October 20 - November 3, 2019
SIGN UP DEADLINE
May 24, 2019
About this Project
Trip Focus: Kids ministry, prayer ministry, maintenance projects.
India has long been known for its diverse and bustling population, with over 2,500 distinct people groups among its over 1 billion citizens. Get out of your box and take the trip of a lifetime to this cultural hub of the world!
In India, there still is much discrimination based on caste – particularly among rural populations – and female infanticide is not uncommon. For the first portion of the trip, our team will be serving with one of EC’s ongoing ministry partners, Mahalir Aran Trust (India Women's Fortress), who provide a refuge for destitute women and children near Dharmapuri. In addition to providing emotional support, counselling, and spiritual discipleship, M.A.T. offers skills training and employment opportunities to their residents and other local women in need. On this trip we will have the opportunity to facilitate children’s activities and devotions, visit with the resident mothers and elderly women, encourage and support the ministry partners, provide facility repairs and maintenance, and even get our hands dirty on the farm.
What are the accommodations?
We will be staying in a modest guest house which will be clean, safe, and basic.
What will we eat?
We will be eating traditional Indian food including rice, veg, curries, and other spices.
What does the trip cost include?
The trip cost covers the flight, ministry supplies, transportation, lodging, and meals on the ground. It does not include passport fees, immunizations, snacks, meals in the airport, or souvenirs.
If you are interested in joining, please complete the online application before the sign up deadline. Upon acceptance, you will need to submit a $100 initial donation to secure your spot on the team, and then attend the India team small group. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the project leader.
Attend the India team small group for three months before the trip and one month following
Meet all payment deadline requirements*
Be at least 18 years of age or older
$100 commitment deposit upon acceptance
June 30, 2019 - $800 This will bring your account balance to $900
July 31, 2019 - $900 This will bring your account balance to $1,800
August 30, 2019 - $900 This will bring your account balance to $2,700
September 30, 2019 - $800 Final payment to bring your account balance to $3,500
*Payment deadlines must be met in order to participate in this trip. Therefore, payments are non-refundable, and failure to meet the deadlines will result in the removal of a team member and/or the cancellation of the trip.