Registration for this trip is closed.

 

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

Registration begins: Sunday, 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 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 community development. The national church works alongside the stove team to provide prayer and evangelistic opportunities. Creative individuals capable of designing and producing “Rocket Stove” options for rural Hill Tribe peoples accustomed to heating and cooking over open fires are needed. Patience and teaching skills are also needed for this small group of 3 men who will work in conjunction with a medical team. We will work 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
Attn: Susan White
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 locationTBA 

 

Team meetings and planning.
Roles defined; fundraising on-going. 
Background check required.

January 2017

 

Team developing ministry.
Prayer on-going and team meetings.

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.
Team retreat scheduled. 

October 2017 

Team meeting.  

November 2017

Team meeting.
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.