RHCC Amazon Trip
March 12, 2022 - March 19, 2022
The Amazon mission trip holds a tremendous fascination for those who have an adventurous and compassionate heart. Expect to travel up and down the Amazon, Solimões and Negro Rivers on a double-decker boat called the Discovery that serves as both housing and transportation. You will see long stretches of uninhabited waterway connecting remote villages, towns and isolated homes along the banks. Every trip we make will have a specific service mission at its core. This may include training, vacation bible study programming with kids, medical care, home visits and construction projects. Our teams always bring the love of Jesus and share the Good News.
Each day starts with breakfast & devotional time on our brand new hammock boat. You will then travel to the village where you are working and spend the morning doing ministry in different villages, return to the boat for lunch, and continue village ministry in the afternoon. Dinner and team time will be in the evening. There will also be opportunities to debrief with the team about experiences and see some of the wildlife of the Amazon.
Prep for Trip
Team Meetings: TBD
Estimated: $2,600 depending on airfare
The estimated trip fees per person is $2,600, depending on flight costs. This amount covers all flights and all in-country expenses–everything except airport meals, travel interruptions not covered by the airline, souvenirs and required covid tests.
Apply here. There is also a $500 non-refundable deposit required to reserve your spot.
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.
SEND CHECKS TO:
- Justice & Mercy International, 304 44th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209
- Include participant and trip name and trip date on check memo line (John Doe, Brazil, March 2022)
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 2 years.
Travel, Accommodations and Health Info
This team will fly American Airlines from Nashville to Manaus. Flight routes are changing constantly right now so your exact route will be determined closer to travel. No visa is required, just a current passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your return date.
You will sleep on our double decker boat in hammocks with mosquito netting. The boat has separate restroom and shower facilities for men and women. Throughout your trip you meals are prepared by our 2 wonderful cooks on the boat. JMI works hard to make sure all food is safe for foreigners to eat.
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. JMI is keeping a close eye on COVID restrictions. Everyone must get covid tested before arriving in Brazil and when returning back to the states. We are monitoring all Covid updates closely and will keep you updated. Also, we know there are many strong opinions about masking or not masking. JMI wants you to know that if you sign up for this trip you agree to wear a mask whenever a JMI staff person asks you to or the government requires it. We want to be respectful and careful around those most vulnerable that we will be working with. Thank you for your understanding!
I’m interested—What do I do?
- Confirm your level of interest with Kari Bidwell. ([email protected])
- Pray for the Lord to make it clear whether or not you are to participate.
- Click here to sign up. You can pay your $500 deposit here.
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 Brazil in March. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Kari Bidwell at [email protected].