Greece Experience Trip 2019
first week of august, 2019
We are in the midst of a global refugee crisis. Amnesty International estimates there are 25.4 million refugees globally and 1.2 million of those need resettlement now. In the past four years, tens of thousands of refugees flooded into Europe. Now, the European Union, in agreement with Turkey, has established a number of measures to curb the flow of refugees through Greece into Western Europe. This has resulted in a large reduction in the number of refugees arriving daily, but has also stranded approximately 50,000 refugees across Greece. This summer, we will be sending a team from The Foundry to work with Servant Group International in Greece where we will interact with refugees from all over the world who are trying to find a new home in Europe. We will help serve through a variety of activities ranging from meal prep and adult language classes, to sports, science and art workshops for refugee teens, all while providing refugees with dignity and the love of Jesus as they wait.
The total cost for the trip will be around $2800 per person. This covers: flights, ground transportation, lodging, food, project costs and a sightseeing day. This does not include money for souvenirs, and other personal purchases. We will discuss how to raise the funds needed to go on the trip.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN GOING?
To prepare for the trip and for team members to get to know each other, we will be having four team meeting prior to departure. Trip participants should make every effort to attend all group meetings.
Trip funds must be paid at least five days prior to the trip departure.
We ask that all team members commit to praying for the trip and their fellow team members.
If you are interested in joining the team there will be an informational meeting after the church service on March 10th. If you're ready to commit to the team, fill out the form below.
Informational Meeting: Sunday, March 10th at 12:15 pm at The Foundry
Team Meeting 1: Monday, April 8 at 6:30 pm
Team Meeting 2: Monday,May 13 at 6:30 pm
Team Meeting 3: Monday, June 10 at 6:30 pm
Team Meeting 4: Monday, July 8 at 6:30 pm
If you have any questions about the trip, contact Lindsay Ferguson.
If you want to join the team, please fill out the form below.