Not only will you help change someone’s earthly life – you’ll impact their eternal life. By being involved in missions, you can take part in God’s plan to reach the nations.
WOL Chile purchased the 12 acre camp property in 1973 and began construction. Today the property accommodates about 400 campers and has 12 staff apartments. After years of use, the cabins and main working systems need updating to keep up with the demands of camp attendance. Cabin bathrooms need remodeled with ceramic tile and new paint. In some cases they are ready for new plumbing, sinks and toilets. The guest house needs three bathroom rooms remodeled. Someone once said camp properties are evaluated by the food and conditions for the bathrooms. The food in Chile is awesome! So now it's time to bring the rest up to standards. We'll also be working on the soccer field seating area. First phase it to set up the 2 sections of stairs that will be between the seating gallery. These will be built out of concrete and run the full length of the field. The gallery is 3 seating platforms high.
Here is a list of projects we'll be working on:
• The water system needs upgraded and includes: 1- build a new water treatment holding tank at the canal entrance 2- reconditioning of two concrete water towers 3- install new filter system for drinking water 4- new sand filters for the cabin water 5- a new 2.5” PVC pressure water line from the holding tanks to the cabin area.
• Septic drainage connection to the public septic works. Leach fields were built on the property using specs from the department of health but they have not been sufficient for many years. The new connection would be done by building lift stations using electric pumps at 4 septic treatment areas. These would pump into the main line going to the city septic system.
• Swimming pool filter room needs cleaned, sand filters upgraded and new sand. The pool might need new circulating pumps, maybe new pool filters, upgrade PVC lines with new valves and not sure what else. The pool was built around 1991. Have you worked on swimming pools before? Then come along and help do the upgrade!
This is a 2 week adventure to an amazing part of the world. So can you plan on going with us for 2 weeks to this amazing place?
You'll be in the capital city of Santiago, a city with over 6 million people. The opportunities of WOL Chile ministry have no limits on the amount of people they can reach. The public school system invites their drama team to their schools to share about AIDS, alcoholism and drug abuse. The drama "Born Again to a Living Hope" is the real life stories of Pablo and Adriana. Their life story of how Christ changed them and gave eternal living hope reaches into the hearts and lives of the students and teachers alike. Tens of thousands have heard the gospel over the years through this very effective ministry. What a tremendous open door! YOU can be part of reaching Chile for Christ by helping with the camp property. This really is an incredible opportunity. Are you ready to go?
You'll travel into Santiago International Airport (SCL) is usually over night. This is about an 8 to 10 hour flight from the US arriving in Santiago in the morning. It's a long flight but well worth the effort! You'll arrive at the camp and enjoy a hot breakfast and be ready to start the week. You'll get settled into your rooms and look over the projects. Then it's lunch time already! What a great way to start the trip.
Nice cabins are supplied for your comforts. Bunk beds are nice and you'll need twin sheets and towels. Pillow and blanket will be supplied. You might consider donating these to the WOL staff at the end of the trip.
This will depend on the size of the group. Buses are available for larger groups. The road system in Santiago is very modern with subway crossing the entire mega city mostly underground.
The staff will take super good care of you and the fresh baked bread is wonderful. You'll enjoy the national dishes (like chicken feet soup if you like) and "WOW" to the desserts. There are many fine restaurants close by where you will be able to enjoy the cuisine of fine dining. Artisan markets have many souvenirs and a good place to hunt for that prefect reminder of your time there.
Entry visas are no longer required to enter Chile.
What to Bring
You'll need to take along your own bedding (twin sheets) and personal items. A list of necessary tools will be sent to you closer to the trip dates. Simple things such as hammers, screwdrivers, tape measures, etc are always good things to take along. Electric current in Chile is 240 volt so don't take hair dryers unless they can handle 240 voltage. Most computers or camera charges work on this voltage.
Temps in April are cool in the evenings and warm during the day. The cold air flows down from the snow caped mountains at night so you'll want to dress in layers. Work can be done in shorts and T-shirts but jeans may feel better in the April air. Church is business casual.
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!
Trip cost covers: food, lodging, transportation, background check and travel insurance plus
$125 work funds, $120 host cost and $50 Transportation per trip
Ron Morton RonMorton@wol.org 419-569-1226 Ron Morton https://www.facebook.com/pages/Palabra-de-Vida-Chile/216260815103?ref=ts&fref=ts
There is so much that can be done at the camp and all skills and talents are needed. And there is room for the entire family to go along. Work trips are great opportunities for grandparents to introduce their grand children to missions.