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Armenia mission trip and information meeting

Trip is July 18-30, 2020. Come to trip Information Meeting Dec. 12 at 6:00pm

Join us on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:00 p.m. at our Armenia Mission Trip Information Meeting in Room 105. Team Leader, Chris Lepore, will share details of our upcoming 2020 trip to Armenia. Having traveled to Armenia with our mission team previously, Chris will be able to answer questions that you may have about traveling to this region.

Read further for the tentative plan for the 2020 trip: We will arrive in the Armenian capital of Yerevan and spend a full day there exploring the historical sites around the city. We will then travel to the town of Berdzor in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. This region has high unemployment and extreme poverty. Our mission will be to work with Project AGAPE which runs a hospital, orphanage, Christian Education Center, and service center.

The team will help rehabilitate a home for a family and possible do some other work on the facilities run by Project AGAPE.  Most importantly, our team will be present to build relationships with our brothers and sisters in an isolated region.

Throughout the trip, the mission team will also visit historic places in the first country in the world to establish Christianity as a state religion (301 A.D.) including the St. Gregory Church and monastery and the Tatev monastery.  At these sites, we hope to spend time in guided spiritual reflection and meditation.

To give you an idea of how our trips work:

Cost for 2017 trip was:  $2,250 . This is estimated to increase slightly in 2020.   Included is: lodging, meals, in-country transportation, translators, any materials used in country and airfare.

A Non-Refundable Deposit of $300 is needed to Register.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

All funds are non-refundable. If, for some reason, the trip is cancelled or you can no longer go, the funds can be used towards a future Myers Park UMC mission trip by you (or your immediate family member) within twelve months of the original trip or used by our mission partners in Armenia.

Tentative Timeline:

12/12/2019:  6:00 – 7:00 pm Interest meeting in Room 105

02/14/2020:  online registration forms due

02/14/2020:  $300 non-refundable deposit due

1st Week April 2020: Mission team’s meeting for team building

May/June 2020 (3-4 meetings): Bible/Book study and team building

In preparation for the trip consider buying and reading a copy of the book “You Raise Me Up: Making It Happen for Children of the Ark” by Catherine Ritch.  Copies are available in the Goodness Gracious bookstore.

To be officially registered for a trip with MPUMC, there are two steps: Submit your $300 Non-refundable Deposit online and complete the online registration on a link provided when registration opens. A sample trip registration can be viewed online at INTERNATIONAL SERVE APPLICATION (a VALID Passport is required. Ensure that your Passport expires at least 6 months after the trip’s return date. Two blank pages in Passport are needed at all times of travel). Use the same Pay Online link to pay balance.

Passport advisory: New applications and renewals are taking much longer than normal – in some cases, up to four or five months. We recommend that you apply for or renew your passport as early as possible.

Accommodations: We will spend two nights upon arrival and one night prior to departure in host family homes.  During our time in Berdzor, we will be staying in the Project Agape guest house which provides very comfortable accommodations.

Additional details: Open to adults ages 18 and older; Terrain is rugged, hot, and dry and walking may be difficult for some.

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This mission is supported by our Jubilee Plus! fund with 100% of donations going to outreach in our community and world. Learn more about Jubilee Plus!

Register to join Armenia mission team

Questions? Contact Armenia Mission Team Leader, Chris Lepore, at c.note.lepore@gmail.com.

 

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