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Missions Trip

Transcript: Trinity Reformed Church Germany With 81 million people Germany has the largest population in the European Union in Germany The United States has the largest presence of American armed forces outside of the U.S. with approximately 53,000 military members, family members and DoD civilian workers Mission work training classes at Switzerland Retreat. Arrival in Landstuhl Vacation Bible School Our daily routine Opening Prayer Main: Ephesians 6:10-14 (Memory is 14) Lesson: Intro to the Armor of God and Truth. Supporting: Proverbs 12:17-22 Craft: Belt of Truth The Beautiful Switzerland The Beatenberg TRC Retreat in Switzerland consisted of training classes for the adults by Chuck McArthur director of the ELI and VBS for the children which was taught by each of the missionaries. Missions Trip Germany and Switzerland Memory Verses Ephesians 6:14-17 Putting on the full armor of God 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God The Kaiserslautern Area Polished, Precise and Proper! Located in Landstuhl Germany (PCA) or Presbyterian Church of America serves the military or English Speaking community in the Kaiserslautern area. Pastor Toby DuBose and his family The Joys of Foreign travel! Thank You!

Guatemala Trip

Transcript: Volcan Tajmulco By: Alex Ross Immunization shot required before travel Shots: Hepatitis-contaminated food or water there Typhoid-contaminated food or water Malaria-sleeping and being outside a lot. Caution: Food-Cooked and served hot, hard cooked eggs, don't eat fruit/vegetables from others, anything peel able, peel it by you, don't eat pastries or dairy products Water-Bottled water sealed, don't drink tap water Weather conditions-pack the fight clothes,stay alert, and adjust plans accordingly Fun Facts Tikal & Peten Lake Atitlan Passport required for country Coach class, round trip, for 30 days cost's $1128 One way flight time 11 hours Recommend staying longer than a week, because its a waste of money and you cant experiences everything Hotel + food $3,457 30 day stay, nightly $115 It is sunny and cloudy weather as well hot, breezy, and cool. Currency Quetzal(GTQ) Exchange rate $100=$12.83 US dollars Guatemala is somewhat inexpensive, deals can be found. Mountain Biking Geography Guatemala Crime-leave valuable items home, research destination first Terrorism- crime everywhere, high crime/terrorism rate, stay clear of bogus police, don't travel at night Political-some places have crowds demonstrating peaceful protest, but they can get violent To stay safe-Travel during day, pack light, don't look rich, eat food you make, drink bottled, sealed water, don't carry a lot of cash This country is somewhat risky like you taking a risk going here You will defiantly need bug spray, sun screen, variety of clothes, contact information Government- Constitutional democratic republic People- Mestizo, European, K'iche, Kaqchikel, O'eqchi, maym, indigenous non- Mayan Language- Quiche, Kaqchikel, Maya, Spanish, K’iche’ Land Area 41,865 sq miles Pop. 14.76 million Major City's- Flores, San Marcos, Salama, Puerto Barrios, and Escuintla Geography Forms- Volcanoes, Mountains, narrow coastal plains Volcan Tajmulco, Volcan Santa Maria, Volcan Atitlan, Polochic River, and Motagua River. Bordered by Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Honduras Exports- Petroleum, coffee, sugar, banana Natural Resources- Petroleum, nickel, rare woods ¿Dónde está el Museo de arte? Volcano Hikeing Safety ¿Este hotel tiene una piscina? Financial ¿Cuánto cuesta ese cartel? Interesting Places Motagua River Weather-Tropical, hot, humid in low lands, and cooler in high lands Rio Pulce- Largest Lake, things to do there are many water sports. Lake Atitlan-Eight Wonder of the World, you can take a boat tour there Horse riding is a popular sport and you can see beautiful scenery. Paragliding- Its a sport, but for tourists it a great time to see all of the scenes. Caving- is a popular sport that involves lots of traveling, while exploring underground tunnels, caves, etc.. ¿Cuántas personas viven en esta ciudad? Preparing for your trip! ¿hay un médico en este hotel? Antigua- Once original capital, destroyed many times by earthquakes, and mudslides. For activities you could Mountain Bike, Volcano Hike, City tour, restaurants, and amazing art. Lake Atitlan- The backdrop of Volcanoes, 17 towns surrond the lake today. Veiwed as one of the eight wonders of the world. Tikal & Peten- Surrounded by ruins, and forest. It conceals countless Mayan ruins. It is home to many wildlife, and it is really hot here.

Guatemala Trip

Transcript: Activity Antigua Market Cooking Class and Choco Museum: $150.00 Museo Popol Vuh: $112.50 Chichicastenango: $0.00 Walk around Antigua: $0.00 Irtra Mundi Petapa Theme Park: $65.00 Almost every Guatemalan dish has some form of black beans, white rice, and corn tortillas. Fresh fruit is also a very popular food item in Guatemala. Antigua City Tour 3/5/2016 8:00am Antigua, Guatemala Zoologico Nacional La Aurora 3/6/2016 9:30am-1:00pm Antigua, Guatemala Monterrico Beach, Guatemala 3/6/2016 7:15am-3:00pm Monterrico, Guatemala Tikal Tour 3/8/2016 4:00am-7:00pm Tikal, Guatemala Airplanes to guatemala By: Cecilia Bradley Budget Budget Cooperative La Voz Que Clama En El Disierto: $4.00 Museo de Arte Colonial: $2.00 Pacaya Volcano Day Tour: $75.99 San Jose Zipline Canopy Tour: $84.99 Semuc Champey & Kanba Caves: $44.00 Antigua Market Cooking Class and Choco Museum 3/13/2016 9:30am-1:30pm Antigua, Guatemala Museo Popol Vuh 3/14/2016 9:00am-5:00pm Guatemala City, Guatemala Chichicastenango Markets 3/15/2016 11:00am-1:00pm Chichicastenango, Guatemala Walk around Antigua 3/16/2016 All day Irtra Mundo Petapa Theme Park 3/17/2016 16,400,360 Cooperative La Voz Que Clama En El Desierto 3/9/2016 8:00am-9:00am San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala Museo de Arte Colonial 3/9/2016 10:00am-5:00pm Antigua, Guatemala Pacaya Volcano Day Trip 3/10/2016 8:00am-3:00pm Antigua, Guatemala San Jose Zipline Canopy Tour 3/11/2016 8:30am-12:30pm San Jose, Guatemala Semuc Champey & Kanba Caves 3/12/2016 8:45am-6:45pm Grutas de Lanquin, Guatemala City Tour: $58.00 La Aurora Zoo: $50.00 Shuttle to Monterrico Beach: $20.00 Tikal Tour: $370.00 Population Budget Activity Flight to Greensboro Fri, March 4 6:30am-8:40am American Airline Flight # 4298 Greensboro to Miami Fri, March 4 10:05am-12:01pm American Airline Flight # 2238 Miami to Guatemala City Lodging American Flight: $1,194.00 Lunch: $7.99 Porta Hotel Antigua: $2,886.52 Meal Plan for Entire Trip at Hotel: $65.00 About Guatemala transportation Language National Animal March 4 Address: 8va Calle Poniente No1 City: Antigua, Guatemala Phone #: 1-(800)238-0767 Final Budget Guatemala Trip Airplanes/Hotel If you can't afford a car, which most people can't, the most used transportation is by bus. Flag Quetzal Spanish Foods Fri, March 18 7:21am-11:55am American Airline Flight # 1188 Guatemala City to Dallas Fri, March 18 1:35pm-4:56pm American Airline Flight # 2183 Dallas to Charlotte Fri, March 18 6:30pm-7:17pm American Airline Flight # 5121 Charlotte to Greensboro $1,344.00 Activies/Budget Budget Activity Budget $6,533.99

Guatemala trip

Transcript: what to pack? * Please say thank you (“gracias”) for almost everything; otherwise you’ll be impolite. Staying healthy while you here Guatemala trip Making your travel arrangements ALWAYS drink only bottled water and carry a supply of Pepto-Bismol or Imodium in case something doesn’t hit your system just right. Some travelers carry a prescription of Cipro (an antibiotic) with them in case they contract a bacterial infection. what to know and do before you travel Arrival to La Aura airport Cultural Differences Your trip to Guatemala is an opportunity to learn about another culture, including the fact that there are wonderful people everywhere who share our same hopes, fears and dreams. This is what unites us as human beings, after all! Take the opportunity not only to learn as much about Guatemala as you can but to sit back, observe and experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes. You are ambassadors for your country and for those who will come after you! Remember that others will follow you in the journey Guatemala. Leave the people you meet with a favorable impression of North Americans so as not to make things more difficult for those who follow. Be gracious. Lower your voice. Have patience. Be flexible. * Latinos are very warm and will try to make you feel at home. Be careful with this, though with unknown men on the streets. A “no hablo español” will help you to get out of uncomfortable situations. * Men are rude sometimes and they will yell “compliments” or whistle to you (women) on the streets. Do not turn and pay attention to them. They do that to almost every woman they see. You will be confronted with many differences while visiting Guatemala Most North Americans find these very frustrating. there is some hints bellow; Alissa Burch eXito Travel Phone from US: (800) 655-4053 ext. 8518 Worldwide Direct: (970) 372-6294 Fax: (970) 372-6294 -Get a passport (Canadian) : -Buy your flight tickets. Don't wait to purchase tickets because you might find out that their preferred travel dates are not available. -Buy travel insurance. As one can not anticipate the future, travel insurance is a MUST to cover any unanticipated travel costs – lost bags, cancelled flights, medical issues, etc. -Get necessary immunizations – recommended to be up to date on normal vaccine including Tetanus and Hepatitis A. Flights; There are plenty of good travel agencies and web resources specializing in travel to Central America. You will pass a bank if you want to exchange any money BUT they give a very poor exchange rate. First, you’ll enter an immigration line, so have your immigration form ready, along with your passport. After the agent stamps your passport, you’ll move toward the baggage claim area. essential for travel Why and What is " Etiquette"? Also What to pack and what to consider for traveling Turista. Montezuma’s Revenge. Food poisoning. Whatever name you give it, diarrhea is the last thing you want on this special trip. Guatemalan cuisine is delicious and interesting; take a little care, and you can enjoy some unique dining experiences during your trip. Your stomach may not used to the spices and condiments used in Guatemala. - Casual,conservative clothes and sneakers (no sandals) - Sunglass and solar cream are a must - Travel guide book, spanish-english dictionnary, spanish phrase book - Map of antigua city in Guatemala - Change for tips ( 1$, 2$, 5$, 20$ ) - Bathroom essantials - Shirt, pairs of socks, pairs of underwears, photography equipment - carry on a bag to put snake, sandwich -DRINK WATER as flights dehydrate and Antigua is at 5000 feet in altitude. An other tip to stay healthy during the trip While descending into Guatemala City you may feel some turbulence due to the mountains. Guatemala City is a large area sprawling with a variety of different buildings and terrain. If you arrive in the daytime, you will see modern high rise building and small hovels precariously built on steep slopes of the canyons. You might have a view of the double-humped volcano, Pacaya, or the huge Lake Amatitlan, both just outside Guatemala City. Traveling in another country is a huge preparation and a lot of things are important to consider. Your backpack is the thing your have to prepare with an important precision. Also, while you are in Guatemala there is way to act properly to enjoy your trip to a maximum level. -Call your credit / debit card company to confirm that your card can be used internationally and at ATM machines. Also ask about any additional charges they add to use the card internationally. Your card must have a 4 digit pin # to work in Guatemala ATM machines. -Ask your health insurance company about international coverage and, if necessary, either purchase a rider or buy a separate limited-term policy. - Learn some basic phrases in Spanish. -Before you go, educate yourself about the culture, economics, politics, and history of

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