Short Term MissionTrip Information &Application Packet                                         2011-2012                  ...
About Hands of Compassion InternationalOur MissionHands of Compassion International, LLC exists to assume the God given re...
How to ApplyTo Apply by Mail:                        Read this information/application packet.                        Comp...
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhen should I apply?We recommend applying as early as possible. Registration is open year round....
Hands of Compassion InternationalShort Term Mission Trips2011-2012 Mission Trip Calendar and Locations               2011-...
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For Internal Use ONLY                        Hands of Compassion International                                   Passport ...
Home Church InformationChurch Name: ________________________________________________________________________Address: _____...
WAIVER OF LIABILITY STATEMENTI, release Hands of Compassion International, and any/all of its sponsoring organizations, to...
Experience Information (for first time participants ONLY)Have you ever participated in a mission trip outside of the Unite...
Experience Information (cont.)What languages do you speak other than English? _________________________________________Wha...
Pastoral Reference/Personal Testimony (for first time participants                              ONLY)If this is your first...
Release Form 1012BI release Hands of Compassion International, or any/all sponsoring organizations from all actions,damage...
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Hands of Compassion mission trip packet5/2011

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Hands of Compassion International sends teams to 6 different countries around the world assisting those who need help. This packet is available for those who are interested in taking short term missions trips with us. You can learn more about who we are and what we do by visiting www.handsofcompassionintl.org

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Hands of Compassion mission trip packet5/2011

  1. 1. Short Term MissionTrip Information &Application Packet 2011-2012 Contents …repentance and forgiveness of sins About HOCI | page 2 should be proclaimed in his name to all nations… How to Apply | page 3 Luke 24:47 Frequently Asked Questions | page 4 2011 Calendar and Locations | page 5 Form 1012A Application | page 7 Whom shall I send? And I heard a voice from the Lordsaying, “Whom shall I send, and whowill go for us? Then, I said, “Here am I! Send me”. Isaiah 6-8 1
  2. 2. About Hands of Compassion InternationalOur MissionHands of Compassion International, LLC exists to assume the God given responsibility asbeing the hands of Jesus Christ through facilitating and managing short term missions andbuilding communities of compassion going into the entire world with the gift of Compassionand proclaim the Good news of Him who gives eternal life while making disciples of peopleof all nations. A. Short Term Mission Trips: Through short term missions, we will strive to bring awareness to the local church in the United States of the conditions around the world hoping to rise folks up from our comfort zone to go on mission for God. We feel that this experience will personally change the hearts and attitudes of Christians everywhere, thus causing them to worship our living Savior and commit to being completely sold out to Him. B. Orphan Care: As churches and Christians get on the mission field, opportunities will be available and taken advantage of through the ministry of Hands of Compassion International to get involved in the world wide orphan epidemic. We feel the Lord’s compassion for children is of utmost importance, and this ministry will get on board with other agencies and/or take sole responsibility, if available, to care for these beautiful children through sponsorship programs, construction of orphanage buildings, Christian education for the kids, food, clothes, disaster relief, etc. C. Communities of Compassion: We desire partner with national pastor’s and leaders to build communities in the most desolate are poverty stricken areas of the world for the purpose of promoting education and providing much needed food, health care with the intent that the entire city or village someday be self-supporting and successfully operating from within. These communities may consist of children’s homes, medical centers, schools, churches, etc.Our Values Faith in Jesus Christ as the only way to eternal salvation The Bible in its entirety as the only true revelation of God Personal devotion to Christ in all areas of our lives Faithfulness to spread the love of Christ to all people Openness to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives Respect for all people in all our actions and attitudes Trust in God to accomplish His divine purposes through this ministry. 2
  3. 3. How to ApplyTo Apply by Mail: Read this information/application packet. Complete all forms and send it with your non- refundable/non-transferable deposit (or full payment) to: Hands of Compassion International P. O. Box 2004 Appomattox, VA 24522 Attn: Chris Tolley Note: Make Checks payable to Hands of Compassion International PLEASE NOTE THAT DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON- TRANSFERABLE TO OTHER MISSION TEAM MEMBERSTo Apply Online: Go to www.handsofcompassionintl.org . Follow the link to apply and down load information/application packet. Fill out application and mail to the above address. 3
  4. 4. Frequently Asked QuestionsWhen should I apply?We recommend applying as early as possible. Registration is open year round.Applications are accepted until mission trip openings are filled, or up to 1 month beforeschedule departure date. See schedule for application due dates for each trip.How much does it cost?The cost will vary with trip destination & air fare. (see page 5) We require a deposit,which will allow the ministry to purchase plane tickets far enough in advance for bestprice. Example of cost breakdown for a one week trip to Costa Rica or Guatemala:Room & Board - $400-$500Plane Tickets - $600-800Airport Tax - $3.00-$30.00 (varies) (paid by applicant) • Participants staying more than eight days will be charged and additional $35.00 per day for room and board. • See additional pricing for other trips on page 5Is transportation provided?All airline transportation will be provided as well as on the ground while on the missiontrip. Transportation to and from the airport will be set-up and provided for by thepartnering group or Church.Can I bring my children with me?We encourage families to bring all their family members, but we will discourage anychildren under the age of 10 years old to participate. All children under the age of 15shall be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The mission trips are usually inrough terrain and great distances from any major emergency medical needs. 4
  5. 5. Hands of Compassion InternationalShort Term Mission Trips2011-2012 Mission Trip Calendar and Locations 2011-2012 Approx. Deposits 2nd Paymt Final Maxim Location /Due Date /Due Date Paymt/ um # of Ministry Types Dates Cost Due peopleCosta Rica June 13-23, $1,200 $500/ $400/ $300/ 35 Soccer Sports Outreach – LCA 2011 Mar 3, April 7, May 5, Tournament, Evangelism, Sports 2011 2011 2011 Cross Mission country, track TripGuatemala July 2-9, $ 1,200 $500/ $400/ $300.00/ 20 Village Evangelism,(Xejeyup) 2011 February April 17, June 19, Ministry Small Group WORK 20, 2011 2011 2011 Discipleship AND Construction &WITNESS Children Ministry Romania August 20- $2,400 $800/ $800/ $800/ 15 Village Evangelism, 30,2011 May 15, July 1, August 1, Ministry Construction & 2011 2011 2011 Children MinistryGuatemala January 7- $ 1,300 $500/ $500/ $400.00/ 20 Village Evangelism,(Xejeyup) 14, 2012 August 1, September November Ministry Small Group WORK 2011 15, 2011 15, 2011 Discipleship AND Construction &WITNESS Children Ministry Haiti January $1,200- $500/ $400/ $300.00/ 12 Hope for Construction (TBD) (exact date $1,500 September October 1, December Haiti and Church TBD) 1, 2011 2011 1, 2011 Disaster Planting, Relief Training PastorsCosta Rica March $ 1,300 $500/ $500/ $300/ 35 Youth- Evangelism,LCA Youth 2012(Spring November January 1, March 1, Family Construction & Camp Break) 1, 2010 2011 2011 Mission Trip Children Mission Ministry Trip Uganda August $2,400 $800/ $800/ $800/ 15 Village Evangelism, 2012(exact April 1, June 1, August 1, Ministry Construction & date TBD) 2012 2012 2012 Children Ministry STMT General Requirements: • All applications will be due five (5) months prior to mission trip date. • All applications subject to acceptance by the HOCI short term mission board. • For more information go to the website at www.handsofcompassionintl.org or contact Chris Tolley at ctolley@handsofcompassionintl.org. • Make all checks payable to Hands of Compassion International, Inc. and mail to Hands of Compassion, P. O. 2004, Appomattox, VA 24522 5
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  7. 7. For Internal Use ONLY Hands of Compassion International Passport Copies ______ Pastoral Ref. ______ P.. O.. Box 2004 P O Box 2004 Deposit Paid ______ Appomattttox,, VA 24522 Appoma ox VA 24522 Ministry Team ______ Phone ((434)) 248--5236 Phone 434 248 5236 Other ______ Confidential Short-Term Missionary Application Form 1012AApplying for a trip to: ________________________ Group/Church: ___________________________________Name: Dates of Trip: ____________________________________Mr. Mrs. Miss __________________________________________________________________________________ Last First MIPresent Address (street, city, and zip):_____________________________________________________________________________________________Current Phone Numbers: Home: ( ) ____________________ Work: ( )_______________________Others: ( ) ___________________ ( ) _____________ E-Mail: ________________________________Occupation: __________________________________________________Best time to reach you: ________________________________________Name and address of person to be notified in case of an emergency (this person will also be listedas your beneficiary on HOCI’s insurance policy):Name: ______________________________________ Phone: __________________________________Address:_____________________________________________________________________________ Street number/name City State ZipRelationship: _________________________________________________________________________Date of Birth: ______-- _______-- ________Adult T-Shirt size: (circle one) S M L XL XXL XXXLPassport Number: _________________________ Issued from: ________________________________Passport Expiration Date: ____________________________Please type or print your legal name as it is written on your passport:Note:Please provide 2x photocopies of your passport and attach to this application. If you are in the process ofapplying for a passport, please attach a current photo of yourself. 7
  8. 8. Home Church InformationChurch Name: ________________________________________________________________________Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City State ZipTelephone#: _______________________________ Pastor’s Name: ____________________________How long have you attended? _____________ Medical Release (For Group Trips through Hands of Compassion International and any/all of its sponsoring organizations.)Name of Participant __________________________________________________________ First Middle LastStreet Address ______________________________________________________________City, State & ZIP ____________________________________________________________Date of Birth ____________________________________ Phone # ____________________Emergency Contact Person ________________________ Phone #____________________Name of Insurance Company _______________________ Policy # ___________________Please list any medical Allergies you have:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please list any medications being taken:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please list any medical problems, or other pertinent information:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________I understand that, in the event medical treatment is required, every effort will be made to notify theemergency contact person. However, if they cannot be reached, I give my permission to Hands ofCompassion International and any/all of its sponsoring organizations or an adult sponsor to secure theservices of a licensed physician to provide the care necessary, including, anesthesia, for my well being.Signed _______________________________________________Date ________________________If applicant is under the age of 18 at the time of travel, a parent or legal guardian’s signature is required above. 8
  9. 9. WAIVER OF LIABILITY STATEMENTI, release Hands of Compassion International, and any/all of its sponsoring organizations, togetherwith the adults in charge, from any and all claims resulting from injury or damage that may besustained by myself/my child while participating in the activities of Hands of CompassionInternational and any/all of its sponsoring organizations.Name of Participant __________________________________________________________Activity (Mission Work) _______________________________________________________Dates of Activity ______________________Through _______________________________Signed _________________________________________Date _______________________ (If applicant will be under 18 years old at time of travel, a parent or legal guardian’s signature is required.) During this trip you may be required to do some physical activity such as walking, hiking, etc. on some mountainous trails. Do you feel you will be capable of doing this activity? _____ Yes _____ No. Explain: _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Do you have any physical condition that may limit your ability to perform the ministry for which you have applied? _____ Yes ______ No. If so, explain: _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________If you require any medications or other personal items such as contact lens solution, special medicines,etc. you must bring them with you on the mission trip.I understand that the medication I require may not be available in the country deployed to.Your initials here _________. 9
  10. 10. Experience Information (for first time participants ONLY)Have you ever participated in a mission trip outside of the United States before? ___Yes ___No.If so, when & where?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please indicate which of the following ministries you have enjoyed doing or which may interest you:____ Evangelism MinistryExperience: _______________________________________________________________________________ Medical Care MinistryExperience: _______________________________________________________________________________ Dental Care MinistryExperience: _______________________________________________________________________________ Children’s Care MinistryExperience: _______________________________________________________________________________ Construction MinistryExperience: _______________________________________________________________________________ Vacation Bible School (VBS) MinistryExperience: _______________________________________________________________________________ Clown MinistryExperience: ___________________________________________________________________________Special Skills (check all that apply)____ Administrative ____ Engineering____ Art Work ____ Electrical/ Wiring____ Athletic/Sports ____ Journalism____ Computer (specify) _______________ ____ Carpentry____ Medical (specify) _________________ ____ Plumbing____ Dental (specify) __________________ ____ Photography____ Musical (specify) _____________________ Other (specify)__________________________________________________________________________________ 10
  11. 11. Experience Information (cont.)What languages do you speak other than English? _________________________________________What are the gifts the Lord has blessed you with? (Explain)_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Are you afraid to fly in an airplane? __________ Not at all ________ A little _______YesDo you understand that even though this will be one on of the most memorable experiences ofyour life, that it is NOT a vacation? _______ Yes _______ No. Fiinanciiall IInfformattiion F nanc a n orma onNote: A deposit is required for advance airfare purchase. This is for the purpose of saving on thecost of the trip. Therefore, the deposit is non-refundable. Please return your deposit to yourrespective church mission trip coordinator. Attention: Due to the volatility in the airline ticketprices, fuel costs and other unforeseen factors, the above pricing is subject to change.The required deposit shall be determined by the cost of the trip. The rate is as follows (unless otherwiseindicated: • 30% due at application approval • 60% due 3 months from departure date • Paid in full 1 month from departure dateI have answered the above information to the best of my knowledge with truth and a clear conscience. Iam aware that if accepted, I am responsible to raise whatever financial support is necessary to fund thisshort term mission trip. I further agree to allow Hands of Compassion International to use my picture inministry publications for the sole purpose of communicating the work that God is doing among the people Iam applying to minister to.Signature: ______________________________________________________ Date: ________________ (If applicant will be under 18 years old at time of travel, a parent or legal guardian’s signature is required.)Full Name (Please Print): _______________________________________________________________ 11
  12. 12. Pastoral Reference/Personal Testimony (for first time participants ONLY)If this is your first mission trip with Hands of Compassion International, please provide a shortpersonal written testimony below giving us specific information about your relationship with theLord and your calling to go on this mission trip.For pastoral references only: Are you comfortable sending this individual out as a representative of yourchurch? Use additional paper if necessary.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Pastoral Signature: _______________________________________ Date: _________________________Name (Print): ____________________________________________ Position/Title: __________________Address: _____________________________________________________________________________Phone: ( ) _________________________ Work Phone: ( ) _________________________________Organization or church to which you belong: _________________________________________________ 12
  13. 13. Release Form 1012BI release Hands of Compassion International, or any/all sponsoring organizations from all actions,damages, or personal injuries which may occur. I understand in the event of a minor injury I mayreceive first aid treatment. If my personal judgment is hindered due to an emergency, injury, orillness I authorize the mission trip leaders to take whatever action is necessary for my personalsafety and health.I give my consent that photographs, interviews, and audio/video recordings during the course ofthe mission trip may be used by Hands of Compassion International for training, promotion, andfundraising.I authorize Hands of Compassion International to contact all references listed herein to verify allinformation provided and to obtain any and all information related to my character. I release allreferences from any liability for information provided in good faith.Signature: ______________________________________________________ Date: ________________ (If applicant will be under 18 years old at time of travel, a parent or legal guardian’s signature is required.)Full Name (Please Print): _______________________________________________________________ 13

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