Mission Opportunities

2018 IGRC AFRICA UNIVERSITY – ZIMBABWE

IGRC has been in partnership with Africa University since its founding. In March 2017 during the 25th Anniversary celebration at AU, a presentation of the $1,000,000 Bishop Jonathan Keaton and Beverly Keaton Africa University Scholarship Endowment was made by Bishop Keaton, Rev Dr Beverly Wilkes-Null and Bunny Wolfe.  A February, 2018 trip to Africa University is planned.
 
This team will spend one full day and two nights in Harare and 5 nights in the Ubuntu Guest House on the campus of Africa University. The team will experience work in the Agriculture Department of AU, assist with the building of a new home for agriculture staff workers, visit Fairfield Orphanage and Old Mutare Mission near Africa University, worship on campus and meet students being sponsored by IGRC. The basic trip is scheduled for February 9 – 13. An extension trip is available to see the historic UNESCO site - the Great Zimbabwe, Hwange Game Park and Victoria Falls. The extension departs from Victoria Falls on February 24 to return to the States.
 
Basic Trip cost is $3,400. Cost of the Extension Trip is $1,400.  Basic trip includes airfare, trip insurance,  lodging, meals and transportation. It leaves from Harare on Feb 19.
 
For participants wishing to experience more of Zimbabwe, an extension trip is offered which includes the historic UNESCO site - the Great Zimbabwe, Hwange Game Park and Victoria Falls, park entrance fees, 2 game drives, 1 night in Masvingo, 1 night in Bulawayo, 2 nights at Hwange Game Park, 2 nights in Victoria Falls, meals, and transportation. 
 
Not covered in the trip: overnight hotel prior to the trip if necessary, $30 visitor visa payable when entering Zimbabwe, travel to and from U.S. airport, airport parking, food in airports and souvenirs. Final registration deadline for registration and full payment is October 1, 2017. An IGRC international mission trip may be available. Participants must have a U.S. Passport valid for 6 months following the return to the U.S.
 
For additional information download the trip brochure or contact Bunny Wolfe, IGRC Mission & Outreach Coordinator bwolfe@igrc.org.
 

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2018 IGRC BUDAPEST MISSION TRIP

IGRC will host its third mission trip to Budapest in June, 2018. This is a five day conversational English camp at the United Methodist Forrai High School in Budapest. The students have studied English and have various levels of English proficiency. Much of the curriculum is already prepared  with interactive activities and games to help students practice their English skills.. There will be time to interact with members of the Pest United Methodist Church, experience Hungarian culture and visit a few tourist sites in the Budapest area. Upon request, travel arrangements may be made to visit other European countries following the English camp. The size of this team is limited to 12 participants. The team leader is Rev Ken Hutchens.
 
The cost of this trip is $2,400 departing from Lambert Airport in St Louis. Trip cost includes airfare, trip insurance, food, lodging and transportation. Trip cost does not include transportation to and from St Louis, any necessary overnight hotel expense prior to the trip, airport parking, food in route and souvenirs. Final date to register with full payment is March 1, 2018. Participants must have a passport valid for 6 months after returning to the U.S
 
For additional information download the trip brochure or contact Bunny Wolfe, IGRC Mission & Outreach Coordinator bwolfe@igrc.org.
 

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2018 IGRC COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP

IGRC will be traveling to Costa Rica Dec 29, 2017 departing from Lambert Airport in St Louis. The team will work at Strong Missions located in Alajuela near San Jose. Since 2004, Strong Missions has been working with construction projects including churches, schools, homes, orphanages and children’s parks. This ministry also provides scholarships and tutoring programs, feeding programs in several locations and extra-curricular activities in public schools and programs for children including VBS, sports and fine arts. Spanish is not required.

The cost of the trip is $2,400.  This cost includes airline tickets, trip insurance, and in Costa Rica: lodging,  food, transportation plus each individual contributes a donation toward construction materials as requested by Strong Missions.  Trip cost does not include travel to St Louis, overnight hotel prior to departure, airport parking, food purchased in route and souvenirs.  An IGRC international mission trip may be available. Final registration deadline with full payment is September 15, 2017. Participants must have a U.S. Passport valid for 6 months following the return to the U.S.

For more information download the trip brochure or contact Bunny Wolfe, IGRC Mission & Outreach Coordinator at bwolfe@igrc.org .
 

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2018 IGRC GRAND BAHAMAS MISSION TRIP

A new mission trip opportunity for IGRC is planned for February 2018 for the Grand Bahamas to assist the recovery work from the October 2016 Hurricane Matthew devastation. Hurricane Matthew ripped through the Bahamas, Haiti and Dominican Republic with sustained winds of 140 mph destroying buildings, causing extreme flooding. There were 276 deaths throughout the Caribbean. Estimated damage in The Bahamas alone is 600 million dollars.
 
This IGRC mission team will depart and return to Lambert Airport in St Louis. This trip will be led by Rev Deryck and Mavis Sonaram. Deryck is a newly retired IGRC pastor. Deryck and Mavis came to IGRC after serving as a pastor in The Bahamas.  
 
The cost of the trip is $2,200. Trip cost covers airfare, trip insurance, food, lodging and transportation within the country. Expenses not covered are overnight hotel prior to the trip (if necessary), travel to and from U.S. airport, airport parking, food in airports and souvenirs. Final deadline for trip registration and full payment is due October 1, 2017.  An IGRC international mission trip may be available. Participants must have a valid U.S. passport valid for six months following return to the U.S. 
 
For additional information download the trip brochure or contact Bunny Wolfe, IGRC Mission & Outreach Coordinator bwolfe@igrc.org.
 

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2018 IGRC HONDURAS MISSION TRIP

On January 29, 2018, another IGRC mission team will depart from Peoria to travel to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. IGRC has been working in Honduras since 2012. Our ongoing project is a five-story complex  in San Jose de la Vega. This building includes the Honduras mission office, a church, a training center, parsonage, kitchen, fellowship room and housing for volunteer mission teams. Activities for mission teams include basic construction, VBS, women’s Bible study groups, medical clinic, worship in area churches, pastor training workshops and one full day of site seeing. Spanish is not required. This mission trip is led by Rev Adrian Garcia.
 
The trip cost of $2,300 includes airfare, travel insurance, Honduras airport exit fee, food, lodging, project contributions, transportation in Honduras and translators (if needed). Not included in trip cost:  travel to Peoria, lodging the night before the trip departure, food in airports and souvenirs. An IGRC international mission trip grant may be available. Final deadline for trip registration and full payment is September 15, 2017. Participants must have a U.S. Passport valid for 6 months after returning to the U.S.
 
For additional information download the trip brochure or contact Bunny Wolfe, IGRC Mission & Outreach Coordinator  bwolfe@igrc.org.
 

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2018 IGRC PHILIPPINES MISSION TRIP

October 15 – 29, 2018 will be the third IGRC mission team traveling to The Philippines. The team will depart from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The 2018 IGRC project will be located in Pampanga which is north of Manila. This will be the site for a new seminary.  The 2018 project will work with rural people in this area and assist with the beginning of the new seminary project. The IGRC mission trips are led by Rev Steven and Rev Cecilia Granadosin. Steve and Cecilia are originally from the Philippines and are thrilled to lead IGRC teams back to their home.
 
The cost of the 2018 Philippines trip is $3,500. Trip costs include airfare, trip insurance, lodging, food, transportation and visits to United Methodist Churches. There will be two nights in Manila. The following is not included in the trip cost: any necessary overnight hotel cost prior to trip, travel to and from Chicago, airport parking, food in route and souvenirs.  Final registration deadline with full payment is July 1, 2018. A IGRC international mission trip grant may be available to participate in this mission trip. Participants must have a U.S. passport valid for six months following the return to the States.
 
For additional information download the trip brochure or contact Bunny Wolfe, IGRC Mission & Outreach Coordinator bwolfe@igrc.org.
 
 

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