Olongapo, Philippines Evangelism
April 12-29, 2012
Orientation will be on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the hotel in Olongapo, Philippines.
(Fly into Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 12, 2012)
to applyTo successfully apply, all mission project participants are required to complete the following documents and provide them to Quiet Hour Ministries:
- Mission Project Application, with $100 nonrefundable deposit.
Speaker Application | Support Team Application
- Participant Medical History Form *Required for all participants under 18 years of age who travel into a foreign country without one or both parents.
- Notarized Parental Consent and Medical Release Form Send copy only, keep original with passport.*Required for all participants under 18 years of age who travel into a foreign country without one or both parents.
- Clean, clear copy of passport picture page
Participant fee: $2,500.00, includes airfare, food, lodging, insurance, local transportation
- $100 deposit (nonrefundable) due upon submitting application.
- $800 due three months prior to mission trip.
- $800 due two months prior to mission trip.
- $800 due one month prior to mission trip.
Please note - All participant fees must be paid in full prior to departure.
The travel arrangements will be made through Quiet Hour Ministries, as the airfare is included in your participation fee. Please make sure you have included your home departure airport on your application. You will fly into Manila, Philippines. Once you arrive at the airport, the group will be taken by vans to the hotel.
details about our destination (Olongapo, Philippines)
The City of Olongapo is a highly urbanized city located in the province of Zambales, Philippines, and has a population of 227,270 people. The city is situated in a lowland area near the mouth of the Subic Bay, It became a municipality in 1959 and a chartered city in 1966. Olongapo was heavily damaged in World War II (1939-45). Unlike the rest of the Philippines which gained independence from the United States after World II in 1946, Olongapo was governed as a part of the United States naval reservation. The United States' Subic Bay Naval Station was located nearby and was largely responsible for the rapid growth of the city and its business and service establishments in the second half of the 20th century. In 1992 The United States evacuated the base and turned it over to the Philippines.
mission project components
The mission project will consist of the following components. You will have the opportunity to work in any one or all of these areas:
- Children’s ministry
- Visitations to church members
It is important for every participant to assume that tap water is not safe to drink. Only drink purified water. Bottled drinking water can be purchased most anywhere. You may also consider bringing a water purifier.
Other common health concerns are:
- Dehydration – Be sure to bring at least one water bottle (preferably more) and drink lots of water throughout the day.
- Sunburn – Many times the sun is much more intense at our destination than back home. So sunburns can develop quickly. We recommend putting on sunscreen every day.
- Exhaustion – Jet lag, long days of work and short nights of sleep require participants to pace themselves.
insurance and safety
Quiet Hour Ministries provides Short Term Mission Insurance for each participant through Adventist Risk Management.
We will do everything possible to ensure the safety of our participants. All our activities are planned in consultation with local church leaders and area experts. Participants will not be allowed to venture off on their own. While we don’t expect any danger, we do take precautions that all activities involve a minimum of two adults.
Here are a few sources for local weather information.
money Prior to leaving, we recommend looking up the local currency online to determine exchange rates and whether other currencies (such as the U.S. dollar are accepted).
While traveling, we strongly recommend using a money belt to carry your cash. Do not carry large amounts of money in your purse or wallet. You can also carry a debit card and withdraw money at local banks for a nominal fee.
travel documents Passport: Every participant must have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for at least another three months from the start date of the trip.
Visas: Most countries do not require you to obtain a visa prior to arrival. However it’s a good idea to verify this online well in advance.
Consult your family physician or your local Health Department regarding recommended vaccinations for travel to the Philippines. As a general rule, for travel into third world/developing countries, the following vaccinations are recommended: Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Meningitis, Cholera or Tetanus. Check http://www.tripprep.com/ for more information.
a quick note about dress
The way the locals dress probably won’t be what you’re used to back home. And remember that many times the local church members will greet you at the airport. So be dressed appropriately upon arrival.
In most of the countries we visit the local people dress more cheaply and modestly than we do in America. So to avoid any offence, please wear modest, simple clothes.
Some of our planned outings may include swimming. If you bring a swimsuit, only bring one that is not saggy and of a modest length (men) and a one piece (women).
We also recommend that women wear dresses or skirts and modest blouses to church. Many cultures have a hard time with woman wearing pants and/or thin-strap tops to church.
For more infoEmail Charlene West or call her at 800-900-9021.
ResourcesQuiet Hour Ministries will provide each team with the following resource information to help with their meetings:
• Jesus video
• Family talks
• Evangelism manual
• Children's program suggestions
• Guidelines on Health Expos
• Health presentation on PowerPoint
• One set of Truth for Today sermons (DVD or CD)
• Travel insurance for each team member
Each morning all team members are encouraged to meet together for morning devotions and to review the evening meeting’s sermons and health activities.
Each speaker will need to bring:
• Laptop computer, remote control, and video projector, OR
• DVD player with remote control, and video projector
• 3000-3500 lumen projector – approx. $1,500.00
• DVD player (all regions including PAL; 115-220 volts)
(recommended to buy in country of meetings) – less than $100.00
• Computer remote control – $125.00
• Carrying case – less than $100.00
Children's ministry Programs and activities for the children will occur during each evangelistic meeting. The programs will include songs, stories from the Bible, nature nuggets, puppets, and other activities, as arranged by the team’s children’s ministry coordinator. Many times it is through the children that the adults are brought to the meetings. Therefore, it is important that much emphasis and preparation is given to the children’s programs and activities.
For more infoEmail Charlene West or call her at 800-900-9021.