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    • Meet the Bheveni Community 2011 Mission Trip Information MeetingSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Today’s Agenda The Statistics are Grim Where are we going? (Location & Culture) Our Partners (CHC & AIM) What are we doing? What’s a “Carepoint?” Trip Guidelines The People of Bheveni What do we do now? Community (Timeline)Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • Real Life in Swaziland Life Expectancy = 28 45% HIV/AIDS+ 200,000 Orphans (22%) Only 6% of 15 year olds live to 32 yrs old 2020 = ZERO ADULTS 2050 = EXTINCTIONSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Our Partners Children’s HopeChest (CHC) Based in Colorado Springs CHC Mission: “A Plan for Every Orphan” Children’s HopeChest believes that every orphan has the right to know God, experience the blessing of family, and have the opportunity to develop independent living skills.Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • Our Partners CHC Purpose: “Wholeness for Orphans” Each of CHC’s programs attempts to restore wholeness to the brokenness that is orphanhood. We believe orphans have the greatest chances for success when they are surrounded by loving role models who remind them of their greatest worth and value in the eyes of God.Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • Our Partners Adventures In Missions (AIM) Hosts our team in Africa Leads on-going, in-country efforts through partnerships with indigenous ministries, carepoints, and businessesSunday, March 6, 2011
    • CHC / AIM Strategy Mentor Native Leaders Foster Independence Utilize Local Resources Avoid “Western Solutions” Create Hope Through Short-term VisitsSunday, March 6, 2011
    • What is a Carepoint?Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • Carepoints are: Safe places for orphans Take Action to Feed and at risk children Children Formed by Swazi Show Consistent Care Pastors, Bogogos to Orphans (older women), or Bomake (older Seek help from mothers) community and resources like CHC & Purpose is to show AIM compassion to orphansSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Carepoint Development Plan Phase 1: Obtain empty plot from village leadership Phase 2: Use land as gathering place to provide food, water, basic preventative medical care, & support basic education Phase 3: Develop on-site facilities (Well, Shelter, Garden, etc) Phase 4: Deliver ongoing care and education to provide immediate and long-term hope. Develop B.E.S.T. Phase 5: Move beyond orphan care into the community to develop micro-enterprises that provide a means to earn both income and dignitySunday, March 6, 2011
    • Would you like to meet the people of Bheveni?Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • Who me?Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • Bogogos & BomakeSunday, March 6, 2011
    • The Beautiful ChildrenSunday, March 6, 2011
    • The 2010 TeamSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Swaziland? Where is that?Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • What’s it like there? Kingdom of “Extremes” Wealth surrounded by extreme poverty Code of Honor (clothing, greetings, male oriented society) Social & Friendly People Love VisitorsSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Making friends: Use caution in offering assistance or help Be aware of cultural “jealousy” issues Work through the AIM Staff on sensitive topics Love on the children, they like to hug, play, and “rough-house” Accept gifts with thanks, eat food that is offered (Missionary Prayer!)Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • What will we do? Create Hope in hopeless situations Visit & play with the children Visit & pray with the Bheveni Bomake Assist with meal times Organize & conduct VBS-style activities Bring supplies & gifts as we’re ableSunday, March 6, 2011
    • What will we do? Visit children’s homes & families; this is an honor to the families & a practical blessing Advocate for the children through prayer & counsel Visit Timbali Crafts, a purse making business that assists many of the Swazi families in providing profitable workSunday, March 6, 2011
    • What will we do? Share God’s love, hope, and compassion Have a Fun Day Carepoint Party & Meal Attend the local church on Sunday Be changed for a lifetime!Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • Basic Trip GuidelinesSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Passport Apply NOW! 4+ Blank Pages Take Information SheetSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Application Take Application Pack Individual Travel Policy Global Underwriters Insurance (CHC) Release FormSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Vaccinations Up-to-date routine vaccinations (MMR, DPT, polio, etc) Hepatitis A & B (Should be started in March) Typhoid Check CDC.gov for Swaziland Consult your Doctor for personal recommendationsSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Expenses Need Team of 10+ Land: $1,300 - $1,700 Air: $1,200 - $1,800 Total: $2,500 - $3,500Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • Land Cost Variables Biggest variable is size of team. Trip requires 10 participants, but prefer 12 - 15. Invite a friend! Accommodations also impact costs slightly.Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • Fundraising Timeline June 27th app. due June 27th $250 land cost deposit due. Mid-July purchase airfare Mid-August final land cost dueSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Raising Funds? God is THE Provider! Do not be afraid It IS worth the cost to deliver hope & love They will know us by our love... 2010 = $25,000 RaisedSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Fundraising Ideas Best Source: Letters to friends, family, and businesses (Send by May 31) Church support?Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • Fundraising Ideas Group Events: 5k Run, Coffee Sales, Timbali Crafts, Car Washes, Garage Sales, Etc Each participant is responsible for their own funding, but we plan to divide funds from group events based on participation of team memberSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Fundraising Tips Donations to CHC are Tax Deductible CHC prefers checks are passed through team leader (Danielle) There will be a fundraising info pack soon...wait before sending out lettersSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Fundraising T-shirts 2011 Team T-shirt Raise Funds Raise Awareness Gifts for team & children in SwazilandSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Next Steps... Pray & Be Led about your involvement... Participant? Sponsor? Fundraiser?Sunday, March 6, 2011
    • Next Steps... Passport Vaccinations Mailing List for Fundraising Letter Trip Application PackSunday, March 6, 2011
    • Next Steps... Contact Danielle Recommended Reading: Red Letters Scared Love MercySunday, March 6, 2011
    • Thank You! Danielle: 763.516.0599 or daniellebrower@gmail.com Mike: 763.238.1111 or mbrower74@gmail.com www.moms4change.netSunday, March 6, 2011