SERVICE TRIP TO MEXICO FEB 13-18, 2016
Over "Ski Week" we are going to Mexico for a service project style mission trip.  We will be partnering with "Be 2 Live" a local non profit that runs trips like this for hundreds of Marin County kids every year.  (Some students don't have ski week, but with Presidents' Birthdays, you will only miss 2 days of school, and it will be so worth it)

This trip is different than other trips we have done in the past because it is specifically designed for our students to invite a friend who is not part of our youth group community.  Our church is investing $20,000 to make a way for kids who are not connected to church to experience a trip like this.

The cost is $850 a student.  And if your son or daughter invites a friend, that friend gets to come for FREE Or they can split the cost :) (we have a limit of 20 spots for friends).    As well as this being an amazing opportunity with many life changing experiences, this trip will also be worth 40 community service hours.   

We will have a Parent Info Meeting on December 13th at 10:15am between services at Marin Covenant Church, in the youth room.  Please join us to hear more details about the trip and pick up any paperwork that you will need!  A deposit of $250 is also due at this time to hold your space.

EMAIL amanda@marincovenant.org TODAY AND GET ON THE LIST!

Here is all the VITAL info you need for traveling:

Travel: We will be traveling by plane, and then van to get to our work site.  We fly on SouthWest on the morning of Feb 13 and return in the evening of Feb 18th.  We will have flight information posted soon.

Location:  The orphanage we will be working at is in a little town called, La Mission which is 70km south of Tijuana.  It is an easy, one hour drive to the border right along the ocean.  

Housing: We are staying on the grounds of the orphanage we will be serving at.  There will be a guys wing and a girls wing.  We will have a ratio of 1:5 adults to students.

Passport:  If you do not have a current passport or it will expire within 6 months of the trip you need to get one.  Sometime this can take months, please start the process as soon as possible.

Forms to fill out:  Marin Covenant has a Med Form, and B2Live has these three:  Insurance Form, B2Live Med Form, and Boundaries Agreement.

Payments due as follows:  You can make a payment online here!!  $250 deposit due at Parent meeting (dec 13th) to hold your spot, next $300 due January 10th, Final payment of $300 due February 7th.  If you need a payment plan or additional financial help, please let us know and we can work something out.  

Packing List:  Here is the packing list.

Celebration Service:  On February 28th we will share pictures and stories during our regular church services at 9:00 and 10:45.  This will be a great time and would love for everyone's entire family to join us.