Registration for this trip is closed.

 

 

Trip Dates:  July 14 - 29, 2017

Registration begins: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Registration closes: Sunday, November 29, 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 those with the love and desire to work with Ecuadorian children who lack access to the Gospel. We will be working with Robin and Wendy Gutierrez, Salem Alliance International  workers who administrate the only Christian school in this region of Ecuador. The team will assist with an annual VBS conducted primarily in English to reach out to neighborhood children through song, arts, story time and activities. The team will also assist small projects around the school property.

Mission Organization:  Global Outreach, Robin and Wendy Gutierrez

Location:  Macas, Ecuador

Housing:   Lodge on the new property. There will be regular American bathrooms and beds, and great fellowship/blessings.

Transportation:  Airline, followed by rented van or bus.

Cost:  $2050.00 + travel meals
Includes: airline ticketing, travel health 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.  

Checklist: 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. 

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: https://www.ministryopportunities.org/SalemAlliance

You will be asked to turn in passport copy by “January 2017”.  Apply for a passport at:   http://travel.state.gov/passport/.

Financial Benchmarks must be reached as noted below, with final support fully paid by August 29, 2017.

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)

Timelines:

August 2016

 

Mission Trip Opportunities announced through Salem Alliance Church

October 7 2016

 

Team informational meetings scheduled and application process begins

December, 2016
SAC location TBA

 

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

Background check required.

January 2017

 

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

February 2017 

Team meeting. 

March 2017

Team meeting.

Financial Benchmark #1 reached.

Extra travel plans turned in; tickets purchased. 

April 2017

Team meeting. 

May 2017

Team meeting. 

June 2017

Team meeting.
Financial Benchmark #2 reached. 

July 2017

Team meeting (one week to departure).

Team Commissioning weekend (all 5 services).

July  2017
Departure 

Team depart at PDX.

July 2017
Return

 

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

August 2017
Debrief 

Within 30 days of return, team meeting debrief.

August 2017 Reconcilement

 

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

Financial Benchmark #3 reached.