Love One Another” Mission To Nicaragua Week 1 – Enumclaw

January 14th, 2018

Date(s) - January 14, 2018 - January 21, 2018


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“Love One Another” Mission To Nicaragua – Week 1

January 14-21

Trip Description

This trip is open to volunteers from Washington State and will have many participants from Enumclaw, WA and environs. The week is led by an annual group that welcomes anyone who’d like to serve, though most team members are from communities, civic groups, and churches in the South – Plateau area, such as Puyallup, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Auburn, Black Diamond, and the surrounding area. Additionally, if you are connected to anyone coming on this week you may apply. We expect “Love One Another” Week 1 to have about 40-60 participants, including many Rotary members, and all are welcome. Spread the word!

As part of this team, you’ll experience a week filled with life-changing service to impoverished Nicaraguans in Northern villages near San Ramon, Matagalpa. We’ll carry out four medical-dental clinics in rural, mountainous communities where families survive on less than $1 U.S. per day and most lack basic needs like clothing, potable water, and medicine. Each day we’ll pack our supplies, load them onto trucks and buses, and venture out to set up mobile clinics that offer stations like height and weight, visual acuity, general medicine, dental care, pharmacy, clothing, prayer station, and more. Clinic will also be held at our own facility, Plaza de Bondad on La Lima River (one kilometer from our Quinta).

As always, we do NOT only need healthcare professionals, we also need general volunteers who are willing to help count pills and vitamins, organize the pharmacy, sort shoes and donations, and run the clinics. We have many jobs like filling goodie bags, sorting charts, separating toiletries, etc. that do not require healthcare knowledge. Of course there is a huge need for doctors, dentists, and nurses, too!

Trip Activities:

  • Medical Services: YES
  • Eye Care: YES
  • Dental Care: YES
  • Prayer Station: YES
  • Open to Families With Minors: YES
  • Clothing & Shoes Distribution: YES
  • Service at New Facility (Plaza de Bondad): YES

Suggested Itinerary:

ARRIVAL DAY: Jan. 14– any flight arriving in Managua on this date

DEPARTURE DAY: Jan. 21 – 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 us so we can arrange your accommodations. 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. 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 at 9PM. Make sure to communicate with us about arriving early or staying past the end date.

Team Leaders

Jim Anderson jamesranderson1969@gmail.com
Pastor Dan Wilson danrwilson@comcast.net

Team Size

We hope to have 40-60 team members. Please spread the word!

Participants

Washington State + anyone connected to the Enumclaw & Environs group may apply.

Quinta Hosts:

Nelson & Tanya Amador

Registration Steps:

  1. Please send your trip application and deposit before October 25. 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 Disclosure Set, return completed disclosures to the Corner of Love U.S. office.
  4. Seek tax-deductible donations for your trip cost ($1250 payable in the U.S., $100 payable in Nicaragua)
  5. Read all info under “GO TO NICARAGUA” section at corneroflove.org
  6. Speak with Nelson & Tanya Amador for pre-trip information and orientation (nelson@corneroflove.org). Team meetings will most likely be held in Enumclaw but one gathering will also be scheduled at Corner of Love’s corporate office in fall 2017.
  7. Pick up pre-packed mission cargo luggage (usually two suitcases or bins weighing 50lbs each) from your Team Leader or COL Chapter Office in Maple Valley, WA

Cost:

  • $1250 payable in the U.S
  • $100 payable in Nicaragua
  • $90 – $120 recommended spending money for entry visa, two dinners out, souvenirs

Contact:

Forms & Links:

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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 new water system that will serve our clinic and school at La Lima, or our U-12 Sports Complex with baseball and soccer fields, please use 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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