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Mission Trip – Kenya – Vacation with a Purpose

ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT!!

Team Leaders

Renee Workings, The Bucket Ministry

Purpose

Take in all the adventure of this wild beautiful continent, while also serving amazing indigenous people groups by providing clean safe drinking water and the Gospel message of the Living Water of Jesus with The Bucket Ministry.

Cost: 

$4,000-7,500* + $575 Mandatory Extraction Insurance Per Person 

This price includes airfare, in-country expenses (food, lodging, transportation, etc.), insurance, and uniform.

Team members are now required to purchase extraction insurance through COVAC. Learn more information at https://www.covacglobal.com/the-bucket-ministry

This does not include expenses like the Kenyan visa, layover food, snacks, or souvenirs. 

*Based on current airfare prices. Team members have the option to choose between Economy and Business Seats

Funding Due Dates: 

Here are the due dates for the funds 

Days left Date due Amount Due

120 days 8/30/21 $2000-3750 (50%)

45 days 11/12/21 $3000-5625 (75%)

10 days 12/17/21 $4000-7500 (100%)

How to pay/donate:

To pay or donate towards this mission trip, go online to thebucketministry.org and click select. When you or a supporter makes a donation towards this trip, “Pref: Kenya” should be input in the reference number box along with your initials, e.g. Pref: Kenya KB.

Team Meeting Dates:

TBD Interest Meeting

TBD First Meeting

Tentative Travel and Schedule Plans:  

Entering Kenya

Dec 27  Dallas (DFW) – London (LHR)     3:25pm  6:20am  Dec 28  American 20

                …3 hour 50 minute connection…

Dec 28  London (LHR) – Nairobi (NBO)    10:10am 9:50pm          American 6653

                …Operated by British Airways…

Entering Kenya

Jan 6   Nairobi (NBO) – London (LHR)    12:05am 6:15am          American 6654

                …Operated by British Airways…

                …3 hour 15 minute connection…

Jan 6   London (LHR) – Dallas (DFW)     9:30am  2:00pm          American 51

 

Tentative Schedule: 

Date Day Description Notes Activity
12/27/2021 Monday Covid testing first AM PCR Testing first AM  
12/28/2021 Tuesday leave DFW    Travel
12/29/2021 Wednesday Arrive Kenya    Travel
12/30/2021 Thursday Travel to Remote Village & Safari   Travel & Culture
12/31/2021 Friday Ministry & New Year’s Celebration   Ministry & Culture
1/1/2022 Saturday Travel to Nairobi   Travel & Culture
1/2/2022 Sunday Church and travel to Lake Victoria Church clothes (khakis ok) Travel & Culture
1/3/2022 Monday Kisumu Boat Ride and Return to Nairobi   Travel & Culture
1/4/2022 Tuesday Ministry in Kibera   Ministry
1/5/2022 Wednesday Ministry in Kibera   Ministry
1/6/2022 Thursday Testing AM – Nairobi Elephant  Orphanage, Market. Move to tent camp Porini Tent Camp Culture
1/7/2022 Friday leave Nairobi   Travel
1/8/2022 Saturday Arrive Dallas    Travel

 

Passport:

Everyone travelling to and from Kenya is required to have a passport that has six months validity. Send a copy of your passport to Karen@thebucketministry.org by 8/30/2021 OR bring your passport to the first team meeting and we can scan it then.

Visas:

The team will need to apply for a Kenyan visa prior to arriving in Kenya. In the past, the cost has been $50.00. You can go online to apply for a visa here: http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html. If it does not go through the first time, try again later. There have been issues with the website processing the data. You will need the following information to complete the visa:

Lodging: Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Nairobi

  Kenya Road, Upper Hill

  Nairobi, Kenya

Contact: Ronald Rotich, +254 720 550 027

Immunizations:

Required Immunizations: Fully vaccinated for COVID and Yellow Fever

Team members should consult their doctor or a travel clinic to receive recommended vaccines. Also, you may shop around, as prices for immunizations vary widely. We suggest you check with your insurance company to see if they will pay for any portion of the shots. 

Additionally, you can check CDC’s website to determine which vaccines and medicines are needed when travelling to Kenya. The CDC is currently highly recommending getting the measles vaccine and staying up to date on other vaccines. CDC also recommends several other vaccines and preventative medicines. To see the full list, see https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/kenya.

Language:

Swahili and English are the national languages of Kenya. We will have a translator with us.

Lodging:

While in Nairobi, we will stay at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Nairobi. We will also stay at the Porinin Amboseli Gamewatchers Camp and at either the Acacia Hotel or Ciala Hotel by Lake Victoria

The last night of trip is spent at Porini Tent Camp in the Middle of Nairobi National Park and features a game drive to see African wildlife. For more details please see: https://www.gamewatchers.com/porini-camps/

Food:

Typical African cuisine – beans, rice, some chicken, flatbread.

What to pack:

Clothes should be modest and functional. We may attend a church service. Bring at least one outfit appropriate for church (long pants, khakis, and capris are fine, but no shorts). Women do not have to wear skirts to church. See Kibera Packing List for complete list.

COVID Policy:

Team members  should read and sign the attached Release and Waiver. COVID policy is subject to change prior to trip due to CDC recommendations. The wearing of masks in location will be determined by the locals. Team members are now also required to be fully vaccinated for Covid prior to the trip.

Safety and Security:

Although Kenya is under a Level 2 travel advisory according to the U.S. State Department, Kibera is under a Level 3 advisory. We will do our best to ensure the safety of the team. For more information, visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/kenya-travel-advisory.html. 

Interested in Joining us?:

Apply to join us on this trip by going to http://thebucketministry.org/tripapp/.

Refund Policy:

Some (not all) of the fees for mission trips are refundable in the event of a cancelation. If for any reason you choose to cancel your trip, regardless if this was due to a direct choice or outside factor, you will be issued a refund based on what The Bucket Ministry receives as a refund. If TBM receives a full refund you will receive a full refund.

Details

Start:
December 28
End:
January 8, 2022
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Organizer

The Bucket Ministry
Email:
info@thebucketministry.org