Compassion Mission Trip Registration and Information


The registration includes signup and start of clearances.
It does NOT include the $300 non-refundable registration fee which must be provided directly to Living Hope Community Church.

Key Living Hope payment dates:
Deadline is December 20 - Living Hope Community Church pays registration fees to Compassion - $300 per person
Feb 24 - Compassion bills Living Hope Community Church for final travel balances.

Estimated trip cost is $2,400 per person IF we have 10 people.

Trip cost includes airfare, al in country expenses, background checks, and emergency medical coverage (but traveler must pay, then file later for claim).

It does not include:

- our costs for our service project (we will need to plan, run and provide all VBS materials).
- trip cancellation insurance.
- transportation cost for children to Fun Day (should be minimal)
- passport, vaccinations, meals en-route, visas (I recall there is a $10 per person entry fee?, checked bag fees, souvenirs, etc)

Age Restrictions for Registration:

  • ages 13-15 yrs. old can travel with one parent ratio 1:1

  • 16-17 yrs. old can travel in a 5:1 ratio student to guardian

  • 18 yrs. old is considered an adult.

Trip info to be provided

Trip Books will be delivered about eight weeks in advance which provides logistical and spiritual support for pre-trip, during, and post-trip. The detailed trip itinerary will be sent about one month in advance.

Preliminary Itinerary

Mon, Apr 13
2:00pm Check in at EWR/ 4:00pm Depart EWR/ Connect in San Salvador/ 9:20pm Arrive in Managua/ Check in and head to bed!

Tue, Apr 14
Breakfast at hotel/ National Office Visit and devotional with Compassion staff/ Lunch out/ Grab bags and depart for Chinendega (4 hours)/ Check in and Dinner out

Wed, Apr 15
Breakfast at hotel/ Welcome visit and Tour to NI0299 / Lunch at CDC/ Home Visits in Community/ Wrap up and return to Hotel/ Dinner out

Thu, Apr 16
Breakfast at hotel/ Vacation Bible School with morning children/ Lunch with children/ Vacation Bible School with afternoon children

Fri, Apr 17
Breakfast at hotel/ Depart for Beach to meet sponsored children/ Fun Day on the Beach with sponsored children/ Children return home, team stays for dinner on the Beach

Sat, Apr 18
Breakfast at hotel/ Staff Retreat and Volcano visit/ Lunch/ 3pm Staff retreat Wraps up and return to hotel in Chinendega/ Dinner back in Chinandega

Sun, Apr 19
Breakfast at hotel/ Church Service and farewells/ Return to Managua (4 hours) and Lunch on the road/ Souvenir Shopping in Managua/Check in and Dinner at the hotel

Mon, Apr 20
4:00am arrive at airport and check in/ 6:20am Depart NI/ Connect in San Salvador/ 8:00am Depart San Salvador/ 2:45pm Arrive in EWR Newark/ Drive home

How to Pay for the $300 Registration Fee and Cost of Trip:
Cash or check made out to Living Hope Community Church
PushPay (choose El Balsamo, Nicaragua Compassion option in the drop down menu)

Dear Traveler,

The Missional Outreach Team is so excited you have the opportunity to travel with us to see Compassion in action!  It is crucial you register no later than Friday, December 20, 2019 to reserve your place on this trip to Nicaragua: April 13-20, 2020.

Please visit http://www.cvent.com/d/cyq3rr/4W to register.
* In order for your registration process to progress smoothly, it will be helpful for you to have your passport (if you have one), Compassion sponsorship, health (including medications) information and emergency contacts ready to enter into the system.  There will be three drop down options for you to choose from in the “Registration Type” field on the first screen.  Please choose Sponsor if you have a sponsored child, or Non-Sponsor if you don’t sponsor a child with Compassion.  Your church’s Group Facilitator, Diane Gleaton, is the only person to choose Group Facilitator

IMPORTANT: The name information submitted during the registration process is the name Compassion uses to book airline tickets.  All names must be entered exactly as they appear on your passport.  Any name change or correction will result in an airline fee charge to you.  If you currently do NOT have a passport, you can still complete the registration.

After you submit your registration, you will receive a Registration Confirmation email.  Please read this email immediately for instructions on how to complete your background check and travel release. These pieces are required to secure your registration.

FAQs:

Q: What if I do not yet have a passport?
A: If you do not currently have a passport, you can still complete the registration.

Q: To whom do I send the registration fee of $300?
A: Please send money to Living Hope Community Church via check, cash, or PushPay.

Q: In the Registration I need to choose what type of traveler I am — what should I select?
A: Select either Sponsor or Non-sponsor.

 Q: What is the deadline for having my registration and registration payment?
A: The deadline is December 20, 2019.

 

ABOVE: The staff and volunteers of Guerreros de Jesus (Jesus’ Warriors) Child Development Center

ABOVE: The staff and volunteers of Guerreros de Jesus (Jesus’ Warriors) Child Development Center

NICARAGUA CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER LAUNCH

STUDENT CENTER: Guerreros de Jesus Child
                                    Development Center

CHURCH: Church of God EL Bálsamo Fellowship

NUMBER OF REGISTERED CHILDREN: 140

LOCATION: El Viejo, Chinandega, Nicaragua