Corner of Love (Bermuda) Mission Trip to Nicaragua For International Volunteers & Bermuda Residents

October 21st, 2017

Date(s) - October 21, 2017 - October 28, 2017


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Corner of Love (Bermuda) Mission Trip to Nicaragua For International Volunteers & Bermuda Residents

October 21-28, 2017

Trip Description

This trip is open to all international volunteers and Bermuda Residents, as well as anyone connected with Corner of Love Bermuda.

Come and help us show God’s love and power to impoverished families who lack basic needs like clothing, clean water, and medical care. This team will bring mobile clinics to villages around San Ramon, Nicaragua where 1 in 5 children do not attend school for lack of school supplies and shoes, and many are in need of medicine and prayer.

As part of this team, you’ll help Corner of Love serve approximately 600 Nicaraguans and bring light to mountainous communities where our ministry is partnering with pastors and churches who have been waiting on God to send help.

Volunteers will help work at numerous stations, like kids activities, general medicine, height and weight, pharmacy, clothing, prayer station, and more. Two days of clinic will also be carried out at our own facility, Plaza de Bondad on La Lima River. As always, we do NOT only need healthcare professionals, we also need general volunteers who will help count pills, organize the pharmacy, sort shoes and donations, and help with stats and administrative projects. We have many jobs like making goodie bags and packaging vitamins that do not require healthcare knowledge. [This trip (Oct. 21-28) is for participants from Bermuda and other countries. If you are from the U.S., please see our other missions, unless you are directly connected to Corner of Love Bermuda.]

Trip Activities:

  • Medical Services: YES
  • Eye Care: YES
  • Dental Care: POSSIBLE
  • Prayer Station: YES
  • Clothing & Shoes Distribution: YES

Suggested Itinerary:

ARRIVAL DAY: October 21 – any flight arriving in Managua on this date

DEPARTURE DAY: October 28 – any flight departing on this date

On these dates a COL staff person or representative will meet you at the airport. COL staff may be inside the secure area of the airport (wearing a Corner of Love t-shirt so you can identify them) or waiting outside the glass doors where you will come out.

Please note that because our team members often arrive throughout the day, our staff may instruct you to wait at a nearby restaurant or hotel while we welcome additional participants who arrive after you. Kindly be prepared to spend the afternoon or evening standing-by while we welcome those who arrive after you. If this is asked of you, our staff will take you to the waiting place and you will have access to wi-fi, food, etc. You may want to bring a bit of extra funds to buy lunch or dinner there. Usually all flights are in by 9PM, at which time we pick up team members who are waiting, load the last travelers, and then depart for San Ramon. (Departure time may be earlier, depending on the travel schedules of team-members.)

Alternative Itinerary:

If you arrive a day or more early we recommend staying at Camino Real (better hotel for resting) or Hilton Princess (better hotel for sightseeing) and prefer that we make the reservation for you. Please contact tanya@corneroflove.org to arrange your accommodations and make note of these plans on your trip application. You will be able to pay the hotel directly by cash or credit card..

If you depart after the scheduled “end date” you will be responsible for your own transportation and accommodations post-mission. If you need assistance with this please contact us.

On alternate dates a COL staff person or representative may or may not meet you at the airport. For this reason, less critical mission cargo is usually assigned to early travelers. (I.E. You will likely not carry meds or other prescription items that sometimes require our assistance to clear customs.) Approximately 3 to 7 days before you travel, we will email instructions on how to board the hotel’s shuttle and how we will connect with you.

Our team will depart to San Ramon on the Suggested Itinerary ARRIVAL DAY, usually in the evening. Make sure to communicate with us about arriving early or staying past the end date.

Team Leaders

Meghan Parry & Liz Spalding

Team Size

We expect 15-35 team members. Please spread the word! We have room for many more and will continue to receive sign-ups for this trip all the way through October 10.

Participants

This trip is open to volunteers from Bermuda and those connected to Team Leaders Meghan Parry & Liz Spalding. (If you do not live in Bermuda, please contact tanya@corneroflove.org for clearance to join this group. It is okay to register if you are directly connected to the team leaders, no matter which country you live in, but the cost for those outside of Bermuda is $1250, not $775.)

Quinta Hosts:

Nelson & Tanya Amador

Registration Steps:

  1. Please send your trip application and deposit before August 20. After that, you may still sign up and join the team, but we will ask that the cargo assigned to you be less-critical items (such as toys and clothes, instead of medicine)
  2. Acquire your plane ticket
  3. Request a copy of the Team Handbook, sign the Disclosure Set, return completed disclosures to Meghan.parry@corneroflove.org
  4. Pay for your trip cost. ($775 for Bermuda Residents, $1250 for non-Bermuda Residents and $100 payable in Nicaragua (all participants, no matter their residency). Most individuals make an initial deposit of $400.
  5. Read all info under “GO TO NICARAGUA” section at corneroflove.org
  6. Speak with Meghan Parry or Liz Spalding regarding team meetings that will likely be held in July, August, September, October
  7. Help collect funds, over-the-counter meds, vitamins, clothing, and shoes, and pack the items collected in 50lb cargo luggage. Each participant is asked to bring two suitcases or bins weighing 50lbs each. (Most airlines charge $40 for the 2nd piece of cargo. Please be prepared to pay for two pieces of cargo luggage when checking-in at airport.)

Cost:

  • $775 for Bermuda Residents ($1250 for non-Bermuda Residents)
  • $100 payable in Nicaragua
  • $90 – $120 recommended spending money for entry visa, two dinners out, souvenirs

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Want To Help Raise Money For Corner of Love Projects?

If you would like to help fundraise for Corner of Love projects, such as the water tank project at our clinic and school, the new milk-distribution kiosk, or Corner of Love’s U-12 Sports Complex with baseball and soccer fields, please note our charity status: Bermuda Registered Charity No. 953

We ask those who want to support to give directly to Corner of Love (Bermuda) via HSCB account or by mailing cheques to:

Corner of Love (Bermuda)
PO Box HM 1201
Hamilton
HMFX 441-292-1646

For more information about donating, contact colbermuda@corneroflove.org

Corner of Love’s tax ID number 36-4612230 when soliciting tax-deductible contributions. Donations can be sent to:

Corner of Love
22142 SE 237th St. #100
Maple Valley, WA 98038

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