HOW I CAN DO A MISSION TRIP FOR BRAZIL>>
If you have a group that would like to organize a mission trip to the Amazon, Amazon Hope can help you simplify all the details! Individuals, corporate groups, medical and dental professionals, construction teams and church groups who share our vision and want to partner with us should contact Nick Furtado, Executive Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ty Harris (based USA) another Amazon Hope representative will work with your group to:
Identify and refine your mission goal and service plans
Provide you with orientation and promotional suggestions
Arrange air and land transportation and accommodations
Provide your group with an escort who is familiar with the destination country
Connect you with Amazon Hope staff and volunteers or a service partner “in country”
Arrange for interpreter service as needed
Coordinate your meals on the trip and any tourist outings you may want to participate in while traveling
Please note that Amazon Hope requires at least 6 months of advance notice to schedule a trip. This will insure that both you and your host site are properly prepared and give ample time to arrange the details of your trip.
If you are interested in taking a trip or you want to plan a trip for your church or group, call us at 1(256)458 4427 -TY Harris
Please remember that all dates are subject to change.
•Apply for a Passport
Applications for a passport can be obtained from most U.S. Post Office locations. You need to allow 2-4 months to get a passport, so don’t delay! Your trip leader will need copies of your passport at least 2 months prior to your trip departure date. Your passport must have at least 2 blank consecutive pages and must be valid for 6 months past your trip departure date. The name on your passport MUST match the name we submit for your plane ticket. So, please make sure we have your correct passport name. You must pay for your passport and cannot use your support raised funds to pay for it. For more information go to http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html
•Make a $200 deposit to reserve a spot on the trip of choice
You can send your tax deductible check to your trip leader or call 256-458-4427.
•Begin raising support/Send out support letters
There are many different ways you can raise financial support, but the best (proven) way to raise both PRAYER and FINANCIAL support is by sending out support letters. The KEY to sending out support letters is to understand and remember that GOD is the source of the funds, not the donors, not our plans or our hard work.
•Review the Missionary manual
The Missionary manual is your one-stop answer to virtually EVERYTHING you need to know now about the trip and your preparation for it. We have an entire section devoted to Frequently Asked Questions, another section on Health and Safety Information, and another one all about Raising Support. This is VERY IMPORTANT so that you will have the best possible start in preparing for The Amazon.
•You will need a Brazilian Visa
Amazon Hope teams will to help you apply for visas 90 days prior to departure. Your leader will instruct you in this process. You will need to obtain a 2″ x 2″ Passport picture (Walgreens or CVS), a notarized copy of your driver’s license, and a check for approximately $160. Along with these items you need to include your signed Valid Passport ( you must have 2 consecutive pages available and it cannot expire 6 months prior to your departure.)
The current trip cost per person is $1.200 + Airfare. Airfare will be reserved and booked through Amazon Hope and the leaders will receive an itinerary for their team.
Trip Cost includes:
•Boat accomodations including cabin room with air conditioning and bath towels
•Evangelism & some mission supplies
•Salaries for Translators and Crew
•Bus transportation to/from Manaus Airport/boat
•Boat Gas, Oil, and Maintenance
*Possible additional costs (per person) include:
•Food when not on boat (airports, etc.)
•Passport & Brazilian Visa fees
•Gifts/Souvenirs for family & friends
•Translator & Crew love offering
* Please note that the incidentals are NOT included in the total trip cost.
If you cannot go on the trip after making payments, Amazon Hope will be unable to reimburse you per non-profit rules. Your deposits can carry over to the next year if you choose to do so.
All money will go to the ministry for use in ongoing Amazon Hope undertakings to aid villagers along the river as we share the love of Christ.
If Amazon Hope cancels the trip, the deposits will transfer to a future trip.
If you need to cancel, please notify all of your donors that you will be unable to join the mission trip and let them know that their donations will be used for ongoing work in the villages along the river.
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