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CR2009 [July] - COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP!

 
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NEXT COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP:
CR2009 [July]: July 25 - Aug 1, 2009 (Sat - Sat)
 
EZ PAYMENTS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS TRIP.
 
AIRFARE IS STARTING TO GO UP - PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!!
 
You must arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica by 12:00pm on Saturday, July 25th!
Your departing flight must be out of Costa Rica at 12:00pm or later on August 1st!
 
 
- CR2009 [July]  INFO -
 
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(Pay Online Below)
MISSION
3.5 (TOUGH+)
RUSTIC
8.0
$700 (+Airfare)
- PAY ONLINE NOW (This event qualifies for GTD's E-Z Payment Plan!) -
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- Costa Rica Mission Trips -
(3 Ways To Pay Online: Pay Full Amount Now, 4 E-Z Payment Plan or 9 E-Z Payment Plan)
Pay Full Amount Now
Available until: 6/25/09
4 E-Z Payment Plan
Available until: 4/10/09
9 E-Z Payment Plan
Not Available for this trip
8 DAY TRIP
($700*)
8 DAY TRIP
($700 = $175* x 4)
8 DAY TRIP
($700 = $78* x 9)
*PayPal service charge is added to the price at checkout (*read more info here)
 
 
 
 
CR2009 [July] MISSION TRIP SUMMARY
On GTD's Costa Rica Mission Trip (CR2009 - July) 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.
 
CR2009 [July] will take you to Guayabo, Costa Rica where your team will spend 6 days building a small portion of the missions base and participate in community outreaches. At the mission base your team will be doing 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!
 
 

Costa Rica Time

 
 
SPECIFIC INFORMATION
DATE:
July 25 - Aug 1, 2009 (Pending flight schedule) (Sat-Sat) (8 Days / 7 Nights)
EVENT:
CR2009 [July]: Costa Rica Mission Trip
COST:
$700 + Airfare (airfare: approx $300 - $650) (plus Passport)
TRIP DIRECTOR:
Erika Rodriguez
AGE RANGE:
13 and older
SIGN UP DEADLINE:
July 1, 2009
MINIMUM # NEEDED:
10 participants required (minimum) | (Currently signed up: 4 )
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
> Community outreach (or sports & recreation outreach)
ADVENTURES:
> Includes Canopy Tour (Zip Lines in the Rain Forest)
> Includes Thermal Mania (Hot springs swimming area)
TO REGISTER:
> 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.
> As of May 1st, the first two payments are due ($350). 
EZ Payment options are no longer available. (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:
GTD does not provide Air Travel. Secure your tickets today!
(Click here for tips)

MEETING PLACE & TIME IN COSTA RICA:
Meet @ San Jose airport by 12pm Saturday, July 25, 2009
(specific meeting location at airport to be announced)

FLIGHT INFO:  Jet Blue Airlines Flight #1695 from Orlando (MCO) Airport to San Jose (SJO) Airport landing in Costa Rica @ 11:25am.
RETURN INFO:
RETURNING FROM COSTA RICA INFO:
We will be returning to San Jose airport by 9:00am Saturday, Aug 1st , 2009 (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)

FLIGHT INFO:  Jet Blue Airlines Flight #1696 from San Jose (SJO) Airport at 12:20pm and landing in Orlando (MCO) Airport (United States) @ 5:30pm.
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 ________________ unless otherwise noted.
> ___________________
> ___________________
Attendance required. If you are unable to attend call Erika Rodriguez 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 ($26), 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 March 25, 2009
2nd Payment:  $175 due April 25, 2009
3rd Payment:  $175 due May 25, 2009
4th Payment:  $175 due June 25, 2009

  
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.)

CANCELLATION POLICIES

Cancellation & Transfer Policies
1. Intial Deposits are Non-Refundable.
2. Deposits may be transferred to another person for same trip.
     (check your airline agreement to see their transfer policy)
3. Cancellations  151+ days prior to trip GTD retains 30% of trip price.
4. Cancellations 91-150 days prior to trip GTD retains 50% of trip price.
5. Cancellations  00-90 days prior to trip GTD retains 100% of trip price.
Also: Trip cancellation insurance is available through most travel agencies and online. Please investigate your options and purchase insurance if desired.
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
Costa Rica (Country Code: 011) (*CR now added an "8" to cell phones & a "2" to land lines)
011-506-8357-6151 (GTD CR cell phone)
011-506-2673-1334 (Missionary house phone - Juan)
011-506-8358-7899 (Missionary cell phone - Juan)
Skype:  erika6980    |    Costa Rica Blogs
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)
Skype: gtdthrive1    |    Costa Rica Blogs
 
 
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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