Bolivia Mission Trip 2019

This year we will be constructing a 20 x 40 block church in Montero, Bolivia. 

Please check more information below…

 

Importante Note: All new mission trip applicants will be accepted upon approval by the Corona SDA Church Mission Committee

Application Deadline: 03-01-19

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Visa Deadline: 04-01-19

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Important Dates:

 

  1. Application Deadline: 03-01-19
  2. Visa Deadline: 04-01-19
  3. Dedication of mission participants: Sab. June 29
  4. Pack supplies in the choir room Sun, June 30 at 4:00 P.M.
  5. Meet at the church Wed. July 4 3:00 A.M.
  6. Mission Trip: 07-04 to 07-15-19
  7. Mission Sabbath (Worship service and Fellowship Lunch): Sab. August 3
Trip Costs & Payment Schedule:

FOR CORONA/PREVIOUS MISSION PARTICIPANTS IS:

  • $1,300.00 for the first member of a family
  • Families of 2 or more $1,100.00 / person

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

  • 1st Payment due on 03-01: $400.00 (With application and color copy of your passport)
  • 2nd Payment due on 04-01: $400.00
  • 3rd Payment due on 05-01: $500.00 (With Bolivia passport)

NON-FUNDRAISING MEMBERS:

  • $1,500.00 for the first member of a family

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

  • 1st Payment due on 03-01: $500.00 (With application and color copy of your passport)
  • 2nd Payment due on 04-01: $500.00
  • 3rd Payment due on 05-01: $500.00 (With Bolivia passport)

INCLUDED IN THE TRIP COST

Mission trip costs includes the following expenses:

  • Airfare:
    1. USA to Bolivia
      • Depart LAX @ 7:40 am July 4, AA Fl #314
      • Arrive Miami @ 3:55 pm
      • Depart Miami @ 5: 45 pm, AA Fl #937
      • Arrive Santa Cruz@ 1:24 am July 5
    2. Bolivia to USA
      • Depart Santa Cruz @ 8:45 am July 15. AA Fl #938
      • Arrive Miami @ 3:45 PM
      • Depart Miami @ 7:45 pm. AA Fl #2289
      • Arrive LAX @ 10:25 pm
  • Lodging: Muyurina Retreat, (91-3)9220811. July 5-15
  • Meals: three meals a day will be provided. If you have need of a special diet, please let us know
  • Purified water
  • Insurance: You will be covered under an accident insurance policy provided by Maranatha for the dates of
    the trip. This is a secondary policy, and claims will be processed through your primary policy
    first. Please carry a copy of your health insurance card for primary coverage.
  • Ground Transportation
  • Excursion: Guembe Biocenter is natural paradise surrounded by exotic plants, lush forests and exotic animals typical of the region. Guembe is a place where you will find a beautiful variety of flora and fauna, ecological trails, lagoons, and 19 swimming pools and recreational activities for all ages. Shopping the in open air market in Santa Cruz.
Application Forms & Required Documents:

Application Form Bolivia-Application-v2.pdf (52 downloads)

General Information  Bolivia-General-Information-v2-1.pdf (56 downloads)

REQUIRED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS FOR MINORS TRAVELING WITHOUT BOTH PARENTS – DUE JUNE 1

  • Medical Appointee (link will be available soon here)
  • Permission to Travel Agreement (link will be available soon here)

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS:

  • Passport-valid for 6 months upon return
  • Medical Review (Required by Maranatha).
  • Health History form (link will be available soon here)
  • Bolivia Visa
  • Private Insurance Card

 

Visa Requirements:

 

  • Passport: valid for 6 months past your return date
  • Color passport copy: you must present a color copy of the entire page of your passport, including your signature
  • Travel itinerary: You will need to show your flight itinerary showing your full name and departure from Bolivia
  • Hotel reservation: must have name and passport number
  • Economic Solvency: You will need to show a copy of your most recent bank statement or a statement from your credit card company showing your spending limit. There should be at least $50.00 for each day of your stay. Parent’s or legal guardian’s statement are accepted for minorapplicants. If you don’t have either of these, please show a bank account for another member of
    your party or bring $50. / day of your stay in cash
  • Visa Fee Payment: $160.
  • More information here
Packing Information

LUGGAGE

  • 1 CHECK IN – 50 lbs.
  • 1 Carry on
  • Each participant will check in one box of supplies

THE BASICS

  • 1⁄2 gal. thermos for work sight
  • Washcloth & towel
  • Note pad & pencil
  • Flip-flops for shower
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Personal toiletries
  • Bible & Quarterly
  • Small mirror
  • Insect repellent with high Deet percent
  • Camera, extra batteries & memory
  • Sun block
  • Hand disinfectant
  • Personal medications(pack in carry-on)
  • Luggage ID tags
  • Sm. Day pack
  • Alarm clock
  • Jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or visor
  • Warm jacket
  • Earplugs
  • Insect head gear
  • 2 rolls of toilet paper for job site

WORK GEAR

  • Blue jeans or scrubs (dry quickly)
  • Hard hat
  • Steel toed shoes
  • Gloves-2 pair, rubberized palm
  • Long sleeve shirt (sun & bug protection)
  • Nail apron
  • Ear protection (noise)
  • Construction pencil
  • Non work clothes
  • Underwear & socks
  • Long pants
  • Dress for church
  • Dress shirt for church
  • Shoes for church & hiking
  • Warm pj
  • Corona sweat shirt
  • Bathing suite-modest
  • No spaghetti strap or sleeveless attire for church or work site.

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • Anything of great value
  • T-shirts with slogans
  • Tools, name on all tools
  • Mason Hammer 25’ tape measure
  • 2’ level Line blocks or chicken feet
  • 9” Trowel Blunt nose pliers

The above list is a suggested list. Please limit your baggage to 1 suite case, & 1 carry-on. Each
participant will be asked to check an additional bag with supplies.

 

 

 

General Information:

 

 

CURRENCY:

  • 1 US dollar =6.90 Bolivianos. Bring new bills with no tears, ink spots, or folds.
  • Credit cards are not widely excepted; ATMs are available

REQUIRED VACCINATIONS:

  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever
  • Current Tetanus
  • Malaria

If you have questions regarding the vaccinations, contact CDC or LLU Travel Clinic.

Clinic hours: Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-4:00 p.m.

WEATHER:

  • July is winter in Bolivia. Daytime temp – upper 70s, nights upper 60s.

LUGGAGE:

  • 1 CHECK IN – 50 lbs.
  • 1 Carry on
  • Each participant will check in one box of supplies

FOOD:

Three meals a day will be provided. If you have need of a special diet, contact us.

ELECTRICITY:

The electricity is 220 volt, plugs A & C. Both are used.

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