Mission Trips for Adult and Family Groups | Frequently Asked Questions Adventures in Missions

  What does the cost of the trip include?
The cost of your trip covers your food, lodging, AIM t-shirt, journal, ministry expenses, and other associated costs.

  Do I provide my own transportation?
For projects in the U.S., you are responsible for your round trip airfare/transportation to the project location and transportation on the project. For overseas trips, you are responsible for your round trip travel/transportation to the city that corresponds to your location. AIM will provide ground transportation upon your arrival.

  What is the minimum number of participants required to operate a trip?
Generally, we require a minimum of 20 participants to operate a project. The 20 participants can made up of groups and individuals.

  What is the minimum age for participants on a family trip?
Participants must be at least 6 years old for US and Mexico projects and 14 years old for overseas trips and American Indian locations. All participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

  What is the minimum age for participants on a family trip?
Participants must be at least 6 years old for US and Mexico projects and 14 years old for overseas trips and American Indian locations. All participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

  Is there a discount for children on family trips?
We offer a 30 percent discount for children under the age of 14 that are accompanied by a paying parent. This discount is available on our adult and family trips only. You may only receive one discount per each paying parent on the trip. The 30% discount will be applied to the trip cost for the child minus the $75.00 deposit.

  What shots do I need to get for the trip?
We are not doctors and have no medical training so we are not qualified from a medical perspective to say you should or should not get certain shots. We suggest that you determine which shots you may need by visiting the CDC website or consulting your local travel health specialist and reviewing their recommendations based on the country(ies) you will be visiting. Some countries require a Yellow Fever Certificate to enter, so pay particular attention to that.

You may or may not choose to receive all the immunizations recommended by the CDC or your physician. It is your personal decision what immunizations you receive, but we recommend you seek a medical professional's advice concerning that decision.

  When should I purchase my airfare?
Do not purchase your airfare until you are directed to do so by your Admissions Representative. If a trip cancels due to lack of interest, AIM will refund all money paid to AIM but is not responsible for airfare and will not refund it.

  How will I find AIM at the airport?
Your Project Leader will be wearing an AIM t-shirt, similar to the one you will receive prior to your departure date. You will be sent additional information from your Project Leader directing you to a central meeting location.

  Where will I sleep?
On the field, you will probably sleep on the floor. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and air mattress (if applicable). Males and Females will be separated for lodging. You will receive more information regarding your housing arrangements prior to your trip.

  Can I take a shower?
Yes, but it may not be in a traditional shower. You will have access to clean water.

  Can I bring my cell phone, iPod or other electronic devices?
Yes, but please evaluate your reasons for going on this trip. You are on the trip to minister and develop a deeper relationship with God. iPods or other electronic devices may be a distraction to what God is trying to tell you. Your cell phone may or may not have reception in overseas locations. AIM is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged electronic devices.

  How much spending money do I need to bring?
How much money you will want depends entirely on your personal spending habits and financial situation. Remember, all your meals will be covered by AIM so extra personal money would be at your discretion.

  What is the Dress Code for my trip?
It is important to remember that when you are on the field ministering, you are representing God, Adventures in Missions, and local missionaries. Modesty is the key to all clothing you decide to bring with you. If you are questioning whether or not you should bring it, then leave it at home. You will be sent a Packing List applicable to your ministry location.

Depending on your location and the cultural norms, we may need to adjust the dress code. Any tattoos or piercings may need to be covered at times if it offensive to the cultures or ministries. Your leaders will let you know this when you get in country. You may be asked to cover the tattoo or take the piercings out while involved in ministry.

  How do I apply for a passport?
For information on applying for a passport for the first time, visit this website or make an appointment at your local post office. Generally, it takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks from the time of application for you to receive your passport. We must have your passport information before airline tickets are purchased so please get your passport ASAP. Sometimes it may take longer than 6 weeks to receive your passport, so apply now.

  Who are the Project Leaders?
Generally, leaders are adults who have lead or participated in previous AIM trips. We perform background checks on all leaders prior to their acceptance and they participant in a Project Leader Training program. You will be contacted by your Project Leader prior to your trip.

  How safe is the mission field? What security measures are taken?
AIM stays aware of the political situations in and around our project locations. We also partner with local ministries to ensure the safety of our ministry locations in country. AIM would never send a team if we felt it put our participants lives at risk. We do not allow participants to go anywhere alone or without a leader while on the trip. We strive to ensure safety on all of our trips but we cannot control all situations. Please be in prayer for your team's safety while on the mission field.

  When is my money due?
A $75.00 per person deposit is required to secure each participant's space on the mission project. The remaining trip balance will be due in two equal installments. The first payment is due no later than 75 days prior to your trip start date and the second payment is due no later than 45 days prior to your trip start date. Please refer to our Financial Policy located on your Profile for any additional financial and payment questions.

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