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Chile Missions Trip Information Packet

Chile Missions Trip Information Packet

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Information Booklet for Trips to...
Home Church |Vision Baptist Church | PO Box 442, Alpharetta, GA 30009 | www.visionbaptist.com
 
“Some wish to livewithin the sound of a chapel bell, I wantto run a rescue shopwithin a yard of hell.” - C.T. Studd
Thank you for your in
 
terest in taking a trip to Chile, South America. We are excitedthat you want to come and be a part of what God is doing here.
In the pages that follow, you will find important information about the trip thatshould answer most of your questions. If you have other questions that are not addressedin the material provided, please feel free to contact us.
GENERAL INFORMATION
LOCATION: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Chile is located between the Pacific Oceanand the Andes Mountains. The countryaverages about 90 miles wide, but is over 2,500long. Spanish is the official language spoken inChile. Most of the 17 million Chileans areCatholic.Santiago is a vast urban metropolis of more than 7 million people! Chile’s steadyeconomic growth has transformed this city intoone of South America’s most modern cities.Maipú is a southwestern community of Santiago with over 600,000 people. Our teamof missionaries have planted several churchesin this community. Maipú has a mix of middleand lower class families. It’s an ideal place fora church planting hub to reach the entirecountry with the gospel.
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WORK
Our family arrived to Chile in 2005. Soonafter, we planted our first church, IglesiaBautista Fe. From there, we have started twomore churches and founded the Chile BaptistCollege to prepare men for the ministry.www.biblicalmissions.comholt@biblicalmissions.com
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Mission Board | Macedonia World Baptist Missions | PO Box 519, Braselton, GA 30517 | www.mwbm.org  
DATES
The dates for your particular trip willbe arranged on an individual basis. Therecommended amount of time is 7-10 days.For more details or to schedule a trip,contact us.
SCHEDULE
 While you are in Chile, the mainpurpose of your trip will be to learn moreabout missions and how to serve God better,to develop more of a burden for worldevangelism, and to be a blessing to otherChristians and the missionaries on the field.This is not a sightseeing tour or a vacation. During your trip you will be ableto experience a different culture andlanguage, see church planting first-hand,and participate in some fun activities. Hereare some possible things that you will do on your trip: World evangelism classesPassing out tracts and literatureParticipate in church servicesHelp with special meetingsShopping for souvenirsVisit sites of SantiagoVisit the costal city of ValparaisoVisit a local village town
COST: $1800 per person (approximate)
Plane Tickets
$1100 (will vary)
Transportation
$150
Food
$175
Lodging 
$200
Tours
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$35
Government Entry Fee charged atupon arrival at the airport $140The above costs do not includespending money for souvenirs, snacks, etc.Food, lodging, and transportation expensesare based on an eight day trip.
WEATHER
The temperature in Chile rangesbetween 80-90º F in the summer and30-50º F in the winter. Remember winterin the southern hemisphere is June-Augustand summer is December-February.If you are coming in the winter, be sureto bring a jacket and warm clothing. Insideour church building in the winter, thetemperature is often in the 50s.
PASSPORT, VISA, AND SHOTS
You must have a passportNo visa is needed for US citizensNo special shots are needed
"If Jesus Christbe God and diedfor me, then nosacrifice can betoo great for meto make forHim."- C.T. Studd"There is nothing in the world orthe church -except thechurch'sdisobedience -to render theevangelization of the world in thisgeneration animpossibility."- Robert Speer
 
Santiago, ChileBaptism Service
 
Field Mailing Address |Casilla 4, Correo Maipú| Santiago, Chile
DEADLINES
In order to have the most effective trip, we request all groups to meet thefollowing deadlines:6 months before departure
Confirm dates & purpose of trip with us.
(Your trip might be able to coincide with aspecial outreach or special meeting for children,teens, etc. This would allow you the opportunityto be more involved in the ministry here.)
2 months before departure
Purchase plane tickets.
(You will be responsible to purchase your plane tickets, though we would be happy to offer our advice on airlines that we would recommend. Be sure to confirm all flight details with us before final booking.)
3 weeks before departure
Send money for travel, food, lodging, and tours.
(This will allows us to make deposits on your lodging and travel arrangements and get the money for the food and tours transferred over. Please send your money to Macedonia World Baptist Missions, PO Box 519, Braselton, GA,30517 and mark your check “Holt Mission Trip”.)
LODGING
Depending on the size of your group, there areseveral comfortable hotels that are very similar to mid-level hotels in the USA.
TRANSPORT
 Again, depending on the size of your group, wewill arrange a van or bus to transport your grouparound Chile while you are here. We will make thesearrangements for you and advise you on therecommended method of travel.
Iglesia Bautista Fe (Faith Baptist Church)Typical Chilean Foo
TOURS
 We will arrange various tours for you depending on howmuch you want to spend and what you would like to see.
FOOD
Meals will be a mixture of meals at restaurants and mealsprepared by the missionary wife. We will take care of arranging these meals.
 Jason, Lori, Katie, Joshua, and Andrew Holt 

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