FRANCE: 12-Day Mission Trip Adventure 2018(For Ages: 13-Adult)
FRANCE12-Day Mission Trip AdventureSeptember 19th-30th, 2018
Short Term Missions
Short term missions have the potential to powerfully impact the lives of the people who "Go”. That same impact also greatly affects the lives of the local people you're going to minister to, and it's all for His ultimate glory! Short term mission trips gives your local church, community, and extended family an opportunity to support Missions through your Mission work (in prayer as well as financially) as you "Go, and make disciples of all nations" for Jesus.
It All Begins With Serving
On this trip we'll begin our adventures in a sleepy little town in the South of France (near Marseille). We'll be working with Ministry Partners, Dudley and Janet Weiner, and their local YWAM (Youth With A Mission) organization-Bridges of Life. This base is a very active community!
Missions in Europe are very different than in third world countries. Diverse culture abounds and families are steeped in traditions that are literally centuries old. More often, rather than "building a building" on these Mission Trips, we're more focused on "building relationships" with our Ministry Partners, as well as their surrounding community.
Please know that this is NOT your average Mission Trip. Our short-term service and support equips our Ministry Partners to further their work on the mission field year round. On this Trip we are serving the Lord by serving our Ministry Partners, doing whatever needs to be done. Our service work tasks will vary on every trip. It could be anything from cleaning and painting, to serving the local homeless and marginalized population, or even working directly with the locals in the village.
What You’ll Experience
This Adventure begins long before departure day. Once registered, you'll begin to receive information on attending the pre-trip online classes LIVE with your Trip Leader. These classes are a great way to get all of those initial questions answered, remove any anxieties about the Trip, and to get to know each other better long before we actually meet in person.
Most travelers will arrive in our selected departure city the night before at the selected group hotel. As a courtesy, our Trip Leaders always arrive in the departure city the day BEFORE our trips and fly out the day AFTER our trip returns. We encourage you to do the same to avoid any flight complications. Travelers will be flying in from all over the country and most don’t know a single person on the Trip. The cool thing is that everyone on the Trip is in the same boat but we'll become great friends in no time at all. (No group registrations are allowed on this particular Trip, but we’re happy to speak with you about scheduling a private Trip for your group. See below for more details.) After the first few introductions, the excitement begins to build! You'll begin to see and feel FIRST HAND the Adventure you're about to embark on.
On departure day, we easily navigate our way to the group meeting spot at the departure airport since so many of us have stayed over the night before. Basic introductions and a housekeeping chat are done before we check-in as a group. In no time at all we’re through security and relaxing together gateside awaiting our international flight. We'll enjoy our very first of many group meals together. We quickly become a "family" as we learn the ins & outs of traveling as a pack. Once we land, that’s when it all becomes surreal!
One of our favorite things while we're in the South of France is the daily community-wide worship services. Some of our down time will be spent touring the local region. There are so many amazing sites of historical, cultural, and spiritual significance to explore, such as the Pont du Gard Aquaduct, authentic open-air French markets, and the Museum of the Desert (tracing the fascinating history of the French Huguenots).
In the final days of this Trip we will be transported by high speed train across central France directly into the heart of Paris. We'll hit the ground running for this fast-paced Adventure so you're sure to see ALL the highlights that you've ever dreamed of seeing!
Stroll down the Champs-Elysees and gaze upon the Arch de Triomphe. Visit the Eiffel Tower and make your climb to the observation deck for some amazing aerial views and photos. Stroll the halls of the Musee D'Orsay where we'll see the original famous paintings of Monet, Van Gogh, and Renoir. Enjoy a few stolen hours in the magnificent halls of The Louvre, where the famous Mona Lisa painting awaits you. Drink in the majesty of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Sip and soak in the quaintness of a local Parisian cafe. Enjoy a boat ride on the Seine River. We'll even dine on authentic cuisine that the French are famous for right on the table-lined streets of the Latin Quarter.
All that, and MUCH more!
We'll work hard. We'll play hard.
This travel package offers a complete bucket list of serving and sightseeing… all in one Adventure-filled Mission Trip.
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IMPORTANT DATES & TRIP DETAILS
The Minimums Date is the date by which this trip must reach the minimum number of travelers. If minimum is not reached, all travelers will receive 100% refund of their Trip Fee. We do not publish our registration numbers because they change daily. Travelers will be notified within 5 business days of the Minimums Date.
The deadline for paying your Flight Fee is the Flight Fee Date.
Pre-trip Online Classes help prepare you for an awesome trip. These classes are held once per week in the weeks leading up to the trip departure date. These classes are hosted LIVE online with the Trip Leader (and Foreign Language Instructor if applicable) in our secure private classroom. We recommend all travelers attend these classes LIVE. Travelers can view the recordings anytime if necessary at their convenience.
This trip is open to travelers of ALL AGES that are at least 13 years of age prior to the trip departure date. (All travelers must be able to comply with the Physical Challenges required on this trip.)
Students Traveling Alone: Student travelers are welcome on this trip without a parent or guardian, provided they are 13 years of age prior to the trip departure day.
For the safety and security, criminal background checks are conducted on anyone age 25 or older. This is standard practice on all of the trips we offer, without exception. There is no additional cost to the traveler for this safeguard.
Travel Outside of USA: Security measures require a notarized Parental Consent form for each student under 18 yrs of age that is not traveling with both parents.
Travelers should be able to walk the equivalent of up to three, 5k races on active days. (6-9 miles)
Physical training prior to departure: RECOMMENDED. We strongly suggest training (i.e. longer distance fast-paced walking) prior to the trip.
Examples of actual on-trip challenges may include:
- Prolonged periods of fast-paced walking and/or standing and fatigue
- Possible exposure to high/low temperatures and/or inclement weather (cold & wet)
- Navigating uneven terrain on active days
- Overcoming occasional physical, emotional or mental challenges on active days (trip will include a limited number of non-active days as well)
- Navigating all personal items up/down multiple levels with no assistance
Please note that this trip does NOT accommodate handicap accessibility.
All MEALS are included in your Trip Fee.
Most MEALS will be fresh local cuisine prepared by Ministry Partner staff. A few of our MEALS will be out in restaurants, local establishments, and involve a limited selection of choices. We apologize but we are unable to accommodate any dietary adjustments.
Travelers are welcome and encouraged to bring their own ready-made pre-packaged snacks/food items as a selected meal replacement if needed. Travelers will also have select opportunities during free time to purchase snacks on select days throughout their trip.
Typical SCHEDULE on this trip:
7:30am Breakfast / Clean-Up
8:30am Devotions (Personal or Group)
9:00am Group Activities
1:00pm LUNCH / Clean-Up
2:00pm Group Activities
Group Activity blocks typically include practical work as well as hands-on ministry and serving. Be up for anything and always plan to get dirty if needed!
5:00pm Rest / Shower
7:00pm Dinner / Clean-Up
Traditionally a time of relaxing together and fellowshipping as we enjoy a meal (usually much later than you’re used to). Afterwards, we assist with base chores and just unwind from the days events.
9:00pm Evening Activity
Examples include: game night, movie night, free time, special outing, etc.
11:00pm Lights Out
Keep in mind that our trips are planned “as the Lord leads us” which means the schedule will ALWAYS be subject to last minute adjustments. (We know this might be hard for you “schedule” people.) Rest assured, it will be an amazing trip no matter WHAT we’re doing! Allowing for flexibility in our daily schedule truly frees us up to serve as the Lord leads us from day to day. This has freed us up for MANY an unplanned adventure!
Remember, your Trip Leader is an expert... you’ll be in great hands!
All on-trip ACCOMMODATIONS are included in your Trip Fee.
We'll be staying in comfortable rooms at the chateau of our missionaries. We’ll also book short-term ACCOMMODATIONS, most likely hostels, for our city stays.
Most room layouts will include roommates in single, (occasionally double) or bunk-style ACCOMMODATIONS, always gender-specific.
We apologize but we are unable to provide any upgrades, roommate requests or adjustments to our group ACCOMMODATIONS.
A Sample Support Letter will be made available to all registered travelers of our Mission Trips and Student Study Abroad Adventures.
Sending support letters to family and friends not only assists you as the traveler with raising support to offset the cost of your trip, but it also gives others the opportunity to share in the blessing of you serving by:
(1) Covering your trip and fellow travelers in prayer
(2) Donating physical items that may be requested by our Ministry Partner
(3) Receiving regular updates and photos of how God is working through your mission experience
(4) Donating small trinkets/treasures to leave with the people you'll be going to minister to.
We encourage all travelers to protect their travel plans by purchasing Travel Insurance.
Mission:Adventuring is a full service travel agency and can help direct you to some great plans. Please let us know if you are interested in receiving a quote.
Note: The most comprehensive plans are usually only available for purchase within 15 days of when your initial deposit is made.
|PAYMENT PLAN OPTION #1:Trip Fee Only||Your Estimated Monthly Payment Would Be:||PAYMENT PLAN OPTION #2:Trip Fee & Flight Fee||Your Estimated Monthly Payment Would Be:|
|Register in May 2017:||$352.50 / mo||Register in May 2017:||$487.50 / mo|
|Register in June 2017:||$391.67 / mo||Register in June 2017:||$541.67 / mo|
|Register in July 2017:||$440.63 / mo||Register in July 2017:||$609.38 / mo|
|Register in August 2017:||$503.57 / mo||Register in August 2017:||$696.43 / mo|
|Register in September 2017:||$587.50 / mo||Register in September 2017:||$812.50 / mo|
|Register in October 2017:||$705.00 / mo||Register in October 2017:||$975.00 / mo|
|Register in November 2017:||$881.25 / mo||Register in November 2017:||$1218.75 / mo|
|Register in December 2017:||$1175.00 / mo||Register in December 2017:||$1625.00 / mo|
|Register in January 2018:||$1762.00 / mo||Register in January 2018:||$2437.50 / mo|
|Register in February 2018:||$3500.00 / due in full||Register in February 2018:||$4850.00 / due in full|
Trip Fee (per person):$3500
Flight Fee (per person):$1350
"One of our kids has gone on several trips with Jen Henriksen. I was a very nervous parent for the first one- but things could NOT have gone better! Isaac had a wonderful time, learned so much about new cultures, and had the chance to serve the Lord through the missions work the group did. He came home changed for the better, ready to go on another, and then another! Jen was a great trip leader who always responded to questions and clearly had her travelers as her first priority.
We would not hesitate to go again!"
"Traveling with Ms. Jen was an absolute delight! France was amazing, and I could probably talk about all the adventures we had for hours. Some of my favorites were hitting all the big highlights in Paris, exploring the quaint little town we stayed in, and getting to know my team and our hosts. Although I was worried about making friends (since the only person I knew on the trip was my dad), our team became like family after a few days. Besides my team members, I got to meet people from Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Finland, Australia, Africa, and of course France! And most of these people were Christians from the mission base, which really flipped my perspective of the worldwide church! I also got to use my imperfect French with natives for the first time, which was a lot of fun. God taught me a lot of things through this trip, and I would for sure travel with Ms. Jen again, especially since she was so encouraging and understanding whenever someone had travel anxieties. She always knew what she was doing while leading us, and her love for Jesus was so neat to see."
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