Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but we are looking ahead to Spring Break and our House Build Trip with 1MISSION. The trip is open to High School students and older and we’d love to take a group from Wilmington to Mexico to build a home for a family there.
We are having an Information Meeting on Sunday, November 22 right after the morning service in our Student Center. It’s a great time to come hear more information, ask questions and get a better idea of what is involved in the trip.
Here’s a quick overview of the trip and some important information::
Schedule of our Trip (Monday, March 28 – Saturday, April 2, 2016):
Mon: Fly to Phoenix / Drive to Rocky Point
Tues: Build Day One
Wed: Build Day Two
Thurs: Build Day Three / Visit Families
Fri: Beach Day
Sat: Drive to Phoenix / Fly Out
Total Approximate Cost of Trip: $1,200
– $320: includes all food & accommodations once we arrive at Rocky Point
– $700: round trip airfare from Columbus, OH, to Phoenix, AZ (current approximate cost)
– $100: van rental while in Arizona/Mexico
Once we know how many will be traveling with our group and lock-in both airline tickets and van rental, we will have a more accurate cost. This also includes some margin for extra expenses as we prepare.
Information on Traveling to Mexico
Students under 18 only need a birth certificate and a notarized cover letter included in this packet. This is based on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (U.S. and Canadian citizen children under the age of 16 (or under 19, if traveling with a school, religious group, or other youth group) need only present a birth certificate or other proof of citizenship. The birth certificate can be original, photocopy, or certified copy. http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/whti_state_factsheet.pdf)
What About Fund Raisers?
We have some plans already in the works to help our group raise funds for the trip. We are scheduled to provide concessions for a karate tournament held at WCC on January 23. All the funds raised from the tournament will go toward the cost of this trip. We will once again be providing concessions for our Upward Basketball season. We will encourage each group member to help with both of these efforts.
The meeting will cover this information and more. Join us to find out how you can serve in Mexico this Spring Break.