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Work Trip Bolivia Construction of Service Training Center 2019 Sept 11-22
Work/Medical trip in: Bolivia
Dates: 09/11/2019 - 09/22/2019
The ministry started in 1998 and the camp purchased in 2005. It opened just a few months later with over 700 campers showing up for the first week! They slept in tents and used make shift restrooms. These were days to remember and great impact for the Lord! WOL Bolivia has reached tens of thousands of youth with the gospel of Christ since 1998. The camp is filled to capacity every week and they still don't have room for everyone that wants to come. New larger dorms are needed to house more campers.
You'll love the ministry and staff. You'll meet some wonderful young people that have come to learn how they can serve the Lord better with their lives. The property is absolutely beautiful! Pastor Sonny said it is "One of the nicest camp properties Word of Life has anywhere in the world. And we were treated like royalty." The Bolivia ministry has a 2 year Discipleship Training Center with around 100 students. Evangelism is a key component to their training and you'll take part in some of these activities.Our main project will be the start of the new Service Training Center. This is like a career vocation center where young people will be taught skills to help them support their ministries and serve their communities. You'll work alongside the staff, hear the testimonies and be thrilled to serve the Lord together!
Most flights enter Bolivia via Santa Cruz or La Paz then connect to Cochabamba. The flight from FL or TX is about 7 hours. After arriving and going through customs, you fly for another 1.5 hours. You will also need a yellow fever vaccination to enter Bolivia. These are good for 10 years so make sure you keep your card with your passport.
Housing is in the guest house dorms. You'll be taken VERY good care of.
WOL Bolivia has a tour bus and will arrange to pick up our team at the airport.
You'll enjoy the excellent care of the WOL staff. The food is really good and always fresh. You'll eat with the some of the WOL staff every day and hear their testimonies. What a great way to start the morning.
A entry visa is required, $160 (good for 10 years), and can be purchased in the airport in Bolivia. The process takes about 10 minutes per person so if there is a large group going, this could be done here in the USA before you leave. A Yellow Fever shot to travel to this part of Bolivia are NO LONGER required.
You must enter Bolivia as a tourist and be careful not to note on your paperwork you are going on a work trip. You will need a schedule of where you will be staying and an invitation letter from Bolivia for your stay. We will arrange this for you.
What to Bring
Depending on the size of the group you might need to take along your own bedding. You will need personal items like soaps and shampoos. A list of necessary tools or gift ideas will be sent to you closer to the trip dates. Simple things such as hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, saws, tape measures, etc are always good things to take along. Electric is 240 volt. Many cordless tools will handle this voltage but check before you take it along. Most computers and phone charges handle this voltage. They do have step-down transformers for these tools that you can use.
Temps vary during the day so best to dress in layers. You may work in shorts and T-shirts but some prefer jeans. It does cool down at night into the 40's. Church is business casual dress. Take along a coat for the evenings as August is winter in Bolivia and at 8,700 ft it gets cool.
These projects are designed for everyone to attend. A love for the Lord to serve and a willingness to be blessed are what we are looking for. If you can do these things, you qualify! This is a great place to take your whole family.
Trip cost covers food, lodging, transportation, background check, travel insurance and $120 host cost plus $125 work funds. Airline tickets and Bolivia entry visas are not included in the trip price.
Deposit of $200 due Aug 1, 2019 and balance due Sept 1, 2019
This is an amazing ministry and incredible adventure! Don't miss this one!
Ron Morton RonMorton@wol.org 419-569-1226 NULL https://www.facebook.com/Palabra-de-Vida-Bolivia-101117892019/
There is so much that can be done at the camp and all skills and talents are needed. There is room for the entire family to go along. Work trips are great opportunities for grandparents to introduce their grand children to missions.