Jolo, West Virginia
Type: Convoy of Hope Partnership
Trip cost (approximate): TBD
Team size: TBD
Curt Harris email@example.com
Informational Meeting: TBD
We are very excited for you to get started!
- Complete an application.
- Make sure you have a valid passport. (Note: it must be valid six months past your last day in country.)
- Start raising financial support!
Missions Trip Information
Ministry Partner: Convoy of Hope Partnership
Plagued with high unemployment after the decline of the coal industry, McDowell County’s population has dwindled from nearly 100,000 in 1950 to around 19,000 today. The government deems McDowell County to be the poorest in the nation, as well as the place with the lowest life expectancy due to high smoking and obesity rates. In the past 15 years, the opioid epidemic in this region has killed more people than anywhere else in the nation, except in neighboring Wyoming County.
A new Convoy of Hope Outreach Center has dorm rooms to accommodate 40 people. Mission teams that come to rehab housing, work on churches and lead Vacation Bible School have a place to stay. We will partner with the Appalachian Network and Rural Compassion of Convoy of Hope as we work toward making Jesus famous in the poorest of community in our country.
Estimated population (2016): 824
Religion(s): Various (inlcuding Snake Handling)
Climate: 55 F (average)
Currency: US Dollar
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Team Information and Important Dates
Team Building and Training Dates
It is very important that you attend each team meeting, as we will have new information at each meeting to talk about. You will also have time to get to know your fellow teammates.
1st Meeting – TBD
2nd Meeting – TBD
3rd Meeting – TBD
All-church prayer for team – TBD
Payment Due Dates
How soon are payments due?
$250 non-refundable deposit – Due upon registration
100% -- Due 3 months before trip date for adults or June 1 for youth and student trips
Last day to sign up: TBD
Frequently Asked Questions
What all is included in the cost of the trip?
Airfare, transportation, food and accommodations. International emergency/medical insurance and visa.
What is NOT included in the cost of the trip?
Does not include passport fees or immunization costs or miscellaneous spending.
Are payments/contributions tax-deductible?
Yes. The contributions are also non-refundable and non-transferable.
If I'm writing a check, to whom should I make it out?
All checks should be written to Christian Life Assembly (CLA) with the trip code of TRIP NAME AND APPLICANT'S NAME written in the memo line. Please send all contributions to the address below.
Passport and Passport Cards (For Domestic and International Trips)
Make sure you have a valid passport. (Note: it must be valid six months past your last day in country.)
Please bring your passport to the church office, along with your registration and deposit if you did not complete payment through the app. If you would like more information about renewing or getting a new passport, click HERE.
Health and Safety
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