Carpineni, Moldova June/July 2016

Trip Dates: June 30-July 7, 2016

What is the work we will do?

Carpineni is an idyllic Moldovan village about 2 hours southwest of Chisinau where we do summer camps for about 80 or more kids every year through a local Baptist church.  The format for the camp includes a worship time, small groups, crafts, games and skits.  In 2014 we added an additional programming day in the neighboring village for children who had never had a comparable experience.

What will our schedule look like?

Our team actually lives in the orphanage in Carpineni for most of a week and we take all our meals in the bakery owned by the local Baptist pastor, Nicolai….wonderful food!  The church is a short walk from the bakery.  Following breakfast, we begin programming around 10 a.m., break for lunch around 1:00, and finish our day in the hours between 2 and 5 p.m.

There will also be opportunities to debrief with the team about experiences and see some sights in the capital city of Chisinau.


Prep for Trip

The team will have several meetings that will include prayer, country/culture overview information, travel prep, team building opportunities, in-country activity planning and our own mental/spiritual preparation for a trip like this. Attendance at the meetings is strongly encouraged for the greatest benefit of the team member and the team.  There will be a debrief meeting when we return to the states.

When are team meetings?


Approximate Cost $2,750

The cost of the trip includes transportation from Nashville International Airport to Chisinau International Airport as well as all of your in-country transportation expenses, lodging, meals, ministry supplies and leisure excursions. The only additional expenses to participants are meals during travel and any additional souvenirs or items you wish to purchase.

Payment Schedule: $2,750 (dependent upon flights)

$500-Deposit Due: 02/1/16

$500- 03/1/16

$1,000- 04/1/16

$500- 05/1/16

Balance- 06/1/16


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Include participant and trip name  and trip date on check memo line (John Doe, Moldova, June 2015)

ALL TRIP CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE. Trip must be paid in full prior to departure date of trip. If not, an authorization to put a hold on the team member’s credit card for amount owed must be approved. If trip balance is not paid within 30 days of return from the trip, the credit card will be charged the amount owed.


There will be several forms/applications that you will be asked to complete. Kari Bidwell and your team leader will follow up with you on these forms. JMI also does a background check on any new trip participant or other participants who have not had a background check with us within the last 5 years.


There are no REQUIRED immunizations for travel to Moldova, but several suggestions by the CDC. We recommend that you check with your primary care physician and decide together which immunizations make sense for you.

I’m interested—What do I do?

  1. Confirm your level of interest with Kari Bidwell ([email protected])
  2. Pray for the Lord to make it clear whether or not you are to participate.
  3. Submit your application and $500 deposit.

The information in this handout is meant to give a general overview of what we know at this point and we expect that the information will change and evolve as we go. However, we hope that the information will be useful to you as you prayerfully consider joining us in Moldova in July.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email Kari Bidwell at [email protected].


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