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Bahamas Mission Trip

July 27-August 1, 2020

Cost: $1,500

Depart: Sunday, July 27

Return: Saturday, August 1

Organization: Bahamas Methodist Habitat is a non-profit outreach ministry of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church dedicated to disaster relief and home repair in The Bahamas. Website: 

BMH Mission: Bahamas Methodist Habitat is called to share and receive Christ's love by connecting the resources and needs of the global community.

BMH expectations:

  • Volunteers must come with a servant's heart and mind that is flexible to change.
  • Prepare yourself for conditions that do not include all the comforts of home.
  • Respectfully interact with people who are different from you within your group and the community.

Cost: $1500 

This fee includes transportation to and from Bahamas, housing, all meals (except Friday lunch), construction materials, programming, on island transportation, and a BMH t-shirt.

Payment due dates:

  • $100 airfare deposit due by January 19th
  • $400 due by March 1st
  • $200 due by April 1st
  • $200 due by May 1st
  • $200 due by June 1st
  • $400 due by July 15th

Insurance: Due to the nature and location of our ministry, and in case of unforeseen emergency, we REQUIRE EACH VOLUNTEER to purchase traveler's health insurance. Insurance may be purchased through UMVIM at umvimnej.org or an alternative provider. This policy ensures continuity when emergency circumstances arise.  Due to the policy at many medical facilities in the Bahamas, it is recommended that a credit card with at least $7000.00 limit be available in case of emergency.

Project:

  • Construction: Volunteers serve on home repair projects in settlements throughout the island. Projects are supervised by locally hired site leaders who can teach volunteers some of the basics of work onsite.  ​Projects may include roofing, tiling, painting, installing doors and windows, plumbing, electrical, interior/exterior repairs, and hanging drywall.
  • Relational ministry: Vacation bible school (VBS) with local children may be available June through August.

Weekly schedule:

  • Sunday, July 27th: Travel day
  • Monday, July 28th: Work day
  • Tuesday, July 29th: Work day
  • Wednesday, July 30th: Work day
  • Thursday, July 31st: Work day
  • Friday, August 1st: Sightseeing
  • Saturday, August 2nd: Travel day

Daily Schedule:

  • 7:00am Breakfast
  • 7:30am Morning Chores
  • 8:00am Leave for worksite
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 3:30pm Wrap up project work for the day
  • 4:00pm Leave for the beach
  • 5:15pm Return to camp
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:00 Evening Chores
  • 7:30pm Evening activity/free time
  • 9:00pm Devotions
  • 10:30pm Lights out

 

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