Nicaragua, Jul 13-21, 2024, Family Trip, w/ Bryan & Marnie (DNP) Smith, SR1658

WHEN
Jul 13 2024 - Jul 21 2024
WHERE
NI
COST
$1845 + Airfare
Application Fee: $150.00

Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America bordered by Honduras and Costa Rica as well as the Caribbean and Pacific oceans while holding a very dear place in our hearts. It is a beautiful country with amazing people who are such a joy to serve. It is also the poorest country in Central America. COVID-19 has taken its toll as well, but things have stabilized and GHO considers it safe to return.  The people are still hurting financially, physically, and emotionally. Spiritually they seem to be stronger than ever, which isn’t surprising considering the purifying effect of persecution. Schools and businesses have re-opened, but many have been permanently closed as the unrest in 2018 hurt the local economy so deeply that some businesses were not able to recover, and then COVID-19 closed down the economy again, so this has been a double blow.

This trip is for primary care providers, dermatologists, dentists, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physical/occupational therapists, ophthalmologists,  optometrists, and logistical servants.
 
Our team gets the special opportunity to once again join Nicaragua GHO director Rolando Castillo and his team, as we will be taking a team to an area of great need. We will also partner with several local churches and pastors to train and support them. The local church is the key to success for any GHO team, as they are the people that remain in the area after we depart, and they will be discipling those we have ministered to. Our combined team will provide top-notch medical and dental care through our clinic and some home visits and will be sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we provide that care. Additionally, we will have a simple eye clinic that provides reading glasses, we will have a physical therapy team and we will have a community health training opportunity to empower local believers by teaching them to take blood pressure, make rehydration salts and learn basic wound and burn care, etc.
 
We are going to offer them free healthcare. But more importantly, through a kind word, a warm smile, a loving touch, and our health care, they will receive the message of a loving Savior in Jesus Christ.  We will be offering them the Greatest News and the very reason He sent His only son! Are you willing to join this team, to be His hands and feet to broken, impoverished, hurting people?

For more information, please contact your team leaders Bryan Smith at [email protected] or Marnie Smith at [email protected].

Global Health Outreach
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol TN 37621
Phone: 888-230-2637
Fax: 423-764-1417

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Financial

$3,245.00

$150.00

$150.00 Application Fee (due upon applying/acceptance)
$1,695.00 Project Fee (due two weeks prior to trip)
$1,400.00 Estimated Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)

Forms

GHO Waiver Form Required

Form must be returned upon trip participation approval.

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Requirements

Prerequisites

  1. IMPORTANT! The expiration date on your passport MUST be at least 6 months past the return date of your trip. Processing times for new passports and passport renewals is 3 - 4 months so be sure to start the process immediately after you have been approved for the trip if your passport expiration date does not meet the requirement.
  2. Foreign language skills are appreciated, but not required.

Responsibilities

  1. Attending morning and evening team meetings, including devotions
  2. Serving in the capacity of position on team and/or at direction of the team leader

Preparation

  1. Read "GHO Participant Manual" located under Forms.
  2. Begin Fundraising
  3. Submit forms and/or credential copies to GHO upon request.
  4. Immunizations - www.cdc.gov/travel

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