FAQ about Mission Trips to India
Trip Dates: January 3-11, 2019 (pending flight costs... We play with departure dates by no more than a couple days to make sure we are offering the lowest fare possible)
Trip Cost: Trip costs vary depending on flights but we will keep the cost between $3,500-$4,000.
Deadline to Apply: *extended to July 1st, 2018*
Trip Cost breakdown: -$500 application fee is due with your application. This holds your spot, and will go towards the total of your trip. It is refundable to you if you decide within 90 days of departure that you can't go.
- Half of the total cost of the trip is due within 90 days of departure.
- The remaining balance is due 30 days before departure.
How long is the trip? It is 9 days, with 6 on the ground in India.
Who leads the trip? Courtney Evans, our Global Partnerships Director.
Do Robbie and Brittany come on the trip? Robbie and Brittany both love going on these trips. A trip to India was the reason Brittany officially started Mission 108 in 2016. Because of their busy, chaotic schedules it is not promised they both will be on the trip. But as of now, they plan to be there!
What vaccinations are needed? Please make sure you are up to date on the vaccinations necessary for India on the CDC website. We will go over vaccinations in our mission trip meetings.
What will we be doing? Mission 108 does short-term mission trips different than most. We focus on showing our donors and supporters the places they have invested. A lot of our trip is less about "doing" and more about being. You will see the reality of sex trafficking- India leads the world in sex slavery. We will spend a lot of our time in the safe home partnered with Mission 108, doing life with the girls and women who have been rescued. Other activities include: slum outreach and education programs, a cultural day, meeting with government officials, and eating meals in homes of those who are on the front lines of ending modern day slavery.
What is important to Mission 108 in their Mission trips? We believe in making mission trips sustainable. The goal is to do life with those that might not look like us, talk like us, or think like us finding our common bond in humanity while serving each other and shedding light in a dark place. You will be equipped to come back home and be a voice for anti- human trafficking and Mission 108.
Do I have to be a certain religion/Faith to travel with Mission 108? No! Not at all. We encourage everyone from all walks of life, different faith backgrounds to travel with us. It was really important to Brittany when creating Mission 108 that we make it clear, everyone has a seat at the table. Everyone is apart of our tribe! We start our mornings together on trips discussing God, and how God has shown up for you on the trip. If that makes you uncomfortable, just tell the trip leader and we will make sure you feel comfortable. We encourage open discussion about varying beliefs.
If you have any further questions/concerns please email Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org