Step into an Incredible Adventure!
- Laugh and play with sponsored children and learn local games such as kabbadi and cricket
- Celebrate the gift of clean water (singing, praying, sharing the Good News, and documenting the experience for well donors)
- Share the joy of giving chickens, goats, or water buffalo!
- Experience iron-sharpening fellowship and discover how God is moving through GPPD Associates, National Partners and pastors in a powerful way
- (All group activities are subject to change, but a few exciting snapshots from the last trip include an epic arm-wrestling contest, a breathtaking tribal dance performance, and many deeply impactful spiritual moments! - Read more HERE)
DETAILS: We are excited to share the joy of being on mission with God together in South Asia. As always, your safety is our priority. Our partners on the ground know and understand the language, country, and culture. They will always have your best interest in mind. We will travel by van or taxi as a group. Translators are available when needed.
1, 2, 3, Go!
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What to Expect
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Overall Trip Goal: Our trips are flexible to accommodate how God wants to use you for His glory! We tailor trips to people who have a desire to be the hands and feet of Christ, using their testimonies to encourage believers, play with children, bless Pastors & Widows, and reach the unreached.
Meals: Expect to enjoy great, authentic local meals! All meals are provided, but it’s also helpful to bring along some extra “snack type food” - granola bars, peanut butter, beef jerky, etc. Many times, a local village will provide our team lunch out of hospitality when we are ministering to them. While you will likely be offered traditional spicy dishes, there will always be a “non-spicy” option.
Accommodations: You can expect a lot of in-country travel and hotel stays where team members share a room with another same-gender team member. Married couples can stay together in rooms by themselves generally.
Daily Living: Remember, you are in India. Depending on the hotel, you may get a hot or cold shower with a lot of pressure or very little pressure. You won't need many things (you're living out of your suitcase) but pack the necessities. When we are visiting the home of one of our National Partners, there could be an opportunity to wash clothes, but otherwise plan on not being able to wash clothes in a washing machine. If needed, you can hand wash your clothes and hang them to dry. We do this often. Expect to see some amazing animals along the way (monkeys, etc.) and most importantly, be flexible!
Typical Ministry Day: This can vary depending on the team. However, you can expect opportunities for discipleship/training (Pastors, Church Members, Widows), playing with children (we’ll visit 4-5 of our children’s homes), livestock (sheep/goat, chickens, water buffalo) distributions, water well dedications, and visiting unreached people group villages.
Medical and Vaccine Information
The Department of State continuously updates travel recommendations, and requirements are subject to change. We update team members with changes.
Language Tips for GPPD Trips
In addition to these resources, we encourage you to look for additional language resources through Youtube or your local library to help you connect with those you will meet over the course of the trip. Translators will be available to help with communication.
Jordan: Basic Arabic Words and Phrases
- Hindi and Telugu are the most common in the areas where we will serve.
- Telugu Words and Phrases
- Hindi Words and Phrases
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- Luganda Words and Phrases
- Swahili Words and Phrases
Payment Schedule ($3000 Total)
Any personal cost of travel to/from Washington, DC is NOT included in the payment schedule.
|February 2024 Trip|
|$1000 ($2000 total)||January 3|
|$1000 ($3000 total)||February 3|
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