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CR2008 - COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP!

 
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NEXT COSTA RICA MISSION TRIPS:
1) CR2008: Aug 2-9, 2008 (Sat - Sat)
2) CR2009 [uno]: Jan 3-10, 2009 (Sat - Sat)
3) CR2009 [dos]: July 25 - Aug 1, 2009 (Sat - Sat)
 
 
 
 
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MISSION
3.5 (TOUGH+)
RUSTIC
8.0
$700 (+Airfare)
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8 DAY TRIP
($700*)
8 DAY TRIP
($700 = $175* x 4)
8 DAY TRIP
($700 = $78* x 9)
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CR2008 MISSION TRIP SUMMARY
On GTD's Costa Rica Mission Trip (CR2008) you will visit the adventure capital of the world as your mission team aids in the intial building stages of a Christian missions base that will eventually include an orphanage, fish farm, medical center, school, retreat center and a distribution center.
 
CR2008 will take you to Guayabo, Costa Rica where your team will spend 6 days building a small portion of the missions base, participate in community outreaches and visit an orphanage. At the mission base your team will be doing small construction projects that will eventually serve the needs of the local community and will benefit the local churches for years to come... and on into eternity.

In addition to work projects your team will visit nearby communities & churches, 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 the best trip of your life!
 
 

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SPECIFIC INFORMATION
DATE:
August 2-9, 2008 (Sat thru Sat) (8 Days / 7 Nights)
EVENT:
CR2008: Costa Rica Mission Trip
COST:
$700 + Airfare (airfare: approx $300 - $650) (plus Passport)
TRIP DIRECTOR:
Tessa Ward
AGE RANGE:
13 and older
SIGN UP DEADLINE:
July 14, 2008
MINIMUM # NEEDED:
10 participants required (minimum) | (Currently signed up: 17)
MAXIMUM #:
40 participants
LOCATION:
Guayabo, Costa Rica - Central America
(GPS: 1041'37.11"N 8512'59.83"W)
(Guayabo is in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica)
ACCOMMODATIONS:
> Block House & Bunk Houses on the mission property
> Bunk beds (bring bedding & pillow)
> Includes flush toilets; electricity; "lukewarm" & cold showers
> No A/C available... it's a mission trip in a 3rd world country!!!
MISSION:
> Construction & improvement projects on mission property
> Interaction at Homes of Life Orphanage
> Optional street evangelism & community outreach
ADVENTURES:
> Includes Canopy Tour (Zip Lines in the Rain Forest)
> Includes Thermal Mania (Hot springs swimming area)
> Optional White Water Rafting (bring additional $70)
TO REGISTER:
> Complete a Missions Application (Click here for application)
> Have 3 Character Reference Forms completed (Click here for forms)
> Make your first payment of $175 (Non Refundable) or begin an EZ Payment Plan (see top of this link) (Click here for payment info)
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 6 months before or after the date of your trip.
ARRIVAL INFO:
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MEETING PLACE & TIME IN COSTA RICA:
Meet @ San Jose Airport (SJO) by 1pm Saturday Aug 2, 2008
(specific meeting location at airport to be announced)

FLIGHT INFO: Currently most participants have decided to fly on the Aug 2, 2008 Spirit Air flight #269 from Tampa @ 8.38am to Ft Lauderdale & flight #336 from Ft Lauderdale @ 10.40am to San Jose arriving at SJO Airport @ 11.40am (central time). Round trip flight cost as of June 5 = $352.82 (including taxes).
RETURN INFO:
RETURNING FROM COSTA RICA INFO:
The major majority of participants have elected to depart in the very early hours (12.55am) of Sat Aug 9, 2008 (Spirit Air flight #335 from San Jose to Ft Lauderdale landing @ 5.43am; then flying flight #360 to Tampa landing @ 8.08am)
REQUIRED WAIVERS:
(Please print & complete
prior to arrival)
(Any participant under 18 must also have parent/guardian sign each waiver)
PHOTO ALBUM:
Find past CR Mission Trip pictures here.
IMPORTANT MISSIONS LINKS
MISSION TRIP TEAM MEETINGS
All meetings will take place at First Baptist Church of Brandon unless otherwise noted.
> July 27 (Sunday) 4p-6p - Mandatory Training!!!
Attendance required. If you are unable to attend call Tessa Ward 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), Costa Rica airport exit tax, travel medical insurance, missions t-shirt, devotionals, the trip of a lifetime!
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Airfare, air travel arrangements, meals @ airports or meals outside of Costa Rica, accommodations (or any other expense) before &/or after mission trip, individual bedding & pillow, 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 INFO
REMINDER: AIRFARE IS SEPARATE AND MUST BE PURCHASED BY EACH INDIVIDUAL
If paying by cash or check you can divide the cost into 4 equal payments (or pay in full):

1st Payment: $175 due Mar 25, 2008
2nd Payment: $175 due May 10, 2008
3rd Payment: $175 due June 20, 2008
4th Payment: $175 due July 20, 2008

PAYMENT OPTIONS
1) CASH (Prepay @ office)
2) CHECK (Prepay @ office -OR- send check to mailing address)
3) PAY ONLINE NOW (top of this link) (Use your Debit/ Credit Card to pay online. There is a service charge.)
4) PAY ONLINE WITH GTD'S E-Z PAYMENT PLAN (top of this link)
 (Use your Debit/ Credit Card to pay online. There is a service charge.)
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
Costa Rica (Country Code: 011) (*CR now added an "8" to cell phones & a "2" to land lines)
011-506-8-357-6151 (GTD CR cell phone)
011-506-2-673-1334 (Missionary house phone - Doug & Gayla Richardson)
011-506-8-358-7899 (Missionary cell phone - Doug & Gayla Richardson)
United States (Country Code: 001 when dialing to US from outside of US)
1-888-697-2479 (GTD Main Office- Toll Free)
727-394-9483 (GTD Main Office - local call within Tampa Bay area)
727-692-0250 (GTD On Call cell phone)
813-833-5945 (GTD Missions Director cell phone - Tessa Ward)
 
 
Artist rendering of projected FUTURE CR Mission Center
GTD is part of a multiyear multifaceted mission project in partnership with Banyan Resources
 
 
MISSION TRIPS (INTERNATIONAL)

GEAR

OPT GEAR / TOILETRIES

CLOTHING

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 WAIVERS 1&2
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)
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.
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 
 

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