Registration for this trip is closed.


Trip Dates: March 23 – April 4, 2017

Registration begins: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Registration closes: Sunday, November 7, 2016

World Impact: World Impact ministry, whether it occurs locally, regionally, nationally or internationally, is a tremendously rewarding way to extend God’s grace as we place others ahead of ourselves, and serve the Kingdom with a more global perspective.

Team Goals: This team is comprised of widows and other women who have experienced significant loss and trauma in their lives. We will be working directly with national widows in Burkina Faso. We will pray together, encourage each other, form relationships, support the ministry already taking place among them, and offer some additional teaching, both practical and spiritual.

Mission Organization:  Christian & Missionary Alliance, Esther Schaeffer

Location:  Burkina Faso, West Africa

Housing:  Private home in major city. There will be night-time air conditioning, regular American bathrooms and beds, and great fellowship/blessings.

Transportation:  Airline, followed by missionary vehicles.

Cost:  $2350.00 plus travel meals
Includes, airline ticketing, travel insurance, Visa (trip specific), food, housing, ground transportation, and project costs (supplies and materials).

Fundraising: All members participating in a World Impact Trip are required to send a prayer letter/email. This may also help raise support for their trip expenses. If a team member receives contributions beyond their need, the extra monies will be used for other trip related expenses. 

World Impact “Mission Trip” 2017 Document List: Travel out of the country requires all paperwork and a valid passport are submitted by the posted due dates.  We cannot travel outside the United States without proper documents for Immigration & Customs Inspectors (going into another country and coming back into the USA). Please carefully review the important checklist items and timelines noted below.


  1. After confirmation of your selection on the mission’s team, you will receive a registration link by email to set up your SAC user account and password in the TouchPoint system. 
  2. You will also need to complete a New Online Background Check Consent Form, if you do not have a current background check on file with SAC:
  3. You will be asked to turn in passport by “December 4, 2016”.  Apply for a passport at:
  4. Financial Benchmarks must be reached as noted below, with final support fully paid by May 4, 2017.
  5. If you are not using the SAC TouchPoint system for payments, please make checks payable to: Salem Alliance Church.

Completed information should be delivered or mailed to Susan White, Director of World Impact: (Salem Alliance Church; Attn: Susan White; 555 Gaines St. NE, Salem, OR 97301)



August 2016


Mission Trip Opportunities announced through Salem Alliance Church

October 7, 2016


Team informational meetings scheduled and application process begins

November 7, 2016
@ 5:30 – 7:00 pm
SAC / Cedar Hall 

Team meetings and planning; roles defined; fundraising on-going.

Background check required.

December 2016


Team developing ministry; prayer on-going and team meetings. Passports turned in.

Financial Benchmark #1 reached. Extra travel plans turned in; tickets purchased.

January 2016

Team meeting.   Yellow fever immunization confirmed. 

February 2016


Team meeting

Financial Benchmark #2 reached.

March 2017 (one week to departure)

Team meeting

Team Commissioning weekend (5 services)

March 2017 Departure 

Team depart at PDX

April 2017


Team returns through PDX.   Return to Salem either pre-arranged as group or members may have family meet them at airport for return transportation.

April 2017

Within 30 days of return, team meeting debrief.

May 2017



Within 30 days of return, all financial obligations have been met.

Financial Benchmark #3 reached.