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Puerto Rico

Dates: January 19-26, 2019
Type: Hurricane Relief/ Construction
Trip cost (approximate): $1350
Team size: 20
Age: Adult

TEAM LEADERS:

Team coordinator:
Curt Harris missions@clacamphill.com

Team Leader(s):
TBD

GET STARTED

Informational Meeting: September 23, 2018 (The Plaza)

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

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Ministry Description

Ministry Partner: Teen Challenge Puerto Rico

In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria hit the island as a Category 4 storm causing severe damage to homes, other buildings and infrastructure. The recovery as of late November was slow but progress had been made. Electricity was restored to two-thirds of the island, although there was some doubt as to the number of residents getting reliable power. In January 2018, it was reported that close to 40 percent of the island's customers still did not have electricity.

Our focus is to partner with Teen Challenge Puerto Rico. The needs far outweigh the current resources, yet, we will be working  both at the facilities that need rebuilding as well with the local community to help restore both the physical needs as well as the spiritual needs.

Location Information

Estimated population (2014):      3.7 million

Religion(s):                                 Roman Catholic (56%), Protestant (33%), Others (3%), Irreligious (8%)

Language(s):                               Spanish and English

Climate, highlands:                      59-79 F

Currency:                                    US Dollar

Fact:                                           Would you like to learn more about this country? If so, check out:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rq.html


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 – September 23, 2018 (Informational Meeting)
2nd Meeting – December 16, 2018
3rd Meeting – January 6, 2019
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: December 9, 2018


Frequently Asked Questions

Financial

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

If you would like to learn more about health and safety-related information, please click here.

Fundraising

If you would like to learn more about fundraising-related information, please click here.