Walker Chapel UMC

Sanctuary Open for Prayer: Sunday, 9:00 am
Adult Study: Sunday, 9:30 am
Worship: Sunday, 10:30 am
Children's Sunday School: Sunday, 10:45 am


DETAILS: This is a trip designed to provide an entry way to international missions for smaller UMC youth group in NoVa. We will be based at Campamento Casi Cielo in La Fortuna. There, we will have the opportunity to work with children in their schools (practicing English/Spanish, playing games during PE) and work with children living in an orphanage. We will be also be traveling to a northern village near the border of Nicaragua where migrant workers and undocumented people are living. We will be helping to build a church and upgrade the dirt-floored shanties that many people are living in.

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Alexandria and Arlington District UM Youth 2017-2018
"Bringing Agape to the World"

Costa Rica Summer Mission Trip – 2018 – GENERAL INFORMATION

What: UM Youth of Northern Virginia Costa Rica Mission Trip in partnership with Casi Cielo Campamento Cristiano and United Methodist Volunteers in Mission

When: July 21-30, 2018 (9 nights/10 days – includes two travel days and two days for sightseeing)

Who: College and High School age youth who are active in their local United Methodist Student Ministry and their adult leaders. Local church youth groups sending more than one youth must also send adults at a ratio of 1 to 7. All adults must have completed criminal background checks. 

Where: Base camp will be Casi Cielo Campamento (CCC) in La Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica ) about 70 miles north (2.25 hours) of the international airport in San Jose. Will also be working in Medio Queso, a village near the Nicaraguan border.

Why: To witness, share and receive God's love in new and profound ways; and, to experience the work of the church in another culture and part of the world.

How: We will travel by air to San Jose, Costa Rica (passports with expirations dates later than January, 2019 required) and then by ground transport to CCC in La Fortuna. We will work with children in La Fortuna and help build a church and upgrade living conditions for migrant workers in Medio Queso.

Cost: Approximately $1500 per participant (possibly less). This includes round trip airfare to San Jose Costa Rica, all lodging and meals in La Fortuna and Medio Queso, mission project support, ground transportation to and from the airport and around the Alajuela region as needed, translators, personal insurance with UMVIM, and a one day sightseeing trip. The breakdown is as follows: $925 lodging, meals, project, transportation and local sightseeing in Costa Rica; $350 -$500 for round trip airfare to and from San Jose, Costa Rica. All figures are best information October 2017. The Costa Rica expenses are fixed. The airline costs are the variable – can't book until we know who is going. We will seek group rates and book flight when we have our team set.

Registration: Submit completed Bi-district Mission Trip Registration and Bi-district Covenant forms with $100 non-refundable deposit/per participant (checks payable to UM Joint Account) and send (as a group packet from your local church) to Deb Angerman, Sudley UMC, PO Box 96, Catharpin, VA 20143 by January 31, 2018.

Suggested Payment Schedule:
January 31, 2018 Registration, Covenant and initial $100/participant due
February 28, 2018 $500/participant due
March 31, 2018 $500/participant due
April 15, 2018 Final payment due ($200+/- TBD once we know airfare)

Team Meetings: Will occur monthly, starting in February to build a team spirit and learn about Costa Rica, its rich culture as well as turn in forms and decide on the weekend excursion. Meetng dates: Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 15, May 20.

Questions: Contact Deb Angerman, 703/898-8018, or debangerman@aol.com

At walker Chapel  -Jennifer Hatcher at jhatcher@fmi.org or Han Yi at 069152han@gmail.com

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