Many of you have contacted me about the next step in the Mission Trip. Below are the steps you should take to secure your place in our team. Please save the date for Monday, February 1st, we will have a meeting at 6:00 at Woodland Community Church. Please RSVP to Ryanashlie@aol.com if you plan to attend!
What to do:
1. To secure your spot on the Mission Trip fill out the application on Visiting Orphan's website: http://www.visitingorphans.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=34009
2. Get a passport- If you already have one please check the expiration date!!! Here is the website to apply for a new one or renewal: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
3. Make and appointment at Manatee County Health Department (or your local health department) for immunizations. I just went last month for my shots. They are extremely helpful and will tell you exactly what they recommend for a trip to Ethiopia and Uganda. Yellow Fever is the only shot that is mandatory, although I went ahead and got all the recommended shots, including Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, and Typhoid.
If you would like to do your own research start with:
CDC (Center of Disease Control) http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/content/vaccinations.aspx
4. Gather friends and families home addresses and email addresses to send a donation request letter. You can also start to work on your own letter, I sent you a template early on. Let me know if you would like me to resend it.
Please let me know if you have any other questions and I look forward to seeing you on February 1st. *I will have fundraising plans to share at the meeting, please try to attend!