAIVERS:
[Please print & complete prior to arrival]
(Any participant under 18 must
also have parent/ guardian
sign each waiver)
PHOTO ALBUMS:
Click here to see some pictures from previous trips.
IMPORTANT MISSIONS LINKS
SAMPLE AGENDA OVERVIEW BASED ON A SATURDAY - SATURDAY
CALENDAR (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
DAY 1
SAT
DAY 2
SUN
DAY 3
MON
DAY 4
TUE
Arrive in Costa Rica
Bus Ride from Airport
Restaurant Meal
Bus Ride to Church
Welcome & Intro
Tour of Town
Dinner
Impact Point
Breakfast
Morning Devos
CHURCH
Lunch
ZIPLINES
Dinner
Impact Point
Fellowship
Breakfast
Morning Devos
CULTURAL TOUR**
Lunch
PROPERTY TOUR
Dinner
Impact Point
Fellowship
Breakfast
Morning Devos
MISSION PROJECTS*
Lunch
MISSION PROJECTS*
Dinner
HOT SPRINGS
Impact Point
 
DAY 5
WED
DAY 6
THU
DAY 7
FRI
DAY 8
SAT
Breakfast
Morning Devos
MISSION PROJECTS*
Lunch
KID'S CARNIVAL DAY
Dinner
Impact Point
Fellowship
Breakfast
Morning Devos
MISSION PROJECTS*
Lunch
MISSION PROJECTS*
Dinner
Impact Point
Fellowship
Breakfast
Morning Devos
BEACH DAY
Lunch
BEACH DAY
Dinner
Closing Ceremony
Fellowship
Depart for Airport
Breakfast
Flight Home

*MISSION PROJECTS may consist of one or more of the following: construction, manual labor, community service, drug rehab,  evangelism, prayer walks, conferences, outreaches.

**CULTURAL TOURS consist of field trips to local farms, businesses, and places of interest to see how the local community operates in order to function & sustain life. Tours may include a coffee making tour, sugar making tour,  petroglyph (rock engraving) tour, geothermal energy plant tour, fish farm tour, and/or other tours.
MISSION TRIP MEETINGS
All meetings will take place at ________________ unless otherwise noted.
> ___________________
> ___________________
Attendance required. If you are unable to attend call GTD to make substitute arrangements.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Full time GTD mission guides, local guides, translators, transportation/fuel within Costa Rica, mission projects & activities (see above), accommodations during event, up to 25 meals (and some snacks) while in CR (except @ airport), travel medical insurance, missions t-shirt, devotionals, the trip of a lifetime!
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Airfare, air travel arrangements, Costa Rica airport exit tax ($28), meals @ airports or meals outside of Costa Rica, accommodations (or any other expense) before &/or after scehduled mission trip dates, bedding beyond sheets/fleece & pillows, any gratuities for local guides, unscheduled snacks, souvenirs, optional activities not booked in advance, any costs incurred by lost or stolen passports, water bottles, items listed on checklist (see below).
PAYMENT OPTIONS
REMINDER: AIRFARE IS SEPARATE AND MUST BE PURCHASED BY EACH INDIVIDUAL
You can pay in full or divide the cost into 4 equal payments:
1st Payment: $187.50 due upon reservation
2nd Payment: $187.50 due April 25
3rd Payment: $187.50 due May 25
4th Payment: $187.50 due June 10
 
GTD events can be paid for with cash, checks, or debit / credit cards. To pay online with a debit or credit card scroll to the top of this link and click on the Pay Now button. Click here for cash & check payments.
GTD ALSO OFFERS PAYMENT PLANS
CANCELLATION POLICIES
ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
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International Calling Code: 011 when dialing Costa Rica from outside of Costa Rica
Country Area Code: 506 when dialing from outside of Costa Rica
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GTD CR Cell Phone (uno): 8412-4477 (outside CR dial 011-506-8412-4477)
GTD CR Cell Phone (dos): 8412-4455 (outside CR dial 011-506-8412-4455)
GTD CR Cell Phone (tres): 8534-7082 (outside CR dial 011-506-8534-7082) 
Costa Rica Church (Bunkhouse): 011-506-2673-0054  or  011-506-2673-1760
Costa Rica (Pastor Danilo): 011-506-8816-2777 (cell)
Church & Pastor = Spanish speaking
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Skype to Skype:  gtdTHRIVE1
Phone to Skype:  (727) GTD-ROCK [483-7625]
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International Calling Code: 001 when dialing from outside of US
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888-697-2479 (GTD Main Office - Toll Free)
727-394-9483 (GTD Main Office - Tampa Bay area)
727-692-0250 (GTD On Call cell phone)
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Skype to Skype:  gtdTHRIVE1
Phone to Skype:  (727) GTD-ROCK [483-7625]
 
 
 
 
CR MISSION TRIP CHECKLIST
CLOTHING GEAR TOILETRIES
GENERAL CLOTHING:
Bring proper amount of activity clothes that are lightweight & quick drying.
 
[ ] Church/Dress Clothes
[ ] Active Wear Pants / Jeans
[ ] Activity Shorts
[ ] Activity Shirts
[ ] Sweatshirt(s)
[ ] Seasonal Jacket
[ ] Modest Swimsuit(s)
[ ] Sandals / Flops
[ ] Activity Shoes / Work Boots
[ ] Shade Hat
[ ] Socks
[ ] Underwear
 
[ ] Note: If your group is doing construction then pack work clothes (work pants, T-shirt, & gloves) and work shoes/boots.
 
[ ] Note: If your group is white water rafting then each rafter must wear shoes or sandals with ankle straps.
MANDATORY GEAR:
[ ] VACCINE MEDS
[ ] Suitcase(s)
     (check airline for size limits)
[ ] Money (souvenirs/airport meals)
[ ] "Travel" Bible (may get wet!)
[ ] Pen & Paper
[ ] Small Flashlight w/ New Batt.
[ ] 2 Water Bottles
[ ] Sunglasses
[ ] Sun Screen / Lip Balm
[ ] Poncho (must have this)
[ ] 2 Plastic Bags (for dirty clothes)
[ ] 2 Zip-Lock Bags (very handy)
[ ] Insect Repellent
[ ] Eyeglasses / Contacts
     (if applicable)
[ ] Any Necessary Personal Meds
     (if applicable)
[ ] SIGNED WAIVER 1
OPTIONAL GEAR:
[ ] Carry On Bag (Prohibited Items)
     (check airline for size limits)
[ ] Travel Pillow
[ ] Lightweight Sleeping Bag
[ ] Camera & SD Card/Film
[ ] Favorite Snacks / Energy Food
[ ] Travel Games, Magazine, I-Pod
[ ] Extra Money
     (T-shirts/Hats available)
 
TOILETRIES:
Toilets & showers will be available.
[ ] Wash Cloth
[ ] Towel(s)
[ ] Soap
[ ] Shampoo / Conditioner
[ ] Wet Wipes (very handy!)
[ ] Toothbrush
[ ] Toothpaste
[ ] Deodorant (please bring!)
[ ] Brush / Comb
[ ] Hair Care / Gel / Spray
[ ] Razor
[ ] Shaving Cream
[ ] Toilet Paper (Half Roll)
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 

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