December 2016

Trip Dates: December 27-January 3, 2016

Christmas in Moldova is all about bringing the love, joy and hope of Christmas to orphaned, abandoned and underprivileged children. Our team will visit one or two sites daily, whether that be orphanages, shelters or villages. We will present a three-hour program that includes sharing the story of Christ’s birth, singing, crafts, recreation/games, skits, and the distribution of individual gifts for every child in attendance. When the team isn’t programming, we will be purchasing fruit and goodies for gift bags and wrapping gifts.

Tentative Schedule

Dec. 27 (Tues) Depart for Moldova

Dec. 28 (Wed) Arrive, have lunch, go to Chisinau team house to

Dec. 29 (Thurs) Carpineni church and orphanage (return to Chisinau)

Dec. 30 (Fri) Falesti and Glinjeni shelters (on way to Balti)

Dec. 31 (Sat) Risipeni village and Costesti orphanage (fireworks at

Jan. 1 (Sun) Balti shelter and return to Chisinau

Jan. 2 (Mon) Puhoi village and JMI kids at Grace House

Jan. 3 (Tues) Depart for and arrive back home

Prep for Trip

 Team Meetings:

August 28th: RHCC Conference room

Other Team Meetings: TBD

Trip Cost

Sign up before Sept 18- $2,500

Sign up after Sept 18- $2,700

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

When you sign up, we’ll need your name exactly as it appears on your passport, your birth date and JMI forms completed.

Sept. 18 $500 deposit (non-refundable)

Oct. 15 $1000

Dec. 1 $1000-$1200 (depending on if you got the early bird rate or not)

Making Payments on JMI Web Site or by Check

  • Click here to make a donation
  • Make sure you fill in the line called “Trip participant & Trip Month/Year”
  • Click donate button.
  • Justice & Mercy International, 1810 Columbia Ave. Suite 100, Franklin, TN, 37064
  • Include participant and trip name  and trip date on check memo line (John Doe, Moldova, December 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 your Team leader.
  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 December.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email Kari Bidwell at [email protected].

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