Trip Dates: December 26, 2017 – January 15, 2018

Registration begins: Sunday, November 20, 2016

Registration closes: Sunday, December 18, 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 has been requested by Thai national pastors and missionaries who are developing relationships within their communities. One method that they use to do so is to provide needed services such as medical care. The national church works alongside the medical team to provide prayer and evangelistic opportunities. Physicians and registered nurses are needed to provide primary care triage and treatment. We will be working with Debbie Vik, Salem Alliance International Worker who has worked in Thailand for 30+ years. This team will work in several villages throughout the Hill Tribes areas of rural Thailand.

Mission Organization:  Christian and Missionary Alliance, Debbie Vik

Location:  Rural Thailand

Housing:   Simple hotel accommodations. There will be regular American bathrooms and beds, and great fellowship/blessings. A few nights may be staying in a village in camping style situations. The weather is quite cool.

Transportation:  Airline, followed by rented van or bus.

Cost:   $3000.00 plus 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 “July 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 February 15, 2018.

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
555 Gaines St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

 Timelines:

November 2016

 

Mission Trip Opportunities announced through Salem Alliance Church.

December 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. 

Financial Benchmark #1 reached.

 

February 2017

 

 

Team meeting. 

March 2017

Team meeting. 

April 2017

Team meeting. 

May 2017

Team meeting. 

June 2017

Team meeting. 

July 2017

 

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

August 2017

Team meeting. 

September 2017

Team meeting. 

October 2017 

Team meeting.

November 2017

Team meeting.  Team retreat scheduled.
Financial Benchmark #2 reached. 

 

December 2017
 

Team meeting (one week to departure).
Team Commissioning weekend (all 5 services)

December  2017 Departure 

Team depart at PDX.

January 2018
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.

February 2018
Debrief 

Within 30 days of return, team meeting debrief.

February 2018
Reconcilement

 

Within 30 days of return.
All financial obligations have been met. 
Financial Benchmark #3 reached.