KENYA MISSION TRIP 2013

KENYA MISSION TRIP 2013

When: June 25 – July 10, 2013

Who: Young Adults (Minimum Cegep)

Cost: $1700 (including KLM airfare, food & board / excluding vaccines & pocket money)

Sign up here:Ai??http://eepurl.com/wwQBD

Trip Details

We will be blessed with the presence and leadership of His Grace Bishop Paul of Africa, and His Grace Bishop Youssef of the Southern United States. There will be an Australian group with us during the first week of our stay, and an American group led by Bishop Youssef during the second week of our stay. We will be landing in Nairobi (capital of Kenya), but will drive to Maseno, where we will be spending most of our time in a beautiful monastery, filled with gardens and flowers. We will spend our mornings together as a group for prayer & breakfast, then will go out for service during the day (in groups), then will return for a late lunch, followed byAi?? rest & quiet time, as well as various fellowship activities for our group for the remainder of the evening, including talks and bible studies led by the Bishops. And yes, dinner also.

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What will we be doing exactly?

There Skunk seeds #1 are a variety of different activities including visiting people in their mud homes, playing with and organizing special activity days for orphaned children, helping out with youth ministry, womanai??i??s ministry, family ministry, sports ministry, arts & crafts, volunteering at a Coptic clinic, visiting a home for street kids, sharing Godai??i??s word with a small group, enjoying group prayer and bible studies at the monastery, going up a mountain for personal retreat time, enjoying fellowship with each other and the other group, getting inspired by the bishops, etc. My advice though is to go without any expectations. God will teach each one whatever lesson He wants you to learn. Just go with an open heart! Trust me, youai??i??ll learn a lot more than you will teach.

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Booking details
$1,700 per person. This is an excellent price. If you search online around these dates, youai??i??ll find that we are getting a very good deal. A non-refundable deposit of $150 per person is required by March 18th by the airline to secure booking . Once booking is secured , no changes are permitted. The balance of the payment is to be made to the airline 60 days prior departure with the FULL NAMES (as indicated on VALID passports), Passport numbers with expiry date and date of birth. There are 20 spots available.

Deadlines

1)Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? Sign-up here and pay $150 non-refundable deposit by March 18th

2)Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? Balance by April 22nd

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Donations
Weai??i??ve included in the price a minimal donation to the Church in Kenya to help cover accommodations, transportation and food. However, if youai??i??re able to make an additional contribution to the service in Kenya, it will surely go a long way.

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Visas

Visas can be obtained easily for holders of Canadian passports upon entry into Kenya for $50. For others passports, including Egyptian passports, it may be safer to get it beforehand at http://sbhealthproducts.com/2018/02/16/how-much-antivert-to-get-high/ the embassy before leaving. Check for dates for when Visa must be obtained prior to travel.

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Vaccinations:

You can get your vaccines at the Travelerai??i??s Health Clinic at the CLSC of Pierrefonds

13800,Ai??Gouin WAi??blvd., Pierrefonds, H8Z 3H6
Phone: (514) 630-2225

They will tell you what you need to take for Kenya, based on what youai??i??ve already taken in the past. But the most important are Hepatitis, Typhoid and Yellow Fever.

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Language: English and Swahili are the two official languages. You can get by with English in the larger cities and when dealing with those connected to the tourism industry, as well as the wellai???educated upper class, but, outside of that, a few words of Swahili go a long way.

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Currency

1 CAD Dollar ~ (75 Kenyan Shillings).
Approximate pocket money to bring = US $200

Canadian ATM cards will also work there

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Visit Coptic Ai??Mission website

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About Kenya

Kenya is located in Eastern Africa. Its Indian Ocean coast lies between Somalia to the north east and Tanzania to the south. Its other surrounding countries are Ethiopia and South Sudan to the north and Uganda to the west.

Although one of Africa’s more powerful economies, Kenya is still a developing country, and so certain aspects of the country’s society and infrastructure may come as a shock to some visitors from developed countries who are unfamiliar with the poverty and poor quality of life experienced by many Kenyans.

Although foreign visitors are now a common sight in many parts of the country, there still exist vast rural areas where a white or yellow face will attract cries of “Mzungu! Mzungu!” (Kiswahili: “white person”) from local children. Visitors to these areas should think especially carefully about the long term effects of their visit on the local community, and should for example avoid giving out money or gifts without restraint (without asking the long-term missionaries first). Simply playing with children, or talking to and helping villagers will yield far better results than merely giving out handouts.

 

Climate

Kenya has a tropical climate. It is hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and northeast parts of the country. The country receives a great deal of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. Also given that Nairobi is at a high altitude, it can be quite cold even during the day between June and August. The long rain season occurs from April to June. The short rain season occurs from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August. The annual animal migration ai??? especially migration of the wildebeest ai??? occurs between June and September with millions of animals taking part. It has been a popular event for filmmakers to capture.

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Packing List

To be provided later