2021 Trip Guidelines**

Trip Length: Choose between a 5 or 7-day option.

Trip Cost: 5 days: $750 + flight | 7 days: $975 + flight

Team Size: Ideal size is 10 or more

When can GO facilitate a team? We facilitate teams year-round

What are the sleeping arrangements like? The team will stay at one of our 8 dorm facilities. We have separate dorm space for males and females with bunk beds and large community bathrooms in each.

What do meals look like? All of our meals are prepared by local cooks in your dorm kitchen and we can accommodate most diets and allergies.

If you would like to book a team, please email our stateside teams coordinator, Lisa Crain, at lcrain@gomin.org. She can confirm dates with you, get the team on the schedule and start the planning process. She will then connect your team leader with a team coordinator.

**In light of the current state of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we have put several guidelines in place to keep our North American, Dominican and Haitian partners safe and healthy. These guidelines are subject to change depending on recommendations of the US and Dominican governments, the CDC and WHO.
– Upon arrival COVID-19 testing may be administered at the Santiago airport by Dominican officials.
– Team members need to bring their own mask and hand sanitizer to carry with them at all times.
– Masks will be worn indoors at all rimes, excepting within the team’s own dorm, when only the team is present. If local leaders or GO Kids are visiting, all parties will wear masks, and maintain appropriate distance while sharing meals together.
– As always, everyone will use our hand-washing/sanitation stations before going through meal lines.
– Dorms and vehicles will only be filled to 50% capacity, and sanitized daily.
– A GO Medical staff member will do an in-person midweek check with team members to ensure no one is exhibiting symptoms.
– In the event that a team member does show symptoms, a GO Medical staffer will be contacted immediately for phone triage. If deemed necessary, the team member will visit the clinic for an in-person assessment and potentially have a rapid COVID test administered.
– Positive test results will warrant quarantine in the Medical Center suites, daily check-ups from GO Medical staff. Team members will not be released for travel until they receive negative PCR test results.
– Our staff is following all CDC recommendations to prevent the exposure of COVID-19 and keep our partners safe and healthy.

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?

GO Church Planting

Church planting teams are very similar to Community Development teams, however the focus narrows to one community or new church plant. The team will spend most of its time doing construction, kids clubs and field day in the community in order to establish a relationship with the pastor and the community. Doing this is a way to support the local pastor in reaching his community.

GO Community Development

Community development teams typically do two days of community construction projects (paining houses, pouring floors, tying rebar, etc.) and 2 days of children’s ministry ( leading songs, lessons and crafts). Along with children’s ministry, many teams do field days where they bring games, chalk or bubbles and play with kids in a community. These trips typically visits 2 or more communities during the week and involve a mix of activities.

GO Medical

Medical teams will spend 3 days providing mobile medical clinics alongside our Dominican team. We intentionally serve in areas of church plants so that it can be an effective outreach for our pastors. In each mobile clinic, there are 4 main areas – triage, provider assessment, pharmacy and prayer. team members work in all 4 areas. The other days are spent exploring other areas of ministry, doing service projects, children’s ministry, and serving alongside our Dominican and Haitian local leaders.

GO Sports

Sports teams do not need to be made up of athletes or coaches. Anyone is welcome to be a part of a sports ministry trip. Sports team spend the week with local leaders working in sports ministry either at the Leadership Development Complex or other communities around Santiago. they can concentrate their time on a specific area of the sports academies (baseball, basketball, soccer, English classes, coach/staff development, etc.). They can also choose to spend the week learning about the broad scope of GO Sports ministry and serving the community of Tamboril where the LDC is located. Some teams choose to lead outreach events such as basketball or soccer camps. Sports trips are completely customizable to the team members on the trip and their hearts to serve the needs of the ministry.