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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: 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

missions trip

Transcript: our mission trip where are we going and why where are we going Costa Rica, Chorotega region we want to go to Costa Rica because it is a place with very high poverty and a very low Christian rate of 1.5% of people that live there. costa rica where is it on a map What We Know what we know about Costa Rica The Poverty rate is 20% and 54.5% of the population is Catholic. Very little of the population is Christian. we also know that there is a high drug use there 05 04 03 02 01 Ways to reach the people Ways to reach the people Our Sermons and music will be open to everyone and if random people want to play or teach, they are welcome to do so. We want it to be a free environment and where everybody feels welcome. If people don't feel reached, we can encourage them to just watch and see what they think about it. How? How do we reach the people who have not been reached? How do we teach the ones who don't know about Christ? If anybody has questions about the sermon or the music, we would be glad to explain them everything. We will also ask them a few questions if they understand it or not. We can also arrange times to individually talk to people on how to understand more about the bible How? Why is it important to share the news of the Gospel? Why? what are we going to do there what are we going to do We will be using Faith Ministries Costa Rica organization to take our mission trip. who are we going through what are we doing we will be doing a big sermon in the the middle of the town with live music two times a week for three months and on the off time we will be doing meets where the local people will ask questions

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